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January 29, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 25, 2016

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid speaks with Sen. Chuck Schumer in the basement of the U.S. Capitol in December. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid speaks with Sen. Chuck Schumer in the basement of the U.S. Capitol in December. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate spent a week shortened by snow slapping podiums, retracting poor jokes and inhaling blackberries.

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December 28, 2015

Ted Lieu Introduces Himself

Hello! Is is Lieu you're looking for? (Tom Wiliams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Hello! Is it Lieu you’re looking for? (Tom Wiliams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

HOH pays tribute to the freshman Democrat who needs no introduction.

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December 18, 2015

Next Generation Dingell Jingle Unveiled

UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 17 - Christmas Nutcrackers don the outside the office of Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, December 16, 2015. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Christmas Nutcrackers frame the office of Rep. Debbie Dingell in the Cannon House Office Building. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Freshman Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., continues to carry on the tradition of writing the “Dingell Jingle,” which she released Friday.

Her husband, former Dean of the House John D. Dingell, wrote a holiday jingle every year and the congresswoman, who succeeded him after he retired last year, is keeping up the tradition complete with clever links and jabs. Full story

December 2, 2015

Office Space: Don Beyer’s Virginia Embassy

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Don Beyer Jr., D-Va., leads CQ Roll Call through his book and photo collection, while saving time for a tour of his bathroom and “the epic adventure of his adult life.”

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November 3, 2015

Take Five: Rep. John Katko

Katko, skating with the puck, keeps in rink shape. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Katko, skating with the puck, keeps in rink shape. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

This week, Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., talks about playing in the beer leagues and his love of “Dumb & Dumber.”

Q: You’re an avid hockey player, where does your love of hockey come from? Full story

October 24, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Oct. 19, 2015 (Video)

Members returned from a weeklong break to continue rabbit massages, treat their hemorrhoids and insult children.

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October 22, 2015

Office Space: Debbie Dingell’s Michigan Museum (Video)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., shows off her patriotic walls, her historic desk and her Ford Mustang collection.

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October 20, 2015

Kaine Prepares to Defend Spelling Bee Crown

(Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Kaine cramming for the spelling bee? (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Lawmakers are of very different minds as to what’s going to help them carry the day Wednesday, when they face off against political scribes at the National Press Club’s biennial spelling bee. Full story

October 7, 2015

Take Five: Rep. Brendan Boyle

 (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

This week, freshman Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, D-Pa., talks about Philadelphia foods, a magical week and the time he was on Russian TV. Full story

September 29, 2015

Take Five: Rep. Lee Zeldin

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

This week, freshman Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., talks about his vice, putting his twin daughters in time out and the biggest difference between serving in the military and serving in Congress. Full story

September 23, 2015

Office Space: David Jolly’s Florida Sandbar (Video)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., shows off his baseball collection, his love of Florida sand and the giant dolphin statue next to his desk.

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September 18, 2015

Improv Troupe Aims to Milk Political Dysfunction for Laughs

The Theater of Public Policy is bringing its civic-minded brand of comedy to the District for an extended stay during which the performers look forward to having their way with all three branches of government.

“This is not just a show for policy wonks. It’s a gateway for policy newbies,” co-creator and director Tane Danger declares in a promotional video about the group.

The Theater of Public Policy from Kevin McKeever on Vimeo.

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September 17, 2015

LaHoods Take The Hill

Speaker John A. Boehner greets Rep. Darin LaHood during a swearing-in ceremony in the Capitol before the actual one on the House floor. Also pictured are LaHood's his sons Teddy, 8, McKay, 13, and wife Kristen. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Speaker John A. Boehner greets Rep. Darin LaHood during a swearing-in ceremony in the Capitol before the actual one on the House floor. Also pictured are LaHood’s his sons Teddy, 8, McKay, 13, and wife Kristen. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The LaHoods were in full force on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

On the chamber floor, Darin was being sworn in as the next Republican to represent Illinois’ 18th congressional district, shaking hands with new colleagues and casting his first vote as a member of the House.

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By Emma Dumain Posted at 5:14 p.m.
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September 11, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Sept. 7, 2015 (Video)

Lawmakers returned from a monthlong recess ready to ask Siri for advice, recite movie lines and pay tribute to their favorite Mexican restaurant.

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Darin LaHood Inherits Plain Old House Office Space

As expected, the last traces of disgraced Rep. Aaron Schock’s ill-fated interior design scheme have been completely wiped away.

(Courtesy HOH tipster)

(Courtesy HOH tipster)

“RIP blood red walls, pheasant feathers, and black candle sconces,” a tipster who snapped a pic Friday of the business-as-usual decor awaiting newly elected Rep. Darin LaHood shared with HOH.

LaHood, son of former Rep. Ray LaHood, won the special election Thursday to replace the social-media magnate whose house of cards came tumbling down after Ben Terris exposed what turned out to be a career-ending office makeover. Full story

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