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Hurling a heavy ball and hearing the crash of of the impact as you hit your target could be cathartic after a long workday, but it can also be a lot of fun.
The women of the Senate took part in some bipartisan bowling at the White House Tuesday night, hoping to strike up more camaraderie. And, by all accounts, there were plenty of laughs to spare. Full story
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has some advice for her hyper-opinionated male friends: “Hush!” Full story
Two-term lawmaker turned memoirist Sen. Claire McCaskill Wednesday is expected to open up to fellow Sen. Cory Booker about her life, career and political agenda during a free-form discussion at George Washington University.
The collegial chat about the Missouri Democrat’s autobiography, “Plenty Ladylike,” is scheduled to take place in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre at GW’s Marvin Center (800 21st St. NW) beginning at 7 p.m. This event is part of the ongoing Newsmakers Series, a joint effort of Politics & Prose and GWU.
“It’s not every day that we have two sitting senators on stage together,” an organizer said of the groundbreaking pol-on-pol interaction. Neither Team McCaskill nor staff at Politics & Prose was able to explain to HOH exactly how the freshman New Jersey Democrat got roped into playing interviewer, but the newly minted author sure seemed to be having fun with the unusual arrangement.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) September 9, 2015
SAN DIEGO — What’s a 19-year-old political neophyte to do after getting propelled into the Oval Office by a viral video-obsessed electorate? The short answer is anything and everything satirist Mark Russell can throw at her in his reboot of the civic-minded comic, “Prez.”
DC Comics originally toyed with the concept of how an underage POTUS might operate back in 1973 with “Prez: First Teen President;” the short-lived experiment was unceremoniously pulled from spinner racks after just four issues. A lot’s happened since then. Full story
Nothing against the fine people of Iowa, New Hampshire and the handful of other electoral proving grounds aspiring commanders in chief crisscross for months on end leading up to Election Day, but pols are doing themselves a serious disservice by not pressing the flesh at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Sure, pop culture can prove problematic for the socially awkward.
But the breathtaking number of fanboy-stoking panels and geek grrl-courting exhibitions virtually guarantees even the lamest lawmaker should be able to tap into some hero-seeking constituency.
Which is why HOH is putting out this FOMO alert to all myopic campaign managers.
SDCC Events Worth Crashing: Full story
Sen. Charles E. Schumer thinks a woman from his native New York should grace the new $10 bill, and he has some suggestions of illustrious home-state ladies throughout history for the Treasury secretary’s consideration: Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Eleanor Roosevelt.
In an online survey, the Democratic leader-in-waiting on Wednesday offers to influence Treasury’s decision-making process, but there’s also a “write-in” option to nominate “another NY woman who inspires you.” Perhaps we may suggest the senator’s distant cousin, comedy star Amy Schumer? Full story
It was a historic night in Southeast Washington with a record-setting fundraising event culminating in a record-low scoring softball game.
The women of Congress beat the Bad News Babes of the press corps 1-0 Wednesday night, the lowest score in the seven-year history of the Congressional Women’s Softball Game. But both sides of the diamond were appreciative of the competitive game, the beautiful weather and the sizable crowd of fans. Full story
Balancing legislative responsibilities with running for Senate is challenging enough — throw in a few softballs and the juggling gets more intense.
For some female lawmakers set to take the field for the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game who have to also balance a competitive campaign, the camaraderie of the annual event makes the grueling schedule worth it.
Which is not to say toppling the defending-champ pols will be a cakewalk.
Following a tough scrimmage on June 21 (“We got crushed,” volunteered one BNB player.), Livingston told HOH the press team has matured significantly. Full story
Sen. Steve Daines, hoping to get out ahead of Treasury’s recently announced hunt for the next face to grace the $10 bill, is placing his pick for Alexander Hamilton’s successor in the hopper.
The Montana Republican has drafted a proposal — the “Celebrating the First Woman in Congress Currency Act” — urging the administration to commemorate former Rep. Jeannette Rankin, R-Mont., ahead of all others. Full story
ESPN reporter Shelley Smith will throw out the honorary first pitch at this year’s Congressional Women’s Softball Game.
Smith, who has worked at the sports network since 1997, returned to work two months ago after battling breast cancer. She had been undergoing treatment for the past year. Full story
The fact that she’s the only woman suiting up for the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game is not lost on Rep. Linda T. Sánchez.
And neither are any of the unique opportunities being a part of the sporting life has provided the California Democrat.
Rep. Linda T. Sánchez is looking forward to once again taking the field Thursday for the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
She’s also probably majorly relieved to shed the grueling schedule that’s chewed up her calendar since early April. Full story
The lawmakers who play in the Congressional Women’s Softball Game have three new recruits to brag about this year, ahead of next month’s charity game against the press.
The roster being released Thursday includes freshman rookies from the House: Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., and Mia Love, R-Utah.
Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Mark Warner of Virginia are scheduled to lend their voices Tuesday to “SLUT: The Play,” a teen-led look into modern rape coming to the Warner Theatre for one night only.
The experimental production is set to premiere in D.C. at 7 p.m. and is expected to feature opening remarks by Warner, with Gillibrand joining in a post-show discussion. Tickets to the much-talked-about show are $20.
While she’s fairly certain neither Senate Democrat has attended a previous performance, Playwright and SLUT Co-Director Katie Cappiello told HOH the participating pols are familiar with the thought provoking narrative. Full story