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February 12, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Office Space: Gregory Meeks’ New York Gallery

Meeks is Roll Call's guest on Office Space this week. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Meeks is Roll Call’s guest on Office Space this week. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., shows off his collection of pens, Easter eggs and his affinity for desks.

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February 9, 2016

A Post-Boehner Era Ash Wednesday

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Boehner spoke about Ash Wednesday in his first speech after taking the speaker’s gavel in 2011. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In former Speaker John A. Boehner’s first speech after taking the gavel in January 2011, he referred to Ash Wednesday in an attempt to humble Congress.

“In the Catholic faith, we enter into a season of service by having ashes marked on our foreheads,” the Ohio Republican said. “The ashes remind us that life in all its forms is fragile — our time on this Earth, fleeting. As the ashes are delivered, we hear those humbling words: ‘Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.’” Full story

February 5, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Feb. 1, 2016

Martin Shkreli is featured in this week's edition of Congressional Hits and Misses. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Martin Shkreli is featured in this week’s edition of Congressional Hits and Misses. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Lawmakers spent the week ashamed of their ties, reflecting on Blockbuster and repeating Groundhog Day.

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February 3, 2016

Office Space: Bob Casey’s Presidential Suite

Casey is Roll Call's guest on Office Space this week. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Casey is Roll Call’s guest on Office Space this week. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., shows off his office’s historical ties and explains his collection of Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia.

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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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January 27, 2016

Office Space: Don Young’s Alaskan Tundra

Young is Roll Call's guest on Office Space this week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Young is Roll Call’s guest on Office Space this week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, recalls fake bear hunts, evaluates past presidents and shows off his walrus penis gavel.

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January 22, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 18, 2016

Sen. Dan Coats returns to his "Waste of the Week" in this week's Hits and Misses. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Dan Coats returns to his “Waste of the Week” in this week’s Hits and Misses. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Facing a shortened week and a massive snow storm, senators spent the week deep in thought on drones, rabbit massages and hungry cats.

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January 20, 2016

Office Space: Rodney Davis’ Illinois Campus

Davis jokes with members walking down the House steps in September. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Davis jokes with members walking down the House steps in September. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., walks CQ Roll Call through his collection of college pennants, shows off highlights from Roll Call’s Congressional Baseball Game and humblebrags about his “wolf pack” trophy.

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January 15, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 11, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden leans in to kiss former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., before President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. leans in to kiss former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., before President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Despite a shortened week, lawmakers still found time to display liquid nicotine, giggle repeatedly and flub Heisman winners.

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January 13, 2016

Office Space: Chuck Grassley’s Iowa Farm

Grassley is interviewed in his Hart Building office, Jan. 21, 2015. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Grassley is interviewed in his Hart Building office, Jan. 21, 2015. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, shows off his farming roots and his affinity for recycling.

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January 11, 2016

Quiz: Which POTUS Said This During a State of the Union?

We scoured the history books for presidential lines that may, or may not, surprise you.

Try your luck at selecting the speaker for each wonky State of the Union quote. Let us know how you did in the comments below.

 



 

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How to Get a Good Seat at the State of the Union

WASHINGTON, DC- Jan. 25: House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and other members listen to President Barack Obama deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress. In the wake of the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, Ariz., that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), there has been a push for lawmakers to break from the tradition of partisan seating at the State of Union address. In the back row are Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

Let us sit. (Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Ever wonder about the seating arrangements at the State of the Union? Not only does a good seat provide a better listening experience, but prime real estate increases the chances of a handshake or peck on the cheek from President Barack Obama and face time on live television. HOH surveyed some of the best position players as well as institutional rules to present the best options for securing a primo seat.

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January 8, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 4, 2016

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer after a signing ceremony. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer after a signing ceremony. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Lawmakers kicked off the new year with nachos, green beans and crabs, while saving time for some recreational swimming.

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January 6, 2016

Office Space: Bill Pascrell’s Paterson Park

Pascrell is poured a sample glass from Opus One Winery in Oakville, Calif., last year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Pascrell is poured a sample glass from Opus One Winery in Oakville, Calif., last year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., recalls his baseball glory days, explains his Italian knighthood and shows off his cigar collection.

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January 4, 2016

Schock Recounts Office Redecorating Timeline

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 27: Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., walks up the House steps to the Capitol for a series of votes on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Schock dings the Chicago Tribune on social media. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., has some words to say about the press Monday morning.

A Dec. 31 Chicago Tribune article reported that Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., has redecorated Schock’s old office, which became infamous for its “Downtown Abbey” décor. A fellow Tribune reporter tweeted the story out on Jan. 2 and Schock just responded. Full story

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