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Ain’t no party like a Mitch McConnell party.
The Louisville, Ky., NBC affiliate caught the Senate majority leader swapping his suit for a red fleece and jeans last weekend to tailgate with friends and family at the University of Louisville Cardinals’ football game. Full story
In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., shows off his New York roots, his book collection and his favorite pizza parlor.
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
Heading into Wednesday’s Congressional Football Game for Charity at Watkins Recreation Field, members of Congress are preparing to put partisan politics aside as they team up with former NFL players against the Capitol Police.
“This is one of the true times when you actually have Republicans and Democrats not only working together, but building relationships together,” said Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., one of three captains for “Mean Machine,” after one of the team’s final practices. Full story
When the sun set on Oct. 20, the House Republican Conference was huddling on who might be the next speaker. When it rose the next day, 15 lawmakers huddled around Washington Redskins alumnus Ken Harvey, trying to figure out their offense for the 2015 Congressional Football Game for Charity.
“Over the last several weeks we’ve had some late nights, but everybody is pretty enthused to get out here early in the morning,” said the congressional team captain, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., in a post-practice interview. “We’re getting out here before it’s even light outside. You know, we start stretching and we get into a good practice.” Full story
As the New York Mets prepare to face off against the Kansas City Royals for the first game of the World Series Tuesday night in Missouri, the senior senators from both states engaged in a contest of their own.
New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill announced a “friendly wager” on the outcome of the annual series, joining the tradition of politicians betting against each other on sports. Full story
With a bipartisan budget deal checked off his to-do list, Speaker John A. Boehner is moving on to greener pastures — and he now has a new ride.
As Boehner navigates the fairways of the golf course, he will be able to do so on a new golf cart, which was a parting gift from House Republicans Tuesday morning. The license plate on his new set of wheels reads, “MR SPKR.” Full story
When Capitol Police Explosive Detection K9 Handler James Davis deployed to Iraq four years ago, Our Military Kids gave his children a helping hand. Now the Congressional Football Game for Charity gives Davis, star wide receiver for “The Guards,” a chance to return the favor. Full story
Members returned from a weeklong break to continue rabbit massages, treat their hemorrhoids and insult children.
Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., broke into song on the House floor Friday, but not by choice.
The California Democrat lost a bet with fellow Democratic Rep. Steve Israel of New York, when the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the New York Mets last week in the National League playoffs.
Supporters of the biennial Congressional Football Game for Charity and its gridiron warriors will get to hobnob at a VIP “tailgate” party Wednesday, a week before one team enjoys the sweet taste of victory (which, in football, usually tastes a lot like Gatorade).
Organizers of the event had originally hoped to leave bipartisanship on the sidelines and pit Republicans against Democrats, which would have set up a draft of Capitol Police and National Football League alumni.
But with more than twice as many Republicans participating as Democrats, the teams would look less like equal sides and more like a House Rules Committee meeting. So the game will honor the tradition of pitting Congress, aka the “Mean Machine,” and NFL alumni against U.S. Capitol Police, aka “The Guards.” Full story
As the House searches for its next speaker, HOH pays tribute this week to one candidate with a vast knowledge of time, cheese and NFL rules.
Team “Mean Machine” will once again clash with “The Guards” for bragging rights on Capitol Hill in the 2015 Congressional Football Game for Charity on Oct. 28.
The fundraiser, which benefits the non-profit United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund, American Red Cross National Capital Region, Our Military Kids and A Advantage 4 Kids Inc., pits lawmakers against Capitol Police officers in a game of pigskin. Full story