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February 11, 2016

Nuclear Summer in the Senate | Capitol Quip


Senators every few years or so take it to the brink over use of the chamber’s delightfully arcane and complicated rules and procedures. Members of the august chamber fret and fume and spit and claw, while the rest of the world tries to figure out what a motion to proceed is.

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  • zane vorhes

    “Harry has blown his top”

  • A. Writer

    The NRA called: You win!

  • A. Writer

    You say you picked that up at a gun show?

  • A. Writer

    Hey, if Nevada gets this one, then Kentucky gets the next one!

  • A. Writer

    You’ll poke your eye out!

  • A. Writer

    Putin called: He’s sending back the ring.

  • A. Writer

    I usually just light some Roman candles and some sparklers.

  • A. Writer

    I think this calls for a joint session.

  • A. Writer

    We’re gonna need a wider aisle.

  • Kathryn New

    Is that a refrigerator?

  • Booberry

    Duck and cover-up.

  • Sean Kelly

    Well, we’re both still here. So much for Mutually Assured Destruction.

  • Sean Kelly

    Oh my god. What have we done?

  • aaasss

    Quick! Starring contest. First one to blink loses.

  • Sean Kelly

    Well, I guess we both stood our ground.

  • Sara

    Nuclear option test results are in: The status quo continues.

  • Sara

    This is a test. This is only a test. Nothing will actually change.

  • Ole Ball Coach

    Uhm, you do know the wind is blowing this way….

  • Alex Barriger

    You realize that we test our nukes in Nevada, right Harry?

  • Luke


  • Andrew Remo

    Now I know why you didn’t want this stuff buried in Yucca Mountain.

  • Whittier

    Hey! Regular order, Mr. President! Regular order!

  • Will

    I suppose you’ll blame this on climate change, too…

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Self-immolation is NOT what I had in mind!

  • Booberry

    It’s a turn-key operation.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    We’re havin’ a heat wave, a tropical heat wave
    [with apologies to Irving Berlin]

  • Booberry

    It’s a strange love, or how I stopped worrying and love the Media.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Wow, that completely leveled Capitol Hill!

  • Booberry

    There’s going to be some fallout.

  • GNH

    Oh, come on! Let’s sing “We’ll Meet Again.” I’ll begin…

  • GNH

    That’s gonna leave a mark.

  • GNH


  • GNH

    Wait, Boehner said it was movie night!?

  • A. Writer

    OK, OK, UNLV is better than Kentucky!

  • A. Writer

    That’s one way of attaining cloture!

  • A. Writer

    You have 20 megatons, but we have Chris Christie.

  • jlee

    Look what your explosive rhetoric did now.

  • jlee

    This is starting to look real.

  • S. Crim

    Blasted Senate can’t get anything done!

  • GNH

    You’re such a showboat, Harry.

  • A. Writer

    Darn! We’re missing the prayer breakfast!

  • Larry

    Fine, Harry…but the waste is going to Yucca Mountain!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Wait, they just came to an agreem–oops, too late!

  • A. Writer

    We’ll never get along. You say nuclear, and we say nucular.

  • bdubs42

    Well, if Gina wasn’t pro-nuclear before…

  • KMH

    No, the nuclear option was averted. That’s just what happens when too many senators order the bean soup.

  • PasoFinoCA

    3…..2……1 BOOM.
    Hmmmm do you think this will result in any Radio Activity Harry?

  • Democratic Daze

    WE WON!!!

  • JED333

    Is it The Day After Tomorrow already?

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