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  1. Protecting Foster Youth Must Be a Priority All Year Long | CommentaryRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | Roll Call

    Here is a statement members of both political parties in Washington can agree on: Nothing is more important to a child's upbringing and long term success than a loving, stable home. Unfortunately, too many children in my home state of Tennessee and across the country are lacking this basic human need.

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  2. Members Living in Their Offices Rent-FreeAdds UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Roll Call

    Member of Congress who sleep in their offices are effectively getting a little taxpayer benefit. Rep. Joaquin Castro knows a little about real estate, in part because his twin, Julian, is secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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  3. Intelligence Chairman Doubts Either NSA Bill Has 60 VotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Roll Call

    "Fortunately, I'm not the one that's responsible for counting the votes," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday when asked about Congress possibly moving a shorter-term extension of expiring Patriot Act surveillance powers. Earnest is indeed fortunate on this one, because the people involved in the debate on Capitol Hill seem to have no idea what the endgame looks like with House members already having left town for Memorial Day recess, and the Senate's supposed to start in just days.

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  4. Politics of a Pay Raise for Congress: Still ToxicRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Roll Call

    When the doors slid shut on Capitol Hill's private, members-only elevators last spring, colleagues started to tell then-Rep. James P. Moran their honest opinion of his proposed housing stipend: Congress desperately needs a raise. "You're a real sport for taking it on, Jim," the retired Virginia Democrat said he heard from members, once they were out of the earshot of reporters.

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  5. Reviving the Lost Art of Bipartisanship | CommentaryRead the original story

    Friday May 15 | Roll Call

    Political wrangling in Washington is as old as the Republic itself, and partisan battles over ideas and power will surely be with us long into the future. But the current era of hyper-partisanship has frequently paralyzed congressional decision-making and led both Republicans and Democrats to fail the most basic tests of governance.

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  6. 'The Birds' Descends on Congressional CemeteryRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Roll Call

    If you have orinthophobia, perhaps the only thing more terrifying than the thought of a bird attack is watching birds attack Tippi Hedren among thousands and thousands of dead people. Congressional Cemetery is happy to oblige.

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  7. Pedestrian Struck By Train in Northeast D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Roll Call

    A train struck a pedestrian Thursday morning in Northeast D.C., about three miles northeast of Union Station on a line of tracks shared by Amtrack, MARC and CSX. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services dispatched to the 1600 block of New York Avenue Northeast around 9:50 a.m., responding to reports of a pedestrian struck by a train, spokesman Tim Wilson said.

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  8. Heart Attack Survivor Meets Capitol Cop Who Saved His LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Roll Call

    Twelve months after Gary Langston collapsed outside the Hart Senate Office Building, the Indianapolis man got to shake hands with the Capitol Police officer who saved his life. "I wouldn't be here," the 61-year-old president of the Indiana Motor Truck Association marveled at a Tuesday afternoon meeting with Officer Nicholas Simons in Rep. Andre Carson 's office. 1 comment

  9. There Be Dragons - and HorsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Roll Call

    Start off the week with a rock-star historian and end it with the spectacle of dragons gliding down the Potomac River. In between, mix with a little splash of ginger and take in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

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  10. After Supercharged Start, Tom Cotton Stands AloneRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Roll Call

    Tom Cotton marks two milestones this week. As of Monday, more than half of his senatorial career will have elapsed since his pugilistic letter warning Iran against cutting a nuclear deal with the Obama administration.

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  11. Gyrocopter Pilot Back in Court; Questions Not Over for Capitol PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Roll Call

    Doug Hughes returns to the District of Columbia Friday for a preliminary hearing on charges related to his April 15 landing on the West Front of the Capitol, an event that provoked tough questions from members of Congress about how safe Washington is from aerial attacks. Lawmakers from both chambers requested Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine provide private briefings and public testimony about how much the department knew, and when.

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  12. Amos Snead Shows Off His Alabama RootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Roll Call

    The veteran FamousDC'er has branched out to open a new PR Firm, aptly titled Bryant Row, after Paul "Bear" Bryant, the legendary Alabama football coach and Snead's current home on Barrack's Row. "My wife said we couldn't name our kids after a football coach, so it ended up being the firm's name," he said.

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  13. At Tortilla Coast, Strasburg or Strasburger?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Roll Call

    What's more American than margaritas on Cinco de Mayo? How about a margarita on Cinco de Mayo at the capital of political Tex-Mex pubs, Tortilla Coast? The Capitol Hill watering hole, renowned as the former employer of GOP stars like Rep. Paul D. Ryan , R-Wis., and the secret meeting place of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his followers , is ramping up for a two-fer: The busiest day of the year for them and a Washington Nationals home game, where the Nats will take on the loathed Marlins of Miami. Home games for the home team bring out Tortilla Coast's Strasburger, a double-decker meat bomb introduced last year to honor starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg .

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  14. Republic Kolache to Prime the Pumps at BardoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Roll Call

    Lone Star Staters jonesing for homespun pastries Saturday can feed that need - for free! - during Republic Kolache's preview party. The startup bakery is hosting a sneak peek event at Bardo Brewpub from 2 to 5 p.m. In addition to the gratis samples , co-founders Chris Svetlik and Brian Stanford are offering up live folk music; Bardo is on the hook for liquid refreshments (long live the "We're in the process of investing in a few pieces of machinery/equipment to help us scale up the baking operation for our opening, and we're humbly asking our fellow kolache enthusiasts to pitch in," the entrepreneurs explained via email.

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  15. Graves Brings Conservative Focus to Legislative Branch FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Roll Call

    For Rep. Tom Graves , his role as chairman of the subcommittee that doles out funds for the legislative branch is an opportunity to put his fiscal conservative principles into practice. "From day one, my focus as a new-breed appropriator was to look for areas where we could save taxpayer dollars," the Georgia Republican, who chairs the House Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee, told CQ Roll Call in a phone interview.

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  16. Getting the Run of the Place at Congressional CemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Roll Call

    Historic Congressional Cemetery's annual Day of the Dog features beer, dogs, and even a footrace for humans. Even the dead need a cold beer now and then.

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  17. Senate Aide Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Drug ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Roll Call

    In a federal courtroom blocks from the Capitol, a Senate aide who spent the past three decades working for Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to two serious drug charges related to methamphetamine and date rape drugs. Fred W. Pagan, 49, said little more than "yes, ma'am" during the brief arraignment, and was escorted out of the courtroom by a public defender, who told reporters not to follow along. 14 comments

  18. Gyrocopter Looked Like a Kite or Ballon on FAA RadarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Roll Call

    The gyrocopter that landed on the West Front Lawn and sparked questions about Capitol Hill's airspace security could have been mistaken for a kite or balloon on Federal Aviation Administration radar. Crowded together Wednesday in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, seven witnesses from the spectrum of agencies that defend D.C. airspace compiled a timeline of what they knew about 61-year-old mailman Doug Hughes before his April 15 Capitol landing.

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  19. For Eisenhower Memorial, It's 16 Years and CountingRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Roll Call

    It took Dwight D. Eisenhower a little more than a year to plan and execute Operation Overlord, the largest military invasion in history and the turning point of World War II. The Eisenhower Memorial Commission, Congress, architect Frank Gehry and the Eisenhower family have been planning the memorial to the 34th president and supreme allied commander since 1999, and it's still on the drawing board.

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  20. Japan Taps Lobbyists to Bolster U.S. TiesRead the original story

    Monday Apr 27 | Roll Call

    In the months leading up to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington this week, the country spent more than $1.2 million on lobbying, law and public relations firms, according to documents filed with the Justice Department. As the country navigates numerous policy issues, including a massive trade deal with the United States, it relies on the hired help of such firms as Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Hogan Lovells and the Podesta Group.

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