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  1. In New Orleans, Waiting Out an Unfortunate AnniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Roll Call

    It's an incredibly rare 73-degree August morning here. The stately live oaks stand out against a perfectly clear blue sky.

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  2. Ethics Battle Still Brewing Over Azerbaijan TravelRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Roll Call

    The ethics watchdogs want Dent to release full findings from the Azerbaijan travel probe. After it provoked a dispute between key players in Capitol Hill's ethics enforcement process, Congress handed a probe of Azerbaijan travel to the executive branch and headed out for recess.

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  3. Comcast Plus NBC Equals Lobby FrenzyRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 23 | Roll Call

    Comcast Corp.'s intention to take over NBC Universal is expected to spark a lobbying frenzy on Capitol Hill as lawmakers prepare to hold hearings on the mega-deal. The Philadelphia-based cable provider has built up a formidable, bipartisan lobbying presence in Washington, D.C., that includes two dozen outside firms as well as a sizeable in-house team.

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  4. Congress Can't Legislate Away Troubling Truths About Biomass Energy | CommentaryRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | Roll Call

    The science is clear: To head off climate change's worst effects, we must rapidly shift from fossil fuels to clean, efficient, low-carbon alternatives. But not all alternative energy sources are created equal.

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  5. D.C. Kids Sing for Statehood at the CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Roll Call

    "There are 50 states in total and we'll sing their names with glee, but there's one place that gets shafted and it's Washington, D.C.!," the kids of Capitol Hill sang Sunday morning. More than 30 children, mostly hailing from the Capitol Hill neighborhood, congregated at the U.S. Capitol to sing comedian John Oliver's revised 50-state song, highlighting the District's lack of voting rights.

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  6. Cruz, Rubio and Paul Make New Hampshire Forum - Sort OfRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | Roll Call

    Rand Paul was among the presidential candidates who came to Washington to cast votes against Planned Parenthood, participating in the Voters First candidate forum via remote. For three of the 14 presidential candidates participating in Monday's Voters First Forum, the timing was less than ideal.

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  7. Billionaire Donors Bypass K StreetRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2015 | Roll Call

    When the country's top political mega-donors want to get something for their corporations from Congress, chances are K Street is not their first call. The most politically generous billionaires invest almost unlimited personal resources in supporting federal candidates and super PACs.

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  8. Politics Is a Family Affair for New Lankford StaffersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | Roll Call

    Chloe Pickle is a new hire in Senator Lankford's D.C. office. When Chloe Pickle was a little kid, she helped her family put up yard signs for then-Sen. Christopher S. Bond , R-Mo.

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  9. Iran Nuclear Deal May Give Americans a Break at the Gas PumpRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2015 | Roll Call

    The tentative deal designed to limit Iran's nuclear program led to a quick - though modest - decline in oil prices, raising the possibility American drivers may see a prolonged break from high gasoline prices and creating an opening for Republican lawmakers to step up efforts to end a ban on exporting oil produced in the U.S. Analysts at Washington-based ClearView Energy Partners noted that lifting economic sanctions against Iran could return as much as 1 million barrels a day to world markets,a flow that has been cut off because of the economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and other western nations.

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  10. Sheila Jackson Lee at Center of Capitol Police Collision QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Roll Call

    Jackson Lee allegedly rushed to her aide's defense after a minor accident on Capitol Hill. On June 17 at around 1:45 p.m., Jackson Lee's chief of staff had a minor traffic accident on the House side of the Capitol grounds.

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  11. What a Good White House Pool Report Looks LikeRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | Roll Call

    "This is fun," Caitlyn and Chloe Robinson told veteran White House reporter George E. Condon Jr., as relayed in Condon's pool report on Wednesday, the first day tourists were able to take pictures during a tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Condon, a National Journal scribe, former bureau chief for Copley and one-time president of the White House Correspondents' Association, knows how to be a pooler with panache. Some excerpts from his missive: "After four decades of deprivation, White House tourists were allowed today to do that most cherished of touristy things - take pictures.

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  12. In Washington, Ted Cruz's 'Truth' Will Make Him More EnemiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Roll Call

    A new book by Cruz - "A Time For Truth" - slams a number of his colleagues in what he calls the "Washington cartel." When their presidential bids failed, senators as liberal as Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and as conservative as Barry Goldwater of Arizona returned to Capitol Hill and had productive - if not legendary - careers.

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  13. Georgetown Goes All-D.C. for Sunset Cinema, Starting With 'St. Elmo's Fire'Read the original story

    Jun 29, 2015 | Roll Call

    Georgetown is practicing the cinematic equivalent of farm-to-table for its new Sunset Cinema outdoor movie series, and it gets things started with maybe the most Georgetowny movie of all time, "St. Elmo's Fire," just in time for the film's 30th anniversary.

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  14. Firing Up a Memorable FourthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Roll Call

    It's the one time of the year we are mandated - by law - to go out and have as much freakin' fun as humanly possible. Patriots that we are, HOH has compiled a to-do list for those interested in getting their America on all around the nation's capital on July 4. The Shaw hangout is taking the party skyward, grilling out on the roof.

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  15. Frank Gehry's Ike Memorial Plan Adds to Interior Spending DiscordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | Roll Call

    Simpson said Eisenhower family doesn't have to have "veto power" on memorial design "but they can't oppose it." Ask Rep. Mike Simpson , R-Idaho, about the fate of architect Frank Gehry's design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial, and he'll tell you it's time to wipe the slate clean and start over with a new plan.

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  16. The View From Capitol Ink, Way Back in 1995Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Roll Call

    It's hard to believe, but I have been published in Roll Call in one position or another for 30 years without ever working a single day in any Roll Call office. My first drawing in Roll Call, which is celebrating its 60th birthday this year, was published in the fall of 1985 when I was fresh out of college working as a reporter and cartoonist at States News Service.

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  17. Will Doug Hughes Do Hard Time for Embarrassing Congress?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | Roll Call

    Back in Washington for a Monday morning status hearing at the federal courthouse, Florida mailman Douglas Hughes showed no fear about going to trial for his April 15 gyrocopter flight to the West Front. "I don't think I should be doing hard jail time for a flight that brought attention to corruption in Congress," the 61-year-old said, speaking to reporters on a sidewalk blocks from the Capitol.

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  18. Menendez Will Be Prosecuted in New Jersey With 'Least Disruption' PossibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Roll Call

    Court rules give judges discretion to transfer cases to other districts "for the convenience of the parties and witnesses and in the interest of justice." Judges must weigh several factors, including the location of the witnesses, defendants and lawyers and the effect on the defendants' business and judicial caseload.

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  19. Turns 60Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Roll Call

    Roll Call celebrates its 60th anniversary Tuesday with the same mission dreamed up by founder Sid Yudain - serving as a hometown newspaper for the legislative community. The front page of the first issue of Roll Call, published on June 16, 1955, featured a letter from Vice President Richard M. Nixon, whose interest spoke to the need and awaiting audience for Capitol Hill coverage from a different perspective.

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  20. Congress: Get Rail Funding Back on Track | CommentaryRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2015 | Roll Call

    The very next day after the deadly Philadelphia Amtrak crash, House lawmakers voted to slash Amtrak's funding - including money for safety upgrades - by 18 percent. When a reporter began to ask about Amtrak being underfunded, Speaker John A. Boehner , R-Ohio, in cutting off the reporter, called the question "stupid," implying there was no connection between the Amtrak crash and Amtrak funding.

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