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  1. Billionaire Donors Bypass K StreetRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 29 | 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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  2. Politics Is a Family Affair for New Lankford StaffersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | 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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  3. Iran Nuclear Deal May Give Americans a Break at the Gas PumpRead the original story

    Friday Jul 17 | 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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  4. Sheila Jackson Lee at Center of Capitol Police Collision QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. NYC Firefighters Flock to Capitol, Fighting for 9/11 Health ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Roll Call

    In 2009, NYC firefighters descended on the Hill to urge passage of the "James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act," which must be reauthorized this fall. With benefits for 9/11 first responders set to expire at the end of September, dozens of firefighters descended on Capitol Hill Thursday to talk about cancer, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and respiratory diseases contracted at Ground Zero.

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  16. Cantina Marina's Endless SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Roll Call

    The surrounding area may look like urban development ushered in via H-bomb. And the ripped-to-shreds roadways running parallel to the place have probably warded off more foot traffic than a predatory sinkhole.

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  17. Botched Delivery, Renewed Hope for Doug Hughes' CauseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Roll Call

    Douglas Hughes and Joe Lane share a lifelong fascination with flight, passionate outrage over the influence of organized money on the legislative process and "My guess is that people inside Congress don't want to be embarrassed by me delivering this letter. That's just my guess.

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  18. Capitol Lounge Bids Farewell to One of Its OwnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Roll Call

    The proprietors of Capitol Lounge Wednesday will finally say goodbye to former employee Mike Schwarz via a happy hour benefitting his surviving family. Schwarz, whom acquaintances say was a regular part of the Capitol Hill bartending scene for the better part of a decade, was found dead on May 27. "Mike brought much happiness to our patrons and made not just the Capitol Lounge, but all of Capitol Hill a warmer place to live as our friend, neighbor, and our bartender," event organizers said on a Facebook page announcing the neighborhood fundraiser.

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  19. Numbers Don't Lie: Crude Exports Are in Americans' Best Interest | CommentaryRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2015 | Roll Call

    Everyone knows Washington loves to study an issue to death and a lengthy study period can be fully justified when venturing into unknown territory. While it is important Congress not rush blindly into new policies, being too cautious can risk letting a golden opportunity slip through one's fingers.

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  20. In Budget of Billions, a Fight Over Pennies for MetroRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Roll Call

    When tracking this year's inevitable budget crisis, which is showing every early sign of climaxing 16 weeks from now in another shutdown showdown, the Hill community may want to keep Metro in mind. Even the most seasoned members, staffers, lobbyists and reporters tend to have their eyes glaze over when confronted with appropriations numbers expressed in the multiples of billions and adding up to more than a trillion - so much of it for weapons systems, farm programs, school aid, medical research, prison construction and the like that's way removed from their own lives.

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