Hans Nichols, the second best basketball player among the DC media ranks, covers the latest trend in political fundraising. Cash Money.
h/t Emily Mueller
USA! USA! chants followed Rep. Kelly’s stirring floor speech this afternoon.
Ready to cast her 5,000 consecutive vote this week, Sen. Susan Collins will have cast the second highest number of consecutive votes among sitting senators following Sen. Grassley, who holds the record at 6,444. Sen. Collins has outdone herself and even caused physical injury in order to hold onto her title.
The 51st annual CQ-Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game took place last Thursday and FamousDC was lucky enough to attend. There we were able to catch up with Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in his 1979 vintage Astros home run jersey. Before he departed to throw the first pitch, Rep. Paul told us “the Republicans have got it this year, the Democrats are too cocky.”
Rep. Paul was later inducted into the Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame.
As both teams took the field, it would appear as though the Republicans had the athletic advantage, however Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond (D) is no stranger to a Louisville Slugger and proved to be the game’s MVP. The Congressman inevitably lead his team to an 18-5 rattling victory over the Republicans.
The Congressional Baseball Game is a long running American tradition started in 1909 and is larger than ever in 2012. With all of the proceeds going to the Washington Literacy Council and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington it’s a great DC event for both sides of the aisle. We’re already looking forward to next year’s partisan showdown.
Guest Contribuer, Nicholas Holt
If animals could vote, he would have locked up the nomination months ago.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) June 14, 2012
F the economy, bro.
And with humor, as always…
The Washington Times finally broke the code on how we can fix the government.
The most powerful nation on Earth is run largely by 24-year-olds.
High turnover and lack of experience in congressional offices are leaving staffs increasingly without policy and institutional knowledge, a Washington Times analysis of a decade of House and Senate personnel records shows — leaving a vacuum that usually is filled by lobbyists.
Most Senate staffers have worked in the Capitol for less than three years. For most, it is their first job ever. In House offices, one-third of staffers are in their first year, while only 1 in 3 has worked there for five years or more.
Among the aides who work on powerful committees where the nation’s legislation takes shape, resumes are a little longer: Half have four years of experience.
When Americans wonder why Congress can’t seem to get anything done, this could be a clue.
Rep. Paul Ryan made his appearance last night at the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Mad Men themed gala where he was no disappointment with his hair almost as well coiffed as Don Draper’s.