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Have you ever wondered which Member of Congress has the best vocabulary? Or the worst? A new interactive map helps to crack the mystery. The map shows the “breadth of vocabulary of each of the nation’s 435 voting Representatives. A darker green color indicates that a Rep has a larger

Josh Rogin doesn’t think Obama fundraisers make good ambassadors, so he’s looking for an appointment himself. President Obama, you have a chance to fulfill your campaign promise of appointing foreign policy professionals, not campaign bundlers, to important diplomatic posts in foreign capitals. Send Josh Rogin to the Bahamas to fulfill

Just when we thought spending money to figure out why chimps throw poop was a waste of money, this video pops up. And yes, the cat has a Facebook page. h/t WaPo

CQ Roll Call today announced that CQ Roll Call staff photographer Bill Clark has won six awards from the prestigious White House News Photographers Association’s Eyes of History 2012 competition, including 1st place in the “Political Portfolio” category. Congratulations, Bill.

If you’re anything like the rest of the world, you’ve always wondered two things: 1) Why do chimps throw poop? 2) And why won’t the government subsidize a study to find out the answer? Guess what? You’re in luck. Seriously, the government is going to use your money to figure

In preparation for the FamousDC Political Oscar nominations that drop first thing tomorrow morning, James Kotecki has put together a run down of the “5 Signs the Tea Party Crashed Your Oscar Party.”

Rep. Fred Upton is the talk of the town today, but the chatter has nothing to do with the XL Pipeline, even though he sent out the following survey.  

Our favorite tweet from last night. Colorado apparently doesn’t deliver results until the last minute. LIKE TEBOW. — pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) February 8, 2012

If you’re like us and have been wondering where Obama Girl has been, wonder no more. Patrick Gavin has you covered. For Amber Lee Ettinger, the 29-year-old New Yorker who rose to fame as the Obama Girl in 2008 when her YouTube videos supporting Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign became

Members of Congress should not be held responsible for managing their own arts and crafts projects on the House Floor. #bringbackthepageprogram h/t Jeremy Art via C-SPAN

Be sure to wish GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy and his Communications Director Sarah Pompei Happy Birthday today!   And here’s a picture of Sarah from the talented Mr. Tom Williams:

According to the account’s description, “The Washington Post has called Newt Gingrich an “ideas factory.” This account links with Newt’s brain, so those ideas can be shared with the public. parody.” Some of our favorites: 30 minute attack ad blaming Romney for Lana Del Rey. Bury a million dollars on

Washington, D.C. loves nothing more than a good list. Good news for us, GQ magazine just released their 50 Most Powerful People in Washington, and the bickering about the list has already begun. [WaPo] Is Eric Cantor really the most powerful person in Washington? Do a couple of party planners