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Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Sept. 7, 2015 (Video)

Lawmakers returned from a monthlong recess ready to ask Siri for advice, recite movie lines and pay tribute to their favorite Mexican restaurant.

Taylor Swift Concert at Nats Park or Political Fundraiser?

Thune isn't gonna hate-hate-hate-hate-hate. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

When senators finished voting for the evening Monday, at least a couple of them were heading to Nationals Park — not for an evening of baseball, but rather to use a pop sensation to raise campaign money. Music star Taylor Swift is in town for a pair of concerts over the All-Star break.  

Republican Sens. John Thune of South Dakota and Jerry Moran of Kansas are among the lawmakers cashing in.  

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Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of April 27, 2015 (Video)

Members spent last week on Capitol Hill playing with BB guns, recommending sewage-based water fountains and searching for Dr. Pepper.

Nursing Lounge Coming to Nationals Park?

It's a home run for Nationals Park, which plans on adding a nursing lounge this July (CQ Roll Call File Photo).

Nationals Park may be getting a bit more family friendly this year.  

Responding to a change.org petition started by an Arlington woman , a spokesperson for the Washington Nationals said there are plans to open a "state-of-the-art space to accommodate nursing mothers" at Nationals Park this July, in time for the All-Star break. Women currently have the option to use a designated conference room, but there is no view of the game from it, and the petition  complained it lacked privacy and was uncomfortably warm. "It's about time. I think that it's just terrific," said Kathleen McCue, founder of Bethesda Breastfeeding and president of the Lactation Consultants Association of Greater Washington. "Everybody needs a place to go to nurse their baby that isn't a bathroom or a bathroom stall. This is going to set a standard for other public arenas and give women greater freedom to do the things in life that they need to do. They shouldn't be stuck at home just because they are nursing a baby."