The Lazy Staffer’s Holiday Gift Guide
Do your holiday shopping on the Hill for under $60

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Just in time for holiday shopping, the Senate gift shop has returned to its usual location by the Dirksen Senate Office Building subway stop.

For months, it was operating temporarily in the Russell Senate Office Building basement during renovations.

Murphy Says Key to Success Is Good Heels and Running Shoes
Florida Democrat shares what makes her a ‘mom boss’

Murphy stretches during her morning run, with the Capitol in the background. (Bian Elkhatib/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Stephanie Murphy typically takes a run down the National Mall as the sun is rising over the Capitol. A few hours later, she is there in high heels walking to votes.

In her first term in Congress, the 39-year-old Florida Democrat calls herself a “mom boss.” The term comes from the 2016 book “Mom Boss: Balancing Entrepreneurship, Kids & Success” by Nicole Feliciano and is something of a movement, with women adding the hashtag #MomBoss to online discussions of how they balance children and work.

Word on the Hill: Hill 2 Houston
Intelligence conference, and save the date for basketball


Today is the Hill 2 Houston Kickin’ It For a Cause Charity Kickball Tournament organized by the Congressional Black Associates to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery.

7 Major Battles Ahead on the Environment
The environmental state of play on Trump's first Earth Day
Franken Thinks Pokemon Go Knows Too Much About You
Minnesota Democrat sends letter to game maker about data its collecting from players

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, wants Niantic Labs, maker of Pokemon Go, to answer his concerns about user information by Aug. 12. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Al Franken isn't worried about catching Pokemon Go — he's worried about Pokemon Go catching all your data.  

Franken, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Privacy and Technology Subcommittee, wrote a letter to John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs, requesting information about Pokemon Go , the app that is the hottest thing since, well, Pokemons.  

Twerking Outside the Capitol for Orlando
Werk for Peace activists danced to Lady Gaga's "Born This Way"

To honor the Orlando nightclub shooting victims, LGBT activists created a nightclub of their own outside the Capitol on Thursday.  

The newly formed group, Werk For Peace, organized the flash mob-style group dance for its first event.  

The Idea That Kept America Watching the Sit-In
California Rep. Scott Peters used Periscope for the first time on Wednesday

California Rep. Scott Peters takes a picture in the Longworth House Office Building with 10th graders from Temple Adat Shalom in Poway, Calif., in April. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Watch Live: Democrats Stage House Floor Sit-In On Gun Vote

(Courtesy Chellie Pingree/Twitter)

House Democrats are staging an ongoing chamber sit-in, calling for further debate and a vote on gun control issues.  

WATCH LIVE The chamber cameras, which are under control of the House leadership, are not showing the sit-in. Those cameras are also what feeds C-SPAN.  

Power Brokers: Connolly on Metro Fixes, Terrorist Watch List

Virginia Rep. Gerald E. Connolly says, “I have yet to meet a Republican colleague here in the House who is enthusiastic about Don Trump.” (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call).

In Roll Call’s Power Brokers newsmaker series , presented by United Health Group, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly sits down with Roll Call editor-in-chief Melinda Henneberger to discuss problems with the DC Metro, the terrorist watch list and Hillary Clinton’s chances in November.  

Dugout Dish: Trash Talk
The Congressional Baseball Game could be anyone's game

This year's Congressional Baseball Game is scheduled for Thursday at Nationals Park. Between now and game time, CQ Roll Call talks to members of Congress about why they play, what they expect this year and some of their favorite stories from games past. —    

Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, first baseman, and Christopher S. Murphy  of Connecticut, catcher, are going for their eighth win in a row .