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Office Space: Rodney Davis' Illinois Campus

Davis jokes with members walking down the House steps in September. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., walks CQ Roll Call through his collection of college pennants, shows off highlights from Roll Call’s Congressional Baseball Game and humblebrags about his “wolf pack” trophy.  

Obama Urges 'Better Politics' to Tackle Challenges

"Democracy does require basic bonds of trust between its citizens,” Obama told Congress and a nationwide audience. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union address to prod both Congress and the American people, saying America’s political system needs an overhaul if the country is to successfully tackle a list of “challenges.”  

In an unique address to a joint session of Congress, Obama laid out a mostly optimistic vision for a United States, one he said should be followed long after he leaves office to provide “prosperity and security for generations to come.”  

Rangel: Tea Party Does Not 'Believe the Union Won' Civil War (Video)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

   

During the Congressional Black Caucus' special order hour on the House floor Monday night, Rep. Charles B. Rangel hammered the tea party not only for embracing the Confederate flag, but also for hating President Barack Obama "as much as their [Dixiecrat] predecessors probably hated Abe Lincoln."