Fathers Day

This senator lost one son, but gained another
Death and murder shook his family, but Father’s Day is still a time of joy for Kevin Cramer

Kevin and Kris Cramer, center, pose for a family photo. Son Isaac, far right, died last year. (Courtesy Kevin Cramer)

Father’s Day at Kevin Cramer’s house is “wonderfully chaotic,” as the senator puts it, even with grief still fresh. It’s not much different from any other weekend: Four kids and five rambunctious grandchildren running around, plus a big piece of meat on the grill — maybe a burger, maybe moose.

“You can eat moose?” I ask skeptically.

Swalwell, a dad on the campaign trail

Rep. Eric Swalwell and his wife, Brittany, discuss how they share the duties of parenting their son, Nelson, 2, and daughter, Cricket, 7 months, as she works full time and he is running for president while serving in Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call).

Lessons From Dad: House Members Talk About Their Fathers

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Speaker talks to People magazine on condition of no Trump questions

Rep. Paul D. Ryan's family is recognized before his swearing-in as speaker on the House floor in October. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Speaker Paul D. Ryan is getting the celebrity treatment with a feature on fatherhood this week in People magazine.   

In an interview with People  — set under the condition that the magazine not ask the speaker about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump — Ryan talked about the time he spends at home in Janesville, Wisconsin, with his wife, Janna, and their three kids, Liza, Charlie and Sam, ages 14, 13 and 11.