George W Bush

Lieberman and Kyl Contribute to New Political Journal

Lieberman and Kyl are featured in the first edition of The Catalyst (Roll Call File Photo)

The George W. Bush Institute is launching a new medium for politicians to get involved.  

Former Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Joseph I. Lieberman, I-Conn., are contributing writers in the inaugural edition of The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute, which will be compiled of essays surrounding a new theme in every edition. The first edition’s topic is leadership and Kyl and Lieberman’s piece is on American internationalism.  

How to Get a Good Seat at the State of the Union

Let us sit. (Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Ever wonder about the seating arrangements at the State of the Union? Not only does a good seat provide a better listening experience, but prime real estate increases the chances of a handshake or peck on the cheek from President Barack Obama and face time on live television. HOH surveyed some of the best position players as well as institutional rules to present the best options for securing a primo seat.  

Camp Out Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., stumbled into his tradition of always getting a good seat early, at his first State of the Union. A fellow freshman told him that former Rep. Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery, D-Miss., who was friends with President George H.W. Bush, sat on the aisle and always shook hands with the president. Engel told HOH that Montgomery said if the colleague sat next to him, he would pull Bush over to shake his hand and if Engel sat in the third seat in, he would pull him over, too.  

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Nov. 30, 2015

Lawmakers returned from the Thanksgiving holiday ready for brawls, “iron-asses” and Christmas wishes.

Busted! 10 Best Jokes From Cheney's Bust Unveiling

Cheney, his wife Lynne and their grandchildren unveiled the marble bust. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

The marble bust of former Vice President Dick Cheney was unveiled Thursday at the Capitol. And though there were no cracks in his marble likeness, there were plenty of wisecracks from the presenters.  

Top Republican leaders from the House and Senate, along with former president George W. Bush and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., honored Cheney in the Capitol Visitor Center ceremony. Cheney's bust joins other vice presidents' busts that are placed throughout Senate's second and third floor to commemorate their role as presidents of the Senate.  

Office Space: Judge Ted Poe's Texas Shrine (Video)

Republican Rep. Ted Poe kicks off the return of Roll Call’s “Office Space” series this week by showing off his love of Texas history, his admiration for The Lone Ranger and a giant toothbrush bearing his name.