House of Cards

At the Table: Sen. Angus King Builds Senate Friendships With BBQ

Roll Call’s senior Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski sat down with Maine Sen. Angus King for a barbecue lunch at Kenny’s BBQ Smokehouse near Capitol Hill. King frequently orders from this local joint, serving barbecue ribs at bipartisan Senate relationship-building dinners he hosts at his D.C. residence nearby.

‘Veep’ Unfortunately — or Fortunately — Reminds You of Congress
Ever see a bit of Selina Meyer in your boss?

Roll Call readers selected HBO's "Veep" starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the show that reminded them the most about Congress. (Courtesy HBO)

Ever think about what your favorite show may have in common with Congress?  

While you’re jumping around the kingdom of Westeros, watching Selina Meyer yell at Gary or wishing you could un-see what malicious crime Frank Underwood just committed , does everyone’s favorite legislative body ever come to mind?  

Which Show Best Represents Congress?
Is it Game of Thrones, Veep or House of Cards?



Francis Underwood Responds to Gitmo Plan

Ryan's "House of Ideas" is now regarding Gitmo. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., is pulling out a secret weapon to drum up opposition to President Barack Obama's plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: President Francis Underwood.  

The speaker's office released animated GIFs on Wednesday with the fictional "House of Cards" POTUS played by Kevin Spacey entitled, “President Underwood Responds to President Obama.”  

'House of Cards' Returns Right in Time for Recess

Ellmers and Kelly. (Courtesy of Ellmers' Twitter page)

The fourth season of devious Francis Underwood’s Washington charade was released on Friday. With the real House out this week, you should have plenty of time to binge-watch the latest season of "House of Cards."  

On Friday, Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., tweeted a link and photograph for his agenda, or as he likes to call it, “House of Ideas.”

'House of Cards' Premiere Brings Stars to D.C.

Kelly, who was in D.C. for the State of Union, returns for the premiere. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Your favorite fictional, corrupt politicos are coming to town on Feb. 22. With "House of Cards" season four right around the corner, actors are traveling to Washington for the D.C. premiere.  

The stars will walk the red carpet starting at 8 p.m. outside the National Portrait Gallery. At 8:30 p.m., a screening of the season four premiere will begin in the gallery’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium.