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360 View From a Capitol Hill Sled

   

Photo Editor Bill Clark handed over Roll Call's 360-degree camera to some American University students sledding on Capitol Hill.  

Photos From the D.C. Blizzard

Bookmark this slideshow, because we'll be adding Roll Call's latest photos throughout the weekend. All photos by Photo Editor Bill Clark. ...
The Calm Before the Storm: #Snowmaggedon2016

Washington is bracing for a winter storm that's expected to bring high winds and somewhere between 12 inches and 24 inches of snow to the city, starting Friday and going through the weekend.  

360 Degree View of Hillary in Iowa

As the Iowa caucuses creep ever closer, presidential candidates are flooding the state. On Wednesday, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton held an organizing event Burlington, Iowa, which Al Drago captured. See the view from our 360-degree camera below.

Trump This Endorsement

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2008, endorsed Republican Donald Trump for president Tuesday in Ames, Iowa. Photographer Al Drago, who is on the road in Iowa until the Feb. 1 caucuses, was there to capture the moment.  

#SOTUin3Words: 2016 Edition

Following President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address, CQ Roll Call reporters Eli Yokley, Eric Garcia, Katherine Tully-McManus, Hugh Ferguson, Katherine Scott and Andy Van Wye caught up with members of Congress in Statuary Hall to get their reactions to his speech in their own words (and handwriting).  ...
Winter Is Coming (With Sledding Space for All)

Temperatures may have soared to near 60 degrees this week, but it is December, which means the may be snow on the ground at some point. As though on cue, Congress reminded us of the joys of the season Wednesday, when it came to our attention that a sledding provision was tucked into massive, year-end, $1.1 trillion appropriations bill.  

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...

The Capitol Christmas tree has arrived on the Hill. John Schank from Fairbanks, Alaska, drove the 74-foot Lutz Spruce tree to the West Front of the Capitol Friday.  

It's the first Capitol Christmas tree to come Alaska and also the first tree to be transported by sea, according to the Capitol Christmas Tree website . It was cut on Oct. 27 near Seward, Alaska, and sent on a 4,000-mile expedition by land and by sea. The tree will be decorated with about 2,000 ornaments that reflect the Last Frontier State's natural and cultural resources made by kids and community groups from Alaska.  

Solidarity for Paris in Washington | Capitol Lens

Washington, D.C., rallied over the weekend to show support for the victims of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. Hundreds gathered in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House, to wave signs, hold candles and project a shared sense of grief. Roll Call Photo Editor Bill Clark was on hand and captured some powerful images from the scene.  

   

Kevin Yoder's Newest Addition

Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., and his wife Brooke added to their family earlier this month, with the birth of their second daughter. Eloise Jane — Yoder's office said her name is inspired by two of her great-grandmothers — arrived at 11 a.m. on Nov. 2 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She measured about 21 inches long and weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces and joins sister Caroline Lucille. 

Later that week, Yoder released the following statement: "Brooke and I could not be happier to announce the addition of Eloise Jane to our family and Caroline is thrilled to be a big sister. We want to thank all of the great health care providers at Shawnee Mission Medical Center who helped deliver her in good health. Our own little slugger is truly a blessing and we were thrilled she was brought into a world where the Royals are World Champions.”

Wedding Bells (and Brews) for Jason Dick, Fawn Johnson

Early Tuesday evening, #thistown experienced a wedding for the ages.  

Roll Call Capitol Hill Editor Jason Dick and Morning Consult's Fawn Johnson tied the knot in front of a crowd of friends and family gathered at Atlas Brew Works in Northeast D.C. in a ceremony that perfectly expressed their personalities.  

The Faces of America's Veterans

World War I officially ended in June 1919. But the fighting between the Allies and Germans ceased seven months prior, when an armistice went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  

President Woodrow Wilson marked the first commemoration of Armistice Day in November 1919 with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations ..."  

The Faces of America's Veterans

World War I officially ended in June 1919. But the fighting between the Allies and Germans ceased seven months prior, when an armistice went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

President Woodrow Wilson marked the first commemoration of Armistice Day in November 1919 with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations …”

Marine Corps Celebrates 240th Birthday

Marines across the nation celebrated the 240th birthday of the corps Tuesday. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sen. Pat Roberts, who was a Marine captain, toasted service members at a reception in the Russell building on Nov. 3.  

   

List of Possible Speaker Candidates in Flux (Video)

Updated 1:13 p.m. | One day after Kevin McCarthy shocked his conference by announcing he would not seek the speakership, the list of possible candidates continues to grow. The two declared candidates are Jason Chaffetz of Utah and Daniel Webster of Florida, but a whole host of names has been floated by lawmakers.

On Friday morning, Rep. Darrell Issa of California, Chaffetz's predecessor as chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, dissed his successor's chances in an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and said he might become a candidate himself. Issa built his reputation in part with his many fights with President Barack Obama's administration and numerous media appearances.

List of Possible Speaker Candidates in Flux (Video)

Updated 1:13 p.m. | One day after Kevin McCarthy shocked his conference by announcing he would not seek the speakership, the list of possible candidates continues to grow. The two declared candidates are Jason Chaffetz of Utah and Daniel Webster of Florida, but a whole host of names has been floated by lawmakers.

On Friday morning, Rep. Darrell Issa of California, Chaffetz’s predecessor as chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, dissed his successor’s chances in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and said he might become a candidate himself. Issa built his reputation in part with his many fights with President Barack Obama’s administration and numerous media appearances.

Takano Trolls GOP Over Speaker Chaos

Democratic Rep. Mark Takano had some fun with the GOP leadership scramble Thursday afternoon. As Republican after Republican said they were not interested in seeking the speakership , the California lawmaker tweeted out a mockup of a Craiglist ad.  "Are you an American citizen? Do you have experience negotiation hostage situations?" the fake ad, which Takano's office confirmed it did not actually post to the site, begins. They even managed to include a "House of Cards" reference with the contact email TheNextFrankUnderwood [at] gmail [dot] com.

Color Your Congress
As Roll Call celebrates 60 years of congressional coverage , we thought we'd give our readers a chance to join in the fun. Adult coloring is all the rage right now and we're getting in on the action by sharing R.J. Matson's line-drawing of his anniversary illustration. Check out the ful...