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From fishing to fanfare, what presidents do on the Fourth explained

Thousands of tourists and spectators use their smart phones and cameras to document fireworks as they explode over the National Mall for Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, photographed from Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Al Drago/CQ Roll Call

Traditionally, it isn’t typical of a president to insert themselves into Independence Day festivities. After all, Franklin Roosevelt spent one of his July Fourth holidays in the Bahamas, and Coolidge went fishing. But which presidents have made a big to-do about the nation’s birthday?

Sánchez and Barragán to girls: You can play in the major leagues
Heard on the Hill

Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-Calif., takes photos before the start of the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Only two women are playing in the Congressional Baseball Game this year, but the dynamic duo of Linda T. Sánchez and Nanette Barragán see themselves as proof that it’s not a bad thing at all to play like a girl (sorry ‘Ham’ Porter).

Bad news Congress, Bad News Babes continue win streak

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., throws the ball to first base in the Congressional Women's Softball Game at Watkins Elementary in Washington on Wednesday June 19, 2019.  Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call

For the fourth year in a row, the babes of the press corps defeated Congress at the 11th annual Congressional Women's Softball Game.

Congressman TJ Cox talks Filipino food, heritage and why he decided to run
At the Table

Rep. T.J. Cox, D-Calif. discusses his Filipino heritage and why he decided to run at Kaliwa, a restaurant in D.C.'s Wharf area. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call)

As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to a close, we sat down with Rep. TJ Cox and a helping of assorted Filipino dishes at Kaliwa, a restaurant in D.C's Wharf area.

How does Mike Gallagher fuel up for the ACLI Capital Challenge? He doesn’t

Rep. Mike Gallagher and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema pose after running the ACLI Capital Challenge (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

The ACLI Capital Challenge ran for its 38th year Wednesday as members of Congress, the judiciary and executive branch, and the media came together for an early morning jaunt through Anacostia Park.

Lowey and Granger talk consensus building at the border

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., left, and ranking member Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, are interviewed by CQ Roll Call in the Capitol on Tuesday, April 30 (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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