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Heard on the Hill This Week: #HOHhalloween and Paul Ryan’s Musical Number
 

Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano looks at politicians’ best Halloween costumes this year, from Sen. Ted Cruz as the Phantom of the Opera to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney donning a Mitt Romney mask. And of course Rep. Marc Veasey, who went all out for his Halloween festivities at an amusement park in Texas, where he performed on stage as a Music Man-inspired zombie.

Also, hear a musical foray into the thoughts of Speaker Paul D. Ryan from “This American Life” and the songwriters of “Frozen,” performed by Neil Patrick Harris.

DWS Twitter Mixup Creates Headache for California Man
Dave W Smith is getting mean tweets meant for Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn't having a very good week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Dave W. Smith is taking some of Debbie Wasserman Schultz's tough day off her hands. But not by choice.  

Smith, whose Twitter profile  says he is from Silicon Valley, is receiving mean tweets intended for the outgoing chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee  after the content of some internal committee emails were released by Wikileaks.  

Would Sheldon Adelson Underwrite the 2016 Republican Convention?

It's a good bet that Las Vegas Sands Corporation owner Sheldon Adelson  would do a lot to get the 2016 Republican convention to come to Las Vegas. The question is how high will the stakes go.  

Peter Overby's NPR article , "Say Goodbye To The Taxpayer Funded Political Convention," highlights the recently passed bill that will prohibit $18+ million in public funds from being used for each of the 2016 the national party conventions. President Obama is expected to sign the bill.