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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s decision Thursday to take himself out of the race for speaker immediately brought to mind the tumultuous end to 1998, when Speaker-elect Bob Livingston announced on the floor — as the House was considering resolutions of impeachment against President Bill Clinton — that he would be resigning.
Roll Call’s Ed Henry caught up with John A. Boehner in the immediate wake of those stunning turn of events at the Capitol in mid-December 1998. Full story
Only the gods are allowed to be naked in the Library of Congress’ Court of Neptune fountain, Capitol Police warned a 27-year-old man last week.
Shortly after 9 a.m. on Oct. 1, cops responded to 10 First St. SE, following a report of a nude male bathing in the fountain. Police say they discovered Wodaji Getawa Mekonnen “matching that description, with his genitalia exposed.” Full story
By all accounts, fledgling bar Wicked Bloom Social Club has started off with a bang — a rollout facilitated in no small part by a certain mind-blowing menu item.
“I honestly didn’t think it was going to be the only thing people would want to talk about. It’s kind of taken on a life of its own,” Rob Sonderman, pit master at critically acclaimed sibling establishment DCity Smokehouse, said of the jaw-dropping “Smokehouse Bomb.” Full story
In this week’s edition of Office Space, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., walks Roll Call through his hunting expeditions, hockey bets and ice jam excursions.
Bargain shoppers, rejoice!
The Library of Congress’ annual used book sale is taking place Wednesday through Friday at the Madison Building (101 Independence Ave. SE), and everything is priced to move.
The yearly purge, coordinated by the Library of Congress Professional Association, serves as a fundraiser for the Combined Federal Campaign, with 100 percent of the proceeds flowing through to the CFC general fund. Full story
But, the Internet does not seem to know that, and the presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking full advantage.
The @kevinmccarthy one belongs to a guy named Kevin McCarthy in Des Moines, Iowa. The Iowa McCarthy has received no shortage of messages on Twitter since the California Republican threw his hat into the ring for speaker and commented on the political implications of the House’s committee investigating the attack on Benghazi, Libya, which he has since revised and extended.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was measured Monday in lamenting the tough season for the Washington Nationals that led to the firing of the entire coaching staff.
Manager Matt Williams and his staff were let go Monday, one day after the end of a regular season that saw the team finish with an 83-79 record, miss the playoffs and fall well short of their World Series aspirations.
Maryland Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin marked his 72nd birthday Monday by incorporating himself into where the rubber officially meets the recreational road along the Easter Shore.
— Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) October 5, 2015
The Democrat participated in the christening of the Ben Cardin Trail, a newly completed 1.8-mile strip of asphalt extending the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Trail into Maryland. Full story
With the speaker race heating up on Capitol Hill, Heard on the Hill is reminded this week of one candidate’s lesser-known skill: taste-tester extraordinaire.
Amid “burgeoning” burger options on Capitol Hill in early 2010, HOH set off to investigate how a new vending machine offering compared to all the rest.
Arizona Republican John McCain is scheduled Monday to swing by the new Late Show to have some laughs with former faux-conservative firebrand Stephen Colbert.