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February 12, 2016

February 9, 2016

Budget Cover Draws Attention to Denali


Ueland distributed copies of the budget early Tuesday morning, hours ahead of public release. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Ueland handed out copies of the budget early Tuesday morning, hours ahead of public release. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The fine print of the president’s budget was still under wraps as print copies were distributed to Senate staff on Tuesday, but even the cover image was designed to tell a story.

The printed volumes feature Denali — “the Great One” — which President Barack Obama restored to its traditional name from Mount McKinley last year as part of his travel to Alaska — much to the irritation of some congressional Republicans. As Eric Ueland, the GOP majority staff director of the Senate Budget Committee, was passing out copies, the White House was announcing that the budget’s proposed benefits for Alaska go beyond the surface.

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January 25, 2016

360 View From a Capitol Hill Sled


 

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 25: American University students Dana Foley and Bryan White sled down the hill on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, jan. 25, 2016, after the weekend's major snowstorm dumped nearly two feet of snow in Washington over the weekend. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

American University students Dana Foley and Bryan White sled down the hill on the West Front of the Capitol Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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January 23, 2016

Photos From the D.C. Blizzard


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About a dozen sledders, young and old, took to the slopes of the West Front of the Capitol after the first few inches of snow blanketed Washington. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Bookmark this slideshow, because we’ll be adding Roll Call’s latest photos throughout the weekend. All photos by Photo Editor Bill Clark. Full story

January 22, 2016

Blizzard Blasts From the Past


Capitol pages are shown taking advantage of a snow-storm by engaging in a Republican vs. Democrat snowball fight. Date unknown.

Capitol pages are engaged in a Republican vs. Democrat snowball fight in this undated photo.

As what is predicted to be a record-breaking blizzard bears down on Washington and residents prepare for a potential one to two feet of snow, we combed through the Roll Call photo archives to see how Washington has handled being covered in snow in years past.

Some of these photos’ subjects and dates can’t be pinpointed, but, they provide an encouraging picture of the city weathering and surviving and even having fun in previous storms, which we will begin to do again in this one.

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January 21, 2016

The Calm Before the Storm: #Snowmaggedon2016


UNITED STATES - JANUARY 21: The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore broadcasts news about the impending blizzard in Washington in front of the U.S. Capitol at sunrise on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 The DC area is bracing for blizzard conditions over the weekend. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore broadcasts news about the impending blizzard in Washington in front of the U.S. Capitol at sunrise on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 The DC area is bracing for blizzard conditions over the weekend. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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.

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360 Degree View of Hillary in Iowa


UNITED STATES - JANUARY 20 - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during an organizing event, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Burlington, Iowa. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

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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. Full story

January 19, 2016

Trump This Endorsement


UNITED STATES - JANUARY 18 - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks as she endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign stop, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Palin endorses Trump at a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa. (By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

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.

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January 13, 2016

Slideshow: 2016’s Best State of the Union Photos


 

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 12: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., seated in the Republican section of the House floor, stands to clap during President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Jared Polis, seated in the Republican section of the House floor, stands to clap during President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Roll Call dispatched photographers Bill Clark, Tom Williams and Al Drago to the Capitol Tuesday to cover President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. See their best images of the night below.  Full story

January 12, 2016

The Lighting Before the Storm


UNITED STATES - JANUARY 12: A worker installs lights in the Capitol's Statuary Hall in preparation for State of the Union address, January 12, 2016. Media will be set up in Statuary Hall to do interviews with members before and after the speech. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

A worker installs lights in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall in preparation for Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Media will be set up in Statuary Hall to interview members before and after the speech. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Traffic in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall was altered Tuesday as lighting technicians installed a canopy to make sure media outlets had sufficient light throughout their stand-up interviews after Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

The historic hall fills with members of Congress and the media after the president’s speech every year, all eager to provide their take on the speech. As techs installed lights in the middle of the hall, many people traversing the Capitol altered their routes. Instead of going straight through the hall, walkers went around the canopy, as if not to tempt fate by walking under a ladder.

Soon enough, they turned the lights on, and the hall hummed to life with cameras and the media folks behind them.

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