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Posts by Meredith Dake-O'Connor

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December 1, 2015

Harry Reid’s Press Conference in 360 Degrees


What does it look like from the photography well of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s weekly presser? Photographer Al Drago answered that question with Roll Call’s new 360° camera.

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May 31, 2015

Photos: Beau Biden Through the Years


Beau Biden, the 46-year-old son of the vice president, died Saturday following a fight with brain cancer.

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May 21, 2015

Man on the Run


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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, nears the finish line on the 3-mile ACLI Capital Challenge race. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Runners from Capitol Hill and beyond descended Wednesday morning on the banks of the Anacostia River for the 34th annual ACLI Capital Challenge.

On a surprisingly cool day, members of Congress and the executive branch were joined in the 3-mile run at Anacostia Park by their staff, private industry and representatives from the Fourth Estate, including a number of CQ Roll Callers.

Read more about the race at Heard on the Hill.

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May 18, 2015

Capitol Lens: Darling Ducks


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(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

If you need some cute to start your week, Photo Editor Bill Clark captured these 2-day-old ducklings in Lower Senate Park on May 14. The 10 ducklings swam in the pool and walked across the plaza trying to keep up with their mother.

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The 114th: CQ Roll Call’s Guide to the New Congress

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May 13, 2015

How to Get a Front-Page Photo (Video)


Sometimes capturing just the right moment requires you to move fast. Roll Call Photographer Tom Williams had only a few seconds to capture the hesitant Faye, a potbelly pig, avoiding a selfie attempt by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.

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Capitol Lens: Front and Center


Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, center, and ranking member Debbie Stabenow listen to testimony during a May 7 hearing on child nutrition programs.

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May 12, 2015

Capitol Lens: Remember


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Capitol Police chief Kim Dine salutes after U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Clinton J Holz’s mother places a flower in Holz’s memory during the Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service outside of DC Police headquarters on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

 

Standing before the Henry J. Daly Metropolitan Police Headquarters — so named for a slain officer — police officers remembered another one of their own Monday, Sgt. Clinton Holtz, a 6-foot-11-inch Capitol Police sergeant with a lot of friends and a lot of nicknames.

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May 8, 2015

Capitol Lens: V-E Day


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WWII veteran Les Jones of San Clemente, Calif., and Army Spec. Tyler Amaker attend the flyover Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Photo Editor Bill Clark and Staff Photographer Tom Williams attended the Arsenal of Democracy flyover Friday and captured some stunning moments.

Many veterans from WWII were on the Mall to watch the commemorative event. According to the organizing group, the flyover included dozens of World War II aircraft flying in 15 historical warbird formations representing the major battles, from Pearl Harbor through the final air assault on Japan.

Williams, looking to get IDs for captioning asked one feisty veteran his age. “None of your business,” the vet replied.

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May 5, 2015

Capitol Lens: Time Out


Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Susan Molinari, Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs for Google, attend the #Hack4Congress event at Google's offices on April 30.

Sen. Ron Wyden and Susan Molinari, vice president of public policy & government affairs for Google, attend the #Hack4Congress event at Google’s offices on April 30.

 

In the photo below, Sen. John Thune is interviewed on April 30 at Google’s D.C. office during a #Hack4Congress event in which technology specialists face off in a competition to create innovations related to Congress. Read more about the event on Hill Blotter.

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April 30, 2015

Capitol Lens: Semper Fidelis


Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stops to speak with Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, of the United States Marine Corps, in Statuary Hall on his way back to the Senate following the joint meeting of Congress for address by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday.

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