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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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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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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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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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April 29, 2015

Capitol Lens: Rainbow Connection

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Gay marriage rights wave equality flags outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

In the photo below, same-sex marriage rights activists hold a giant rainbow flag Tuesday outside the Supreme Court before the start of oral arguments on marriage equality. Read more about the arguments on Hawkings Here and the plaintiff’s visit to the Capitol on Hill Blotter.

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April 27, 2015

Capitol Lens: Like Father, Like Daughter

Eloisa hangs out in the Capitol's Senate Press Photographers Gallery. Her father, Chip Somodevilla of Getty Images, appears in the background. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Eloisa hangs out in the Capitol’s Senate Press Photographers Gallery. Her father, Chip Somodevilla of Getty Images, appears in the background. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)


Eloisa Somodevilla, 8, of Takoma Park, Md., in the photo below works with news photographers on April 23 during a news conference in the Capitol’s Senate Studio on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general.

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April 23, 2015

Capitol Lens: #MURICA


Eric Heigis, left, from the office of Rep. Thomas Massie, takes a selfie Wednesday with Christian Knatt of the American Eagle Foundation and Challenger, a 26-year-old bald eagle. Challenger and members of the foundation were on the Hill to promote the creation of an American Eagle Day, which would fall on June 20.


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April 22, 2015

Capitol Lens: Honey, I Blew Up the Tulips

Red tulips on the West Lawn of the Capitol frame the Dome on Monday.

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