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Members Fail to Beat the Press — and the Rain — at the Congressional Softball Game
 

Female Democratic and Republican lawmakers took on the women of the Washington press corps on Wednesday in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game. Rain ended the game five innings in, with the press team declared the winners for the third straight year. Proceeds from the event go to the Young Survival Coalition, which supports young women with breast cancer....
Can a Felon Make a Congressional Comeback? What to Watch in New York's 11th District Primary
 

Former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., resigned from Congress in 2015 after being charged with tax fraud. He served eight months in prison and is now running for Congress in the same district. He's challenging Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., in the GOP primary on Tuesday. Senior political reporter Bridget Bowman breaks down what to watch for in this competitive race....
Immigration, Immigration, Immigration: Talk of the Policy Separating Families Envelops Hill
 

Rep. Jerrold Nader, D-N.Y., interrupted a House Oversight Committee hearing to speak about the "zero-tolerance" immigration policy — which has led to families being separated at the border — that President Donald Trump's administration is enforcing. Elsewhere in the Capitol, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, also weighed in on the policy on the floor, while Senate Chaplain Barry Black contributed a prayer to the mix....
Members of Congressional Softball Team Talk About the Cancer Survivors They're Honoring
 

Members of Congress are getting ready to play in the annual Congressional Softball Game, which will take place on June 21. Lawmakers will play against members of the press in the game. Proceeds go toward the Young Survival Coalition, an organization that provides support to young women diagnosed with breast cancer....
Watch: Scalise Talks About His Recovery and Return to Baseball
 

Roll Call sat down with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise ahead of the June 14 Congressional Baseball Game to discuss his recovery from the shooting that nearly took his life last year, his love of the national pastime and how an enduring friendship with a fellow Louisiana congressman grew stronger in his darkest hour....
Former USA Gymnastics President Pleads the Fifth on Abuse Questions
 

Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Tuesday attempted to question Steve Penny, former president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, on his knowledge of the sexual abuse that occurred on the U.S. women’s national team — which led to the conviction of former team doctor, Larry Nassar, early this year. Penny took the fifth and was eventually excused. As he left the room, a protester disrupted the hearing....