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The Gifts That Keep on Giving: HOH’s 2014 Faves

What a year we all just lived through!  

There was election night drama , international intrigue and, of course, tearful farewells .  

Keeping track of all the mayhem on Capitol Hill once again proved exhausting, thanks in large part to the concerted efforts of the following over achievers.  

Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y.

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(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The embattled pol is a one-man gossip mill . Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

No arm-twisting required.  

Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

For attempting to single handedly bring sexy back.  (Recruiting efforts failed miserably.)  

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla.

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Marriage is clearly not for everyone.  

Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C.

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Same goes for prolonged courting and publicly aired divorce proceedings .  

Flippant aides

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Frustrated flacks, repeat after me: silence is golden .  

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Some people still can’t pick the current VPOTUS out of a line up. (Ain’t that a bitch ?)  

Political animals

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(Courtesy number7cloud)

Whether caught roaming the halls of power , or taking in the sights , #ThisTown loves four-legged visitors.  

Can’t wait to see who steps things up in 2015.  

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