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The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stands in front of the Capitol on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Flashback Friday: Christmas Tree Bill

The Capitol Christmas tree is seen alongside the Capitol Dome after the official lighting in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. (Jerel Flint/CQ Roll Call)

Capitol Christmas Tree Glows After Delay in Honor of Bush

Rep.-elect Susan Wild, D-Pa., is seen after the freshman class photo on the East Front of the Capitol on Nov. 14. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

She Won Two Elections in One Day

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., attends the unveiling of his House Budget Committee chairman portrait in the Capitol on Thursday. The portrait was painted by Minnesota artist Leslie Bowman. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Ryan Pleased With Budget Committee Portrait — Even if Artist Was a Minnesotan

If there’s one thing Washington loves, it’s a blowout holiday reception. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Roll Call’s List of Holiday Parties on the Hill

Chef Fred Johnson puts the finishing touches on a gingerbread model of the Capitol. It’s all to scale (except the tiny gingerbread men climbing the steps). (Margaret Spencer and Nathan Ouellette)

It’s a Capitol Hill Gingerbread-Off

Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke went all in on yard signs as he ran for Senate. What’s next for all that plastic and poly-coated paper? (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

What Will Happen to All Those Beto Signs?

The election is the theme today at the “Barbie Pond on Avenue Q,” a collection of Barbie dolls posed around their own exclusive pond outside a house in Washington on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Word on the Hill: Election Day

Laura Moser lost her primary in Texas’ 7th District after the DCCC came out against her. (Arun Chaudhary/Courtesy Moser for Congress)

These Democrats Already Lost. Here’s What They Learned

Rep. Michael Michaud attends a snowy news conference at the Capitol in 2014. These days he has his eye on a much smaller prize. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

If He Can’t Be Governor, He’ll Try for Town Selectman

The midterm elections are approaching fast and many voter registration deadlines have already passed. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)

Tuesday Is the Voter Registration Deadline in These States

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and a handful of other Democrats headed for the exits Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Dems Have Walked Out Over Guns, and Now Kavanaugh

A woman is loaded into a police van after being arrested for sitting-in on First Street outside of the Supreme Court as high court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

Dozens of Protesters Arrested as Brett Kavanaugh Speaks

Protesters opposed to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh gather in a Senate office building in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before her Thursday testimony. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

‘I See You, Senators’: Kavanaugh Protesters Pour Into the Capitol