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Manchin and Cortez Masto Bet on NCAA Sweet 16 Game
Gonzaga and West Virginia alums’ team face off Thursday

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin III and Catherine Cortez Masto made a friendly bet over their alma maters facing off Thursday night in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Members Show School Spirit as Sweet 16 Games Begin
Manchin, Cortez Masto go head-to-head while other members are torn

The Sweet 16 round of the NCAA March Madness starts today and members are showing their school spirit. And talking a little smack.

Sen. Joe Manchin III is the only member of Congress who is an alumnus of West Virginia University — he graduated with a business administration degree.

Word on the Hill: Staffers Give Back
Athletes and tweetstorms

Senate staffer Annie Humphrey donates blood with the Armed Services Blood Program on Monday. (Giovanni Rodriguez/Armed Services Blood Program)

More than 70 Senate staffers donated 56 units of blood in the first-ever Senate Armed Services Blood Program blood drive.

Staff members from the Armed Services Blood Bank Center at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, hosted a four-hour drive for Senate staffers on Monday.

Trump Trash Talks Louisville Basketball in Kentucky
Comes after Louisville lost to the University of Michigan in NCAA tournament

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., probably didn't appreciate President Donald Trump trash-talking his alma mater, the University of Louisville, for losing in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Donald Trump appeared to talk trash about the University of Louisville’s loss in the NCAA basketball tournament during his Monday night rally in Louisville.

Trump bragged about the size of his crowd at the Henry Clay Center in before taunting the crowd about the university’s men’s basketball team’s stunner loss on Sunday.

Roll Call’s 2017 March Madness Bracket
Meehan, Villanova defending title

Every year, Roll Call matches members of Congress with the field in the NCAA men’s college basketball championship bracket.

Word on the Hill: Is It Spring Yet?
Dates for baseball, softball games announced

It’s time to get into the cherry blossom spirit. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, when we spring our clocks forward an hour at 2 a.m.

Although a couple of days last week felt like spring, it’s forecast to cool down this weekend and only be in the mid-30s on Saturday in Washington.

Schilling Endorses ‘My Choice’ for Senate, and it Isn’t Him
Comes after he had considered running against Elizabeth Warren

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling had said he was considering a run against Elizabeth Warren for her Massachusetts Senate seat. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images file photo)

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is looking less likely to run for Senate in Massachusetts against Elizabeth Warren after saying he backs another candidate.

Schilling had previously indicated he would run if his wife Shonda approved.

Titans Lineman Works for Clarke
Part of NFLPA's externship program

Karim Barton is shown during his time with the Cleveland Browns in 2014. (NFLPA.com)

Tennessee Titans’s Karim Barton is planning for life after football by spending the past few weeks working in the office of Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y.

Barton took part in the NFL Players Association’s externship program and was one of three to spend time on Capitol Hill, The Associated Press reported.

Word on the Hill: Congressional Dinner
Television safeguard awards and singer and athlete in D.C.

MSNBC host Greta Van Susteren will emcee Wednesday night’s Congressional Correspondents Dinner. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The day after President Donald Trump, an outspoken critic of the media, gave his joint session address to Congress, members of Congress and the media are getting together.

The annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner is tonight, when the media invites sources and politicians to be their guests for the event.

Olympians Phelps and Nelson Push for More Action Against Doping
Nelson lost gold medal to doping athlete only to get one nine years after the Olympics

From left, Olympic gold medalists Adam Nelson and Michael Phelps, and Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, are sworn in during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Adam Nelson gave heartfelt pleas for Congress to help with the effort to eliminate doping in sports.

The athletes were witnesses on Tuesday at an Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing entitled “Ways to Improve and Strengthen the Anti-Doping System.”