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Friday, June 22, 2012
Press Corps vs. Congress
It was the women of Congress versus the women who cover Congress last night. But the Congressional women's softball team couldn't catch the journalists who spend their days covering the Capitol. The "Bad News Babes," as the journalists called themselves, beat Congress 13-10 in a game that was a near blowout for most of the evening. Between the play-by-play came announcements of the latest member to walk in. Among the notables in the bleaches were Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, House Speaker John Boehner, Senator Lindsey Graham, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Majority Whip Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer. Last year, Congress narrowly edged out reporters 5-4, who in 2011 had rallied to beat the members 13-7. The game was part of a benefit to raise money for the Young Survival Coalition, which aids young women affected by breast cancer. More from CNN's Political Ticker.