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Dems Defeat Republicans – in Baseball (photo gallery)

Politicians played hardball, this time for charity. The 50th Annual Congressional Baseball Game was played on July 14, 2011 at Nationals Park in Washington DC. Congressional Democrats won handily, 8-2 behind a fifteen hit attack and a one-hitter from Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA). Richmond pitched 5 hitless innings of the 7 inning game. Ticket proceeds from this year's game raised money for The Washington Literacy Council and The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. (All photos by Jeff Malet ' www.maletphoto.com View photos of the game below.

Congressional Women’s Play Softball for Charity (photo gallery)

In the third annual Congressional Women's Softball game on June 23, Democratic and Republican members of Congress came together to play the Capitol Hill Press Corps to benefit the Young Survival Coalition, a group that assists young women facing breast cancer. The Members team won in the bottom of the 7th and final inning with a walk-off single by Captain Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, driving in teammate Rep. Linda Sanchez from second base. Earlier, Rep. Laura Richardson contributed with a three run inside the park home run. [gallery ids="100159,100139,100138,100137,100136,100135,100134,100133,100132,100131,100130,100129,100128,100127,100126,100125,100124,100123,100140,100141,100158,100157,100156,100155,100154,100153,100152,100151,100150,100149,100148,100147,100146,100145,100144,100143,100142,100122,100121,100101,100100,100099,100098,100097,100096,100095,100094,100093,100092,100091,100090,100089,100088,100087,100086,100085,100102,100103,100120,100119,100118,100117,100116,100115,100114,100113,100112,100111,100110,100109,100108,100107,100106,100105,100104,100084" nav="thumbs"]

Nationals Park Upgrades With N.Y. Eateries

New York City's Union Square Hospitality Group -- which includes Blue Smoke, Box Frites, El Verano Taqueria and the most famous one, Shake Shack (which recently opened on Connecticut Avenue at Longfellow Square) -- and the Washington Nationals celebrated the upgraded Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk at Nationals Park with a grand opening party, June 13. Happy partiers enjoyed ShackBurgers, steak tacos and perfect fries along with beer and wine at sunset. The new walk and restaurants will open two-and-a-half hours before the game. [gallery ids="100076,100077,106150,100078" nav="thumbs"]

Washington Savoyards present Ain’t Misbehavin’ (photo gallery).

The joint is jumpin' at the Atlas Performaing Arts Center where the Washington Savoyards are presenting the Tony Award-winning musical revue based on the life of Thomas "Fats" Waller. The show runs thru June 19. Many in the fine cast have previously attended Georgetown's Duke Ellington School of the Arts. View our slideshow by clicking the image below. (All photos by Jeff Malet). [gallery ids="99977,99966,99965,99964,99963,99962,99961,99960,99959,99967,99968,99976,99975,99974,99973,99972,99971,99970,99969,99958,99957,99956,99945,99944,99943,99942,99941,99940,99939,99938,99946,99947,99955,99954,99953,99952,99951,99950,99949,99948,99937" nav="thumbs"]

National Memorial Day Parade photo gallery

The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC is a flag-waving event with patriotic marches and floats. The Parade is sponsored by the World War II Veterans Committee and is an annual tradition of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. Click on one of the photos below to begin the slideshow. To see additional images in hi res, Click Here. (all photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="99923,99907,99906,99905,99904,99903,99902,99901,99900,99899,99898,99897,99896,99895,99908,99909,99922,99921,99920,99919,99918,99917,99916,99915,99914,99913,99912,99911,99910,99894,99893,99877,99876,99875,99874,99873,99872,99871,99870,99869,99868,99867,99866,99865,99878,99879,99892,99891,99890,99889,99888,99887,99886,99885,99884,99883,99882,99881,99880,99864" nav="thumbs"]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses US Congress (photo gallery)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses US Congress on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. During the address, Netanyahu reaffirmed the close ties between the U.S. and Israel and once again rejected any suggestion of redrawing Israel's borders with a future Palestinian state along 1967 lines. To see additional images in hi res, Click Here. (all photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="99776,99804,99803,99802,99801,99800,99799,99798,99797,99805,99806,99814,99813,99812,99811,99810,99809,99808,99807,99796,99795,99784,99783,99782,99781,99780,99779,99778,99777,99785,99786,99794,99793,99792,99791,99790,99789,99788,99787,99815" nav="thumbs"]

1st Annual Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner 2011

The 1st Annual Congressional Correspondents' Dinner, an event long known as the Radio-TV Correspondents' Dinner, took place at the Walter E Washington Convention Center on March 30th 2011. [gallery ids="99643,105264,105259,105254,105273,105277,105249,105281,105285,105244,105269" nav="thumbs"]

Washington Nationals Close Up

We took our camera on the field for dramtic close-up images as the Washington Nationals completed their first doubleheader sweep in almost 3 years against the the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-4, and 5-1, before 23,047 at Nationals Park on Sunday April 17, 2011. The win also put the team (8-7) for the first time over .500 since last May. Rookie second baseman Danny Espinosa led all hitters collecting six RBIs, and driving in the go ahead runs in in each game. Espinosa, Ivan Rodriguez, Ian Desmond, Jerry Hairston and Adam LaRoche all hit home runs. The Nationals got good performances on the mound from right-handers Jason Marquis in the opener, and Livan Hernandez in the nightcap. Both lasted seven innings. To see additional images in hi res, Click Here. (all photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="99658,105404,105409,105414,105419,105424,105429,105434,105439,105444,105449,105454,105459,105464,105469,105399,105394,105490,105486,105344,105482,105478,105349,105354,105359,105364,105369,105374,105379,105384,105389,105474" nav="thumbs"]

Obamas Host Annual White House Easter Egg Roll photo gallery

The First Family hosted 30,000 people from all 50 states on the South Lawn of the White House for the 133rd White House Easter Egg Roll on April 25, 2011 in Washington DC. The theme of this year's egg roll is “Get Up and Go,” tied into first lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids. To view additional photos in high def, Click Here. (all photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="99659,105554,105559,105564,105569,105574,105579,105584,105589,105594,105599,105604,105609,105614,105619,105624,105629,105549,105544,105539,105479,105650,105484,105646,105489,105642,105494,105638,105499,105504,105509,105514,105519,105524,105529,105534,105634" nav="thumbs"]