Elaina Newport is a founding writer, member and performer of the political-satire comedy group Capitol Steps. Since 1981, the show has used political events and scandals as material for its parody songs and skits, traveling around the country and performing for multiple presidents. After 38 years of performing, Capitol Steps has gained a following for its clever satire. A list of presidents including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as members of Congress, have frequented performances over the years. Newport said the most negative reaction the show has received was from a New York politician who was upset he didn’t get a song or skit in the show.
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