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As a deputy chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Darrel Thompson worked on the forefront of economic development and labor issues for one of the nations most prominent politicians.
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Legislative assistant. Legislative correspondent. Legislative director. Intern. Capitol Hill jargon is filled with important titles. But what if your title confuses your colleagues? And what separates an intern from the elusive fellow? Hill Navigator discusses below:
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After 14 years in various staff roles, most recently as the chief of staff to for House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., Michael R. Higdon will now use his Kentucky ties as a vice president at Cornerstone Government Affairs.
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The sepia-toned footage contains rare glimpses of Mexico from a vanished era: Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata entering Mexico City with a throng of troops, a pile of burned corpses, a child in folk dress celebrating the countrys independence, an artillery platoon preparing to fight counter-revolutionaries.
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Sometimes its easier to get noticed when youre young by being meaner and crueler than anyone else. But ultimately that can catch up with you.
Members of Congress who have gone along with the idea that they should get insurance through Obamacares system of exchanges are getting a stronger dose of medicine than they bargained for.
In these days of legislative gridlock, there is a tendency to look back at the good old days when lawmakers all got along because they shared a whiskey at the end of the workday and socialized on D.C. weekends rather than returning home.
The post office in the Russell Senate Office Building will close at the end of 2013, as the Senate consolidates its postal services.
This December, the Capitol has seen a trifecta of anniversaries including 150 years since Thomas Crawfords Statue of Freedom was placed atop the Dome and 222 years since the first purchase toward the building of Americas temple of democracy.
Eat, read, drink and watch movies. Sounds like a pretty good week.
Wreaths Across America, the group behind the annual holiday wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, will lay an evergreen wreath at the Capitol on Dec. 9, with a Civil Air Patrol honor guard standing over it all day.
Rebranding the Government Printing Office as the Government Publishing Office is one strategy that could help the 152-year-old federal agency cope with a changing information landscape.
Got a firm ho-ho-hold on your holiday dining plans for the remainder of the year?
Writer and public health activist Marion Nestle drops by CQ Roll Call HQ tonight for the finale of 2013's Roll Call Book Club. Shell be discussing her latest book, Eat Drink Vote, a brisk and funny read about food politics that helps make its message with political cartoons.
Michael A. Resnick, who has spent the past 44 years lobbying for the National School Boards Association, has retired. The NSBAs associated executive director for federal advocacy and public policy turned in his attendance card for the last time at the end of November.
The years have not been kind to the early Hollywood films of the silent era, but if a congressionally mandated report has any sway, the public might get to see more of these cultural treasures.
Think your office likes you? Really likes you? Sure, a manager can dole out praise and Christmas gift baskets with maple syrup straight from the home state. But when it comes to substantial raises, most offices plead indigent and offer a small cost-of-living adjustment. Hill Navigator is here to break the bad news, or at least prepare you for a better conversation.
As the race to pass his trade agenda heats up, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., has signed fellow marathon runner and expert tax lawyer Jason Park to his team as international trade counsel.
Im going to miss Joe Granos pitches. The Washington activist was a bare-knuckle brawler for varied causes, from historic preservation to D.C. citizens representation, and he knew how to get his message across with panache.
From deep fryers costing less than $30 to jumbo packs of discount diapers, H Street Northwests newest retailer is ready for its Wednesday opening.
The past is the past, Mayor Vincent Gray would like to convince District voters, and 2010 is getting ready to be 40 years ago, he said at his first news conference since entering the Districts 2014 mayoral race.
When Rep. Darrell Issa asked local planning bodies to review how well the federal Height Act served the District, he didnt expect to see hundreds of models for vertical growth along the citys skyline.
Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, will nominate his long-time confidant Ed Cassidy as chief administrative officer of the House when the second session of the 113th Congress convenes in January, CQ Roll Call has learned.
Mike Abramson is the master of federal government printing style.
So long, Thanksgiving. Hello, holiday party season! This week the Senate may be away, but the festivities are in play, starting with the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree at 5 p.m. Tuesday on the West Front and the Capitol Hill Chanukah Celebration at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Capitols Mansfield Room.
Blame Congress. Thats what opinion polls seem to suggest that the general public does. But what if the problem isnt Congress, but a set of ruthless co-workers? Hill Navigator discusses why competitive offices may not be confined to Capitol Hill.
Its been 14 years since Congress determined that a memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower was needed, but the question of how to do right by Ike continues to confound.
House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Strodel, who has served in his post since July 2010 and guided the chamber through internal financial challenges, is retiring from federal service after 28 years on Capitol Hill.