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Efforts to shed light on the confusing series of events that led federal law enforcement officers to fatally shoot a 34-year-old woman outside the Capitol 18 months ago may rest in the hands of a federal judge.
Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia is a time for celebrations and reflection, but also to draw attention to D.C.s lack of voting rights in Congress.
Profish has reeled in a whos who of award-winning local chefs for its fourth annual Charity Off the Hook event, a gourmet dine-around designed to net much needed funds for food- and education-related charitable organizations.
Members of Congress say they received no warning that the West Front went into lockdown Wednesday afternoon, prompting concerns about how Capitol Police would handle a more menacing threat to the secure airspace surrounding the Dome.
While April 15 might just be a filing deadline for most Americans, for D.C. residents, its a day when the slogan that adorns their license plates hits home.
It took almost 500 years for one of the bad boys of Renaissance art to get a major retrospective. But if recent crowds at the National Gallery of Art are any indication, Piero di Cosimo may be starting to emerge from the shadows cast by famous contemporaries such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo to take a long overdue star turn.
Filmfest DC, the homegrown international movie festival entering its 29th year, kicks off its 11-day slate on Thursday. It almost didnt happen.
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine has submitted a letter of resignation to the Capitol Police Board, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation have confirmed to CQ Roll Call.
One doesnt typically expect terrorism to become a topic of discussion at hearing about library funding.
Congress has some more time to deal with two District of Columbia bills that have caused some backlash from lawmakers, but the clock is ticking.
Nation! Its come to this. Stephen Colberts portrait is coming down from its rightful spot in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, on the second floor between the bathrooms and above the water fountain.
Whatever it is, Im against it Groucho Marx, Horse Feathers
If you hand a millennial an envelope of microfiche, chances are all youll get in return is a blank stare. Thats when Laurie Hall at the Government Publishing Office comes to the rescue.
From left, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin conduct a news conference Tuesday in the Capitols Ohio Clock Corridor after the Senate policy luncheons.
The Metropolitan Police Department has identified the man who shot himself on the Capitol grounds Saturday afternoon as 22-year-old Leo P. Thornton of Lincolnwood, Ill.
One of the most important assets a news photographer has is the ability to move. Even a few inches can make the difference in having a clean background for your shot. You want to be able to look at as many angles as possible and determine where you need to be to make the best picture. Most of the time you can make a good guess, but it is always a good idea to take a spin around the venue to rule out other vantage points.
It can be hard to land a job on Capitol Hill, even for those who live and work in D.C. But what about former state and district staffers, who still want to work on Capitol Hill even after their boss has exited stage right? Hill Navigator discusses.
Two Government Accountability Office reports released Tuesday revealed management weaknesses in the Library of Congress information technology divisions as the Library is working to bolster its digital collection and cataloging processes.
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Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Claire McCaskill of Missouri are calling for an update of Senate technology policies to make better use of digital technology.
Only one more weekend of basketball madness and the Republicans are falling behind the Democrats in Bracketology. Or have the Democrats worked too far ahead?
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, 26 bikers in green jerseys turned off of First Street and headed straight toward the Capitol Dome.
Back in 2010 during my first stint at Roll Call, I suggested creating a tear tally to track how often Speaker John A. Boehner needs to pull out a hankie. Not to make fun of him, of course, but to use data to remind our readers that we track Congress like no one else. It never quite came together, even though there has certainly been plenty of material.
In the course of eight days, two Senate Republicans eyeing the presidency introduced measures to strike down District of Columbia laws, causing local officials and activists to accuse them of using the District for their own political gain.
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an executive order Tuesday prohibiting D.C. officials and employees from approving official travel to Indiana in response to the states controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
With Harry Reids retirement, the Senate is not just losing its top Democrat. Its losing its foremost baseball fan.
Mondays rare recess field hearing will focus attention on the controversy within a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Medical Center thats become a thorny subject for both the states senators.
Every moviegoer knows the ending is important. Josh Levin ended the five-year run of his West End Cinema on March 29 with one last screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, choosing to go out with a laugh.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio introduced a bill Thursday aimed at loosening the District of Columbias gun laws.
Abandon all hope, ye who happen to park anywhere near geometrically challenged-motorist Eleanor Holmes Norton.
After Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and James Lankford of Oklahoma introduced resolutions of disapproval to block two District of Columbia bills from becoming law, the D.C. Council chairman took his argument in support of the bills directly to Lankford.
Hill staffers would be the people most affected if Capitol law enforcement cracks down on Memorial Day and Fourth of July parties. That might be why members of Congress do not seem to be pushing back on a March 12 letter from the Capitol Police Board.
Robert McAlister didnt know anything about the coffee business. But he knew he enjoyed drinking coffee.
The Capitol Rotunda will close for six weeks this summer for scaffolding installation as part of the $60 million Dome restoration project.
First sledding, now the Fourth of July.
Sharing photos and posts about the scene of the March 7, 2014, crash that landed a silver car in a tree southeast of the Capitol got a few Capitol Police officers into trouble with the department.
When Rep. Aaron Schock leaves Congress on March 31, his Downton Abbey office will remain, though the days of the pheasant feathers and paintings could also be numbered.
The email landing in Capitol Hill inboxes was simple enough a personalized note thanking congressional staffers for their service.
Could Aaron Schock actually end up in jail for his misspending, as the Illinois Republicans father said after his sons resignation announcement?
Rep. Aaron Schock is not the only persons career to be upended in a flash. The Illinois Republicans staffers, who once thought they could be working for a future leader in the House, will be out of a job and looking for work.
In the Capitol Visitor Center, behind the replica of the Statue of Freedom, a small address book sits in a glass case.
Its been one heck of a year for Brigid Schulte.
Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and James Lankford of Oklahoma introduced resolutions of disapproval Wednesday to strike down two D.C. bills they say violate religious freedom.
The U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia announced Wednesday there will be no criminal charges against the intelligence agency employee who set off a national security furor after crashing a drone on the grounds of the White House early Jan. 26.
Rep. Aaron Schocks downfall marks another high-profile lawmaker felled by ethics troubles. But dont expect Congress to ramp up efforts at self-policing.
All good things come to an end.
Dressed head to toe in colonial garb, a handful of District of Columbia activists went to Rep. Jason Chaffetzs office Tuesday afternoon to ask the Utah Republican to respect D.C. laws.
Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill.,who has come under fire for a variety of questionable practices in his congressional office, announced Tuesday he will resign from Congress effective March 31.
With the Office of Congressional Ethics reportedly investigating Rep. Aaron Schock over his spending of taxpayer and campaign money, the Illinois Republicans accounting will be subject to a fresh round of scrutiny, this time from a quasi-independent House agency.
The District of Columbia government is in the process of responding to a congressional investigation into the enactment and implementation of the voter-passed marijuana legalization initiative.
Republicans on Capitol Hill are trying to protect the D.C. school voucher system, a GOP pet program championed by Speaker John A. Boehner and others.
Planning to protest a hearing on Capitol Hill? One warning is all you get under Frank J. Larkin, the Senates 40th sergeant-at-arms.
More than 50 womens rights and gay rights groups are urging members of Congress not to interfere with two District of Columbia laws they say protect against discrimination.
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday said an ongoing case over a law granting D.C. control over its local budget is moot, deviating from her predecessor and throwing the future of the case into question.
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced Monday that he will step down on April 1 and return to private practice. Machens investigation into a former D.C. mayors campaign will likely continue after his departure, though that probe drew some criticism from members of Congress.
It is said that every Republichaun has a pot of gold hidden deep in a government archive, and, if captured by a human, Republichauns have the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their freedom.
When a documentary comes around that might influence legislation in Congress, a few people might raise their eyebrows. But when a documentary comes around that might influence the NFL draft? Thats how you get attention.
Members of Congress have been raising questions about morale among Capitol Police officers in recent weeks, but the strained relationship between rank-and-file officers and the departments top brass appears to have hit a new low.
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As my kids might ask, why do we have to know this stuff?
The officials in charge of Capitol security are preparing for Pope Francis address to Congress in September, and the masses of people that are expected to descend upon the District of Columbia to get a glimpse of the leader of the Catholic Church.
Two men from the D.C. area are suing Rep. Paul Ryan and his chief of staff for $100,000, alleging negligent driving caused Ryans top aide to rear-end their car while he was driving his boss vehicle.
The legal battle stemming from ex-Sen. Larry Craigs 2007 arrest in a Minnesota airport bathroom sex sting wages on.
Sen. Ron Johnson insists critics are trying to drag him into the controversy that led the Wisconsin Republican Party to file an ethics complaint against Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
The future of Sen. Robert Menendez might hinge on what his staffers have to say. At question is whether his aides can give testimony that would implicate the New Jersey Democrat, who is facing possible federal corruption charges for his dealings with Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., stepped into the limelight Tuesday, highlighting her new role as head of the appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Capitol complex and introducing herself on the floor with her maiden speech.
In yet another example of how the president is attempting to work around a gridlocked Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled an initiative Monday to spur technology hiring throughout the country. And the nations city leaders were all ears.
Freedom of speech is much on our minds these days.
The West End Cinema will close out its nearly five-year run as the redoubt of art house film in Washington this month with the cult and documentary classic, Grey Gardens.
A staffer for Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., has been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a child, according to KWCH in Kansas.
It may be a frozen tundra out there right now. But things are sure to being heating up as pols and press begin training in earnest for the seventh annual Congressional Womens Softball Game.
Its snowing! School is cancelled, you grab your saucer and go sledding with your friends just like any other snow day except for the throngs of reporters and cameras waiting for you at the bottom of the hill.
The only thing better than celebrating a birthday is celebrating it all year long. Roll Call is turning 60, and were doing a whole bunch of stuff to mark six decades of covering Congress.
Capitol Hill employees are in limbo when it comes to workplace rights, or at least when it comes to a key update to the Family and Medical Leave Act.
By the end of the day, well all be drinking buddies, DC Brew Tour Guide Max Moline pledged as he pulled away from the curb and began inundating those of us whod signed on for a mid-day swing through the various beer-making operations that have bubbled up across the area with trivia about barley- and hops-related beverages.
Trying to find housing near the Capitol? Selling a bike? Need to locate lost jewelry?
Photo Editor Bill Clark got up early to take sunrise shots of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., but ran into an additional subject thanks to some lucky timing.
Devoted fans gathered at the historic Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on a cold night recently to hear author and YouTube sensation Jo-Issa Issa Rae Diop discuss her new book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an agreement Monday launching the redevelopment of the Hill East District, with construction expected to begin next year on a project that includes additional apartments, a public village square and green space.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Rep. Terri A. Sewell has her constituents in Alabama. Then she has the constituent.
A D.C. Superior Court judge dismissed on Wednesday a lawsuit challenging congressional health care enrollment in the D.C. small business exchange, ruling that federal regulations allow members of Congress and their staffs to enroll in the exchange.
As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, the District of Columbia will legalize marijuana, despite warnings from two congressional Republicans that doing so would break the law and could lead to possible prison time for D.C. officials.
Fewer than two months after the Santa Claus impersonator and reindeer farmer who represented southeast Michigan for one term left Congress, the tea party-inspired Republican has filed for bankruptcy.
LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. A partial list of things not present at the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march: A drone mini-copter, Lynyrd Skynyrds Sweet Home Alabama, Viola Liuzzos roadside memorial.
Among the serious accusations of improper spending leveled at Rep. Aaron Schock since The Washington Post shined a spotlight on his Downton Abbey-themed office are at least a dozen flights aboard his political donors private planes.
Virginias former first lady, Maureen McDonnell, is heading to prison for a year and a day after she was found guilty of trading favors in return for loans, vacations and gifts. Her husband, former Gov. Bob McDonnell, has also been sentenced and is appealing the ruling. A onetime GOP star, his career is likely over.
The State of the Union night car chase that ended without arrest added new strains to already tense relationships inside the law enforcement community on Capitol Hill.
You cant go a week without getting one of those Moving on. . . emails from staffers detailing their latest job switch, usually something more glamorous than their last position (which they will bemoan leaving behind, along with an outstanding boss and set of co-workers, as any good staffer should). But how many emails can you read without questioning whether YOU should make the job hop as well? Hill Navigator discusses.
Tucked away amid the row houses of NoMA is a once run down warehouse transformed into a clean modern contemporary art gallery. The quaint studio, Gallery NK, is the creation of Turkish born artist Nihal Kececi.
When senators head to Iowa, speculation about presidential aspirations heats up a fact one shadow senator who traveled to Des Moines over the weekend kept in mind.
Interning may be the common way to get a job on Capitol Hill, but what if youve got the political experience and are ready to work full time? Do you really need the Capitol Hill internship? Hill Navigator discusses:
Some members of Congress go their whole lives without being asked about their office decorations. Others have it foisted upon them.
The public got a rare glimpse inside the House Ethics Committee on Thursday morning, when the secretive panel convened to determine its rules and oversight plan for the 114th Congress.
Artisan spirits and historic accents make up the foundation of the collaborative hospitality project slowly taking shape behind the soon-to-be reopened doors at 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
Its no secret Capitol Hill staffers are underpaid compared to their private-sector counterparts. But what if youre underpaid compared to the rest of Capitol Hill? When is it time to find work in another office? Hill Navigator discusses.
Theres something to be said for gumption: the go-get-em attitude that shrinks the power distance between junior staffers and the far senior authorities. But how does one bridge that divide and advance a career in the process? Hill Navigator discusses.
SEMINOLE, Fla. What happens when a member of Congress dies in office? There is no standard set procedure and the internecine melee that followed the death of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, perhaps best illustrated by the exhaustive search for a handful of pictures and one Pentagon-approved memento, has ruined decades-old friendships and frayed family bonds seemingly beyond repair.
Much has been written about Capitol Hill staff and the wide disparities in paid maternity and paternity leave policies. Offices with longstanding histories of generous leave policies are quick to speak up, but many offices dodge the question, either citing privacy concerns or giving the classic silent treatment by ignoring reporters questions.
You cant be subtle in this town.
The little, local gelato maker that could has come a long way from solely dishing scoops of handmade refreshment to college kids and thrusting samples in the faces of those perusing different stalls at the farmers market. The decade-long trek to the top of the frozen dessert heap in D.C. has culminated in the development of the bright, welcoming Dolcezza Factory at 550 Penn St. NE that took up residence in the shadow of next-gen shopping hub Union Market last winter.
Are you reading this while at your desk? On your smartphone on the Metro? Maybe you get Hill Navigator delivered directly to your inbox. But how do you know if youre reading the best news sources to do your job effectively? Hill Navigator discusses.
DAVIDSON CANYON, Ariz. The bike rack at the Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead here is a twisted oxidized metal coil molded to look like a rattlesnake. Its a small bit of whimsy amid a majestic part of the 800-plus-mile Arizona Trail dedicated to the victims of a dark chapter in the Grand Canyon States history.
While the wealth of Congress surged $150 million last year and at least a third of federal lawmakers are millionaires, theres a sizable group of have-nots in Congress too.
Forget the sunrise diner special, or candlelit, white tablecloth dinners. If youre going to eat one meal properly in Washington, D.C., it should be the power lunch. The power lunch is the ideal midday break, a mini-vacation to the day, a chance to hear the lobby pitches while nibbling on veal tagliatelle or steak frites, perhaps eyeing the room to see nearby diners who would warrant a quick tip to Heard on the Hill.
Want that Capitol Hill job? Doesnt congressional staffer have such a nice ring to it?
ROCKLAND, Maine Once aboard the boat that will speed us to North Haven, a Connecticut man opens up about his affinity for the Pine Tree State.
A House chairman usually ends up hanging around the committee room years after he or she retires.
In a city such as D.C., with its infinite possibilities, had Segway tours become too much to endure? The answer is no, thanks to Segs in the City and their friends forever at the Institute of Justice, who sued to get rid of that D.C. rite of passage.
Matt Dennis wasnt used to making reporters wait for a response. But when he was on paternity leave, his newborn son Jonah took priority over his boss, Democratic Rep. Nita M. Lowey of New York, so he put the BlackBerry aside.
Interns are busy. Most everyone in D.C. is busy. But as longtime Hill Navigator readers may have noticed, this week we launched the first Roll Call e-book: Best Intern Ever: How to Ace Your Capitol Hill Internship.
Thinking about starting a family? Interested in having kids, but not sure when?