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Blimps Over Capitol: Just Hot Air?

Blimps Over Capitol: Just Hot Air?
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Coming soon to a Capitol skyline near you: Giant blimps at 10,000 feet?

Mendelson Cautious on Budget Autonomy Act

For the first time, the District of Columbia could move forward with a budget that is not tied to the federal appropriations process, thanks to a court decision issued Wednesday.

Food Truck Man Owned Pressure Cooker Destroyed by Police

The Arlington, Va., man who triggered a bomb scare Sunday near the National Mall apologized and explained the pressure cooker that Capitol Police exploded was used for his food truck business, NBC4 reported on Monday.

Doug Hughes: Congress Must Honor Vows to 'We the People'

Doug Hughes: Congress Must Honor Vows to 'We the People'

Florida mailman Douglas Hughes got a hero’s welcome when he returned to Washington Thursday to face six charges related to his April 15 landing on the West Front of the Capitol.

Nobody Puts NoMa in a Corner

NoMa Summer Screen kicks off its schedule Wednesday at its new location, and with its 2015 theme, “Dance, Dance, Dance.”

Members Living in Their Offices Rent-Free Adds Up

Rep. Joaquin Castro knows a little about real estate, in part because his twin, Julian, is secretary of Housing and Urban Development. So after winning a safely Democratic seat three years ago, he decided buying a condo on the Hill was a smart investment.


Cops Who Lost Guns Still Protecting GOP Leaders (Video)

Cops Who Lost Guns Still Protecting GOP Leaders (Video)

As part of their biannual weapons qualification, Capitol Police will receive new weapons safety training to reinforce proper handling, i.e., what to do with your gun when you go to the potty, Chief Kim C. Dine told lawmakers Wednesday.

Foster Youth Shadow Day Shows Power of Personal Stories

Rep. Karen Bass took to the House floor Wednesday for a one-minute speech, standing next to a picture of a smiling young woman. That same young woman sat in the gallery above as Bass told her story.

The Revolving Doors of D.C.’s Think Tanks

Interning is considered one of the best ways to start out in D.C. — especially on Capitol Hill, where internships can often lead to paid work. But what if you are working at a think tank, albeit one with strong political and congressional ties? Hill Navigator discusses.

Hastings: Members of Congress Need a Pay Raise

Hastings: Members of Congress Need a Pay Raise

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings made the politically tone-deaf case for raising salaries for members of Congress Monday, pointing to the high cost of living in the District of Columbia.

Congress Concerned by Capitol Police Conduct With Protesters

Congress has been critical of the Capitol Police this year when it comes to the department’s handling of protesters. Now, one member is demanding to see the department’s policies on removing demonstrators from House and Senate hearings.

With Menendez Trial, Is It Location, Location, Location?

The August 2009 guilty verdict against former Rep. William J. Jefferson was a striking win for the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section following its botched prosecution of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens. The trial venue might have been a key factor, a fact that is not lost on the attorneys gearing up for the corruption case of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.

How to Get a Front-Page Photo (Video)

How to Get a Front-Page Photo (Video)

Sometimes capturing just the right moment requires you to move fast. Roll Call Photographer Tom Williams had only a few seconds to capture the hesitant Faye, a potbelly pig, avoiding a selfie attempt by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.

Hill-Climbing Staffer Reflects on Nepal Earthquake

During a recent congressional recess, Gillian Mueller visited ancient temples in Nepal. Nine days later, the temples were rubble.

Senate's Military Vets Weigh In on Capitol Police's Lost Guns

As a West Point graduate and former infantry platoon leader, Sen. Jack Reed knows the weighty responsibility that comes with being routinely armed on duty and the necessity of strict accounting for weapons.

Capitol Police Investigating Gun Report Leak

After two CQ Roll Call reports Friday called attention to safety lapses involving firearms in the Capitol and raised eyebrows among concerned members of Congress, police officials announced a new investigation — into how CQ Roll Call got the story.

A Former Staffer's 'Glamour' Side

A Former Staffer's 'Glamour' Side

Giovanna Gray Lockhart already knows what it means to hit the ground running with style.

The Difficult Bosses of Capitol Hill

Happy members of Congress are all alike (and great to work for); unhappy members are each unhappy in their own way. Wise — paraphrased — words from Tolstoy ring true about the Capitol Hill workplace: Difficult bosses come in all stripes. What do you do if you land in one of the many (many, many) offices with a difficult boss at the helm? Hill Navigator discusses.

As Campaigns Heat Up, Candidates Mind Senate Rules

Juggling a grueling campaign schedule and work as a U.S. senator can be a daunting task for the ones running for president, but as election season picks up, they’ll also have to be mindful of the Senate rules for campaigning.

Hill Staffer Student Loan Perk Comes With Caveats

Have student loans and want a $10,000 raise? The Student Loan Repayment Program, offered through both the House and Senate, can shoulder the student loan burden for up to $10,000 per staff member per year.

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