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Boston Bound: Capitol Hill Staffers Lace Up for Marathon

Boston Bound: Capitol Hill Staffers Lace Up for Marathon
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Allen, right, a legislative assistant for Sen. Amy Klobuchar , will be among the 36,000 runners at this years Boston Marathon. Lehner, communications director for Sen. Mary L. Landrieu , ran Boston in 2011 and has already qualified for the 2015 marathon.

Kerry Allen knows what it’s like to go to work on only a few hours of sleep. The legislative assistant for Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is up every morning before sunrise to log miles as part of her training plan for the upcoming Boston Marathon. Even on days when she does double-digit-mile runs, Allen is at her desk in the Hart Senate Office Building by 9 a.m.

D.C. Council to Mayor: See You in Court

With Capitol Hill failing to either stop the District’s local budget autonomy act from becoming law, or pass legislation freeing the city’s locally raised funds from the appropriations process, the issue is headed to court and pitting D.C.’s elected officials against one another.

Potomac Video Closing, the Last of a Breed

The last Potomac Video storefront, a once-sprawling regional video rental empire, will be closing its Avalon location at 5536 Connecticut Ave. NW at the end of May.

Shunned Superheroes at Capitol Reflecting Pool

Shunned Superheroes at Capitol Reflecting Pool

Awesome Con made a valiant effort to break the world record for assembled superheroes on Friday at the Capitol Reflecting Pool, but fell short.

Senators Might Seize D.C. Lawsuit As Opportunity to Act on Budget Autonomy

Attorneys preparing to sue Mayor Vincent Gray and his administration to force compliance with the District’s budget autonomy law informed all relevant members of Congress before heading to D.C. Superior Court on Thursday.

Arnie Thomas, Veteran Washington News Man, Dies at 66

Arnie Thomas, a former senior vice president at CQ Roll Call, former director of LEGI-SLATE at The Washington Post, president of the A Thomas Group and mentor to scores of people he worked with over the years, died of a heart attack on April 12. He was 66 years old.

Congress Takes Hands-Off Approach to Miriam Carey Shooting

Congress Takes Hands-Off Approach to Miriam Carey Shooting

Release of the final autopsy report for Miriam Carey, the 34-year-old dental hygienist who was shot outside the Capitol on Oct. 3 after a fast and furious car chase from the White House, has renewed calls for action from an attorney for her family.

Despite Capitol Renovations, Plenty of Action for Tourists on Campus

Congress has skipped town, so it’s time to cut a rug.

Capitol Police Chief: We Are Not the 'Media Police'

Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine clarified that his officers are not the “media police,” following a March 28 police-press run-in that nearly resulted in the arrest of a journalist.

Moran Predicts Two-Class System Arising in Congress

Moran Predicts Two-Class System Arising in Congress

Following a gripe about members of Congress being “underpaid” that put Rep. James P. Moran at the center of an ongoing debate about congressional pay, the Virginia Democrat proposed adding about $2,800 to the average member’s $174,000 annual salary, arguing it would help diversify the ranks of Congress.

Food Historian Savors Washington's Culinary Heritage

Amanda Moniz is thrilled whenever the opportunity arises to showcase her twin loves: baking and history. And she’s been delighted to discover, via the experimental courses she’s developed in conjunction with Hill Center, that others hunger to do so as well.

Staffer Fail: Vance McAllister's Infidelity Offers Valuable Lesson

We all make mistakes.

Eric Holder in the Hot Seat on Pot, Fired Up to Defend DOJ Enforcement (Video)

Eric Holder in the Hot Seat on Pot, Fired Up to Defend DOJ Enforcement (Video)

As states and cities move to liberalize marijuana laws, the administration looks at changes to federal policy and the No. 2 House Democrat reverses course on decriminalization, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. found himself in a charged congressional hearing on Tuesday.

Arizona Wine: The Link Between Tool and Congress

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. | On this, the Republican congressman and the frontman for Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer agree: The Verde Valley is a great place to make wine.

National Capital Planning Commission Rejects Frank Gehry's Design for Eisenhower Memorial

Members of Congress past and present ventured into the National Capital Planning Commission’s headquarters last week to weigh in on the long-delayed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial project.

Gainer, 'Ultimate Jack-of-All-Trades,' Looks Ahead To Private Sector

Gainer, 'Ultimate Jack-of-All-Trades,' Looks Ahead To Private Sector

Terrance W. Gainer spent most of March 4 with the Dalai Lama, guiding the spiritual leader around the Capitol in his capacity as the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms.

Deaf Caucus Encourages Members To Hire More Deaf Staffers

Members of Congress are joining with the deaf community to bring more deaf interns and staffers to Capitol Hill.

Smithsonian's Kiyochika Exhibit Illuminates a Bygone Tokyo

The scenes of late 19th century Tokyo capture a city on the rise, with multistory brick buildings, gas lighting, telegraph poles, railroads and warships cruising the surrounding rivers.

Sid Yudain, Roll Call Founder, Laid to Rest

Sid Yudain, Roll Call Founder, Laid to Rest

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. — Before he was Sid Yudain, founder and publisher of Roll Call newspaper, he was TEC 5 Sidney Lawrence Yudain, Detached Enlisted Men’s List, United States Army. The World War II veteran who died on Oct. 20, 2013, was laid to rest at the military’s hallowed ground here on Friday, interred at Columbarium 9, Section N26, Row 3, Niche 2.

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