| May 17, 2013, 5:57 p.m.
Media coverage of Friday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the IRS controversy was heavy, as evidenced by this bank of cameras at the ready.
| May 17, 2013, 3:13 p.m.
The District of Columbia’s Frederick Douglass statue is one step closer to being unveiled in the Capitol now that the Senate has passed a resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the event.
| May 16, 2013, 5:15 p.m.
Democratic Rep. Timothy H. Bishop talks to a home-state school group from Long Island, N.Y., on the East Front of the Capitol on Thursday.
| May 16, 2013, 2:54 p.m.
“Toasted ravioli (meat), deep-fried Twinkies,” read the terribly succinct response to our open call for hard-to-find regional foodstuffs.
| May 16, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
The last time Republicans won a presidential election without a Nixon or a Bush on the ticket was 85 years ago, in 1928. With nearly a full century of electoral data available, the answer to the Republicans’ presidential ambitions is obvious, and it isn’t Christie or Ryan or Paul or Cruz.
| May 16, 2013, 2:16 p.m.
Hoping to use Boston’s Great Fenway Park Writers Series as a template, two old Washington hands have launched the Greater Washington Writers Series.
| May 15, 2013, 4:10 p.m.
Rep. James P. Moran speaks during a press conference on legislation to prohibit horse slaughter operations in the United States and curb horsemeat consumption.
| May 15, 2013, 2:13 p.m.
Leo Tolstoy may have been right when he said that unhappy families are all unhappy in their own way, but he was wrong about happy families all resembling one another. Or perhaps he would have amended his feelings if he had seen Jon Robin Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities,” a close look at a family of elite Californians coming to grips with their fall from grace and their long climb back to it.
| May 14, 2013, 4:39 p.m.
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch leaves the Senate-side carriage entrance of the Capitol on Tuesday.
| May 14, 2013, 3:18 p.m.
The value of Capitol Hill experience keeps showing up in recent moves around K Street, as former aides to members of Congress head on to big jobs in the influence industry.
| May 14, 2013, 1:24 p.m.
We’ve all done it at some point — lamented the long hours at work as a matter of pride. “I stayed until 10 p.m. ... I came in at 7 a.m. ... I eat lunch at my desk every day.” Such schedules can be a badge of honor or a symbol of importance. Or validation. Or simply misplaced energy.
| May 13, 2013, 6:16 p.m.
D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells, a Democrat who represents Capitol Hill and parts of its surrounding areas, will make it official Saturday: He’s running for mayor of the capital city.
| May 13, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
A worker fixes a street lamp on Columbus Circle near Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
| May 13, 2013, 3:56 p.m.
Congressional Cemetery was among the capital region historic sites to receive grant money through Partners in Preservation, an effort spearheaded by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
| May 13, 2013, 2:50 p.m.
It looks increasingly likely that we won’t have Ben S. Bernanke to kick around much longer.
| May 10, 2013, 6:25 p.m.
Cecilia Dolan of San Bernardino, Calif., joins in prayer with other supporters of an immigration rewrite before the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup of the overhaul bill Thursday.
| May 9, 2013, 5:23 p.m.
Prince Harry is greeted by Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain, left, as he arrives Thursday at the Russell Senate Office Building for a tour of a photo exhibit on landmines and unexploded ordinances.
| May 9, 2013, 3:24 p.m.
President Barack Obama on Thursday said he would nominate Davita Vance-Cooks to be public printer, the lead officer for the Government Printing Office.
| May 9, 2013, 3:22 p.m.
After 30-plus years of being at the forefront of American — nay, global — dining, one could forgive world-renowned toque and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck for slowing down a bit.
| May 9, 2013, 1:56 p.m.
Denard Span did not expect to return to Washington, D.C.