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The Capitol Quip Call at the Plate!

Congratulations to this week’s winner and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.

'Idiocracy' a Fine Film for Friday's Brand of Fun

Filibusters and FISA got you down, Senate watchers? Look no further than a fine piece of film masterwork for solace as you contemplate yet another busted recess weekend.

Senate at Work Won't Stop Memorial Day Concert

Despite the impending weekend Senate session, the 26th Annual National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol will go on — and that means some inconvenience for congressional staffers and thousands of dollars worth of overtime work for Capitol Police.

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.

Find Your Flavor of Philanthropy

In the mood to put your money where your mouth is? A number of non-profits would love to help you do just that in the coming weeks.

Man on the Run

Runners from Capitol Hill and beyond descended Wednesday morning on the banks of the Anacostia River for the 34th annual ACLI Capital Challenge.

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.

Gyrocopter Pilot Indicted on Six Charges

The Florida man who landed a gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn in April has been indicted by a federal grand jury and faces a maximum of nine-and-a-half years in prison.

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.

AFI Docs Highlights Old School, New School

AFI Docs released its full slate Wednesday for its June 17-21 run, and among its 81 movies are documentaries from one of the field’s most influential directors, as well as some of its most contemporary trailblazers.

Vote for Your Favorite Nuclear World Series Capitol Quip!

The finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your vote.

Watch: Capitol Police Chief Testifies Before House Committee

Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine testified Wednesday before the House Administration Committee on security at the U.S. Capitol. Dine’s appearance followed a CQ Roll Call report earlier this month that Capitol Police have, on multiple occasions, left loaded firearms unattended around the Capitol campus.

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.

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.

Politics of a Pay Raise for Congress: Still Toxic (Video)

When the doors slid shut on Capitol Hill’s private, members-only elevators last spring, colleagues started to tell then-Rep. James P. Moran their honest opinion of his proposed housing stipend: Congress desperately needs a raise.

DC Film Society Trailer Night Parks It at E Street

The Washington DC Film Society is hosting its “Coming Attractions” program Tuesday night at Landmark’s E Street Cinema, its twice-yearly gathering of those looking to watch and gab about the season’s top movie offerings.

GPO's Real Estate Firm Disputes Criticisms

The global real estate firm tasked with crafting a plan to develop the Government Publishing Office’s parking lot is disputing an independent report claiming it mishandled lease negotiations with another government agency.

Hoyer Supports Pay Raise for Lawmakers

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., agreed Tuesday morning that congressional salaries should increase.

Hastings: Members of Congress Need a Pay Raise (Video)

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.

GI Film Festival Comes to Canadian Soil

The 2015 GI Film Festival gets underway Monday, and while the bulk of the films and events surrounding the all-things-military fest are at the Angelika Film Center at Mosaic in Fairfax, Va., the international bloc gets the (maple leaf) red carpet treatment on Tuesday at the Canadian Embassy.

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