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Rubio, Jordan Target D.C.'s Local Control Over Gun Regulations

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio introduced a bill Thursday aimed at loosening the District of Columbia’s gun laws.

Mendelson to Lankford: D.C. Bills Don't Violate Religious Freedom

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.

Capitol Fun Police? Farr Opposes July Fourth Security Plan

One of the House’s most liberal Democrats vowed to be the “squeaky wheel” if congressional leaders agree to recommendations from Hill law enforcement to limit access to the Capitol on July Fourth.

Former Staffer Is Off the Hill, but Still On the Grind

Robert McAlister didn’t know anything about the coffee business. But he knew he enjoyed drinking coffee.

Congress Not Pushing Back on July Fourth Security Crackdown

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.

House Officials Not Impressed With Vitter's Obamacare Probe

As part of his ongoing investigation into congressional enrollment in Obamacare, Sen. David Vitter is taking on the House of Representatives, asking Speaker John A. Boehner to push House officials to comply with his inquiry. But neither the speaker’s office nor other House officers seem likely to do so.

Eight Arrested in Anti-Abortion 'Pray-In' Outside Boehner's Office

A 30-minute “pray-in” organized at the door of Speaker John A. Boehner’s office by anti-abortion groups ended Wednesday morning with eight arrests.

Vote for Your Favorite Schockton Abbey Capitol Quip!

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

Rotunda to Close for Six Weeks This Summer

The Capitol Rotunda will close for six weeks this summer for scaffolding installation as part of the $60 million Dome restoration project.

Authorities to Transfer Jesse Jackson Jr. to D.C. Halfway House

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is expected to return to Washington this week, nearly 17 months after the Illinois Democrat entered the federal prison system to begin a 30-month sentence for defrauding his campaign.

New Head of LGBT Congressional Staff Association Seeks Diversity for Group | Hill Climbers

Mitchell Rivard, the new president of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Congressional Staff Association, said he and the group’s board have a plan to broaden their organization.

Police Want to Curtail Capitol Fourth of July Festivities

First sledding, now the Fourth of July.

A Gold Medal for the Golden Bear

An emotional Jack Nicklaus received the Congressional Gold Medal Tuesday, honoring his achievements on and off the golf course.

Secret Service Director: 'We Are Not a Perfect Agency' (Video)

For the third time in a week, U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph P. Clancy faced pointed questions from members of Congress about officer misconduct and a lack of accountability for rank-and-file agents, but defended his beleaguered organization.

Social Media Policy Stirs Up More Trouble Within Capitol Police Ranks

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.

Bipartisan Pair Volunteers to Get Schooled on House Ethics

On the heels of Rep. Aaron Schock’s resignation announcement, two of the Illinois Republican’s House colleagues paid a timely visit to the congressional ethics police.

Getting Your Intern Application to Stand Out

Job applications can be stressful, even for the “junior interns.” So how do you go about navigating the confusing world of the intern application process? Hill Navigator discusses.

Double Duty: Graduate School and Capitol Hill

Hill staffers can do anything: pen legislation, autograph in lieu of a member of Congress, even run for office. But can they carry on the demanding, long-hours job while going to graduate school at night? Hill Navigator discusses.

Acing the Business Lunch: Paying the Check

The best part about having the skills to ace a power lunch? Getting the chance to practice. Hill Navigator appreciates the reader response to “How to Ace the Power Lunch,” and hopes each of you have the opportunity to put those gracious and formidable skills to good use. Whether it’s at Fiola or Good Stuff Eatery, knowing how to order, pay and show requisite graciousness is crucial to having a good time and great meal.

Finding Nick Ryan: The Case of the Mysterious Email

The email landing in Capitol Hill inboxes was simple enough — a personalized note thanking congressional staffers for their service.




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