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Driver in Barricade Crash Identified as Pennsylvania Man

The man who crashed his red sedan Friday morning into a barricade about 150 yards south of the Capitol appears to have a history of criminal activity related to automobiles.

Car Crashes at South Barricade, Police Arrest Driver (Updated)

Updated 10:31 a.m. | A red Nissan Altima with Florida license plates crashed into the South Barricade of the Capitol around 8:40 a.m. Friday.

Whistleblower Day, but Not for Hill Staff

The Senate approved a resolution Thursday declaring July 30, 2015, “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day,” though senators’ own staffers are not afforded the same protections as other federal workers.

Lawmakers Look to Enhance Unpaid Intern Protections

House Democrats introduced three bills to protect interns from sexual harassment and discrimination Tuesday, notably extending protections to the scores of interns in congressional offices.

Farewell, My Indigestion: Bidding Adieu to Restaurant Associates

“But if you‘ll eat it, you never have to prove your courage in any other way.”

Congressional Couches Test Positive for Toxic Retardant

As Congress considers an overhaul of toxic chemical regulations, a new analysis has brought the issue close to home — perhaps a little too close for comfort.

Democrats Look to Pivot From Milestones to Today's Priorities

Wielding the gavel he held nearly 50 years ago to the day, former Rep. John D. Dingell told a group gathered in the Capitol Visitor Center Wednesday, “We did it! Now let’s see some real enthusiasm,” adding, “They fought us all the way.”

Vote for Your Favorite 'Sharknado 4' Capitol Quip!

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

Rep. Chaka Fattah Charged in 29-Count Indictment (Updated) (Video)

Updated 2:19 p.m. | Prosecutors charged Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., Wednesday in a 29-count indictment with racketeering conspiracy, bribery and wire fraud as part of a probe into the 11-term congressman launched by the FBI and IRS in March 2013.

Norah O'Donnell: My First Article for Roll Call

This is part of a series of reflections from alumni journalists for our ongoing coverage of Roll Call’s 60th Anniversary. See all of our coverage at media.cq.com/60thanniversary.

Student Loan Repayment Is for Parents, Too

Student loans. A serious question that many undergraduates and graduates think about. But what about when it’s the parents concern? Can parents receive money from the student loan repayment program for loans taken out for their kids’ college education? Hill Navigator discusses.

On Unattended Guns, Questions Linger for Capitol Police

Called before Congress for an oversight hearing after a tumultuous few weeks of reports of loaded service weapons left in problematic places around the Capitol and an ongoing hunt for employees who may have leaked internal information, Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine promised the acts would be dealt with “firmly and effectively.”

House Limits Chamber Access for Pope Address

House lawmakers opted Tuesday to limit who can be present in the chamber during Pope Francis’ historic address to Congress in September.

D.C. Drawn Into Sanctuary Cities Debate

The House has voted to limit funding for so-called sanctuary cities, but one lawmaker is pushing to take further action in the District of Columbia, dictating specific policies for law enforcement.

Sharknado 4: A Capitol Quip Disaster!

When we watched Sen. Rand Paul chainsaw the tax code, we were thrilled by his skill. While we can’t say whether this makes the Kentucky Republican presidential timber, we do now know whom to call if Fin Shepard isn’t around when the next sharknado threatens liberty, Congress, the Constitution . . . and this week’s Capitol Quip.

A Trusted and Verified Capitol Quip Winner

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

Capitol Police Stop Ex-Cop From Taking Loaded Revolver Into Library

Updated 5:33 p.m. | Capitol Police stopped a 55-year-old Virginia man who claimed to be a local cop from carrying a loaded revolver into the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building Tuesday.

Capitol Marks 17 Years Since Fatal Shooting

On a day when Louisiana lawmakers and other members of Congress mourned a fatal shooting in a Lafayette movie theater, Capitol Hill also honored two Capitol Police officers killed by a gunman who charged into the Capitol exactly 17 years ago.

Josh Oppenheimer Looks Into the Abyss With 'The Look of Silence'

Josh Oppenheimer has an open invitation to the world with his new film, “The Look of Silence.”

Boehner and Pelosi Agree: Overtime for Their Aides

Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., agree on one aspect of the new overtime provisions: More of their own aides will be eligible for extra pay when the new criteria issued by the Department of Labor are finalized, likely in early 2016.




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