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Gyrocopter Capitol Quip Defense System

Given all the gyrations the White House and Congress have gone through over legislation to give lawmakers a say in a nuclear deal with Iran, we wonder if there might be a simpler way to patrol Capitol airspace — which brings us to the gyrocopters in this week’s Capitol Quip.

Suddenly, a Capitol Quip Winner!

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

Boko Haram Survivors Renew Push to #BringBackOurGirls

Two schoolgirls who escaped the terrorist group Boko Haram solemnly marked the one-year anniversary of their kidnapping by climbing the steps of the Capitol to tie a red ribbon around one of its stately columns.

White House Fence Jumper Who Kicked K-9 Pleads Guilty

The Maryland man who scaled the White House fence in October and was caught on camera kicking one of the Secret Service’s big Belgian Malinois dogs pled guilty Friday to a federal charge stemming from the intrusion.

Miriam Carey Shooting Provokes Lawsuit Against DOJ

Efforts to shed light on the chaotic events that led federal law enforcement officers to fatally shoot a 34-year-old woman outside the Capitol 18 months ago may rest in the hands of a federal judge.

Congress Wants Answers From Capitol Police on Gyrocopter (Video)

Members of Congress say they received no warning that the West Front went into lockdown Wednesday afternoon, prompting concerns about how Capitol Police would handle a more menacing threat to the secure airspace surrounding the Dome.

On Emancipation Day, D.C. Reflects on Lack of Rights

Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia is a time for celebrations and reflection, but also to draw attention to D.C.’s lack of voting rights in Congress.

Gyrocopter Aftermath: Schumer's on It

Sen. Charles E. Schumer has questions on the gyrocopter. A “whole lot” of them.

Misunderestimating Hillary Clinton — Again!

So . . . this week’s Capitol Quip cartoon didn’t quite capture the decidedly low-key roll out of the Clinton 2016 campaign, and it’s not the first time the former secretary of State has proved this normally prescient cartoonist wrong.

With Capitol in Sight, Postal Customers Struggle to Pay Their Taxes

The irony was unmistakable.

Vote for Your Favorite Hillary Clinton Capitol Quip!

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

Versatile Toques Aim to Tantalize Seafood Fans

Profish has reeled in a who’s who of award-winning local chefs for its fourth annual “Charity Off the Hook” event, a gourmet dine-around designed to net much needed funds for food- and education-related charitable organizations.

From Selma to the Capitol Steps

Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon whose experiences fighting for racial equality are being chronicled in a series of graphic novels, recounts his experience in Selma, Ala., Wednesday to a group of students gathered on the House steps. Explore our coverage of the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montogmery, Ala., from Photo Editor Bill Clark and Hill Life Editor Jason Dick.

Gyrocopter Lands Amid Capitol Police Tumult

After arresting the pilot of a small gyrocopter that touched down Wednesday on the West Front, many Capitol Police were left wondering, “What’s next?”

Calls for D.C. Rights Mount on Tax Day, Emancipation Day

While April 15 might just be a filing deadline for most Americans, for D.C. residents, it’s a day when the words that adorn their license plates hit home.

Filmfest DC Returns 'Leaner and Meaner'

Filmfest DC, the homegrown international movie festival entering its 29th year, kicks off its 11-day slate Thursday. It almost didn’t happen.

Man Flies Gyrocopter to West Front of Capitol (Updated) (Video)

Updated 3:22 p.m. | A man has been arrested after flying a small gyrocopter onto the West Front of the Capitol, prompting Capitol Police to briefly lock down the building.

Campaign Contributor Files Lawsuit Against Schock

An Illinois resident who contributed to ex-Rep. Aaron Schock’s campaign is looking to get his money back after the Illinois Republican resigned following allegations of improper spending.

Laurie Hall of GPO Works in Changing Environment

If you hand a millennial an envelope of microfiche, chances are all you’ll get in return is a blank stare. That’s when Laurie Hall at the Government Publishing Office comes to the rescue.

How to Deal With Those 'No' People

“Whatever it is, I’m against it” — Groucho Marx, “Horse Feathers”




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