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McCain Outraged by CodePink Protesters, Police Response

Sen. John McCain’s reaction to protesters who disrupted a hearing, calling one “low-life scum,” garnered media attention Thursday, but the incident also has sparked calls for an investigation into the Capitol Police’s response to the rowdy CodePink protesters.

Congress' Top Travelers Say Globetrotting on Private Dime Essential

As one of the top travelers in Congress, Colorado Democrat Diana DeGette likes to give this advice to incoming House freshmen: “Pick one or two countries and really get deeply involved in the politics and culture.”

Heritage Action Urges Congress to Reject D.C. Bills

Heritage Action for America, a conservative advocacy group, is calling on Congress to reject two District of Columbia Council bills, which, the group argues, infringe upon religious liberty. It is the first time the group has weighed in on a District initiative.

A Mild Journey to the Heart of Pentagon City (Video)

“You can’t be subtle in this town.”

Bowser Talks Marijuana, Statehood With Boehner

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday to discuss local issues with lawmakers, including Speaker John A. Boehner.

Conviction of Reid Bundler Upheld, Next Stop: SCOTUS?

A prominent Nevada lobbyist convicted of making illegal contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s 2010 re-election campaign is preparing to ask the Supreme Court to revisit campaign finance limits, following a Monday federal appeals court decision.

Cannon Parking Garage Now for Members Only (Updated)

Updated 5:15 p.m.| New parking rules adopted Tuesday dictate that only members of Congress will be allowed to park in the Cannon House Office Building parking garage.

Protesters Arrested at Fast-Track Trade Hearing

Capitol Police arrested three sign-carrying, slogan-shouting demonstrators who disrupted a Tuesday morning Senate Finance Committee hearing on the president’s trade policy agenda.

Driver Arrested in SOTU Car Chase

Police in Maryland’s Prince George’s County have arrested the driver who skirted Capitol Hill on State of the Union night in a high-speed chase.

White House Drone Raises Questions About D.C., Capitol Policy

A small drone found on the White House lawn caused some lawmakers to question the Federal Aviation Administration’s drone policy in the District of Columbia Monday.

Getting Beyond Budget Scorekeeper's Perennial 'Pissing Contest'

Can the new director of the Congressional Budget Office get “beyond the basic pissing contest” of how to score legislation? The former heads of the official scorekeeping agency hope so.

Periodical Press Committee Takes Shape for 114th Congress

As the 114th Congress goes into full swing, the congressional press corps is also getting situated, electing new representatives to ensure they have access to lawmakers throughout Capitol Hill.

Even Among Supporters, Paid Parental Leave for Capitol Hill Staff Varies (Updated)

Updated, Jan. 29, 5:35 p.m. | Even for Congress’ most ardent supporters of paid maternity and paternity leave, there is wide variance in their own office policies.

Driver in SOTU Police Chase Had No License, Police Say

An officer on the scene of the State of the Union night car chase through Capitol Police jurisdiction says the man briefly handcuffed by police, then allowed to drive away did not have a driver’s license.

U.S. Conference of Mayors Moving Past Congressional Gridlock

Mayors from across the nation have a message for Congress: Gridlock means mayors have had to pick up the slack.

Standing Committee of Correspondents Election Decided by Coin Toss

The late-night Senate votes weren’t the only drama on Capitol Hill Thursday. Up in the Senate Daily Press Gallery, an election to fill a spot on the Standing Committee of Correspondents for the Daily Press came down to a coin toss.

Pumpernickel Stout + Hot Chicken = You Are Warm

Winter does not stand a chance, not against the forces of Atlas Brew Works’ new Pumpernickel Stout and Maison Dixon’s Hot Chicken.

Americana on Display: Meat and Cars

Meat and cars. There’s the potential for a lot of macho.

Mucca Pazza's Friday Junkanoo at 3 Stars Brewing

Those needing to express a little Thank-God-It’s-Friday could do worse than to head to 3 Stars Brewing for a live performance by Mucca Pazza, a 30-piece rock marching band that goes pretty well with some beer.

Lawmakers Define Oversight Role in L'Enfant Metro Incident

Members of Congress are looking to flex their oversight muscles, after summoning national and local transportation officials to Capitol Hill on Wednesday evening to brief them on the recent deadly incident at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station.

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