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Select Caption on Benghazi | Capitol Quip Winner

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

Campaign Finance Reformers Skeptical of Doug Hughes' Strategy

Douglas Hughes’ warning on the corrupting influence of money in politics resonated, but his delivery strategy did not necessarily help the cause.

House Panel Approves Boehner's D.C. Vouchers Bill

Updated 2:30 p.m. | As the House Republican Conference continues to navigate an unpredictable leadership situation, outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner got one piece of good news Friday: his bill reauthorizing a D.C. school vouchers program moved forward.

Capitol Police Chief Sits Down With Louis Farrakhan's Executive Team

What would it take to change the culture of the Capitol Police? It’s a question one member of Congress mulled as the agency drew criticism this week over an internal newsletter warning of potential “fireworks” during Saturday’s Million Man March rally.

D.C. Councilmembers Oppose Boehner's Vouchers Bill

Eight members of the District of Columbia City Council expressed their opposition Thursday to Speaker John A. Boehner’s bill to reauthorize a D.C. school voucher program.

Senate Panel Moves to Alter D.C. Metro Board

One Senate committee took action Wednesday to wield congressional power over the District of Columbia’s Metro system amid criticism over safety and service.

D.C. Paid Leave Law May Change Hill Staff Income Taxes

Hill staffers who are District residents could see a new line on their tax forms if D.C.’s proposed paid leave plan becomes law: a special tax for residents whose employers, such as the federal government, are not paying into D.C.’s Family and Medical Leave Fund.

Candice Miller Helped Shape Boehner's Legacy From Administration Committee

Three months after Speaker John A. Boehner chose Candice S. Miller as the only Republican woman to head a standing committee, the House Administration Committee chairwoman faced a task in early 2013 that would make her “the most unpopular person” on Capitol Hill.

Ethics Office Releases Report Detailing Lawmaker Travel to Azerbaijan

Details of a congressional ethics case that has been referred to the Justice Department surfaced online Wednesday, exposing the nine lawmakers involved to fresh criticism.

Vote for Your Favorite Benghazi Capitol Quip!

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

How D.C. Paid Leave Could Affect Capitol Hill Staff

In a dramatic move in the push for paid leave, the D.C. government has introduced legislation that would provide 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave — even for D.C. residents who work for the federal government, including on Capitol Hill.

Bridging Technology and Policy, One Fellow at a Time

When National Security Agency surveillance became a top issue on Capitol Hill, Travis Moore realized he didn’t have the knowledge base to understand the technology — and neither did anyone else in Congress. Now he’s working to change that.

Capitol Hill: It’s Not for Everyone

Working on Capitol Hill may be a dream job for some, but others may find the esoteric workplace a hard place in which to succeed. So what do you do if you decide Capitol Hill is not for you, and how long should you wait it out? Hill Navigator discusses.

Cotton Blocks Nominees After Secret Service Chaffetz Probe

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., announced Monday he would place a hold on three ambassadorial nominations until there are consequences — and a criminal investigation — for Secret Service agents who allegedly accessed a congressman’s private records.

John Boehner Introduces D.C. Vouchers Bill (Updated)

Updated 5:31 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner is poised to end his speakership the way he started it, by introducing a measure to reauthorize the District of Columbia school voucher program.

Congress Ponders Changes to Library of Congress Under New Leader

The Library of Congress will have a new leader for the first time in nearly three decades, creating an opening for Congress to make some changes at the 200-year-old institution.

Inspector General Reopens Secret Service Probe of Chaffetz Leak

The Department of Homeland Security inspector general’s office reopened its investigation Monday into allegations that Secret Service agents circulated embarrassing personal information about House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

The Select Committee on the Select Committee on Benghazi

From Watergate to Whitewater to Benghazi, it’s fair to say that, in Washington, the real scandal is the cover-up. But on the rare occasion the real scandal isn’t the cover-up, it’s probably the admitting of the real motive for an ongoing, never-ending investigation into the possibility of a cover-up.

Bye-Bye Boehner | Capitol Quip Winner

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

Committee to Consider D.C. School Voucher Measure

House Republicans will work to to cement a part of Speaker John A. Boehner’s legacy next week by taking up a measure aimed at reauthorizing one of his pet projects.




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