| Dec. 10, 2013, 4:25 p.m.
After 14 years in various staff roles, most recently as the chief of staff to for House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., Michael R. Higdon will now use his Kentucky ties as a vice president at Cornerstone Government Affairs.
| Dec. 10, 2013, 4:21 p.m.
As a deputy chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Darrel Thompson worked on the forefront of economic development and labor issues for one of the nation’s most prominent politicians.
| Dec. 10, 2013, 2:37 p.m.
The sepia-toned footage contains rare glimpses of Mexico from a vanished era: Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata entering Mexico City with a throng of troops, a pile of burned corpses, a child in folk dress celebrating the country’s independence, an artillery platoon preparing to fight counter-revolutionaries.
| Dec. 10, 2013, 1:17 p.m.
“Sometimes it’s easier to get noticed when you’re young by being meaner and crueler than anyone else. But ultimately that can catch up with you.”
| Dec. 10, 2013, 12:55 p.m.
Legislative assistant. Legislative correspondent. Legislative director. Intern. Capitol Hill jargon is filled with important titles. But what if your title confuses your colleagues? And what separates an “intern” from the elusive “fellow”? Hill Navigator discusses below:
| Dec. 9, 2013, 6:09 p.m.
In these days of legislative gridlock, there is a tendency to look back at the good old days when lawmakers all got along because they shared a whiskey at the end of the workday and socialized on D.C. weekends rather than returning home.
| Dec. 9, 2013, 5:01 p.m.
The post office in the Russell Senate Office Building will close at the end of 2013, as the Senate consolidates its postal services.
| Dec. 9, 2013, 3:41 p.m.
Wondering how to spend precious cinema/television/couch potato time? The American Film Institute is there for you, having announced its official selections of AFI Awards 2013, the 10 movies and 10 television programs it thinks everyone should check out.
| Dec. 9, 2013, 2:21 p.m.
Hill Navigator is a strong advocate of the power of entry-level jobs: Get your foot in the door, work hard and learn all you can from those ahead of you. If you’re lucky, you’ll have the chance to work with some amazing people — both on and off Capitol Hill.
| Dec. 6, 2013, 7:09 p.m.
Members of Congress and staffers who have had trouble completing their enrollment in DC Health Link received a dose of hope as they headed into the weekend.
| Dec. 6, 2013, 5 p.m.
Members of Congress who have gone along with the idea that they should get insurance through Obamacare’s system of exchanges are getting a stronger dose of medicine than they bargained for.
| Dec. 6, 2013, 4:54 p.m.
The latest entry in the turnaround of the Brentwood/Ivy City area will include a spot to taste gelato and coffee, surely two of the greatest human creations to grace the planet. Seriously, could anyone have foreseen 10 years ago that a gelato joint would take up residence in this neighborhood?
| Dec. 6, 2013, 3:48 p.m.
Congressional members and staff need to be on the lookout for a phishing scam as they seek to sign up for health insurance through the DC Health Link portal.
| Dec. 6, 2013, 3:01 p.m.
Eat, read, drink and watch movies. Sounds like a pretty good week.
| Dec. 6, 2013, 2:24 p.m.
This December, the Capitol has seen a trifecta of anniversaries including 150 years since Thomas Crawford’s “Statue of Freedom” was placed atop the Dome and 222 years since the first purchase toward the building of America’s temple of democracy.
| Dec. 6, 2013, 1:21 p.m.
Wreaths Across America, the group behind the annual holiday wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, will lay an evergreen wreath at the Capitol on Dec. 9, with a Civil Air Patrol honor guard standing over it all day.
| Dec. 5, 2013, 5:35 p.m.
On Thursday, with about five days left until the end of open enrollment, House staffers trickled out of the health benefits fair with packets of new insurance information and knowledge of a new roadblock.
| Dec. 5, 2013, 5:15 p.m.
Never mind those predictions of that Mid-Atlantic weather phenomenon, wintry mix. Brave the outside for a couple of cool holiday traditions on both sides of the Potomac: Old Town Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk Parade and the Southwest Waterfront’s Parade of Lights in the District.
| Dec. 5, 2013, 2:11 p.m.
Writer and public health activist Marion Nestle drops by CQ Roll Call HQ tonight for the finale of 2013′s Roll Call Book Club. She’ll be discussing her latest book, “Eat Drink Vote,” a brisk and funny read about food politics that helps make its message with political cartoons.
| Dec. 5, 2013, 11:55 a.m.
The franking commission will no longer use its proverbial red pen to strike festive sentiments from House members’ communications.