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City Leaders to Descend on Capitol Hill

Representatives from cities around the country will descend on the District of Columbia next week to conduct more than 100 meetings on Capitol Hill, and stress areas where they can work with Congress to get things done.

Sled On! Residents Defy Ban and Sled Down Capitol Hill

Its snowing! School is cancelled, you grab your saucer and go sledding with your friends just like any other snow day except for the throngs of reporters and cameras waiting for you at the bottom of the hill.

VICE Prepares for End of the World With a Stiff Drink


Rolling With the DC Brew Crew

By the end of the day, well all be drinking buddies, DC Brew Tour Guide Max Moline pledged as he pulled away from the curb and began inundating those of us whod signed on for a mid-day swing through the various beer-making operations that have bubbled up across the area with trivia about barley- and hops-related beverages.

Ban on Capitol Hill Sledding Continues

The Capitol Police Board opted not to allow sledding on Capitol Hill, despite pleas from the District of Columbias representative to temporarily lift the ban as D.C. awaits a major winter storm promising several inches of snow.

Vote for Your Favorite Bibi Makes Waves Caption!

The finalists for this weeks caption contest are ready for your vote.

Full FMLA Benefits? Not So for Congressional Staff

Capitol Hill employees are in limbo when it comes to workplace rights, or at least when it comes to a key update to the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Norton: Let My People Sled (Updated)

Updated 4:50 p.m. | Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., has asked for a waiver on the Capitol Hill sledding ban for the coming weekend, ahead of expected snowfall in the District of Columbia.

Craigslist for Congress? Farr Makes Far-Fetched Pitches

Trying to find housing near the Capitol? Selling a bike? Need to locate lost jewelry?

When No One in Your Office Likes You

On some level, we all want to like our co-workers. Eight hours a day (or more) sitting next to someone is certain to go a lot more smoothly if you enjoy the company. But what happens when the relationship among staff has more animosity than amicability? And worse yet, what happens when its directed at you? Hill Navigator discusses.

'When It Comes to Luck, You Make Your Own'

I am not a morning person. Its 5 a.m., my alarm is blaring at some random interstate-exit hotel near Montgomery, Ala., and all I want to do is go back to sleep. But I really want to get some beauty shots of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the town of Selma bathed in sunrise light for our coverage of the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

Netanyahu Speech Draws Protests, Increased Security

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus controversial address to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday drew protests and ramped up security all over Capitol Hill.

For Some D.C. Advocates, Mikulski Retirement Is 'a Special Blow'

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulskis announcement Monday that she wont seek another term sparked national reflections about her legacy and speculations about potential successors, but in the District of Columbia, officials and activists focused on the Maryland Democrats advocacy for D.C. and the capital region.

Hill East Redevelopment Moves Forward With Land Agreement

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an agreement Monday launching the redevelopment of the Hill East District, with construction expected to begin next year on a project that includes additional apartments, a public village square and green space.

Issa Rae: A Relatable Star in the Making

Devoted fans gathered at the historic Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on a cold night recently to hear author and YouTube sensation Jo-Issa Issa Rae Diop discuss her new book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.

Bibi Makes Waves

Parting the waters just isnt the miracle it used to be, especially in an already bitterly divided Capitol. And all these years after President Obama declared there was no Red Sea, and there was no Blue Sea, but there was one United American Sea, were still waiting for the world historical figure who can walk on water across it.

A Very Vice-Presidential Capitol Quip Winner

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

What to See and Do in Selma

SELMA, Ala., Every year, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., makes a pilgrimage here to walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge, tracing the fateful steps he took on March 7, 1965, when he and others marching in favor of voting rights were savagely beaten by state troopers and thugs.

Judge Dismisses Obamacare Lawsuit Targeting Congressional Health Care

A D.C. Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging congressional health care enrollment in the D.C. small business exchange Wednesday, ruling that federal regulations allow members of Congress and their staffs to enroll in the exchange.

Code Pink Feeling Stifled by Capitol Police Crackdown

Forced into handcuffs before and after congressional hearings over the past two days, protesters organizing with Code Pink are fuming about the beefed-up presence of Capitol Police when contentious, high-profile officials testify on Capitol Hill.




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