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Meet Capitol Quip's Mr. USA, Donald Trump

This will be the greatest Capitol Quip caption contest ever. A caption so terrific it will revive our once-great economy, secure the Southern border, bring Vladimir Putin begging, begging! to the table and send ISIS to the loser’s lounge once and for all. Want to know what it is? We bet you do, and we wish we could tell you what it is, but that would give away our position, and you never want to do that in a caption contest, especially this week’s Capitol Quip.

A SCOTUS Fireworks Spectacular Caption

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

Virginia Man Cries Foul Over Capitol Police Actions

The man at the center of a Memorial Day bomb scare near the National Mall wants Capitol Police to help pay for the pressure cooker and propane tank they detonated, plus for damage to his automobile.

D.C. Statehood Gets Independence Day Push

House Democrats are voicing their support for the District of Columbia statehood effort ahead of Independence Day, though some of their leaders do not co-sponsor the statehood bill.

Capitol Police Reveal Fourth of July Concert Restrictions

As congressional administrators prepare to host the annual Independence Day celebration, Capitol Police released details of security measures designed to curtail debauchery during the patriotic festivities.

Enhanced Security at Capitol After Navy Yard Shooting Reports (Updated)

Updated 10:19 a.m. | Reports of an active shooter at the Navy Yard in Southeast D.C. Thursday morning drew security units from across the District, including the Capitol Police, who also stepped up security at the nation’s Capitol ahead of the holiday weekend.

Donald Trump Is Coming to D.C., One Way or Another

The current controversy surrounding businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is not having an effect on at least one of his business ventures — redevelopment of the Old Post Office Pavilion.

Vote for Your Favorite SCOTUS Fireworks Capitol Quip!

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

Jody Arlington Heads to SXSW

Jody Arlington, a veteran D.C. communications pro with years experience heading up publicity for the former SilverDocs Film Festival, is heading south by southwest to head up SXSW Film Press & Publicity, spreading the good word on the SXSW Film Conference & Festival. Next year’s festival runs in Austin, Tex., from March 11-19.

Capitol Police Chief Responds to Hearing Arrest Questions

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine has clarified the process for removing demonstrators from congressional hearings, ahead of a Thursday court hearing for one activist who alleges he was unlawfully arrested.

D.C. Gun Fight Advancing Through Courts

A federal appeals court has expedited the case of a trio of men who filed suit against the District of Columbia in February after being denied handgun carry licenses, and ruled that D.C. can keep enforcing a key provision of its concealed carry licensing system in the meantime.

Overtime Pay Not Likely for Congressional Staff

President Barack Obama may be signing overtime rules into place for nearly 5 million workers, but those beneficiaries aren’t likely to include Capitol Hill staffers.

Vatican Releases Schedule for Pope Francis U.S. Visit

The Vatican on Tuesday released Pope Francis’ schedule for his September visit to the United States, where he will spend five days and address a joint meeting of Congress on Sept. 24.

Georgetown Goes All-D.C. for Sunset Cinema, Starting With 'St. Elmo's Fire'

Georgetown is practicing the cinematic equivalent of farm-to-table for its new Sunset Cinema outdoor movie series, and it gets things started with maybe the most Georgetowny movie of all time, “St. Elmo’s Fire,” just in time for the film’s 30th anniversary.

Rick Renzi Appeal Denied, Limiting Congress' 'Speech or Debate' Immunity

When the Supreme Court declined to hear former Rep. Rick Renzi’s latest appeal Monday, it was the latest blow to Congress’ ability to shield its work from prosecutors under the Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause.

D.C. Statehood Bill a 'Take That' to Republicans

Despite the uphill battle for District of Columbia statehood, Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., has reintroduced a statehood bill noting that the District’s unique political status is contrary to the American values celebrated on Independence Day.

A SCOTUS Fireworks Spectacular for Capitol Quip

The rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that the Affordable Care Act was still there . . . as much a part of the fabric of American life as fireworks on the National Mall. And now, thanks to the latest Supreme Court ruling, the perilous fight over subsidized health insurance purchased through exchanges established by the states is free to move on to other venues, including this week’s Capitol Quip.

Flying in Circles on ISIS Strategy

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

Norton Picks Gun Fight With Sergeant-at-Arms, GOP

In the wake of mass shootings in Charleston, S.C., Washington murmured about resurrecting failed firearm control legislation, yet the House’s Second Amendment defenders stuck to their guns about a push to further dismantle local weapons laws in the District of Columbia.

SCOTUS Scene Contrasts With Quiet Capitol

Except for some reporters and cameras on the East Front, the Capitol grounds were fairly quiet Friday morning, standing in stark contrast to the electric crowds across the street.

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