| Sept. 30, 2014, 9:48 a.m.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing examining the Sept. 19 intrusion into the White House by 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez, who officials say climbed the north fence of the complex and bolted into the North Portico with a 3 1/2-inch serrated blade folding knife in his pocket.
| Sept. 29, 2014, 5:21 p.m.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton didn’t like the lay of the land during a Monday stroll down Pennsylvania Avenue.
| Sept. 29, 2014, 3:36 p.m.
Three years after his brief stint in the Senate, a federal court case in Chicago has raised questions about Illinois Democrat Roland Burris’ conduct while he was in office.
| Sept. 29, 2014, 1:55 p.m.
Call it the little movie that could. “Fort Bliss,” a feature film about an Army medic/single mom returning stateside after a tour in Afghanistan and struggling with re-entry, is enjoying an extended theatrical release in Washington, continuing its rise from festival favorite and video on demand to big screens, thanks largely to grass-roots support.
| Sept. 26, 2014, 2:58 p.m.
An audience of mostly women filled the banquet hall of the Woman’s National Democratic Club in Northwest D.C. Thursday evening to honor four women in the first Women Who Make a Difference awards, organized by the Top Ladies of Distinction D.C. chapter.
| Sept. 26, 2014, 11:42 a.m.
A day after announcing his exit, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. paid lip service to voting rights for residents of the District of Columbia.
| Sept. 26, 2014, 11:07 a.m.
As Sam White, an aspiring filmmaker, strolls through the courtyard at fictitious Winchester University, her teaching assistant tells her the best way to reach viewers is to make her film a mirror and hold it up to the audience. The film in which the scene takes place, “Dear White People,” does just that.
| Sept. 25, 2014, 2:08 p.m.
Heels pointed toward the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery in Petworth, runners in the Freedom XC 5k on Saturday will cross near the home where the Emancipation Proclamation was conceived and then continue further. Leg muscles expanding and contracting, they’ll move along the paths, normally closed, that wind through the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, passing a golf course, community gardens and fishing ponds.
| Sept. 25, 2014, 1:32 p.m.
A patient isolation chamber suited for the front lines of the fight against Ebola in West Africa arrived Tuesday on the third floor of the Rayburn House Office building.
| Sept. 25, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
The D.C. yoga community is working to convince lawmakers that the district’s so-called “yoga tax” does not actually apply to yoga studios.
| Sept. 24, 2014, 7:34 p.m.
Despite criticism, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission plans to seek preliminary approval of architect Frank Gehry’s latest design during an Oct. 2 meeting of the National Capital Planning Commission.
| Sept. 24, 2014, 3:29 p.m.
Congress escalated its calls for more transparency in law enforcement in the wake of the Aug. 9 shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., suggesting body cameras for police officers might improve public safety.
| Sept. 24, 2014, 1:08 p.m.
Update, Saturday 2:32 p.m. | Traficant has died, a family spokesperson says.
| Sept. 23, 2014, 5:31 p.m.
Emergency legislation legalizing the carry of concealed handguns in the District cleared the D.C. Council unanimously on Tuesday afternoon, setting up a temporary “may-issue” permitting scheme.
| Sept. 23, 2014, 3:14 p.m.
It finally makes sense why Method Man’s character on “The Wire” was named Cheese.
| Sept. 23, 2014, 2:49 p.m.
Capitol Hill staffers might be learning a new issue area in the upcoming Congress: preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.
| Sept. 23, 2014, 2:35 p.m.
As the D.C. Council moves forward with new, more permissive handgun legislation, the Capitol Hill staffer arrested on July 18 for carrying a 9mm to the Cannon House Office Building is back to work.
| Sept. 23, 2014, 10:56 a.m.
| Sept. 23, 2014, 5:06 a.m.
Fab·u·lous (adjective): extraordinary, especially extraordinarily large. amazingly good; wonderful.
| Sept. 22, 2014, 6:33 p.m.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority received $21 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Monday as part of a multi-billion dollar effort to help transportation systems recover from Hurricane Sandy and prepare for future disasters.