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Marion Barry to Be Memorialized With Citywide Procession, Public Viewing

The District of Columbia plans to bid farewell to its “mayor for life” over the course of three days, with a procession through all eight wards of the city and a massive celebration at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Steve Stockman Takes Aim at D.C. Traffic Cams

Outgoing Rep. Steve Stockman is trying to leave his mark on Washington residents before he heads back to Texas by using his seat in Congress to intervene in local policy on guns and traffic.

Report Outlines Constituent Meeting Do's and Don'ts

Constituent participation is the key to scheduling meetings on Capitol Hill, according to a new report from the Congressional Management Foundation.

Congressional Future Caucus Promotes 'Giving Tuesday'

After shoppers hunt for the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, some members of Congress are hoping Americans will pull out their wallets and roll up their sleeves for “Giving Tuesday.”

Eisenhower Memorial Plan Still Faces Skepticism, Despite Approvals

Despite rosy projections from Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission staff of breaking ground on a monument to the 34th president in the next calendar year, Capitol Hill’s representatives on the commission remain skeptical.

Ferguson Protesters March on Capitol, SCOTUS, DOJ

Facedown on the pavement — meant to emulate the body of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed on Aug. 9 — one protester sprawled on the sidewalk outside the Department of Justice in downtown Washington on Tuesday morning.

How to Negotiate Anything: Lessons Learned From the Capitol Leaders Program

Bipartisanship is making a comeback! At least, that is what the directors of the Capitol Leaders Negotiation Program believe, after spending 30 hours with Capitol Hill staffers analyzing their views and negotiation strategies.

D.C. Statehood Activists Looking Toward GOP Congress

If anyone understands what a “grungy game” politics can be, it’s Capitol Hill staffers.

Two Veteran Capitol Hill Staffers Honored for Leadership

Two veteran Hill Staffers have been recognized for their commitment to public service and their leadership at a reception last week in the Capitol Building.

To Trot or Not to Trot

Staying put in Washington for the Thanksgiving holiday has its perks. No airport waiting lines. No captivity on I-95. A relaxed, convivial atmosphere. That’s good to keep in mind when arriving amid the forecasted snow and cold at Freedom Plaza for the 2014 Trot for Hunger 5K race.

Millennium Challenge Corporation Celebrates 10th Anniversary

While bipartisan efforts in Congress can seem few and far between, policymakers from across the ideological spectrum point to the tenth anniversary of the Millennium Challenge Corporation as evidence they can find common ground when addressing global development.

Marion Barry, 4-Term Mayor and D.C. Councilmember, Dies at 78

Former D.C. Mayor and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry died Sunday at the age of 78.

'Food Chains' Explores Farm Worker Rights, Wages

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D.C. Health Care Enrollment Site Down Until Saturday Night

Members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers looking to enroll in the health care exchanges this weekend will have to wait until Saturday night, as the website administering enrollment is down for maintenance. The enrollment period for congressional employees began on Nov. 10 and ends on Dec. 8.

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives on the Hill

All the way from Minnesota, the Capitol Christmas Tree arrived on Friday. Now, the Minnesota White Spruce just needs to be anchored upright, decorated head to toe and lit, finally, by Speaker John A. Boehner on Dec. 2.

Capitol Police Chasing Law Enforcement Accreditation

As a legislative branch agency, the Capitol Police force is subject to oversight by both chambers of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, the Office of Compliance and other external entities, including an independent Office of the Inspector General.

Ron Johnson Open to Hearing on Marijuana Legalization

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., likely the next chairman of the Senate committee with oversight over Washington, D.C., said Thursday that he would like to hold a hearing on marijuana legalization.

Republican National Committee Headquarters Hit With Blue Spray Paint

A vandal struck the Republican National Committee headquarters on Veterans Day, according to Capitol Police.

Mandatory House Ethics Training? Some Incoming Freshmen Don't See the Point

Minnesota Republican Tom Emmer, the staunchly conservative congressman-elect preparing to replace retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, drew three takeaways from his recent training on House ethics rules.

Charlie Dent: Nice Guy Tapped for Tough Job

Pennsylvania Republican Charlie Dent will serve as chairman of the House Ethics Committee in the next Congress, Speaker John A. Boehner announced in a statement praising the congressman’s practicality.

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