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Tree Honoring Emmett Till Planted at the Capitol

As rain poured onto the Capitol grounds Monday morning, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., joined Republican senators and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., to plant a tree on the north side of the Capitol in honor of Emmett Till.

The Photographer's Guide to Food on the Road

Now that weve all had time to fully digest the midterm elections, and Ive had time to get back to a regular diet after a week on the road in Arkansas and Louisiana, lets talk food on the road.

Collections Pool Art Resources for El Greco

The 400th anniversary of El Grecos death this year put the National Gallery of Art in an unusual bind. As keepers of one of the largest collections of the painters work outside of Spain, curators made a priority of loaning four of their prized pieces to exhibits abroad. That complicated efforts to mount their own commemoration of an artist whose startlingly modernist style, with its vivid colors and elongated figures, has spawned centuries of praise and criticism.

Chris Christie to Address New Republican House Members

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, will be on Capitol Hill Monday afternoon to address the newly elected Republican House members.

'Rough Times Ahead' for District's Marijuana Law?

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and a few lawmakers from pot-friendly states, have high hopes that the House will not try to stop the District of Columbia from legalizing marijuana for recreational use but the rest of the chamber isnt ruling out the possibility of intervention.

New Member Orientation? There's an App for That

For the first time ever, incoming lawmakers are encouraged to use an app to guide them through new member orientation.

Photos: Freshman Welcome Week

From showing Cornell Universitys mascot the whole kingdom to kissing constituents, it was an eventful first week for many freshman on the Hill. Check out Roll Calls photos of the week taken by Bill Clark and Tom Williams.

22 Officers Join the Capitol Police

The United States Capitol Police welcomed 22 new officers to its force Friday morning at the swearing-in ceremony for Recruit Officer Class 177.

Lawmakers Give Advice to New Members of Congress

The final day of the first week of orientation started bright and early Friday morning with an opportunity to learn from current lawmakers at a briefing titled, If I Knew Then What I Know Now.

Rohrabacher Tells Republicans Pot 'Is Going to Help You Politically'

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was a senior speechwriter at the White House when first lady Nancy Reagan coined the catchphrase, Just Say No.

Capitol Workers Strike for Higher Wages

Although executive actions dont necessarily affect legislative branch contracts, a handful of contract workers walked off their food-services jobs in the Capitol Visitor Center Thursday to join a protest urging President Barack Obama to act to raise wages.

Learning by Doing: New House Members Juggle Orientation and Governing

Newly elected House members filed into the Capitol Visitor Center auditorium Thursday morning to be briefed on how to run a congressional office, but three of them were already putting their operations into action.

Cheese Making Its Way Into D.C. Culture

You dont want to disturb the milk, Genevieve OSullivan said as she slowly poured the white liquid into a plastic container. That would break the fat molecules. Pour it like you pour champagne.

Steve Stockman, Three Aides Subpoenaed in District Court

Outgoing Rep. Steve Stockman and three staffers in his Capitol Hill office have been served with grand jury subpoenas for testimony and documents in a criminal investigation in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Norton Introduces Bill to Eliminate NFL Tax-Exempt Status

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., introduced a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the tax-exempt status for the National Football League, saying it benefits from promoting a racial slur.

Orientation: Some Are Old, Some Are New, Most Are Red, a Few Are Blue

On a sunny Wednesday in the nations capital, new members of Congress got their first taste of life as lawmakers in Washington, complete with meetings and run-ins with the press.

Feds in 'Catch-22' on D.C. Marijuana Legalization

Democrats representing jurisdictions that have voted to legalize recreational weed will roll out their congressional strategy Thursday, but federal drug regulators may be plotting to handcuff the first such ballot initiative sent to Congress for review.

Pack Up Your Troubles: Members Begin Moving Out

What does one do with 24 golden bulldogs?

5 House Members Leave Congress With Open Ethics Reviews

One often-repeated soundbite of state Sen. Lee Zeldins successful campaign to unseat Rep. Timothy H. Bishop in New Yorks 1st District was, Just call me the . . . mailman a line that came straight from the pages of an Office of Congressional Ethics report on the Democrat.




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