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WWI Group Asks Congress to Help Commemorate War

Braving the stifling humidity, a handful of members from the Marine Corps re-enactors unit donned their “doughboy” uniforms at the Capitol to bring attention to the commemoration of World War I.

House Phone System Malfunctions During Maintenance

The phone system in the House went down for roughly one hour Tuesday morning, causing some lawmakers to direct phone calls to their district offices.

Capitol Police Search Powers Provoke Constitutional Concerns

The trio of congressional officials who have exclusive control over traffic rules on the Capitol grounds are ordering a change that would enhance Capitol Police’s authority to search backpacks, suitcases and other personal belongings carried onto the 290-acre property.

Menendez Defense Team Comes Out Blazing

With a bolstered defense team, Sen. Robert Menendez is pushing back against corruption charges filed by the Justice Department, arguing much of his conduct is shielded from prosecutors under the Constitution and alleging false testimony from an FBI agent.

Cruz and Vitter to Target Congressional Health Care

Sen. David Vitter’s crusade against congressional health care benefits will continue this week, this time with help from a presidential hopeful.

Ethics Investigators Reviewing Mike Honda (Updated)

Updated 4:34 p.m. | Investigators with the Office of Congressional Ethics are looking into allegations against Rep. Michael M. Honda, the Democrat who has represented California’s South Bay since 2000.

Distrust but Verify | Capitol Quip

Because Congress doesn’t trust the president to fully distrust the Iranians, the Congress shall have unprecedented access to go in and verify that the president fully distrusts the Iranians. That’s part of the deal, right? And so is this week’s Capitol Quip.

A Confederate Political Football Winner | Capitol Quip

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

Another Schumer for Washington to View

This could be a first for Washington: When someone refers to “Schumer,” it may now require clarification. The senator or the comedian?

Ex-Rep. Michael Grimm Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison (Updated)

Updated 1:49 p.m. | A federal judge has sentenced former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., to eight months in federal prison for tax evasion.

Metro Set to Go Under Congressional Microscope, Again

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officials will once again ascend Capitol Hill to answer lawmakers’ questions about the transit system’s safety and management.

Clinton Support for D.C. Statehood Encourages Officials

House and Senate Democrats pitched their national priorities to Hillary Rodham Clinton during her Capitol Hill visit, but one Democrat was able to shore up Clinton’s support on an issue close to home: District of Columbia statehood.

A 'Pixels' Party at Atlas Arcade

Atlas Arcade, the H Street establishment that serves up healthy dollops of vintage arcade games, libations and nostalgia, is hosting a “Throwback Thursday Pixels Party,” a nod to the upcoming flick “Pixels” and featuring a Ms. Pacman and Donkey Kong tournament.

Nina Totenberg: Reporting for Roll Call in the 1960s

By Nina Totenberg

Experts: Congress Under Pressure on Overtime Rules

Workplace and labor law experts are predicting Congress will bow to external pressures and implement new overtime regulations, including the $50,440 annual salary threshold.

Vote for Your Favorite Confederate Football Capitol Quip!

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

Capitol Bike Accident Reveals Cyclists' Challenges in D.C.

Emily Estus’ daily bicycle route to work includes a stretch along the Capitol grounds, but her commute took a turn for the worse one day in April.

Taiwan Likes Ike, but Congress Withholds Memorial Support

Taiwan is pledging $1 million toward construction of a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, a project that hasn’t received any construction funds from Congress since fiscal 2012.

CNN's Josh Levs Takes Paternity-Leave Message to Capitol Hill

When talking about taking paternity leave, there seems to be two whirlpools of discussion: Do offices provide enough (or any) time off, and are dads actually taking the time provided to them?

Wayback Wednesday: Joke's on Newt




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