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Court Reinstates FMLA Complaint Against Capitol Police

A Capitol Police officer who sued the department in April 2012 with allegations of Family and Medical Leave Act interference and retaliation won a small victory in District of Columbia appeals court on Feb. 20 when the court reinstated her claim.

DHS Funding Debate Gets the Capitol Quip Treatment

Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for our latest Capitol Quip contest.

A Very Vice Presidential Capitol Quip

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was in the second year of his first term in the Senate when President Gerald Ford delivered his famous “Whip Inflation Now” speech before Congress on Oct. 8, 1974, and rallied the country to fight a new “public enemy No. 1.”

Capitol Police Chief's Leadership Questioned

The State of the Union night car chase that ended without arrest added new strains to already tense relationships inside the law enforcement community on Capitol Hill.

Court Gives Bowser Budget Autonomy Deadline

The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals has paused an ongoing case over budget autonomy, giving Mayor Muriel Bowser until March 16 to solidify her position in the case, public court documents filed Friday show.

A Scientist Grows Art in NoMa at Gallery NK

Tucked away amid the rowhouses of NoMA is a once run-down warehouse transformed into a clean modern contemporary art gallery. The quaint studio, Gallery NK, is the creation of Turkish born artist Nihal Kececi.

Vitter Extends Deadline for Obamacare Documents From D.C., House, Senate

Sen. David Vitter is continuing his investigation into congressional health care enrollment, and he was not satisfied with recent responses from the D.C. government and House and Senate officials.

Wisconsin GOP Files Ethics Complaint Against Baldwin (Updated)

Updated 1:59 p.m. | The Wisconsin Republican Party wants the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the termination of Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s deputy state director.

Shadow Senator Visits Iowa, Leaves Trip Open to Speculation

When senators head to Iowa, speculation about presidential aspirations heats up — a fact one shadow senator who traveled to Des Moines over the weekend kept in mind.

Can I Skip the Intern Route?

Interning may be the common way to get a job on Capitol Hill, but what if you’ve got the political experience and are ready to work full time? Do you really need the Capitol Hill internship? Hill Navigator discusses:

Staffers Get to Know 'the Real Washington'

Hundreds of staffers crowded into the Cannon caucus room Wednesday afternoon to learn about what the District of Columbia has to offer outside of Capitol Hill — and to fill their “D.C. Stuff” bags with some capital swag.

Vote for Your Favorite DHS Funding Capitol Quip!

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

Fate of D.C. Budget Autonomy Case Uncertain

The ongoing case over a law granting the District of Columbia control over its local budget could be stalled as the mayor solidifies her position, raising questions about the future of the case.

Give Us This Day Our 'Daily Show'

Any political cartoonist is wise to check in on late night television humor regularly, not to look for material, but to monitor the news cycle and keeps tabs on whom and what the American public is laughing at. Chances are readers will expect to see cartoons on those same topics in the newspaper.

DHS Funding Vehicle Needs a Little Help

Congress headed home for Presidents Day recess without solving the Department of Homeland Security funding dilemma, with the deadline for funding the department set to expire on Feb. 27 — just days after they return — which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Between Iraq and a Hard Place

As Congress debates a new Authorization for the Use Military Force against the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq, Syria, and wherever else, I recall a cartoon I drew for the New York Observer on the eve of the vote to authorize military force in Iraq in 2002.

Capitol Quip Gets Dirty

Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for our latest Capitol Quip contest.

Allow Capitol Ink to Color Politics for You

Spotted: Roll Call’s newest blog, Capitol Ink, a multimedia platform for R.J. Matson’s cartoons, as well as his animated perspective on the news and issues of the day.

Washington Jewish Film Festival Casts Wide Net

The Washington Jewish Film Festival gets underway on Thursday, an 11-day showcase for the global tapestry of Jewish life. What you’ll see — a range of films that includes repertory classics like Francois Truffaut’s “The Last Metro” and Louis Malle’s “Au Revoir Les Enfants” to contemporary Israeli selections such as Nissun Dayan’s “The Dove Flyer” — is by turns dark, funny, religious, secular, musical and everything else under the sun.

Farenthold's Office Denies 'Sexual Fantasies' About Fired Staffer

Two months after a discrimination lawsuit accused Rep. Blake Farenthold of creating a hostile, sexually charged work environment, the Texas Republican claims his former communications director was fired for not showing up to work and lying about the circumstances of her absence.




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