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Ethics Complaint Filed Against Gohmert Over Spending Campaign Cash on Travel

The most quotable member of Congress may have violated House ethics rules by using campaign cash to cover travel expenses for speaking engagements in England, a liberal watchdog group alleged Thursday.

Paid Maternity, Paternity Leave Coming for Congressional Staff?

Paid maternity and paternity leave could be coming soon for most federal employees.

McConnell's Sergeant-at-Arms Team's Time Together Goes Way Back (Audio)

The two men at the helm of the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms office first crossed paths nearly two decades ago as staffers on the chamber’s Appropriations Committee.

Chilling Out Is What It’s All About at the Dolcezza Factory

The little, local gelato maker that could has come a long way from solely dishing scoops of handmade refreshment to college kids and thrusting samples in the faces of those perusing different stalls at the farmers market. The decade-long trek to the top of the frozen dessert heap in D.C. has culminated in the development of the bright, welcoming Dolcezza Factory at 550 Penn St. NE that took up residence in the shadow of next-gen shopping hub Union Market last winter.

Protesters Stage a 'Die In' in Longworth Cafeteria

Roughly 20 to 30 protesters staged a “die in” in the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria Wednesday afternoon to bring attention to police militarization and racial profiling.

Norton: Union Bill Is 'First Attack' on D.C. Autonomy in 114th Congress

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., said Tuesday that Republicans have launched their “first attack” on District of Columbia autonomy in the 114th Congress in a bill that would make violence from labor union organizing a federal crime.

Capitol Police Ordered Not to Arrest Driver in SOTU Car Chase

The man who engaged police in a high-speed Capitol Hill car chase as the president delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night was allowed to drive away from the scene after being briefly detained in handcuffs, CQ Roll Call has learned.

The Two-Second Shot

Many times on the Hill, a photographer has to guess which direction someone will go, how many photographers will be there already, what the light situation will be and numerous other scenarios.

Best Fly-In Ever: How to Make the Most of Your D.C. Visit

Washington would be a less exciting place without its out-of-town visitors. And “fly-ins” — when interest groups bring their members to town to lobby legislators and agency officials — do more than just keep the hotels full and the Metro lines long. They can draw attention to an issue, rally stakeholders and even move the dial on legislative priorities.

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested Near Capitol During SOTU

A man allegedly involved in an armed robbery in Prince George’s County, Md., picked the wrong night to lead police on a car chase to Capitol Hill.

(Don't) Put Another Log on the Fire for SOTU

As President Barack Obama makes his State of the Union address Tuesday, no one will be cozying up to a fireplace in the Capitol to listen to the speech.

D.C. Hoping Obama Will Address Statehood in State of the Union Address

It’s been nearly 50 years since a president mentioned District of Columbia autonomy in the State of the Union address, but D.C. activists and leaders are hoping 2015 will be the year President Barack Obama brings the D.C. statehood effort to the national stage.

Roll Call Presents: State of the Union Watch Party

This is a town full of nerds, so I don’t feel all that worried admitting I love State of the Union night.

A Guide to State of the Union Watch Parties

If you won’t be in the Capitol to watch President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, fret not. There is no shortage of SOTU watch parties, nor to the range of political spectrums or organizations hosting them.

Former Staffer, Cancer Advocate Chip Kennett Dies at 34

Updated Jan. 19 | Bayard Winslow “Chip” Kennett II, a former Capitol Hill staffer whose personal battle with lung cancer helped push Congress to take action, died Saturday. He was 34.

New Bike Rules, Restrictions for Uber Hit on Tuesday

New traffic regulations for the Capitol campus go into effect on Jan. 20, impacting Uber and Lyft drivers and bicyclists, the Capitol Police announced Friday evening.

Work Begins on 10-Year Cannon Renewal Project

Preparations for the first phase in renewing the Cannon House Office Building have begun, launching a construction project that will continue over the next 10 years.

The Updated Staffer Guide to the State of the Union 2015

Nothing says January like the State of the Union.

Chaffetz Allowed to Move Oversight Chairmen Portraits

The walls of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee room were bare Thursday afternoon, with a handful of tiny holes where portraits of past committee chairmen once hung.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to Attend State of the Union

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser will attend the State of the Union Tuesday as a guest of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.

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