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Jesse Jackson Jr. Under Home Confinement in D.C.

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is one step closer to freedom from the federal penitentiary system.

The Two Gentlemen of AFI Docs: Les Blank and Albert Maysles

Dead men tell no tales, the proverb goes. This year’s AFI Docs disproved the old-timey, noirish axiom, though, with documentaries by the late Les Blank and Albert Maysles highlighting a diverse and strong slate of films.

AOC Details July 4th Concert Security Protocols

As lawmakers rush to check items off their legislative to-do list before the Independence Day recess, Capitol administrators are busy preparing for the annual July 4th Concert on the West Lawn.

Will Doug Hughes Do Hard Time for Embarrassing Congress?

Back in Washington for a Monday morning status hearing at the federal courthouse, Florida mailman Douglas Hughes showed no fear about going to trial for his April 15 gyrocopter flight to the West Front.

Norton: Washington Monument Elevator Is Safe

After meeting with National Park Service officials, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., is certain the Washington Monument elevator is safe to ride, following a string of electrical issues that led to recent closures.

Screen on the Green 2015, With a Washington Focus

A menacing crop duster. An upside-down cruise liner. A machine threatening a way of life. A time-traveling DeLorean. Sounds like a good mix for the 2015 edition of Screen on the Green, the template and still reigning champ of Washington’s vibrant outdoor movie scene.

Questions Surround Proposed Library of Congress Program

One influential senator is pushing for a program to help Library of Congress workers address their workplace grievances, but no one is exactly sure yet how it will work.

Capitol Quip for the Use of Military Force

Imagine launching air strikes from your grandfather’s control line model airplane — which you are operating with an outdated Authorization for Use of Military Force — while you try to avoid landing in a ground war. Then, you will be ready to play this week’s Capitol Quip.

A Bipartisanshipping Winner | Capitol Quip

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

Staff, Lawmakers Gather to Pray for Charleston (Video)

More than 100 staffers and members of Congress gathered on the East Front of the Capitol shortly after noon Thursday to bow their heads in prayer for the victims of the shooting in Charleston, S.C.

Region's Leaders Demand Metro Accountability

The Federal Transit Administration released a scathing report Wednesday detailing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s safety and management failures, leading the region’s officeholders to demand accountability.

Demands for Resignations, More Answers Follow OPM Breach (Video)

Lawmakers continue to look for answers about the recent Office of Personnel Management data breaches affecting millions of federal workers, with some House members calling for the director’s resignation.

GOP Tries Again to Block D.C. Anti-Discrimination Law

The House Appropriations Committee voted Wednesday to block a District of Columbia law, attempting to finish what House Republicans started a few months ago.

'An Evening With' Christopher Dodd

Former Sen. Christopher J. Dodd wanted to be president. He fell short, but now has what is widely regarded as the best job in Washington as head of the Motion Picture Association of America. And he seems to be having a blast.

West Virginian Sent to Prison for Manchin Death Threats

A West Virginia man who threatened to murder Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., and his family is headed to prison for 18 months, after reaching a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office in the state’s Southern District.

National Air and Space Museum Repair Has 'Huge' Price

Approaching its 40th birthday, the National Air and Space Museum is in need of a facelift.

Vote for Your Favorite USS TPA Capitol Quip!

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

As White House Fence Jumper Heads to Prison, Security Upgrades Continue

Iraq war veteran Omar Gonzalez is headed to prison for the White House intrusion that raised serious questions about the Secret Service’s ability to secure the executive mansion.

Lawmakers Urge Changes Ahead of WMATA Safety Report

Members of Congress representing the national capital region are urging Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to take seriously safety recommendations from the Federal Transit Administration, which is releasing a comprehensive report on WMATA’s safety and management Wednesday.

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