| June 22, 2015, 5:34 p.m.
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is one step closer to freedom from the federal penitentiary system.
| June 22, 2015, 4:59 p.m.
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.
| June 22, 2015, 3:45 p.m.
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.
| June 22, 2015, 3:11 p.m.
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.
| June 22, 2015, 1:59 p.m.
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.
| June 22, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
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.
| June 22, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
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.
| June 21, 2015, 5:03 a.m.
Imagine launching air strikes from your grandfather’s control line model airplane — which you are operating with an outdated Authorization for Use of Military Force — while you try to avoid landing in a ground war.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.
| June 20, 2015, 5:13 a.m.
Congratulations to this week’s winner, and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.
| June 18, 2015, 1:54 p.m.
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.
| June 18, 2015, 7:32 a.m.
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.
| June 18, 2015, 5:02 a.m.
| June 17, 2015, 5:07 p.m.
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.
| June 17, 2015, 3:54 p.m.
The House Appropriations Committee voted Wednesday to block a District of Columbia law, attempting to finish what House Republicans started a few months ago.
| June 17, 2015, 3:31 p.m.
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.
| June 17, 2015, 3:29 p.m.
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.
| June 17, 2015, 1:17 p.m.
Approaching its 40th birthday, the National Air and Space Museum is in need of a facelift.
| June 17, 2015, 1:03 p.m.
The finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your vote:
| June 17, 2015, 9:01 a.m.
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.
| June 17, 2015, 8:01 a.m.
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.