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Ken Burns Gets Personal With 'The Roosevelts'

“No other family has touched as many Americans as the Roosevelts,” documentary filmmaker Ken Burns said at a Monday National Press Club lunch about his new film, “The Roosevelts.” The three share a “complicated, Russian-novel of a story,” that has never been shared as one multifaceted narrative.

Capitol Hill Employees Concerned About July 10 Asbestos Exposure

The asbestos emergency that temporarily closed the House side of the Capitol was a scary ordeal for Architect of the Capitol and Capitol Police employees working the overnight shift.

A Hard Rock Day's Night

If there is an epicenter of the Washington Tourist-Industrial Complex, it may very well be the Hard Rock Cafe in Penn Quarter.

Beth Plemmons, the Capitol Visitor Center's Guide to Southern Hospitality

North Carolina native Beth Plemmons, CEO of visitor services at the Capitol Visitor Center, is a pro at Southern hospitality.

CBO Announces YouTube Channel

Can’t get enough of budget hearings? The Congressional Budget Office has you covered.

Cynics Be Damned: Krepp Endorses Norton ... on Statehood Efforts

Ruthless campaigner Tim Krepp emailed supporters on Friday afternoon to say he wholeheartedly supports Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and they should, too. Krepp hopes to defeat the congresswoman, who is running for her 13th term representing the District, in the November election, but he wants everyone to rally behind her on Monday. Norton will testify to a Senate panel on a cause near and dear to most Washingtonians: D.C. statehood.

Staffers, Diplomats Call for Capitol Hill to Act on Ebola Crisis

Capitol Hill observed a campus-wide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Thursday to honor those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Ethics Won't Investigate Gwen Moore's Arrest

The House Ethics Committee will not investigate Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., following her Sept. 4 arrest while protesting with fast food workers outside a McDonald’s in her home state.

Police Investigate Molotov Cocktail Attack on Cleaver's Kansas City Office

Kansas City Police responding early Thursday morning to an alarm at the district office of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., found two bottles resembling Molotov cocktails.

'Muslims for Life' Blood Drive Honors 9/11 Victims

After the Capitol Hill community observed a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, volunteers went to work in the Rayburn House Office building to facilitate the annual “Muslims for Life” blood drive in the Capitol.

'Innovative State' Builds Case for Acting Like Adults

In the middle of a political season, with members of Congress hunkering down amid the midterm election season, it’s refreshing to pick up a book — a policy book even! — that makes the case that it’s possible to work across party lines for the common good.

Homeless Man Arrested for Wreaking Havoc on Lower Senate Park

Capitol Police arrested a homeless man Monday afternoon in Lower Senate Park who seemed bent on destroying the serene scenery.

Panelists Selected for D.C. Statehood Hearing

Updated 4:37 p.m. | Expect humanitarian and fiscal arguments for why the District of Columbia should become the 51st state during next week’s Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the issue.

Capitol Hill Club Clothing Drive Benefits Veterans

As the debate over military action against ISIS captivated Capitol Hill Wednesday, staffers and lawmakers gathered to help veterans from our most recent wars in their transition to civilian life.

Just 9 Women Rank in 50 Richest

Only nine women made it onto Roll Call’s 50 Richest Members of Congress list this year, and all are Democrats — save for lone Republican Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee.

D.C. Marijuana, Gun Riders Left Out of House CR

House Republicans unveiled what they’re calling a “clean” continuing resolution on Tuesday night, to the delight of budget autonomy advocates in the District of Columbia.

District Doughnut Set for Barracks Row Friday Liftoff

After months of being relegated to pop-ups and soft openings, District Doughnuts is poised for its grand opening on Barracks Row on Friday, bringing to Capitol Hill a heaping dose of yeasty treats.

Bayonets, Camo, Armored Vehicles: Senate Panel Criticizes Ferguson Response (Video)

One month after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the Senate convened its first hearing on police militarization.

Patrick Leahy's Photos on Display at Georgetown Law

Between his legislative duties as the senior senator from Vermont, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate president pro tem, Patrick J. Leahy can often be spotted behind the lens of a camera.

How and When to Switch Political Parties, Part 2

So. Many. Choices. Well, really, just two.




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