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Hill Life Archive

#tbt: A Different View of the Fourth

July Fourth is once again upon us and hoards of tourists and locals are expected to flock downtown Friday for the annual festivities, which include parades across the city, a daytime Nationals game, a concert on the West Front of the Capitol and — of course — fireworks.

House Appropriations Investigators Probing Eisenhower Memorial Commission

House Appropriations Committee investigators are probing the troubled Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, a long-delayed project nearly 15 years in the making that appears to have significant fundraising problems.

GPO Wants to Offer Buyouts to 100 Workers

As the need for paper copies of government documents continues to decline, the Government Printing Office plans to trim 100 positions by the end of 2014.

Could Congressional Sports Fix Washington? It's a Start

In the sixth inning of the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, Republican Vance McAllister stepped up to the plate, snagging one of Democrat Cedric L. Richmond’s pitches and launching a grounder between second and third base.

Washington's Independence Day Patriotic Palooza

Independence Day in Washington is like Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pa., a patriotic palooza. As if the stakes couldn’t be higher on the grandest stage at the capital of the free world, we could, possibly, be treated to yacht rock legend Michael McDonald singing “Sweet Freedom” with the Muppets as a follow-up act.

Body Recovered in Lower Senate Park (Updated)

Updated 3:58 p.m. | The D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner removed a body from Lower Senate Park on Friday afternoon, following an investigation by Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

David Catania Storms Office of Andy Harris to Talk D.C. Pot Decriminalization

Tensions ran a little high in Rep. Andy Harris’ office on Friday morning when D.C. Councilmember and mayoral hopeful David Catania showed up demanding to talk about the Maryland Republican’s attempt to halt the District’s marijuana decriminalization legislation.

Cornyn: More to SCOTUSblog Credentials Than I Initially Believed

The lone member of Congress to publicly question the decision to deny SCOTUSblog congressional press credentials recanted his criticism on Thursday.

Bloopers: Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game

The Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game can be a real challenge for a political photographer like me. Although I used to be a really good sports photographer — having covered every level of competition from tee ball to the Olympics in my days working for daily newspapers — one gets a bit rusty shooting slow-moving lawmakers around the Capitol full time.

Slideshow: Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game

Check out the best shots of the Roll Call Congressional Baseball game by Photo Editor Bill Clark and photographer Tom Williams. There really was some action on the field – a few times.

#tbt: Recess Is Almost Here

It’s getting muggy out there. If you were at the Roll Call Congressional Baseball game last night you definitely felt the humidity and the heat. Never fear, Capitol Hill, recess is coming!

Capitol Police Pull Internal Magazine for Slur

A racist slur printed in the June 2014 issue of the Capitol Police’s internal journal caused the department to pull the publication from circulation.

In 'Korengal,' Junger Closes The Book on Afghanistan

Sebastian Junger’s films about Afghanistan have a knack for coming to town when news is spiking about the war.

Norton Challenger Thinks a Transformed District Deserves a New Delegate

While Washington’s streetscape, city government and demographics have changed dramatically over the past quarter-century, its representation in Congress has stayed constant over roughly the same period of time.

House GOP Moves to Kill 'Poorly Done' D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Law

The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee is using the power of the purse to block the District from implementing a local law to decriminalize possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

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Luke's Butters Up Union Station Diners

Summering in New England has never been easier.

Beginner’s Guide to Political Reporting Jobs

So you want to be a reporter? You want to join the profession listed as among the worst jobs of 2014, at a time when publishing industry is going through a “period of turmoil”?

Self-Proclaimed 'Senate Comedian' Shows His 'Caucasian Skills' (Audio)

Scanning the crowd in the back room of a downtown D.C. sports bar, Senate doorkeeper Scott Muschett, the self-proclaimed “Senate Comedian,” decided the script for his five minutes at the mic was all wrong.

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