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How to Leave the Private Sector for Capitol Hill

Want to land a job on Capitol Hill? Don’t get too comfy in that private sector Aeron chair; Hill Navigator discusses how and when to start networking to cross “working on Capitol Hill” off your bucket list.

Planes Flying Over D.C. for Aerospace Defense Tests

Look skyward Tuesday and you might see some low-flying military aircraft over the District of Columbia.

In Wake of Recent Arrests, Security Tightens at House Garages

Law enforcement officials on Capitol Hill are making it harder for people without congressional identification badges to avoid security checks in the wake of recent arrests for carrying handguns.

Folger Shakespeare Library Staff Mourns Death of Cataloger

Next to the guest log at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Monday sat a manilla folder containing a sympathy card for the family of an employee killed on Aug. 15 in a tragic traffic crash.

Roll Call After Dark Quaff of the Week: Iced Coffee Challenge Part 2

Before the days of Starbucks in every urban street corner and suburban strip mall, “iced coffee” was rare. It had not yet arrived as a mainstay of American morning beverages, nor had the $4 coffee drink become the norm.

Break Room Fire Causes Evacuation at Capitol Power Plant

The Capitol Power Plant was briefly evacuated Friday afternoon, as firefighters responded to a small fire in the break room.

Capitol Hill Gets First Openly Transgender Staffer of 113th Congress

Capitol Hill is getting its sole transgender staff member, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute announced Thursday.

Iowa: The Fair of Entourages

I attended the Iowa State Fair last week with Roll Call Politics Reporter Alexis Levinson to cover the Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. The candidates running for the seat are Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley and Republican state Senator Joni Ernst. I’ve have enjoyed taking photos of politicians at the fair in the past, but it proved tricky this time with the volume of people following them.

Statehood Push: Take Over D.C. Prisons, Save Money

Coming up with a practical plan for management of the Washington, D.C.’s courts and prisons could be a great way to sell GOP deficit hawks on making it the 51st state, advocates pitching statehood for D.C. believe.

Hill Staffers Learn to Save Lives to the Tune of 'Stayin' Alive'

Striking a falsetto register, Steve Traverso belted out the chorus of The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” on Wednesday morning in a tiny first-floor Rayburn reception room.

Capitol Hill Gun Case Delayed in Wake of D.C. Ruling

For the second time in less than a week, federal prosecutors and defense lawyers have agreed to delay a case involving a man carrying a gun to Capitol Hill.

Roll Call After Dark Quaff of the Week: Iced Coffee Challenge

In each of our caffeinated hearts, there is a special place for iced coffee.

Democrats Target Health Care Used by Congress

The latest challenge to Office of Personnel Management rules on congressional health benefits comes from President Barack Obama’s own party.

The Ghost of Drunk Nights Past

Think your past can come back to haunt you when searching for a job on Capitol Hill? What if it includes a less-than-stellar record that hasn’t been scrubbed? Hill Navigator discusses.

Portraits of Committee Chairmen: They're Up the Wall

A House chairman usually ends up hanging around the committee room years after he or she retires.

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Brian Baird Trades Congress for Family Time

For former Rep. Brian Baird, D-Wash., there is something to be said about the oft-ignored, rarely discussed “transition period” — that pivotal time when a member of Congress phases out of legislative life and must assimilate into a more normal one.

Arms and the Man: Shakespeare Edition

William Shakespeare was celebrated during his lifetime as a leading poet and dramatist. But by 1596, the Bard sought something more to cement his standing among the Elizabethan upper crust: A family coat of arms.

Capitol Dome Restoration Work Picks Up Pace During August Recess

August recess is peak construction season for the nearly $60 million restoration of the Capitol Dome.

Roll Call After Dark Documentary of the Week: 'Road Scholar'

It’s August, when many people take vacation and are lured by the open road. “Road Scholar,” Roger Weisberg’s 1993 chronicle of Andrei Codrescu’s journey across America in a red Cadillac, is the perfect documentary to illustrate what could lay ahead: fast food, kitschy motels, machine guns and an exploration of what it means to be an American.




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