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Social Media Policy Stirs Up More Trouble Within Capitol Police Ranks

Sharing photos and posts about the scene of the March 7, 2014, crash that landed a silver car in a tree southeast of the Capitol got a few Capitol Police officers into trouble with the department.

Bipartisan Pair Volunteers to Get Schooled on House Ethics

On the heels of Rep. Aaron Schock’s resignation announcement, two of the Illinois Republican’s House colleagues paid a timely visit to the congressional ethics police.

Getting Your Intern Application to Stand Out

Job applications can be stressful, even for the “junior interns.” So how do you go about navigating the confusing world of the intern application process? Hill Navigator discusses.

Double Duty: Graduate School and Capitol Hill

Hill staffers can do anything: pen legislation, autograph in lieu of a member of Congress, even run for office. But can they carry on the demanding, long-hours job while going to graduate school at night? Hill Navigator discusses.

Acing the Business Lunch: Paying the Check

The best part about having the skills to ace a power lunch? Getting the chance to practice. Hill Navigator appreciates the reader response to “How to Ace the Power Lunch,” and hopes each of you have the opportunity to put those gracious and formidable skills to good use. Whether it’s at Fiola or Good Stuff Eatery, knowing how to order, pay and show requisite graciousness is crucial to having a good time and great meal.

Finding Nick Ryan: The Case of the Mysterious Email

The email landing in Capitol Hill inboxes was simple enough — a personalized note thanking congressional staffers for their service.

Schockton Abbey | Capitol Quip

News of the recent fall from grace of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reminds us that there’s no accounting for taste, especially proper taste. But when there’s no taste for proper accounting, well, we can’t say we’re entirely shocked at the outcome, which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

A Winning Quip at the End of the Rainbow

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

Catholic Leaders Backing Cruz's D.C. Resolution

Influential Catholic leaders sent a letter to senators Friday urging them to support Republican Sens. Ted Cruz’s and James Lankford’s effort to block two D.C. bills.

What Will Happen to Schock's 'Downton Abbey' Office?

When Rep. Aaron Schock leaves Congress on March 31, his “Downton Abbey” office will remain, though the days of the pheasant feathers and paintings could also be numbered.

Could Aaron Schock Really End Up in Jail?

Could Aaron Schock actually end up “in jail” for his misspending, as the Illinois Republican’s father said after his son’s resignation announcement?

When the Boss Quits: Staffer Survival Guide

Rep. Aaron Schock is not the only person’s career to be upended in a flash. The Illinois Republican’s staffers, who once thought they could be working for a future leader in the House, will be out of a job and looking for work.

New CVC Exhibit Highlights Congressional Investigations

In the Capitol Visitor Center, behind the replica of the Statue of Freedom, a small address book sits in a glass case.

Finally Found Work-Life Balance? Here’s What's Next

It’s been one heck of a year for Brigid Schulte.

Cruz, Lankford Move to Block D.C. Bills

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and James Lankford of Oklahoma introduced resolutions of disapproval Wednesday to strike down two D.C. bills they say violate religious freedom.

No Criminal Charges for Drone Lost on White House Grounds

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Wednesday there will be no criminal charges against the intelligence agency employee who set off a national security furor after crashing a drone on the grounds of the White House early Jan. 26.

Vote for Your Favorite St. Pachyderm's Day Quip!

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

Schock Fallout: Rules Subject to Interpretation

Rep. Aaron Schock’s downfall marks another high-profile lawmaker felled by ethics troubles. But don’t expect Congress to ramp up efforts at self-policing.

The Plight of the Unemployed Chief of Staff

All good things come to an end.

'Colonists' Ask Chaffetz to Respect D.C.

Dressed head to toe in colonial garb, a handful of District of Columbia activists went to Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s office Tuesday afternoon to ask the Utah Republican to respect D.C. laws.




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