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Rohrabacher Accuses Campaign Treasurer of Embezzlement

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has alleged his former campaign treasurer, Jack Wu, stole approximately $173,500 in campaign funds from the California Republican’s campaign committee.

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on OPM Data Breach

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing Thursday on a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management announced earlier this month. Reports have linked Chinese hackers to the breach, which may have exposed personal information of millions of current and former federal employees.

Lawmakers Reflect on Capitol's Confederate Symbols

As attention on the Confederate flag shifts from South Carolina to Mississippi and Alabama, federal lawmakers began looking around the halls of their own workplace and questioning whether flags and other symbols of the Confederacy have a place in the U.S. Capitol.

Vote for Your Favorite Military Force Capitol Quip!

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

Frank Gehry's Ike Memorial Plan Adds to Interior Spending Discord

Ask Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, about the fate of architect Frank Gehry’s design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial and he’ll tell you it’s time to wipe the slate clean and start over.

Policy or Communications? How to Choose

If “chief of staff” sits atop the apex of the congressional staffer pyramid, there are typically two expertise areas that lead to it: policy or communications. But how do you decide if you’re meant to be a legislative assistant or press secretary, which lead down distinct career paths? Hill Navigator discusses.

Hot Enough for You?

As Capitol Hill endures the dog days of summer, it’s easy to forget how cold it can get here in the Mid-Atlantic. That’s why we’re amused by this archive photo from February 1958 of Capitol Police Sgt. G. Pendley standing in 18 inches of snow on the Capitol grounds. Perhaps unamused, he holds the previous day’s newspaper predicting a mere 3 inches of snowfall. Note the lines marked to crop the photo and help Roll Call’s layout staff as they were physically putting the newspaper together. You can see the end result below.

Leave the Guns at Home, House Official Warns

Daggers, dirks, brass knuckles — leave them at home when you come to the Capitol, House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul D. Irving cautioned members and staff Tuesday.

Norton Vows to Fight GOP Attempts to Block D.C. Laws

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., reaffirmed her effort Tuesday to fight congressional attempts to block the District of Columbia’s anti-discrimination laws, while activists detailed the consequences if those attempts are successful.

The View From Capitol Ink, Way Back in 1995

It’s hard to believe, but I have been published in Roll Call in one position or another for 30 years without ever working a single day in any Roll Call office.

House Ethics Committee to Review Lawmakers' Azerbaijan Trips

The House Ethics Committee announced plans Monday to extend its review of nine members of Congress alleged to have accepted gifts and airfare to Azerbaijan that were secretly paid for by that country’s state-owned oil company.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Under Home Confinement in D.C.

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is one step closer to freedom from the federal penitentiary system.

The Two Gentlemen of AFI Docs: Les Blank and Albert Maysles

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.

AOC Details July 4th Concert Security Protocols

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.

Will Doug Hughes Do Hard Time for Embarrassing Congress?

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.

Norton: Washington Monument Elevator Is Safe

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.

Screen on the Green 2015, With a Washington Focus

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.

Questions Surround Proposed Library of Congress Program

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.

Capitol Quip for the Use of Military Force

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.

A Bipartisanshipping Winner | Capitol Quip

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

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