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When Grandma's Away ... | Capitol Lens

Lisa S. Disbrow, nominee to be under secretary of the Air Force, testifies Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, while her 1-year-old grandson Parker McCabe keeps himself entertained with snacks and coloring books.

Gliding By | Capitol Lens

At Court for a Cause

Rosario Reyes, originally from El Salvador, and her son Victor, 7, prepare for a Dec. 11 news conference in front the Supreme Court to note the importance of it hearing a case regarding President Barack Obama’s executive order “to expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and implement Deferred Action for Parental Accountability.”

Marching Along

A military honor guard arrives at the Capitol Wednesday for a ceremony to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which formally abolished slavery.

Harry Reid's Press Conference in 360 Degrees

What does it look like from the photography well of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s weekly presser? Photographer Al Drago answered that question with Roll Call’s new 360° camera.

A Refugee Thanksgiving | Capitol Quip

As Thanksgiving approaches, thanks to a bill passed by the House of Representatives, should we be thankful that no refugees from Syria and Iraq would be giving thanks for safe passage to our shores without first passing a tight security screening as confirmed by the director of the FBI, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the director of national intelligence? Before we sit down to dinner, let’s pause and take a moment for this week’s Capitol Quip.

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...

The Capitol Christmas tree has arrived on the Hill. John Schank from Fairbanks, Alaska, drove the 74-foot Lutz Spruce tree to the West Front of the Capitol Friday.

Solidarity for Paris in Washington | Capitol Lens

Washington, D.C., rallied over the weekend to show support for the victims of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. Hundreds gathered in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House, to wave signs, hold candles and project a shared sense of grief. Roll Call Photo Editor Bill Clark was on hand and captured some powerful images from the scene.

The Honeymooners | Capitol Quip

When asked, Speaker Paul D. Ryan predicted the honeymoon in the newly led Republican Conference would last “about 35 minutes.” But a short honeymoon doesn’t rule out a long, productive marriage — as long as there’s passion, open lines of communication, no government shutdown and this week’s Capitol Quip.

Jeb! Jumper Caption | Capitol Quip

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

No Hazard Found in Suspicious Vehicle at Capitol

Capitol Police investigated a suspicious vehicle outside the Capitol for more than an hour Thursday night, though nothing hazardous was found.

Vote for Your Favorite Jeb! Capitol Quip

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

'HillVets House' to Bring More Veterans to Capitol Hill

Less than 3 percent of Capitol Hill staffers are veterans — and one group is looking to change that.

The Faces of America's Veterans

World War I officially ended in June 1919. But the fighting between the Allies and Germans ceased seven months prior, when an armistice went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Capitol Worker Strike: More People, New Target One Year Later

Last November, seven Capitol workers walked off their jobs to push for higher wages and a union. A year later, more than 10 times as many workers went on strike with the same mission, but a different target.

Donnelly: 'Heartbreaking' Military Suicide 'Has to End'

Maj. Gen. Mark Graham stood in front of the handful of people gathered in a Senate office building Tuesday and recited a phone number.

Marine Corps Celebrates 240th Birthday

Marines across the nation celebrated the 240th birthday of the corps Tuesday. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sen. Pat Roberts, who was a Marine captain, toasted service members at a reception in the Russell building on Nov. 3.

Capitol Workers to Strike Ahead of GOP Debate

Hours before a Republican primary debate, workers in the U.S. Capitol are going on strike and calling on the GOP senators running for president to help the workers who serve them.

'Trumbo' Shows Hollywood's Ugly Political Side

Washington might be Hollywood for ugly people, but in “Trumbo,” the new movie about blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, the ugliness of politics comes straight from the movies’ dream factory.

Honoring Veterans, One Story at a Time

Americans will pause Wednesday to remember the nation’s veterans. But one Library of Congress project is working to ensure veterans’ stories are preserved for years to come.




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