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Ryan Shucard Pleads Not Guilty to Carrying Pistol to Capitol Hill

Ryan Shucard, the Capitol Hill aide who allegedly tried to bring a 9 mm handgun and magazine to work Friday, was released from police custody on Saturday afternoon after pleading not guilty to a felony charge for carrying a pistol.

Ryan Shucard Handgun Incident Casts Campus Security in New Light (Updated)

Updated 6:11 p.m. | Metal detectors and X-ray machines at the southeast door of the Cannon House Office Building stopped Capitol Hill press secretary Ryan Shucard from allegedly carrying a 9 mm handgun and magazine to work on Friday.

Roll Call Book Club: We're Here to Make Sure You're Not 'Overwhelmed'

Theoretically, we still have the same 24 hours in a day our grandparents and their grandparents had. But it sure doesn’t feel like it. We’re “busy, busy, busy,” as the late, great Kurt Vonnegut Jr., wrote.

Roll Call After Dark Quaff of the Week: Dead Rise Summer Ale

If it’s summer in the capital region, it’s time for beer, crabs and Old Bay. And sometimes, it’s good to combine as many as possible in one package, such as Flying Dog Brewery’s Dead Rise Summer Ale.

Marino Staffer Arrested for Bringing Gun to Cannon

Capitol Police arrested a staffer for Rep. Tom Marino Friday morning on charges of carrying a 9mm handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building.

Scarce Prospects for Senate Shooting Down D.C. Gun Control

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is optimistic about Senate support for an appropriations rider that would dismantle local gun laws in the District of Columbia, but he doubts the chamber will consider the measure.

Roll Call After Dark Tunes of the Week: 'Women & Work' by Lucero

“Come on out tonight,” could be the unofficial motto for good-timing Memphis band Lucero, a band dedicated equally to touring and defying easy classification. Country? Sure. Punk? Why not. Roadhouse? Yeah.

D.C. Could Become Nation's Most Permissive Gun Jurisdiction, Under House Proposal (Video)

One of Congress’ most outspoken libertarians is the latest member to try to overturn the District of Columbia’s local gun laws. If successful, his proposal would make the District, home to cabinet officials, dignitaries from around the world and the president perhaps the most permissive gun jurisdiction in the country.

D.C. Pot Decriminalization Takes Effect, but Don't Bring Bud to Capitol Hill

Despite House Republican attempts to derail decriminalization, marijuana possession becomes a civil offense in the District of Columbia on Thursday, punishable by a $25 fine.

Roll Call After Dark Book of the Week: 'National Pastime' by Barry Svrluga

Baseball’s All-Star Game break provides us with a respite from the churn of the 162-game regular season, as well as an opportunity to check out a great baseball book, Barry Svrluga’s “National Pastime.”

Maloney Calls for Investigation Into Threats From Pro-Gun Leader Larry Pratt

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., wants Capitol Hill law enforcement officials to investigate a prominent gun rights advocate’s praise for threats on her life, calling them evidence of “just how outrageous the extreme pro-gun movement has become.”

Pedro Ribeiro Leaves Gray for Obama, Will Be Replaced by Doxie McCoy (Updated)

Updated 12:43 p.m. | As chief spokesman for Mayor Vincent Gray, Pedro Ribeiro tried to keep the focus on the scandal-plagued executive’s governing achievements amidst allegations of corruption against Gray from Justice Department prosecutors.

The Quick Guide to 'Best Intern Ever: How to Ace Your Capitol Hill Internship'

Interns are busy. Most everyone in D.C. is busy. But as longtime Hill Navigator readers may have noticed, this week we launched the first Roll Call e-book: Best Intern Ever: How to Ace Your Capitol Hill Internship.

Don Young Said to Have Barged Through Barriers Blocking Asbestos Spill

Asbestos abatement continues following the July 10 outbreak that briefly closed the House side of the Capitol, and one congressman might be in hot water for his conduct that morning.

Mayoral Candidates Would Vary Approach to Hill on Home Rule

A day after Rep. Andy Harris declared he was targeting with an appropriations rider a locally passed law that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District of Columbia punishable by only a $25 ticket, Mayor Vincent Gray publicly denounced the congressman.

Once Again, TSA Gives D.C. Resident Grief About License (Video)

Did you hear the one about the Transportation Safety Administration agent who didn’t realize the District of Columbia is part of the United States? No, really.

Roll Call After Dark Nosh of the Week: Curbside Cafe Chocolate Sprinkle Doughnut

Doughnuts from a place that made its bones on cupcakes? In the case of the chocolate-frosted, chocolate sprinkle fare at Curbside Cafe, the answer is yes.

Small Victories

Although it seems there’s not much to these pictures, it is a major victory in the effort to photograph the back-to-back weekly news conferences of Speaker John A. Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the Hill.

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Hatch Staffers Value Their Beehive State Roots

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, promoted two members of his staff recently, each with strong ties to Utah that inform their work on the Hill.

Priorities, Priorities: In D.C., Yoga More Expensive, Beer More Available

How’s this for a city motto: Washington, D.C., where the yoga’s expensive and the beer is easy!

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