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Embattled Guinta Not Backing Down, Despite Calls for Resignation

It’s been a rough few days for Rep. Frank Guinta, capped Monday with Sen. Kelly Ayotte calling on her fellow New Hampshire Republican to step down amid a campaign finance scandal. But the embattled congressman is not backing down.

GPO Parking Lot Development Moves Forward

Facing an ever-shrinking budget, the Government Publishing Office is moving forward with a plan to develop an employee parking lot for commercial real estate. But the real estate firm in charge of the plan faces questions about its management capabilities.

Capitol Lens: Darling Ducks

If you need some cute to start your week, Photo Editor Bill Clark captured these 2-day-old ducklings in Lower Senate Park on May 14. The 10 ducklings swam in the pool and walked across the plaza trying to keep up with their mother.

With Menendez Trial, Is It Location, Location, Location?

The August 2009 guilty verdict against former Rep. William J. Jefferson was a striking win for the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section following its botched prosecution of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens. The trial venue might have been a key factor, a fact that is not lost on the attorneys gearing up for the corruption case of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.

Nuclear World Series | Capitol Quip

The 2015 Deflategate Winner | Capitol Quip

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

D.C. Outdoor Movie Season Kicks Off

The D.C. outdoor movie season kicks off in the middle of the city on May 22, when the Golden Cinema series starts up with its inaugural flick, “Empire Records.”

Obama Honors Fallen Officers at Capitol Memorial

Hundreds of law enforcement officers and their families from every corner of the country gathered at the Capitol Friday to honor their fallen brethren.

House Panel Calling Capitol Police Chief to the Hot Seat

The House Administration Committee has an exclusive witness list of one for an upcoming hearing: Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine.

Lawmakers Take D.C. Vouchers Debate to Local High School

Federal lawmakers used the backdrop of a private D.C. high school to delve into the D.C. school voucher program and found themselves amid debate about the propriety of Congress’ role in local affairs.

Watch: Oversight Hearing on Latest Secret Service Incident

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday to examine the conduct of Secret Service officers who were allegedly driving under the influence and interfered with a bomb investigation on March 4.

'The Birds' Descends on Congressional Cemetery

If you have orinthophobia, perhaps the only thing more terrifying than the thought of a bird attack is watching birds attack Tippi Hedren among thousands and thousands of dead people. Congressional Cemetery is happy to oblige.

Pedestrian Struck By Train in Northeast D.C.

A train struck a pedestrian Thursday morning in Northeast D.C., about three miles northeast of Union Station on a line of tracks shared by Amtrack, MARC and CSX.

Clout Calculations: When's a Good Time to Leave Leadership?

If you work for the highest-ranking member of the House, just how good must a job offer be to jump ship?

How to Get a Front-Page Photo (Video)

Sometimes capturing just the right moment requires you to move fast. Roll Call Photographer Tom Williams had only a few seconds to capture the hesitant Faye, a potbelly pig, avoiding a selfie attempt by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.

D.C. Activist Vows to Fight Capitol Arrest

When Adam Eidinger went to a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee markup a few weeks ago, he didn’t expect to be arrested.

AFI Docs to Open With Flick About Epic Gore Vidal-William F. Buckley Brawls

People think cable television pundits are rough on each other now. They don’t know for rough.

House Panel Approves Bill to Cut WMATA Funding

Two days after thousands of Metro riders were stranded due to reports of smoke in a tunnel, the House Appropriations Committee voted to cut a third of Washington Metro Area Transit Authority funding.

Vote for Your Favorite Deflategate Capitol Quip!

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

Alex Garland and the 'Strange' Fallout From Snowden

Alex Garland’s film “Ex Machina” arrived in U.S. theaters at a time of heightened cultural awareness of artificial intelligence. But a key plot point centers on another current issue of resonance: the bulk collection of telephone records.




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