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Gutiérrez Recalls Racial Profiling Incident at Capitol

During a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the state of civil rights Tuesday, Rep. Luis V. Gutirrez revisited a 1996 exchange that raised the issue of racial profiling in Capitol security.

Norton: Negotiations Continue for D.C. Pot Rider

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., on Tuesday responded to reports that negotiators have agreed to an appropriations rider targeting the Districts marijuana policy by saying nothings decided yet.

‘Mayor For Life’ Explores the Folklore of Marion Barry

D.C. historian and author John Muller is resurrecting for one night only the colloquially inspired show centered around the late Mayor Marion Barry as a final tip of the hat to the political icon.

Nan Natcher Settles Into Post-Hill Life

This is what Nan Natcher knew about the great-great-uncle who worked for the same place she was going: He didnt miss a vote for more than 40 years. No pressure, then, for the great-great-niece of the late Rep. William H. Natcher, D-Ky., who voted 18,401 straight times in a distinguished career representing Kentuckys 2nd District.

Negotiators Strike Deal to Target Tax and Sale of Marijuana in D.C.

Congress plans to block the District of Columbia from implementing a system to tax and regulate sales of legalized marijuana in the city, a source close to appropriations negotiations said Tuesday.

Tips for Holiday Parties Continued: Office Etiquette, Hot Tickets and What Not to Do

Theres a myth on Capitol Hill that there is no such thing as too many holiday parties.

New Yorker Gets 33 Months in Prison for Threatening Gabbard

A 44-year-old man will serve nearly three years in prison for making a series of threats against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, including threatening to decapitate the Hawaii Democrat.

House Ethics: An Isolating Gavel to Hold

Come January, Rep. K. Michael Conaway wont have to worry about scaring away his friends on Capitol Hill.

As D.C. Bids Farewell, a Look Back at Marion Barry's Battles With Congress

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., was likely the most surprising name in the program at Marion Barrys funeral service on Dec. 6, considering the former District of Columbia mayors tumultuous relationship with Capitol Hill.

Bowser Joins Mayors in NYC to Develop Immigration Strategy

Two days after House Republicans took a largely symbolic vote condemning the presidents executive immigration action, District of Columbia Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser joined mayors from around the country in New York City to discuss strategies for implementing the order.

Steve Stockman and the Last Crusade: D.C. Traffic Camera Edition

Washingtons traffic cameras have nabbed Rep. Steve Stockman a few times during his most recent stint in Congress, but the Texas Republican claims it is his libertarian leanings that have led him to introduce legislation to shut the system down.

Activists Use Capitol as Backdrop to Protest Police-Involved Deaths

Activists protesting police-involved deaths in Ferguson, Mo., New York and elsewhere rallied Monday morning on Capitol Hill.

Pelosi: Respect D.C. Home Rule on Marijuana Policy (Video)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pledged support for District of Columbia autonomy Friday, as House and Senate lawmakers negotiate a policy rider targeting legalized marijuana in the District. But she was reluctant to say that including the amendment in a year-end spending bill would be a deal breaker for Democrats.

Hill, K Street: Grab a Drink, Get Your Party On

If youve been stuck in the Capitol cramming on the cromnibus and missing the whole holiday mingling circuit, then its time to grab a drink and get your party on.

House Lawmakers Exempt From Ethics Training in Emerging Rules Package

Despite a bipartisan push to make ethics training mandatory for members of the House, the GOP rules package taking shape for the 114th Congress wont put lawmakers on the hook for any such schooling.

Veterans March on Capitol Hill to Bring Suicide Prevention Bill to Floor

A group of veterans marched with American flags in hand to the Hart Senate Office Building Thursday to urge the Senate to act on a bill to prevent veteran suicides.

Incoming Committee Chairmen Talk D.C. Oversight

When the 114th Congress begins its first session in January, Washington residents will have two new chairmen at the top of committees with jurisdiction over the District.

Rider Blocking D.C. Pot Legalization on the Table

An amendment blocking the legalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia is on the table as appropriators negotiate bills and policy riders to incorporate in the year-end spending package.

Andy Harris, John Fleming Headlining Heritage Foundation Pot Policy Event

Rep. Andy Harris reputation as a staunch supporter of marijuana prohibition has earned him a chief role in an upcoming Heritage Foundation event on pot policy. The Maryland Republican will deliver a keynote speech on Dec. 9 during a program titled, Marijuana Policy: Separating Scientific Facts from Popular Fiction, co-hosted by the anti-drug activist group Smart Approaches to Marijuana.

The Hill Staffer Guide to Holiday Party Invites

By now your inbox should be full of brightly colored invites for holiday parties, open houses, receptions, dinners and cocktails. If its December, the holiday party season is in full swing.

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