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Homeless Man Arrested for Wreaking Havoc on Lower Senate Park

Capitol Police arrested a homeless man Monday afternoon in Lower Senate Park who seemed bent on destroying the serene scenery.

Panelists Selected for D.C. Statehood Hearing

Updated 4:37 p.m. | Expect humanitarian and fiscal arguments for why the District of Columbia should become the 51st state during next week’s Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the issue.

Capitol Hill Club Clothing Drive Benefits Veterans

As the debate over military action against ISIS captivated Capitol Hill Wednesday, staffers and lawmakers gathered to help veterans from our most recent wars in their transition to civilian life.

Just 9 Women Rank in 50 Richest

Only nine women made it onto Roll Call’s 50 Richest Members of Congress list this year, and all are Democrats — save for lone Republican Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee.

D.C. Marijuana, Gun Riders Left Out of House CR

House Republicans unveiled what they’re calling a “clean” continuing resolution on Tuesday night, to the delight of budget autonomy advocates in the District of Columbia.

District Doughnut Set for Barracks Row Friday Liftoff

After months of being relegated to pop-ups and soft openings, District Doughnuts is poised for its grand opening on Barracks Row on Friday, bringing to Capitol Hill a heaping dose of yeasty treats.

Bayonets, Camo, Armored Vehicles: Senate Panel Criticizes Ferguson Response (Video)

One month after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the Senate convened its first hearing on police militarization.

Patrick Leahy's Photos on Display at Georgetown Law

Between his legislative duties as the senior senator from Vermont, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate president pro tem, Patrick J. Leahy can often be spotted behind the lens of a camera.

How and When to Switch Political Parties, Part 2

So. Many. Choices. Well, really, just two.

Capitol Police Asking Officers About Talks With Media

Capitol Police authorities have been asking officers questions about media coverage of an alleged affair between a male deputy chief and a subordinate female officer, according to sources within the department.

Roll Call's #50Richest Project, Explained (Video)

There was a moment recently when I worried I had gone a little crazy. It was somewhere between realizing I’d skipped a page of Rep. Peter Welch’s assets and posting a photo of my cat Nephron laying on Sen. Tim Kaine’s financial disclosure forms on Instagram with the hashtag #catsof50Richest.

Senate Panel Sets D.C. Statehood Hearing for Next Week

It took more than a year, but D.C. statehood advocates are finally getting the hearing that Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Thomas R. Carper promised.

'Woodhouse Divided' — The Real Life Political Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots (Video)

The documentary “Woodhouse Divided” illustrates the political divide between the real life political version of the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots: the Woodhouse brothers, Brad and Dallas.

Roll Call's 50 Richest Members of Congress for 2014

They invested in an Italian soccer team, an aquaculture business, Subway sandwich franchises, the ride-share phenomenon Uber and good old blue chip stocks and bonds.

The 10 'Poorest' Members of Congress for 2014 (Video)

Roll Call’s annual list of the 10 “poorest” members of Congress contains one majority whip, one party chairman, one formerly impeached judge and one senator.

Roll Call After Dark Quaff of the Week: Atlas Brew Works Rowdy Rye

As Atlas Brew Works celebrates its first year anniversary of pouring for D.C., it’s worth sipping a few of their noteworthy brews. Foremost among them is the Rowdy, a rye beer that tips the alcohol by volume scale at 6.2 percent. The rye mixes in with the normal assortment of hops and friends much the same way rye whiskey puts a different taste on a cocktail. Rye’s peppery character makes it stand out. It’s a little bitter. A little sour. A nice quaff on a hot day.

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Former Gray Campaign Driver Pleads Guilty to Role in 'Uncle Earl' Conspiracy

Mayor Vincent Gray’s driver during the 2010 campaign has admitted to federal prosecutors that he knew about the “Uncle Earl” finance scheme taking place behind the scenes.

Capitol Tour Guides Say They've Lost the Right to Drink Water

“No food, no drinks,” instructed Capitol Police officers posted outside the doors of the Capitol Visitor Center as tourists approached the complex on a recent muggy day.

D.C. Throws Its Hat in 2024 Summer Olympics Ring

Why should Washington, D.C., host the 2024 Summer Olympics?




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