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A Confederate Political Football Winner | Capitol Quip

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

Another Schumer for Washington to View

This could be a first for Washington: When someone refers to “Schumer,” it may now require clarification. The senator or the comedian?

Ex-Rep. Michael Grimm Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison (Updated)

Updated 1:49 p.m. | A federal judge has sentenced former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., to eight months in federal prison for tax evasion.

Metro Set to Go Under Congressional Microscope, Again

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officials will once again ascend Capitol Hill to answer lawmakers’ questions about the transit system’s safety and management.

Clinton Support for D.C. Statehood Encourages Officials

House and Senate Democrats pitched their national priorities to Hillary Rodham Clinton during her Capitol Hill visit, but one Democrat was able to shore up Clinton’s support on an issue close to home: District of Columbia statehood.

A 'Pixels' Party at Atlas Arcade

Atlas Arcade, the H Street establishment that serves up healthy dollops of vintage arcade games, libations and nostalgia, is hosting a “Throwback Thursday Pixels Party,” a nod to the upcoming flick “Pixels” and featuring a Ms. Pacman and Donkey Kong tournament.

Nina Totenberg: Reporting for Roll Call in the 1960s

By Nina Totenberg

Experts: Congress Under Pressure on Overtime Rules

Workplace and labor law experts are predicting Congress will bow to external pressures and implement new overtime regulations, including the $50,440 annual salary threshold.

Vote for Your Favorite Confederate Football Capitol Quip!

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

Capitol Bike Accident Reveals Cyclists' Challenges in D.C.

Emily Estus’ daily bicycle route to work includes a stretch along the Capitol grounds, but her commute took a turn for the worse one day in April.

CNN's Josh Levs Takes Paternity-Leave Message to Capitol Hill

When talking about taking paternity leave, there seems to be two whirlpools of discussion: Do offices provide enough (or any) time off, and are dads actually taking the time provided to them?

Taiwan Likes Ike, but Congress Withholds Memorial Support

Taiwan is pledging $1 million toward construction of a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, a project that hasn’t received any construction funds from Congress since fiscal 2012.

Wayback Wednesday: Joke's on Newt

Should Congressional Research Service Reports Be Public?

The walls between members of the public and Capitol Hill’s exclusive division of policy and legal analysts are too tall, according to transparency advocates both inside and outside of Congress.

Boehner Bartender Found Not Guilty

The Ohio bartender accused of threatening to kill Speaker John A. Boehner by poisoning his wine was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

White House Area Closures Prompt Access, Safety Concerns

The White House is undergoing some security changes to deter fence jumpers, but one member of Congress is concerned the construction is restricting bicyclists and pedestrians who traverse the area.

Kids Book Club Podcast Is Washington Journalist's Latest Venture

Kitty Felde has taken her broadcast skills to the podcast.

Now That's a Confederate Political Football

Speaker John A. Boehner doesn’t want to see the Confederate battle flag become a political football, and we couldn’t agree more. If grown-ups can’t come together and decide the right way to deal with such an offensive symbol, maybe Washington’s pro football team owner Dan Snyder can . . . which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Mr. USA My Way – A Capitol Quip Winner

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

Group Files FEC Complaint Against Ron Johnson

A top Democratic political operative has signed off on a Federal Election Commission complaint against Sen. Ron Johnson, alleging a $10 million payout that the Wisconsin Republican received from his former employer actually functioned as an undisclosed corporate contribution to his 2010 campaign.




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