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With Capitol in Sight, Postal Customers Struggle to Pay Their Taxes

The irony was unmistakable.

Vote for Your Favorite Hillary Clinton Capitol Quip!

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

Versatile Toques Aim to Tantalize Seafood Fans

Profish has reeled in a who’s who of award-winning local chefs for its fourth annual “Charity Off the Hook” event, a gourmet dine-around designed to net much needed funds for food- and education-related charitable organizations.

From Selma to the Capitol Steps

Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon whose experiences fighting for racial equality are being chronicled in a series of graphic novels, recounts his experience in Selma, Ala., Wednesday to a group of students gathered on the House steps. Explore our coverage of the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montogmery, Ala., from Photo Editor Bill Clark and Hill Life Editor Jason Dick.

Gyrocopter Lands Amid Capitol Police Tumult

After arresting the pilot of a small gyrocopter that touched down Wednesday on the West Front, many Capitol Police were left wondering, “What’s next?”

Calls for D.C. Rights Mount on Tax Day, Emancipation Day

While April 15 might just be a filing deadline for most Americans, for D.C. residents, it’s a day when the words that adorn their license plates hit home.

Filmfest DC Returns 'Leaner and Meaner'

Filmfest DC, the homegrown international movie festival entering its 29th year, kicks off its 11-day slate Thursday. It almost didn’t happen.

Man Flies Gyrocopter to West Front of Capitol (Updated) (Video)

Updated 3:22 p.m. | A man has been arrested after flying a small gyrocopter onto the West Front of the Capitol, prompting Capitol Police to briefly lock down the building.

Campaign Contributor Files Lawsuit Against Schock

An Illinois resident who contributed to ex-Rep. Aaron Schock’s campaign is looking to get his money back after the Illinois Republican resigned following allegations of improper spending.

Laurie Hall of GPO Works in Changing Environment

If you hand a millennial an envelope of microfiche, chances are all you’ll get in return is a blank stare. That’s when Laurie Hall at the Government Publishing Office comes to the rescue.

Capitol Lens: Staring Contest

From left, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin conduct a news conference Tuesday in the Capitol’s Ohio Clock Corridor after the Senate policy luncheons.

How to Deal With Those 'No' People

“Whatever it is, I’m against it” — Groucho Marx, “Horse Feathers”

4 Schock Staffers Served Grand Jury Subpoenas (Video)

Four staffers for ex-Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., have been issued grand jury subpoenas as part of an investigation into their former boss’ improper spending.

Congress Looks to Act on Blocking D.C. Bills

Congress has some more time to deal with two District of Columbia bills that have caused some backlash from lawmakers, but the clock is ticking.

Johnson Reviewing Options After Obamacare Lawsuit

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson isn’t ruling out further challenges to the Obama administration’s treatment of members of Congress and their staff members under the Affordable Care Act.

Stephen Colbert Portrait Set to Leave National Portrait Gallery

Nation! It’s come to this. Stephen Colbert’s portrait is coming down from its rightful spot in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, on the second floor between the bathrooms and above the water fountain.

Why You Want News Photographers to Roam Free at Political Events

One of the most important assets a news photographer has is the ability to move. Even a few inches can make the difference in having a clean background for your shot. You want to be able to look at as many angles as possible and determine where you need to be to make the best picture. Most of the time you can make a good guess, but it is always a good idea to take a spin around the venue to rule out other vantage points.

Assistant Capitol Police Chief to Retire

The U.S. Capitol Police announced Tuesday that Assistant Chief Daniel B. Malloy is retiring after nearly two years as assistant chief and more than 30 years with the department. The news comes at a sensitive time for the department, as Chief Kim C. Dine has submitted a letter of resignation to the Capitol Police Board, comprised of the House and Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and the Architect of the Capitol.

Piero di Cosimo's Breakout Show

It took almost 500 years for one of the bad boys of Renaissance art to get a major retrospective. But if recent crowds at the National Gallery of Art are any indication, Piero di Cosimo may be starting to emerge from the shadows cast by famous contemporaries such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo to take a long overdue star turn.

Capitol Lens: Reflections of Spring

The Jefferson Memorial is reflected in the Tidal Basin as the cherry blossom trees reach peak bloom at sunrise Sunday. See more photos on Pages 3 and 16 of today’s Roll Call. According to Photo Editor Bill Clark, the Tidal Basin was packed with photographers and tourists at sunrise.

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