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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.

Guns and Members, When Congress Protected Itself

Before there were Capitol Police to protect Congress (and leave their guns stashed in bathrooms), lawmakers tended to their own security — and their own weaponry.

Student Loan Payments, With Strings Attached

The Student Loan Repayment Program can be a financial boon to many Capitol Hill staffers. But what happens when an office offers loan payments in lieu of a raise? Hill Navigator discusses.

Capitol Lens: Front and Center

Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, center, and ranking member Debbie Stabenow listen to testimony during a May 7 hearing on child nutrition programs.

Hill-Climbing Staffer Reflects on Nepal Earthquake

During a recent congressional recess, Gillian Mueller visited ancient temples in Nepal. Nine days later, the temples were rubble.

Heart Attack Survivor Meets Capitol Cop Who Saved His Life

Twelve months after Gary Langston collapsed outside the Hart Senate Office Building, the Indianapolis man got to shake hands with the Capitol Police officer who saved his life.

D.C. Officials Break Ground on 'Capitol Crossing'

Donning construction hats displaying a blue Capitol Dome, District of Columbia officials gathered under a tent adjacent to Interstate 395 Tuesday to break ground on the Capitol Crossing project.

Senators Rebuff Call to Open Defense Bill Markup

Members of the Capitol Hill press corps are urging lawmakers to open defense authorization markups to the public, but the senators in charge of the markups are not budging.

Capitol Lens: Remember

A Former Staffer's 'Glamour' Side

Giovanna Gray Lockhart already knows what it means to hit the ground running with style.

Senate's Military Vets Weigh In on Capitol Police's Lost Guns

As a West Point graduate and former infantry platoon leader, Sen. Jack Reed knows the weighty responsibility that comes with being routinely armed on duty and the necessity of strict accounting for weapons.

Fallen Capitol Police Sergeant Remembered as 'Gentle Giant'

Standing before the Henry J. Daly Metropolitan Police Headquarters — so named for a slain officer — police officers remembered another one of their own Monday, Sgt. Clinton Holtz, a 6-foot-11-inch Capitol Police sergeant, a colleague with a lot of friends and a lot of nicknames.

There Be Dragons — and Horses

Start off the week with a rock-star historian and end it with the spectacle of dragons gliding down the Potomac River. In between, mix with a little splash of ginger and take in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

McCain Takes Swipe at Cannon Refurbishment

As crews refurbish the Cannon House Office Building, Sen. John McCain says the project is wasting taxpayer money.




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