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Mayoral Candidates Would Vary Approach to Hill on Home Rule

A day after Rep. Andy Harris declared he was targeting with an appropriations rider a locally passed law that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District of Columbia punishable by only a $25 ticket, Mayor Vincent Gray publicly denounced the congressman.

Roll Call After Dark Nosh of the Week: Curbside Cafe Chocolate Sprinkle Doughnut

Doughnuts from a place that made its bones on cupcakes? In the case of the chocolate-frosted, chocolate sprinkle fare at Curbside Cafe, the answer is yes.

Small Victories

Although it seems there’s not much to these pictures, it is a major victory in the effort to photograph the back-to-back weekly news conferences of Speaker John A. Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the Hill.

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Hatch Staffers Value Their Beehive State Roots

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, promoted two members of his staff recently, each with strong ties to Utah that inform their work on the Hill.

Priorities, Priorities: In D.C., Yoga More Expensive, Beer More Available

How’s this for a city motto: Washington, D.C., where the yoga’s expensive and the beer is easy!

D.C. Council Overrides Gray's Veto of Yoga Tax, but Beer Language Safe

The District’s fiscal 2015 spending plan will likely make D.C.-brewed beer more accessible, and working out a little more expensive.

D.C. Council Pitches New White House Address: '1600 D.C. Statehood Now Way'

The two blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest that pass by the White House would be deemed “D.C. Statehood Now Way,” under a bill being floated by the D.C. Council.

John Lewis Is on a Social Media Winning Streak

When Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., busted a move to Pharrell’s hit song “Happy,” a video of his boogie went viral.

Roll Call After Dark Documentary of the Week: 'Getting Back to Abnormal'

A new political documentary, “Getting Back to Abnormal” debuts this week on PBS and examines New Orleans politics in the post-Katrina era.

Best Intern Ever: Hill Navigator E-Book Has Arrived

To the Interns:

The Movies' Guide to Understanding Cleveland

It’s been quite a week for Cleveland, starting out by scoring the 2016 Republican National Convention and ending it with LeBron James spurning NBA mistress Miami to return to the Cavaliers.

Supermoon Weekend: Send Us Your Photos!

The first of the three 2014 “supermoons” will rise over the U.S. Capitol Saturday evening, providing a great opportunity to shoot some stunning photographs. And Roll Call wants to see your photos! So grab your camera and tripod, shoot some photos of the supermoon with the Capitol Dome (or other D.C. landmark) in the frame, and tweet your results to @CapitolLens. If we like what we see, we might even request to publish your photo in the paper.

Gray Vetoes D.C. Budget, Cites Yoga Tax, Streetcar Funding

Lame duck D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced Friday that he plans to veto the D.C. Council’s fiscal 2015 budget, a move that could rekindle protests against the so-called yoga tax.

Congress Trusts DOJ Report on Shooting of Unarmed Woman Outside Capitol

Nine months after a Capitol Police officer and an officer from the Secret Service each fired nine rounds believed to have fatally wounded Miriam Carey, Congress’ police department is still conducting its own internal investigation into the shooting.

Ex-Senate Staff Director Debuts New Drama at Capital Fringe Festival

As staff director of the Senate Rules Committee, Jean Parvin Bordewich played a major role in staging the 2013 presidential inaugural ceremonies.

No Criminal Charges in Miriam Carey Shooting at Capitol

No federal criminal civil rights or local charges will be filed against Capitol Police and Secret Service officers who were involved in a fatal shooting just blocks from the Capitol, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Thursday.

Photos: Storm Clouds Over Washington

Photo Editor Bill Clark braved the bad weather this week to capture some stunning images of ominous clouds over the Capitol. As you can see from the photos below, photographers often take the same objects and frame them differently to try to get the best results. Which framing of the Supreme Court do you like the best?

GPO Might Turn Employee Parking Lot Into Commercial Development

In addition to plans to trim 100 workers from its ranks, the Government Printing Office is considering commercial development of an employee parking lot about a block west of Union Station.

House Side of U.S. Capitol Reopens After Asbestos Spill

The House side of the U.S. Capitol reopened at 9 a.m. after being briefly closed this morning so that Capitol Police and a hazardous materials team could address an asbestos spill that had occurred overnight. Portions of the building, though, will remain closed throughout the day. House leaders decided not to convene morning hour at 10 a.m. due to the accident, but were expected to go ahead with legislative business at noon.

House Subcommittee Votes to Eliminate Funds for Eisenhower Memorial

Funding for the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial would be eliminated in fiscal 2015 under a bill advanced Wednesday by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment.

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