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Kennedy's Syllabus: Get Things Done in Washington

The 113th Congress is plagued by partisanship and gridlock, but Mark Kennedy is hoping his students can change that.

Roll Call Book Club With Mark Halperin (Video)

For political junkies, it was all there — President Barack Obama’s relationship with Congress, the future of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 2014 midterm elections, the Republican field for the 2016 presidential race and much more — during our Roll Call Book Club discussion with “Double Down: Game Change 2012″ co-author Mark Halperin on March 26.

National Capital Planning Commission Rejects Frank Gehry's Design for Eisenhower Memorial

Members of Congress past and present ventured into the National Capital Planning Commission’s headquarters last week to weigh in on the long-delayed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial project.

Are Happy Days Here Again?

Everyone has bad days. The Metro breaks down (in a tunnel). Coffee spills (on your keyboard). And errors are made (that the boss catches). So how do you bounce back when you know you’ve erred? Hill Navigator discusses.

Arizona Wine: The Link Between Tool and Congress

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. | On this, the Republican congressman and the frontman for Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer agree: The Verde Valley is a great place to make wine.

Muriel Bowser Is No-Show at DC Vote Event on Capitol Hill

Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser was scheduled to make a Capitol Hill cameo on Friday, but the Ward 4 Councilmember never made it.

Could Pot Become Legal in Nation's Capital?

When D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton immediately jumped in to say she would defend the effort in Congress.

Calendar: A 'Naked' Writer, a 'Documented' Filmmaker

A ‘Naked’ Writer’s Manifesto

Moran: Members Can't Afford to Live Decently in D.C. (Audio)

Despite what constituents outside of Washington might think, members of Congress are underpaid, a House Legislative Branch appropriator suggested Thursday.

Fight for D.C. Rights Comes to Capitol Hill on Friday

Washingtonians will storm Capitol Hill Friday to tell Congress how the District’s lack of legislative and budget freedom negatively affects their lives.

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The Partisan Brings Meat Lovers Together

“You’ve got some straight food porn right there,” a nosy neighbor said as she shamelessly leaned over to take the full measure of the parade of mouth-watering proteins being escorted to our rapidly shrinking table.

Ward 6 Loses Tommy Wells, but He'll Keep Pushing for Livable City

Late Tuesday, on the top floor of a Pennsylvania Avenue bar near the Capitol, D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells capped a speech to supporters of his failed mayoral bid with a call to action: “Onward!”

D.C. Race Roundup: Charles Allen Secures Ward 6 Council Seat

Ward 6 Democrats picked Charles Allen to replace his former boss, D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells, in Tuesday’s primary election.

Ward 6: Board of Elections Count Slows Charles Allen-Darrel Thompson Results

Residents of Ward 6 have trusted D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells to represent their interests on the D.C. Council since his 2006 election.

D.C. Mayoral Primary: Muriel Bowser Wins, Promises to Bring 'Fresh Start'

With “Uncle Earl” allegations looming large, D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser defeated incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray and six challengers to win the Democratic nomination for the District’s top political post.

Hard Times for Capitol Hill Bars

It’s been a brutal few months for bar crawlers around Capitol Hill.

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Ed Gilman Still Sees Bipartisanship in Capitol

Ed Gilman came to Capitol Hill as an intern 14 years ago and he “never looked back.”

D.C. Mayoral Candidate Tommy Wells Disputes Polling: 'We Have the Numbers'

Polls depict the District’s mayoral primary as a two-candidate race between Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council Member Muriel Bowser.

A PSA for Independent Voters in D.C.

District voters registered as “no party” who turn out to the polls today may be offered the chance to cast a provisional ballot, but it probably won’t be counted.

Tommy Wells' Scarf Ad Wins Mayoral Fashion War

Win or lose in Tuesday’s D.C. Democratic mayoral primary, Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells has won the fashion ad wars.




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