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No New Confidence in Metro After Hearing on L'Enfant Incident

Despite intense scrutiny from lawmakers and federal safety regulators in the month since the deadly Metro incident that sent dozens of riders to the hospital and resulted in one death, local transit and public safety officials haven’t convinced passengers that the Jan. 12 emergency couldn’t happen again.

David Carr's Raspy Voice Lives On in 'Page One' and 'Night of the Gun'

For those still processing David Carr’s sudden death, The New York Times scribe lives on in two great works he left behind, the 2011 documentary “Page One: Inside the New York Times” and Carr’s memoir, “Night of the Gun.”

Staffers Discuss Policing After Garner, Brown Decisions

Staffers gathered Thursday in the Capitol Visitor Center to continue discussing community policing in the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner jury decisions.

Casa Luca to Offer Sunday Brunch

D.C. brunch-goers will soon have a new spot to add to the list of upscale restaurants with bottomless mimosas: Fabio Trabocchi’s Casa Luca will be open for Sunday brunch starting on Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bowser Talks Metro and Marijuana on Capitol Hill

Two weeks after meeting with Speaker John A. Boehner, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser was back on Capitol Hill Thursday to meet with Democratic leaders and others to discuss D.C. issues, including Metro funding, marijuana legalization and autonomy.

Senate Committee Cuts a Reversal of Trend

As the House Administration Committee deliberated committee funding over the past week, its counterpart across the Dome, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee adopted its funding resolution in a two-minute markup Thursday morning.

Immigration Protests in Capitol Offices Strain Police

Tears welling in her eyes, Maria Sotomayor explained to a staffer in the office of Rep. Lou Barletta how the Pennsylvania Republican put her family at risk by attempting to dismantle President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration.

House Ethics Committee Briefly Opens Its Doors

The public got a rare glimpse inside the House Ethics Committee on Thursday morning, when the secretive panel convened to determine its rules and oversight plan for the 114th Congress.

Sonoma, Beuchert’s Team Up to Trick Out Stanton & Greene

Artisan spirits and historic accents make up the foundation of the collaborative hospitality project slowly taking shape behind the soon-to-be reopened doors at 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Black GOP Lawmakers Stress Self-Reliance at Trailblazer Luncheon

The Republican National Committee on Wednesday hosted its 3rd Annual Republican Trailblazer Awards Luncheon at the historic Howard Theatre — a venue graced by legendary black luminaries and performers such as Booker T. Washington, Duke Ellington and Drake.

Barry Goldwater Statue Unveiled in the Capitol

The bronze likeness of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., was unveiled in Statuary Hall Wednesday, becoming the latest addition to the 50-state statue collection in the Capitol.

MLB to Take its Talents to Miami, Not D.C.

Major League Baseball has selected Miami for the 2017 All Star Game, shunning Washington, D.C., and the riverfront confines of Nationals Park.

D.C. Metro Hearing to Address L'Enfant Incident and Broader Problems

Members of Congress will examine the safety of the capital region’s Metro system this week to let local and federal transportation officials know Congress is keeping an eye on the response to the deadly incident at the L’Enfant Plaza metro stop in January.

Phone Scammers Target Congressional Offices

Security officials are warning Capitol Hill employees to be alert for telephone scams targeting congressional offices, a reminder that Internet-calling technology makes phone calls as big a threat to Congress as cyberattacks.

Unloved and Underpaid in a Home-State Office

It’s no secret Capitol Hill staffers are underpaid compared to their private-sector counterparts. But what if you’re underpaid compared to the rest of Capitol Hill? When is it time to find work in another office? Hill Navigator discusses.

After Years of Cuts or Freezes, Committee Leaders Hope to Bolster Budgets

After several years of budget cuts, congressional committees are looking to rebuild in the 114th Congress, and have been making their case over the past week for more funds.

From the Archives: What Bob Packwood Told Barbara Walters

Disgraced former Oregon Sen. Bob Packwood’s appearance at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday raised eyebrows on the Hill, with a number of lawmakers expressing their displeasure at the Republican’s return.

The Era of Cold Calling Has Ended

There’s something to be said for gumption: the go-get-‘em attitude that shrinks the power distance between junior staffers and the far senior authorities. But how does one bridge that divide and advance a career in the process? Hill Navigator discusses.

Capitol Police Diversity Officer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Nearly 10 months after she was escorted from Capitol Police headquarters, the civilian employee who headed the department’s Office of Diversity pleaded guilty to embezzling public money during her previous employment at Immigration and Customs Enforcement.




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