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U.S. Attorney Who Investigated D.C. Corruption Steps Down (Updated)

Updated 2:01 p.m. | U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced Monday that he will step down on April 1 and return to private practice. Machen’s investigation into a former D.C. mayor’s campaign will likely continue after his departure, though that probe drew some criticism from members of Congress.

Leave D.C. Laws Alone, Coalition Tells Congress

More than 50 women’s rights and gay rights groups are urging members of Congress not to interfere with two District of Columbia laws they say protect against discrimination.

St. Pachyderm's Day

They are solitary creatures who spend their time hidden away in the committee rooms of our nation’s Capitol, formulating questions to expose government officials who partake in mischief. It is said that every Republichaun has a pot of gold hidden deep in a government archive, and, if captured by a human, Republichauns have the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their freedom. Quick to laugh, they are powerless to resist a clever caption or a witty remark, which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

There's Snow Quip Like a Winning Quip

Congratulations to this week’s winner and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.

A Documentary Looks to Influence Legislation, NFL Draft

When a documentary comes around that might influence legislation in Congress, a few people might raise their eyebrows. But when a documentary comes around that might influence the NFL draft? That’s how you get attention.

A Refresher Course on Clintonian Semantics

As my kids might ask, why do we have to know this stuff?

Capitol Police Chief's Relationship With Union Hits New Low

Members of Congress have been raising questions about morale among Capitol Police officers in recent weeks, but the strained relationship between rank-and-file officers and the department’s top brass appears to have hit a new low.

Capitol Expecting 'Mass of Humanity' for Pope Visit

The officials in charge of Capitol security are preparing for Pope Francis’ address to Congress in September, and the masses of people that are expected to descend upon the District of Columbia to get a glimpse of the leader of the Catholic Church.

An Open Letter to the People of the United States of America

Vote for Your Favorite Snowball Capitol Quip

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

Larry Craig's Attorneys Argue Former Senator Has Suffered Enough

The legal battle stemming from ex-Sen. Larry Craig’s 2007 arrest in a Minnesota airport bathroom sex sting wages on.

Paul Ryan and Chief of Staff Sued After Fender-Bender

Two men from the D.C. area are suing Rep. Paul Ryan and his chief of staff for $100,000, alleging negligent driving caused Ryan’s top aide to rear-end their car while he was driving his boss’ vehicle.

Ron Johnson Denies His Office Sat on Whistleblower Tips

Sen. Ron Johnson insists critics are trying to “drag” him into the controversy that led the Wisconsin Republican Party to file an ethics complaint against Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Capito Steps Into Legislative Branch Chairmanship

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., stepped into the limelight Tuesday, highlighting her new role as head of the appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Capitol complex and introducing herself on the floor with her maiden speech.

Will Menendez Staffers Be Forced to Testify Against Their Boss?

The future of Sen. Robert Menendez might hinge on what his staffers have to say. At question is whether his aides can give testimony that would implicate the New Jersey Democrat, who is facing possible federal corruption charges for his dealings with Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.

The Last Days of the West End Cinema

The West End Cinema will close out its nearly five-year run as the redoubt of art house film in Washington this month with the cult and documentary classic, “Grey Gardens.”

‘Liberty’s First Crisis’ Is a Reminder of the Fragility of Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is much on our minds these days.

Let It Snowball!

A snow day on Capitol Hill proves we can all agree to let a ban on sledding slide in the name of fun, but what about relaxing rules and regulations against other, more entrepreneurial, pursuits? You may not have a snowball’s chance in Congress, but you do have a chance to play this week’s Capitol Quip.

Congressional Staffer Arrested on 17 Counts of Child Sex Crimes

A staffer for Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., has been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a child, according to KWCH in Kansas.

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