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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.

Gray Signs D.C.'s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, Norton Vows to Defend it

Mayor Vincent Gray quietly signed Washington, D.C.’s marijuana decriminalization measure on Monday, sending one of the nation’s most potent pot bills to Congress for review.

Idaho Man Who Fired at White House in 2011 Sentenced to 25 Years

The man who shot a semi-automatic assault rifle at the White House in 2011 was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday for terrorism and related weapons offenses.

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Smithsonian's Kiyochika Exhibit Illuminates a Bygone Tokyo

The scenes of late 19th century Tokyo capture a city on the rise, with multistory brick buildings, gas lighting, telegraph poles, railroads and warships cruising the surrounding rivers.

Eisenhower Hometown Likes Ike Memorial Design

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s hometown is encouraging the stakeholders in his Washington, D.C., memorial to move forward with architect Frank Gehry’s contentious design.

'Big Men' Asks the Big Questions

“Big Men,” the latest documentary from filmmaker Rachel Boynton, is a sprawling chronicle of oil discovery and development off the coast of West Africa, a tall enough order for any filmmaker. But Boynton — whose last film, “Our Brand is Crisis,” showed how American political consultants sell themselves, and their tactics, in other countries — wasn’t satisfied with just that.

Darrel Thompson Plays Dick Gephardt as Trump Card in Ward 6 Race

Inviting in a former House majority leader and presidential candidate to ring doorbells in southeast Washington could seem like calling in the big dogs for a D.C. Council campaign.

The Lobbying World for the Rest of Us

It seems like nearly every time you open Roll Call, there’s a story about someone who is leaving the Hill. Gone are the government-issued BlackBerrys, the cheap suits and the metal detectors; say hello to the company-issued iPad mini, monogrammed cufflinks and personal office baristas.

Harry Reid, Mark Begich Pull Out Stops For Ward 6 Candidate Darrell Thompson

Late Friday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., released a statement saying he had just learned about the two D.C. autonomy bills that Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, told CQ Roll Call about on Thursday.

Capitol 'Kerfuffle': Reporter Detained for Asking Question

Capitol Police briefly detained a reporter on Friday, after the journalist lodged a question at a high-ranking administration official being escorted through the hallway.

Final Photo Op For Scaffold-Free Dome

The last chance for “scaffold-free” photos and video of the Capitol is approaching, the Architect of the Capitol reports.

Calendar: Time to Make Outdoor Plans, Finally

Amazing what a couple of days above freezing will do for everyone’s disposition!

Give us Your Weary, Your Tired Convention-Goers, Phoenix Says

PHOENIX — For convention delegates traumatized by long commutes, far-flung venues and disparate hotel options, the prospect of drama-free access this time around is highly appealing.

Corrupt? Inexperienced? Top D.C. Mayor Contenders Duke It Out

Polls show that nearly half of those likely to vote in the District’s April 1 Democratic primary could change their mind about their choice for mayor in the final days of the race.

In Defense of Mark Leibovich's Campaign Flack Targets

Hill Navigator is a little late to the game on this one, but was recently handed a copy of Mark Leibovich’s New York Times Magazine article, “All is Fair in the Fog of Fake Outrage” (March 9). Leibovich dissects what he terms “completely inappropriate drama” behind the Kentucky Senate race between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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At Mark Begich's 52nd Birthday Party, Talk Turns to District Becoming 51st State

On Wednesday night, D.C. Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss joined Sen. Mark Begich at an Indiana Avenue sports bar to help celebrate the Alaska Democrat’s 52nd birthday — the number 51 also came up.

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Nebraskans Know There's No Substitute for Runza | Noshtalgia

There’s nothing worse than disappointing a good friend.

Suns v. Wiz: Home Town and Adopted Home Town Hoops

This is a tough one: Whom to root for when your home town team (Phoenix Suns) take on your adopted home town team (Washington Wizards.)

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