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Hill Life Archive

Capitol Police Under Scrutiny for Alleged Affair

Rank-and-file Capitol Police officers are suggesting the department needs better oversight after a female officer allegedly having an affair with a male top deputy chief was detailed to a coveted assignment.

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Play, Y'all! Best Food And Drink Bets for Baseball Fans

No need to check your WeatherBug app: Summer is in full swing.

For Cantor Staffers, What's Next?

While much of the news is focused on the races for House GOP leadership, a number of staffers are quietly conducting a race of their own: finding new jobs.

Cantor Resignation: A Photojournalist's Challenge

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor unexpectedly lost his primary, I knew the next day would be a media zoo on Capitol Hill.

These Are the Faces to Watch on Capitol Hill This Week

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning loss in his primary last week has initiated a leadership shakeup for House Republicans. Cantor endorsed current GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy as his successor during his resignation speech announcing he will step down from his leadership position at the end of July.

Softball, Sunshine and Sisters: Why I Play

About 75 minutes into the morning, I took a softball to my left shin.

Congressional Women's Softball Game Highlights a Busy Week

Think it’s going to be a busy week in the Capitol, what with a full legislative calendar and House leadership elections? There’s just as much going on in the outside-work calendar, including a throw-down between members of Congress and the media and a telling of the Koch brothers’ tale.

Wonks Go Into Warrior Pose to Defend D.C. Yoga Tax (Updated)

Updated 4:07 p.m. | The wonks at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute want to explain why the so-called gym tax, a 5.75 percent tax on health club services that has outraged some fitness buffs, makes sense for the District.

Throwback Thursday: Don't Forget Your Umbrella

This gem was on the front page of the July 25, 1957, Roll Call edition. The caption under the photo reads:

Sad, Shocked, Oblivious: The Capitol Reacts to Cantor Defeat

Wednesday turned out to be a tough day for Rep. Steve King to traverse the Capitol.

So You Had a Bad Day? Eric Cantor Staffer Edition

Hill Navigator has long extolled the circuitous fortunes of power in Washington, D.C. — sometimes you have it, sometimes you lose it.

Mame Reiley: Loyal to the End, Celebrated With Champagne

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — “Her passion was contagious and energizing.”

In the [Job] Loop: Intern Edition

For most of Capitol Hill, summer means intern season is just beginning. But what if you’re on a different timetable, and your internship is ending without a paid job yet? Hill Navigator discusses.

Jerry Moran's Floor Tribute to His World War II Veteran Dad

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., was absent from Washington on Tuesday, attending funeral services for his father in Plainville, Kan.

How Hard Could It Be to See Kinky Friedman Perform in D.C.?

Alas, Kinky Friedman won’t be the next agriculture commissioner from the great state of Texas, having lost the Democratic primary runoff last month. But that just frees up the troubadour/mystery novelist/humorist/friend to unwanted dogs for Wednesday night’s Washington Jewish Music Festival gig at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, where the Kinkster will, between ditties, likely talk about marijuana.

Tax Proposal Draws Protest From Capitol Hill Gyms, Yoga Studios

Betsy Poos tries to keep politics out of the classroom at Capitol Hill Yoga.

Hill Flashback: Hello, Ladies

Majority Leader Harry Reid was a little disappointed he missed the crowning of Miss USA over the weekend.

New LGBT Leadership for House and Senate Staffers

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Congressional Staff Association, the House of Representatives’ bipartisan LGBT organization, has announced new leadership changes.

For Gay Staffers, a Changing Capitol Hill

In 2004, during the debate for the now-defunct Federal Marriage Amendment, tensions on Capitol Hill for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community had reached unprecedented levels. Gay staffers were being singled out in an aggressive “outing” campaign, with hostile phone calls to their homes and offices, and even personal confrontations. Four staffers decided to take action, forming the Gay, Lesbian and Allies Senate Staff Caucus. ”It was imperative for the LGBT community to have a safe space,” said Jeffrey Levensaler, one of the founders of GLASS and currently deputy chief of staff to Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.

Lunchtime Music on the Mall Launches Tuesday

Escape Capitol Hill and take your lunch to the National Mall on Tuesday to hear blues and jazz riffs performed on a 21-string harp.




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