| May 7, 2013, 1:24 p.m.
Working on Capitol Hill brings many things: valuable experience, key contacts, career growth and, not least of all, a way to pay the bills. Yes, public service is its own reward. But even starry-eyed staffers need to pay the rent or mortgage — or pay down law school debt. No one goes into politics or public policy to get rich. But neither does one need to be a pauper. So how do you get more money? This week’s Hill Navigator seeks to provide answers regarding how to better position yourself for a raise and how to graciously handle it if the answer is “nay.”
| May 6, 2013, 5:38 p.m.
Shelf Life is back to hear from another Washington insider about his favorite books and inspirational reads.
| May 6, 2013, 5:07 p.m.
Joe Keenan, longtime director of the Senate Press Daily Gallery has retired after 35 years.
| May 6, 2013, 5:06 p.m.
Members of the U.S. Navy based at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., pose for a picture while touring the National Mall. Behind them, the Washington Monument is being repaired because of earthquake damage it suffered in 2011.
| May 6, 2013, 3:24 p.m.
The same men George Gekas knew in grade school are the ones who lobbied him when he was a public servant, first in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and then in the House of Representatives. Today, they all play golf now that he’s returned to the quiet life of an attorney handling cases in Harrisburg, Pa.
| May 3, 2013, 4:45 p.m.
Since taking control of the House in 2011, Republicans claim they have done “more with less” — expanding the efficiency of the chamber while dramatically reducing operating costs.
| May 3, 2013, 4:09 p.m.
Classmates Susan Sheppard and Connie Byford of Texas take photos of the Capitol Dome from the Capitol Visitor Center skylight area on May 2.
| May 3, 2013, 3:03 p.m.
Nestled to the east of Capitol Hill near the banks of the Anacostia River is the Congressional Cemetery.
| May 2, 2013, 3:22 p.m.
After his preliminary hearing on Thursday morning, James Everett Dutschke will next go before a federal grand jury on charges that he sent ricin-laced letters to elected officials, including Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
| April 29, 2013, 5:34 p.m.
First, it was an Elvis impersonator charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to government officials, among them Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
| April 29, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
One of the Washington Nationals mascots, President William H. Taft of the Racing Presidents, waits to appear at a Library of Congress event honoring Bob Wolff, the pioneering television voice of the Washington Senators and a Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, who, at 92, has the longest sports broadcasting career in history.
| April 26, 2013, 4:40 p.m.
“Sports and sporting events have a way of bringing people together,” Librarian of Congress James Billington said Friday, surveying the crowd of sports broadcasters and fans at the library’s celebration marking the acquisition of former Washington Senators play-by-play man Bob Wolff’s audio-visual recordings.
| April 25, 2013, 6:10 p.m.
The Architect of the Capitol is used to answering to members of Congress. But these days, it also has the local community to contend with.
| April 25, 2013, 5:22 p.m.
Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus talks with Zach Bensky, 7, left, son of staff director Amber Cottle, far left, and Colin Neary, 7, son of communications director Sean Neary, not pictured. Thursday was Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day.
| April 25, 2013, 4:20 p.m.
Politics is such a part of the lifeblood of Washington, D.C., that sometimes people forget there is a city beyond the Capitol Dome and White House.
| April 25, 2013, 3:51 p.m.
Erin Dominguez, a scheduler for Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, became a vegan a year and a half ago for health reasons, after both of her parents died from colon cancer.
| April 24, 2013, 6:17 p.m.
Even though everyone expected D.C. voters to overwhelmingly approve a referendum unlinking the local budget from congressional oversight in Tuesday’s special election, nobody seems to know what to expect next.
| April 24, 2013, 5:16 p.m.
Eric Draper has had one of the best seats in history. As the longest-serving chief White House photographer, he documented both terms of George W. Bush’s administration and has given the world a view into the public and private lives of the former president, his family and his top aides.
| April 24, 2013, 4:59 p.m.
From left, Lisa McNair, sister of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victim Denise McNair, and Reps. Terri A. Sewell, Spencer Bachus and Sanford D. Bishop Jr., talk on the House steps before Wednesday’s vote to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombings: Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley. The 1963, bombing in Birmingham, Ala., served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement. In the background, a staff member carries a poster with photos of the victims.
| April 23, 2013, 5:57 p.m.
Sen. Rand Paul gives a talk to eighth-graders from St. Joseph Catholic School in Bowling Green, Ky., on the East Front of the Capitol.