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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.

A Winning Quip of Bibi-lical Proportions

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

City Leaders to Descend on Capitol Hill

Representatives from cities around the country will descend on the District of Columbia next week to conduct more than 100 meetings on Capitol Hill, and stress areas where they can work with Congress to get things done.

Sled On! Residents Defy Ban and Sled Down Capitol Hill

It’s snowing! School is cancelled, you grab your saucer and go sledding with your friends — just like any other snow day — except for the throngs of reporters and cameras waiting for you at the bottom of the hill.

VICE Prepares for End of the World With a Stiff Drink


Rolling With the DC Brew Crew

“By the end of the day, we’ll all be drinking buddies,” DC Brew Tour Guide Max Moline pledged as he pulled away from the curb and began inundating those of us who’d signed on for a mid-day swing through the various beer-making operations that have bubbled up across the area with trivia about barley- and hops-related beverages.

Ban on Capitol Hill Sledding Continues

The Capitol Police Board opted not to allow sledding on Capitol Hill, despite pleas from the District of Columbia’s representative to temporarily lift the ban as D.C. awaits a major winter storm promising several inches of snow.

Vote for Your Favorite Bibi Makes Waves Caption!

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

Full FMLA Benefits? Not So for Congressional Staff

Capitol Hill employees are in limbo when it comes to workplace rights, or at least when it comes to a key update to the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Norton: Let My People Sled (Updated)

Updated 4:50 p.m. | Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., has asked for a waiver on the Capitol Hill sledding ban for the coming weekend, ahead of expected snowfall in the District of Columbia.

Craigslist for Congress? Farr Makes Far-Fetched Pitches

Trying to find housing near the Capitol? Selling a bike? Need to locate lost jewelry?

When No One in Your Office Likes You

On some level, we all want to like our co-workers. Eight hours a day (or more) sitting next to someone is certain to go a lot more smoothly if you enjoy the company. But what happens when the relationship among staff has more animosity than amicability? And worse yet, what happens when it’s directed at you? Hill Navigator discusses.

'When It Comes to Luck, You Make Your Own'

I am not a morning person. It’s 5 a.m., my alarm is blaring at some random interstate-exit hotel near Montgomery, Ala., and all I want to do is go back to sleep. But I really want to get some beauty shots of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the town of Selma bathed in sunrise light for our coverage of the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.”

Netanyahu Speech Draws Protests, Increased Security

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday drew protests and ramped up security all over Capitol Hill.




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