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Dancing With the Capitol Quip Stars

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

Capitol Lens: V-E Day

Photo Editor Bill Clark and Staff Photographer Tom Williams attended the Arsenal of Democracy flyover Friday and captured some stunning moments.

Passport DC Brings Europe to Washington

If you can’t arrange a quick trip to Europe this weekend, how about the next best thing: Passport DC’s Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies’ Open House.

Charlie Rangel Loses Latest Legal Battle to Clear His Name

The 2010 censure by the House Ethics Committee will continue to haunt Rep. Charles B. Rangel, despite the New York Democrat’s legal battle for a clean slate.

WWII Air Parade to Fly Over National Mall (Updated)

Updated 11:01 a.m. | Look toward the National Mall around noon Friday to catch some unusual activity in the restricted airspace above the National Mall. No, the Capital region is not expecting another gyrocopter. This time it’s an air parade, featuring World War II bombers and fighters, such as Lockheed’s historic P-38 Lightening.

Not Your District PAC Increases Outreach, Efforts

As Justin Robinson was scrolling through Facebook comments on a certain Maryland Republican’s page in December, he had an idea.

Lawmakers Push for Lower CVC Food Prices

Amid complaints about wages for restaurant workers and allegations about retaliation against workers who went on strike, the Capitol Visitor Center is facing questions on another front: food prices.

The Difficult Bosses of Capitol Hill

Happy members of Congress are all alike (and great to work for); unhappy members are each unhappy in their own way. Wise — paraphrased — words from Tolstoy ring true about the Capitol Hill workplace: Difficult bosses come in all stripes. What do you do if you land in one of the many (many, many) offices with a difficult boss at the helm? Hill Navigator discusses.

Vote for Your Favorite Dancing With Wall Street Stars Capitol Quip!

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

Capitol Dome Workers Pause for 'Safety Stand-Down'

Construction workers who scale the Capitol Dome each day gathered Wednesday morning to learn about safety procedures and fall prevention.

Gyrocopter Pilot Back in Court; Questions Not Over for Capitol Police (Updated)

Updated 10:58 a.m. | Doug Hughes returns to the District of Columbia later this month for a preliminary hearing on charges related to his April 15 landing on the West Front of the Capitol, an event that provoked tough questions from members of Congress about how safe Washington is from aerial attacks.

GOP Leaders Not Briefed on Bodyguards' Lost Guns

House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., might never have known their bodyguards left guns in the bathroom without CQ Roll Call’s report, which has launched a Capitol Police investigation into the source of the leak.

Area Lawmakers: Don't Change Reagan Airport Rules

Members of the Virginia and District of Columbia delegations are urging Congress not to change the rules governing Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, citing an increasing imbalance between the region’s two major airports.

At Tortilla Coast, Strasburg or Strasburger?

What’s more American than margaritas on Cinco de Mayo? How about a margarita on Cinco de Mayo at the capital of political Tex-Mex pubs, Tortilla Coast?

Capitol Lens: Time Out

Glock Photo Sparks Firestorm on Capitol Hill

A firestorm sparked by CQ Roll Call’s May 1 report on three instances of Capitol Police leaving loaded guns in problematic places has put top law enforcement officials on edge, launched a hunt for the source behind the photo of one unattended Glock and drawn fresh scrutiny from Congress.

Paul Weighs In on Cruz Effort to Block D.C. Law

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has weighed in on Sen. Ted Cruz’s effort to strike down a District of Columbia law aimed at combating workplace discrimination, seemingly supporting Cruz’s effort.

Report: Busy Season for Congressional Ethics Investigators

The first few months of 2015 brought a flurry of activity at the Office of Congressional Ethics, with the quasi-independent agency launching 15 preliminary reviews of allegations of misconduct involving members or staff of the House. The office also lost its chairman, former Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla.

Congress Is for Hackers

In fewer than two days last week, more than 100 hackers — coders, business analysts, former congressional staffers and grass-roots advocacy specialists — developed 11 projects aimed at helping Congress function more effectively and transparently.

Have a Ball With DC Vote

Disenfranchised District denizens who dare to dream of one day having a say in how Congress handles its business can once again raise their voices in unison during DC Vote’s 3 Star Ball.




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