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AFI Docs Features Multiple Oscar Winners

AFI Docs gets underway Wednesday evening at the Newseum with “Best of Enemies,” a documentary feature by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon. Neville, who won an Academy Award for best documentary feature for “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” in 2014, is just one of the Oscar winners in the film festival’s schedule.

OPM Breach Includes Congressional Staffers (Video)

As government officials answered questions about the recent Office of Personnel Management data breach, former and current congressional staffers processed the notices they are receiving from the agency that they, too, were affected by the breach.

Menendez Will Be Prosecuted in New Jersey With 'Least Disruption' Possible

Despite Sen. Robert Menendez’s request to be prosecuted at the federal courthouse located blocks from the Capitol, the New Jersey Democrat’s corruption trial will take place in Newark.

Marijuana Laws Haven’t Blazed Any Trails on Capitol Hill, Yet

Marijuana may be legal in D.C., but it’s still illegal on Capitol Hill.

Watch Live: House Oversight Hearing on OPM Data Breach

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on an Office of Personnel Management data breach announced earlier this month. Reports have linked Chinese hackers to the breach, which may have exposed personal information of more than 14 million current and former government employees.

Roll Call Turns 60

Roll Call celebrates its 60th anniversary Tuesday with the same mission dreamed up by founder Sid Yudain — serving as a hometown newspaper for the legislative community.

Capitol Police Encouraged Not to Go to Press With Problems

Within the institutional hierarchy of Capitol Hill, stepping outside the chain of command to tell your boss’s boss what’s on your mind might seem like a risky idea. But that’s exactly what Capitol Police sources say they have been encouraged to do recently — better that than go to the media.

Jake Tapper Draws Cartoon for the Roll Call 60th Anniversary

You’re surely familiar with CNN’s Jake Tapper, host of the “The Lead” on weekdays and the Sunday show “State of the Union,” but did you remember that he’s also a talented cartoonist who once worked for Roll Call?

In the Beginning, There Was Baseball

Since the first edition of Roll Call was published on June 16, 1955, a big part of the editorial mission has been chronicling life around Capitol Hill, what our founder Sid Yudain referred to as “our little community.”

From Showcasing Sexy Staffers to Boozing With Members, Roll Call Has Endured

When you have 60 years of congressional and journalism history to sort through, where do you even begin? It can be a struggle to fully comprehend every twist and turn, to get your arms around the vastness that is six decades. So I return to Sid.

WMATA Announces Pilot Program for Touch-Screen Displays

Riders at Capitol South might notice something different about the Metro station as they travel to the Capitol this week: A six-foot interactive display.

Senators Working to Address Food Service Worker Issue

More than six weeks after reports of low-paid Senate food-service workers shocked lawmakers, senators are in the process of finding the best avenue to address the situation.

A Rough-Sailing Capitol Quip

We don’t want to be a stick in the mud, but before Congress finally decides whether or not to give the President fast-track authority to negotiate a major trade bill, Capitol Quippers ought to have the chance to ply their trade, too.

A League of Their Own Capitol Quip Winner

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

Senators Looking for Answers on OPM Data Breach

The Democratic Senators from Maryland and Virginia are looking for answers and action from the Office of Personnel Management in the wake of a massive data breach involving personal identifiable information for millions of federal workers.

Ex-Staffer Pleads Guilty After Trying to Frame Carl DeMaio

One of the campaign staffers in the late-breaking scandal that helped sink Republican Carl DeMaio’s 2014 congressional bid pleaded guilty Friday to an obstruction of justice charge for lying to federal agents about the source of a threatening email that he sent himself.

It's Time for the Circulator — on the National Mall

As the sun beat down on the National Mall late Friday morning, District of Columbia officials cut a ribbon in front of a bus parked by the Lincoln Memorial, launching the sixth DC Circulator bus route.

Capitol Police Coordinate With MPD on 911 Gun Call

Responding to a 911 call about a man carrying a gun in his waistband near the Russell Senate Office Building, Capitol Police briefly stopped a retired officer from another law enforcement agency Thursday afternoon. After the officer’s credentials were verified, he was released, according to the department.

Impending Fight Over D.C. Funds Takes First Step

With the appropriations process in full swing, the District of Columbia faces impending congressional attempts to wield power over the District’s federal and local funds.

NYC Firefighters Flock to Capitol, Fighting for 9/11 Health Program

With benefits for 9/11 first responders set to expire at the end of September, dozens of firefighters descended on Capitol Hill Thursday to talk about cancer, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and respiratory diseases contracted at Ground Zero.

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