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We understand the importance of family time, so we understand Rep. Paul D. Ryan’s reluctance to run for a job as demanding as speaker of the House. But with the office comes great power, and with great power comes . . . minions. And if the travails of the great Gru (now a consultant for the Anti-Villain League) have taught us anything, it’s that minions are family, too. So, as Halloween approaches, let’s all spend some quality family time trick-or-treating with this week’s Capitol Quip.
Congratulations to this week’s winner, and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.
Congressional staffers, information technology specialists, Web developers and activists gathered in the Capitol Visitor Center Friday for the second congressional hackathon.
Congress wanted to jail her, but the Justice Department closed its investigation Friday into the IRS’s handling of tax-exemption applications from political groups without pursuing criminal charges against Lois Lerner.
Members of Congress are selfish.
The Crime and Punishment Museum had to blow after getting the bum’s rush from its downtown D.C. joint. “Sadly, due to unforseen circumstances,” the sign said.
Much of the media attention on Rep. Paul D. Ryan’s “conditions” for becoming the next speaker focus on his requirement that three disparate factions of the GOP unite in support of him. But one condition tucked neatly into the list includes a plea for work-life balance: no weekend fundraising travel.
The Secret Service is under congressional fire next week for retaliation against Rep. Jason Chaffetz and the Utah Republican’s tough questioning of the agency.
House Republicans rallied around outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner Wednesday evening to approve one of his pet projects: a school voucher program for the District of Columbia.
Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., turns his phone’s camera on the media Tuesday as he video chats with his daughter, Bevin DeSantis, while entering a private meeting of House Republicans where Rep. Paul D. Ryan announced his conditions for running for speaker.
The type of movies Hollywood supposedly doesn’t make anymore are getting a lot of screen time in Washington, D.C.
The finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your vote:
The Government Publishing Office faced congressional scrutiny Wednesday for its process for producing secure credentials for government agencies, and lawmakers appeared open to re-examining the agency’s statute.
Dress for the job you want, right? While many businesses are trending casual, Capitol Hill still keeps the suits-ties-blazers-heels look at all hours. A formal dress code is mandated by House and Senate rules while on the floor, so staffers naturally follow along. But what if an attempt to brighten up a work outfit draws unwanted comments? Hill Navigator discusses.
Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., left, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talk Tuesday in the Capitol’s Senate Subway after the Senate policy luncheons.
From Ankara to Istanbul, Capitol Hill lawmakers and staff took 159 privately sponsored trips to Turkey during the 113th Congress, putting the nation second only to Israel in popularity as a foreign destination.
Seven months after Rep. Aaron Schock’s resignation from Congress, the House Administration Committee will unveil new regulations governing how members can spend from their taxpayer-funded accounts.
In June 2001, a young Ryan Croft watched as President George W. Bush dedicated the National D-Day Memorial in his hometown of Bedford, Va., which suffered the highest percentage of casualties per capita on June 6, 1944.
For the first time, Republican presidential nominating convention organizers are poised to charge print journalists for a seat in the convention hall.
A tour guide holds up his yellow umbrella on Oct. 14 on the East Plaza of the Capitol as he gets his group to follow.