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Fall on Me | Capitol Lens

Leaves begin to turn yellow and fall near the Capitol during the congressional recess.

Hastert's Hush Money Guilty Plea: Another Black Eye for Congress

Could a guilty plea from the longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the House strengthen calls for Congress to adopt stronger ethics laws? Watchdogs are split.

Afghan Ambassador on Hand for Documentary Screening

Talk about timing.

Hastert to Appear in Court This Month With Plea Agreement

Updated 11:47 a.m. | Allegations that former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert molested male students when he was a high school teacher in Yorkville, Ill., appear unlikely to be fully aired at trial.

Alan Grayson Attracts More Ethics Controversy

“Well, I’ve changed the House. Maybe I can change the Senate as well,” Florida Democrat Alan Grayson said in response to the first question of a 15-minute interview with HuffPost Live, which he conducted from his desk in his congressional office.

Vote for Your Favorite House Leadership Fantasy Game Capitol Quip!

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

GPO to Digitize Every Federal Register Issue

The Government Publishing Office is continuing its transition to digital technology, announcing Wednesday it plans to digitize 2 million pages of the federal register.

Study Finds Congress Is Paying More Attention to Social Media

It turns out Congress cares what you say on Twitter.

Panel Offers Historical Perspective on Prison Reform

A trio of criminal justice experts spoke on a panel last week on Capitol Hill with the hope that Congress will take their knowledge into account when crafting policy for an overhaul of the system.

Levin Staffer Arrested for Allegedly Beating Lover With Shovel

Baltimore City Police arrested an aide to Rep. Sander M. Levin, D-Mich., at around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 for criminal domestic violence charges.

Coming to a National Mall Near You

The various Smithsonian and related government institutions around the capital region always offer a healthy serving of gratis good cinema in grand facilities such as the National Gallery of Art, the Freer and Sackler museums and the National Archives.

Speaker Boehner's Fantasy House Leadership Game | Capitol Quip

The spirit of fair play demands politics should be kept out of sports at all times, and we couldn’t agree more. But what about the reverse? Maybe it’s a fantasy, but we’re betting that when we make sport out of politics, everyone’s a winner! And when we make an unregulated fantasy sport out of unregulated fantasy politics? For Washington insiders such as John A. Boehner, the payoff is this week’s Capitol Quip.

Select Caption on Benghazi | Capitol Quip Winner

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

Campaign Finance Reformers Skeptical of Doug Hughes' Strategy

Douglas Hughes’ warning on the corrupting influence of money in politics resonated, but his delivery strategy did not necessarily help the cause.

House Panel Approves Boehner's D.C. Vouchers Bill

Updated 2:30 p.m. | As the House Republican Conference continues to navigate an unpredictable leadership situation, outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner got one piece of good news Friday: his bill reauthorizing a D.C. school vouchers program moved forward.

Capitol Police Chief Sits Down With Louis Farrakhan's Executive Team

What would it take to change the culture of the Capitol Police? It’s a question one member of Congress mulled as the agency drew criticism this week over an internal newsletter warning of potential “fireworks” during Saturday’s Million Man March rally.

D.C. Councilmembers Oppose Boehner's Vouchers Bill

Eight members of the District of Columbia City Council expressed their opposition Thursday to Speaker John A. Boehner’s bill to reauthorize a D.C. school voucher program.

Senate Panel Moves to Alter D.C. Metro Board

One Senate committee took action Wednesday to wield congressional power over the District of Columbia’s Metro system amid criticism over safety and service.

D.C. Paid Leave Law May Change Hill Staff Income Taxes

Hill staffers who are District residents could see a new line on their tax forms if D.C.’s proposed paid leave plan becomes law: a special tax for residents whose employers, such as the federal government, are not paying into D.C.’s Family and Medical Leave Fund.

Candice Miller Helped Shape Boehner's Legacy From Administration Committee

Three months after Speaker John A. Boehner chose Candice S. Miller as the only Republican woman to head a standing committee, the House Administration Committee chairwoman faced a task in early 2013 that would make her “the most unpopular person” on Capitol Hill.




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