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Banish the Conference Call, Part 1: Why It's Awful

“That was a great conference call,” said no one ever. Or, maybe they had, but couldn’t be heard over the traffic zooming by, or another participant’s dog barking or the person who thinks they’re on mute and is chattering away rather than listening.

Report: Congressional Websites Not Ready for Secure Connection

Go to any congressional website and you’re sure to find a form for constituents to contact their lawmakers. But a recent analysis found most congressional websites are not equipped to protect that data as it is transmitted.

Shootout Suspect Nabbed in Lower Senate Park

Capitol Police nabbed a suspect on June 5 who was wanted in connection with a violent street shootout that took place about a month earlier in Pennsylvania.

Hastert Pleads Not Guilty in Hush-Money Scheme

See photos, follies, HOH Hits and Misses and more at Roll Call’s new video site.

Capitol Police Revive Unconscious Man Outside LOC

On the same day Capitol Police stopped an intern from carrying a handgun into the Longworth House Office Building, two officers saved a man’s life near the Library of Congress.

Dirksen Evacuated for Bomb Threat (Updated) (Video)

Updated 1:29 p.m. | Capitol Police have reopened several floors of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Tuesday after investigating a bomb threat.

Sodexo Named New House Food Service Vendor

Things will be changing soon in House cafeterias.

WMATA, Facing $50M Cut, Urged to Address Safety Issues

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski wrapped up her stern letter to the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority, writing, “I call on you to fix it and fix it now,” even as the organization faces a multimillion-dollar funding cut from Congress.

CityCenterDC Scores Women’s World Cup Watch Party

The boorish behavior of certain FIFA officials has cast a pall over the beautiful game.

Return to Sender? House Rules May Thwart Delivery of Doug Hughes' Letter

A Connecticut man who wants to redress his grievances about campaign finance with a letter to Congress has learned security measures make it impossible to hand-deliver individually addressed mail to House members. In the Senate, he’ll need an armed escort.

Among the People at Canal Park Movie Series

The Capitol Riverfront’s increasingly busy pace of life is bringing back its summertime complement of outdoor movies at Canal Park on Thursday nights, a cinematic interlude between the baseball game and the Metro, or for nearby residents, another backyard night-time activity option.

A League of Their Own in Capitol Quip

There’s no crying over quipping in baseball! Not in any league. Not at any level. Not in any era. As members of Congress practice for the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game this Thursday, we ask you, the fans, to rate the All-Stars of the 114th Congress and compare them to the best (and worst) congresses of yesteryear.

Praying to Jesus on the House Floor

Rev. Gregory Goethals of Los Angeles closed his House opening prayer on May 19 by saying, “We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.”

Lights-Out Winner for Capitol Quip

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

Most Legislative Workers Likely Not Affected by OPM Hack

According to House and Senate administrators, congressional staffers have likely not been affected by the Office of Personel Management data breach affecting millions of federal government workers, unless a congressional staffer once worked for the executive branch.

Sister of Alleged Hastert-Abuse Victim Comes Forward

When an Illinois grand jury indicted former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about bank withdrawals, court documents stated that money was intended to compensate “Individual A,” with several news reports subsequently suggesting that person was a victim of sexual misconduct before the Illinois Republican joined Congress.

Grayson Email May Run Afoul of House Ethics Rules (Updated)

Updated 7:35 p.m. | Rep. Alan Grayson may have taken his criticism of fellow Democrats who support “fast-track” legislation a little too far in an email to supporters that included a fundraising link.

Intern Might Get Another Shot at Working for Jenkins After Gun Arrest

His prospects for a summer congressional internship dashed by gun charges, Joshua Wheeler waived his right to the preliminary hearing that was scheduled for Thursday morning in hopes of lifting a judge’s order to stay away from Capitol grounds.

Doug Hughes: Postal Service Firing Me, but Letters Will Get to Congress (Updated)

Updated 6:33 p.m. | Two weeks after Douglas Hughes got a hero’s welcome and displayed a jumbo, celebratory stamp outside Washington’s federal courthouse, the U.S. Postal Service informed the Florida mailman it plans to can him. But Hughes is “not going to take it lying down,” he said Wednesday.

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