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What Happens to the Menendez Foreign Relations Staffers?

When scandals strike a senator, what does it mean for his staff?

Bowser and Racine Still at Odds in Budget Autonomy Case

The standoff between District of Columbia officials over the Budget Autonomy Act continued this week, with parties solidifying their positions in court filings and exposing a rift between the mayor and the attorney general.

Selling Out at the Tune Inn

“I wouldn’t be sitting here if it wasn’t sold out.”

Opening Day Wasn't Always a Given in D.C.

It’s opening day for Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals are the odds-on favorite to win the 2015 World Series. It wasn’t always like this.

Meet the New Democratic Leader | Capitol Quip

Hop to It With This Capitol Quip Winner

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

White House Madness 2016

Only one more weekend of basketball madness and the Republicans are falling behind the Democrats in Bracketology. Or have the Democrats worked too far ahead?

The Road to Re-Employment: State Staff Edition

It can be hard to land a job on Capitol Hill, even for those who live and work in D.C. But what about former state and district staffers, who still want to work on Capitol Hill even after their boss has exited stage right? Hill Navigator discusses.

Vote For Your Favorite Federal Budget Bunny Capitol Quip!

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

Reports Detail 'Management Weaknesses' in Library of Congress Technology

Two Government Accountability Office reports released Tuesday revealed “management weaknesses” in the Library of Congress’ information technology divisions as the Library is working to bolster its digital collection and cataloging processes.

Booker, McCaskill: Senate Needs to Be More Digital Friendly

Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Claire McCaskill of Missouri are calling for an update of Senate technology policies to make better use of digital technology.

Having Fun With Congress

Back in 2010 during my first stint at Roll Call, I suggested creating a “tear tally” to track how often Speaker John A. Boehner needs to pull out a hankie. Not to make fun of him, of course, but to use data to remind our readers that we track Congress like no one else. It never quite came together, even though there has certainly been plenty of material.

Senate GOP Presidential Hopefuls Take On D.C.

In the course of eight days, two Senate Republicans eyeing the presidency introduced measures to strike down District of Columbia laws, causing local officials and activists to accuse them of using the District for their own political gain.

'Team 26' Demands Congress Address Gun Violence

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, 26 bikers in green jerseys turned off of First Street and headed straight toward the Capitol Dome.

Bowser Bans Travel to Indiana Over Religious Freedom Law

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an executive order Tuesday prohibiting D.C. officials and employees from approving official travel to Indiana in response to the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

West End Cinema Leaves 'Em Laughing

Every moviegoer knows the ending is important. Josh Levin ended the five-year run of his West End Cinema on March 29 with one last screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” choosing to go out with a laugh.

Wisconsin Field Hearing Could Fuel Critics of Ron Johnson, Tammy Baldwin

Monday’s rare recess field hearing will focus attention on the controversy within a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Medical Center that’s become a thorny subject for both the state’s senators.

Federal Budget Bunny | Capitol Quip

A Winning Quip at Schockton Abbey

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

Senate Loses Top Baseball Nut (Video)

Updated March 30, 2:30 p.m. | With Harry Reid’s retirement, the Senate is not just losing its top Democrat. It’s losing its foremost baseball fan.

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