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Half of Capitol Hill Staff Could Qualify for New Overtime Rules

Nearly half of Capitol Hill staffers could qualify for overtime pay under the new Obama administration overtime rules to move the threshold to $50,440. Whether the new rules will apply to staffers is an open question for Congress.

Capitol Police Sergeant Suspended in Gun-in-Bathroom Probe

Capitol Police have suspended a sergeant in the Capitol division, allegedly in retribution for a leak related to Roll Call’s May 1 report of three incidents in which officers left loaded guns in problematic places, such as the bathroom.

An Appointment With 'The Exorcist' in Georgetown

As the Georgetown Sunset Cinema series gets underway Tuesday night with “St. Elmo’s Fire,” the organizers have announced the TBA part of the program on Aug. 4, which they had initially left open.

Landmark Signs Off on West End Cinema Sequel

The West End Cinema, shuttered suddenly in March, will be reanimated by Landmark Theaters on July 17, the latest incarnation for the Foggy Bottom venue’s movie spot.

Himes Consoles Family of Slain Former Intern

Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., was in his home state Monday paying respects to the family of former intern Kevin Sutherland, who was stabbed to death on July 4 in Washington, D.C.

Behind the Photo: I-Day

By Al Drago

Senators Weigh In on Capitol Police Hiring

Handing over some of the duties currently performed by Capitol Police officers to civilian employees may be one way to better utilize the department’s nearly $348 million budget, Senate appropriators have suggested, but the efforts to do so have caused tension with the union — including allegations of “double-dipping.”

Rotunda Closing Changes Capitol Tour Route

With the Rotunda closing for six weeks this summer, Capitol tour guides will be offering a modified tour of the Capitol, that does not include National Statuary Hall.

Meet Capitol Quip's Mr. USA, Donald Trump

This will be the greatest Capitol Quip caption contest ever. A caption so terrific it will revive our once-great economy, secure the Southern border, bring Vladimir Putin begging — begging! — to the table and send ISIS to the loser’s lounge once and for all. Want to know what it is? We bet you do, and we wish we could tell you what it is, but that would give away our position, and you never want to do that in a caption contest, especially this week’s Capitol Quip.

A SCOTUS Fireworks Spectacular Caption

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

Virginia Man Cries Foul Over Capitol Police Actions

The man at the center of a Memorial Day bomb scare near the National Mall wants Capitol Police to help pay for the pressure cooker and propane tank they detonated, plus for damage to his automobile.

D.C. Statehood Gets Independence Day Push

House Democrats are voicing their support for the District of Columbia statehood effort ahead of Independence Day, though some of their leaders do not co-sponsor the statehood bill.

Capitol Police Reveal Fourth of July Concert Restrictions

As congressional administrators prepare to host the annual Independence Day celebration, Capitol Police released details of security measures designed to curtail debauchery during the patriotic festivities.

Enhanced Security at Capitol After Navy Yard Shooting Reports (Updated)

Updated 10:19 a.m. | Reports of an active shooter at the Navy Yard in Southeast D.C. Thursday morning drew security units from across the District, including the Capitol Police, who also stepped up security at the nation’s Capitol ahead of the holiday weekend.

Donald Trump Is Coming to D.C., One Way or Another

The current controversy surrounding businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is not having an effect on at least one of his business ventures — redevelopment of the Old Post Office Pavilion.

Vote for Your Favorite SCOTUS Fireworks Capitol Quip!

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

Jody Arlington Heads to SXSW

Jody Arlington, a veteran D.C. communications pro with years experience heading up publicity for the former SilverDocs Film Festival, is heading south by southwest to head up SXSW Film Press & Publicity, spreading the good word on the SXSW Film Conference & Festival. Next year’s festival runs in Austin, Tex., from March 11-19.

Capitol Police Chief Responds to Hearing Arrest Questions

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine has clarified the process for removing demonstrators from congressional hearings, ahead of a Thursday court hearing for one activist who alleges he was unlawfully arrested.

Overtime Pay Not Likely for Congressional Staff

President Barack Obama may be signing overtime rules into place for nearly 5 million workers, but those beneficiaries aren’t likely to include Capitol Hill staffers.




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