| Oct. 16, 2015, 2:08 p.m.
Leaves begin to turn yellow and fall near the Capitol during the congressional recess.
| Oct. 16, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
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.
| Oct. 15, 2015, 3:42 p.m.
Talk about timing.
| Oct. 15, 2015, 10:53 a.m.
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.
| Oct. 14, 2015, 5:52 p.m.
“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.
| Oct. 14, 2015, 3:45 p.m.
The finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your vote:
| Oct. 14, 2015, 11:45 a.m.
The Government Publishing Office is continuing its transition to digital technology, announcing Wednesday it plans to digitize 2 million pages of the federal register.
| Oct. 14, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
It turns out Congress cares what you say on Twitter.
| Oct. 13, 2015, 1:55 p.m.
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.
| Oct. 13, 2015, 1:26 p.m.
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.
| Oct. 13, 2015, 8:58 a.m.
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.
| Oct. 11, 2015, 5:02 a.m.
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.
| Oct. 10, 2015, 5:06 a.m.
Congratulations to this week’s winner, and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.
| Oct. 9, 2015, 1:36 p.m.
Douglas Hughes’ warning on the corrupting influence of money in politics resonated, but his delivery strategy did not necessarily help the cause.
| Oct. 9, 2015, 1:22 p.m.
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.
| Oct. 9, 2015, 1:18 p.m.
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.
| Oct. 8, 2015, 11:12 a.m.
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.
| Oct. 7, 2015, 3:57 p.m.
One Senate committee took action Wednesday to wield congressional power over the District of Columbia’s Metro system amid criticism over safety and service.
| Oct. 7, 2015, 3:54 p.m.
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.
| Oct. 7, 2015, 1:23 p.m.
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.