| March 14, 2013, 6:13 p.m.
Ben Carnes, the son of a pastor from Greenville, S.C., grew up on conservative values and Southern hospitality.
| March 7, 2013, 5:49 p.m.
Liz King is a staffer with a laser beam focus on education policy.
| Feb. 28, 2013, 5:56 p.m.
Believe it or not, scheduling a day in the life of a House freshman is more demanding than arranging activities for 500 summer campers and camp counselors.
| Feb. 14, 2013, 6:10 p.m.
Amber Cottle learned — in the best way possible — that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
| Feb. 12, 2013, 6:21 p.m.
One of the great things about interning on Capitol Hill is having the evenings free to hang out in the city. But Eric Kashdan doesn’t have that luxury.
| Feb. 7, 2013, 5:53 p.m.
Capitol Hill was never in Orlando Watson’s plan. Convinced that the private sector creates more value for society and that politics was becoming too divisive, the new press secretary for Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., decided to major in public policy at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
| Dec. 20, 2012, 6:33 p.m.
Natalee Binkholder was working in the gaming capital of America when she decided to take a gamble herself.
| Dec. 13, 2012, 6:38 p.m.
When Ian Jannetta was a kid, he wanted to be a weatherman.
| Nov. 15, 2012, 5:59 p.m.
Whether she’s volunteering with victims of domestic abuse or working for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Annie Walden-Newman always wants to be fighting for women’s rights.
| Oct. 29, 2012, 10:55 a.m.
A start as an aviation mechanic in the Air Force gave Joe Kasper all the tools to succeed on Capitol Hill.