Rand Paul is captured here during the simple task of helping his mother, Carol — wife of a House Member and mother of the Senator — from the Senate subway. The best photojournalism can be the everyday things that we take for granted. When those quiet occasions are frozen in time by the camera and we have a chance to study them, they become really special moments.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.