Tuesday must have been a slow news day, judging from the satellite trucks converged on the National Mall to record engineers rappelling down the Washington Monument. When I asked photographer Bill Clark which networks were there, he grinned and replied, ‘All of them.’ The engineers were looking for damage from the August earthquake, and close-ups of their work were overdone. We kept coming back to this frame with a worker at the pinnacle as an interesting view of the day.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.