Tom dropped by the Hawk ’n’ Dove on Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast to witness the gutting of the Capitol Hill watering hole Monday, a little more than a week after much of its old decor was put up for auction. The new owner has said he wants to maintain the bar’s saloon feel, but judging from the appearance of the main bar area (above), a major renovation is under way. So far, the bumper stickers on the bar’s wall (right) have been preserved.
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.