| May 3, 2013, 3:03 p.m.
Nestled to the east of Capitol Hill near the banks of the Anacostia River is the Congressional Cemetery.
| May 2, 2013, 3:22 p.m.
After his preliminary hearing on Thursday morning, James Everett Dutschke will next go before a federal grand jury on charges that he sent ricin-laced letters to elected officials, including Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
| April 29, 2013, 5:34 p.m.
First, it was an Elvis impersonator charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to government officials, among them Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
| April 29, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
One of the Washington Nationals mascots, President William H. Taft of the Racing Presidents, waits to appear at a Library of Congress event honoring Bob Wolff, the pioneering television voice of the Washington Senators and a Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, who, at 92, has the longest sports broadcasting career in history.
| April 26, 2013, 4:40 p.m.
“Sports and sporting events have a way of bringing people together,” Librarian of Congress James Billington said Friday, surveying the crowd of sports broadcasters and fans at the library’s celebration marking the acquisition of former Washington Senators play-by-play man Bob Wolff’s audio-visual recordings.
| April 25, 2013, 6:10 p.m.
The Architect of the Capitol is used to answering to members of Congress. But these days, it also has the local community to contend with.
| April 25, 2013, 5:22 p.m.
Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus talks with Zach Bensky, 7, left, son of staff director Amber Cottle, far left, and Colin Neary, 7, son of communications director Sean Neary, not pictured. Thursday was Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day.
| April 25, 2013, 4:20 p.m.
Politics is such a part of the lifeblood of Washington, D.C., that sometimes people forget there is a city beyond the Capitol Dome and White House.
| April 25, 2013, 3:51 p.m.
Erin Dominguez, a scheduler for Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, became a vegan a year and a half ago for health reasons, after both of her parents died from colon cancer.
| April 24, 2013, 6:17 p.m.
Even though everyone expected D.C. voters to overwhelmingly approve a referendum unlinking the local budget from congressional oversight in Tuesday’s special election, nobody seems to know what to expect next.
| April 24, 2013, 5:16 p.m.
Eric Draper has had one of the best seats in history. As the longest-serving chief White House photographer, he documented both terms of George W. Bush’s administration and has given the world a view into the public and private lives of the former president, his family and his top aides.
| April 24, 2013, 4:59 p.m.
From left, Lisa McNair, sister of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victim Denise McNair, and Reps. Terri A. Sewell, Spencer Bachus and Sanford D. Bishop Jr., talk on the House steps before Wednesday’s vote to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombings: Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley. The 1963, bombing in Birmingham, Ala., served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement. In the background, a staff member carries a poster with photos of the victims.
| April 23, 2013, 5:57 p.m.
Sen. Rand Paul gives a talk to eighth-graders from St. Joseph Catholic School in Bowling Green, Ky., on the East Front of the Capitol.
| April 23, 2013, 4:07 p.m.
Graduation day is approaching. Plenty of people will arrive in Washington, D.C., diploma in hand and with a starry gaze toward the Capitol Dome. But wanting a job in public service isn’t enough. How do you find one? And then, how do you find a place to live? This week, Hill Navigator has some advice for new graduates on how to spin your credentials into a job on Capitol Hill and move here permanently. It starts — like many things in life — with lots of coffee.
| April 23, 2013, 1:09 p.m.
Bob Edgar, the liberal Pennsylvania Democrat who spent his 12 years in Congress crusading against “pork barrel” legislation and fighting for better mental-health care for veterans, died suddenly Tuesday morning, according to the advocacy organization Common Cause, where Edgar served as president and CEO. He was 69.
| April 22, 2013, 5:56 p.m.
Washington, D.C., Republicans are finding themselves in unfamiliar territory: They’re being targeted for get-out-the-vote efforts in a competitive election in the nation’s capital.
| April 22, 2013, 5:07 p.m.
Washington Nationals racing president Abraham Lincoln walks back into Union Station after handing out team schedules and posing for photos with fans during a Nationals rally at the station Monday.
| April 22, 2013, 3:34 p.m.
A staccato drum beat. A stone, gray set. The nobles stand a body-length above the people. The people are hungry and shouting for corn. The nobility looks on in disdain.
| April 19, 2013, 5:29 p.m.
With the Boston Marathon bombings fresh in mind, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., wants to make sure the sequester does not interfere with law enforcement efforts to protect against acts of terror during summer events in the nation’s capital.
| April 19, 2013, 4:23 p.m.
Capitol workers clean the reflecting pool surrounding the skylights on the East Plaza above the Capitol Visitor Center on April 19.