| Nov. 12, 2013, 4:30 a.m.
Open enrollment season for members of Congress and designated staff started quietly Monday, coinciding with a federal holiday and Capitol Hill’s first three-day weekend since the shutdown.
| Nov. 11, 2013, 4:57 p.m.
It’s common to see members of Congress tweeting or posting on Facebook. Not as many lawmakers have taken to Google Plus and Google Hangouts, although members on both sides of the Dome seem to be warming to the medium.
| Nov. 11, 2013, 3:42 p.m.
Since the Vietnam War, the diagnosis and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury in veterans has substantially increased.
| Nov. 11, 2013, 1:18 p.m.
Movember, the mustachioed moniker affixed to the charity that encourages men to grow mustaches in November to raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health, has two big backers this week: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, and, of course, fictional newsman Ron Burgundy. What could these two entities possibly have in common? Read on.
| Nov. 8, 2013, 5:13 p.m.
Three days out from the launch of open enrollment season, House aides dubbed “official staff” had the chance to get one-on-one consultations from the four insurance carriers offering them coverage through the District’s health exchange.
| Nov. 8, 2013, 4:36 p.m.
A four-person team of highly trained Capitol Police officers responding to the Navy Yard shooting on Sept. 16 was recalled from the scene because of concerns about potential threats to the Capitol, according to an internal review of Capitol Police actions.
| Nov. 8, 2013, 3:32 p.m.
The Senate Finance Committee has a new international trade counsel, Jason Park.
| Nov. 8, 2013, 2:05 p.m.
President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11, 1919, as the first commemoration of Armistice Day for reflections “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.”
| Nov. 8, 2013, 6:02 a.m.
It’s a long weekend, but there’s plenty to do around Capitol Hill, starting tonight with the Roll Call Book Club and continuing through the weekend, when visitors to the Library of Congress can see a copy of the Gettysburg Address.
| Nov. 7, 2013, 3:38 p.m.
Tortilla Coast might have been destined to become an icon on Capitol Hill.
| Nov. 7, 2013, 11:50 a.m.
House staffers descended upon the Capitol Visitor Center auditorium Thursday morning for a two-hour briefing on obtaining employer-provided health care plans through the District’s health insurance marketplace.
| Nov. 6, 2013, 4:56 p.m.
Styrofoam reigns supreme in many of the Capitol’s eateries, but if Mayor Vincent Gray has his way, the rest of the District might do away with the material as part of an initiative to cut pollution.
| Nov. 6, 2013, 3:31 p.m.
Foodies rejoice! You’ll soon be able to buy high-end olive oil and organic greens a few blocks from the Capitol.
| Nov. 5, 2013, 7:40 p.m.
The D.C. Council strongly supported a resolution Tuesday calling on the Washington Redskins to ditch their controversial name, fueling the fire for one of Capitol Hill’s foremost opponents of the name.
| Nov. 5, 2013, 6:25 p.m.
Union Market continues to proceed with what can only be regarded as a plan to take over the world. Need evidence? How about its plans to be open six days a week and having The Walkmen play at the buzzy food and food-stuffs market.
| Nov. 5, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
Before the cupcake, Daniel Minchew’s lunch in the Longworth Cafe totaled $5.50. Dessert pushed it to $7.75.
| Nov. 5, 2013, 3:46 p.m.
The 6-acre Capitol Reflecting Pool will soon be a sea of concrete.
| Nov. 5, 2013, 3:24 p.m.
Ivey Lee Armstrong Sr., affectionately known as “Mr. Ivey” to many in the Capitol, spent nearly 30 years cooking for senators, policemen and support staff. He died Oct. 15 at the age of 62.
| Nov. 5, 2013, 3:01 p.m.
Walk onto any Washington Metro car and you’re bound to find a lawyer. They’re everywhere: working in government, writing in newsrooms, making lattes at Starbucks. After three years of law school and a decent amount of debt, even the most starry-eyed of juris doctors can find the D.C. job market jarring. What do you do when you’re a lawyer and want to work on Capitol Hill? Hill Navigator discusses:
| Nov. 5, 2013, 2:10 p.m.
Counting Facebook “likes” and Twitter followers is easy, but for a congressional office trying to measure political engagement, those numbers don’t add up to much.