| Nov. 14, 2013, 12:01 p.m.
The District’s six Democratic mayoral candidates pitched some outside-the-box ideas on Wednesday night for achieving statehood — from using local tax dollars to pay the city’s shadow delegation to Congress to flying the D.C. flag upside down until it becomes the 51st state.
| Nov. 13, 2013, 7:37 p.m.
The explosion of color from rapidly turning foliage. That sudden nip in the air that precipitates a spike in upturned collars. Jaw-dropping sunsets that seem to set the firmament ablaze as office lights switch off for the evening.
| Nov. 13, 2013, 2:20 p.m.
Capitol Hill efforts to force Washington’s National Football League franchise to change its name remain stalled, even as President Barack Obama welcomes tribal leaders to the White House this week to launch the administration’s Council on Native American Affairs.
| Nov. 13, 2013, 2:19 p.m.
The Newseum became a little bit more of a big deal on Wednesday as “Anchorman: The Exhibit” was unveiled.
| Nov. 13, 2013, 1:26 p.m.
The Capitol Christmas Tree is making its way east from Washington state and will arrive at the West Front on Nov. 25, the Monday before Thanksgiving.
| Nov. 12, 2013, 5:24 p.m.
You’ve heard of food deserts, where neighborhoods are cut off from fresh food and groceries. A lesser-known cousin is the movie-desert, which could accurately describe the Capitol Hill area since the Union Station theaters closed in October of 2009. But just wait, we’re about to be awash in screens.
| Nov. 12, 2013, 4:10 p.m.
It’s not every day congressmen and lobbyists rally together for a common cause.
| Nov. 12, 2013, 3:31 p.m.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., slipped behind the wheel of a sleek, new BMW i3 last week for a test drive in the name of congressional research.
| Nov. 12, 2013, 3:17 p.m.
The Senate offered staffers their first opportunity to interact with DC Health Link representatives Tuesday morning, one day into the four-week open enrollment period.
| Nov. 12, 2013, 3:17 p.m.
Two members who called the shots during the 2013 Congressional Baseball Game hope the sportsmanship they witnessed in June at Nationals Park can seep into more relationships around Capitol Hill.
| Nov. 12, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
The recent departure of deputy chief of staff and counsel Janine Benner helped set off a number of promotions in Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s D.C. office. And they’ve got the bicycle lapel pins made famous by their boss at the ready.
| Nov. 12, 2013, 2:01 p.m.
Ask someone on Capitol Hill how things are going, you’re likely to get a variation of this response:
| 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.”