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No Elves, No Coal: Myth-Busting the Capitol’s ‘Little Doors’
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A Moveable Body: Congress’ Many Locations From Wall Street to the Potomac
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This Simple Wooden Platform Has a Poignant History on Capitol Hill
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'Koch Brothers Exposed' Screening Sparks Fight Over CVC Rules

Nancy Pelosi helped bring the Koch Brothers documentary to the Capitol for a screening. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Republicans are warning that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s request to host the worldwide premiere of liberal filmmaker Robert Greenwald’s “Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition,” is a violation of rules and could spark an ethics investigation.  

The California Democrat asked for the room only after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s same request was rejected, documents suggest. Reid’s office denies that sequence of events.  

Despite Capitol Renovations, Plenty of Action for Tourists on Campus

The Capitol Rotunda, House Floor and other parts of the campus are closed to visitors for renovations. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congress has skipped town, so it's time to cut a rug.  

A cart full of carpeting sat parked in the Speaker's Lobby on Tuesday morning, as workers ripped the flooring around members' desks in the House chamber. The 10-day carpet renovation is one of the many maintenance projects happening around the Capitol during the two-week recess. In addition to the 17-day Rotunda closure , the House floor, Speaker's Lobby and portions of the Brumidi Corridors were closed to visitors this week. Capitol Visitor Center tour guides in their trademark red blazers showed tourists an alternate route through the building.  

Crane Arrives on East Front Friday Night, Rotunda Closes Saturday

Tourists took final glimpses at the interior of the Rotunda before the 17-day closure. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Friday offered the final chance for Capitol Hill employees and visitors to glimpse Constantino Brumidi's "Apotheosis of Washington" fresco before the Rotunda's 17-day closure as part of ongoing Dome restorations .  

The artwork lining the walls of the iconic space has been caged in scaffolding in preparation for the work being done from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the Architect of the Capitol’s Dome Restoration Project . Protective wood flooring is also in place.