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Stories by Rebecca Baird-Remba:

Hill Climbers: Feeling At Home in the Heart of Washington

Jan. 24, 2013

Tiffany McGuffee won’t let D.C. change her true identity: The new communications director for Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., is a proud Volunteer State native and alumna of the University of Tennessee.

Life After Congress: Lynn Rivers

Dec. 20, 2012

Former Rep. Lynn Rivers has never been ashamed of her bipolar disorder and says she always tried to be a model for other people suffering with mental illness.

Fun-Loving Competitors Swept Up by 'Dorky' Sport

Dec. 20, 2012

Maybe you’re a Caps fan missing NHL action or are just searching for a sport that requires no experience and involves ice, fun and general ridiculousness. Look no further than broomball, a bizarre cross between ice hockey and field hockey.

Hill Climbers: Joint Economic Committee Rising Star Prefers His Politics With Perspective

Dec. 13, 2012

When Ian Jannetta was a kid, he wanted to be a weatherman.

Bridging Political Gaps Through Cultural Diplomacy

Nov. 30, 2012

Five artists honored by the State Department gathered Thursday night to discuss the power of art in cultural diplomacy and international dialogue.

Last-Minute Largess

Nov. 29, 2012

With a busy lame-duck session and the long hours that come with it, Hill staffers may find themselves crunched for time this holiday season when trying to check everyone off their lists.

New Hampshire's Warren Rudman Dies

Nov. 20, 2012

Former New Hampshire Sen. Warren B. Rudman, who strived to balance the federal budget and co-chaired a federal panel that predicted domestic terrorist attacks seven months before 9/11, passed away Monday. He was 82.

Take Five With Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison

Nov. 19, 2012

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH sits down with a member of Congress for five fun questions. This week, retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, talks about her start as a journalist, as well as what she’ll miss about Washington.

Practical Partners: Marine Corps, Capitol Hill Running Club

Nov. 19, 2012

Mac McKenney never thought he would run marathons. When he joined the Capitol Hill Running Club nearly 10 years ago, he could barely jog three and a half miles, the club’s shortest run.

Hill Climbers: Ex-Staffer Works for Women's Rights

Nov. 15, 2012

Whether she’s volunteering with victims of domestic abuse or working for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Annie Walden-Newman always wants to be fighting for women’s rights.

Take Five With Rep. John Olver

Nov. 5, 2012

It’s Tuesday again, which means it’s time for HOH to hang out with a Member of Congress and mull over five fun questions. This week, retiring Rep. John Olver (D-Mass.) talks a little science, rock climbing and bananas.

'Black Tulip' Filmmaker Talks About Shooting, Troubles in Afghanistan

Nov. 2, 2012

Sonia Nassery Cole endured death threats, a kidnapping and bomb blasts to film “Black Tulip” in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Take Five With Rep. Lynn Woolsey

Oct. 22, 2012

It’s Tuesday once again, time for Take Five, when HOH sits down with a Member of Congress and asks five fun questions. This week, we talk to Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), who, after 10 terms representing the northern Bay Area, is retiring after this Congress concludes.Q: What do you miss most about your district when you’re in D.C.? A: I miss the beauty and the weather and the extraordinarily intelligent, involved people that I work with. And I miss my beautiful garden.

Hill Climbers: Page to Intern to Press Secretary

Oct. 22, 2012

Rosemarie Calabro Tully discovered her passion for energy and environmental issues when she was just 17.

Fridge Art Gallery Serves Up Mini-Fridge, Two Solo Shows

Oct. 19, 2012

Capitol Hill art gallery the Fridge has opened up a second exhibition space, allowing the Barracks Row institution to feature two solo shows at the same time. The development has resulted in the current lineup, showcasing graffiti writer Asad Walker, aka ULTRA, and his “Quiet Walks in Dangerous Places” in the main space and Laura Elkins’ “Packin’ Heat Talkin’ Dirty” in the new “Mini-Fridge.”

Not Over the Hill

Oct. 17, 2012

Gwen Farmer isn’t your typical Hill intern.

Take Five With Rep. Jim McDermott

Oct. 15, 2012

It’s Tuesday, when HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through five fun questions. This week, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), who is also a psychiatrist, talks about a Founding Father’s medical practice and what to do on a rainy day in his district in Seattle.

Capitol Hill to Rally for Family of TC Maslin

Oct. 14, 2012

Abby Maslin remembers the harrowing day her husband, Thomas “TC” Maslin, was attacked and severely beaten in August on Capitol Hill.

Take Five With Rep. Doris Matsui

Oct. 8, 2012

It’s Tuesday once again, when HOH gets to know a Member of Congress through five fun questions. This week, we catch up with Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and talk to her about barbecue, the Beatles and the Oakland A’s.Q: We heard you like to cook. What’s your favorite dish to cook when you have time to make a meal?

‘Reckoning With the Past’

Oct. 5, 2012

Natasha Trethewey has said she sees her new job as a cheerleader for poetry, and the Pulitzer Prize-winner will be the first poet laureate of the United States to actually take up residence in the Library of Congress’ poetry room, fondly known as the “Catbird Seat.”

Openly Gay Hill Staffers Gather for National Coming Out Day

Oct. 3, 2012

Openly gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender Hill staffers gathered on the eastern steps of the Capitol today to commemorate National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 and to get to know one another.

Falling for Festivals

Oct. 3, 2012

It's not exactly wine, women and song, but how about wine, pumpkins and song? Whatever your taste, there's a fall festival in the region that will suit it. Here's a sampling of things to do as the leaves turn and air grows cooler.

Smithsonian Launches Ad Campaign for Revamped Website

Sept. 25, 2012

The Smithsonian Institution is trying to revamp its stodgy image as "America's attic" with a new ad campaign announcing its redesigned online presence.

Washington Native's Art Show Comes to Capitol Hill

Sept. 24, 2012

David Molesky’s show at the Barracks Row gallery the Fridge, “Air/Water,” is full of surreal colors, bursts of fire and crashing ocean waves.

Book 'Em

Sept. 18, 2012

The National Book Festival will celebrate a love of reading this weekend by bringing some of the country's most successful writers and thinkers to speak on the National Mall.




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