Stories by Rachael Bade:
Aug. 29, 2012
Serial presidential candidate Ralph Nader has found a new cause: trying to shame the Government Printing Office and the Joint Committee on Printing into forgetting what century it is.
March 2, 2012
Rep. Justin Amash knows how a battle-worn activist feels. Trudging from House office to House office, and sometimes from seat to seat on the House floor, the freshman Republican from Michigan spent his free office hours last fall asking colleagues to support his baby a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
Dec. 17, 2011
Just before Senators shipped out for the holiday season today, the chamber returned President Barack Obama's nomination of William Boarman to head the Government Printing Office.
Oct. 26, 2011
Rep. Alcee Hastings is ready to sacrifice Star Wars droid R2-D2 for the good of American workers.
Oct. 25, 2011
When shes not at work answering journalists questions and prepping House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for media talks, Megan Whittemore practices splits, pliés and pirouettes.
Oct. 21, 2011
Who knew Indiana Jones could be upstaged by a bunch of 20-somethings? Not us.
Oct. 20, 2011
About 100 Occupy DC protesters took their fight against financial inequality tonight to Union Station, where an environmental nonprofit was holding a dinner featuring representatives from the corporate world.
Sept. 9, 2011
Four years after Congress enacted new rules barring groups that lobby from paying for House Members to take long trips, dozens of lawmakers traveled to Israel this summer with staffers and family members for seven-day tours paid for by the nonprofit arm of a pro-Israel lobbying group.
Sept. 5, 2011
Theres a reason an Atlanta-based womens book club which traditionally alternates between chick lit and nonfiction grabbed Garrett Graffs newest 600-page book, The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror for a summer read.
Sept. 4, 2011
A new controversial documentary suggests Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman will have to defend more than their politics as they seek the White House the former governors will have to answer for their Mormon faith.
July 29, 2011
How are Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) like kindergartners?
June 10, 2011
Tis the season for free outdoor entertainment. And with movie prices soaring toward a fat Andrew Jackson, Washingtonians should capitalize on the citys free movie screenings.
June 6, 2011
In a throwback to a more bipartisan era, Sens. Mark Kirk and Joe Manchin have, for more than two months, met for a little cross-party chitchat. Theyve invited colleagues to join them. So far, few have.
May 25, 2011
Stephen Martin Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblower Center, gives 21 rules for people to follow before reporting problems at a private company or government agency.
May 13, 2011
D.C. Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells unveiled a proposal for a new governing system at Eastern Market, which will likely change this year.
May 10, 2011
Freshman Rep. Justin Amash uses his iPad to update his Facebook page after every House vote, explaining to constituents his reasoning for how he voted.
May 4, 2011
The Rev. Daniel Coughlin simply Father Dan to many retired in April from his position as House chaplain. He reflected on his 11-year stint in an interview with Roll Call.
May 3, 2011
HOH knows some journos who basically live at the Newseum, but the museum on reporting and news coverage drew more than the writing nerds Monday.
May 2, 2011
It wasnt just a bunch of 20-somethings celebrating Osama bin Ladens death Sunday night in front of the White House.
April 29, 2011
A tussle between the owner of a House salon and Congressional administrators has cost at least two employees their jobs and left three stylists facing an uncertain future.
April 22, 2011
Rep. Mary Bono Mack needs a Twitter lesson.
April 22, 2011
Graduation approaches and youre freaking out about landing that first job. Just remember, your frantic self is not alone.
April 21, 2011
Another one bites the dust: Charlie Sheen has joined the “birthers.”
April 20, 2011
Playgirl has a thing for good-looking men — duh. But it also has a soft spot for young politicians or politicians’ sons.
April 13, 2011
Those girls tagging along behind Members of Congress on Tuesday werent the youngest-looking interns to hit the Hill they were Girl Scouts scouting out possible careers as political leaders.