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As a feature writer, Rachael Bade covers the arts and noteworthy events for Roll Calls Around the Hill section. She tracks political protests and suspicious activities on Capitol Hill, and she frequently reviews newly published books.
Rachael joined Roll Call as an intern in May 2010 and was promoted to editorial assistant two months later. In addition, she covers foreign policy features as a freelance contributor for the Washington Diplomat. Rachael graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor's degree in political science and journalism and a focus on international politics.
Bade no longer works for CQ Roll Call.
The Capital Hearings, a Washington, D.C.-based a cappella group, have a history of hijacking attention by singing in unconventional settings.
The two dozen Democratic Members of Congress participating in a fast in protest of budget cuts might feel warm and fuzzy inside for objecting to reductions that they say hurt the poor.
Today we gained our 5,000th follower.
Dear Alec Baldwin: Will you just run already?
What do Congress and Charlie Sheen have in common? Theyre both dysfunctional at least thats what actor Alec Baldwin implied in a National Arts Advocacy Day speech after the House Appropriations Committee canceled his testimony Tuesday.
Its great to be in a room full of young people. ... The average age of the Senate, I think, is death.
He might be one of the busiest Members of the House, but Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) isnít too swamped for a bit of friendly gambling ó especially when basketball is the game and food is on the table.
On the heels of the Stop the OverPrinting Act, which the House unanimously passed in January and the Senate has referred to committee, Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) have introduced another bill to trim Congressional printing.
With plenty of weekend and evening home games, Hill staffers and Members have many chances to cheer on the Washington Nationals from the bleachers.
Less than two years after opening Tides Salon in Cannon House Office Building Room 139, owner Vincent Marvaso is preparing to close its glass doors.
Rep. Michael Grimm is a modern-day St. Francis, the legendary patron saint of animals. The New York Republican will adopt a rescue puppy.
As images and screenshots of old movies starring the late actress Elizabeth Taylor appeared on televisions throughout the U.S., former Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) reminisced about his ex-wife in a more personal way.
Public Printer William Boarman is fighting back and fortifying a defense for his agency. Hes cautiously eyeing fiscal conservatives but hopes that education about the GPOs mandate and perhaps an agency name change will restore the Government Printing Office to good favor.
The Government Printing Office, finding its paper-based mission under Congressional attack, is considering a name change to reflect its role in the digital age.
Capitol Hills coffee and food options just got a little broader with the opening this week of Pound the Hill. Also: Ba Bays banh mi sandwiches are an exotic hit.
Louis Bayards new mystery, The School of Night hooks readers into a world of intrigue.
After two months of questioning and testing, the Metropolitan Police Department closed its investigation into the death of Ashley Turton, a well-known lobbyist found dead in her burning car in January.
The sub-basement of the Library of Congress James Madison Building caught fire Friday morning, prompting the evacuation of the entire building and closing of several surrounding streets, according to Capitol Police reports.
Theres good news for Capitol Hill dwellers and Washingtonians living in the surrounding neighborhoods: Crime in the area decreased significantly last year. Even so, not every number was reassuring.
Many hospitable and far-removed destinations on the outer edges of the city are Metro-accessible. Here are a few suggestions for suitable day trips to consider as the weather warms.
The Washington hotel's previously invitation-only luncheons bring historians, novelists and journalists to talk about their books over a three-course meal and wine.
Capitol Police arrested six anti-abortion protesters staking out Speaker John Boehners office in the Longworth House Office Building on Wednesday.
Kellys Irish Times launched a new menu Thursday. For the first time in seven years, managers swapped old dishes for new ones and narrowed food choices from 65 items to 40.
Officer Michael Riley, a Senate Division cop who saved a colleagues life last year, has been named Februarys Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. That organization annually singles out 12 law enforcement officials among the nations 800,000-plus.
H Street restaurants offer deals this week, with some of the profits going to a local organization. Also: A bronze plaque commemorating the location of Providence Hospital at Providence Park disappeared Jan. 31.