Stories by Jessica Estepa:
Jan. 18, 2012
For 65 years, one World War II vet told the same story about the lost shell. Then he got word that it was still around and he contacted his Congressman to help him get it back.
Jan. 12, 2012
Bill Janklow, the former Republican governor and Representative at-large for South Dakota, died today of brain cancer. He was 72.
Jan. 1, 2012
Calling the musical types of Capitol Hill: Ebenezers Coffeehouse wants you to showcase your talents. The 201 F St. NE coffeehouse, which regularly hosts performances by local artists, will expand its musical repertoire when it begins hosting open mic nights Thursday.
Dec. 19, 2011
The latest exhibit at the National Building Museum, Unbuilt Washington, focuses on architecture plans for the federal city that never came to fruition.
Dec. 15, 2011
Ten design teams have come another step closer to redesigning a portion of the National Mall.
Dec. 13, 2011
Circumventing time-sucking filibusters? Arranging regular presidential-Congressional powwows? Abolishing vitriolic re-election ads? Thats what the comity-seeking No Labels organization is after with its nonpartisan plan to Make Congress Work.
Dec. 12, 2011
Unlike other political action committees, party and ideology don't matter to the Women Under Forty PAC. Age does.
Dec. 11, 2011
Senate Historian Donald Ritchie last week regaled the Senate Democrats lunch with the heartwarming history of the chambers Secret Santa exchanges. The hitch? There is no such tradition.
Dec. 6, 2011
Sen. Barbara Mikulski marked the start of the year by becoming the longest-serving female Senator in history. And near the end of the year, the Maryland Democrat became one of a handful of women who have been elected to Congress to be included in the National Womens Hall of Fame.
Nov. 28, 2011
The holiday season has arrived and, along with it, holiday parties. In a city swarming with people trying to outdo each other, hosts looking to make a big impression will want to serve the perfect drink, whether its a cocktail, a glass of wine or a beer.
Nov. 15, 2011
The book, now in its third printing, features the favorite recipes of past presidents and first ladies side by side with recipes for the favorite foods of Members of Congress.
Nov. 14, 2011
Those who are usually behind the scenes at Capitol Hill favorites were dressed to the nines as they gathered for the third annual Hilly Awards this past weekend.
Nov. 8, 2011
Julia Robey Christian is that rare breed, the native Washingtonian, and even rarer, the native Hill resident. She grew up in Southeast, long before trendy restaurants started opening on Barracks Row. With such a history comes a devotion to the neighborhood that is manifest on her blog, What the Hill.
Nov. 4, 2011
The ribbon has been cut, the neon sign is on and the beer is flowing: The Tune Inn is tuned in for business.
Nov. 4, 2011
Conservative happy hour First Friday is looking to generate some buzz for todays event, with organizers boasting in an email that they have a BIG special guest mingler lined up.
Nov. 2, 2011
Capitol Hill got a little stranger this week when Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of the Doors popped by.
Nov. 1, 2011
If one particular Senate staff was singing on Halloween, it might have gone something like, Were off to see Kay Hagan! Hagan of North Carolina!
Oct. 31, 2011
More than four months after a fire closed its doors, the Tune Inn will reopen this Friday.
Oct. 30, 2011
If HOH were around 70 years ago, we would have been writing about Cissy Patterson. At least, thats what weve gathered from the latest book by Amanda Smith.
Oct. 27, 2011
Those who worked with former Rep. Howard Wolpe agree: The Michigan Democrat did serious work, but he never took himself too seriously. Wolpe died Tuesday at his home in Saugatuck, Mich. He was 71.
Oct. 26, 2011
Fifteen design teams from 30 firms around the world were selected to advance to the second stage of the National Mall Design competition Wednesday.
Oct. 18, 2011
Barracks Row baron Xavier Cervera will continue to expand his restaurant empire around Capitol Hill. The Advisory Neighborhood Commission for Ward 6 approved Cerveras request for a restaurant license in a building across from Eastern Markets North Hall.
Oct. 16, 2011
Thousands of people filled West Potomac Park today for the postponed dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which included speeches by President Barack Obama and King's relatives.
Oct. 12, 2011
On the August day that the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opened to the public, the line stretched down Independence Avenue Southwest. After delays from Hurricane Irene, the memorial will finally be dedicated during a Sunday ceremony in West Potomac Park.
Oct. 5, 2011
Youd think that as a Pennsylvania native, Rep. Lou Barletta would have been glued to a TV screen as the Philadelphia Phillies took on the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. But HOH learned that Barletta is a lifelong Yankees fan.