Stories by Mackenzie Weinger:
May 24, 2011
Members interest in the Civil War centers on legislation protecting the nations remaining battlefields and promoting a national discussion on the war.
May 20, 2011
The Death of Ellsworth, a new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, highlights the first Union officer killed in the Civil War.
May 18, 2011
Rep. Frank Lucas has been collecting coins since he was a child. His position as a Member of Congress gives him special access to his passion.
May 16, 2011
Reminders of New Orleans are spread throughout Rep. Jeff Landry's D.C. digs in the Cannon House Office Building, which he scored by getting the third pick in the office lottery earlier this year.
May 11, 2011
In Rep. Adrian Smiths case, those who can, teach. The Nebraska Republican turned the old saying on its head this spring after taking a second gig as a George Washington University professor.
May 9, 2011
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Sen. Chris Coons. The Delaware Democrat dishes about his caffeine addiction and busy life that unfortunately means no sports or movies.
May 9, 2011
Rep. John Micas love affair with art takes him to Italy each year and keeps him on the lookout for interesting pieces to add to his collection.
May 3, 2011
For Rep. Mo Brooks, last week was anything but a recess.
April 29, 2011
After spending four years as the planets most organized man, retired Rear Adm. Stephen Rochon is bidding adieu to his role as the White Houses chief usher.
April 29, 2011
Its not just Rick Santorum. York, Maine, also has a Google problem.
April 28, 2011
Although pundits love to say each election season is the nastiest of all time, history buffs and collectors know better. Malicious political campaigns and their venomous and hilarious slogans are nothing new in American politics.
April 24, 2011
When Sen. Thad Cochran called up HOH to chat, he regaled us with stories of his family history and the Mississippi Republican dropped a fascinating tidbit about his childhood.
April 22, 2011
Recently released documents detailing the plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens offer new insights into the accident but do not point to a specific cause.
April 18, 2011
Who was the biggest celebrity at Saturdayís Taste of the South Gala? Anyone? Anyone?
April 15, 2011
For the Civil Wars sesquicentennial, Shelby Footes The Civil War: A Narrative is being re-released Tuesday in a special box set featuring American Homer, a collection of new essays edited by Jon Meacham.
April 13, 2011
Rep. Karen Bass may not be Congress most prolific user of Twitter or Facebook, but shes still making a play for geeky dominance.
April 13, 2011
Harold Holzer compiled the best writing from an out-of-print series on the Civil War for a new book.
April 8, 2011
The Michigan-based Hillsdale College, which the National Review once touted as a citadel of American conservatism, opened the Allan P. Kirby Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship just a stones throw from the Capitol.
April 6, 2011
Filmmaker Cintia Cabibs newest work, A Community of Gardeners, focuses on seven local gardens and follows a diverse mix of gardeners through several seasons.
April 4, 2011
Despite their small numbers or maybe because of them the capitals soccer fans are a die-hard group, including staffer Charlie Armstrong, who still laughs about the time armed guards escorted him from a soccer game in Chile.
March 28, 2011
The National Building Museums new exhibit, Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière, brings the artists' numerous mosaics and murals, scattered around D.C., into focus.
March 25, 2011
Liberty Smith, a musical about a fictional American revolutionary who participates in some of the most prominent moments of the Revolution, has settled onto the stage at Ford's Theatre and runs through May 21.
March 18, 2011
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, which kicks off Saturday and runs through April 10, will help raise disaster relief money for earthquake-stricken Japan.
March 16, 2011
To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America focuses on a lesser-known artist who painted desolate crossroads and stark, snow-filled landscapes.
March 14, 2011
The National Portrait Gallerys new exhibition, Calders Portraits: A New Language, features wire art twisted into images such as faces.