Stories by Jonathan Easley:
Oct. 21, 2011
Can an Ernest Hemingway-themed bar help bridge the gap between the U.S. and Cuba? Theres been some speculation that the Hemingway Bar, set to open next month in the Cuban Interests Section the diplomatic mission of Cuba in Washington, D.C., contains an implied diplomatic message.
Oct. 17, 2011
Every week, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) talks about finding inspiration in the Detroit Lions and Tigers no bears and that Mercury is his car brand of choice.
Oct. 11, 2011
Former Sen. Chris Dodd is taking Washington to Hollywood. Dodd, now the chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, announced new staff hires today that pull from his days in Congress.
Oct. 9, 2011
If youre looking to connect with the Colorado electorate, youd better know your way around a mountain. Not only has the states senior Senator, Mark Udall, climbed 93 of the states 100 highest peaks, but hes also conquered Mount McKinley in Alaska, Mount Kangchenjunga in the Himalayas and Mount Aconcagua in South America.
Oct. 7, 2011
The home building industry has been hit hard by the economic downturn, but one Washington-area contractor sees it as an opportunity.
Oct. 5, 2011
The distance between houses in parts of Pennsylvanias York County is best measured in miles. Landowners account for the size of their properties in acres, dogs follow their horse-riding owners out to pasture, and farmhands push wheelbarrows full of horse feed, manure or dirt.
Sept. 28, 2011
Former Rep. Richard Mallary, who briefly represented Vermont in the 1970s, died at age 82.
Sept. 21, 2011
Academy Award nominees, Pulitzer Prize winners, state poet laureates and best-selling authors will descend on the National Mall this weekend for the National Book Festival.
Sept. 19, 2011
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week was easy Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is a movie buff, Internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and social media enthusiast.
Sept. 16, 2011
A local startup has plans to turn grease from local restaurants into a profit, but the projects future could hinge on the extension of a federal tax credit for biofuels.
Sept. 15, 2011
Former Sen. Chris Dodd, now the chairman and CEO of Hollywoods top lobbying organization, the Motion Picture Association of America, announced new staff hires today that pull from his days in Congress.
Sept. 14, 2011
Former Republican Sen. Malcolm Wallop died at his home in northern Wyoming on Wednesday, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) announced on the Senate floor.
Sept. 12, 2011
A planned upgrade of a train tunnel that runs underneath Virginia Avenue Southeast could create a headache for Capitol Hill commuters from next year through 2015.
Sept. 12, 2011
Travel through Union Station will soon get a little bit hairier.
Sept. 2, 2011
In sharing their memories of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Members and staff recall the dueling senses of terror and togetherness that framed the day.
Aug. 24, 2011
The White House this week turned its attention to a modest domestic initiative: the cleaning and maintenance of its 35 chimneys.
Aug. 23, 2011
An unidentified individual in Northern Virginia is shaking up the electoral process for the entire region.
Aug. 19, 2011
The Library of Congress will lose nearly 10 percent of its workforce by Nov. 3.
Aug. 19, 2011
Government transparency advocates are pressing for the next head of the Congressional Research Service to make its reports public.
Aug. 16, 2011
Former Ohio Rep. Robert Norton Shamansky died at his home in Bexley, Ohio, last week. He was 84.