Stories by Aaron Guerrero:
May 14, 2012
The classic Carpenters’ tune “Rainy Days and Mondays” would have been a perfect play Monday night against the backdrop of a wet, soggy and desolate National Mall.
May 9, 2012
Other than spring rain, nothing can put a damper on the Congressional softball season like not being able to find a place to play.
May 9, 2012
Beth Preiss brought some hardball tradition to the softball field Wednesday night.
May 8, 2012
When it comes to proper equipment, the Senate and Congressional softball leagues pull no punches.
May 8, 2012
The permit conquers all.
April 29, 2012
It’s Recess Monday, when HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) talks about his preference for Spider-Man over Batman and the most memorable concert he attended.
April 25, 2012
Democrats and Republicans are used to hurling barbs at each other. On Saturday, theyll have the chance to hurl dodgeballs instead. LivingSocial, the D.C.-based website, is hosting the partisan-themed tournament from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Yards Park in Southeast D.C.
April 20, 2012
Kyle Andersons career on Capitol Hill got off to a late start. The new communications director for Rules ranking member Louise Slaughter (N.Y.) graduated from college in 1989 as a political science major, but he wouldnt begin his career as a Hill staffer until 18 years later.
April 13, 2012
The author of two self-published books, Robert Pohl released his latest effort, Wicked Capitol Hill: An Unruly History of Behaving Badly, last week. The book chronicles some of Capitol Hills most legendary scandals, ranging from duels to murder to sex.
April 8, 2012
It’s recess Monday, and that means HOH takes a little time to get to know a Member of Congress through five questions. This week, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) talks about his all-time favorite Keystone State politician and his preference for BlackBerrys.
April 7, 2012
As Members of Congress begin preparing for this summers 51st Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, Republicans are faced with two challenges: replacing their longtime pitching ace and neutralizing a rising Democratic star.
April 3, 2012
Rep. Louise Slaughter fell and broke her leg at an event in New York City today.
March 30, 2012
Hannah Walker spent years as a staffer on Capitol Hill, including time in an office at the heart of a scandal. Still, the Memphis native never lost her passion for public service or the institution.
March 28, 2012
As a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, Andrew Biggs studies one of the most contentious issues: the pay differential between public-sector and private-sector employees.
March 26, 2012
Tuesday is here again, and that means it’s time for HOH to catch up with another Member of Congress. Today, it’s Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), who talks about her introduction to beer and gives advice for student council presidents.
March 21, 2012
The District of Columbia, subject to wide-reaching Congressional control, seldom gets to determine what happens to a swath of land as ripe for possibilities as that of Reservation 13, a 67-acre area along the bank of the Anacostia River.
March 20, 2012
When Earnestine Sweeting began teaching her students about the 1863 New York City draft riots, she carried them beyond textbooks and into history, courtesy of the Library of Congress.
March 16, 2012
Its little secret that many Members of Congress like to write. Some begin working on their books while in office, churning out pages in between committee meetings or trips back to their districts. Others dont even contemplate writing a book until the twilight of their careers or years removed from it.
March 12, 2012
Every week HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) talks about the Crimson Tide in the NCAA basketball tournament, his love of Starbucks and his favorite Southern dish.
March 12, 2012
Rep. William Lacy Clay spent 17 years in the Missouri state Legislature. In 2000, he was elected to the U.S. House, following in his fathers footsteps. But he also gained an invaluable political education as an assistant doorman in the Office of the Doorkeeper from 1978 to 1983.
March 9, 2012
Even before coming to Capitol Hill, Elizabeth Stower had a background deeply rooted in politics. The new legislative assistant for Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) spent considerable time as a child on the campaign trail in the Badger State.
March 1, 2012
This years National Cherry Blossom Festival is sure to lure millions of people to the nations capital. It also will lure millions of dollars to the region.
Feb. 14, 2012
The late Sen. Walter George (D-Ga.) lived a full life, but there is no full-fledged biography of him. It has been next to impossible to give muscular definition to his time in public office because he preserved virtually none of his personal papers. Its a cautionary tale for Members who hope to illuminate their legacy for historians and interested citizens.
Feb. 13, 2012
The primary duties of Members of Congress filling the roles that their spouses left behind is the same as every other Member: tend to the needs of their constituents and be a legislator.
Feb. 10, 2012
For some, running for class president is a way to move up (or onto) the high school social ladder. For Matthew Stroia, it was the springboard into a career in politics.