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Gun In Holster

Marine Arrested on Gun Charges on Capitol Grounds

A Marine detailed to the office of California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. has been arrested for possession of an unregistered firearm after a loaded .45 caliber handgun was discovered in his vehicle.

08/04/2015

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Feds Charge Retired Hill Staffer With Wire Fraud

A federal grand jury has indicted a former Capitol Hill staffer on wire fraud charges, saying he used his status as a Senate aide to bilk women out of $500,000.

05/28/2015

Mitch McConnell

Obama Sends Handwritten Note To McConnell

The president’s note thanked the Senate’s top Republican for backing the confirmation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

05/11/2015

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Schumer To Dems: Make Government Help Workers

The Senate Democrats’ top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more.

11/25/2014

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Pot-Friendly States Team Up on Capitol Hill

Members of Congress from states with legal pot urged their colleagues Thursday not to stand in the way of expanded legalization and to approve measures that would make it easier for marijuana businesses to operate.

11/13/2014

Jeff Hulbert from Annapolis, Maryland, dressed in a protective suit and mask holds a poster demanding for a halt of all flights from West Africa, as he protests outside the White House in Washington, DC on October 16, 2014. Top US health officials faced a grilling Thursday by lawmakers infuriated over the nation's fumbling response to the Ebola outbreak, as the Obama administration scrambles to contain the disease's spread. (Photo: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Annapolis Man, Republicans Press for Ebola Travel Ban

House Republicans demanded a travel ban from Ebola-ravaged West Africa Thursday, calling it the only sure way to protect Americans from the virus’s deadly reach. Administration officials resisted, as anxiety over the disease raced through the country and rattled the White House and Capitol Hill.

10/16/2014

OMA + OLIN design selected for the 11th Street Bridge Park. (Photo credit: BridgePark.org)

Design For 11th Street Bridge Park Chosen

After a seven month nationwide competition, the winning design for a planned park on the old 11th Street Bridge that connected D.C.’s Capitol Hill and Anacostia neighborhoods has been chosen.

10/16/2014

U.S. Capitol Building

Statehood Hearing For D.C. Unlikely to Spur Change

Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn’t mean residents of the nation’s capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill.

09/15/2014

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D.C. Statehood to Get Hearing on Capitol Hill

The long-dormant debate over statehood for the District of Columbia is about to be revived on Capitol Hill.

09/08/2014

Musicians on the National Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

National Symphony to Perform in D.C.’s Brookland, NoMa Neighborhoods

The National Symphony Orchestra plans to take its music to the northeast Washington neighborhoods of Brookland and NoMa next year.

06/25/2014

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