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Speaker John Boehner expressed optimism on Wednesday about House action by year's end on stalled efforts to overhaul immigration as Republicans discussed possible limited steps to deal with the contentious issue. Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Boehner ‘Hopeful’ Of Immigration Action This Year

Speaker John Boehner expressed optimism on Wednesday about House action by year’s end on stalled efforts to overhaul immigration as Republicans discussed possible limited steps to deal with the contentious issue.

10/23/2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno salute as U.S. Army soldiers carry the flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Pfc. Cody J. Patterson during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base on Oct. 9, 2013 in Dover, Del. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Charity To Pay For Military Death Benefits During Government Shutdown

The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.

10/10/2013

Storms Sweep DC Area

What To Do With One Day In Washington DC

When you only have one day in the District, here are the top five things to do to get a glimpse of DC culture.

10/05/2013

Go Trick-Or-Treating

Best Neighborhoods For Trick-Or-Treating In Washington DC

When Halloween comes around, Washingtonians like to get their spook on. Although nothing can be scarier than a politician, here are the best neighborhoods to score the goods when you’re out trick-or-treating.

10/04/2013

Why Did Capitol Hill Police Open Fire?

CBS News correspondent John Miller reports there will likely be an internal investigation into the Capitol Hill car chase that ended with the driver dead.

10/04/2013

Police inspect a black Infiniti with Connecticut plates after chasing and shooting the driver. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sources: Miriam Carey ID’d As Driver Killed In Capitol Shooting

Sources tell CBS News 34-year-old Miriam Carey was the driver who was killed after ramming White House barricades and leading police on a chase to the Capitol.

10/04/2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Capitol Hill – in a trip he stated was “largely for immigration” -- to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Zuckerberg Lobbies Congress on Immigration, Says 11 Million People Treated Unfairly

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Capitol Hill – in a trip he stated was “largely for immigration” — to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation.

09/18/2013

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). (Photo: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Women's Campaign Fund)

Iraq War Vet in Congress Opposes Syria Strike

One of the two female Iraq war veterans in Congress said Monday she opposes President Barack Obama’s push for punitive military strikes against Syria.

09/09/2013

Beloved Frager's hardware opens paint store at 1129 PA Ave., SE. (Credit: Heather Curtis/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Frager’s Hardware Store Re-Opens Paint Section After Fire

A Capitol Hill hardware store that burned in a fire in June is re-opening the paint store portion of its business.

09/07/2013

After changing course and deciding to seek congressional approval for military action, Obama is confronted with one of his most difficult foreign policy tests and faces a Congress divided over the unavoidably tough vote-of-conscience on overseas conflict rather than the more customary partisan fights over domestic policy. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In Push For Syria Action, Obama Faces Difficult Foreign Policy Leadership Test

President Barack Obama, working to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, hosted two leading Capitol Hill foreign policy hawks for talks and directed his national security team to testify before Congress in a determined effort to sell his plan for limited missile strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

09/02/2013

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