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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

Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Capitol Hill Intern Attempts to Crowdfund Unpaid Internship

They say money can’t buy happiness, but it might buy one Nevada college student success. Jessica Padron started a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com to raise the funds she needs to spend four months working and living in D.C. as an unpaid Capitol Hill intern.

08/13/2013

President Barack Obama at Nationals Park. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Washington Agree on Anything? Yes, the Nats

Other ballclubs may stake the claim to “America’s team,” but when it comes to the nation’s political class, it’s the Washington Nationals in a landslide.

08/08/2013

President Barack Obama walks to a meeting with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill, on July 31, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama To Dems: ‘You’re On The Right Side Of History’ On Health Care, Immigration

President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Democrats nervous about the impact of his health care law and the prospects for immigration legislation, telling them “You’re on the right side of history.”

07/31/2013

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Report Dismisses DC Autonomy Referendum

A report from House Republicans is dismissing the District’s budget autonomy referendum as nonbinding.

07/17/2013

File photo of strawberries. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Agricultural Leaders Plead With Congress For Immigration Bill With More Lenient Rules For Hiring Farm Workers

From Christmas tree growers in the Appalachians to Wisconsin dairy farmers and producers of California’s diverse abundance of fruits and vegetables, agricultural leaders are pleading with Congress for an immigration bill that includes more lenient and less complex rules for hiring farm workers.

07/08/2013

Thomas Maslin (credit: WUSA9)

Md. Man Gets Nearly 25 Years in Prison for Capitol Hill Beating

The man who used a baseball bat during a brutal assault in Eastern Market last summer was sentenced Tuesday to more than 24 years in prison.

07/02/2013

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