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  1. Ep. 42: D.C. Establishment Anxiously Awaits Trump's First Address to CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Roll Call

    President Donald Trump will address a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28 and no one knows what to expect from this most unpredictable of presidents. It's another episode in the Washington reality show that is Trump's presidency and representatives and senators are extras, perhaps against their will, in the drama.


  2. With No Vote in Congress, D.C. Residents Find Power in CashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Roll Call

    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz is fast becoming a target of Washington, D.C., residents, upset about his efforts to overturn local laws. It was only the second political contribution Sarah Carr had made in her life.


  3. Word on the Hill: Chocolate TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Roll Call

    A new survey finds that 94 percent of Americans want candy or chocolate for Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is on Tuesday and chocolate is what Americans want most for the holiday, according to a survey by the National Confectioners Association .


  4. Word on the Hill: D.C. Rated Fourth Best in Highway Safety LawsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Roll Call

    Despite how you feel about your morning commute, D.C. has good highway safety laws. Happy February! Here's some good news - your commute around Washington, D.C., isn't as bad as you think.


  5. Capitol's Top Cops Prepare for Joint SessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Roll Call

    Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Frank J. Larkin greets President Donald Trump after his swearing-in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 as Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and Vice President Mike Pence look on. The Capitol's top law enforcement officers are applying what they learned from this month's presidential inauguration to prepare for Capitol Hill's next big event - President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress - in a city that has been wracked by protests ever since Trump was sworn in.


  6. Network of Mormons on Capitol Hill Lend Each Other a HandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Roll Call

    Gordon Larsen, right, and Ryan Martin are the co-chairmen of the Latter-day Saints Staff Association. Like other staffer groups, the Latter-day Saints Staff Association is based around building a network.


  7. Numerous Inauguration Protests: From Nonviolent Chants to Bricks-in-WindowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Roll Call

    On Inaugural Day in Washington, some twenty-something, left-leaning protesters dressed in black threw bricks into the windows of local storefronts. Elsewhere, sixty-something antiwar activists held up colorful signs and coordinated peaceful chants.


  8. Live Coverage of Donald Trump's InaugurationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Roll Call

    JANUARY 20: Choir members wearing plastic rain gear prepare for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.


  9. Counter Parties in D.C. Surrounding the InaugurationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Roll Call

    Capitol staffers cheered from balconies as hundreds of Washington, D.C.,-area high school students march to protest the election of Donald Trump in November. As workers toil to return the National Mall and its surroundings to its pre-inaugural state, a crowd estimated in the hundreds of thousands is expected to gather on Saturday for the Women's March on Washington.


  10. Word on the Hill: The Day BeforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Roll Call

    Workers put the finishing touches on the platform at the Capitol on Tuesday for Donald Trump's inauguration. There's an event in Union Station tonight and the Massachusetts Avenue Northwest exit to the station will be closed for security reasons starting around 7 p.m., according to WMATA .


  11. Pot Advocates Protest Jeff Sessions' AG NominationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2016 | Roll Call

    Members of the Washington, D.C., marijuana rights group DCMJ stand outside the Capitol Hill office of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions on Monday to protest his statements on marijuana use. A small group of marijuana advocates protested Sen. Jeff Sessions ' potential confirmation as attorney general at the Capitol on Monday, saying it could roll back years of state-based progress toward legalization.


  12. Word on the Hill: Time for a Women's Museum?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | Roll Call

    New York Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney is set to attend the presentation by the American Museum of Women's History Congressional Commission on Wednesday. The American Museum of Women's History Congressional Commission will present its official recommendations to Congress at 4:30 p.m. in the Capitol room H-137.


  13. Hundreds of D.C. Students Protest Trump ElectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | Roll Call

    Hundreds of Washington, D.C.-area high school students swarm the plaza of the U.S. Supreme Court as they march through the nation's capital on Tuesday to protest the election of Donald Trump as President. Hundreds of high school students walked out of their D.C.-area schools Tuesday afternoon to protest the election of President-elect Donald Trump.


  14. Newly Elected House Members Arrive for OrientationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | Roll Call

    Rep.-elect Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., arrives at the Capitol Hill Hotel for orientation. Rochester will be the first woman and African American to represent the state in Congress.


  15. This Swing-District Republican Is Sticking With Donald TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | Roll Call

    Most Republicans running for Congress in toss-up seats might be distancing themselves from Donald Trump, but Danny Tarkanian is proving the exception. A perennial candidate now seeking a House seat with a slight Democratic registration advantage, he's dismissing the notion that the presidential contest is anything other than a binary choice.


  16. When Campaigning Means Not Knowing About Your Potential JobRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | Roll Call

    Some House and Senate challengers display an outright ignorance of the place where they hope to make their new careers, writes David Hawkings. The Phi Beta Kappa biochemist doesn't press for admission to medical school by deriding its faculty as lazy and the curriculum as behind the times.


  17. Mike Pence Makes Surprise Visit to Pentagon 9/11 MemorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2016 | Roll Call

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential nominee, and his wife Karen made an unannounced visit to the September 11 Memorial at the Pentagon on Saturday. On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the Sept.


  18. 'Homicide in the House' Features a Spooky Shutdown Driven Capitol HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | Roll Call

    Readers were first introduced to Marshall in 2015, when Colleen J. Shogan, a senior executive at the Library of Congress, published the first book in her Washington Whodunit series, "Stabbing in the Senate." Now Marshall is back as the legislative director for a freshman congresswoman from North Carolina in Shogan's second book, "Homicide in the House," which was released in June.


  19. Comey Defends Not Pursuing Charges Against ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2016 | Roll Call

    FBI Director James Comey testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 7, 2016.Comey is testifying on his July 5 recommendation that no charges be brought over US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state, saying the investigation does not support a criminal prosecution. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS FBI Director James B. Comey on Thursday defended his decision to not pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton saying the investigation was handled "by people who didn't give a hoot about politics."


  20. Larry Pressler's Independent StreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Roll Call

    Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler poses for a picture in his home office in Washington, D.C. Onetime Republican lawmaker Larry Pressler attempted to shake up the establishment in 2014, plotting a return to Capitol Hill nearly 20 years after leaving office.   Pressler's comeback bid didn't take.


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