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  1. Marco Rubio tried to defend his about-face on Donald Trump. Twitter didna t buy it.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Washington Post

    Sen. Marco Rubio questions witnesses during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, May 26, 2016, in Washington, DC. In case you missed it, the Florida senator is tweeting in his own voice again over at @marcorubio .


  2. Sen. Orrin Hatch reacts to meeting with Merrick Garland before it occursRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | Washington Post

    MAY 18: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch , , is flanked by House Speaker Ryan , , while signing the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, on Capitol Hill May18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Sen. Orrin Hatch hasn't yet met with Supreme Court nominee Merrick B. Garland for what has been a long anticipated encounter between the former Judiciary Committee chairman and the federal appeals court judge he has long praised.


  3. House Republicans take unprecedented step to upend local D.C. lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | The Washington Post

    Marchers walk up Pennsylvania Ave. to the Capitol to support statehood for the District of Columbia Friday April 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Amid a new push for statehood, D.C. confronts a wall of opposition in Republican-led Congress.


  4. Paul Ryan says he will not be rushed into a Trump endorsementRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | The Washington Post

    House Speaker Paul Ryan , followed by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , arrives for a news conference at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, May 24. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Wednesday he will not be rushed into an endorsement of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, tamping down speculation that he would declare his support in short order. "I haven't made a decision," Ryan told reporters summoned to his Capitol office suite.


  5. Accused Metro rapist had been identified as suspect in earlier indecent exposureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 24 | The Washington Post

    A week before John P. Hicks allegedly raped a woman on a Red Line Metro train last month, transit police identified him as a suspect in an indecent exposure incident on the same line, but did not immediately seek to arrest him, court records show. An eyewitness had videoed the incident and reported it to police.


  6. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx appoints 'special adviser' for Metro oversightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 23 | The Washington Post

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has appointed a veteran legal insider with strong personal ties to the Obama administration, to serve as his special adviser focused exclusively on fixing the Washington region's troubled Metro system. Kathryn Thomson, who was expected to leave her job as the Department of Transportation's top lawyer, instead will stay on as Foxx's special adviser on Metro oversight, The Washington Post has learned.


  7. House GOP Conference chair backs Trump, isolating Paul RyanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | The Washington Post

    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers , the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, announced her support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign late Wednesday, leaving House Speaker Paul D. Ryan as the last major GOP leader on Capitol Hill not to back Trump. McMorris Rodgers, who is the highest-ranking woman in the Republican congressional leadership, disclosed in a late-night Facebook post that she had cast an absentee ballot for Trump.


  8. Artisanal marijuana crabcakes: Is this the future of getting high?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | The Washington Post

    Matt Doherty teaches a class on how to make butter with cannabis during the "Blazed and Glazed" event at Mess Hall on Sunday May 15. As Matt Doherty wrapped up his cooking demonstration, a woman in the audience raised her hand to ask a question: How long would the cannabis-infused butter he had shown them how to make keep in the fridge? "I've never had it go bad," replied Doherty, the manager of a Capitol Hill hydroponic supply store. He paused.


  9. House advances bill to nullify D.C. election, assert fiscal control over capital cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | The Washington Post

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, flanked by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, left, and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, center rear, delivers remarks during a budget autonomy press conference at the John A. Wilson Building on Tuesday in Washington.


  10. As mosquito season shifts into high gear in the Washington region, so do Zika fearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 16 | The Washington Post

    John Montanaro, a technician with Mosquito Joe, mixes a mosquito barrier for a residential property in Rockville, Md., on May 10. Like a lot of pregnant women, Christine Kaineg carries a bag of supplies to get her through the day: Kind granola bars for hunger, a big bottle of Tums and a new staple - mosquito repellent. At almost eight months pregnant, the mom-to-be has read about the babies being born with severe brain abnormalities in Brazil and other countries, where birth defects have been linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.


  11. A fake Trump, a bagpiper and a guy with a ram's horn meet on the sidewalk...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 12 | The Washington Post

    Protestors and media gathered Thursday at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill, where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan were meeting. "God decided the election!" the man shouted, from underneath a giant and not-very-accurate papier-mA chA model of Donald Trump's head.


  12. Clinton calls for making D.C. the 51st state, blasts Trump for no position on issue of voting rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 11 | The Washington Post

    Democratic U.S. presidentialfront-runner Hillary Clinton speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC last year after meeting with congressional Democrats. In an op-Ed on Wednesday, she called for making D.C. the 51st state, which would give Democrats more clout in Congress.


  13. The top 10 new restaurants in the D.C. areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 10 | The Washington Post

    So many great places to eat debuted in Washington over the past year that Tom Sietsema decided to rank them. Here are his favorite newcomers.


  14. Washington-area obituaries of noteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 4 | The Washington Post

    Dick Davidson, 79, who spent 16 years as president of the American Hospital Association before retiring in 2007, died March 28 at his home in Annapolis. The cause was a heart attack, said a son, Andrew S. Davidson.


  15. National Park Service adds two LGBT sites to National Register of Historic PlacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 4 | Washington Post

    The National Park Service has added two properties commemorating the history of America's gays and lesbians to the National Register of Historic Places, including the Washington D.C. home of a separatist lesbian collective in the early 1970s. The decision Tuesday to add the Furies Collective , a Capitol Hill rowhouse in Southeast, and San Juan's Edificio Communidad de Orgullo Gay de Puerto Rico, comes as the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to recognize the contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans to the nation's past.


  16. Washington office buildings, not just downtown any moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 1 | The Washington Post

    For executives deciding where to lease office space in Washington, the decision used to be straightforward if not inexpensive: Downtown or Georgetown? The District's building boom since the recession has spawned the construction of new office buildings outside the capital's traditional hubs. That's brought jobs to increasingly distant corners of the city but prompted consternation in the more customary locations that are also defending against government cutbacks and companies squeezing their employees into ever smaller spaces.


  17. Remembering the District's great parking meter massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 30 | The Washington Post

    In 1997, a cache of stolen, decapitated parking meters was discovered behind a vacant building in Northeast Washington. I remember something that happened in D.C. in the 1990s, but I can't find confirmation of it anywhere.


  18. Can you find a good apartment without searching in person?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | The Washington Post

    Evanshainia Syiem did plenty of research on D.C. life and neighborhoods before she moved here from Cambodia in January. Grant Gregory is determined to avoid making the same housing mistake he did the first time he lived in D.C. Back in 2014, as a sophomore at the University of Iowa, Gregory accepted an internship with the U.S. Senate.


  19. An exorcist told us how to rid Ted Cruz of Lucifer, just in case John Boeher is rightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 28 | Washington Post

    Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign stop at Waukesha County Exposition Center on April 4 in Waukesha, Wis. One of the reasons that John Boehner was fun to have on Capitol Hill was that the former House speaker would just say things and then he'd make a funny face.


  20. Rupert Murdoch's 'man in Washington' is leaving top lobbyist post at 21st Century FoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Washington Post

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