National Election Advising Agency Officials Used Funds for Unnecessary Travel
The Election Assistance Commission's executive director allowed two of the four commissioners to work outside the Washington, D.C., area and agreed to pick up the costs of their travel to and from the office.
The Odds of a Major Flood in Washington, D.C., Will Quadruple by 2050
The one-in-100-year storm that hit our nation's capital last week is expected to become a one-in-25-year event by mid-century, according to D.C.'s own analysis.
Viewfinder: Demonstrators in D.C. Rally to Demand Impeachment Proceedings
Demonstrators from the pro-impeachment group By the People rally in the Cannon House Office Building Rotunda on Capitol Hill on May 14th, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Viewfinder: The One-Year Anniversary of the Trump Administration's Family Separation Policy
To mark the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration announcing its zero-tolerance family separation policy, a life-sized cage was set up by the group Families Belong Together on Capitol Hill.
Viewfinder: Senator Chris Murphy Holds a Press Conference With Fellow Democratic Senators on Protecting Medicaid
United States Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) speaks during a news conference on health care on April 30th, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Why Washington, D.C.'s Famous Cherry Blossoms Could Be Under Threat
Increased flooding in the Tidal Basin due to a sinking sea wall is creating unfriendly conditions for the iconic tree.
Viewfinder: House Democrats Ask Why the White House Supports an Effort to End Obamacare
Representative Steven Horsford (D-Nevada) speaks during a news conference on April 9th, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Viewfinder: Demonstrators Gather in D.C. to Protest Against NATO
Demonstrators protest against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization near the Department of State in Washington, D.C., on April 4th, 2019, as NATO ministers gather for a meeting.
Viewfinder: Washington State Governor Jay Inslee Testifies at a Hearing on Climate Change
Inslee, who is a candidate for president in 2020, has said that he will make climate change the centerpiece of his campaign.
Viewfinder: D.C. Area High School Students Protest Gun Violence
Students gather at a gun control rally at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on March 14th, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Viewfinder: The Middle Eastern Women's Coalition Calls for Omar's Resignation
Members of the Middle Eastern Women's Coalition call for the resignation of United States Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on March 6th, 2019.
Members of Congress Are Guaranteed Pay Through Shutdowns. Can All of Them Afford to Forgo Paychecks?
Over 100 members of Congress refused their paychecks in solidarity with unpaid workers.
The House Science Committee Just Held Its First Helpful Hearing on Climate Science in Years
Once most members could agree that climate change is real, they could start talking about the real question of what to do.
Viewfinder: Immigration Activists Demand Permanent Protection for Temporary Protected Status Holders
Immigration activists shout slogans as they protest outside Trump International Hotel during a march on February 12th, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Viewfinder: Visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.
People visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., for Martin Luther King Day on January 21st, 2019.
Scenes From the Swearing in of the Historic 116th Congress
A total of 127 women were sworn in to the 116th Congress as part of the most diverse class ever.
Some Mid-Term Races Are Still Up in the Air (in Photos)
Nearly two weeks after Election Day, we still don't know who will join the historic 116th Congress in every district.
A New National Park Service Proposal Could Restrict Protest in Washington, D.C.
The proposed changes could put a fee on protesting in the nation's capitol.
What the Research Says About (the Very Rare Phenomenon of) False Sexual Assault Allegations
Pacific Standard looks at the evidence about people who make false accusations of rape, and how to get the best information during sexual assault cases.
D.C. Considers a Bill Committing to 100 Percent Renewable Energy
The proposed act would require Washington, D.C., to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2032.