She didn't seem too bothered by the number, saying it was better than her days working as a congressional aide in one of the office annexes.
She didn't seem too bothered by the number, saying it was better than her days working as a congressional aide in one of the office annexes.
Drilling, banging, buzzing – the Capitol’s majestic presence has been hidden beneath towers of scaffolding pipes as part of the 150-year-old dome’s restoration.
If you couldn't make it to the National Mall on Veterans Day...
 
 
 
Sean McMinn Nov 21, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Chinese graduate student Cong Zhang, 24, who will earn a master’s degree from George Washington University in May, is looking for an American company to sponsor her so she can obtain a visa to work here. If not, she may take her American degree elsewhere. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnClick on photo to enlarge or download: Chinese graduate student Cong Zhang, 24, who will earn a master’s degree from George Washington University in May, is looking for an American company to sponsor her so she can obtain a visa to work here. If not, she may take her American degree elsewhere. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnWASHINGTON – Walking away from a Metro stop at the George Washington University campus, Varun Gondegaonkar didn’t look different from other students there.

Lucas Daprile Nov 20, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama holds up a flash memory card during an awards ceremony Thursday in the East Room of the White House Thursday. Eli Herari, co-founder of SanDisk Corporation and inventor of flash memory, and received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama holds up a flash memory card during an awards ceremony Thursday in the East Room of the White House Thursday. Eli Herari, co-founder of SanDisk Corporation and inventor of flash memory, and received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON - One invented a non-invasive way to remove blood clots. Others broke down barriers in their fields. One invented flash memory that stores photos and data and founded a company to produce it.

Kara Mason Nov 19, 2014

 

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Rep.-elect Ken Buck, center, examines office floor plans with Ritika Rodrigues, chief of staff, and Greg Brophy, before picking an office that was among his top five. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Rep.-elect Ken Buck, center, examines office floor plans with Ritika Rodrigues, chief of staff, and Greg Brophy, before picking an office that was among his top five. SHFWire photo by Kara Mason

Newly elected representatives went through the tradition Wednesday of drawing lots for their new office spaces. Scripps Howard Foundation Wire followed three new members: Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Barbara Comstock, R-Va., and Ken Buck, R-Colo.

WASHINGTON – Fifty-five freshman House members gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday to accomplish one important piece of business: claiming an office for the next two years.

Lorain Watters Nov 19, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Rep.-elect Ted Lieu, D-Calif., left, and Andrew Lachman, transition aide, gather their notes and determine a plan of action for which office suites to visit first on the probability that another new House members hasn’t claimed them yet. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on photo to enlarge or download: Rep.-elect Ted Lieu, D-Calif., left, and Andrew Lachman, transition aide, gather their notes and determine a plan of action for which office suites to visit first on the probability that another new House members hasn’t claimed them yet. SHFWire photo by Lorain Watters

Newly elected representatives went through the tradition Wednesday of drawing lots for their new office spaces. Scripps Howard Foundation Wire followed three new members: Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Barbara Comstock, R-Va., and Ken Buck, R-Colo.

WASHINGTON – From sunny California to wintry D.C., Rep.-elect Ted Lieu, D-Calif., donned  his winter coat and scarf to attend Wednesday’s lottery for office space for new members of Congress.

Lucas Daprile Nov 19, 2014

Rocky Asutsa Nov 19, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Kenyan-born Erick Fernandes, World Bank adviser on climate change and natural resources, and Ambassador Robinson Githae, shake hands at a reception celebrating the official start of Githae’s duties in Washington. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaClick on photo to enlarge or download: Kenyan-born Erick Fernandes, World Bank adviser on climate change and natural resources, and Ambassador Robinson Githae, shake hands at a reception celebrating the official start of Githae’s duties in Washington. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaWASHINGTON – Kenya's new ambassador to the U.S. will not be focusing on aid and grants during his tour but will instead focus on developing partnerships and trade. He outlined his vision at a reception Tuesday after presenting his credentials to President Barack Obama at the White House.

Lorain Watters Nov 18, 2014


Click on image to enlarge or download: Graphic by Sean McMinn. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on image to enlarge or download: Graphic by Sean McMinn. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersWASHINGTON – Drilling, banging, buzzing – the Capitol’s majestic presence has been hidden beneath towers of scaffolding pipes as part of the 150-year-old dome’s restoration.

Kara Mason Nov 18, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., who lost his re-election bid, may release a classified report about U.S. interrogation techniques. If he does so on the Senate floor, the Constitution would protect him. Senate photoClick on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., who lost his re-election bid, may release a classified report about U.S. interrogation techniques. If he does so on the Senate floor, the Constitution would protect him. Senate photoWASHINGTON – The consequences of unleashing a 6,300-page report about CIA interrogations post 9-11 could make or break Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s career. The Democratic senator hasn’t said if he will release details, only that he is interested in doing so. But if he does, he may be protected by the Constitution.

Lorain Watters Nov 13, 2014

If you couldn't make it to the National Mall on Veterans Day...

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Nov 12, 2014

By Lucas Daprile, Rocky Asutsa and Lorain Watters

Kara Mason Nov 11, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: The Air Force Color Guard of the Military District of Washington presents colors Tuesday at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonClick on photo to enlarge or download: The Air Force Color Guard of the Military District of Washington presents colors Tuesday at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonWASHINGTON – Photojournalist Therese Hughes decided she wanted to do her part in honoring female veterans by telling their stories through portraits.

Ayana Stewart Nov 11, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: National Park Service volunteers stand with World War II veterans during a Tuesday ceremony at the National World War II Memorial. About a dozen veterans were honored during the ceremony. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartClick on photo to enlarge or download: National Park Service volunteers stand with World War II veterans during a Tuesday ceremony at the National World War II Memorial. About a dozen veterans were honored during the ceremony. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartWASHINGTON – As World War II veterans and their families solemnly bowed their heads, Army Chaplain Michael Jaques prayed.

Lorain Watters Nov 10, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald says that the Veterans Choice Program will be a solution for better access to health care than the current system. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on photo to enlarge or download: Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald says that the Veterans Choice Program will be a solution for better access to health care than the current system. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersWASHINGTON – Subpar health care and benefits for veterans has been a long-term problem, but with the restructuring of the Veterans Affairs department, that may change.

Rocky Asutsa Nov 7, 2014

 Click on image to enlarge or downloadClick on image to enlarge or downloadWASHINGTON – The federal law regulating how oil and gas companies that use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to inject fracking fluids into the ground is too lax, an environmental group says in a new report.

Lorain Watters Nov 7, 2014

WASHINGTON – The government is divided, a Democrat leading a Republican-driven Congress, but they can still work together: That is the hope of No Labels.

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