Capitol / Capitol Hill Map / National Mall (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Capitol / Capitol Hill Map / National Mall (Click here for Google map) “The Capitol” is the United States Capitol Building, the building in which Congress meets. The Capitol is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (“The Capitol” is not “the Capital” and Capitol … Read more

Advice for Congressional Interns

Are you contemplating a stint as a Congressional intern? Most of these internships are not paid, but the competition for them is still high. Some of the most powerful people in Washington began their careers as interns on Capitol Hill. Former Vice President Dick Cheney began his political career as an intern for Rep. William … Read more

Washington Post “Shopping Guide” is a very wasteful

If you live in the Washington, DC, area, you probably receive “The Washington Post ‘Shopping Guide’” in your mailbox. Or in the case of some of us, it is shoved through a mail slot, where it scatters all over the floor, and is a royal pain to pick up. Especially if you have a physical … Read more

“Likely D.C. traffic problems during nuclear security summit”

Washington commuters know about the demands of hosting national and international events. Still, they are in for a rare and challenging experience Monday and Tuesday [April 12-13, 2010], when world leaders gather at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for a nuclear security summit. . . .We know which streets are marked for closing, but … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 23 (23rd Amendment – Presidential Vote for District of Columbia)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 23 (Twenty-Third Amendment) Amendment XXIII. (Presidential Vote for District of Columbia) Passed by Congress June 16, 1960. Ratified March 29, 1961. Section 1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct: A number of electors of … Read more

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Steve Roberts

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite things about living in our nation’s capital. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites” Steve Roberts (bio), a journalist, political commentator, and the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, shares his … Read more

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Ron Faucheux

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite things about living in our nation’s capital. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites” Ron Faucheux (bio), former Chief of Staff for Senator Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana), shares his favorites. Five most interesting places to visit The Tidal Basin during the cherry … Read more

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Dan Parks

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite things about living in our nation’s capital. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites” Dan Parks (bio), an editor at Congressional Quarterly, shares his favorites. Best place to take an out-of-town guest to show off your knowledge of the Washington area … Read more

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Mike Koempel

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite things about living in our nation’s capital. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites” Mike Koempel (bio), co-author of the Congressional Deskbook, shares his favorites. Places Woodrow Wilson House, web site, 2340 S Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-387-4062 Lincoln Memorial at … Read more