Washington Bids Farewell to John Dingell

February 14, 2019

Holy Trinity Church on 36th Street in Georgetown was overfilling with love — and with people — for Dingell, who died on Feb. 7 in Michigan at the age of 92 from complications due to prostate cancer.

State of the Union Speech Dominated by Women

February 7, 2019

When the president acknowledged their historic numbers in Congress, the entire block of white-clothed Democratic women leaped up from their seats and started cheering.

Capitol Buzz: Finger Food, Pelosi Vote, Her Grandkids

December 10, 2018

This week’s column explains the “toothpick rule,” Nancy Pelosi’s apparent two-vote margin to be elected speaker of the House and the nonpartisan affection for congressional grandchildren.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Pelosi, Diversity, Press Credentials

November 19, 2018

Our writer looks at Georgetowner Nancy Pelosi’s chances, the diversity of the 116th Congress and two cases, past and present, of a correspondent’s expulsion.

Pelosi Donates Speaker’s Gavel, Suit to Smithsonian (photos)

March 8, 2018

Also among the donated items: the speech Nancy Pelosi gave when sworn in as speaker of the House, the Congressional Record containing the speech and the tally sheet of the vote electing her.

Women March on Trump’s First-Year Anniversary

January 24, 2018

Thousands of activists brandishing signs and sporting signature pink “pussycats” gathered on the National Mall and marched to the White House on Saturday, Jan. 20. Participating in the 2018 Women’s […]

Women March on Trump’s First-Year Anniversary (photos)

January 22, 2018

According to the event’s organizers, a key aim of the Jan. 20 event was to encourage women to engage in the political process, including running for office.