- 3:00 am Monday, December 26th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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Covering the Congress is about a lot more than just sitting up in the press gallery and watching the floor debates of the U.S. House and Senate, as many of the more accomplished reporters instead spend much of their time roaming the historic hallways and back corridors of the U.S. Capitol, in order to chase down lawmakers of both parties.
Join me as we pull back the curtain a little.
Next week marks thirty years since I started work as a reporter on Capitol Hill; the Capitol building itself is a great blend of a regular office, a tourist destination and living [More]
- 2:00 pm Saturday, December 24th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
While the weather is not cold enough to provide a White Christmas in Washington, D.C., the holiday displays here in the nation’s capital will certainly be a big focus for residents and tourists alike, as the U.S. Capitol and the White House remain the biggest draws at this time of year.
I started my holiday photography at the Capitol, where the 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree comes from Idaho, harvested from the Payette National Forest.
Here was a picture I took looking away from the Capitol; you can see the setting sun peeking through the Capitol tree, with the Washington Monument visible [More]
- 9:45 pm Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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From time to time, it is always good to check a government website that announces ‘Federal Business Opportunities’ which might interest a variety of companies big and small around the United States. It’s a good way to see some of the mundane – and unusual things – that your tax dollars are being used for as well.
As I always stress, the mere listing of the following items does not raise questions about whether they are worthy of your tax dollars. That’s for others to decide.
Let’s take a look at some examples from Uncle Sam’s own website at fbo.gov.
- 2:27 pm Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 by Jami