Keeping Up With the Uptons
Strange things happen on the Hill all the time. In fact, it’s strange when something strange doesn’t happen. Yesterday, supermodel Kate Upton was in town with fiancé and pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, Justin Verlander. The two were in DC for a three-game series between the Washington Nationals and the Detroit Tigers …
WATCH LIVE: Snowfall from the FamousDC Offices
Here’s something from Washington, DC, that won’t make you want to throw your phone across the room. No speeches. No politicians. No media pundits. It’s just a pure, uninterrupted livestream during the snowstorm in Washington DC, as seen from the FamousDC offices. Inspired by Speaker Ryan’s team. Best enjoyed with …
Paul Kane on His A-Game
Look at PKCapitol go!
Hyper Hill: Ladybugged
Southern Maryland high school seniors are the worst [they let 72,000 ladybugs loose in their school] DC is more energy efficient than [San Francisco and Seattle] Free range parents almost off the hook [cleared of neglect in one case] Area man parks car with rice cooker and propane tank in …
Life on The Hill: Legislative Correspondent
When you work on the Hill, certain tasks can take over the time you spend at the job. We polled all of the LCs and former LCs we could get in touch with to ask how their time is spent at work. This week, we have how a legislative correspondent’s day can be divided.
Best Reactions to the “50 Most Beautiful” List
There have been a lot of reactions to The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful List, a tradition 11 years in the running, but we’ve collected a few of the best here. Enjoy. Best Use of Smarmy Sarcasm “Scientifically speaking, the most beautiful person on the hill would be a well-oiled sailor …
Don Young Not Afraid of Anything
Hannah Hess at Roll Call reported some badass news last night: Republican Rep. Don Young, the self-described “alpha wolf” of Alaska politics, allegedly barged through the police line established to prevent members of Congress and staff from entering the Capitol following the spill. According to multiple sources, Young told an …
Famous Friday [Round Up]
#NATIONAL D-Day in photos; This 93 year old man is parachuting into Normandy again in full dress; And just one more D-Day story for you; Don’t make Kevin Spacey go all Frank Underwood on your ass; Will Obama wrestle a bear next?; Those curls are intimidating the world; And yet, …
Congratulations Charlotte Sellmyer
Famous communications pro and photographer Charlotte Sellmyer is on the up and up. With PRing two major committees under her belt, Charlotte’s heading to the NMPA to be VP of comms. She got an excellent quote from the President of NMPA on her new position: “The breadth and depth of Charlotte’s …
Government Startup Day: Challenge Festival
Not feeling reading a 50 page policy paper in your office on a Friday? Want to get off Capitol Hill for a couple hours, but also want it known that you’re doing legitimate work? If you’re working in government and want to save the world (I’m looking at you, almost everyone in DC), check out this amazing day of startup government focused talks at 1776 tomorrow. Register now or read on.
Through the Lens of Grace Ma
Grace Ma captured this incredible view of a stormcloud-surrounded U.S. Capitol building. Make what metaphors you wish about stormclouds over the Capitol, this is an awesome photo.
Capitol Hill Staffer Reality Show: Yes, Really
…a “House of Cards” veteran is working to produce a reality show based in the district starring “D.C. up-and-comers,” including Capitol Hill staffers. The show is currently in development, and one source said there’s already been a round of casting. Which bar will have stools open at happy hour? Will …
U.S. Capitol Gets a Game of Thrones Treatment
The Washington Post published a sweet visual explanation of how the Capitol dome is being repaired over the coming years. Check out what will be happening under the dome in this neat visual explanation, and tell me if their animation of scaffolding going up around the building doesn’t remind you …
Closing Bell: Sunset at the Capitol
Sunset at the Capitol from District Media on Vimeo.