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Meet Pippa the Corgi, the Senate’s newest Instagram star
Heard on the Hill — the lighter side of Capitol Hill

Samantha Heyrich, whose dog Pippa graces the office of Sen. Patrick J. Toomey on slow legislative days, says the adorable Corgi’s popularity with passersby makes going on walks in the Senate hallways “an ordeal.”

Pippa’s Instagram account features photos with various lawmakers, including Sens. John Kennedy, Michael Bennet, Johnny Isakson and, of course, Toomey.

Activists Throw a ‘Kegger’ Outside McConnell's DC Home Friday Morning
 

The group Center for Popular Democracy Action organized a protest outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home in Washington on Friday, the day a key procedural vote is planned on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Protesters chanted "chug" and "we like beer" to comment on Kavanaugh's answers during a hearing last week into allegations of sexual assault when he was in high school and allegedly drinking. ...
Watch: Arrested Protesters Chant 'We Believe Christine' Outside Kavanaugh Hearing Room
 

A group of protesters were arrested Friday after attempting a sit-in outside the room where the Senate Judiciary Committee will soon vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. As the protesters were led away they chanted "We believe Christine" — in reference to Christine Blasey Ford, who testified Thursday that Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her in the 1980s....
Huge Crowds, Long Lines, Tight Security: What Capitol Hill Was Like on Ford, Kavanaugh Hearing Day
 

Roll Call reporter Katherine Tully-McManus was on the ground during this long, tumultuous Thursday on Capitol Hill. Marked with massive protests and several arrests, here's what it was like outside the hearing room while the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on sexual assault allegations from accuser Christine Blasey Ford and the nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Capitol Hill Might Dodge Florence Direct Hit, But Watch for Flooding
 

After days of uncertainty, it appears Hurricane Florence is steering clear of the Washington, D.C. metro area. But Roll Call reporter Katherine Tully-McManus warns lawmakers, staffers and the public to brace for rain, and perhaps flooding in the usual spots (we're looking at you, Cannon Tunnel) on Capitol Hill....
Hot on the Hill? Catch a Summer Break at This Hidden Capitol Gem
Undercover Capitol takes you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

Long before air conditioning in the 1870s, a cool, sunken oasis with a babbling fountain was built to provide a welcome respite from the notorious heat of Washington summers. Have a virtual seat in the shade and learn more about the Summerhouse — sometimes called the grotto — on the Capitol grounds....
Saying Goodbye to a Media Refuge: The Rayburn Press Room
Undercover Capitol takes you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

No Elves, No Coal: Myth-Busting the Capitol’s ‘Little Doors’
Undercover Capitol takes you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

The Capitol has been rebuilt, expanded and renovated many times since the early 1800s. But its corridors still have a few tiny reminders of an innovative fire-fighting system created by the same master engineer who built the iconic Capitol Dome....
Covering the Capitol: Adjusting to New Realities
 

Getting quickly from one part of the sprawling Capitol Building to another has always meant negotiating a labyrinth of stairwells and hallways, but these days more places tend to be off-limits due to security concerns at a moment’s notice. Four CQ and Roll Call journalists talk about how critical access to lawmakers is becoming more of a challenge....