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Julia Edwards

Oversight

Congressional staffers wish for work-life balance

More than half surveyed say they work harder than private-sector counterparts.

Oversight

Capitol Hill offices lagging in staff diversity

Voluntary surveys find minority hiring to be surprisingly low, especially at senior levels.

Oversight

Booze, cologne and cuff links: House offices plagued by thefts

At least five congressional offices have been burglarized since April.

Oversight

Buildup for inauguration begins at the Capitol

The inauguration also will be held for only the second time on the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Oversight

Liberal group attacks GOP on disaster relief

Ads come as storm threatens the Republican National Convention.

Oversight

Stopgap spending bill may delay repairs to Capitol dome

$61 million in work is needed to plug leaking holes, fix water damage and secure loose ornaments.

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House members vote to freeze their own salaries

Also, members' representational allowances will remain unchanged in 2013 if the Senate approves the bill.

Oversight

Food fight waged over congressional utensils

Virginia lawmaker tries again to ban Styrofoam from House eateries.

Management

Waste charges rattle Library of Congress

Investigators uncover widespread mismanagement of funds.

Defense

Gingrich vows to strengthen 'fundamentally timid' spy agencies

GOP candidate also pledges to overhaul the State Department and increase awareness of the radical Islamic threat.

Management

Cut! Capitol-security issues crimp moviemakers' style

Architect of the Capitol bans commercial filmmaking on all of his grounds.

Management

A Gingrich administration could be expensive

Some of the GOP candidate's big plans have big price tags.

Oversight

Obama to appoint Cordray as head of consumer bureau

Senate Republicans blocked nomination in order to weaken the bureau.

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Pay & Benefits

Obama thanks Congress for passing bill, says more work ahead

'This is some good news, just in the nick of time for the holidays,' he said.

Defense

Medal of Honor recipient settles lawsuit with BAE

Meyer said he and the firm settled their differences 'amicably.'

Defense

In Fort Bragg, military families brace for economic 'perfect storm'

The decrease in defense funding and the housing bubble are creating an 'uneasy feeling.'

Defense

58 die in Afghanistan suicide attacks targeting Shiites

Attacks mark the first major incident of religiously motivated violence since the fall of the Taliban regime.

Defense

Biden makes unannounced stop in Baghdad

Vice president meets with Iraqi leaders and thanks U.S. troops withdrawing from the region at the end of the year.

News

Obama at Key Bridge: Stalling infrastructure bill 'makes absolutely no sense'

The legislation is expected to be blocked in the Senate.