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NT2 Goes 'Inside the Library of Congress'

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The DVD for “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” isn’t released until Tuesday, May 20, but we here at one of the chief locations in the film managed to get our hands on a copy. The two-disc collectors’ edition and the Blu-Ray edition include a bonus feature titled “Inside the Library of Congress,” and I have …

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The Lore of Labor

Posted by: Matt Raymond

While we prepare for the last long weekend of the summer ? or shop for school supplies ? let us pause to remember the historic significance of Labor Day and the men and women who fought for workers? rights. In 1894, Congress passed legislation making Labor Day ? the first Monday in September ? a …

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View From the Top

Posted by: Matt Raymond

A rare opportunity surfaced the other day to go on a tour of the dome of the Thomas Jefferson Building, so ? as you might imagine ? I leapt on it in a heartbeat. Not only did it offer a unique vantage on Washington, D.C., (especially the Capitol across First Street, along with the Capitol …

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Rep. Roskam Has Our Number

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The “Swamp” blog of the Chicago Tribune’s Washington, D.C., bureau reports on the favored tourist destinations of Rep. Peter Roskam: In keeping with Roskam’s fiscally conservative credentials (and, to be fair, the general spirit of tourist attractions in Washington), everything on the list is free to enter. Among the highlights, with Roskam’s commentary: No. 3, …

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The Great Hall in June

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Speaking of “great halls,” I was just over in our very own Great Hall and thought that I would post a quick pic that I took. Such a gorgeous building — even a novice shutterbug like me can’t mess it up. You wouldn’t necessarily know it from this shot, but the place is teeming with …

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Library in the News, 6/6/07

Posted by: Matt Raymond

John McArdle of Roll Call today writes the first story I have seen on the appropriations bill that is taking shape in the Legislative Branch subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.? (The link is here, but is subscription-only.) According to the article, the bill ?is expected to increase overall legislative branch spending by $251 million …