Earline Budd came out as transgender to her Baptist family when she was a 9-year-old boy.
Earline Budd came out as transgender to her Baptist family when she was a 9-year-old boy.
She didn't seem too bothered by the number, saying it was better than her days working as a congressional aide in one of the office annexes.
Drilling, banging, buzzing – the Capitol’s majestic presence has been hidden beneath towers of scaffolding pipes as part of the 150-year-old dome’s restoration.
 
 
 
Rocky Asutsa Nov 7, 2014

 Click on image to enlarge or downloadClick on image to enlarge or downloadWASHINGTON – The federal law regulating how oil and gas companies that use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to inject fracking fluids into the ground is too lax, an environmental group says in a new report.

Lorain Watters Nov 7, 2014

WASHINGTON – The government is divided, a Democrat leading a Republican-driven Congress, but they can still work together: That is the hope of No Labels.

Rocky Asutsa Nov 6, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama, singer Willie Nelson, left, and Robert Santelli, director of the Grammy Museum, speak to military children Thursday at a workshop focusing on music and the military in the White House East Room. Nelson and musician Common performed. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaClick on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama, singer Willie Nelson, left, and Robert Santelli, director of the Grammy Museum, speak to military children Thursday at a workshop focusing on music and the military in the White House East Room. Nelson and musician Common performed. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaWASHINGTON – Hip hop artist Common and country crooner Willie Nelson improbably shared a stage Thursday, and perhaps even more improbably, they did so at the White House at an event hosted by first lady Michelle Obama.

Kara Mason Nov 6, 2014

Click on image to enlarge or download: SHFWire graphic by Sean McMinnClick on image to enlarge or download: SHFWire graphic by Sean McMinnSouth Miami Mayor Phillip Stoddard and Vice Mayor Walter Harris are the most recent of a long list of people who want to squeeze another star on to the American flag. They want to split Florida in two – along a line north of Orlando.

Lucas Daprile Nov 5, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser, D, said she wants to tax and regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol during a press conference at the National Press Club on Wednesday. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser, D, said she wants to tax and regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol during a press conference at the National Press Club on Wednesday. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON – Voters passed marijuana-related ballot initiatives across the U.S. on Tuesday, including an initiative allowing recreational use and possession of the drug in the nation’s capital.

Wesley Juhl Nov 5, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser, D, said she wants to tax and regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol during a press conference at the National Press Club on Wednesday. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser, D, said she wants to tax and regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol during a press conference at the National Press Club on Wednesday. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON – Voters passed marijuana-related ballot initiatives across the U.S. on Tuesday, including an initiative allowing recreational use and possession of the drug in the nation’s capital.

Kara Mason Nov 5, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: People line up outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear arguments about whether fish should fall under the definition of tangible objects under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act when a fisherman threw undersized fish overboard trying to avoid a citation. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonClick on photo to enlarge or download: People line up outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear arguments about whether fish should fall under the definition of tangible objects under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act when a fisherman threw undersized fish overboard trying to avoid a citation. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonWASHINGTON – The big questions at the Supreme Court Wednesday were whether fish can be considered tangible objects, and whether throwing those fish overboard should be prosecuted under the Sarbanes-Oxley anti-shredding provision.

Lucas Daprile Nov 5, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser tells supporters at the Howard Theatre Tuesday night that she’s ready to get to work. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartClick on photo to enlarge or download: Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser tells supporters at the Howard Theatre Tuesday night that she’s ready to get to work. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartWASHINGTON - Councilwoman Muriel Bowser was elected mayor of D.C. Tuesday, with 54 percent of the vote, solidifying the longstanding rule that a Democratic primary win equals a win in the general election.

Wesley Juhl Nov 5, 2014

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Ayana Stewart Nov 5, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser tells supporters at the Howard Theatre Tuesday night that she’s ready to get to work. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartClick on photo to enlarge or download: Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser tells supporters at the Howard Theatre Tuesday night that she’s ready to get to work. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartWASHINGTON - Councilwoman Muriel Bowser was elected mayor of D.C. Tuesday, with 54 percent of the vote, solidifying the longstanding rule that a Democratic primary win equals a win in the general election.

Ayana Stewart Nov 4, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Muriel Bowser (D) and David Catania (I) are running against each other to become the next mayor in Washington, D.C.Click on photo to enlarge or download: Muriel Bowser (D) and David Catania (I) are running against each other to become the next mayor in Washington, D.C.

Lorain Watters Nov 4, 2014
Election headaches?
Voting isn't always a smooth process, and SHFWire is following hot spots across the country.

WASHINGTON – Some polling locations got off to a shaky start during the midterm elections Tuesday.

Wesley Juhl Nov 3, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Attorney Alyza D. Lewin answers questions next to her clients, Menachem Zivotofsky, 12, and his father, Ari Zivotofsky. Menachem's parents appealed a lower court ruling saying Menachem could list Jerusalem on his passport but not Israel. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlClick on photo to enlarge or download: Attorney Alyza D. Lewin answers questions next to her clients, Menachem Zivotofsky, 12, and his father, Ari Zivotofsky. Menachem's parents appealed a lower court ruling saying Menachem could list Jerusalem on his passport but not Israel. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlWASHINGTON - Menachem Zivotofsky, 12, stood on the steps of the Supreme Court on Monday and said he wanted the world to know that he was proud to have been born in Israel.

Rocky Asutsa Oct 31, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Emily Massel, Gallup analytics associate, demonstrates to Anne Bernier, trade project manager, Cassidy Levy Kent, and Paul Taylor, of Cydecor Inc., how to navigate Gallup analytics to access data from around the world. The subscription service includes data from the U.S. and around the world. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaClick on photo to enlarge or download: Emily Massel, Gallup analytics associate, demonstrates to Anne Bernier, trade project manager, Cassidy Levy Kent, and Paul Taylor, of Cydecor Inc., how to navigate Gallup analytics to access data from around the world. The subscription service includes data from the U.S. and around the world. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaWASHINGTON – Just because there is a lot of data out there, doesn’t mean it’s the right data.

Lorain Watters Oct 31, 2014

WASHINGTON – Long lines, broken machines and untrained poll workers may not be a thing of the past. Two reports have examined these issues and more to make states aware about what they can improve for midterm elections.

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