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Rules for Independent News Coverage

All reporting on this website is the work of non-partisan, independent journalists with decades of experience in covering the local angle in Congress for U.S. digital news media and legacy newspapers.

Our company is accredited by the House and Senate Daily Press Galleries for access to public information and reporting facilities in the Capitol Building and nearby congressional office buildings.

We embrace the galleries' professional standards, which, in part:

-- Require holders of congressional press cards to live in the Washington, D.C. area and be full-time, paid correspondents of recognized news organizations.

-- Prohibit accredited correspondents from engaging in any lobbying or paid advocacy or publicity work.

In addition, we follow even stricter company rules to prohibit occupational or financial conflicts of interest, and we have made our entire reporting archives since 2006 available to be read online and judged for accuracy and fairness.


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