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Despite Hurricane Sandy, some employees in D.C. still go to work

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

In the nation’s capital on Monday, many people — including federal employees — stayed home from work because of the threat of bad weather from Hurricane Sandy.

The Metrorail and Metrobus stopped running service, the U.S. Capitol closed it doors and schools canceled classes across the city.

President Barack Obama, who was slated to campaign for his-re-election in Florida on Monday, opted to return to the White House too, in order to monitor the storm.

Yet some bosses told employees to suck it up and come in to work any way. Here are some:

The U.S. Supreme Court — “The Court met as scheduled to hear oral arguments today at 10 a.m.” Kathy Arberg, a spokeswoman for the court, told The Daily Caller Monday. “The building is open to the public,” she added.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier — A spokesman at Arlington National Cemetery told The Daily Caller on Monday that the 3rd United States Infantry — which guards the tomb 24 hours a day, 365-days-per year — is still at work Monday guarding the tomb, despite the storm.

The United States Postal Service — While the postal service warned that Hurricane Sandy could cause disruptions to mail delivery along the East Coast, mail carriers were delivering mail on Monday to locations in the District of Columbia.

The Daily Caller: “The Daily Caller stayed open because people need our news or they are at risk from overexposure to the groupthink presented by the rest of the media,” publisher and CEO Neil Patel said. “Also we’re not a bunch of wussies.”

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