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  • Congressional Office of Michele Bachmann Robbed

    11/12/2014 10:25:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | Ky Sisson
    The congressional office of Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently had several items and cash stolen from her Washington D.C. office, according to a police report obtained by Townhall.Camera equipment with a retail value of $1,079 and $220 in cash vanished between Oct. 3 and 6 of 2014. Bachmann’s press secretary, Dan Kotman, declined questioning as to whether or not this incident is believed to be from a staffer or if these items were purchased with taxpayer money.Capitol Police have declined any comment about the case, citing an ongoing investigation. When asked if there are security cameras in Bachmann’s office, Lt. Kimberly...
  • The Loneliest President Since Nixon

    11/15/2014 7:12:06 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/14/2014 | PEGGY NOONAN
    Seven years ago I was talking to a longtime Democratic operative on Capitol Hill about a politician who was in trouble. The pol was likely finished, he said. I was surprised. Can’t he change things and dig himself out? No. “People do what they know how to do.” Politicians don’t have a vast repertoire. When they get in a jam they just do what they’ve always done, even if it’s not working anymore. This came to mind when contemplating President Obama. After a devastating election, he is presenting himself as if he won. The people were not saying no to...
  • Hill panic: 300-600 Senate Dem staffers would be fired in GOP win

    10/30/2014 9:22:53 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 156 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 30, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    With projections of a GOP win growing daily, nervousness in Senate committee offices has turned to panic as an army of Democratic staffers braces to be fired, replaced by a Republican majority and their aides. The spoils of political war? Estimates are that 300-600 Democratic committee and personal staff jobs would be on the chopping block if the Republicans pull off the expected victory. “There will be a mass exodus of Senate Democrat staff from committees,” said one insider. And Republicans will get to hire hundreds more aides. A loss on Tuesday that keeps the Democrats in charge of the...
  • It doesn't matter which party is in charge, this is always a true way to look at Congress...

    10/20/2014 9:51:18 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-20-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I illustrated this a while ago and went with the obvious name, Crapitol Hill. :-)
  • We are always open to ideas:Astonishing statement of CDC chief in charge of bungled Ebola response

    10/16/2014 11:58:59 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 October 2014 | David Martosko
    "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden began his grilling Thursday on Capitol Hill with a stark admission that his agency is still searching for ways to combat the Ebola virus as it burrows into the United States. Two members of Congress are calling for his resignation, and the White House began the torturous process of throwing him under the disease-control bus on Thursday afternoon, saying that Frieden is 'taking responsibility' for his agency's screwups. 'We're always open to ideas for what we can do to keep Americans safe,' Frieden said in his opening statement, departing from...
  • Schoolhouse Rock! Revised: Obama Edition

    08/27/2014 6:57:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Todd Gaziano
    "I'm just a bill. Yes, I'm only a bill. And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill." Those who watched Saturday morning cartoons from 1975-85 and 1993-99 will not easily forget the animated character "Bill" and his forlorn song about his "long, long wait" on Capitol Hill, hoping and praying he would become a law. The Schoolhouse Rock! educational video explains that most bills die before they "even make it to committee," and that if the House of Representatives approves a bill, the Senate must do likewise before it becomes a law. Thus, by the age of about eight, children in America...
  • The Wisdom of Divided Government

    07/02/2014 7:05:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    House Speaker John Boehner recently shocked many of us when he announced that he is planning a lawsuit against the president for abuse of power. Many Americans feel that a harmonious working relationship between the branches of government has been seriously compromised in recent years. But when Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in 1831 to perform an in-depth analysis of the American phenomenon, he was impressed with our well-structured divided government and its separation of powers. The writings of the founders of this nation certainly referenced the Bible frequently, but they also paid homage to the writings of Charles de...
  • Beware Feminist Defense of Jill and Hill

    05/23/2014 10:21:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    Women have come a long way, Miss Baby, since Betty Friedan railed against "the feminine mystique" of the suburban woman locked in a "comfortable concentration camp" and since Gloria Steinem mocked the attentions of men at the Playboy Club who were seduced by her pink bunny costume with its tall floppy ears and saucy cotton tail. Women with nothing better to do argue whether a woman earning $525,000 a year (plus bonuses) as executive editor of The New York Times was getting as much as her male predecessor. Some of these women similarly complain that Hillary Clinton -- having moved...
  • Spring Clean Government

    03/19/2014 5:01:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | John Stossel
    Spring cleaning is a healthy tradition. If only politicians did it! They don't. When Barack Obama ran for president, he promised to clean house, "I'm not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program just because it's there. There are some that don't work." I cheered when I heard that! But politicians always say they'll get rid of waste. Then, once in power, they spend more . Obama sure has. "We just need to cut back!" said Obama, the candidate. He promised to end "waste at the Economic Development Agency and the Export-Import Bank that's...
  • Spring Clean Government

    03/19/2014 5:00:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | John Stossel
    Spring cleaning is a healthy tradition. If only politicians did it! They don't. When Barack Obama ran for president, he promised to clean house, "I'm not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program just because it's there. There are some that don't work." I cheered when I heard that! But politicians always say they'll get rid of waste. Then, once in power, they spend more . Obama sure has. "We just need to cut back!" said Obama, the candidate. He promised to end "waste at the Economic Development Agency and the Export-Import Bank that's...
  • E-Cigarette Ban: No Facts, No Logic, No Problem

    03/05/2014 9:39:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Brandon Arnold
    A handful of Democratic Senators are up in arms about the Golden Globe awards. No, they’re not upset that Breaking Bad beat out House of Cards for best Television Drama Series. Instead, they’re fuming about a few actors using electronic cigarettes during the award show broadcast. They’ve fired off a strongly worded letter to NBC Universal and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for “glamorizing” the use of e-cigarettes. And now they’re going even further in advocating for a ban on these products in the U.S. Capitol. Banning consumption of electronic cigarettes in public has become a troubling trend of paternalistic...
  • Washington Hijinks

    02/14/2014 4:42:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    With election season upon us and the Democrats' generic ballot numbers declining, President Obama has done the only thing he could do -- delay, again, the employer mandate in Obamacare. The new delay will run until 2016. The delay comes after a Congressional Budget Office report found anecdotal evidence of employers already shifting employees to part-time employment. The report also noted "(b)eginning in 2015, employers of 50 or more full-time equivalent workers that do not offer health insurance ... may respond to the employer penalty by seeking to reduce or limit their full-time staffing and to hire more part-time employees."...
  • We Need a Few Good Men in Politics to Light the Way

    10/26/2013 9:29:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    "What matters?" It's a question Charles Krauthammer, psychiatrist-turned-Pulitzer-winning columnist, asks in the first sentence of his new book, a memoir-ish collection. The book is called "Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics." He explains how the working title for the book had originally been "There's More to Life than Politics" and was going to include just about everything but politics. Naturally, though, a man who "left a life in medicine for a life in journalism devoted mostly to politics" couldn't disengage. Thanks be to God. There is, of course, much more to life than politics. But...
  • Ten Biggest Lies of the Showdown

    10/18/2013 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2013 | Mark Davis
    There is plenty of angst to go around as conservatives lament the surrenders that led to the most recent meaningless “deal” crafted between Democrats and their willing Republican accomplices. But as we move forward amid a web of strategic arguments over how to proceed, it is important to close this month’s chapter with some clarity over what happened and what did not, what is true and what is false. So toward that end, here are the Top 10 lies of the October Struggle: 1. We just dodged a nearly fatal economic bullet. Please. The talk of default and unpaid bills...
  • 'Mass Panic': Car chase from White House to Capitol ends in gunfire, suspect dead

    10/03/2013 1:32:46 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 277 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-3-2013
    'Mass Panic': Car chase from White House to Capitol ends in gunfire
  • Report From 2016

    10/01/2013 4:14:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Want a glimpse of what the Obamacare battle will look like in 2015? Just glance at liberal websites. You'll find a trove of insurance company bashing. Are insurance premiums rising instead of falling by the $2,500 per family that Obama repeatedly promised in 2009? They are. If you consult ThinkProgess, Daily Kos and Physicians for a National Health Program, you'll learn that it's the "greedy insurance companies" that are causing prices to rise, not the risibly titled, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." You can take this to the bank: In the run-up to the next presidential election, Democrats will...
  • The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People [barf]

    07/31/2013 3:00:48 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2013 | Hill Staff
    Welcome to The Hill's annual 50 Most Beautiful list! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the list and brings in a slew of new faces as, for the first time, White House and executive branch employees were eligible for consideration.
  • While Women Make Gains in Elected Office, Their Numbers Still Lag

    07/18/2013 5:02:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Currently 20 of the 100 U.S. senators are women, as are 78 of the 435 representatives, for a grand total of 18 percent of congressional seats. In contrast, according to exit polls, women made up 53 percent of the voters in the 2012 presidential election. President Obama won women by 10 points. This might lead you to wonder: Why aren't more women running for and winning elected office? There are four times as many men in Congress as there are women. In other words, those who are being elected do not represent those who are voting, at least from a...
  • Breitbart News Broadcast: 'March for Jobs' Brings American People's Voice to Immigration Debate

    07/15/2013 5:47:30 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Grassroots Americans from across the political spectrum will march in Washington, D.C., from Freedom Plaza to Capitol Hill on Monday from 9:30 AM until the early afternoon. Breitbart News will be broadcasting the event live online at Breitbart.com, starting when speeches from members of Congress and leaders in the activist community begin on Capitol Hill at 11 AM EDT and continuing until 4 PM EDT. Confirmed speakers at the event include Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Mo Brooks (R-AL), former Florida Republican Congressman Col. Allen West, conservative activist Wayne Dupree, the Rev....
  • 20 Reasons I Detest The Government (Who Doesn't?)

    06/22/2013 10:15:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) Our own government chides those of us who pay taxes for being greedy because we don't want to give the politicians even more of our money to do things we don't want done at any price. 2) Increasingly, every bill that is proposed in D.C. seems to be crafted with the hope that at least 51% of the American people are ignorant or not paying attention to what the legislation actually does. 3) When there's a slip-up and members of Congress and their staff are *** gasp *** expected to follow the same laws as the rest of us...
  • Ryan's Hope

    02/28/2013 2:38:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is looking beyond Friday and the beginning of the sequestration. In an interview I conducted with him on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Ryan told me he believes a majority of Americans will come to understand how bad the debt is after the rhetoric gives way to reality. "Mitt (Romney) and I shadowboxed against the theory of big government," he says, "while (President) Obama made all the great promises of what it delivered and used soaring rhetoric to sell it, but that will be different in a second term (when) the results start materializing." As...
  • Threat to Israel Explained on Capitol Hill

    01/23/2013 5:10:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/13
    The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET, which is Hebrew for “truth), held a series of discussions on Capitol Hill Thursday, to a standing room only crowd of over 80 Congressional staffers, foreign diplomats and citizen activists, focused on the geopolitical and ideological threats facing the nation of Israel. The talks were part of EMET’s Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Seminar Series, a monthly briefing series held on Capitol Hill, intended to inform members of Congress and their staff on Middle East national security matters. Speaking first was Mark Langfan, who specializes in producing 3d topographical maps of Israel and...
  • D.C. is a Safe Haven for Obama; Not the Case in Oakland

    08/04/2012 7:34:04 AM PDT · by Melvin Martinez · 16 replies
    The Martinez Report ^ | 8/4/12 | Melvin Martinez
    GALLUP: Obama Ratings Negative in Most States, Highest in D.C. "Obama’s approval rating is below 50 percent in 37 states ... The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent." POLITICO: In Oakland, "[o]fficials say the window at Obama's office at 16th Street and Telegraph Avenue was broken as more than 100 protesters marched around 12 p.m. Friday ET."
  • MPAC Proud to Host Radical Tunisian Leader

    11/29/2011 1:55:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    SNIPPET: "A radical Tunisian Islamist leader, denied an entry visa into the United States during the 1990s, is scheduled to make two appearances on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's Ennahda Party, will attend a forum on the Arab Spring at the Cannon Office Building, an announcement from the event's sponsor, the Muslim Public Affairs Council's (MPAC) said. He'll also attend a special dinner Tuesday evening. Ghannouchi's Ennahda Party recently won the majority in the first free parliamentary elections since the ouster of Tunisia's longtime ruler, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali." SNIPPET: "In a May interview with the...
  • Hill GOP Gives Herman Cain Warm Reception

    11/03/2011 11:39:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 3 Nov 2011 | David M. Drucker
    Outsider Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is spending a tumultuous week in Washington courting the GOP establishment. And, at least for now, it seems that the establishment likes him — despite allegations of sexual harassment that continue to surface. Following a series of private meetings with the Georgia businessman early in the week, Republican Members pronounced themselves impressed with Cain and unconcerned about the sexual harassment claims that have dogged the White House hopeful since Politico reported them Sunday. Cain spoke today with Members in several private settings as he sought to boost support for his campaign, sell his controversial...
  • Obama rejoins spending fight

    04/03/2011 2:09:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | , April 2, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Wading directly into the spending negotiations on Capitol Hill for the first time in weeks, President Obama on Saturday afternoon called the top Republican and top Democrat in Congress, telling them he supports a deal cutting another $23 billion from last year’s spending levels. In calls to House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, Mr. Obama also said time is running short, according to a White House statement recounting the calls. Mr. Boehner, in Republicans’ weekly radio address Saturday, said there is no final spending agreement but added Republicans’ pressure has pushed...
  • Maryland man gets five years for fraud, after making terrorist threats

    03/01/2011 7:25:07 AM PST · by wonders · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2011 | Maria Glod
    A Silver Spring man convicted of falsifying immigration documents had threatened to blow up the White House, the U.S. Treasury building, a federal courthouse and a Metro stop, vowing to "slaughter the enemies of Islam," federal prosecutors said Monday in court. Lajqi, an ethnic Albanian who came to the United States through Mexico in the mid-1980s, is a self-described "extremist militant," who said he was trained by Bosnian Muslim rebels, according to court papers. He was angry about American military involvement in Kosovo in the 1990s, and "blamed all Albanian deaths in Kosovo on the United States," the court papers...
  • Islam Advances on Capitol Hill

    07/07/2010 8:53:19 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Voice magazine ^ | Brian Burke
    The white House and Capitol Hill are no longer listening to Christian voices. Say goodbye to Billy Graham, James Dobson and other Christian influencers who kept political leaders honest and focussed on the God of the Bible. Those days are over. Now there's a strange voice and a foreign god leading the nation -- the spirit of Islam. A friend of mine on Facebook posted an alarming comment on my wall along with a shocking picture of thousands of Islamists praying on Capitol Hill.
  • Hill Shrugs At NYT’s SM-3 Critique

    05/19/2010 2:47:44 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 494+ views
    DOD Buzz ^ | 5/18/2010 | Colin Clark
    When the New York Times covers a weapons program we tend to take note, in part because they do so it so rarely. And when they put it on the front page, above the fold, we take even more note. The Times did just that this morning, trumpeting a tale about how a veteran missile defense sceptic at MIT, Ted Postol, and a Cornell University colleague, George Lewis, performed an analysis of SM-3 tests and came away convinced that the system does not work very well. Now my first reaction was deep skepticism. After all this has appeared to be...
  • Obama to Capitol Hill Saturday on health care

    03/20/2010 5:33:48 AM PDT · by americanophile · 43 replies · 1,268+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is heading to Capitol Hill for one last strategy session with House Democrats before their health care vote. The vote is planned for Sunday and Obama plans to deliver a final pep talk on Saturday.
  • DC Stop ObamaCare Press Conference/Rally - Buses leaving from Philly!

    03/18/2010 9:22:13 PM PDT · by TAdams8591 · 39 replies · 1,003+ views
    DC Stop ObamaCare Press Conference/Rally Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and John Voight, along withother prominent leaders, have called for an urgent DC Stop ObamaCare Press Conference/ Rally this Saturday (March 20) at 12 noon on the Steps of the Capitol Building. We are organizing four buses from the Philly tri-state (PA, DE, NJ) region: (Cost: $35.00) Bus #1, Lansdale/Rockledge Lansdale Location Lansdale Train Station Main & Green Streets Lansdale, PA Departure Time: 7:30 AM Rockledge Location Huntingdon Valley Shopping Center (outside Rite Aid Store) 758 Huntingdon Pike Huntingdon Pike and Rockledge Avenue Rockledge, PA Departure Time: 8:00 AM ****************************** Bus #2,...
  • LEAKED: Dems Plan Response to Tuesday ObamaCare 2.0 Protests

    03/15/2010 7:25:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 34 replies · 1,933+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | MARCH 15, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Tea Party activists are planning a major rally Tuesday on Capitol Hill, with protesters planning to visit their Congress members' offices to ask them to vote against the health-care bill. Blogger Adam Brickley obtained an e-mail from a staffer in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, telling Democrats how to deal with the protesters: As many of you have read, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, tens of thousands of conservative and Tea Party activists will be on the Hill as part of what they are dubbing a "Surge Against Obamacare." . . . Many of the conservative activists are not opposing...
  • Pigs not welcome at the Capitol

    11/05/2009 9:15:04 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies · 543+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 3, 2009 | Jordy Yager
    U.S. Capitol Police have rejected PETA’s plan to bring live pigs to the Capitol because of swine flu fears. In an Oct. 23 letter to the animal-rights group obtained by The Hill, Capitol Police cited a recommendation from the D.C. Health Department and said it was rejecting PETA’s request “due to significant health concerns about the possible spread of the H1N1 virus.” The letter also cited “nuisance concerns” with the plan by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to bring a group of pigs and gallons of swine urine and tons of manure to Capitol Hill.
  • Conservatives Speaking out=low Turnout at Muslim Prayer Event

    09/25/2009 12:26:40 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 54 replies · 2,758+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | September 25Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    What was originally being billed as a 50,000 Muslim pray gathering, has now been documented as approximately 1000 Muslims showing up today at Capitol Hill. Muslims are stating that reason for the low turnout was that they were in fear of showing up because of the conservatives who have spoken out against the event. Christians even counter protested there today. I applaud everyone who has spoken out against this event. Remember we still have the numbers here, and within the law we can win this.
  • Washington, D.C. - On September 25th there will be a national prayer gathering of Muslims.

    09/07/2009 1:16:57 AM PDT · by buggy02 · 41 replies · 2,957+ views
    http://islamoncapitolhill.com ^ | 9/7/09 | Ramadan Kareem
    Washington, D.C. - On September 25th there will be a national prayer gathering of Muslims on the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building. They are expecting at least 50,000 to attend from mosques all across America. They will gather to pray from 4:00 AM until 7:00 PM. The gathering will take place by the site where U.S. Presidents have been inaugurated since 1981. The organizers say that it was Obama's inauguration speech in January and his speech broadcast from Egypt in June that gave them the idea for this prayer gathering on Capitol Hill.
  • Elizabeth mosque organizes national prayer event in D.C. (50,000 Muslim)

    08/31/2009 4:20:05 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 1,486+ views
    STAR-LEDGER STAFF ^ | 8/31/09 | Jeff Diamant
    A mosque in Elizabeth, Dar-ul-Islam, is spearheading a national prayer gathering next month in Washington, D.C., that organizers are billing as the first event of its kind -- organized prayer for tens of thousands of Muslims outside the U.S. Capitol building. The event will not include political speeches or placards, just prayer, said Hassen Abdellah, president of Dar-ul-Islam and a main organizer of the event, which is scheduled for Sept. 25.
  • Capitol Hill Censoring Conservative Web Sites

    07/23/2009 12:24:34 PM PDT · by The D.C. Writeup · 14 replies · 1,522+ views
    The D.C. Writeup ^ | July 23, 2009 | DC Writeup Editorial Board
    Capitol Hill is blocking conservative Web sites. http://www.thedcwriteup.com/2009/07/capitol-hill-censors-conservative-web-sites/
  • Shots Fired on Capitol Hill

    07/15/2009 2:51:30 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 28 replies · 1,369+ views
    07152009 | TDC
    Patty Ann Brown just reported via Glenn Beck program that there have been shots fired on Capitol Hill
  • U.S. Capitol is too white, say critics

    06/25/2009 5:49:05 PM PDT · by freespirited · 43 replies · 1,342+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06/25/09 | Reid Wilson
    The staff on Capitol Hill is too white. That’s what a group of frustrated members, lobbyists and aides are claiming as they press congressional leaders to adopt a version of the so-called Rooney rule. The rule, named after Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, has been credited with significantly increasing the number of African-American coaches in the National Football League. Even with the first black president and African-Americans and Hispanics wielding more power than ever in Congress, there are just two Senate chiefs of staff who are minorities. In the lower chamber, there are only five white lawmakers who have African-American...
  • After Action Reports of Porkulus Freep of the Senate [Youtube video included]

    02/09/2009 2:40:55 PM PST · by kristinn · 40 replies · 3,418+ views
    Monday, February 9, 2009 | Catherine Moy, elk, iMacMan
    <p>Sen. Arlen Specter must feel like one lucky man today. He wasn’t in his Capitol Hill offices when MAF Chairman Melanie Morgan, Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee, Freepers and Free Republic founder Jim Robinson, and other patriotic citizens stormed his office to demand he reverse his position supporting the porkulus bill, aka the Barack-Blowing-Through- Dollars-Scheme.</p>
  • Suspicious package found near downtown

    08/21/2008 4:09:16 PM PDT · by Hadean · 19 replies · 209+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 08/21/200 | Christopher N. Osher
    The Denver Police Department's bomb squad responded to reports of a suspicious package at an intersection near downtown at 2:30 p.m. today. Authorities said the suspicious package was reportedly at East 14th Avenue and Ogden Street in Capitol Hill. Police have closed Ogden from East 14th Avenue to East Colfax Avenue. The street remains closed while police continue to investigate.
  • Local mom concerned after school drops the Pledge of Allegiance

    06/11/2008 6:54:58 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 46 replies · 278+ views
    KATU ^ | 6/10/08 | Bob Heye and KATU Web Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. - The exclusion of the Pledge of Allegiance from a southwest Portland elementary school's ceremony has proved upsetting for a local mom. Departing fifth-graders at Capitol Hill Elementary usually open their promotion ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance but not this year. "I was sad," said parent Briana Reese. "The flag was sitting up there, you know. Two of the kids went up and they said 'everybody rise' and we rose and I thought for just a second 'oh yeah, we're going to put our hands on our hearts and we're going to salute the flag' - but...
  • The Greening Of The Hill

    05/06/2008 8:42:38 PM PDT · by Delacon · 1 replies · 59+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 05.05.08 | Brian Wingfield
    Despite all the talk in Congress about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it's not so easy greening the Capitol itself. For one thing, there's disagreement over how much it should cost for the Capitol Power Plant--which provides heating and cooling power to Congress--to use cleaner-burning natural gas instead of coal power. A recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found the estimate for the House of Representatives' portion of the bill was about $1.1 million too high.Then there's the broader question of whether the fuel switch should even take place. Joe Lucas, a spokesman for the American Coalition...
  • Vets To Press Lawmakers On Iraq (Vets For Freedom - Tuesday, April 8th, Capitol Hill)

    04/07/2008 8:53:20 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 25 replies · 200+ views
    The Hill ^ | 04/07/08 | Roxana Tiron
    More than 400 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be storming Capitol Hill on Tuesday in support of the military operations in Iraq. Vets for Freedom, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit Washington organization composed of combat veterans, set up more than 300 meetings with House and Senate lawmakers. The group supports keeping U.S. troops in Iraq. The visits coincide with much-awaited testimony from Gen. David Petraeus on the situation in Iraq, and will be jump-started by way of a press conference Tuesday with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the ranking Republican on the Armed Services panel....
  • Letters under scrutiny in NY blast (8 democrats received the letter)

    03/06/2008 4:11:01 PM PST · by Brilliant · 332 replies · 1,679+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official says police are investigating letters sent to Capitol Hill offices showing pictures of a Times Square military recruiting station that was bombed. According to the official, who was briefed on the investigation, the letters included words to the effect of, "We did it." The official did not know which offices received the letters. The small bomb caused minor damage to the New York military recruiting station before dawn Thursday and police were searching for a hooded bicyclist seen on a surveillance video peddling away.
  • Suspect was turned away day of Capitol Hill killing

    02/02/2008 10:40:26 PM PST · by LucyJo · 9 replies · 220+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 2, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    The day James Anthony Williams allegedly stabbed to death a stranger on Capitol Hill, the homeless, mentally ill ex-convict showed up at his probation officer's office agitated, defensive and, the officer wrote, "barely able to hold himself together." Despite intense concerns about Williams' paranoid schizophrenia and violent behavior, the probation officer gave Williams a pair of Metro bus tickets and told him to come back in three days.
  • Condoleezza Rice Attacked At Capitol Hill Hearing Oct 24, 2007

    10/24/2007 11:12:46 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 36 replies · 417+ views
    LiveLeak.com ^ | Oct 24 2007 | jdischord
    An anti-war demonstrator accosted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she arrived to testify at a hearing on Capitol Hill, shouting "war criminal" before being dragged away by security. Members of the Capitol Police department also removed several members of the anti-war group "Code Pink" from the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing room, who struggled as they left. The hearing began on schedule and Rice's testimony did not appear to be affected by the incident.
  • Mitch McConnell Defends the Conservative Brand

    03/23/2007 8:25:58 AM PDT · by poisonivy27 · 5 replies · 311+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 23, 2007 | Jed Babbin
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) isn’t an old man, but he’s old enough to remember when calling someone a “conservative” was sort of an insult. In an interview yesterday, the Senate minority leader said that the equation of his youth is reversed. “Ronald Reagan made the term, ‘conservative’ popular,” he said, and now “Democrats are running away” from the “liberal” label. McConnell is in a position to keep them running. McConnell has a tough job, holding a fractious and often fractured group of 49 Republicans together to stop the (forgive the redundancy) liberal Democrats’ agenda of high taxes, illegal immigration, retreat...
  • Gore takes global warming crusade to Capitol Hill

    03/21/2007 7:38:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,105+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/07 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Gore -- star of an Oscar-winning movie, former U.S. vice president and the object of 2008 presidential speculation -- on Wednesday took his crusade against global warming to Capitol Hill. Glad-handing like the lifelong politician he was until losing the 2000 presidential race to George W. Bush, Gore called his return to Congress "an emotional occasion." But he did not mince words on what he termed the current climate crisis: "Our world faces a true planetary emergency." Before a joint House panel dealing with energy, air quality and the environment and the Senate Environment and Public...
  • Schwarzenegger visits state's Capitol Hill Dems (Bipartisanship; best way to get federal dollars)

    02/28/2007 9:14:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 227+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 2/28/07 | Edward Epstein
    Washington -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, 3 1/2 years into his tenure in Sacramento, pressed anew Tuesday for California to get what he calls its fair share of federal money -- and found a warm reception from the state's newly empowered Democrats in Congress. When he won election in October 2003, the celebrity Republican governor billed himself as the "collectinator" who would use his pull with a GOP president and Republican-dominated Congress to bring home more money. But Congress is now in Democratic hands, and President Bush is cool to some Schwarzenegger initiatives, including his pushes on global warming and universal...