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  • 'Partisan Politics Prevailed': Senate Blocks Modest Step to Strengthen Refugee Screening

    01/21/2016 7:05:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | January 21, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul's (R-TX) SAFE Act asked that the director of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the director of national intelligence confirm that refugees from Syria and Iraq pose no threat to the country. Senate Democrats apparently thought that those terms were too radical and haveblocked the common sense measure.While the SAFE Act seemed to scream bipartisanship,it did not gain enough votes during a procedural vote Wednesday. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid dismissed the legislation as nothing more than a "divisive platform" modeled after Donald Trump's controversial rhetoric. An infuriated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)...
  • Criminals are flocking to Capitol Hill to rob easy targets

    12/11/2015 1:42:22 PM PST · by detective · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/10/2015 | Josh Fatzick
    Criminals from nearby Maryland are flocking to Capitol Hill to rob people they see as easy targets, according to the neighborhood's top cop. First District Commander Jeff Brown told a group of neighborhood representatives Tuesday night that of the 24 people arrested for robbery in the last six months, just one criminal came from the District of Columbia.
  • Surge in robberies on Capitol Hill alters residents’ routines, lifestyles

    11/11/2015 12:03:52 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-11-15 | Peter Hermann
    Sarah Pitluck used to walk her dogs before dawn, among the early risers exercising on Capitol Hill. She now waits until first light, and for the streets to be busier. It is just one way the young man who robbed her, ripping the smartphone from her hand and scratching her neck, has changed her daily routine — and her life. Ever since the Oct. 13 robbery just two blocks from her home, the pharmaceutical executive goes to work later and comes home before it gets dark. Lost time at her office is made up at home, on the phone with...
  • Fmr Planned Parenthood Manager Says PP Views Women's Bodies as 'Profit Centers'

    10/10/2015 8:24:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 10, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    At the House Judiciary Committees second hearing into the suspicious practices of Planned Parenthood, one former employee made some veryserious accusations about the organization that claims to serve womens health. Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic manager, shared a testimony that proved the organization often considers moneya higher priority than patients wellbeing: No business, certainly no healthcare clinic, should view a womans body as a profit center, yet that is exactly what Planned Parenthood does, Thayer said. She had personal anecdotes to prove it: One of the first times that I saw the truth about Planned Parenthood was...
  • 187 House Members Vote for Baby Homicide

    09/19/2015 8:51:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | September 19, 2015 | Michael Brown
    On Friday the House voted 241-187 to defund Planned Parenthood, and shortly after we posted this news on our Facebook page a man named Domingo commented: “How appropriate: 187 voted against defunding. 187 is the police code for homicide.” This is beyond ironic. Let’s remember that this was not a vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and to ban abortion on demand. This was not even a vote to ban late term abortions or, more extreme still, a vote to guarantee medical care for babies that survived abortion attempts. This was as basic as it comes: a bill to defund...
  • Remembering September 11, 2001 and 2012

    09/09/2015 9:59:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Allen West
    The US Congress will return to Capitol Hill this week after the August recess and Labor Day holiday. They will immediately have to take up a monumental foreign policy issue that will present immense challenges for the free world: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iranian nuclear deal. Last week, U.S. Senator from Maryland Barbara Mikulski became the coveted 34th vote that sealed President Obamas veto. Due to the U.S. Senate not treating the JCPOA as a treaty - as the Constitution outlines - President Obama only needed to attain one third in order to...
  • Amazon ruined our gayborhood: Tech-bros are swallowing up Seattles Capitol Hill

    07/26/2015 3:05:17 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 86 replies
    Salon ^ | July 26, 2015 | By Katie Herzog
    SEATTLE--Theyve taken an area that was formerly a home for gay people, for queer people, for artists, says John Criscitello while showing me around Seattles Capitol Hill neighborhood, and theyve turned it into a destination drinking spot. Criscitello, an artist who lives and works on Capitol Hill, is 48 years old but looks a decade younger. Hes tall and muscled, with tattoos covering most of his skin and blue eyes that stand out against the gloomy Seattle sky. He hasnt been in the city long he moved from New York just four years ago but in that short...
  • Joe Biden Sent to Capitol Hill to Sell Iran Deal

    07/15/2015 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies ^ | 7/15/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Vice President Joe Biden will be on Capitol Hill today meeting with lawmakers in an effort to sell President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, which was reached yesterday. As the terms of the deal become known, the details get increasingly alarming. It's going to be a tough sell. Throughout the course of the nuclear negotiations with Iran, the world's largest state-sponsor of terror, lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have remained skeptical about the terms of a deal with the rogue regime. In fact, one of the President's biggest critics on the Iran issue has been Democrat Senator...
  • DC's "Hardest Working Man" Is Model for GOP Success in 2016

    04/30/2015 4:22:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | April 30, 2015 | Matt Towery
    ATLANTA -- The late soul singer James Brown used to call himself the hardest-working man in showbiz. Now another Georgian, a U.S. senator, is proving to be the hardest-working man in his line of work. Many Americans likely don't know the name Johnny Isakson. He's not the type to ever push his name into the limelight. But insiders on Capitol Hill know him, and it's no secret that Georgia's senior senator is everyone's "go-to" person when it comes to producing concrete results and to promoting the conservative agenda in a businesslike and respectable manner. Isakson, who was sworn into office...
  • Marchant Wields Blade Against Wind Subsidies

    04/29/2015 10:15:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 29, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    The green energy barons have had a good run in the Age of Obama, but Capitol Hill conservatives are mounting their first serious challenge to these charlatans in the new Congress with the PTC Elimination Act filed by Rep. Kenny E. Marchant (R.-Texas). If we want to build a healthier American economy, Congress must get rid of the dead weight in the tax code that is limiting our nations potential. Thats why I have introduced legislation to eliminate the production tax credit, Marchant said in his April 22 statement. Since its creation in 1992, the PTC has ballooned from a...
  • Congressional Office of Michele Bachmann Robbed

    11/12/2014 10:25:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | 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. Bachmanns 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 Bachmanns 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. Cant he change things and dig himself out? No. People do what they know how to do. Politicians dont have a vast repertoire. When they get in a jam they just do what theyve always done, even if its 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | March 5, 2014 | Brandon Arnold
    A handful of Democratic Senators are up in arms about the Golden Globe awards. No, theyre not upset that Breaking Bad beat out House of Cards for best Television Drama Series. Instead, theyre fuming about a few actors using electronic cigarettes during the award show broadcast. Theyve fired off a strongly worded letter to NBC Universal and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for glamorizing the use of e-cigarettes. And now theyre 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 months 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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, 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 EMETs 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. "Obamas 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 years 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 NYTs 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 PETAs 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 PETAs 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 ^ | 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.
  • 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. Thats 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 wasnt 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>