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  • What Muslims Just Did at the US Capitol Is Being Called “Historic”… We’re Under Attack

    04/20/2015 6:09:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | April 15, 2015
    Something happened on Capitol Hill Monday that some people are calling “historic,” which others view as cunning political subterfuge. The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations held their first ever National Muslim Advocacy Day in our nation’s capitol, where they lobbied a number of members of Congress on behalf of Muslims around the country. With nearly 300 delegates from 20 different states, the advocates represented a number of different Muslim organizations here in America. After receiving tips on effective lobbying from political experts, the Muslim advocates fanned out and visited some 200 different Congressional offices to make their case. But counterterrorism...
  • Poll: Is it time to retire Junipero Serra's statue?

    04/19/2015 5:06:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jon Healey
    ... Statues of ... historical figures stand in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall, where each state has two representatives cast in bronze or marble ... [Father Junipero] Serra could be the first and only actual saint in Statuary Hall -- Pope Francis recently announced plans to canonize him -- yet he's also a polarizing figure. Is it time to send Serra to the sidelines (or more accurately, move his statue to the California Capitol grounds)? ... Take our pointedly unreliable poll, leave a comment or do both! ...
  • Small helicopter lands on Capitol lawn prompting lockdowns for Capitol, White House

    04/15/2015 11:12:46 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 81 replies
    NewsChannel 8 ^ | 04-15-2015
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- A small helicopter has landed on the Capitol's West Front in D.C. and the pilot was taken into custody. The Capitol building and the White House are currently under lockdown. More details to come...
  • Gyrocopter Lands on Capitol Grounds

    04/15/2015 12:01:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Capitol building, Visitor's Center placed on lockdownU.S. Capitol Police have detained a man who flew over and landed a gyrocopter on Capitol grounds, causing the building and visitor center to be locked down Wednesday afternoon. The pilot landed around 1:30 p.m. was taken into custody after he landed on the West Front grounds. Police have described the aircraft as a gyrocopter, which is similar to a helicopter in appearance, but uses a different type of propulsion and lift. The USCP Hazardous Devices Section (bomb squad) is continuing to investigate the gyrocopter. The following temporary street closures are in effect, affecting...
  • Illegal Alien Faces 30 Years After Admitting Capitol Bomb Plot

    06/23/2012 5:34:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 22 Jun 2012 03:32 PM | (Via Reuters)
    A Moroccan man pleaded guilty on Friday to attempting to bomb the U.S. Capitol building in Washington in February, 2012, and could face up to 30 years in prison. Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant living in Alexandria, Va., struck an agreement with prosecutors under which he pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in Virginia. He was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against property owned and used by the United States, intending to detonate a bomb and to shoot people. "I plead guilty," he said, standing before Judge James Cacher for the U.S. District...
  • Man who killed himself at US Capitol identified

    04/13/2015 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13 April 2015 | Associated Press
    ... U.S. Capitol Police say Thornton had a backpack and a suitcase, which triggered a lockdown so the bags could be searched. Police say Thornton also was carrying some type of protest sign.
  • US CAPITOL ON PRECAUTIONARY LOCKDOWN AFTER SUSPECTED SUICIDE

    04/11/2015 12:16:46 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 62 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 11, 3:01 PM EDT | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide.</p> <p>Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.</p>
  • Ohio man arrested for alleged ISIS inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol

    01/14/2015 2:11:03 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2015 | ABC NEWS
    The FBI has arrested an Ohio man for allegedly plotting an ISIS-inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol, where he hoped to set off a series of bombs aimed at lawmakers, whom he allegedly considered enemies. Christopher Lee Cornell, of Cincinnati...
  • '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
  • C-SPAN COVERAGE - CAPITOL HILL

    10/03/2013 11:52:00 AM PDT · by knarf
    C-SPAN ^ | October 3, 2013 | knarf
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  • Senator: 'Shots Fired Outside Capitol'

    10/03/2013 11:46:54 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 128 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 3 2013 | Daniel Halper
    AP) Shots heard at Capitol, building under lockdown WASHINGTON Police say the U.S. Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building. People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities. In a notice distributed by email, the U.S. Capitol Police advised everyone to "close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows.The notice said gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill. There are unconfirmed reports of an officer injured.
  • US Capitol in lockdown, reports of shots fired

    10/03/2013 11:36:30 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 969 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 3 , 2013 | Fox News
    BREAKING ... The U.S. Capitol is in lockdown, amid reports of shots being fired.
  • Gun Shots in Front of Capitol

    10/03/2013 11:23:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 270 replies
    Luke Russert ^ | 10/3/13 | Luke Russert
    Luke Russert ‏@LukeRussert 3m Gun shots in front of Capitol. Cops scrambling. Not a joke
  • Strength from Stillness: Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled in US Capitol

    02/28/2013 6:38:34 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 | Erin McClam
    More than half a century after she refused to give up her seat on an Alabama city bus, Rosa Parks has an immovable place in the U.S. Capitol — the first black woman to be honored with a statue there. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders from both parties said at an unveiling Wednesday that the depiction was fitting: Parks is shown seated, hands clasped in front of her, eyes fixed forward.
  • Feds arrest man allegedly heading to U.S. Capitol for suicide mission

    02/17/2012 11:04:44 AM PST · by exbrit · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/17/12 | Mike Levine
    Authorities have arrested a man allegedly on his way to the U.S. Capitol for what he thought would be a suicide attack on one of the nation's most symbolic landmarks, Fox News has learned exclusively. The man, in his 30s and of Moroccan descent, was nabbed following a lengthy investigation by the FBI, initiated after he expressed interest in conducting an attack. It's unclear how the FBI learned of his aspirations. The man thought undercover FBI agents assisting him in his plot were associates of Al Qaeda. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/17/feds-arrest-man-heading-to-us-capitol-for-suicide-mission/#ixzz1mfOJC9V5
  • Exclusive: Feds arrest man heading to U.S. Capitol for suicide mission after sting investigation

    02/17/2012 10:25:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2012 | Mike Levine
    Authorities have arrested a man on his way to the U.S. Capitol for what he thought would be a suicide attack on one of the nation's most symbolic landmarks, Fox News has learned exclusively. The man, in his 30s and of Moroccan descent, was nabbed following a lengthy investigation by the FBI, initiated after he expressed interest in conducting an attack. It's unclear how the FBI learned of his aspirations. The man thought undercover FBI agents assisting him in his plot were associates of Al Qaeda. When he was arrested Friday in Washington, he was carrying with him a vest...
  • U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Pays Homage to Obama—But Not Jesus

    12/19/2011 4:59:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Obama—But Not Jesus By Terence P. Jeffrey December 19, 2011 (CNSNews.com) - The 63-foot Sierra White Fir that was lighted on Dec. 6 as the official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree includes a prominently displayed ornament paying homage to President Barack Obama, but includes no ornament readily visible to a person standing near the tree's base that uses the word “Christmas,” or includes an image of the Nativity, or bears the name or image of Jesus Christ. On the north side of the tree--at a height of about 4 feet and easily visible to people standing near it---there is an ornament...
  • US Citizen Arrested For Terror Plots Against US Capitol, Pentagon

    09/28/2011 7:09:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2011 | Guy Benson
    A 26-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested and charged today in connection with a plot to attack the Pentagon and the Capitol, the Justice Department announced.  Rezwan Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen, is accused of planning to use a remote-controlled aircraft filled with explosives to attack the buildings. He was also charged with attempting to provide support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization — specifically al-Qaida, the organization behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I know what you're thinking, PC police: "That's unfair, you Islamophobe!  Just because his name is Rezwan doesn't mean he's a Muslim, or that his planned attacks were...
  • Lungren disposes of House composting program

    01/25/2011 12:22:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 1/25/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Republican Rep. Dan Lungren is using the power of his new leadership post to throw out a composting initiative started under former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's watch. Lungren, named chairman of the Committee on House Administration after Republicans gained control of the House last November, announced this week that he has asked the House Chief Administrative Officer to halt the waste disposal program, citing increased costs and unrealized energy savings. The program, part of the past Democratic leadership's "Green the Capitol" push, put compostable trays and utensils in House dining facilities in an effort to reduce landfill-bound waste. But the...
  • U.S. Capitol evacuation order, issued at 1:41 p.m., rescinded about 20 minutes later....

    01/01/2011 10:58:46 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 1, 2010 | Politico
    BEAKING News: The U.S. Capitol Police has ordered an immediate evacuation of the Capitol after an unauthorized aircraft entered restricted airspace.
  • Capitol police shoot armed suspect

    09/17/2010 5:39:21 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | September 17, 2010
    U.S. Capitol Police officers shot a man Friday morning after he allegedly pointed a gun directly at them. The suspect's condition was immediately known, according to a statement by Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. Officers received a radio alert around 5 a.m. that an armed man was in the vicinity and located him at 2nd and C Street SW. "Fearing for their lives, officers fired their weapons," Schneider said. The suspect was transported to a hospital...
  • Democrats must get out of their bunker to stem disaster in November

    01/16/2010 6:13:11 PM PST · by Saije · 28 replies · 1,458+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/16/2010 | Dana Milbank
    You can learn everything you need to know about the current Democratic state of mind from House Democrats' decision to hold their annual retreat last week in a bunker. Usually the retreat is at Virginia's Kingsmill Resort and Spa (slogan: "Stay. Play. Getaway."), but Democrats aren't in a playful mood (and who could blame them, with public support for Congress at 1994 levels?). So they first sought out the security of a military base, Fort McNair. When they realized they couldn't hold a political event at a military installation, they moved to the Capitol Visitor Center, in a windowless stone...
  • Capitol Hill on Lockdown

    12/29/2009 12:57:48 PM PST · by J. Worthington · 34 replies · 2,209+ views
    Headline only
  • Terrorism Defendants Sentenced in Atlanta

    12/15/2009 1:14:34 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 770+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/December/09-nsd-1338.html FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 14, 2009 Terrorism Defendants Sentenced in Atlanta Ehsanul Islam Sadequee Receives 17 Years in Prison; Co-defendant Syed Haris Ahmed Receives 13 Years Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, 23, of Roswell, Ga., and Syed Haris Ahmed, 25, of Atlanta, were sentenced today in federal court following their convictions earlier this year in separate but related criminal trials, the Justice Department announced. "With their words and their actions, these defendants supported the wrongheaded but very dangerous idea that armed violence aimed at American interests will force our Government and our people...
  • God returns to the Capitol Visitors Center

    10/06/2009 5:37:17 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 3 replies · 447+ views
    email ^ | 10/6/09 | American Family Association
    Please help us get this information into the hands of as many people as possible by forwarding it to your entire e-mail list of family and friends. God returns to the Capitol Visitors Center Congressman says YOU and your AFA made the difference! October 6, 2009 When the $621 million Capitol Visitors Center opened last year, somebody was conspicuously absent at the opening ceremony: God. Virtually all references to the role that faith in God played in the founding and development of the United States had been scrubbed from displays. The secular fundamentalists who designed the exhibits even mistakenly said...
  • Missing national motto restored in Washington

    10/03/2009 6:24:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 2 replies · 508+ views
    WND ^ | October 2, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    'In God We Trust' conspicuously absent at launch of Capitol Visitor Center,Yesterday, individuals across the country who were willing to stand up on behalf of our nation's religious heritage saw a major victory," announced U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., in a website statement this week. Last year, WND reported Forbes responded to concerns the Christian heritage of the United States had been scrubbed from the 580,000-square-foot facility. He worked with other members of Congress until the Committee on House Administration and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee agreed to include references to the nation's
  • PENCE STATEMENT ON "IN GOD WE TRUST” IN CAPITOL VISITOR'S CENTER

    10/01/2009 11:46:10 AM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 3 replies · 502+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 1, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    U.S. Congressman Mike Pence released the following statement after the unveiling of our national motto "In God We Trust" engraved in stone in the Capitol Visitor Center...
  • Islam In the Capital, the Culture, Colonization

    09/25/2009 1:15:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 1,546+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Sept. 25, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    Washington today, Islam on Capital Hill, "Our Time Has Time"- a sorry crowd of 1000maybe 5k (not the promised 50,000)
  • Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Capitol Visitor Center

    09/15/2009 8:53:09 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 17 replies · 796+ views
    News.Yahoo ^ | 9/16/09 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON — A California Republican congressman wants to do a little writing on the walls of Washington's newest federal building. If Rep. Dan Lungren gets his way, Congress will spend nearly $100,000 to engrave the words "In God We Trust " and the Pledge of Allegiance in prominent spots at the Capitol Visitor Center . Lungren's proposal drew only a whimper of opposition last week when the House of Representatives voted 410-8 to approve it. Now, however, Lungren finds himself tussling with a national atheists and agnostics group. The Wisconsin -based Freedom From Religion Foundation Inc. sued this week to...
  • Man With Gun Arrested Near Capitol During Speech

    09/10/2009 10:49:46 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 16 replies · 1,400+ views
    thehill.com ^ | 9/10/9
    A man with a shotgun was arrested on Wednesday night by U.S. Capitol Police while attempting to gain access to Capitol grounds as President Barack Obama began to deliver his speech to a joint session on healthcare. Capitol Police stopped Joshua Bowman, 28, of Falls Church, Va., at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday night several blocks away from the Capitol as he made a “failed attempt to gain access to [a Capitol] barricade,” a spokeswoman said.
  • Islam on Capitol Hill

    09/07/2009 1:55:55 PM PDT · by surfer · 45 replies · 3,317+ views
    Gee... For some reason the permit information for this event has just been made available. I wonder why it took so long for them to publish this information. 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...
  • 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.
  • Capitol Hill Police have no report of threats from Brian Baird

    08/21/2009 7:48:58 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 11 replies · 725+ views
    Clarkblog.org ^ | August 21, 2009 | Beancounter
    "Baird’s office had not previously disclosed the specific language of the death threat. The message left on Baird’s office voice mail was turned over to the U.S. Capitol Police, Love said." I just got off of the telephone with the Capitol Hill Police Department, Records and Reports. That office is responsible for initiating any and all incident and complaint reports for the Capitol Hill Police Department. One does not merely "turn over" something to the Capitol Hill Police, you must file a Police report bnefore they can take action on anything. I first called the Watch Commander's Office and explained...
  • Atheists in the Capitol's Foxhole

    07/21/2009 4:22:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 247+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2009 | Chuck Norris
    I'm a fighter for the freedoms of speech and religion. They are our constitutional rights -- what the First Amendment is all about. But those freedoms don't give atheists the entitlement to eliminate or revise America's religious heritage in the new $621 million taxpayer-provided Capitol Visitor Center in Washington. This month, the House and Senate passed identical resolutions approving the engravings of the national motto ("In God We Trust") and the Pledge of Allegiance in prominent places in the Capitol Visitor Center -- a 580,000-square-foot facility under the Capitol -- where 15,500 guests visit each day. Spearheading the measures were...
  • Police shoot and kill armed man near US Capitol

    07/15/2009 6:33:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies · 1,036+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/15/2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – A chaotic scene unfolded near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday after police shot and killed an armed man in what authorities described as a routine rush hour traffic stop that turned deadly. U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Schneider said the unidentified 35-year-old man refused to stop at the checkpoint about two blocks north of the Capitol complex. The man drove the wrong way down a street and struck two officers with his car — one on foot and the other on a motorcycle, Schneider said. The two officers received minor injuries. Police opened fire after the man...
  • Shooting on Capital Hill

    07/15/2009 7:05:39 PM PDT · by The D.C. Writeup · 3 replies · 645+ views
    The DC Writeup ^ | 7/15/09 | Editors
    There are reports of a shooting in the lower Capitol Hill park on the Senate side of the building. This is the park between the Capitol and Union Station.
  • Atheists sue to keep "In God We Trust" off DC building

    07/15/2009 8:39:45 AM PDT · by sdw2009 · 7 replies · 390+ views
    The nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block an architect from engraving "In God We Trust"...
  • 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
  • Police Sealed Off Part of Capitol After Reports of Gunfire

    07/15/2009 2:46:35 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 134 replies · 8,814+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2009 | NA
  • Group Seeks to Block 'In God We Trust' Engraving

    07/15/2009 9:06:05 AM PDT · by FromLori · 10 replies · 382+ views
    Fox ^ | 7/14/09
    The nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block an architect from engraving "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington. The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation's lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in western Wisconsin, claims the taxpayer-funded engravings would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. The House and Senate passed identical resolutions this month directing the Architect of the Capitol to engrave "In God We Trust" and the pledge in prominent places at the entrance for 3 million tourists who visit the Capitol each...
  • Lawsuit seeks to block 'In God We Trust' engraving

    07/14/2009 5:26:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 260+ views
    chicagotribune ^ | July 14, 2009
    MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin-based anti-religion group is seeking to block an architect from engraving "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington. The House and Senate passed resolutions this month directing the Architect of the Capitol to engrave the national motto and the pledge in prominent places at the center, which is the entrance for tourists visiting the Capitol.
  • Lawsuit seeks to block 'In God We Trust' engraving (on Capitol Visitor Center in DC)

    07/14/2009 2:58:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 618+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/14/09 | Ryan J. Foley - ap
    MADISON, Wis. – The nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block an architect from engraving "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington. The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation's lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in western Wisconsin, claims the taxpayer-funded engravings would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. The House and Senate passed identical resolutions this month directing the Architect of the Capitol to engrave "In God We Trust" and the pledge in prominent places at the entrance for 3 million tourists who visit...
  • Race Critics: Capitol Hill Is Too White

    06/26/2009 10:53:18 AM PDT · by kddid · 53 replies · 1,158+ views
    Newsmax ^ | June 26, 2009 | Dave Eberhart
    There’s not enough racial diversity among the congressional staff on Capitol Hill and activists want corrective action. “Given such poor numbers, let’s acknowledge that there is something broken about the process,” said Citigroup lobbyist Paul Thornell, a former aide to Al Gore and former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota. He added that there are “few intentional strategies in place to promote minorities.” The solution, say critics of the status quo: fully embrace the so-called “Rooney rule,” named after Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney. The rule requires that NFL teams interview at least one minority prospect when filling...
  • 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...
  • WH bans all future flyovers

    04/27/2009 8:25:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 90 replies · 2,963+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | April 27, 2009 | major garrett
    WH bans all future photo-shoot flyovers with AF1 backup plane WH official tells Fox these flights have been banned but would not confirm a Wall Street Journal report that a planned flyover on May 5-6 in Washington, with the US Capitol as a backdrop, had been scrubbed.
  • Reagan statue moves a step closer to a place in the U.S. Capitol

    04/25/2009 12:18:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 53 replies · 2,346+ views
    Press-Enterprise ^ | Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | BEN GOAD
    Ronald Reagan became president at a time of recession: the early 1980s when the nation faced double-digit unemployment and a dire economic outlook. So it is only fitting that he return to Washington now, lawmakers said Wednesday as they passed a resolution giving California approval to put a Reagan sculpture in the National Statuary Hall Collection inside the Capitol building. Each state is allowed two statues in the hall. "Just as we find ourselves today struggling with hardship and conflict, Reagan was also confronted with a troubled economy and uncertain times," said Inland Rep. Ken Calvert, who has championed the...
  • UPDATE 1-Man held at US Capitol, had rifle in truck-police

    02/10/2009 9:17:36 PM PST · by familyop · 26 replies · 1,117+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10FEB09 | Reuters
    The man "told officers that he had a delivery for President Obama so the officers began to question him further and he admitted to having a rifle in his truck," said Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Hill Police. The man, Alfred Brock, 64, of Winnfield, Louisiana, has been charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition...
  • Threat to Obama: Man armed with rifle held

    02/10/2009 8:06:43 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 50 replies · 1,939+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 11 Feb., 2009 | REUTERS
    WASHINGTON: A man who drove up to the US Capitol complex and told police he had a delivery for President Barack Obama was arrested by police after telling them he had a rifle in his truck, police said on Tuesday. The man "told officers that he had a delivery for President Obama so the officers began to question him further and he admitted to having a rifle in his truck," said Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for the US Capitol Hill Police. The man, Alfred Brock, 64, of Winnfield, Louisiana, has been charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and possession...
  • Capitol Police Arrest Man with Rifle (Said He Had Delivery for Obama)

    02/10/2009 2:59:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 181 replies · 5,438+ views
    Capitol Police say a man was arrested after carrying a rifle to the U.S. Capitol Tuesday and telling officers he had a delivery for President Obama. It happened around 4 p.m. at the north barricade of the Capitol. Investigators say the man drove up and said he had a delivery for the president, and after he was questioned he admitted to having a rifle in his vehicle. SNIP
  • Doorway Anointed With Oil For Obama

    01/15/2009 3:37:28 PM PST · by BGHater · 39 replies · 1,264+ views
    EuroWeb ^ | 12 Jan 2009 | EuroWeb
    A first time gesture for a presidential inauguration continues to set Obama's election apart. *In a first for presidential inaugurations, Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia joined Reverend Rob Schenck of Faith and Action and others. Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, both based in Washington, DC, in a prayer service inside the US Capitol that included anointing the doorway President-Elect Barack Obama will pass through on his way to the platform to be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States on January 20. "Anointing with oil is a rich tradition both in the Bible and in the...