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Bernie Sanders’ climate plan would be awesome if he had a friendly Congress, but he won’t

The Democratic candidate has a grand vision, but what would he actually get done without cooperation from Capitol Hill?

The Local Artist Who Made the Broadway Smurf Turds Recommended Getting Rid of Them Months Ago

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Glory glory glory! They're gone! Ansel Herz I know everyone is mourning the passing of David Bowie today, but there's a small cause for celebration, too. As Capitol Hill Seattle first reported yesterday, the blue bollards, colloquially...Show More Summary

12-Year-Old Fighting Hunger Gets to Be Michelle Obama's State of the Union Guest

Post by Becky Bracken. Braeden Mannering is a 12-year-old kid on his way to Capitol Hill to be Michelle Obama's special guest at this year's State of the Union. Obama's speech reportedly will be tackling issues of income equality and hunger -- something Braeden has developed a brilliant plan to fight. Show More Summary

Speaker Ralston Discusses the Upcoming Legislative Session

In a wide ranging discussion with members of the Capitol Hill press corps, House Speaker David Ralston covered several issues that are expected to come up during the 2016 legislative session, which begins on Monday. Among the topics the Speaker addressed were medical marijuana legislation, MARTA legislation, and funding for the Hope scholarship. The Speaker …

Democrats Criticize White House On Deportation Raids In Tense Meeting

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- White House officials faced frustrated and upset Democrats on Thursday when they went to Capitol Hill to discuss deportation raids on mothers and children. The raids, which have picked up at least 121 individuals, increased...Show More Summary

Got $250 to Spare? Go See Bill Clinton Talk About Hillary's Presidential Ambitions on Friday on Capitol Hill

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This guy wants your money. Alan Freed / Shutterstock.com Bill Clinton is coming to town. On Friday afternoon, the former prez will host a fundraiser for his wife's presidential campaign at Century Ballroom on Pine. But you gotta pony up to see him. Show More Summary

Trump proves the GOP needs a new approach

A long-time Capitol Hill adviser ruefully observed, “Donald Trump has exercised a hostile takeover of the GOP.” Well, not yet — it remains extremely unlikely the GOP will hand him the nomination, but the observation was insightful. Trump walked into the middle of a political party, decided it had been giving customers a lousy product […]

Get Ready for the Right-Wing Backlash Over Washington's New Transgender Bathroom Policy

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle's transgender pride march wound through Capitol Hill last June. Ansel Herz The Washington legislative session gets underway next week and Republican officials are busy riling up the fears of their base over a new rule from the...Show More Summary

The thing D.C. could to allow legal pot sales — but probably won’t

An end-run on Congress would mark a new chapter in the city’s tense relationship with Capitol Hill.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Bye-bye to Paul Ryan's holiday beard

The Wisconsin Republican has been sporting a "hunting beard" since Thanksgiving, but he appeared clean shaven on Tuesday as the House returned to business. The 45-year-old Ryan grew the beard at "deer camp" and his office said at the time that he would keep it as long as his wife, Janna, let him.

Rubio inadvertently slams his own allies on national security

By his own reasoning, Rubio's key Capitol HIll allies are not to be trusted on national security.

Government Officials Think NSA Spying That 'Incidentally' Swept Up Congressional Phone Calls Still Not Enough Spying

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Wall Street Journal's recent revelation that the NSA swept up Congress members' communications in a dragnet, which had been assumed to have shut down, has provoked a variety of reactions from Capitol Hill. Some Congress members have angrily expressed their displeasure at being spied on like so many citizens of so many nations (including ours). Show More Summary

It's Snowing On Capitol Hill

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You can kinda see the snowflakes in that pic if you look close and use your imagination. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Andrew & Becky's Bright, Eclectic Seattle Apartment — House Tour

Pin it Name: Andrew Nedimyer and Becky Armbruster Location: Capitol Hill — Seattle, Washington Size: 1,000-ish square feet Years lived in: 6 months; Rented Having only shared their bright and spacious Capitol Hill apartment for six short months, Andrew and Becky sure do know how to throw a fantastic home together. Show More Summary

Police seek man who robbed, sexually assaulted woman on Capitol Hill

An arrest warrant has been issued in connection with the Nov. 24 incident near Lincoln Park.

Two robbed of iPhones near Capitol Hill; police search with helicopter

Two robbed of iPhones at knifepoint near Capitol Hill; police search with helicopter, find the phones

Ted Cruz Loves the Campaign Trail

Bloomberg: “Ted Cruz is as comfortable and happy on the stump as he is uptight and gloomy on Capitol Hill. While Republican rivals like Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and Ohio Governor John Kasich approach campaigning [...]

Ted Cruz's biggest constituency: The House maniacs

Ted Cruz might be the most hated person on the Senate side of Capitol Hill, but he's got the House maniacs on his side, with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) acting as head cheerleader. Lawmakers like Reps. Steve King of Iowa and Mo Brooks of Alabama are attending campaign rallies with Cruz. Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: It's The Pits Edition

In the news: RIP Lemmy, smoke temporarily closes Glenmont Metro, all dark in Capitol Hill, and more. [ more › ]

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