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Looking back at Transgender Lobby Day 2014

With sweaty palms and an empty stomach, I sat in Representative Frank Lobiondo’s office on Capitol Hill waiting for my appointment to begin. I nervously twiddled my thumbs as I looked around the office filled with South Jersey memorabilia and reminisced about my childhood in Egg Harbor Township. The Congressman has been representing my district […]

Want to keep your home and your independence as you age? Prevent falls.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

When Gerry Connolly, 73, took a bad fall in the middle of the night, his wife, Marian, was sure they would have to sell their Capitol Hill home. They loved the 1865 Italianate house, but Gerry, who has acute peripheral neuropathy, was finding it harder and harder to navigate its multiple levels. Read full article >>

Rehabs: Renovations: Washingtonian Mag on the Pitfalls of Old Houses

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Washingtonian's current issue treks into "This Old House" territory with four articles on modern living in historic homes. The eye-candy portion: Profiles of five spiffed-up spaces, from a 1924 Capitol Hill rowhouse with exposed brick walls and orange upholstery...

Profiles In Courage

Republicans and global warming: In stark contrast to their party’s public stance on Capitol Hill, many Republicans privately acknowledge the scientific consensus that human activity is at least partially responsible for climate change and recognize the need to address the problem. Show More Summary

Transparency Is Breaking Out All Over!

Jim Harper On Monday, Cato is hosting a briefing on Capitol Hill about congressional Wikipedia editing. Over a recent 90-day period, there were over 400,000 hits on Wikipedia articles about bills pending in Congress. If congressional...Show More Summary

Trish Turner Named Washington Senior Producer of ‘CBS This Morning’

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Former Capitol Hill producer for the FOX News Channel and CNN Trish Turner has been named Washington senior producer of “CBS This Morning.” Turner will fill the role previously held by Jill Jackson, who yesterday, we wrote, is set to...Show More Summary

Gohmert: Obama Doesn't Want to Stop 'Undocumented Democrats' from Coming

Wednesday during an interview with Tim Constantine on "The Capitol Hill Show," Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said the Obama administration has no desire to stop the surge of illegal immigrants flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border. Gohmert dubbed them "undocumented Democrats" because immigrants, tend to vote for the Democratic Party. Show More Summary

Jill Jackson Named Senior Producer of ‘Face the Nation’

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

CBS News today announced that Jill Jackson, who’s been with the bureau since 2007, is set to join ”Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer“ as a senior producer. Jackson served as a Capitol Hill producer in CBS’s Washington bureau before joining “CBS This Morning” in 2013. Show More Summary

News: Gay Veterans Memorial, Dave Franco, Ben Hur, Star Trek

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Design revealed for memorial to gay veterans in Congressional Cemetery's 'gay corner' on Capitol Hill: “The political climate is such that it would still take years to get Congressional approval to place a monument on the Washington Mall,” the site...

Capitol Hill Block Party: Aural Fixation, Selfies, & Heat.

  Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP), a summer highlight for nearly 20,000 people, took over four of Seattle’s most bumpin nightlife blocks late this July. With two large outdoor stages, […] Related posts: Touchdown In Dallas, We’ll See You At Mad Decent Block Party Mad Decent Block Party 2012: Toronto [show review + photo gallery] Mad Decent Block Party 2012 Dates Announced

NYTimes Grudgingly Admits Tea Party Winning Immigration Fight

The New York Times yesterday featured a story about how the Tea Party has influenced the GOP on immigration: "On Capitol Hill, the Tea Party wing continues to drive the party’s agenda. Last winter, as House Republican leaders drafted...Show More Summary

First: Gay Military Memorial in D.C. Congressional Cemetery's 'Gay Corner'

A special memorial to gay military veterans is scheduled to be placed in the “gay corner” of the Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill. Cemetery president Paul K. Williams said the stone memorial will be near “the ‘gay corner,’ thought to be the only LGBT cemetery section in the world,” reports the Washington Examiner. Show More Summary

Consumer bureau now taking — and expecting — Bitcoin complaints

While members of Congress might be holding events on Capitol Hill to celebrate Bitcoin, a dozen blocks west, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now saying that it's wary of the risks associated with such virtual currencies. What risks? "Unclear costs, volatile exchange rates, the threat of hacking and scams and that companies may not offer […]

Nancy Pelosi Brings Her Smile and Judgment to TLC's Next Great Baker

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Nancy Pelosi, tweeter of the words "Mr. President" and “dark chocolate” in the same 140 characters, is taking her talents to TLC’s Next Great Baker. Let Capitol Hill rejoice. Read more...

The Men Who Wanted Us to Eat Hippos

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Nearly a century ago, three men waged a quixotic campaign to bring African hippos to the American dinner table that ended up on Capitol Hill.

A Block Party on Capitol Hill That’S Smaller and FREE

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Another block party on Capitol Hill! Already? That’s right, only this one is free and intimate—more like an actual block party! Except that you won’t have to make awkward conversation with your idiot neighbor. The party shall be packed with bands like the Pharmacy... KEEP READING > >

Why We Need To Stop Saying Cyberattacks Are An "Existential" Threat

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Leaders from Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, the FBI and other government agencies warn that the U.S. is vulnerable to cyberattacks that could threaten the country's very existence. But one adviser to the White House argues that such statements exaggerate the danger and distract the government from the actual risks. Read more...

In Culture News: The Return of the Egyptian, the (Sorta) End of 12 Minutes Max, and Your Next Four Years' Worth of Superhero Movies

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Return of the Best Cinema House in Seattle: And it's not the Cinerama, which closed for some mysterious "renovations," but The Egyptian, which closed in 2013 and left a massive black hole in the heart of cultural Capitol Hill. Earlier this year, it was announced that SIFF was going to reopen the theater. Show More Summary

Monsoon's New Room Is No Kids Allowed

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O REALLY PRETTY At top right, that's the love-it-or-hate-it spiky, hanging sculpture. Monsoon on Capitol Hill has expanded, and it's totally gorgeous, and it's for adults only. Here's my review, including what co-owner Eric Banh has to say about the banishment of the children (one bit: "I have a 6-year-old son. Show More Summary

ABC’s Rick Klein Once Almost Ran Over a Senator

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

It was back in his salad days as a rookie Capitol Hill reporter, and portable hand-technology had just become A Thing, and also Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) was incredibly old.

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