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What Else but the Capitol Hill Block Party?

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You know it’s officially summer when the Pike/Pine corridor puts on its best neon hot shorts and revs up for three days of music, day drinking, sunburns, weed wafts, and sunshine! This year’s Capitol Hill Block Party boasts a great local lineup—Childbirth, Neighbors, Country Lips... KEEP READING > >

Mr. Meadow Jumping Mouse goes to Washington

MOUSE MAELSTROM: Listing the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species has led to a battle between environmentalists and New Mexico ranchers that went all the way to Capitol Hill Thursday. By Rob Nikolewski ? New Mexico Watchdog The battle over the meadow jumping mouse moved Thursday from New Mexico to Capitol Hill. Ranchers who...

What I’m Packing for My Great Horror Campout

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ten Thirty One Productions This Saturday night, most of you will be out drinking, twerking, vaping, selfie-ing, and maybe even remembering to catch some music at Capitol Hill Block Party. I, however, will be somewhere far preferable: out in the woods, trapped in a horror movie. The Great Horror Campout is exactly what it sounds like. Show More Summary

Who Are You Seeing Today at Capitol Hill Block Party?

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

kelly o Kelly O is brave enough to see Crypts tonight. Block Party starts in five hours! Do you have sunscreen? Do you have a neon fanny pack? Do you have a pot brownie to eat right before you walk in (not actually recommended)? Most...Show More Summary

Today's Conservative Obamacare Baloney Debunked

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File In this May 12, 2009, file photo Jonathan Gruber, professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, participates in a Capitol Hill hearing on the overhaul of the heath care system in Washington. Show More Summary

The Fed Calls Out Biotech... Is It Time To Sell?

When the world’s top central banker speaks, markets pay very close attention. Last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was on Capitol Hill delivering her semi-annual testimony on monetary policy. And in her remarks she stuck mostly...Show More Summary

Members of Congress Pitch Their Town as Host for DNC Convention

As the Democratic National Committee is making site visits to potential host cities for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, The Washington Post’s Jackie Kucinich visited Capitol Hill to hear from several Members from finalist cities on why their town should be chosen. Philadelphia’s Rep. Show More Summary

Gowdy Destroys IRS Commissioner Over Non-Compliance With Investigation Into Tea Party Targeting

Yesterday IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified on Capitol Hill after news surfaced Lois Lerner's hard drive was scratched and that data...

Humanists to Congress: We want a military chaplain, too

Atheists and humanists are turning to Capitol Hill to renew the case for their own military chaplain.

Dole back on Hill to try and push through U.N. disabilities treaty

(CNN) – Hoping to spur more Republican support, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole returned to the U.S. Capitol to urge ratification of a global disability rights treaty. The one-time Kansas GOP lawmaker, who had two stints leading the chamber before resigning to run for president in 1996, joined veterans and rights groups at a […]

Pork Executive Arrested by Capitol Police on Gun Charge

For the second time in a week, a man was arrested at the entrance of a Capitol Hill office building for allegedly carrying a firearm.

A Needlessly Confrontational Trade Policy Pitch

K. William Watson Thanks to an ad campaign by a U.S. agriculture group, Washington, DC, commuters—especially those who work on Capitol Hill—have been learning about Japan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The agribusiness lobby group...Show More Summary

Immigration Reform Is Actually Happening – Just Not On Capitol Hill

Though comprehensive immigration reform has sputtered and stalled in Congress, many Democrats and activists have turned their attention away from the federal government and started focusing their efforts on the local level. This push...Show More Summary

Gridlock on Capitol Hill Over Immigration Plan Surprises Precisely No One

last monthNews : Truthdig

Wikimedia Commons So there’s this plan circulating in Congress, hatched by Senate Democrats, that would call for some $2.7 billion to attempt to deal with one pressing aspect of the immigration quandary: what to do about the growing ranks of migrant children crossing the U.S. Show More Summary

Pronto Cycle Share Launches in Two Months! Here's Where They Want to Put the Bike Stations

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Pronto Cycle Share And here's what the bikes themselves look like! On Monday, Capitol Hill Seattle blog posted a map of the purported planned locations for ten Pronto bicycle share stations on Capitol Hill. It's not quite right, however. Show More Summary

My Fears and Hopes for Capitol Hill Block Party This Weekend

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Of all the thoughts currently keeping me up at night (why does my neighbor only skateboard at 4 a.m.? Does that cracking/clomping noise mean he's really good or really bad? Are tootsie rolls really supposed to be chocolate?), the most...Show More Summary

What Can I Do with $2000 to Update This Kitchen? — Good Questions

Q: Hello, Apartment Therapy readers! I need some serious help. My boyfriend and I will be moving into this gorgeous Capitol Hill flat in August. Everything about this old beauty is perfect, except the kitchen. The owners were nice enough...Show More Summary

SPD Investigating Another Bullethole-Ridden Target Left on Capitol Hill

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County One was found at the front door of the League of Women Voters on July 7; the other was found tacked to a tree on 17th Ave. and Madison last Thursday. According to SPD's Blotter:Officers did...Show More Summary

Barney Frank to Testify on Dodd-Frank on Wednesday

Barney Frank is back on Capitol Hill – and he’ll be taking on House Financial Services Republicans to defend the four-year financial law that bears his name.

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