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 […]
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 >>
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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 (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
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
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
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, 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...
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.
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 > >
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...
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
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
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.