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Elizabeth Warren's Next Target: Walmart

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has it out for Walmart. On Tuesday, the freshman senator will hold an event on Capitol Hill calling out the retail giant for its low wages and terrible employment practices. The briefing will be held a week ahead of the nationwide anti-Walmart protests planned for Black Friday. Warren will be joined by Rep. Show More Summary

Whither Wheeler? FCC Mulls the Fate of Net Neutrality

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. A...Show More Summary

What Do Republicans Mean When They Say Amnesty?

If there is one issue that will creep into everything that happens on Capitol Hill right now, it is immigration. Whether you’re interested in spending, national security, the next attorney general, or the 2016 presidential contest, immigration will be deeply involved. Show More Summary

3 More ULink Workshops Coming Up

On Monday night, I and several other STB writers and readers attended the Capitol Hill installment of Metro’s “Link Connections” workshops. Both the format and the relatively sparse attendance afforded a surprising intimacy to the conversation, and they also provided an exceptional depth of engagement with planning staff. Show More Summary

The Media-Pollster Axis Stole the Election

Politics is the hot ticket in journalism these days. Young reporters long to cover Capitol Hill, when once they longed for the exotic life of the foreign correspondent. "Timbuktu or bust" has become "Washington or fail." Journalism's...Show More Summary

How Badly Do Republicans Want Tax Reform? (Maybe Not That Badly)

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Representative Dave Camp, Republican of Michigan, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. I f there's one major issue on which...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Another Hate Crime on the Hill

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

hanapun/Shutterstock A guy says he was doing this when he was accosted with homophobic slurs. Man Beaten on Capitol Hill Yesterday: The victim says he was smoking a cigarette near the corner of Belmont Avenue and East Pike Street early...Show More Summary

Justin Amash: The New GOP Majority May Be Better Than You Think

last monthNews : Reason

Last night on The Independents Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) came on with mid-Movember beard to assess how principled limited-government ypes should greet the newly Republican-controlled Capitol Hill. His optimism may surprise you: Also...Show More Summary

Shocked, Shocked To Find Sausage-Making On Capitol Hill

Republicans now want to haul Jon Gruber before Congress to testify about his remarks on Obamacare, lack of transparency, and stupid voters.

Rep. Steve Stockman Subpoenaed

How did this one slip past the mainstream media? Oh, yeah: OIKIYAR! Outgoing Rep. Steve Stockman and three staffers in his Capitol Hill office have been served with grand jury subpoenas for testimony and documents in a criminal investigation in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Texas Republican — who has been [...]

Gohmert: Public Should Be ‘Burning Up the Phone Lines’ on ObamaCare

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) declared that the public should be “burning up the phone lines” on Capitol Hill in support of Obamacare’s repeal in light of comments insulting the American public’s intelligence and citing the opaque nature...Show More Summary

Another Casualty on Capitol Hill: The Redwood Is Closing

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Farewell, wooden bowls of peanuts. These are not words I ever thought I would write, but they’re true. The Redwood isn’t closing tomorrow, or even next month, but it’s closing. According to Lisa Brooke, one of the bar’s owners,...Show More Summary

Meet Capitol Hill’s Top Uber User: Rep. Gwen Moore

It’s typically Republicans who hail the Uber ride-sharing service as emblematic of their free-market ethos. But nobody at the Capitol is more enamored with it than Rep. Gwen Moore (D., Wis.).

Time to get quacking on Capitol Hill

By VICTORIA JONES Talk Radio News Service WASHINGTON – Fresh from an election that emphatically showed voter dissatisfaction with a gridlocked Washington, lawmakers return today for a lame-duck session that will provide the first crucial test of whether Democrats and Republicans can cooperate or if the next Congress will be another study in dysfunction. Democrats […]

The Gayest House in Seattle Is for Sale

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

REDFIN.COM It's the house so gay The Stranger made a news reporter write about it. From Pat Kearney's 2002 profile: Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, Michelle and Susan's house is a one-and-a-half story Victorian built in 1903. The color pink dominates. Show More Summary

Loretta Lynch mingles at Capitol Hill home reception

When Eric Holder announced that he was stepping down as Attorney General, it looked like the Cabinet was about to get a lot duller without its most social member. But Washington hosts who want to glam up their guest lists with a VIP guest can take heart — it seems that Loretta Lynch, the White […]

Rangel: Calling Tea Party 'white crackers' was a compliment

The longtime Capitol Hill Democrat said Monday that he was puzzled by the firestorm that his use of the term in a 2013 interview set off.

Luntz: Midterms Were Not a Republican Revolution

Frank Luntz: [T]hat anti-Democrat wave was not the same as a pro-Republican endorsement. In many races that went from blue to red, Republican success was hardly because of what the GOP has achieved on Capitol Hill. In fact, if Americans...Show More Summary

Axelrod: Republicans Need to Show That They Can Work with This President

On MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily" on Wednesday, former top Obama adviser David Axelrod argued that now the Republicans are in the majority of both chambers of Congress on Capitol Hill, the onus was on the GOP to prove to President Barack Obama they would be willing to work with him. Show More Summary

""As the cable shows signed off last night, it was dawning even on the most conventional pundits that the Republicans had not elected an escadrille of Republican archangels..."

"... to descend upon Capitol Hill. It was more like a murder of angry crows. Joni Ernst is not a moderate. David Perdue is not a moderate. Thom Tillis is not a moderate. Cory Gardner -- who spiced up his victory by calling himself 'the tip of the spear' -- is not a moderate. Show More Summary

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