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Bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill — at least for now

The same day as the Medicare vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved legislation empowering Congress to review and possibly reject an emerging Iran nuclear pact. Lawmakers seem to be close to a compromise on...Show More Summary

Talks to begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

Both House and Senate Republicans have endorsed major cuts to programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, highway projects and domestic agency budgets as a way to bring the federal ledger into balance within a decade — all without raising taxes. [...]Show More Summary

GYROCOPTER STUNT SHOWS GOVERNMENT INCOMPETENCE:   When a left-wing, postal civil servant nut-job l…

GYROCOPTER STUNT SHOWS GOVERNMENT INCOMPETENCE:   When a left-wing, postal civil servant nut-job lands a gyrocopter on the Capitol Hill lawn to publicize the supposed need for campaign finance reform (i.e., to oppose Citizens United and free speech under the First Amendment), it seems pretty clear that D.C.–and the country in general–isn’t being adequately secured. House […]

Not Delivered: Gyrocopter Pilot's Message

The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration today that his message wasn't getting through. Doug Hughes had hoped to raise awareness about the influence of big money in politics by deliberately breaking...

Rare bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill

On Iran, Medicare, education and trade, Republicans and Democrats have come together to make deals, and that's something rarely seen lately. Continue reading ? The post Rare bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Stanton & Greene preview: The scene is lively, the menu a snooze

The choicest bit about Stanton & Greene, the upstart Capitol Hill restaurant from three of the owners of Beuchert’s Saloon and Sonoma, concerns its name. The words, splashed across the facade, are a tip of the stovepipe hat to Edwin M. Show More Summary

Some People Are Easily Terrorized

Whoa, folks, Miss Lindsey Graham thinks our Doug should have been shot out of the sky (glad you weren’t, Doug) because he could be mentally ill (unlike most everyone else on Capitol Hill?). Or radically Islamic. Miss Lindsey must have been frightened right out of his crinoline. Tweet

On Capitol Hill, new homes come with history

The Georgian-style Maples manor house on Capitol Hill has had an eventful history.Designed by William Lovering in 1795, the Maples was visited often by George Washington and purchased by Francis Scott Key in 1815, one year after he wrote “The Star Spangled Banner.”Read full article >>

Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A difficult bipartisan agreement over global U.S. trade policy is turning into a bitter battle among Democrats, pitting President Barack Obama and his business-friendly allies on Capitol Hill against lawmakers loyal...Show More Summary

Pop goes the Democratic Party

Pop goes the Democratic Party by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group WASHINGTON — It was another one of those rallies on Capitol Hill where lawmakers line up to take shots at the Obama administration. But this time the lawmakers were all Democrats. A quartet of senators and a dozen members of the House took [...]Show More Summary

Reid rattles GOP with Lynch vote threat

Frank Thorp, NBC News Capitol Hill producer, talks with Rachel Maddow about Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's threat to force a confirmation vote on...

Mix of Curiosity and Outrage on the Hill After Pilot Buzzes Capitol

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Doug Hughes, 61, was charged with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft.

Capitol Hill gyrocopter pilot was protesting campaign finance

Florida postal worker Doug Hughes flew a one-man helicopter on to the lawn of the Capitol to protest the influx of millions of dollars in dark, secret money...

Elizabeth Brown Pryor, biographer of Robert E. Lee and Clara Barton, dies

Elizabeth Brown Pryor, the State Department’s former top liaison on Capitol Hill who had a second career as a historian and author of well-regarded biographies of American Red Cross founder Clara Barton and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, died April 13 in a car accident near her home in Richmond. She was 64.Read full article >>

O’Malley to speak out against trade deal as he outlines economic priorities at Harvard

Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley plans to speak out against a major trade pact sought by President Obama just as it started advancing on Capitol Hill. O’Malley, who has been positioning himself for a Democratic presidential bid, was set to denounce the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a “bad trade deal” during a speech Thursday night at Harvard […]

Twenty-One Arrested on Capitol Hill on Nationwide Day of Action Against Wealth Inequality

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"This is what democracy looks like!" the marchers chanted. Ansel Herz Folks, this is what an ascendent grassroots social movement against wealth inequality looks like. Protests around the country yesterday coalesced around one demand: $15 per hour wages and the right to organize. Show More Summary

Homeland Security waiting for 'all the facts' on gyrocopter

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"My first reaction was: 'What's a gyrocopter?'" Jeh Johnson told reporters Thursday on Capitol Hill.

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Meet The 'Malala Of Africa'

WASHINGTON -- One year ago, a girl named Saa jumped from a truck in Nigeria, not knowing if she would survive the landing. Saa was one of the hundreds of girls abducted last April from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Show More Summary

Homeland Security says Capitol Hill gyrocopter ‘flew in under the radar’

The gyrocopter that landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol "apparently literally flew in under the radar," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, as concerned lawmakers questioned how it was allowed to happen and why. Continue reading ? The post Homeland Security says Capitol Hill gyrocopter ‘flew in under the radar’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Chuck Schumer Very Alarmed By The Threat Of Gyrocopters

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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants to know “how the heck” a man was able to fly a small aircraft, known as a gyrocopter, onto the Capitol Hill lawn on Wednesday. The pilot of that gyrocopter, Doug Hughes, is a mailman from Ruskin, Florida. Show More Summary

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