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Welcome to John Boehner’s favorite restaurant

There are no artisanal cheese boards at Trattoria Alberto, the unassuming bastion of old-school, red-checkered-tablecloth Italian food on Capitol Hill.  No arcanely or locally sourced ingredients, as the fashion goes. No craft beers or small plates. Show More Summary

FBI OPENS CRIMINAL PROBE INTO VA SCANDAL

FBI Director James Comey confirmed Wednesday that the bureau’s Phoenix branch has opened a criminal investigation of the Veterans Affairs Department, amid mounting calls on Capitol Hill for the Justice Department to get more involved. Click here to read the story.

McCarthy's Do-or-Die Moment: Majority Leader or Bust!

As the shocking news last night of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor losing his primary traveled like lightning around Capitol Hill, pretty much everyone was taken by surprise. After all, since the inception of the position of Majority...Show More Summary

Medical Group Leaders Take to Capitol Hill to Meet with Members of Congress

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) is gathering representatives from medical groups and health systems around the country in Washington, DC today and tomorrow for AMGA's 9th Annual Capitol Hill Day.

Hagel to Face Grilling on Capitol Hill Over Bergdahl Swap

In the administration's first public testimony on the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exchange, Chuck Hagel will answer questions from angry lawmakers

Eric Cantor Is Defeated and Nothing Has Changed--Not Even Prospects for Immigration Reform

  AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia listens at right as House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Cantor lost his congressional...Show More Summary

Republican Congressman Demolishes The Supreme Court’s Rationale For Killing Campaign Finance Laws

A sitting congressman describes Capitol Hill as so corrupt that it is literally a parody. The post Republican Congressman Demolishes The Supreme Court’s Rationale For Killing Campaign Finance Laws appeared first on ThinkProgress.

New audit of VA finds 3-month waits for medical appointments

More than 57,000 veterans have waited at least three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities, according to a new audit that sparked further outrage Monday on Capitol Hill.

VA audit sparks outrage in Congress over long waits for medical care

A new audit that finds 57,000 veterans have waited more than three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities sparked more  outrage Monday on Capitol Hill even as the VA inspector general said its investigation has widened to include additional hospitals.

Seersucker Day is back on Capitol Hill

Take that, seersucker Grinches! Just two years after the Senate allowed the quiet death of Seersucker Thursdays, a quaint tradition in which members would arrive at work wearing suits fashioned from the lightweight fabric, one congressman made it his mission to revive it. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has submitted a proclamation to the Congressional Record designating […]

CQ Roll Call Launches New Defense Blog

Today, CQ Roll Call announced the launch of the new blog Five By Five to be run by Tim Starks. Part of its Policy Pulse blogs collection, Five by Five will cover the happenings of the Pentagon and Capitol Hill with a focus on defense...Show More Summary

In Virginia’s Senate, a Political Power Play Over Medicaid

Jim Manley: Usually what I saw in Capitol Hill backrooms were attempts to benefit one constituency or another, for reasons great and small. But in this situation there appears to be a concerted strategy to deny 400,000 Virginians access to health care.

Police Searching for Man With Gun on Capitol Hill

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Again, suspect w/gun at 10/Union is a wht male, 30s, blk leather jacket, red shirt, blk pants, wht sneakers, seen w/handgun. — Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) June 6, 2014 Earlier Seattle Police tweets here, here, and here. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Let's Think Critically About Our Electricity System

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, D.C. The discussion highlighted the gap between the political rhetoric on Capitol Hill and the real issues faced by changes in the electricity sector. Show More Summary

Suspect On The Loose After Two Gay Men Murdered In Seattle

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Seattle’s mourning a terrible tragedy this week: two young men were shot in the Central District while walking home from gay-friendly Capitol Hill. Police are investigating whether the slaying was a hate crime. Authorities have identified...Show More Summary

Angry Lawmakers Tell White House: We Don’t Leak

Obama administration officials’ assertion that they didn’t notify lawmakers before the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because they feared leaks from Capitol Hill could jeopardize his life has further inflamed tensions between the White House and lawmakers from both parties.

Huff Post Launches New Video Series Fueled by Booze

The new HuffPost Politics roundtable video series "Wait, Is This Thing On?" launched this afternoon and is set to explore current events, political news, and the latest issues on Capitol Hill. Quite possibly the best aspect of the program?...Show More Summary

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