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Sheryl Sandberg ‘leans in’ on Capitol Hill

Hey, isn’t that… Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, making the rounds on Capitol Hill on Tuesday? With her sleek skirt suit, air of power, and entourage in tow, the “Lean In” author looked every bit the part of a Hill pro: “like a character from Veep,” one tipster said. Sandberg met with a handful of senators, who eagerly posted the […]

At Least Our Congressional Delegation Is Trying—Really Trying—to Fund an Earthquake Early Warning System

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Show us the money, Patty! Courtesy of Senator Patty Murray We already know that earthquakes are scary; that a big earthquake here in Cascadia is really, really scary; and that if two people are having sex on Capitol Hill when the big...Show More Summary

Meet the Law That’s Been Quietly Protecting You and Strengthening Our Economy for the Past 5 Years:

“Dodd-Frank” is shorthand for the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, whose chief co-sponsors on Capitol Hill were Senator Chris Dodd and Representative Barney Frank. These reforms — that the President signed into law exactly...Show More Summary

Capitol Hill panel: Time to crack down on porn

Activist groups are demanding the enforcement of existing laws against pornography to stave off the destruction of America's children.

Family Members of Victims of Illegal-Immigrant Crimes to Testify Today on Capitol Hill [click link below to watch live]

[click link below to watch live] The mainstream media refuse to give a voice to the many families affected by crimes committed by illegal aliens, even more so now that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has incited controversy for telling the truth—that illegal aliens have been responsible for many criminal acts within our borders. As […]

Bush calls for more regulations on “lobbying,” whatever that term may mean

Former governor Jeb Bush, (R-Fla.), wants more than a flash-freeze for aspiring lobbyists leaving Capitol Hill. On Monday, the former Florida governor called for a six-year ban on lobbying by former members of the House and Senate — three times as long as the current so-called “cooling-off” period for senators, a sixfold increase for House members…

Pope’s Visit May Be Uncomfortable for Republicans

New York Times: “When Pope Francis comes to Capitol Hill in September, he will be the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress, where more than 30 percent of the members are Catholic. The visit will fulfill a [...]

Seib Video: Three Problems Facing the Iran Nuclear Deal in Congress

Congress gets down to business this week on the debate over the Iranian nuclear agreement that was reached last week. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses three immediate hurdles to the agreement on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee’s No Vote Incenses Lawmakers Seeking Auto Safety Reforms

last monthVehicles / Cars : Wheels

A series of measures — including an effort to impose criminal penalties on executives who fail to disclose deadly automobile defects — failed to proceed on Capitol Hill.

GOP Bill Would Allow Employers to Fire Individuals Based on Their Sex Lives

The panic stricken Religious Right is at it again. Ever since the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage, they've been scrambling to find ways to protect their discriminatory ways. Now, on Capitol Hill, Republicans are advancing a bill that would do just that... and more. As the Huffington Post explained:

Hillary Clinton's political director brings key lessons from her own (losing) campaign

The most prized credential of Hillary Rodham Clinton's political director may not be her connections on Capitol Hill, her experience courting the crucial Latino vote or the diversity she brings as the child of a Mexican immigrant, but her run for office - which she lost.

Republicans Plan New Abortion Push

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Republicans on Capitol Hill are betting the secretly filmed Planned Parenthood video — depicting an executive allegedly discussing the sale of fetal organs from terminated pregnancies — will give them cover to more aggressively push abortion issues without the political ramifications that have haunted the party in the past. Show More Summary

'Wizzer Pizzer' Is Entertaining and the Perfect Production for Seattle's Capitol Hill

Theatre22's latest production Wizzer Pizzer is an offbeat, timely, enjoyable journey down an LGBT Yellow Brick Road. The play uses The Wizard of Oz as its foundation with the Dorothy character played by Eric Mulholland as a transsexual...Show More Summary

Renee Erickson Reveals Details About Her Three New Capitol Hill Projects (One of Them Is a Doughnut Shop)

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Chef Renee Erickson will open three new restaurants on Capitol Hill this October. Kelly O Fans of Renee Erickson's rustic French-by-way-of-the-Pacific Northwest cuisine have been waiting for the chef to announce the names and opening dates of her two new restaurants on Union Street between 10th and 11th avenues on Capitol Hill. Show More Summary

McConnell proposes long-term highway bill at the expense of retirees and the disabled

Democrats on both sides of Capitol Hill have been demanding a long-term funding bill for the highway trust fund and an end to the last-minute, short-term funding mechanisms that have been the norm for years now. Senate Majority Leader...Show More Summary

IT’S SHEILA JACKSON LEE, NATCH: Sheila Jackson Lee at Center of Capitol Police Collision Questions….

IT’S SHEILA JACKSON LEE, NATCH: Sheila Jackson Lee at Center of Capitol Police Collision Questions. A recent Capitol Hill collision drove a confrontation between Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Capitol Police. On June 17 at around 1:45 p.m., Jackson Lee’s chief of staff had a minor traffic accident on the House side of the Capitol […]

How conservatives are keeping the gay marriage issue alive on Capitol Hill

Three weeks after the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right, conservative lawmakers continue pressing to have Congress weigh in with a response — even as top Republican leaders show little stomach for putting divisive social issues on the front burner. Show More Summary

VA says it will start closing hospitals in weeks if Congress doesn’t help plug its budget hole

Senior lawmakers traveled from Capitol Hill on Thursday to the Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters to hear firsthand why the agency is threatening to shut down some hospitals next month if Congress does not address a $2.5 billion shortfall. The visit by the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate committees that oversee veterans care […]

Congress Suggests Obama Will Ignore Slavery To Secure Trade Deal

last monthNews : Huffington Post

A Malaysian Muslim man sits amid coffins in a pit during re-burial of remains found at human-trafficking camps in the country's north, on June 22, 2015. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON — Lawmakers across Capitol Hill raised...Show More Summary

Congress Suggests Obama Will Ignore Slavery To Secure Trade Deal

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers across Capitol Hill raised questions Thursday about whether President Barack Obama's administration is willing to look the other way on some of the worst human trafficking violations in the world in order to win...Show More Summary

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