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Sexual Harassment Settlements in Congress Are Costing Taxpayers Millions

Click here for reuse options! There's a problem on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures around the country. It’s unlikely the public will ever truly know how many women in politics have been targets of sexual harassment, or how many lawmakers are sexual predators, but the tip of the iceberg has emerged in recent weeks. Show More Summary

Trump impeachment explained: Can he be removed from office? And how could it happen?

14 hours agoNews : The Cutline

Talk of impeaching Donald Trump has been percolating on Capitol Hill for months, creating some confusion on how likely it is and what it could entail. No president has ever been removed from office through the impeachment and conviction process, and it is unlikely at the moment that Mr Trump will be the first. Show More Summary

'House of Cards' actress Molly Parker puts Echo Park bungalow up for sale

While her character works her way up Capitol Hill, “House of Cards” actress Molly Parker is looking to sell her home on an Echo Park hillside. The Emmy-nominated actress has listed the bungalow for $899,000. That’s quite an uptick from when she originally bought the home in 2004 for $577,000, property...

Kushner May Have Withheld Even More Key Information From Congress

Jared Kushner may have a new problem regarding his testimony in the Trump-Russia scandal. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, told Capitol Hill investigators that he did not know of any contacts between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to his lawyer Abbe Lowell. But new evidence suggests […]

19 Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan's Office Pushing For Dream Act

17 hours agoNews : The Cutline

Nineteen Asian-Americans protesting outside Speaker Paul Ryan’s office on Capitol Hill were arrested Wednesday while calling for him to move the Dream Act to a vote.

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IT ISN’T THEIR OWN IRE THEY OUGHT TO BE WORRIED ABOUT: Sexual Harassment Settlements, Capitol Hill Reporting System Raise Lawmakers’ Ire.

Why Isn’t There More Republican Opposition to the G.O.P. Tax Plan?

John Cassidy writes about how the Republican tax proposals on Capitol Hill represent the antithesis of the populist movement that helped elect Donald Trump.

‘Place Where Complaints Go To Die’: Capitol Hill Insider Admits Senate Ethics Probe Into Al Franken Is Complete Sham (VIDEO)

According to POLITICO reporter and Capitol Hill insider Josh Gerstein, the Senate Ethics probe into sexual harassment reports against Democrat Al Franken is a sham.   “It’s really a place where complaints about senators go to die,” admits Gerstein. Show More Summary

On Washington: Days of Shrugging Off Sexual Misconduct at the Capitol May Be Over

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Lawmakers see a possible turning point against inappropriate behavior that has been tolerated on Capitol Hill because of political power.

Republicans give tax cuts to corporations yet stretch our military to the breaking point

An extraordinary event — other than the lousy tax bill passing the House and a U.S. senator confessing to groping a woman — happened on Capitol Hill this week. Three former secretaries of defense (Leon E. Panetta, Chuck Hagel and Ash Carter) got together, an unusual occurrence, to send Congress a warning about important legislation. North Korea? […]

Big Tobacco. Big Pharma. Big Tech?

Everyone’s talking about “Big Tech” these days. They’re talking about it on Capitol Hill, where according to an Oct. 25 New York Times headline, “Big Tech’s Rivals Pounce at Chances to Win in Washington.” They’re talking about it onShow More Summary

The GOP Tax Plan Expands the Child Tax Credit -- for the Wealthy

(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/Sipa via AP Images) Ivanka Trump discusses the importance of the Child Tax Credit on Capitol Hill on October 25, 2017. O ne of the most lamentable failures of the repugnant Republican tax plan is the Child Tax Credit proposal. Show More Summary

Go Ahead. Make Clinton’s Day

AP Photo/Alex Brandon Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill democracy_rules.jpg A ttorney General Jeff Sessions has put the brakes on speculation that he will designate a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton—at least for now. Show More Summary

The holiday season starts early for Donald Trump

Allen Abel in Washington: With an oxygen truck in the White House driveway and a celebration on Capitol Hill, Trump takes a victory lap The post The holiday season starts early for Donald Trump appeared first on

Bok a Bok Is Hatching a Fried Chicken Expansion on Capitol Hill

The White Center favorite opens its second location December 1 Some concepts just sell themselves, and clearly “fast-casual Korean fried chicken plus kimchi mac and cheese” is one of those concepts, as Brian O’Connor’s White Center gem,...Show More Summary

Two US lawmakers engaged in sexual harassment: congresswomen

2 days agoNews : The Cutline

Two US lawmakers stood accused of sexual harassment Tuesday, including one who allegedly exposed himself to a young staffer, amid mounting concern over abuse on Capitol Hill. With a broadening national spotlight on sexual misconductShow More Summary

Lawmakers Introduce ‘Me Too’ Act To Combat Sexual Harassment on Capitol Hill

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The legislation aims to streamline the convoluted process through which staffers report incidents.

Seattle Open-Mic Comedy Update: I Came to Laugh, but I Wanted to Die

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A man walks into a Thai restaurant to catch a comedy show to seek relief from the world's shittiness. It was in vain. by Dave Segal On a whim last night, I dipped into Jai Thai's Punchline Comedy show, a Capitol Hill mainstay of funny business. Show More Summary

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