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Op-Ed: Still proud to be an American

All the bickering, backstabbing, and bushwhacking going on up on Capitol Hill has bothered me more than ever before. Maybe it is my age.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 17 comments

Activists posing as lobbyists mock congress with fake awards

Today activists opposed to Monsanto’s lobbying efforts and tactics posed as lobbyists for a fake lobbying group, distributing mock awards to congressional members who took money from the company.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

U.S. government shutdown in effect, first time in 17 years

The U.S. government, after a congressional vote Monday night, is shutting down as the new fiscal year begins October 1. Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a spending plan, instigating the first U.S. government shutdown since 1995-96.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

Grazing goats to clean invasive plants in Capitol Hill cemetery

Washington - A team of goats has been "hired" to clean out the invasive plants that are currently taking over the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. The work is expected to take about six days of 24-hour shifts.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

July 4: Hemp flag flies over Capitol

A US flag made out of hemp, marijuana's less intoxicating "cousin," will fly over Capitol Hill building on July 4. It is believed to be the first hemp flag to fly over the Capitol since the government began outlawing both hemp and marijuana in the 1930s.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 7 comments

Florida man arrested for having guns on U.S. Capitol grounds

Washington - A Florida man has been arrested and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation after he was arrested for having guns on U.S. Capitol grounds. He is due back in court today.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Op-Ed: House of Cards Review

Having watched all thirteen episodes of Netflix's 'House of Cards' in one weekend, I was thoroughly impressed with this near-perfect political drama.
In the Media by Lewis McCathie - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The Quixotic John Boehner

In an era of austerity and budget cuts the dreams of every politician are reduced to the reality of governing for the survivability of their constituency and not for their own self interests.
In the Media by Edward Rochelle - 1 comment

Pro-life activists rally on Capitol Hill for 40th March for Life

Washington - Braving the freezing temperatures and snow, possibly hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists descended on the National Mall for the annual March for Life. 2013 marks 40 years since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the landmark Roe v. Wade case.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Watch President Obama deliver his second inaugural address

The White House released the full 22-minute video of President Barack Obama's speech during his second inauguration today on Capitol Hill.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 4 comments
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