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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Washington prepares for President Obama's 2nd inauguration Special

Washington - As Inauguration Day approaches in the U.S., Washington is full of activity as it readies for the large crowd expected next week. On Sunday, a full rehearsal took place on Capitol Hill.

Review: Photo essay - U.S. Capitol and Library of Congress tours Special

Washington - Visitors to the Washington area are likely to have a hard time picking and choosing what landmarks, museums and other activities if on a limited time schedule.

Thousands head to Capitol Hill to protest fracking Special

Washington - On Saturday, thousands were expected to arrive on Capitol Hill to protest the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or perhaps more commonly known as, fracking.

Op-Ed: CSI - Capitol Hill

The U.S. Capitol should be wrapped with yellow police crime scene tape given the acts of moral depravity being committed by the Republican leadership these days against the American people.

Petraeus and Panetta to get new roles in Obama administration

Washington - A major shakeup in the Obama administration is set to occur this week, with CIA director Leon Panetta becoming defense secretary and Gen. David Petraeus, top commander in Afghanistan, taking over as director of the CIA.

D.C. Mayor, top City Council members arrested on Capitol Hill

Washington - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and top City Council officials were arrested Monday during a protest outside of Hart Senate Office Building at Capitol Hill. Gray and about 300 others were protesting the limits placed on city funds.

US Capitol evacuated after unauthorized aircraft enters airspace

Buildings on Capitol Hill were evacuated after an aeroplane flew in to the protected airspace above Washington DC without authorization.

Prankster emails Senators phony obituaries to the media

Washington - At least three Democratic senators have been the targets of phony email reports of their deaths over the past few days, prompting the U.S. Capitol Police to open an investigation into the matter.

Op-Ed: Dollar's movement reflects confidence in Washington's planning

The rise and fall of the U.S. dollar has become a reflection of worldwide confidence in Washington's plans - and, while there are some positive developments, the world seems largely unconvinced.

Anti-jihadist film Fitna screened at Capitol LBJ Room

The Republican Whip in the Senate Jon Kyl is hosting a screening at the Capitol building on Thursday for the anti-jihadist, liberal Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders' short film Fitna, which cites passages from the Q'uran while showing Islamic terror acts.

Washington Receives Mail From Man Claiming Responsibility For Times Square Bomb

Capitol Hill was abuzz with manila envelopes arriving at least at 10 Democratic offices with the message "We did it" after the Times Square bombing in New York.

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Sen. Ted Cruz  R-Texas  “filibuster” on Capitol Hill in Washington  ends after 21 hours  19 minu...
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, “filibuster” on Capitol Hill in Washington, ends after 21 hours, 19 minutes (Sept. 24, 2013)
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Retiring: Congressman John Dingell announces exit, citing "obnoxious" state of Congress. Recent exclusive political photography of Dingell available. Copyright 2014 by Marty Katz
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