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The Unsung Heroes

Kathy Kemper | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

Jan. 20th, 11:07am With not even an hour of his presidency to spare, Barack Obama huddled in the holding room in the U.S. Capitol, just off the balcon...

Richmond, VA: Dining and Dashing Around the 2016 Jazz Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.17.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The seventh annual Richmond Jazz Festival ran from August 11th to the 14th, in venues around town and culminated at the lush 100-acre Maymont Park with a two-day outdoor fest.

The Story Behind Marble Moses in Netanyahu's Speech

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Anav Silverman

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced several cultural, political and historical figures throughout his highly-anticipated speech to Congress on Tuesday March 3, he concluded his historical address with the biblical figure of the prophet Moses.

Congress to Obama: Need to Go Somewhere? Call Uber

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.03.2015 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

President Obama was in a quandary -- where oh where would he deliver his 2016 State of the Union Address?

Why Are Black Staffers Leaving Capitol Hill?

The Daily Beast | Tim Mak | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

The Obama era hasn’t been a period of progress for black Capitol Hill staffers, and aides say a “diversity drain” of many senior African America...

LOOK: Historical Photo Of The Senate's Most Productive Day

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

On July 31, 1906, workers lowered a giant block of white Vermont marble into position, placing the cornerstone on what would eventually become known a...

Suspicious Package Found At Capitol

Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 12:50 p.m. -- CNN reports that the all-clear has been given at Senate office buildings after the suspicious packages were removed by authoriti...

Cracks and Crackpots

Richard Klass | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

The Senate has appropriated the $61 million needed for repairs on a bipartisan basis. The Republican House has so far refused and is likely to continue to do so. Is this the party that keeps saying that if average families can balance their budgets, the federal government should do so too?

Exploding Urinal Soaks Capitol Visitors

National Journal | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

A big splash occurred on Monday morning at the House Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol....

Capitol Suicide Bombing Plot Foiled

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Fox News is reporting that authorities have arrested a man who intended to commit a suicide attack at the U.S. Capitol: The man, in h...

PUBLIC ART CONTROVERSY: New Georgia Agricultural Commissioner To Remove "Not Desirable" Art

Atlanta, GA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ATLANTA -- "I loved his drawing," said George Beasley. He's in the lobby of the state Agriculture Department building, across from the state Capitol. ...

Stewart/Colbert 'Love Train' Rally Like Tapioca Pudding; Something Missing

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

I love the Ojays. I love the Fall. I like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I like tapioca pudding. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear? No so much...