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Joe Biden Is A Hero Among Women's Rights Groups. But It Wasn't Always That Way.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Joe Biden will leave a legacy of staunch advocacy for women’s rights when he steps down as vice president in a week. He was a leader ...

There Are Still No Open Atheists In Congress

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

The 115th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and once again, not one of the 535 members of the U.S. House or Senate has stated publicly that he or she ...

Trump's Washington: A Government Of Strangers

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Prepare for a government of strangers: people we don't know and haven't met.

Willing To Oppose Trump, Some Senate Republicans Gain Leverage

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - It is no surprise that Democrats in the U.S. Congress will oppose Donald Trump but the most important resistance to ful...

15 Years After Chandra Levy's Murder, Former Congressman Gary Condit Opens Up About His Personal Relationship With The D.C. Department of Prisons Intern

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Former California Congressman Gary Condit is speaking out publicly for the first time in 15 years about the case that rocked Capitol Hill. Chandra Lev...

Former Congressman Gary Condit Opens Up More Than 15 Years After The Murder Of D.C. Federal Bureau Of Prisons Intern Chandra Levy

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

In 2001, a murder mystery tore through the headlines and rocked Capitol Hill. Chandra Levy, a young intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, disappe...

Grandparenting Is A New And Exciting Chapter In Life

Sen. John Thune | Posted 09.30.2016 | Fifty
Sen. John Thune

There are many things in life over which you have no control. Kimberley and I just experienced one of them. On September 21 at 8:24 p.m., we became grandparents for the very first time.

The Cutest Dogs On Capitol Hill Are A Hit On Both Sides Of Aisle

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics

This is when the fur flies in Washington and it’s actually welcomed. The Independent Journal Review released its “Cutest Dogs on Capitol Hill” f...

The Gatekeepers Are Running the Government

Llewellyn King | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Chances are the general public, journalists or others who need to speak to the principals, whether elected or appointed, will not get a look in because of the gatekeepers: those busybodies who take it upon themselves to affect things by blocking messages or meetings.

Desperate Trump Campaign Turns To Congress For Support In Attacks Against Khan Family

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics

U.S. Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign appealed to Capitol Hill for support on Monday as his attacks on the Muslim parents of a decora...

Smokey Robinson Heads To D.C. For Capitol Fourth Sounding -- And Looking -- Great

Steve Schonberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Smokey Robinson / Promotional Photo "Motown the Musical" is returning to Broadway for a limited run, but on Monday even those who can't get to New Yo...

The Voices Missing From The Debate

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul Eaton | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul Eaton

Soon we will be recruiting our next class of fellows to continue this program to make sure veterans' voices are heard on Capitol Hill. One thing the last nine months has shown us is that we need more, not fewer, veterans on the Hill.

Senate Democrats Bring Food To Support House Colleagues Conducting Sit-In On Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

As House Democrats conducted a sit-in all day Wednesday to demand legislative action on gun violence, many of their Senate colleagues headed over to t...

Big Name Dems Abandon Wasserman Schultz Amid Amid Talk Of Coup

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics

The knives are out for Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Capitol Hill....

Where Are Asian Americans in This Election?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Ronak D. Desai

With the presidential election just months away, campaign season is in full swing. Candidates in both parties are aggressively courting certain demogr...

Treading Cautiously, House's Ryan To Meet Trump

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Ryan and Donald Trump, the top Republicans in the United States, plan to meet next week to try to unite their party, with ...

Hollywood on the Hill

Yvonna Russell | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Yvonna Russell

On April 29th the Creative Coalition's Arts Team took to Capitol Hill to lobby national leaders for arts funding.

Scrambled Eggs and Cancer

Douglas Forbes | Posted 04.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Douglas Forbes

My wife is in Cedars Sinai Hospital having her right breast removed right now. And I'm around the block ordering scrambled eggs and a side salad. Ei...

The Passion of Arts Advocates Driving Change: Kennedy, U.S. Lawmakers, and You

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Earlier this month I was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, giving a lecture on arts and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Policy. ...

Lockdown Lifted After Shooting At U.S. Capitol

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

A lockdown of Capitol Hill was lifted Monday afternoon after gunshots were reported in the Capitol Visitor Center. Officers shot and wounded a man the...

Our Secret Is Out

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.17.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

There's a secret to the Nature Conservancy's success. Without it, our ambitious science-based conservation activities around the world would likely be much less successful.

How Hillary Clinton Inspired a Foster Youth to Become a Lawyer

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

As the Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, I have time and again seen the power of positive mentorship. With encouragement and opportunity, many of the roughly 424,000 children in America's foster system go on to lead successful lives.

Is MusicAnswers the Answer?

Shelly Peiken | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Photo by SDRandCo/MorgueFile A few months ago I went to Washington, D.C. to advocate for songwriters' rights. Consent decrees that were established i...

Sledding Has Returned To Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

As a massive snowstorm enveloped Washington this weekend, D.C. residents were able to sled on Capitol Hill for the first time in a long time. A provis...

Friday Talking Points -- Conservatives Are Revolting!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A full 22 conservative thinkers (although, with the likes of Glenn Beck and William Kristol in the mix, we do of necessity use that term quite broadly) all weighed in on why Donald Trump is a terrible candidate for Republicans to consider making their presidential nominee, and why Trump is an all-around terrible human being.