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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 ...

Sledding Has Returned To Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.23.2016 | 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 01.22.2016 | 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.

Ending Veteran Homelessness Strengthens the Union

Deborah De Santis | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

I was moved to see Cynthia Dias, a formerly homeless veteran from Las Vegas, sitting in First Lady Michelle Obama visitors' box during tonight's State of the Union Address.

My Open Letter to Washington, D.C.

Tyler Sinclair Kendall | Posted 01.11.2016 | DC
Tyler Sinclair Kendall

I'm slowly falling in love with you. However, I've only been here a week. I can't proclaim my love with a beaming heart so fast, that would be impolite to the social norms of the day.

The "G" Word Matters

Nuri Kino | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Nuri Kino

Two weeks ago, investigative journalist Michael Isikoff leaked information that the Obama administration is concerned with recognizing the horrifying ...

The House Votes To Ban The Terms ‘Oriental’ And ‘Negro’ From Federal Law

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Politicians have a habit of burying important information. There are bills with titles that say nothing about what they will actually do...

The Cost of ALS Is Killing Us, and Our Vets

Jay Smith | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Jay Smith

ALS is a very expensive disease, costing patients an estimated $300,000 a year. The average life expectancy for someone with ALS is 18 months. We wouldn't leave a soldier with a battle wound sitting around waiting to see a doctor for 16 months. So why are we now?

Watch Pope Francis Greet Crowds Outside The U.S. Capitol

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

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The Best Photos From Pope Francis' Visit To Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

Pope Francis made his first-ever address to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, and met with leaders on Capitol Hill. In his remarks, t...

'Ten Reasons to Stay Away From Your Political Opposite' Makes for an Interesting Read

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Despite what the press and party hype would lead us to believe, there are politicians who work well with each other despite the fact they sit on opposite sides of the aisle. The Women's Caucus in the Senate is a good example.

Bringing Langar And A Message of Egalitarianism to Capitol Hill

Bani Kaur Randhawa | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion
Bani Kaur Randhawa

From its start, Langar has served as an anti-segregation movement in its purest form. When the founder of Sikhi, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, established Langar, it was a revolutionary way to reject the caste system that prevailed at the time.

Compromising Positions

Mallory Stevens | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Mallory Stevens

There are four basic ways people can deal with conflict at different times - competition, avoidance, accommodation and collaborative problem-solving. These strategies depend on the level of concern people in dispute have for their own outcome vis-à-vis the other party's outcome. (It's called the Dual Concern Model.)

'Wizzer Pizzer' Is Entertaining and the Perfect Production for Seattle's Capitol Hill

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

Theatre22's latest production Wizzer Pizzer is an offbeat, timely, enjoyable journey down an LGBT Yellow Brick Road. The play uses The Wizard of Oz as its foundation with the Dorothy character played by Eric Mulholland as a transsexual man struggling with his identity.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Hillary Clinton To Meet With Congressional Black Caucus | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton will make a trip to Capitol Hill next week to visit with the Congressional Black Caucus. The Democratic presidential ...

Supreme Court Votes to Legalize Rush Fans

David Fagin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
David Fagin

In a week that saw landmark decisions for both health care and gay marriage, the Supreme Court, in another hotly contested issue amongst the justices, voted 5-4 to legally recognize fans of the Canadian supergroup, Rush.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Obama Heads To Capitol Hill To Save His Trade Agenda | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama ventured to Capitol Hill on Friday to make a last-minute plea to House Democrats to support legislation designed ...

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

Capitol Hill Intern Arrested For Trying To Bring A Gun Into Office

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - An intern for a Kansas congresswoman was arrested on Capitol Hill on Monday when he tried to bring an unloaded handgun ...

Police Detonates Pressure Cooker From Suspicious Car Near Capitol Building

AP | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National M...

House Votes To Lift Ban On Capitol Hill Sledding

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - The House of Representatives has voted to lift a ban on sledding on the U.S. Capitol grounds, freeing the area for one ...

How Doug Hughes Took Free Speech to New Heights

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

And as long as the Supreme Court interprets "free speech" to include spending untold fortunes in elections, it seems fair to also define free speech as a peaceful protest on public grounds, or even public airspace.

Elise Foley

Man Meets Capitol Police Officer Who Saved His Life | Elise Foley | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last time they met, Capitol Police Officer Nicholas Simons performed CPR on Gary Langston after he suffered cardiac arrest outside a...

It's On Young Journalists To Educate Themselves About Diversity

Yunita Ong | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Yunita Ong

It's college students like me who will be filling the ranks and file of press corps around the nation -- and it's us who will be shaping the discourse about the increasingly diverse America. It's my responsibility to educate myself.