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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.

'Warrior' Pose for Wounded Warriors

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.28.2015 | DC
Rep. Charles Rangel

The newly founded Congressional Yogi Association will host its first-ever Yoga on the Hill event on May 1 to advocate for better physical and mental health for veterans, which has also been a prioritized issue for First Lady Michelle Obama. As a Korean War veteran and a staunch advocate for veterans' issues, I have committed to attending the event to show my support.

Congress Is Facing Its Last Call to Stand Up for Fair Trade

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

When we have complicated trade agreements that could put thousands of U.S. workers on the unemployment line and hamper this nation's economy, shouldn't our elected officials have a chance to review and make changes to them? After all, lawmakers have certainly spent significant time considering more frivolous matters in recent years.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Chuck Schumer Very Alarmed By The Threat Of Gyrocopters | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants to know “how the heck” a man was able to fly a small aircraft, known as a gyrocopter, onto the Cap...

Alabama Supreme Court Jesters Prove Discrimination is Alive and Well at the Highest Levels of Government

David Fagin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
David Fagin

By directly ignoring a federal court's ruling, the bullies who make up the Alabama Supreme Court have shown us that not only is discrimination alive and well, it will risk disobeying actual laws in order to achieve its sectarian goals.

Hundreds Convene at Seattle Church to Discuss Hate Crimes

Sarah Toce | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

Hundreds of concerned citizens convened for more than two hours on Capitol Hill at the All Pilgrims Church Tuesday evening for the LGBTQ Hate Crimes Public Forum, sponsored largely by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.

Enough Is Enough: No More Tolerating Hateful Comments From Elected Officials

Wardah Khalid | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Wardah Khalid

There is simply no room or justification in our local or national dialogue for ignorant or vitriolic comments, which fuel the cycle of hate and ignorance, divide our country and endanger the lives of everyday Muslim Americans.

A President Against Himself

Ladan Rafii | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Ladan Rafii

Yes, the latest polls may indicate that the President's popularity among Americans has increased by a few percentage points, but that won't make up for all the goodwill he's lost in the corridors of Capitol Hill.

Youth Employment: A Pathway to Economic Growth and Better Lives

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

An important nuance in the jobs-higher education link is the impact on young people. In today's America, twice as many youth are unemployed than adults. The number is even higher for young men and women of color.