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Paul Ryan Says Confederate Flag 'Does Insult'

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his most direct comments to date on the issue, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) came out strongly against the Confederate flag on Wednesday...

The Other Washington

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Traces of this other Washington are everywhere. As the new capital was rising from former woods and swampland, slaves labored on many of its buildings, including the White House and the Capitol.

Dick Cheney Busted

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cold, stony visage of Dick Cheney will now forever greet visitors to the U.S. Capitol. On Thursday, Cheney's family unveiled the of...

Pope Francis Praises Capitalism, But Says It Must Not Overlook The Poor

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his address before a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis praised capitalism but urged the American people to use it a...

Dozens Of Homeless Kids Are Sleeping In Arizona State Buildings

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact

Although it's been happening for years, the Arizona Department of Child Safety began keeping records of the homeless children sleeping in state-operat...

'Mr. Zezima Goes Back to Washington'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice -- once on purpose.

I Am Glad It Did Not Happen In America

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Tihomir Kukolja

Miriam Carey might have suffered from a mental illness, but she was not a threat to the White House. There is no need to look for an evil intent or sinister motive in her erratic behavior.

U.S. Capitol Building for Sale

Ryan Nickum | Posted 12.02.2013 | DC
Ryan Nickum

After more than 200 years of near continuous use, the federal government has shuttered its doors and placed the U.S. Capitol on the market for the first time!

Congress' Most Powerful Room Revealed

Salon | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

Behind an unmarked door in the U.S. Capitol, camouflaged by the opulent marble figures in Statuary Hall, lies a special space unknown to most passersb...

Notes on Frederick Douglass' Long Journey to the U.S. Capitol

John Muller | Posted 08.11.2013 | DC
John Muller

Now, more than a century later, the life of Frederick Douglass has come full circle; on June 19th a statue of his likeness will be permanently placed in the Capitol's Emancipation Hall joining 18 other men and women so honored.

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...

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol Building's National Statuary Hall.

One More Step Towards Statehood?

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Abolitionist and civil rights activist Frederick Douglass is preparing for a new home in the nation’s Capitol. Or rather, the bronz...

Lincoln: Spielberg's Glimpse Into America's Design Foundations

Paul Gunther | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
Paul Gunther

He above all would acknowledge the transcendence of profound classical language as symbolic of abiding American purpose befitting the founders' most basic intent even in ways contemporaneously inconceivable like abolition.

CAPTION CONTEST: Santa Claus Gets Wanded At The Capitol

Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Santa Claus was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, brought there by a liberal Catholic group to talk about the fiscal cliff. He visited the same day Speake...

My Trip to Washington, D.C.

Sammy Hilford | Posted 02.06.2013 | Teen
Sammy Hilford

My alarm clock is pounding in my ears at 5:30 in the morning. Not the best thing in the world for a 13-year-old to experience but it's worth it. Today I am headed to Washington, D.C to meet the President of the United States.

We Lost the War on Terror the Day We Attacked Iraq

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

Recently, I went through security for a flight from San Francisco to Palm Springs. I've learned to streamline my security screening by leaving my watc...

Senators To Meet In Unusual Spot

| Posted 08.06.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff The monthlong August recess is usually a good time for major construction and renovation projects in the Capitol, w...

LOOK: Unusual Corridor Will Reopen In U.S. Capitol

| Posted 07.30.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff The next phase of an ambitious multiyear plan to conserve and preserve Constantino Brumidi’s famous frescos that ...

"Fight for Each Other": Paralysis Cure Research Bill Hangs in the Balance

Don C. Reed | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

"People must fight for each other", said the lady in the elevator. She and I had on a twelve-story elevator ride together, and I had just been telli...

Tea Party Rival Confronts Congress With Unprecedented Cuts

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.13.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

The 99 percent today announced that they have formed a group -- to be known as "The Sea Party" -- whose mission is to excavate the U.S. Capitol and tow it into the Atlantic.

Andrea Stone

Did FBI Thwart Accused U.S. Capitol Suicide Bomber -- Or Enable Him?

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Moroccan immigrant wearing what he thought was a suicide vest and carrying a military-style automatic weapon was arrested Friday in a ...

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...

Which Congressional Buildings Are In 'Poor' Condition?

| Posted 02.10.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff As buildings around the Capitol campus continue to deteriorate because of age and the effect of last summer's magni...

DOJ: U.S. Citizen Charged In Pentagon, Capitol Terror Plot

Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

A 26-year-old Massachusetts man has been arrested in connection with a plot to attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol using an aircraft filled with C-4 ...