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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...

In D.C., Siting a Pavilion in a Park

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.06.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

The site for the newest museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is informed by its own context and history. National Museum of African Amer...

Wage Theft Discovered Inside The Senate

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

If members of Congress want to learn more about wage theft, they should talk to some of the low-wage workers who serve them meals. The Labor Departmen...

Marco Rubio Proposes Tim Tebow Statue At The U.S. Capitol

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics

Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, a native Floridian who has represented the Sunshine State in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall for yea...

Over 1,400 Arrested to End Corruption of Big Money in Government

Eleanor LeCain | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Eleanor LeCain

The pro-democracy movement arrived at the US Capitol the week of April 11 in full glory, with rallies and non-violent arrests every day totaling about 1,400 people, making it the largest civil disobedient action at the nation's capitol this century.

U.S. Capitol Shooter Declared Himself 'A Prophet Of God'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

The man accused of taking out a gun and pointing it at officers inside the U.S. Capitol on Monday interrupted a session in the House of Representative...

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...

These Photos Show Lincoln's Inauguration Was Pretty Quaint Compared To Obama's

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in on the steps of an unfinished U.S. Capitol building, making him the 16th president of the United States...

Immortality Bus Delivers Newly Created Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.20.2016 | Good News
Zoltan Istvan

The Immortality Bus at the US Capitol in Washington DC -- Photo by Zoltan Istvan After months of traveling across the country on a national bus tou...

Congress Will Honor Dick Cheney With A Statue Of Him In The U.S. Capitol

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Starting in December, the likeness of former Vice President Dick Cheney will grace the U.S. Capitol, in accordance with a Senate traditi...

Barry Manilow to Perform at Capitol Fourth; Says "Freedom is Really Who We Are"

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

2015 marks the 35th year that PBS will air America's national Independence Day celebration live from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Homeless U.S. Capitol Workers Crowdfund To Help Fellow Workers

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Last week, contract workers at the U.S. Capitol went on strike to advocate for better working conditions and higher wages. Now, some of those workers ...

U.S. Capitol Briefly Put On Lockdown After Suicide Outside Building

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown Saturday afternoon after reports of a shooting near the building's west facade. A Capitol Hill source told The...

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 06.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

Army Veteran Charged With Threatening U.S. Capitol Shooting

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. Army veteran from Maryland who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder has been charged with threatening t...

Here's What It's Like On The Roof Of The U.S. Capitol

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff & Ryan Grim | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Have you ever wondered what it's like to walk out onto the roof of the United States Capitol? Our Ryan Grim did, so when the Archite...

Much More Than Cheeseheads -- Amazing Wisconsin Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My trip to Milwaukee got me thinking about women associated with Wisconsin and their contributions to advancing the culture and economy of the U.S. As you might guess, these contributions are significant and quite varied.

Man Caught Attempting To Bring Gun Inside U.S. Capitol

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Capitol Police on Wednesday caught a man bringing a firearm into the U.S. Capitol, according to Roll Call. The man, who Roll Call reports is not a ...

Part Of U.S. Capitol Closed Because Of Asbestos Incident

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

(Adds U.S. House session delayed) WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - Parts of the U.S. Capitol were closed early on Thursday while author...

Connecting Three Countries in the Battle Against Hunger

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

Working together with local farmers, Dr. Norman Borlaug and his contemporaries tackled problems of huge magnitude, worked tirelessly to cross-breed new types of wheat, and eventually started a revolution in food and agriculture: The Green Revolution.

Rosa and Norm

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

On March 25 they will be together for the first time ever. A seemingly odd Alabama-Iowa couple, in some ways, they were very similar.

JFK's Echoes Still Heard In U.S. Senate

John T. Shaw | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
John T. Shaw

Kennedy provided Obama with a roadmap on how an ambitious but untested young senator can use the Senate as a forum, a platform, and finally as a launching pad, to win the presidency. Others in the future, no doubt, will try to follow that same path.

Why These Activists Are Fasting Outside The U.S. Capitol

Religion News Service | Katherine Burgess | Posted 11.13.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) As an icy wind whipped the sides of a packed tent, five activists committed themselves Tuesday (Nov. 12) to fast from food and drink ...

For a Change, Something Nice to Say About the US Congress

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Sir Peter Westmacott

I have had the privilege of being in the Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol twice in the last two days -- for two very different events. Both served as reminders of the power and integrity of U.S. democracy at its best.

What Is That Statue In All The Government Shutdown Stories?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

A few important characters stand out more than others in the past week's onslaught of government shutdown coverage. President Obama, of course, follow...