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Dear Congress, Want to Know About the New Poverty Rate? Ask a Working Mom

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

"Want to know what my life is like? Then ask me," said Tianna Gaines-Turner, a childcare provider and mother of three from Philadelphia.

What the... ? Milking a Cow on Capitol Grounds

Ghosts of DC | Posted 09.15.2013 | DC
Ghosts of DC

2013-07-16-Screenshot20130716at4.11.34PM.jpgThis is an odd one. Milking a cow on the Capitol grounds, and broadcasting it?

The Bronze and the Spirit: A Sculptor's Vision of Legacy

Robert J. Benz | Posted 08.31.2013 | Black Voices
Robert J. Benz

Sculptor Steven Weitzman was confronted with the same, nearly impossible, challenge that artists have faced repeatedly for thousands of years: How does one capture the eternity of a subject in a single image that allows the viewer to better understand and feel the subject?

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.

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...

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...

Climate Shame: Four Years Later, Capitol Power Plant Still Burns Dirty Coal?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

If the U.S. Congress can't even move off its own use of dirty energy -- so symbolically small -- is it any wonder that the annual UN climate talks result in such pathetic action?

Naked Demonstration in Capitol

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Frederick Douglass Statue In U.S. Capitol?

Posted 09.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Will Frederick Douglass finally make it into the U.S. Capitol? The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton...

Cracks and Crackpots

Richard Klass | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

The Senate has appropriated the $61 million needed for repairs on a bipartisan basis. The Republican House has so far refused and is likely to continue to do so. Is this the party that keeps saying that if average families can balance their budgets, the federal government should do so too?

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 ...

Exploding Urinal Soaks Capitol Visitors

National Journal | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

A big splash occurred on Monday morning at the House Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol....

Arresting Filmmakers... in America?

Robin Bronk | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Robin Bronk

Whether one agrees with the views expressed in Fox's films or not, we should all agree that citizens have a right to know and tell other citizens what our elected officials are doing. We shouldn't be arresting documentary filmmakers in America for filming public hearings.

Capitol Police, AOC Will Oversee Union Square

| Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff The Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police, two entities already facing a tightened budget environment, ar...

Arin Greenwood

San Diego Man Launches New Protest: 'Occupy Pennsylvania Ave.' | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.27.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The third planned occupation of the nation's capital, Occupy Pennsylvania Avenue, has an unusually restrictive set of rules. The prot...

Tyler Kingkade

Unemployed Lobby Super Committee Members During Rally At Capitol | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Linda Evans cried Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol building as she described the unemployment crisis and her own struggle to find work...

Christina Wilkie

Slain Giffords Aide May Be Honored With Permanent Capitol Memorial | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just over six months after the Jan. 8 massacre in Tucson that killed six people and injured Rep. Gabrielle GIffords (D-Ariz.), members o...

WATCH: Steve Martin & His Banjo To Head To U.S. Capitol On 4th Of July

AP/The Huffington Post | By SANDY COHEN | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- Steve Martin and his banjo are taking on the U.S. Capitol on July 4. The 65-year-old entertainer is set to perform from the Capitol'...

Keep the Democrats in Charge of Congress

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Today's Congress is in the midst of a communications transformation, and suffers from public wrath and bitter internal division. The world's most powerful legislature is in trouble. Putting today's Republicans in charge will make it worse.

Atheists Sue To Keep 'In God We Trust' Off Capitol Visitor Center

McClatchy | Rob Hotakainen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A California Republican congressman wants to do a little writing on the walls of Washington's newest federal building. If Rep. Dan Lungren gets his wa...

Capitol Hill Shooting: Gunfire, Entrances Sealed Off

AP/Huffington Post | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Capitol Police officer shot a 35-year-old man at New Jersey Avenue NW and C Street NW, blocks from the Capitol, according to law...

Detroit Drives to DC and Dr. Deming Invents Japan

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

We've had enough threats from our sworn enemies -- we don't need them from Detroit executives. These CEOs and their boards of directors must go, whether by car or jet or skateboard, they must go.