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My 'Aha' Education Moment

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.30.2014 | Latino Voices
Marco Cáceres

I was told by the legislative director that I had one day to write the memo and provide a recommendation on how the senator should vote and why. In other words, I had to become an expert on the subject in one day.

Inversion Thinking

Nelson Davis | Posted 08.22.2014 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

The world I operate in is that of small to medium sized business enterprises and they aren't thought of in relationship to big international businesses and their issues.

Transphobic Edits Made To Wikipedia Appear To Have Come From Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Computers at the U.S. House of Representatives have been blocked from editing Wikipedia entries after controversial changes were made to transgender p...

United States of ... Spain?

Guillermo Fesser | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Guillermo Fesser

The Spanish legacy in the US is something nobody seems to have a clue about. Neither Americans, nor Spaniards. Two thirds of the actual territory of the U.S. was once under Spanish rule, and for some reason, that fascinating part of history has never been told.

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 ...

Ryan J. Reilly

No Charges Against Officers Who Shot Woman By Capitol With Her Child In The Car

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors in D.C. announced Thursday that they would not file criminal charges against U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Po...

Watch 'Capitol Hill' Season 1 Presented by BenDeLaCreme

Wes Hurley | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Wes Hurley

You know that ever since RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 ended, you've needed your BenDeLaCreme fix. Here's your chance to enjoy our Miss Congeniality and the Terminally Delightful star as she presents all ten episodes of Capitol Hill season 1.

Stopping 'Weapons of Mass Perfection': A Dad Heads to Capitol Hill

KnowMore TV | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

By using "weapons of mass perfection" in advertising, Matlins believes the mental health of children is at risk.

'Cowboys And Indians' Stake Out The National Mall To Protest Keystone XL

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -– Farmers, ranchers and indigenous leaders who live along the Keystone XL pipeline route are holding an encampment on the National Mall ...

Hill Staffers: Your Reality Is Not Made for TV

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

There are reports that a reality show starring "D.C. up-and-comers" is in the works. If you wanted to attach an anchor to your career in politics, my advice to you would be to sign up.

Zach Carter

The Worst Response Yet To The New Michael Lewis Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Author Michael Lewis and other critics of high-frequency trading are wrong, because computers. That's the upshot of some new talking ...

What Association "Power and Influence" Really Means in Washington

David K. Rehr | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
David K. Rehr

I am not advocating that senior leaders of organizations take an oath of poverty. Instead, expenditures on CEO trappings are "opportunity costs" -- money that could be used for other purposes, including building your congressional reputation or industry image.

Watch This Video If You Want To Hear Paul Ryan Call Himself 'Satan Incarnate'

The Huffington Post | Cayla Rasi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

You've seen it on Jimmy Kimmel, now you can spot it on The Hill -- people reading mean tweets about themselves in the name of a laugh. NowThisNews ...

Obama's 2014 Begins With Modest Momentum On Capitol Hill

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama returns to Washington this weekend eager to test whether a modest budget deal passed in the waning days of 20...

Resolutions From Congress

Mike Smith | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

See more cartoons by Mike Smith at Las Vegas Sun. @smithtoons...

American Versailles

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I first saw Washington, D.C. in 1974. I was astonished with the Greek vision of architecture on Capitol Hill. I could not get over my admiration for t...

Obama Names New Chief Capitol Hill Liaison

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With congressional elections looming next year, President Barack Obama named a veteran Democratic operative as his new chief liais...

Playing With Fire

Michael Farr | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

As rates begin to rise in anticipation of Fed "tapering," we would expect an eventual reversal as economic indicators begin to deteriorate. In other words, there is a ceiling on the pace of this economic recovery until deleveraging runs its course (which could be a long while).

Remembering President Kennedy Then and Now

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

John Kennedy called upon all to hold high ideals and to "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." That commitment to selflessness and service is as old as the Republic.

Lawmakers Increasingly Realize Fast Track Is a Fraud

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

The Teamsters for years have been an outspoken critic of fast-track trade authorization which allows bad proposed trade agreements to move through Congress on just a quick up-or-down vote. And in the last week, we were joined by 185 House lawmakers who feel the same way.

Whither Ye Olde Stomping Grounds?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Not a single pay phone in sight in Washington, D.C. It was a shocking discovery after a seven-year absence from my old stomping grounds. I went vi...

Bully in the Federal Workplace

Jim Moore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Whether they are on the staffs of senators or congressmen, or work in the myriad halls of cabinet departments and federal agencies, a large number find themselves on the short end of the stick with little recourse.

Senators Question Security Clearance Process

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - U.S. senators on Thursday questioned the government's security clearance process, ca...

LOOK: Congress Lights Up To Celebrate Diwali

Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion

Over two dozen lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill to light traditional diya as a priest chanted Vedic mantras for the first-ever Congressional Diwali ...

The Gaping Hole In Raising Revenue

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Resnick

All taxpayers, regardless of their political persuasion, should be incensed that their monies that have been siphoned off by fraudsters are not being recovered, despite the fact that the IRS and other agencies have been given the tools to do it.