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End the Confusion: Certify "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal Now

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to prohibit the Pentagon from enforcing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) law has caused new and unnecessary confusion as this protracted process continues to languish without final resolution.

The War Must Not Go On!

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president has announced that after an initial drawdown in Afghanistan, the remaining troops will be withdrawn "at a steady pace" going into 2014. But that's not good enough. President Obama had an opportunity to pivot his policy on the war and he didn't take it.

Christina Wilkie

Legendary Bar Bounces Back After Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A grease fire Wednesday morning at the Tune Inn, a legendary Capitol Hill bar, has severely damaged the restaurant’s kitchen but spare...

Are You an Apple or Banana?

Kristofer Eisenla | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Kristofer Eisenla

Titles are about pecking order and perceived importance - big deals in PR and in the District. But, we all know it's not really about the titles - it's about the work we do.

Osama Bin Laden: A Thank You Note From Washington

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

It's a shame it takes a tragedy of the magnitude of 9/11 or the death of a murderer for us to find common ground. While I know today's shared joy will be fleeting and tomorrow's grind will shake us back to reality, it will fuel the optimist in me for years to come.

The New Yorker: Has Obama Given Up On Inequality?

New Yorker | George Packer | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

All this suggests, not for the first time, that the President might be a better tactician than his critics. But outmaneuvering his political opponents...

Dave Jamieson

On The National Mall, Worries Over Lost Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As many speculate the economic implications of a government shutdown, here in the capital, jitters are felt by one economy in particular...

Budget Cuts Threaten America's Smallest Businesses

Elaine Edgcomb | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Elaine Edgcomb

Budget cuts can have a very real effect on our nation's smallest businesses and the organization's that serve them.

Silly Season 2.0

Jim Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Barrett

For the clean economy to work, it needs to work in places like the Southeast, which, despite cheap energy, desperately needs to find new sources of economic development and job creation.

George Clooney & the Art of the Uncertainty Principle

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

As with any exceptional actor, the roles blend on and off the screen. George Clooney is living breathing a paradigm leap via the embrace of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.

Office Space Turf Wars On Capitol Hill

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep.-elect Bob Gibbs was trying to get this straight: There's a public women's bathroom in the middle of a congressman's office sui...

PHOTOS: Historic Cap Hill Condo Selling For $438k

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the early 20th century, railroad executives David C. Dodge and John Gilluly built two mansions in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood that came to ...

Congress Must Rein in Gun Industry in Response to Giffords Assassination Attempt

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

A Member of Congress has been shot in the head. If her attempted murder does not force Congress and President Obama to face the gun issue, what will?

Jason Linkins

Ousted Legislators Banished To 'Cubicle City'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Ben Smith has an item up about the sad state that outgoing members of Congress have been reduced to as they are ousted from their p...

OMG! Glenn Beck Is Onto Something!

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Glenn, that sure is scary stuff about those well-funded "freedom" groups getting their emissaries elected with secret money and requiring loyalty and litmus tests. Thanks, man, for the warning.

Nothing Seems to Work

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

I admire and enjoy Jon Stewart. But America is not a bumper sticker. Nor is it a race into a tunnel, a sketch comedy show or a manifestly partisan rally with a careful feel-good proclamation.

Beyond Head-Stomping -- the Democratic Battle That Awaits

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The fight we are in for isn't the head-stomping, name-calling one. Let them have their sandbox. The next democratic battleground will be over our institutions of governing.

Stewart Rally -- Why It Was Vastly Bigger Than The Beck Event

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

If there's one thing that's certain about the Jon Stewart rally it's that the attendance has been grossly under-counted. This is not just sour grapes...

Crashing the Tea Party Joyride

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The Tea Party has pointed out how absent we've been in building a common narrative about modern American citizenship. But the American people long for a novel, not a sitcom. It's time for the rest of us to step up.

Green News Report: October 5, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Toxic sl...

Congress Adjourns to Face the Music at Home

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Cutting and running 7 days early from their planned Oct. 8th departure, members of Congress fled the hot and toxic atmosphere on Capitol Hill and returned to face constituents in their home states for the midterm elections.

Green News Report: September 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koala Chla...

Green News Report: September 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: SoCal is s...

Green News Report: September 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Look out 19...

Goldline Execs Head To Capitol Hill To Testify Before Congress

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Executives of California-based gold dealer Goldline are headed to Capitol Hill Thursday to testify in hearings regarding the Glenn Beck-backer's alleg...