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The Media-Pollster Axis Stole the Election

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

There is no doubt about the public mood. So why didn't the public vote when there was so much journalistic enthusiasm for the election; when an amazing amount of television time, especially on cable, was given to politics; and when radio goes at politics 24-7?

Sisters Can Move Mountains -- Starting With That Hill Over Yonder

Bridget Fonger | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Bridget Fonger

My goal is to encourage everyone to venture outside their very own District's bubbles to empower themselves. If you hear a candidate that gives you hope of movement toward ending the great divide in Congress, or who shares your most passionate political beliefs, grab on to his or her coattails.

Texas Tea Party Challengers Fizzle

The Hill | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

Nearly two years after Ted Cruz's come-from-behind primary victory, Tea Party challengers are fizzling in Texas. ...

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 ...

#VetMyFacts

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 02.09.2014 | Media
Eric Yaverbaum

The faster the internet goes, the faster misinformation can be spread. My anecdotal perspective is that we were at warp speed several years ago. Now what?

Food Stamp Cuts a Crime Against the Poor by Politicians

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

This Friday, Nov. 1, America will learn the latest monthly jobs report news, which will not be good due to the Republican-caused government shutdown.

Politico's Acquisition of Capital New York Is Scaring the New York Times

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media
Brian LaSorsa

Attacking outlets like Capital New York for no other reason than being new to industry might be a fun way for the Times to tout its influence today, but it won't be fun when someone else is sitting atop that throne.

Boulder's 100-Year Flood & Weather Weirding

Tom Weis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

I have lived in Boulder for nearly 30 years and have never seen anything -- weatherwise -- like what I've witnessed these past two years.

Trump '16? Big Media Digs Deep

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

During the 2012 Republican primary, the media had its fun with the pseudo-candidacy of Donald Trump, who dropped out without having dropped in because...

50 Years Of Secrecy, Courtesy of Max Baucus

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Senator Max Baucus has decreed a minimum 50 years of secrecy for negotiations over revamping the federal tax code. It's not the information itself that must remain under lock and key, but which senator is supporting what massive corporate giveaway -- that's what has to remain secret.

WATCH: Archaeologists Dig Up Earliest Free African-American Settlement In Maryland

The Baltimore Sun | Pamela Wood | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices

In Easton, an untold story of free African-Americans is being discovered through bits of glass, shards of pottery and oyster shells. Piece by piece, ...

Obama 'No Better' Than Bush In Key Area, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans believe that President Barack Obama is either worse or no better at protecting civil liberties than former President George W....

BuyPartisan Consensus: ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration

Steve Horn | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics say it's more of the same out of an Obama Administration that in the first term had a cozy relationship with corporate patrons.

The Republicans' League of Their Own: Reasons, Responses, Recommendations

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It's important because a vibrant two-party system makes our republic stronger. It provides the basis for compromise, forward momentum and progress. If the Republicans continue to play in a league of their own, they and our democracy will be worse off for it.

The Hill's 25 Women To Watch

The Hill | Posted 10.24.2012 | Women

Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice — these are women who have made their marks in politics in a big way. But look beyond this highest t...

The Unconventional: The Political Conventions in Perspective

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It appears the Democratic Party's convention in Charlotte produced a better one for Obama. As history has shown, the bounces don't matter very much -- Dukakis, Kerry and McCain each got substantial bounces after their conventions. You know the rest.

Ex-NPR Hill Reporter: Lied To Daily

www.politico.com | Patrick Gavin | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

After 14 years at National Public Radio, Andrea Seabrook left in July and, to hear her talk about her experience covering Capitol Hill, it's clear tha...

Capitol Hill Beauties Drink Lemon Martinis, Want Sweet Tea

Posted 07.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Hill released its annual 50 Most Beautiful People list on Wednesday and this year's beauties are an athletic bunch who also like to ...

Is Michele Bachmann Washington D.C.'s Most Beautiful?

Posted 07.25.2012 | Style

Michele Bachmann may have ducked out of the presidential race long ago (and oh, how we've missed her) but she's still coming out swinging in the battl...

PHOTOS: Death Of A Dream In Pittsburgh

Randy Fox | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

The Hill, or "Little Harlem" as it was referred to from the '30s thru the '50s, was one of the elite African-American neighborhoods in America. It was home to one of the most vibrant jazz scenes in the country, as well as one of its hottest clubs, The Crawford Grill, which was owned by Gus Greenlee.

The Fed's Money Explosion and $76.9 Billion of Its Meaningless "Profit" Transferred to the Treasury

Robert Auerbach | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Robert Auerbach

The Fed bought securities that pay interest. After deducting its expenses the Fed sends the remainder to the Treasury to reduce the deficit. This intergovernmental transfer is an accounting gimmick and has no economic effect.

Americans On The Dollar Coin: We Prefer Bills

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

Given the choice, Americans still prefer crisp bills to shiny coins. A lawmaker recently introduced legislation to abandon the paper dollar bill an...

Republican Reasoning: Why 2008 Was the Year for Occupying and Protesting Wall Street

Michael Shank | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank

I am surprised that they did not happen in 2008 at the height of the financial collapse. We've known the root of this discontent for years, if not decades. It has to do with America's growing poverty and income inequality rates.

KFKA's Oliver Advocates Government Dismantlement but Forgets About It When Gardner Jumps on Board

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You'd think she would embrace Gardner's dismantlement position, not deny it. It's not every day that a Congressman jumps on board with dismantlement of a major federal agency.

Politics Is in Everything. Period.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 07.12.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Politics seems to be in everything now. Whether it is your home loan, your school loan; even your reproductive rights or the right to bear arms. Belie...