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Capitol Hill, aside from being a metonym for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington D.C., stretching easterly in front of the United States Capitol along wide avenues. The Washington Post is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C., and oldest extant in the area, founded in 1877. Located in the capital city of the United States, The Post has a particular emphasis on national politics. 5.0/5

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FROM BLOCKING WEAPONS TO ISRAEL! Dear Carina, Israel is under attack. As we write this letter, Hamas is firing rockets on Israeli men, women, and children. Hamas has fired over 3,700 rockets into Israel since Operation Protective Edge commenced on July 8th, including 180 rockets so far today. During the course of this conflict, 64 Israeli soldiers have died defending their country. CUFI's efforts to support Israel in this war have taken many forms. Our work has been featured in nearly 100 newspapers and websites around the world, from the Washington Post to the Times of Israel. In fact Dr. Charles Krauthammer told delegates at last month's CUFI Summit that he did "not know of an organization in the world more important to Israel than CUFI" and a leading Capitol Hill newspaper recently ran a story with the headline "Christians United for Israel jumps to the forefront of pro-Israel groups." Immediately after our summit, we saw that the anti-Israel bias in the media was unlike anything we'd witnessed in rec ...
NEWS FLASH!!! Susan Rice reveals hidden side agreements in Birgdahl/Taliban trade. Lindsay Graham repeats pledge to impeach. Army Chief of Staff expresses concern. NFL not consulted. Carney apologizes for “oversight.” Obama will issue a statement this evening after being informed by late edition of Washington Post. In a move attempteing to limit public outcry over the recent exchange of Sgt. Bowe Birgdahl for high level Taliban “officials,” National Security Advisor Susan Rice revealed a series of multi-party agreements that aimed to prevent a possible dynasty of the Seattle Seahawks as well as building good will with the Muslim world. Details of the agreement are forthcoming, but Rice disclosed some of the terms in an interview with The View. Rice said, “We know the Seahawks and their fans think they are exceptional. But so do the Chicago Bears and the Washington Rouge Peau,” (the proposed new name for the Washington Red Skins). It is the policy of this Government (and be sure to capitalize t ...
May 9, 2014 The Washington Post Editorial Board opines, “It seems like virtually everyone on Capitol Hill is interested in fixing the Voting Rights Act. But who will step up and make something happen? Last year, the Supreme Court hollowed out one of the most powerful parts of the law, a formula prescribing which states and localities had to get before-the-fact federal approval of any changes they wanted to make to their voting rules… House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) should hold hearings and mark up the bill before the next recess. Then Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) should find floor time for it.” Progressive Point: At the foundation of America is the principle that we the voters choose our leaders, not the other way around. All Virginia voters have an equal opportunity to have our say on Election Day. The Voting Rights Act is our nation's most effective tool for protecting voting rights -- and our country’s reputation as the world’s greatest democracy. From the tim ...
UNT NAHJ to have 'hangout' with Washington Post, Essence Magazine, ESPN and iNSPIRE Pros TITLE: HOW TO TURN YOUR INTERNSHIP INTO A FULL-TIME JOB DATE: Wednesday, 5, 2013 TIME: 8 - 9 PM Central time WHERE: Follow us on Google + to join the hangout: NAHJ You must have a Google+ Account to participate LIVE but the session will later appear on NAHJ's YouTube channel. Our panelists include: Wesley Lowery, covers Capitol Hill for The Fix and Post Politics at the Washington Post. Prior to joining the Washington Post in February 2014, he worked as a breaking news and local politics reporter for the Boston Globe, and has also reported for the Los Angeles Times. A 2012 graduate of Ohio University and the immediate past NABJ student representative, Lowery has interned at The Wall Street Journal, The Columbus Dispatch and The Detroit News. Sylvia Obell, an editorial assistant at Essence Magazine. She writes for the magazine monthly and produces daily content for Essence.com. Her work has also appeared in Ebony.com an ...
For All that have forgot How Fox News has been outed Time and Time Again for Deceptive, Underhanded and out right lying in their Broadcasting ! This is just a little example. Video footage manipulation Jon Stewart reported on his November 10, 2009, broadcast of The Daily Show that Fox News pundit Sean Hannity misrepresented video footage purportedly showing large crowds on a health-care protest orchestrated by Rep. Michele Bachmann. Stewart showed inconsistencies in alternating shots according to the color of the sky and tree leaves, showing that spliced in the shots was footage from Glenn Beck's much larger 9/12 rally which had occurred two months earlier. Hannity estimated 20,000 protesters were in attendance, the Washington Post estimated 10,000 and Luke Russert reported that three Capitol Hill police officers guessed "about 4,000."[97][98] Sean Hannity apologized to his viewers for the error during his November 11, 2009 broadcast.[99] Stewart also has periodically accused Fox of playing video footage ...
... Budget Deal Near: House and Senate negotiators were putting the finishing touches Sunday on what would be the first successful budget accord since 2011, when the battle over a soaring national debt first paralyzed Washington. The deal expected to be sealed this week on Capitol Hill would not significantly reduce the debt, now $17.3 trillion and rising. It would not close corporate tax loopholes or reform expensive health-care and retirement programs. It would not even fully replace sharp spending cuts known as the sequester, the negotiators’ primary target, The Washington Post reported. ~ Bernie Sanders
Lies on Lies on Lies Obama was in Boston this week, attempting to deflect attention from his key O'Care sales pitch promise that Americans could keep their insurance and doctors, "period" -- a remark even the Washington Post classified as a "WHOPPER." Obama doubled down on the lie: "If you had one of these substandard plans before the Affordable Care Act became law and you really liked that plan, you're able to keep it. That's what I said when I was running for office. That was part of the promise we made." Analysts now believe that more than 90 million plans are at risk of alteration or cancelation, both individual and corporate policies, and that this information was known to the administration in 2010. The lie just keeps getting bigger. Back in Washington, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama bureaucrat directly responsible for the failed launch of ObamaCare, was planting prevarications before Congress. Sebelius admitted that the Healthcare.gov rollout was "miserably frustra ...
"On Saturday, as the shutdown drama played out on Capitol Hill, President Obama played golf at Fort Belvoir in Virginia." — Washington Post, Sept. 28, 2013
Good News from the Human Rights Campaign re ENDA Human Rights Campaign Dear Robert, *** rights groups, led by the Human Rights Campaign, have spent about $2 million on lobbying efforts, including the deployment of 30 field organizers to seven states represented by wavering senators. The outreach has included more than 108,000 emails sent to supporters, tens of thousands of phone calls, postcards and in-person visits with potential supporters who have been urged to call their senators." That is an excerpt from yesterday's Washington Post article. As one of our strongest supporters, we wanted to share the latest exciting news about ENDA. Next week, the U.S. Senate will vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Action (ENDA, S. 815). This will be the first vote on ENDA in the Senate since it failed by one vote in 1996 and the first vote on ENDA that includes protections for both sexual orientation and gender identity. We are working hard to secure the votes of the 60 Senators we need to win, but we don't ha ...
(Newser) – Residents of Spain, France and elsewhere in Europe are outraged over reports that the NSA spied on millions of phone calls there. Turns out, it wasn't the NSA that collected all that phone information—it was the Europeans' own governments, reports the Los Angeles Times. The recent news reports, based on Edward Snowden revelations, suggested that the NSA was collecting "metadata" in Europe without informing US allies. But now US officials say that the spy agencies in those countries did the snooping and then shared the data with the NSA, reports the Washington Post. The earlier reports are "completely false," NSA chief Keith Alexander said during Capitol Hill testimony today. “This is not information that we collected on European citizens,” he told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Alexander said Snowden and his collaborating reporters "did not understand what they were looking at." Meanwhile, national intelligence chief James Clapper downplayed concerns over the US s ...
A blog called Capitol Hill Cubans has taken me to task for my recent Washington Post commentary in which I ask why the United States put the Cuban Five in jail when their primary goal was to prevent terrorist attacks on their homeland?
Is Fear of Default Over the Debt Limit Just Hype? Moody's Offers a Different View on Debt Limit [The entire article as published in the Washington Post is below] "One of the nation’s top credit-rating agencies says that the U.S. Treasury Department is likely to continue paying interest on the government’s debt even if Congress fails to lift the limit on borrowing next week, preserving the nation’s sterling AAA credit rating. In a memo being circulated on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Moody’s Investors Service offers “answers to frequently asked questions” about the government shutdown, now in its second week, and the federal debt limit. President Obama has said that, unless Congress acts to raise the $16.7 trillion limit by next Thursday, the nation will be at risk of default. Not so, Moody’s says in the memo dated Oct. 7. ” We believe the government would continue to pay interest and principal on its debt even in the event that the debt limit is not raised, leaving its creditworthiness intact, ...
House Democrats arrested during immigration protest - Several members of Congress were arrested after participating in an immigration "sit-in" on Capitol Hill demanding that House Republicans act to pass immigration reform. The representatives are calling on Congress, particularly Republicans, to push immigration legislation forward. The Senate has passed a bill that includes amped up border security. House Democrats have unveiled a plan with a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But it's unclear if the GOP-led House will ever pass legislation. They were arrested on charges of "crowding, obstructing, and incommoding" after a large group blocked First Street near the Capitol. In addition to the members of Congress, the Washington Post reports at least 100 others were arrested. A spokeswoman for Lewis, whose district covers Atlanta and some of its neighboring areas, said was arrested Tuesday afternoon during the Camino Americano Rally for Immigrant Dign ...
Man Kills himself in Front Of Capital No Political Motive. The Washington Post spoke with several other people who were on the Mall at the time of the fire, although their information appears to come mostly second-hand and leaves at least some doubt as to exactly how things played out in the lead-up to the fire: Nicole Didyk of the District was jogging on the mall when she witnessed the incident. ... Didyk said she spoke to one of the men who tried to put out the flames afterward. That man told her that the injured man had faced the Capitol, doused himself on fire and then lit himself on fire. The man who tried to put out the flames said the victim told the people who had come to his rescue “thank you” afterward. Self-immolation is often associated with political protests, and the location (within sight of the Capitol) and the timing (during the shutdown) raise the possibility that was the case this time. Of course, the keyword there is possibility given the lack of any evidence directly linking the f ...
Some of the highest-profile lawmakers from both political parties will not be keeping their government paychecks for the foreseeable future. Republican Ted Cruz, the Texas senator whose 21-hour filibuster helped set the stage for the standoff, pledged on Monday to donate his salary to charity during the shutdown. House Speaker John Boehner, the Ohio Republican leading his party's efforts, will turn down his paycheck, while the House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia will put his pay aside in escrow until the shutdown is resolved, according to the Washington Post. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada will do the same as Cantor, and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will give his own money to charity. While some lawmakers are gaining positive publicity for declining salary while federal employees go without paychecks, not all of Capitol Hill's richest denizens have joined in. Senators and representatives make $174,000 per year - more if they are in various ...
EDITORIAL/Storming Washington | Images of the 91 Mississippi World War II veterans, some of whom were in wheel chairs, "storming" the WW II memorial in Washington on Tuesday, despite the open-air monument's closure as part of the government shutdown, said it all. "I'm not going to enforce the 'no stopping or standing' sign for a group of 90 World War II veterans," said a U.S. Park Police officer, who declined to give his name to a Washington Post reporter. "I'm a veteran myself." Good for him! Give that man a medal! Washington needs more common sense public servants, especially on at the other end of the National Mall on Capitol Hill. U.S. Reps. Steve Palazzo of Mississippi and Steve King of Iowa cut the yellow police tape, moved barricades and led the charge. The sight at the memorial with veterans locked out is a testimony to the idiocy of Washington and big government in general. The country is $17 trillion in debt, the ObamaCare exchanges opened Tuesday with major glitches that Democrats still cheer . ...
The Washington Post actually has an annual ranking of Capitol Hill's most pretty people. Really? Good news reporting there Post.
New West Daily Roundup for July 8, 2013 What’s making headlines in the New West today: the increased chances for big Western wildfires this summer and beyond; a potential political play by a Cheney; a Congressional inquiry into coal pricing; birthday times in Boise; and laptop hobos getting the boot in Denver. We’ve already seen one big fire this summer in Colorado, and experts say the conditions are right for many more across the West this summer. The equation is simple: shorter winters combined with droughts and higher temperatures provides a base, while human factors like increased development and fewer resources devoted to fire prevention adds to increased likelihood of more out-of-control fires. From the Washington Post: “On average, wildfires burn twice as many acres each year as compared to 40 years ago. Last year, the fires were massive in size, coinciding with increased temperatures and early snow melt in the West,” U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell told lawmakers on Capitol Hill last ...
A female lawmaker sent me a powerful e-mail last week that ought to sink into some of the thick skulls on Capitol Hill -- but probably won’t.
A club of Capitol Hill liberals made life *** for George W. Bush in his second term. Now the gang is back — and they don’t care that this time the president is their guy. In the last few weeks, some of the loudest anti-Bush voices — including Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman and Ed M...
IMPEACH! Does Watergate Sound Familiar, so much evidence is piling high from tapping AP News branches and scrubbing evidence and hiding and pulling records (Nixon); OBAMA is no better than Nixon or anyone else that breaks the Law: Media can't ignore Obama IRS, Benghazi scandals: But by Monday, the stories had returned with a vengeance. Half of the top 10 papers – including the influential trio of The New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal – all featured the IRS scandal on the front. USA Today had the lead headline: “GOP Demands Obama Apology” and the Post got hold of the “draft audit by the inspector general that has been given to Capitol Hill.”
We're seeing small pockets of excellent reporting on sequestration, and this includes the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler. Kessler's already exposed Obama's scare tactics as lies twice this week. Yesterday Kessler hit the trifecta with this report blowing a hole in Obama's lie about Capitol Hill jan...
How Torture Became Mainstream The once-clandestine practice of torture is now an official weapon in the War on Terror. May 23, 2006 | Just before Christmas last, President Bush and Senator John McCain appeared in the Oval Office to announce an historic ban on torture by any U.S. agency, anywhere in the world. Looking straight into the cameras, the president declared with a steely gaze that this landmark legislation would make it "clear to the world that this government does not torture." This meeting was the culmination of a tangled legislative battle that had started six months before when Senator John McCain introduced an amendment to the must-pass Defense Appropriation Bill, calling for an absolute ban on "cruel, inhumane and degrading" treatment. The White House fought back hard, sending Vice President Cheney to Capitol Hill for a wrecking effort so sustained, so determined that a Washington Post editorial branded him "The Vice President for Torture." At first, Cheney demanded that the amendment be d ...
“RABBIS AND JEWISH CONGRESSMEN all thronged to Pelosi’s first celebratory event in DC to congratulate the Congresswoman in her role as the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House,” wrote the Washington Jewish Week in January of 2007. “Nancy is our Queen Esther of modern times,” exclaimed Jewish Congressman Robert Rush, as a myriad of Jews, (along with Rabbi David Saperstein who gave the keynote address and joined Pelosi on the podium with her six grandchildren, two of whom are Jewish), basked in their Jew-bought politician, Nancy Patricia Pelosi, during the reception. Designated in Newsweek’s 2009 list as the most influential rabbi in America and described in a Washington Post profile as “the quintessential religious lobbyist on Capitol Hill,” Rabbi Saperstein represents the national Reform Jewish Movement to Congress. And conversely, Pelosi represents the all-pervasive Jewish movement around which the nation revolves. The scope, depth and centralized structure of Jewish influence in ...
As it turns out, control of Congress matters as well. As the Washington Post reported earlier this month, a recent JP Morgan study found that the American economy grew fastest when Democrats in charge of both 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill:
Protesters target Capitol Hill office to call for control after Newtown killings - The Washington Post
We are all going to play Thelma and Louise.. I hope at least I get Brad Pitt for last few weeks before we drive off the cliff... At this point, I say let's hold hands and say "whe!" all the way down.. it is the only way that we are going to get this country back on track. Obama's Laughable Proposal (Gary Bauer) Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner went to Capitol Hill yesterday to present Obama's plan for resolving the fiscal cliff. With just 31 days left until virtually every household in America is hit with massive tax increases, you would think Obama would send Geithner with a serious proposal to offer Republican leaders. He didn't. But don't take my word for i...t. Here's how Politico described it -- "Geithner's Fiscal Cliff Offer: Obama Wish List." Here's what the Washington Post wrote about Obama's "fresh demands:" "The proposal, delivered to the Capitol by Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner satisfies Democrats' demands that negotiations begin on terms dictated by the newly-reelected president. T ...
A former Democratic staffer on Capitol Hill who briefly worked in the Obama Administration has been accused of 'drugging and sexually assaulting women,' the Washington Post reports.
The chicken that flew from Chicago to Capitol Hill - Washington Post (blog)
PAC clout will be greater on Capitol Hill than on Pennsylvania Ave. - Washington Post
House of the week: Capitol Hill pie factory-turned loft - Washington Post (blog)
Google faces antitrust glare on Capitol Hill - Washington Post
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