Congress just got a bumper-crop of scientists. Meet the 10 new science whizzes on Capitol Hill.

David Zalubowski/AP 10 newly elected scientists are representing Americans in the 116th Congress. Eight of the new-comers are Democrats and two are Republicans. Here’s what these engineers, doctors, and other scientists want to do in 2019.  The 116th Congress was sworn in on Thursday, with 10 new scientists in the ranks.  Many of the incoming […]

Trump salutes casket and pays tribute to former President George H.W. Bush in the Capitol Rotunda

The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday citizens alike. President Donald Trump did not […]

The Pit Bull Lover Fighting Trump's Battles on Capitol Hill

Getting any president’s agenda passed in Congress is difficult, but it’s even harder when the president sends out a tweet or does an impromptu television appearance where he completely upends his previously stated policy positions or delicate negotiations that were already underway. But that’s Donald Trump’s style. And, as the newly minted head of the […]

Protests erupt outside the Supreme Court and Capitol as Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in

Alex Brandon/AP Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday by 50-48 votes in the Senate. He was sworn in that evening in a private ceremony. Before, during, and after the vote, protesters and activists flooded the areas outside the Supreme Court and the US Capitol to oppose his confirmation. Kavanaugh’s confirmation process has […]

Mitch McConnell rails against Kavanaugh protesters in the Capitol: ‘There is no chance in the world they’re going to scare us out of doing our duty’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The number of protesters in the US Capitol building has skyrocketed in recent weeks during the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Some Republican senators have been given increased security details, as others have been accosted in elevators and hallways of the Capitol. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to […]

Striking Oklahoma teachers storm & occupy state capitol over pay and funding (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Thousands of Oklahoma teachers stormed the state capitol and refused to budge when confronted by authorities about their loud chants. The protest appears to be part of a statewide strike over teacher pay and school funding. Over 30,000 teachers walked out of schools across Oklahoma on Monday and Tuesday, protesting what they say are teacher […]

Washington: Monumental snapshots of America's capital from the White House to Capitol Hill

GETTY Visitors on the Lincoln Memorial steps with the Washington Monument in the background Not since the last series of House Of Cards has there been so much intrigue in America’s capital Washington, where President Donald Trump took office in January. Since then he has become renowned for his constant tweets and no-nonsense, blunt statements […]

Man drives into Ten Commandments monument in Arkansas Capitol, streams it on Facebook

(video link) This is one way to break the Ten Commandments. An Arkansas man was arrested early Wednesday after police said he rammed his vehicle into a newly installed stone monument of the Ten Commandments at the Arkansas Capitol grounds. The man also streamed the toppling of the one-day-old structure live on Facebook. Read 10 […]

A High School Student’s Portrait of Kendrick Lamar Will Be Displayed in the US Capitol

As per a report on Pitchfork earlier today, the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition have been announced, and among them is a portrait of Kendrick Lamar — which, as the ‘Fork pointed out, means that a portrait of Lamar will hang in the US Capitol. It’s easy to be cynical, and certainly my first […]

Reporter arrested at W. Virginia Capitol for ‘asking questions’ to US health secretary (VIDEOS)

A reporter was arrested at the West Virginia State Capitol for allegedly trying to ask the Health and Human Services secretary a question about the Trump administration’s healthcare plan. Authorities say he “aggressively breached Secret Service agents.” Dan Heyman, a journalist with 30 years of experience and currently working with Public News Service, said he […]