Who, or what, is Capitol Hill Blue?

Capitol Hill Blue is a non-partisan, take-no-prisoners political news site launched by Doug Thompson — an ex-newspaperman, former political operative and longtime journalist — in October 1994. That makes us the oldest surviving news site on the Internet. But don’t take our word for it. Go to Google and see if you can find anything […]

Are you a blog?

Good God no. We’re working journalists, not a group of malcontents who sit in front of our computers in our underwear. We work for a living and have lives.

How often do you publish?

Publish? Publish is for wimps who still use wood pulp. Capitol Hill Blue is produced daily, seven-days-a-week, 365-days a year (366 on Leap Years) and is updated throughout the day. If you want news that’s published just once a day go buy a newspaper.

What are your politics?

Politics? We don’t need no stinkin’ politics. We believe it is the job of newsies to report the news, not be influenced by political beliefs or bias. We subscribe to legendary Chicago newspaperman Finley Peter Dunne’s belief that it is the role of a newspaperman to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”

Why is it called Capitol Hill Blue?

Beats the hell out of us . If there was a reason back in 1994 it has long since been forgotten. It may have had something to do with the rampant obscenity of government. Or it may have been somebody’s wet dream. Hard to tell.

Jobless claims drop top expectations

Jobless claims drop top expectations

U.S. initial jobless claims fell more than expected last week and showed their biggest decline since February, in a hopeful sign for the U.S. labor market. The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped sharply to 404,000 from a downwardly revised reading of 441,000 in the prior week, the Labor Department said on […]

BMWs the really ‘hot’ car at auto shows

BMWs the really ‘hot’ car at auto shows

When carmakers like BMW say they hope people find their next car at auto shows like the one in Detroit this week, this wasn’t exactly what they meant. Two thieves drove away in a brand new $94,000 BMW 750i xDrive Sedan on Wednesday night that was left idling outside the Westin Book Cadillac, one of […]