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American government lies on the brink of shutdown

American government lies on the brink of shutdown

Posturing, games and politics left the American government on the brink of shutting down Sunday after the House of Representatives approved a Republican bill seeking to delay President Barack Obama’s…

Chuck Hagel: Government shutdown ‘astoundingly irresponsible’

Chuck Hagel: Government shutdown ‘astoundingly irresponsible’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appealed on Saturday for lawmakers to take action to avert a government shutdown next week, saying it was “astoundingly irresponsible” to try to influence policymaking by…

Aaron Alexis, Navy Yard shooter, used stolen ID

The Washington Navy Yard shooter — identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, a former Navy aeronautics electrician from Fort Worth, Texas.  Alexis apparently entered the yard using a stolen ID that…

Fast food salary struggles

Fast food salary struggles

Fast-food workers in more than 50 cities Thursday are striking for fair pay and the right to form a union — the biggest walkout to hit the industry. This latest…

NSA breaks thousands of laws

NSA breaks thousands of laws

Looks like the National Security Agency, which makes it a practice to snoop into lives of Americans, broke privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times a year…

Holder to propose justice system reforms that ease punishment on some drug offenders

Holder to propose justice system reforms that ease punishment on some drug offenders

Attorney Gen. Eric Holder is looking at scaling back sentences on drug-related crimes as a way to ease overcrowding in prisons and begin what could become a major overhaul of…

In a rare Congressional compromise, student loan bill hits Obama’s desk

In a rare Congressional compromise, student loan bill hits Obama’s desk

At a time when compromise appeared impossible in a gridlocked Congress, a bipartisan deal on the student loan program somehow emerged from Capitol Hill and is set for signing Friday…

Obama goes political over Trayvon Martin case

Obama goes political over Trayvon Martin case

President Barack Obama is using the death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of the man who shot him to push his anti-gun agenda. Obama, in a statement released Sunday,…

The Fourth of July

The Fourth of July

As America pauses to celebrate the Fourth of July, Capitol Hill Blue founder and publisher Doug Thompson, who is also a photographer and filmmaker, put together a short video on…

Panic when the Internet connection crashes and burns

Panic when the Internet connection crashes and burns

A complete and widespread data service outage in the Blue Ridge Mountains area of Virginia where Capitol Hill Blue publisher and founder Doug Thompson lives left him unable to transmit…