National Rifle Association padding membership claims while hiding losses

National Rifle Association padding membership claims while hiding losses

Insiders at the embattled National Rifle Association say the organization is padding its claims of recent increases in membership and say more members are leaving amid criticisms over strident positions taken by controversial leader Wayne LaPierre. “In reality, our membership is probably dropping,” says one embittered NRA staffer, who asked not to be identified.  “It’s […]

Feds want more agressive actions against cybertheft

Feds want more agressive actions against cybertheft

Evidence of an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government is prompting the Obama administration to develop more aggressive responses to the theft of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets. A report being released Wednesday considers fines and other trade actions against China or any other country guilty of cyber-espionage. Officials familiar […]

White House quickly backtracking from Obama’s leaked immigration plan

White House quickly backtracking from Obama’s leaked immigration plan

The administration of President Barack Obama, recognizing a political and public relations disaster, is backing away from a hastily-developed and prematurely leaked immigration plan that is drawing fire from both Republicans and Democrats. After USA Today reported on the plan that was under development without involvement of either side of Capitol Hill, the administration is […]

Doug Thompson cancels his return to work and returns to rehab from motorcycle accident

One week after returning to the helm of Capitol Hill Blue, the Internet’s oldest political news web site, publisher and founder Doug Thompson has returned to full-time rehab and recovery from a motorcycle accident in the fall of 2012 that left him with life-threatening injuries. “I do not have the physical or mental resources to […]

Menendez finally denies dallying with whores in the Dominican Republic

Menendez finally denies dallying with whores in the Dominican Republic

Did Sen. Robert Menendez lay down with whores after flying to the Dominican Republic on the private jet of a prominent Florida doctor who just happens to be the largest private political donor of the Senator? Published reports suggest he did but while Menendez does reluctantly admits using the jet and illegally failing to pay […]

Doug Thompson returns to Capitol Hill Blue on Feb. 4

Doug Thompson returns to Capitol Hill Blue on Feb. 4

Doug Thompson, Capitol Hill Blue’s founder, publisher and columnist, returns to the oldest political news site on the Internet on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 after a prolonged recovery and rehab from a motorcycle accident in early November of last year. Thompson, seriously injured when he had to lay his motorcycle down to avoid t-boning a […]

‘Gun Appreciation Day’ backfires, leaves five people wounded in ‘accidental shootings’

‘Gun Appreciation Day’ backfires, leaves five people wounded in ‘accidental shootings’

A publicity stunt cooked up by a Republican consulting firm to show support for unlimited gun ownership backfired Saturday when gun accidents injured five people in “accidental” shootings on Gun Appreciation Day. In Ohio, a 62 year old man went to the hospital with bullet injuries in his arm and leg after a firearms dealer […]