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White House to Capitol chase ends in gunfire for woman, child

White House to Capitol chase ends in gunfire for woman, child

A woman driving a black Lexus tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said. Tourists watched the shooting unfold on Constitution Avenue outside the Capitol as lawmakers inside debated how to end a government shutdown. Police quickly […]

When partisanship rules, America loses

When partisanship rules, America loses

Rodney Alexander, a six-term Republican Congressman from Louisiana, announced Tuesday that he’s tired of the partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill and is getting the hell out. Said Alexander in a statement released by his office: Rather than producing tangible solutions to better this nation, partisan posturing has created a legislative standstill. Unfortunately, I do not […]

White House says Obama’s immigration plan is ‘just a backup’

White House says Obama’s immigration plan is ‘just a backup’

The White House is downplaying its draft proposal as merely a backup plan if lawmakers don’t come up with an immigration overhaul of their own. It won’t be necessary, Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike are telling the Obama administration. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Barack Obama wants to “be […]

America’s do-nothing Congress skips town with critical work unfinished

America’s do-nothing Congress skips town with critical work unfinished

Congress packed up and left town Thursday, starting a five-week recess that comes after a year of few accomplishments and lots of partisan gridlock. Oops. Our mistake.  The inhabitants of Capitol Hill call the annual August break “district work periods,” a piece of spin designed to give the impression that lawmakers are back home taking […]

Obama: Close tax loopholes for businesses with overseas operations

Obama: Close tax loopholes for businesses with overseas operations

President Barack Obama wants to cut the corporate tax rate by seven percentage points but the move doesn’t mean companies would pay less taxes. His plan also eliminates many loopholes and subsidies that corporations currently use to pay far less taxes and could result in a higher — not lower — final payments to Uncle […]

Occupy Wall Street comes to Capitol Hill

Occupy Wall Street comes to Capitol Hill

Occupy Wall Street activists brought their cause to Capitol Hill Tuesday, invading Senate and House offices and prompting the arrest of at least one protestor. Capitol Police arrested a protestor in the office of Tea Party Republican Vicky Martzler (R-MO) on a charge of illegal entry but police reported office sit-ins at other offices, saying […]

Capitol Hill: The world’s longest-running sex drama

Capitol Hill: The world’s longest-running sex drama

In 1984, a young brunette walked into former entertainer Sonny Bono”s restaurant in Palm Springs, California and, before long, was sitting on the aging star’s lap while he looked down the front of her blouse, which was open to the waist with a clear view of both her breasts. Within months, the brunette was Mrs. […]