Capitol Hill

Hundreds Protest NRA In Washington

Hundreds of demonstrators swarmed the Capitol Hill office of the National Rifle Association on Monday to denounce the powerful lobby and push for new gun controls in response to Friday’s killing of 27 people, including 20 elementary school children, in Newtown, Connecticut.

Million Puppet March Protests Romney Threat To PBS

We haven't seen the last of Big Bird--or his Muppet friends. Around a thousand protesters turned out for the Million Puppet March on Capitol Hill on Saturday to demonstrate against Mitt Romney's promise to cut funding to Public Broadcasting Services.

Adbusters: Let's Have A Halloween Party!

Alright Occupiers, trick or treat, Let’s all go to Washington, DC, and have a Halloween night party! Let’s celebrate the wonderful Coke/Pepsi presidential election now in progress … and the honest, feisty way our elected reps in

'ALEC Rock'

"ALEC Rock" turns Schoolhouse Rock on its head in this instructional film illustrating how Washington really works. In the hands of the ALEC Exposed Project, "I'm just a bill on Capitol Hill" becomes "a bunch of corporations bribe

Moyers & Company: Dark Money In Politics

When it comes to the vast, corrupting influence of money in politics, historian Thomas Frank has sounded the alarm loudly and often. In “It’s a Rich Man’s World,” one of his recent essays for Harper’s Magazine, Frank writes,

May 25, 1942 - Advances And Predictions.

News for May 25, 1942 - Russians regain Kharkov after fierce fighting. Allied Air Raids on Japanese air fields in Rabaul, New Guinea. RAF bombers head for raid on Cologne. Australians working on gasoline replacement. Report from Finland say country on verge of starvation. Capitol Hill looking into gasoline substitutes. Allied Air Superiority predicted by 1943 and war to end by 1944.

May 24, 1982 - Ratchetting Up The Noise A Notch.

May 24, 1982 - the shooting war gets underway in The Falkland Islands conflict. Iran scores major victories over Iraq. Yuri Andropov pegged to be next in line at The Kremlin. Reagan/Capitol Hill budget battle.