Unions, Democrats seek momentum from 'Occupy Wall Street' movement
October 5th, 2011
02:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Unions, Democrats seek momentum from 'Occupy Wall Street' movement

Washington (CNN) - Several hundred union and other progressive activists sought to capitalize on the growing "Occupy Wall Street" protests Wednesday, holding a rally on Capitol Hill to demand new public spending on job creation and an end to federal budget cuts.

The rally, led by former White House clean energy adviser Van Jones, highlighted growing liberal frustration with a public policy agenda increasingly dominated by deficit reduction efforts as opposed to more traditional economic stimulus measures.

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Filed under: Capitol Hill • Van Jones • Wall Street
Huntsman dines out with GOP senators
June 8th, 2011
08:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman dines out with GOP senators

Washington (CNN) – Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman had dinner Wednesday with five influential Republican senators in Washington as he puts the finishing touches on his near-certain presidential campaign.

Huntsman and wife Mary Kaye were seen entering The Monocle, a popular steakhouse and political watering hole on the Senate side of Capitol Hill, according to a GOP source.
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Filed under: 2012 • Capitol Hill • GOP • Jon Huntsman
You don't see this every day on the Capitol
May 16th, 2011
11:58 AM ET
3 years ago

You don't see this every day on the Capitol

Members of 'Grassfed On The Hill' milk a cow in front of Capitol Hill to promote the use of raw or unpasteurized milk, and to protest government regulation of small farms.


Filed under: Capitol Hill
American Sauce: What's the point in Afghanistan now?
Afghan border police force fire towards Taliban fighters at the Traffic Department building with smoke rising from the rooftop in Kandahar on May 8, 2011.
May 9th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
3 years ago

American Sauce: What's the point in Afghanistan now?

Capitol Hill (CNN) - On Capitol Hill, the end of Osama bin Laden is opening up a new chapter in the debate over the war he sparked. (See what Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, told CNN over the weekend here.) This week, American Sauce burrows into the basic and slippery question of "what is the mission in Afghanistan?" You'll hear a difference between how Presidents Bush and Obama described the objectives and how the military in Afghanistan outlined them to us last week.
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Filed under: Afghanistan • American Sauce • Capitol Hill
Furlough notices arrive on Capitol Hill
Protesters demonstrate in front of the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2011 urging government spending cuts.
April 7th, 2011
01:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Furlough notices arrive on Capitol Hill

(CNN) - CNN has learned that the first furlough notices are being sent out to congressional staffers, explaining to them whether they are considered essential or non-essential — and if they would be expected to come to work in case there is a government shutdown.

See the full announcement here.


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Congress • Government Shutdown
Source: Pig's foot sent to congressman's office
April 4th, 2011
07:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Source: Pig's foot sent to congressman's office

Washington (CNN) - A frozen pig's foot and a note laced with anti-Semitic rants were sent to Rep. Peter King's Capitol Hill office, a congressional source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNN Monday.

The source said the note included statements such as "evil Jews will return this hoof to Palestine." Neither King nor his aides have seen the package, the source said, because all mail sent to the U.S. Capitol is now screened and the package was intercepted before it went to his office. King's office was notified Monday afternoon.
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Filed under: Capitol Hill • Peter King
American Sauce: Votes today that others will miss
March 29th, 2011
03:39 PM ET
3 years ago

American Sauce: Votes today that others will miss

Capitol Hill (CNN) - Top Republicans and Democrats are spending most of the day criticizing or supporting the President, questioning or applauding the Libya mission and attacking or undermining each other when it comes to a possible government shutdown.

Don't let the heated air distract you from the actual work, the real votes happening in Congress today.

Here are two votes that will hit the House floor Tuesday that many others will miss:
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Filed under: American Sauce • Capitol Hill
Obama administration tells Hill aides U.S. 'not at war' with Libya
March 23rd, 2011
03:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama administration tells Hill aides U.S. 'not at war' with Libya

Washington (CNN) - As coalition planes cleared ground threats to support a no fly zone over Libya, the Obama administration briefed a bipartisan group of congressional aides Tuesday on the mission.

According to one official who attended the briefing in the Capitol Visitors Center Auditorium, the panel (recently removed Ambassador to Libya, two military, two intelligence and one treasury official) made clear that the U.S. is "not at war" with Libya.
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Filed under: Capitol Hill • Libya • President Obama
Elephants and donkeys stroll across Capitol Hill
March 22nd, 2011
06:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Elephants and donkeys stroll across Capitol Hill

Washington DC (CNN) - On any given day photojournalists in Washington can be found chasing Democrats and Republicans alike around the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

Tuesday, however, the political circus–was different.
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Filed under: Capitol Hill
American Sauce: New saloons and modern immigrants
March 14th, 2011
02:59 PM ET
3 years ago

American Sauce: New saloons and modern immigrants

Capitol Hill (CNN) – This week American Sauce looks at three things Congress likes to kick around a lot, but which rarely get in-depth attention from the Capitol Hill podiums: *legal* immigration, small business and obesity.
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Filed under: American Sauce • Capitol Hill
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