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  • Son of Sen. Tim Kaine one of six arrested after protesters disrupt Trump rally at state Capitol

    03/08/2017 2:59:47 AM PST · by iowamark · 45 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 3/8/2017
    The youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate, was one of six people arrested Saturday after counter-protesters disrupted a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the Minnesota State Capitol. Linwood Michael Kaine, 24, and four others were arrested on suspicion of second-degree riot after the “March 4 Trump” rally in St. Paul; a sixth person was cited for disorderly conduct. Counter-protesters clashed with Trump supporters in the Capitol rotunda after they disrupted the proceedings with air horns, whistles and chants. At one point, someone set off a smoke bomb. Linwood Kaine, a Minneapolis...
  • Tim Kaine's son charged for Trump rally incident in March

    05/26/2017 7:03:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/26/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    Linwood Kaine, the youngest son of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., was charged in St. Paul, Minn., Friday for crimes police say he committed two and a half months ago at a Trump rally.The 24-year-old man was charged with concealing identity in a public space, fleeing on foot and obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace officer. The obstruction charge alone is a gross misdemeanor and carries up to a year in prison and $3,000 fine.Kaine and five others were originally arrested March 4 on suspicion of second-degree riot following a "March 4 Trump" rally at the Minnesota State...
  • FBI Director James Comey Did Make Two Grave Mistakes In His Hearing On Capitol Hill Yesterday

    03/21/2017 1:23:11 PM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    FBI Director James Comey could do no wrong in his eyes yesterday on Capitol Hill. He was so full of himself and so cocky, I am sure he thought he was bulletproof. But I would say to him, you failed to tell the truth and the full truth; thus, you failed, Director Comey. You did succeed in in damaging the image of Mainstream News Media even worse than it already is. You failed to take the one criminal act we were certain of and investigate the leaking of classified information. We know that DID HAPPEN, but you seemed to care...
  • SD: Bill to allow Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit Holder to Carry in Capitol Passes House

    02/11/2017 3:20:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The South Dakota House has passed a bill to allow people who have a South Dakota enhanced Concealed carry permit to carry in the Capitol building.  To do so will require registering with the Capitol security 24 hour previously.  The permit would then be effective for carrying in the capitol for 90 days. At the end of 90 days, the person will have to register again. From argusleader.com: On a 46-20 vote, legislators approved House Bill 1156, which would let law enforcement officers and enhanced concealed pistol permit holders to legally possess a firearm in the Capitol building. The...
  • Interfaith "Peacekeepers" Form a Human Chain to Protect Muslims (Feral Libs at Tx Capitol)

    02/02/2017 8:40:05 PM PST · by magna carta · 21 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | Feb.2,2017 | magna carta
    On January 31,2017 Muslims across Texas gathered yet again at the Texas Capitol for their annual PR event. This time it was much more intense as President Trump had just signed an executive order halting immigration from seven specific Islamic countries. CAIR, Council on American-Islamic Relations finds itself in the crosshairs of being designated as a terrorist-affiliated organization. Prepared and trained in Alinsky tactics, the Interfaithers, namely, Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) called for Peace Observers at the capitol on social media-(specifically to respond to: muslimswelcomecentraltx@gmail.com). This is the same crew that did the "Banner Project"-2016 putting signs up...
  • DC Law Enforcement Demand Removal Of Capitol Painting Depicting Cops As Racist Pigs

    01/04/2017 2:48:37 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/4/2017 | Kerry Picket
    Capitol Hill Police blasted a painting that now hangs in the U.S. Capitol, which depicts police as pigs shooting up a black St. Louis neighborhood and want the piece removed immediately. “The painting portrays a colorful landscape of symbolic characters representing social injustice, the tragic events in Ferguson and the lingering elements of inequality in modern American society,” Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay said in a statement last June of the painting created by David Pulphus and chosen by Rep. Clay as part of the annual U.S. Congressional Art Competition.
  • Obama lines up a meeting with lawmakers, a speech in Chicago

    12/31/2016 9:35:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 2:31 AM EST | Josh Lederman
    Eager to stop Republicans from destroying his signature health care law, President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers will meet next week to try to forge a common strategy. Obama also plans a major valedictory speech in Chicago, his hometown, shortly before his presidency ends. Obama will travel to the Capitol on Wednesday morning for the meeting with House and Senate Democrats, according to an invitation sent to lawmakers. The White House is casting it as an effort to unite Democrats behind a plan to protect the law, known as the Affordable Care Act, before Republicans have a chance to settle...
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  • US Capitol on Lockdown; Everyone asked to shelter in Place

    07/08/2016 6:38:20 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/8/2016 | Unknown
    The U.S. Capitol building is on lockdown Friday morning out of an abundance of caution due to police activity. Everyone is being asked to shelter in place as police search for a woman inside the Capitol. No one is permitted to enter or exit until directed by U.S. Capitol Police. The U.S. Capitol building is on lockdown Friday morning out of an abundance of caution due to police activity. Everyone is being asked to shelter in place as police search for a woman inside the Capitol. No one is permitted to enter or exit until directed by U.S. Capitol Police.
  • U.S. Capitol Shooting: Gunman Is ‘Prophet of God’ Leading a ‘Movement’

    03/29/2016 6:31:32 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 28, 2016 | Andrew Kirell, Justin Miller, Katie Zavadski
    The man who drew a gun at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Monday previously called himself a “prophet of God” and said he didn’t obey man’s law. U.S. Capitol Police said Larry Russell Dawson of Antioch, Tennessee, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a police officer while armed. Dawson, 66, was shot by a U.S. Capitol Police officer and is hospitalized in stable but critical condition, police said. At a press conference outside the Capitol on Monday evening, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said that at approximately 2:40 p.m. Dawson “drew what...
  • Larry Dawson Identified as DC Gunman; Shouted "I am a Prophet of God" in October

    03/28/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by rightistight · 41 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 3/ | Aurelius
    Larry Dawson, the gunman identified as the shooter in Washington, DC today, shouted that he was "a prophet of God" at the House of Representatives in October in a separate incident.
  • Gunshots reported in US Capitol visitors' center:

    03/28/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 134 replies
    CNBC breaking ^ | 28 MAR 16 | CNBC Staff
    Gunshots reported in US Capitol visitors' center: Reuters, citing sources This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • Eight people taken to hospitals after police find suspicious substance at House building

    <p>Eight people were taken to area hospitals after a suspicious substance was found Friday morning in an office at the Longworth House Office Building, according to a D.C. fire department spokesman.</p> <p>The spokesman, Timothy Wilson, could not immediately describe the symptoms but said they were minor. He said fire crews evaluated 10 people and took eight to hospitals.</p>
  • What Alaska’s Christmas Tree Tells Us about Government Overreach and Hypocrisy

    12/06/2015 6:34:21 PM PST · by Twotone · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 | Cathy Giessel
    As an Alaskan, I am flattered that this year's Capitol Christmas tree comes from our own Chugach National Forest. Selected by the U.S. Forest Service for its perfect, conical shape and evenly dispersed branches, the 74-foot Lutz spruce is a statuesque symbol, for sure. But it symbolizes much more than holiday cheer.
  • Car crashes into U.S. Capitol barricade

    07/31/2015 6:43:52 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    WJLA 7 ^ | July 31 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A car has crashed into the South Barricade of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to U.S. Capitol Police. The driver, who is the only occupant of the car, is in custody. Police say the car did not enter the secure perimeter.
  • Police evacuate Wisconsin Capitol after bomb threat

    07/09/2015 12:35:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | July 8, 2015
    Police have evacuated the Wisconsin Capitol building in the wake of a bomb threat. Officers began evacuating the building shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday as legislators were in the midst of debating the state budget in the Assembly chambers. …
  • U.S. Capitol building evacuated after alarm sounded

    05/26/2015 10:47:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 26, 2015 1:23pm EDT | By Richard Cowan
    The U.S. Capitol building was being evacuated after an audible alarm was sounded, U.S. Capitol Police said on Tuesday. No other details were immediately available...
  • The 13 Catholics in Statuary Hall: On Memorial Day, Remembering Our Heroes

    05/25/2015 3:22:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | May 25, 2015 | Kathy Schiffer
      THE NATIONAL STATUARY HALL COLLECTION By user:Southgeist [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsOne of the most popular tourist destinations in Washington, D.C. is National Statuary Hall. Also known as the Old Hall of the House, it’s a semicircular gallery immediately south of the Capitol Rotunda. For nearly fifty years—from 1807 through 1857—Statuary Hall served as the meeting place for the House of Representatives. The Hall now houses many of the 100 statues of great Americans (two from each state) which together comprise the National Statuary Hall Collection.It’s an extraordinary honor for the men and women depicted here to have been...
  • Police: Pressure Cooker From Suspicious DC Vehicle Destroyed

    05/24/2015 8:50:54 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    AP / ABC News ^ | May 24 | Staph
    A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested.
  • Video: Gyrocopter lands on Capitol lawn; postal worker arrested

    04/16/2015 4:21:14 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    AP, via Stars & Stripes ^ | April 15, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    Police arrested a Florida Postal Service worker who steered his tiny aircraft onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol after flying through restricted airspace around the National Mall on Wednesday. The pilot was Douglas Mark Hughes of Ruskin, Fla., who remained in custody Wednesday evening, Capitol Police said in a statement. On his website, Hughes took responsibility for the stunt and said he was delivering letters to all 535 members of Congress to draw attention to campaign finance corruption. "As I have informed the authorities, I have no violent inclinations or intent," Hughes wrote on his website, thedemocracyclub.org. "An...