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  • Wasserman Schultz leads efforts to remove Confederate names, statue

    08/31/2017 12:58:24 AM PDT · by Boomer · 33 replies
    FNC ^ | 8/31/2017 | FNC Staff
    If U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., gets her way, the names of three Confederate generals will be removed from street signs in Hollywood, Fla., and the statue of a Confederate general representing Florida will be removed from the National Statuary Hall in Washington.
  • Where Are the Statues of the First Blacks in Congress?

    08/27/2017 8:15:24 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 27 replies
    American Civil Rights Union ^ | 8/27/17 | American Civil Rights Union
    The House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi now wants to tear down all the Confederacy-related statues in the U.S. Capitol, in solidarity with the Antifa (anti-Fascist) movement. So we have to ask, where are the statues of prominent black Republican pioneers like Joseph Rainey or Hiram Revels?
  • If Confederate Statues Are 'Reprehensible', Why Didn't Nancy Pelosi ....

    08/21/2017 5:48:32 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Aug 21, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    FULL TITLE: If Confederate Statues Are 'Reprehensible', Why Didn't Nancy Pelosi Remove Them When She Had the Power as Speaker? Last week House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demanded Speaker Paul Ryan remove all confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol. In a statement, Pelosi said the statues have "always been reprehensible" and insisted they be taken down, despite the Capitol acting as a museum for all kinds of American history. “The halls of Congress are the very heart of our democracy. The statues in the Capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans, expressing who we are and who we aspire...
  • Capitol’s Confederate cleansing poses difficult decisions for Democrats

    08/18/2017 12:46:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 8/17/17 | Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski
    Cleansing the Capitol of blemishes of American history could be a hard task. As Democratic leaders threw their support Thursday behind a proposal to take down any statue connected with the Confederacy, President Trump wondered where they would draw the line. Sen. Cory A. Booker, the New Jersey Democrat who called for culling the Confederacy, did not say what should be done about Richard Stockton, a slave owner who is one of his state’s contributions to the Capitol Collection.
  • Pelosi wants Confederate statues out of Capitol

    08/17/2017 9:58:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    Pelosi wants Confederate statues out of Capitol By Mike Lillis - 08/17/17 12:25 PM EDT House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday joined the growing chorus of Democrats calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the Capitol. Calling the monuments a “reprehensible” symbol of a racist era, Pelosi urged Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other GOP leaders to support an effort to purge the statues from the building. “There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across...
  • *Live Thread* National Memorial Day Concert from the lawn of the Capitol- PBS, 8PM EST

    05/28/2017 4:08:44 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 17 replies
    The annual National Memorial Day Concert from the lawn of the Capitol- one of the few good things on PBS. A must watch!! Keep the kleenex handy. I was fortunate enough to attend this concert in 1998 and it was a life changing experience.
  • Driver attempts to ram police cruiser on Capitol Hill grounds, officials say; shots fired

    03/29/2017 7:59:27 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29 2017 | Dana Hedgpeth and Peter Hermann
    A person tried to ram a police cruiser on the U.S. Capitol grounds Wednesday morning and shots were fired during the incident, police said. They said one person is in custody. The incident started at 9:30 a.m. when calls came in for shots fired outside the Rayburn building. A D.C. Police spokesperson said someone in a vehicle tried to ram a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser and tried to run over several other officers. U.S. Capitol police officers pursued the person on foot.
  • Bay Area police unions call for removal of painting depicting cops as pig-like creatures

    01/05/2017 7:18:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | January 5, 2017 | Jason Green
    The San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco police unions are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove a student painting from the U.S. Capitol Complex that depicts officers as pig-like creatures. Last spring, “Untitled #1” by then-high school senior David Pulphus was selected as the winner of Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay’s 16th annual Congressional Art Competition.
  • 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.
  • US Capitol briefly locked down, 2nd time in week

    07/13/2016 7:12:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2016 7:00 PM EDT
    The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly locked down Tuesday after suspects nearby shot at District of Columbia police with a small machine gun. Police arrested three men after stopping their car about two blocks from the Capitol, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. Police were alerted to a man with a gun near Fort McNair in southwest Washington, about a mile and a half south of the Capitol, shortly after 4 p.m., police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. Lanier said officers followed the car into a tunnel that goes under the National Mall near the Capitol. …
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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 on lockdown after report of woman entering with gun (Update: All Clear)

    07/08/2016 6:20:20 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/16 9:17 AM | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    The U.S. Capitol was locked down Friday morning after reports that a woman entered one of the House office buildings with a gun. Police sent a message to those on the Capitol campus that the U.S. Capitol Building and Capitol Visitor Center are on "LOCKDOWN until further notice due to police activity. Update to follow." House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., declared the House in recess and canceled a 9:15 vote.
  • US Capitol on Lockdown; Everyone Asked to Shelter in Place

    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. People inside have been told to close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows, and to silence mobile phones. Those inside should move to their office's assigned shelter-in-place location or the innermost part of the office, away from external doors or windows. Those not near their offices should...
  • Warning: House office water tainted with lead

    06/29/2016 8:33:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Warning: House office water tainted with lead By Rachael Bade and Jake Sherman 06/28/16 07:37 PM EDT A House office’s water supply has been tainted by high lead levels and may be unsafe, according to a warning blasted out to congressional offices Tuesday night. In a “dear colleagues” letter, House office buildings superintendent William Weidemeyer told members and staff that the Cannon House Office Building was experiencing lead levels above normal, according to a recent water test. “This week, the AOC received results within the Cannon House Office Building that indicate lead levels in drinking water sources are slightly above...
  • 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.
  • Stupid or . . . Worse?

    01/10/2016 5:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    What is the biggest problem facing Americans? The economy? Unemployment? Terrorism? According to a recent Gallup poll it's our government.Maybe I should say "the government." For the second year in a row, Gallup pollsters reveal that few think it represents us. Which is sort of a serious problem for what, after all, is supposed to be a "representative government." Presidential candidate Donald Trump has emphatically declared that our leaders are "stupid" -- to thunderous applause and likely widespread agreement. Were that the case, it would be far easier to correct: simply replace this bunch of bozos with new people who...
  • Why the U.S. Capitol dome needs a $60-million restoration

    12/23/2015 2:47:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    LATIMES ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Noah Bierman
    The scaffolding that has wrapped the U.S. Capitol like a wiry cage for more than a year has become part of this city's landscape, giving the domed symbol of American democracy an eerie evening glow and altering the backdrop for thousands of live news reports beamed around the world. The nearly $60-million restoration project started with a coffee can full of rust. Alan M. Hantman, who served as the Capitol's architect from 1997 through 2007, used to carry the can of corrosion that had come from the inside of the dome to congressional hearings, to show his bosses that...
  • 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...
  • Multiple Loaded GLOCKS Found in Capitol Hill Bathrooms; One Discovered by 8-Year-Old Tourist

    05/01/2015 1:03:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9:03 am, May 1st, 2015 | Tine Nguyen
    In the past few months, the Capitol Hill Police has recorded at least three instances where their officers accidentally left their loaded Glocks in bathrooms — WAIT, HOLD UP, WHAT?! Roll Call, which broke this mindblowing tale of stupidity, reports that two of the guns were found in the Capitol office complexes itself: one in the bathroom of the Capitol Visitors Center, casually wedged into a toilet seat cover dispenser. One was reportedly picked up by an 8-year-old boy touring Speaker John Boehner’s office with his parents. (Let’s repeat that: An 8-year-old tourist found a Glock in Boehner’s office.) The...