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Pelosi: Capitol Police working to ‘safeguard’ Omar after Trump 9/11 tweet

Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, has become a center of national controversy over comments that have been condemned as anti-Semitic. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP File Photo Share [...]

Battle over Mueller’s probe moves to Capitol Hill

“After months upon months of manufactured outrage on this issue, it is time we move on for the good of the nation,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congress Possible impeachment [...]

The Bipartisan Index shows that Capitol Hill lawmakers more cooperative than rhetoric suggests

There were three government shutdowns, a completely partisan tax cut and a failed partisan effort to repeal Obamacare, and historic levels of obstruction of judicial nominees. But the experts say the last Congress was actually more bipartisan [...]

Activists link Capitol Police sergeant to white nationalism

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Anti-fascist activists in Virginia have published allegations linking a Virginia Capitol Police sergeant to white nationalists. He’s since been placed on paid leave. Citing a Wednesday release, The Richmond Times-Dispatch [...]

George H.W. Bush mourners at Capitol to honor legacy

Salvatore Isabella wasn’t even born when George H.W. Bush was elected to the presidency, but he jumped on a bus in New York early Tuesday to come to the Capitol and be one of the thousands who paid their respects. He said his memories of [...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants raises for Capitol Hill staffers

Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on Congress Monday to raise salaries for staffers on Capitol Hill, saying that interns and aides are severely underpaid. The New York Democrat took to Twitter to describe eating at a “dive spot” [...]

Lawmaker: Sexual harassment culture still at Oregon Capitol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A state senator says a culture of sexual harassment at the Oregon Capitol hasn’t improved more than a year after allegations surfaced that another senator sexually harassed two interns. OPB reports that Democratic [...]

Capitol Hill boys’ club braces for scores of new female members

California Democrat Katie Porter was one of a record 102 women elected in the midterms, a total that includes several moms with young children. | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Congress From adding lactation stations to considering child [...]

Election brings divided power back to Minnesota’s Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota voters’ choices in Tuesday’s election will give the state another Democratic governor and a Legislature split between Democrats and Republicans, the latest experiment with divided government in Minnesota [...]

Capitol Watch: Paroling murderers and drinking water safety

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – In New York state government news, Republican lawmakers want to know more about recent decisions to parole convicted murderers, and environmental groups and residents in areas impacted by water contamination are calling [...]