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Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on a possible freeze in benefits due to government shutdown, Oct. 9, 2013. (credit: CBS News)

Pressure Grows For Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki To Resign

Republicans lined up on Capitol Hill Thursday, hoping to push out Shinseki.

05/29/2014

Miriam Carey (credit: Handout)

Miriam Carey 911 Tapes Show Mom Killed In D.C. Chase Thought She Was Being Stalked

The calls made to police by Carey, 34, from her Stamford condo paint a disturbing picture of a new mother.

10/24/2013

Miriam Carey (credit: CBS 2)

Documents: No Weapon, Motive Found In Car Of Conn. Woman In Capitol Hill Chase

Police found no weapon or apparent evidence of motive while searching the car of a Stamford, Conn., woman who was fatally shot by police.

10/09/2013

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Dept. Of Homeland Security Releases Controversial Shooter Preparedness Video

The Department of Homeland Security has released a three-minute tutorial giving everyday office workers a “survival guide” in the event of a mass shooting.

01/31/2013

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Sen. Lautenberg, Port Authority Exec Bill Baroni Get Heated About Toll Hikes On Capitol Hill

A hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday focused on an issue that is of major concern to commuters — high tolls. And New York and New Jersey are in the spotlight.

04/18/2012

Contraception debate on Capitol Hill

Female Senators Blast Contraception Hearing Featuring All Male Religious, Political Figures

There were protests on Capitol Hill on Friday from female lawmakers about the all-male panel of witnesses called to testify about what they believe is the Obama administration’s violation of religious freedom. The lawmakers said it’s a women’s rights issue.

02/17/2012

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

New York, New Jersey Leaders React To Debt Ceiling Deal

Leaders of the House and Senate say votes could come as early as this evening on the deficit-cutting plan that’s expected to avert a government default on its debts.

08/01/2011

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation from the East Room of the White House - Washington, DC - Jul 25, 2011 (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Among Those Frustrated By Debt Ceiling Stalemate

The standoff on Capitol Hill over deficit reduction and raising the debt ceiling shows no signs of breaking.

07/26/2011

Offshore oil platforms are seen near Santa Barbara, CA - Jul 21, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images

Environmentalists Asking Lawmakers To Protect New York-New Jersey Shores From Offshore Drilling

Environmentalists are rallying in Washington, DC this weekend over a proposal to drill for oil and gas and create new sewage dump sites in the Atlantic Ocean.

05/21/2011

Lieberman (L), Dodd (R) (Getty Images)

Conn. To Feel Sting From Loss Of Political Clout

Without veterans like Sen. Joe Lieberman and former Sen. Christopher Dodd, everyone from the defense industry to local fire departments could feel the effects.

01/22/2011

Mayor Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Independent President A Good Idea

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says an independent president has more chance at succeeding than a Republican or Democrat.

11/01/2010