Politics

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: Inside Clinton’s Voting Record
 

Recap: Trump’s Day on Capitol Hill
 

With many Republicans in Congress still on the fence regarding their party’s presumptive nominee, Manhattan businessman Donald Trump visited Capitol Hill Thursday, beginning to form relationships with congressional leaders.

Restoring the Dome: The Capitol Gets a New Crown
Watch the history behind the two-year, multi-million dollar renovation of the global icon

The United States Capitol Dome.
 
It is the most recognizable symbol of American democracy, and a worldwide icon.
 
And for the last two years, it’s been getting a facelift.
 
Built amid the chaos of the Civil War, the original Dome cost $1,047,291. 
 
Even the best-built structure suffers from exposure to the elements, though. 
 
So in 2014, the Architect of the Capitol began a two-year, multi-million dollar renovation to repair cracks, remove lead paint and restore the structure to its original splendor.
 
When the current renovations started, Congress knew the ambitious project needed to be completed before the 2017 presidential inauguration.
 
With the scaffolding already coming down, it looks like Congress, for once, will hit its deadline. 

SHOW US YOUR IMAGES — #MyCapitolDome 

Slideshow: On the Road in New Hampshire
 

Reid: Senate GOP Catering to Trump

Obama on Biggest Regret as President
 

After poking a little fun at an audience member during a town hall event in Baton Rouge Thursday, President Barack Obama reiterated that his biggest regret from his presidency thus far was the degradation of bipartisanship since he took office in 2009.

Senator Envisions Chamber’s Role Under President Trump

Ryan Hammers Trump: ‘This Is Not Conservatism’
 

Speaker Paul D. Ryan made a rare exception Tuesday to his rule not to get involved in presidential politics, weighing in on GOP front-runner Donald Trump's comments to ban Muslims from entering the United States.