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Protestor lands small helicopter on US Capitol lawn

Technically Incorrect: A man allegedly unhappy with government corruption decides the best way to express his displeasure is to land a foreign aircraft on the West Lawn.

By April 15, 2015


Stolen Jennifer Lawrence pics the subject of Capitol Hill debate

An advisory committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus meets Thursday to consider what expectations of privacy Americans should have.

By November 5, 2014


Twitter's new Alerts system spreads word of Capitol shooting

Launched just last week, the system was designed to let agencies alert the public about natural disasters or other events. The Senate Sergeant at Arms used the system during Thursday's shooting.

By October 3, 2013


Craigslist ad offers DC Capitol sublet for $1,000

A Craigslist posting offers the currently empty Washington Capitol building for sublet. Just $1,000. A bargain, no?

By October 2, 2013


Where Google spends its PAC money on Capitol Hill

Commentary: The company's push to gain influence in Washington increases as its Political Action Committee has spent nearly half a million dollars for 2012. You may be surprised by some of the recipients.

By August 22, 2012


Tim Cook gets to know Capitol Hill

In a series of introductory meetings, Apple's CEO sits down with the head honchos of the Senate and House in order to "open up a line of communication."

By May 28, 2012


Tim Cook visits Capitol to speak with House Speaker Boehner

In an unannounced meeting, Apple's CEO visits the U.S. Capitol to meet with the Republican speaker of the House.

By May 15, 2012


Mimes aren't silent in Capitol Hill attack on Google

Consumer Watchdog dispatches a group of mimes to playfully spy on government workers to illustrate what they say is Google's antiprivacy behavior.

By September 21, 2011


ISP data retention plan hits Capitol Hill snag

Controversial legislation to require Internet providers to store logs about their customers for 18 months has run into an unexpected obstacle: a former supporter.

By July 12, 2011


Google agrees to send Schmidt to Capitol Hill

A dispute over who should represent Google at an almost-certainly hostile Senate hearing is resolved, with executive chairman Eric Schmidt agreeing to appear.

By July 8, 2011