About a dozen demonstrators used metal poles, wire cables, and rappelling gear to hoist a large banner high in the air within sight of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. It called for a tax on billionaires to help pay for funding to fight AIDS.
A 39-year-old man was arrested and indicted Friday in connection with dozens of threatening letters containing a powdery substance that were sent recently to congressional offices and members of the media, the Justice Department said.
A "smoking object" was thrown over the White House fence late Tuesday, and authorities have closed the north gate of the residence while the object is investigated, U.S. Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said.
As the nation enters the weekend marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, law enforcement authorities are deploying additional security measures and urging all Americans to be vigilant for suspicious activity.
When Rep. Joe Wilson interrupted President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress by yelling "You lie!" a livid House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looked as if she was about to jump out of her seat and give her colleague a five-minute "time out" for misbehavior.
The two top Democrats in the House are putting daylight between themselves and one of their own members, who could face criminal charges after an altercation last week with a U.S. Capitol Police officer.
Call it the tale of two different shirts worn by two very different women: a well-known peace activist who has agitated the White House and a lawmaker's wife who has staunchly supported the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
Capitol Hill police will search buses, tour vans and larger vehicles traveling on the roads leading to the Capitol as part of heightened security in response to the terror attacks in London Thursday, according to a police spokesman.