Tag: capitol

News Wrap: Cummings remembered by Congress as man of character

JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Congress put aside its divisions over impeachment to join in honoring the late Representative Elijah Cummings. The Baltimore Democrat died last week. Today, an honor guard brought his flag-covered coffin to Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Fellow lawmakers, friends and family looked on as leaders from both parties remembered Cummings as a...

Politician threatens to throw US news reporter off balcony – Truthloader

So, in our series called Manufacturing Consent we went through a load of ways in which politicians try to influence the way the media report things. But one thing we didn’t consider then were outright threats. This was Staten Island’s New York Republican Representative, Michael Grimm, being interview after Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address. And just finally, before...