In the Loop: the Capitol


Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/22/2012

9/11 Memorial still short of funds

The Shanksville, Pa., memorial to those on Flight 93 whose bravery saved the Capitol on 9/11 is still looking to raise $8 million from private donors.

By Al Kamen  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World Trade Center, memorial, 9/11, Pentagon, Shanksville, Flight 93, funding, fundraiser, Clinton, Bush, Boehner, Newseum, National Park Foundation, National Park Service, contributions, Congress, Capitol, Alamo, Thermopylae, Al Qaeda, Capitol visitors center, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 02/28/2012

The Capitol Dome: Who should we thank?

The glorious Capitol building owes much to one unusual lawmaker.

By Al Kamen  |  05:27 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Freedom's Cap, Guy Gugliotta, the Capitol, Jefferson Davis, civil war, Confederacy, Dred Scott, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Know-Nothing Party