The Hill (newspaper)

The Hill is an American political newspaper and website published in Washington, D.C. since 1994.[3][4] It is published by Capitol Hill Publishing, which is owned by News Communications, Inc.

Focusing on politics, policy, business and international relations, The Hill coverage includes the U.S. Congress, the presidency, and election campaigns.[5] On its website, The Hill describes its product as "nonpartisan reporting on the inner workings of Congress and the nexus of politics and business".[6]

The paper was founded in 1994 and was published by New York businessman Jerry Finkelstein. The paper is currently owned by his son Jimmy Finkelstein, who serves as its chairman.[7] Bob Cusack currently serves as the editor-in-chief, Johanna Derlega as the publisher, and Ian Swanson as managing editor.[3]

The Hill
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TypeDaily newspaper (when Congress is in session)
Owner(s)Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc
Founder(s)Jerry Finkelstein
PublisherJohanna Derlega
EditorBob Cusack[1]
Managing editorsIan Swanson[1]
Photo editorGreg Nash
FoundedSeptember 1994
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., U.S.
Circulation24,000 print (December 2012)[2]


The Hill was founded in 1994 under the company News Communications, Inc.. The success of Roll Call was cited as a factor that inspired The Hill. Jerry Finkelstein, the former publisher of the New York Law Journal and The National Law Journal, was the primary shareholder of the company. New York Democratic Representative Gary L. Ackerman was a major shareholder of News Communications.[7]

The Hill's first editor was Martin Tolchin, a former correspondent in the Washington bureau of The New York Times.[4] In 2003, Hugo Gurdon[3] (previously industrial editor at The Daily Telegraph and founding managing editor of the National Post) became The Hill's editor in chief. Gurdon turned The Hill from a weekly paper into a daily during congressional sessions. In 2014, Gurdon left for the Washington Examiner and was replaced by his managing editor, Bob Cusack.[1]

The newspaper has the largest circulation of any Capitol Hill publication, with more than 24,000 print readers.[3] It also operates a news website which features six blogs dedicated to specific political and policy issues: Ballot Box, Blog Briefing Room, Congress Blog, Floor Action, In the Know, and Twitter Room.





  1. ^ a b c Yingling, Jennifer (2014-07-28). "The Hill names Bob Cusack Editor in Chief". The Hill. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
  2. ^ "The Hill: 'An investment in the arts is an investment in economic growth'". Americans for the Arts Action Fund. February 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Who we are". The Hill. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "New paper to vie for readers on Capitol Hill". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "New and Old Political Media Are Battling for Dominance in the Century's Wildest Election". AdWeek. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
  6. ^ "Contact Us". The Hill. July 18, 2018 [First published August 5, 2009]. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Mcfadden, Robert D. (2012-11-28). "Jerry Finkelstein, New York Power Broker, Dies at 96". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-12-24.

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A. B. Stoddard

Alexandra Brandon Stoddard – who goes by A. B. Stoddard – (born March 30, 1967) is an associate editor and columnist at RealClearPolitics. Previously, she worked as an associate editor and columnist for The Hill newspaper. She has been quoted by other news media.

Al Cárdenas

Alberto Remelio Cardenas y Pardo (born January 3, 1948 in Havana, Cuba) is an American lawyer, politician and conservative activist who is a partner in the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs and in the Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners. He has been named as one of Washington D.C.'s top lobbyists by The Hill newspaper. Cardenas is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Florida A&M University.

Cardenas graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and received his associate's degree from Miami Dade Community College, a bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University, and his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University.

He is an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University's Eta Mu chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.

Cardenas has been active in the Republican Party throughout his career. He was responsible for the transition of the United States Department of Commerce at the beginning of the Ronald Reagan administration, and was appointed the first U.S. ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis in 1983. He served on the board of the Federal National Mortgage Association from 1985 to 1990, as an appointee of Reagan and George H. W. Bush.Cardenas served three terms as Vice-Chairman and two terms as Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. He was also appointed to the Executive Committee of the Republican Party, the highest policy-making board at the Republican National Committee. He was the first Hispanic to lead a major state party and remains the only Hispanic Republican Party Chairman in Florida history. He represented Florida as a delegate at every Republican National Convention held from 1976 to 2008.During CPAC 2011, Cardenas transitioned into the chairmanship of the American Conservative Union, with then-chairman David Keene's retirement. On June 1, 2014, Cardenas resigned as American Conservative Union Chairman. He was succeeded by Matt Schlapp.Cardenas was a senior adviser and fundraiser for the 2016 Jeb Bush presidential campaign until it was suspended. He was ranked #23 in "Newsmax's 50 Most Influential Latino Republicans" in 2017.Cardenas married on 4 May 1979 in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Diana M Lora Cardenas and they had four children. They divorced September 20, 2018.

On March 2, 2019, Cardenas married CNN contributor Ana Navarro.

Ben Goddard

Ben Goddard (October 17, 1942 – June 15, 2018) was a political consultant and founding partner of First Tuesday, Goddard Claussen, Goddard Global, and Goddard Gunster. He is widely regarded as the godfather of issue advocacy advertising and is credited with creating the genre of national issue advocacy advertising with the Harry & Louise campaign in the early 1990s.

David Keene

David A. Keene (born May 20, 1945) is an American political consultant, former Presidential advisor, and newspaper editor, formerly the Opinion Editor of The Washington Times. Keene was the president of the National Rifle Association for the traditional two one-year terms from 2011 to 2013. From 1984 to 2011, he was the chairman of the American Conservative Union. Keene has worked for the political campaigns of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, and Mitt Romney.

Denise Bode

Denise Bode (born 1954, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a nationally recognized energy policy expert and a former Corporate Commissioner of that state.

Bode since January 2009 has been Chief Executive Officer of the American Wind Energy Association, the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. She announced on December 14, 2012 that she would resign effective January 1, 2013 to return to private practice as a tax attorney, telling The Hill newspaper, "I really want to get back in the fray and be an advocate." In response, the executive director of the Sierra Club, Michael Brune, called her a "fearless leader" for clean energy.Appointed to the Corporate Commission by Governor Frank Keating, Bode took office on August 20, 1997 and was elected on November 3, 1998 with over 60% of the vote, a record for a Republican running statewide for the first time. She was reelected to her second full term in November 2004. In January 2005 she began her second and last six-year term in office, having won reelection by the most votes ever garnered by a Republican candidate for an Oklahoma statewide office.

Jack and Jill School

Jack & Jill School is composed of preschool and elementary institutions located in Homesite and City Heights in Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental province of the Philippines. Informally referred to by its acronym "JJS", it is a private, non-sectarian, educational institution with an enrollment of more than 600 pupils. Out of town branch is located in Magsaysay St. in Victorias City.

It is one of the few institutions in the country where Karate is part of the school curriculum; Karate is included in physical education class all year round.

Kate Michael

Kate Michael (born March 7, 1982 in Lilburn, Georgia) holds the Miss District of Columbia 2006 title. Michael succeeded Shannon Schambeau as Miss D.C. on July 1, 2006 and also competed in the Miss America 2007 pageant held January 29, 2007.

Markos Moulitsas

Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (; born September 11, 1971), often known by his username and former military nickname "Kos" ( KOHZ), is the founder and publisher of Daily Kos, a blog focusing on liberal and Democratic Party politics in the United States. He co-founded SB Nation, a collection of sports blogs, which is now a part of Vox Media. He is also a weekly columnist at the Washington, D.C. newspaper The Hill.Moulitsas currently resides in Berkeley, California, with his two children.

Michelle Fields

Michelle Fields (born c. 1988) is an American political journalist who formerly wrote for The Huffington Post and was a reporter for Breitbart News, as well as a Fox News contributor. After graduating from college Fields was hired as a reporter at The Daily Caller. She later became a correspondent for PJ Media. Fields is a former panelist on the Fox News program Cashin' In. In 2016, Fields accused Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of grabbing her arm at a press conference. At the time, Fields was a reporter for Breitbart but resigned her position in March 2016 due to the organization's handling of the Lewandowski incident.

Music in psychological operations

Music has been used in psychological operations. The term music torture is sometimes used by critics of the practice of playing loud music incessantly to prisoners or people besieged.

The United Nations and the European Court of Human Rights have banned the use of loud music in interrogations. The term torture is sometimes used to describe the practice. While it is acknowledged by US interrogation experts that it causes discomfort, it has also been characterized by them as causing no "long-term effects".Music and sound have been usually used as part of a combination of interrogation methods, today recognized by international bodies as amounting to torture. Attacking all senses without leaving any visible traces, they have formed the basis of the widely discussed torture in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. They were, however, devised much earlier in the 1950s and early 1960s, as a way to counter so-called Soviet "brainwashing". They include:

sensory deprivation

stress positions

sleep deprivation

food and drink deprivation

continuous music or sound

Office of Congressional Ethics

The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), established by the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2008, is a nonpartisan, independent entity charged with reviewing allegations of misconduct against members of the House of Representatives and their staff and, when appropriate, referring matters to the United States House Committee on Ethics.

Ron Christie

Ronald I. "Ron" Christie (born August 7, 1969) is an American government relations expert and Republican political strategist, who has also worked as a member of former Vice President Dick Cheney's staff. He is the author of two books, and an occasional guest on various cable news programs. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and Haverford College. He is currently the CEO of Christie Strategies, a communications and issue management firm that he founded in Alexandria, Virginia.

Sandy Hume

Alexander Britton Hume Jr. (September 2, 1969 – February 22, 1998), known as Sandy Hume, was an American journalist. He worked for The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C. He was the son of Brit Hume (former Fox News Channel managing editor) and Clare Jacobs Stoner.

Tara Setmayer

Tara Olivia Setmayer (born September 9, 1975) is currently a CNN Political Commentator, Contributor to ABC News and former GOP Communications Director on Capitol Hill. She has appeared on ABC's The View, ABC's Good Morning America, and on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. In 2017, Setmayer was named as a board director for Stand Up Republic, a non profit organization formed in the wake of the 2016 election of Donald Trump to unite Americans behind the defense of democratic norms, ideals and institutions.

Prior to joining ABC, Setmayer was a CNN political commentator from 2014 through the 2016 presidential election cycle, regularly appearing on CNN's New Day, Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360° and CNN Tonight with Don Lemon news analysis shows, and through 2017 subsequently appeared on CNN political panels, where she was credited as an ABC News guest contributor. Setmayer rejoined CNN as a commentator in January 2018. She currently writes for Cosmopolitan, and has contributed to The Daily Beast and She has also guest-hosted on SiriusXM's Patriot and POTUS channels.

Setmayer focuses her "tell it like it is" commentary and analysis on political issues that impact America's future. During the 2016 presidential election cycle, she earned the reputation of being an outspoken conservative critic of Donald Trump and challenged his surrogates on the veracity of their claims. recognized her as one of 2016's "Top 20 Election Coverage Stars" on TV.

The Hill Times

The Hill Times is a Canadian twice-weekly newspaper that covers Parliament, the federal government and federal politics. Founded in 1989, this Ottawa based periodical is owned by Jim Creskey and Ross Dickson. The Editor is Kate Malloy.The publication features political news items and public policy briefings, lists, surveys, feature stories, profiles, opinion columns and analysis.

United States Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and internationally.

Approximately 80% of the USDA's $141 billion budget goes to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) program. The largest component of the FNS budget is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp program), which is the cornerstone of USDA's nutrition assistance.The current Secretary of Agriculture is Sonny Perdue.

Up the Hill

Up the Hill may refer to:

Up the Hill (newspaper), a student-run newspaper from Jack and Jill School

"Up the Hill", an episode of the television series Teletubbies

Virginia's 11th congressional district

Virginia's Eleventh Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The district stretches from Herndon to Quantico, comprising most of Fairfax County, all of the city of Fairfax, and part of eastern Prince William County. The residents of the 11th district are represented by Democrat Gerry Connolly.

The Hill newspaper quotes census data to conclude that Virginia's 11th district was the wealthiest congressional district in the nation from 2003 to 2013. The article attributed the wealth to the many lobbyists and two-career couples in Northern Virginia.The district last existed in what is now West Virginia's 1st District and was held by Jacob B. Blair before the events of the U.S. Civil War. Virginia did not have an 11th District until it was re-created after the 1990 United States Census from portions of the old 8th and 10th districts because of explosive growth in Northern Virginia. It was intended to be a "fair fight" district; indeed, it encompassed most of the more Democratic portions of the old 10th District and the more Republican portions of the old 8th District. George W. Bush only narrowly defeated John Kerry here in 2004, while Democratic Governor Tim Kaine and Democratic Senator Jim Webb both carried this district, in 2005 and 2006 respectively. In 2008, Barack Obama won this district over Republican Senator John McCain. Democrat Leslie L. Byrne briefly held the seat for the first election cycle of the new district, but was quickly defeated in 1994 by Republican Tom Davis. Davis established a secure hold on the district during his tenure (1995–2008), but Democrat Gerald Connolly won it when Davis stepped down. Both Davis and Connolly may have been aided by their previous service on the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, where most of the 11th district's population is concentrated. 61.5% of 11th Congressional District residents live in Fairfax County. The results of the 2010 United States Census showed this district's population continued to grow, and due to redistricting covered more urban areas in Northern Virginia to favor the incumbent, Connolly.

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