New! End of the Trail

Mark Sanford Rep. Mark Sanford announced on Facebook that he's splitting up with his Argentine "soulmate." Once upon a time, the ex-governor of South Carolina was ready to follow her to the end of the Appalachian Trail.

Don't Cry, I'm In Argentina

Get the album: Liberal Shop of Horrors (Songs of 2010).

New! All Over the Map!

Palin parody The Capitol Steps perform every week in Washington, DC and around the country.
We have public shows coming up in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!

Group Discounts

Capitol Steps Live on Stage Save money by attending as a group! Discounts for groups of 10 or more are offered for the Reagan Building performances in Washington, DC!

"Fair and Balanced"

"Great place to go on a date...Fair and balanced." — review from DC Metro Arts.

"The Capitol Steps deserve their reputation as a mainstay of political comedy in DC" — review from DC Theatre Scene.

"Capitol Steps Go Into Comedy Overdrive During Government Shutdown" — Washington Post (10/13/13)

"Always Something Fresh" — review from MD Theatre Guide.

Meet the Cast!

WAMC Cast members Bari Biern and Mike Tilford interviewed on WAMC's Roundtable.

Also: Bari does a Q&A interview with In the Spotlight.

Take Your Pick

Dennis Rodman in North Korea You can get inside info on North Korea from Dennis Rodman, or you can get it from us. See scenes from live performances on our YouTube channel.

Animation: Sixteen Times

HerBunk video Fan HerBunk has animated this video on YouTube, derived from our recent Clinton parody.

What Nixon Didn't Know

Nixon Resigns President Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal forty years ago, but he didn't live long enough to find out who leaked his secrets to the press. In 2005, the FBI's Mark Felt finally told the story.

Deep Throat

From our album I'm So Indicted! (Songs of 2006).

Flip Your Words

Lirty Dies Lirty Dies follows a great political tradition: You're not quite sure what you're hearing, and we're not quite sure what we're saying. If you'd like to follow along, you can read and hear many more Lirty Dies on our site. Or watch us live on YouTube.

Say it Ain't So!

Rita Jenrette Our name was taken from a racy Washington scandal of the time we began, in 1981. Just recently, former congressional wife Rita Jenrette spoke out and denied the legend, 30 years later! We're sticking with her original story.

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Week of September 15

President Obama promised decisive action against ISIS in no uncertain terms last week. How long will that take? He didn't exactly explain, but it looks as if the next president will get to inherit a Mideast war in progress, just like he did.

Week of September 8

Congress returns this week from its long summer break. After its last session of doing nothing, we'll see soon enough if Congress is ready to tackle the big issues at home and abroad in a spirit of bipartisanship, or if it will just be business as usual until it adjourns for midterms.

New! Get the album: How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).

Week of September 1

Kurds in Iraq were surely heartened to learn from President Obama that "the world has always been messy." That, plus the fact that "we don't have a strategy yet" for fighting the terrorist group ISIS. So the Kurds are once again trying to manage in the region, with or without U.S. help, using any means possible.

From the album I'm So Indicted (2006).

Week of August 25

For just $9.95 a month, you can "cut through the media’s politically correct filter" to get direct access to Sarah Palin on her new "channel." Start your free two-week trial now!

Week of August 18

Hillary Clinton trashed President Obama's foreign policy during her recent interview in the Atlantic. She wouldn't have stood by as Syria collapsed or let ISIS run amok in Iraq, and she disagrees with her old boss that "don't do stupid stuff" is a good guide to foreign interventions. She hasn't been so critical of Obama since she ran against him in 2008 and then took a job with him after she lost.

From the album Obama Mia! (2009).

Week of August 11

Marco Rubio gave a twist to the immigration debate recently by breaking ranks with his party and siding with Senate Democrats on emergency legislation. He also said he might vote against it later. Rubio has been criticized before as a flip-flopper on issues big and small. This time, he's just being more up front about it.

New! Get the album: How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).

Week of August 4

Stop the presses! Dubya surprises the world again! First it was his post-White House career as a painter, capturing public and private reflections on canvas. This time, it's a first in the history of presidential histories: George W. Bush is writing a book about his father, George H.W. Bush. He kept the project itself secret for two years, but we're looking forward to more of his original insights and lessons he learned from his father.

From the album Between Iraq and a Hard Place (2003).

Week of July 28

Poor Hillary Clinton has had to cobble together part-time contract work since she left the State Department last year, trying to make ends meet and maybe do a little writing on the side. It has all the makings of a real rags-to-riches story: she and Bill were "dead broke" when they left the White House, and now she's working hard to catch up with his earnings, one $275,000 speech at a time.

Week of July 21

Immigrants flooding the border have put Arizona back in the spotlight. The new arrivals are too young to drive, too dangerous to let stay, and too confusing for border-state politicians. If the illegals can't be deported right away, they can be sent to blue states instead.

From the album Desperate Housemembers (2011).

Week of July 14

Amazon wasn't kidding about plans to aggressively expand its service. Lately the retailer has been under attack from publishers, from writers, from the FTC — and even from the French. So the company that will sell you everything from books to music to your very own quadcopter just petitioned the FAA for a regulatory exemption from the ban on domestic drones so it can unleash its latest marketing weapon.

New! From the album How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).