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  • Gun Shop Opens Outside DC Despite Protests

    03/28/2016 11:36:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 28, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Hundreds turned out at the grand opening of a gun shop just a few miles from the Washington, D.C. city limits on Saturday. The Arlington storefront was packed with people handling a wide variety of firearms, eating breakfast pastries, and talking to the staff of NOVA Armory. The small boutique, which specializes in high-end firearms, opened despite fierce resistance from local anti-gun activists and politicians. The resistance included a protest targeting the gun shop’s opening. The protest was held several blocks away from the store in a local park, and most protestors did not come over to the actual location...
  • BREAKING: Ebola Response in Clarendon (Arlington, VA)

    02/26/2015 10:35:23 AM PST · by palmer · 13 replies
    Arlington Now ^ | February 26, 2015 at 10:05 am |
    (Updated at 10:35 a.m.) Arlington County medics, firefighters and the hazmat team are on the scene of a Clarendon apartment building for a potential case of Ebola. The call came in just after 9:30 this morning, for a possible Ebola patient in the new Beacon at Clarendon apartment building at 1128 N. Irving Street. According to ACFD spokeswoman Lt. Sarah Marchegiani, the department dispatches an Ebola response out of an abundance of caution when a sick person has a travel history and symptoms consistent with a case of the deadly virus. “While it’s unlikely it’s Ebola, the fire department...
  • Moran Explains Why He Supports A Strike On Syria - And His Constituents Don't (Rat Hypocrite)

    09/05/2013 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies ^ | September 5, 2013 | John Matthews
    Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D) readily admits that the residents of his congressional district in Arlington and Alexandria don't agree with his support for an air strike on Syria. "The vast majority of my constituents are opposed," Moran admitted in an interview Thursday with WMAL's Mornings on the Mall. "You have to make a call in terms of whether you're going to be fully representative of your constituents, or you're going to try to show some leadership on an issue like this, and this is one where I feel strongly enough," he added. Moran says the U.S. has no choice...
  • Vandal Targets Prius Cars in Arlington

    07/23/2013 4:30:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 7/22/2013
    More than a dozen people spread throughout north and south Arlington woke up Monday morning with slashed car tires, and the vandal had a pretty specific target. Someone punctured the tires of Priuses parked overnight on driveways, apartment parking lots and the street. Police found 15 Prius cars flat. They also got a Smart car. Police say they found fingerprints consistent with someone leaning on the car while cutting the tires.
  • Virginia Builds $1 Million “Super” Bus Stop [which can shelter only 15 people]

    04/07/2013 9:50:43 AM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies ^ | April 4, 2013 | Tiffany Kaiser
    It expects to build 23 more at over $900,000 a piece The city of Arlington just recently opened an impressive bus stop with a not-so-impressive price tag of $1 million. The “super stop” in Arlington, Virginia is unlike any other bus stop. It has a custom designed roof made of glass and steel; a wall of etched glass; heaters in the floor; gorgeous landscaping, and concrete/stainless steel benches. The bus stop has 10-inch high curbs, 90 feet of concrete and can shelter 15 people at a time while waiting for buses to arrive – all at a cost of $1...
  • Pentagon laying off 46,000 employees

    01/26/2013 6:33:25 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 63 replies
    cnn ^ | January 25, 2013 | Barbara Starr,
    Washington (CNN) -- The Pentagon has begun laying off 46,000 contract and temporary civilian employees in an effort to cut back on military spending, the No. 2 Pentagon official said on Friday. Full time civilian employees, which number in the hundreds of thousands, also will be furloughed for one day a week for 22 weeks, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview with wire service reporters. His comments were confirmed by a Pentagon spokesman.
  • Outrage as 18-year-old high school basketball star taking D.C. by storm is ... almost 21

    01/23/2013 7:24:54 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A towering high school basketball star dominating the court in the nation's capital has much more than a height advantage, a startling new report has revealed. Junior Etou, who is originally from the Congo, is the talk of the town in Washington, DC, where he plays power forward for the Bishop O'Connell High School Knights. But the 6'7" high school senior, who has drawn interest from several colleges with storied basketball programs, is almost legally allowed to drink. An investigation by found several different birthdays listed for Etou, both in 1992, which means he is just months away from...
  • Northern Virginia Democrat Takes Aim at the Gun Show Loophole

    01/12/2013 6:35:16 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies ^ | January 10, 2013 | Michael Lee Pope
    Legislators will be dueling over guns this year at the Capitol, with gun-rights advocates set to oppose efforts to close Virginia’s gun-show loophole. Alexandria state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30) and Arlington Del. Patrick Hope (D-47) have introduced legislation that would require a background check for every gun purchase. That includes the 40 percent of current gun sales that take place in a private transaction, which do not require any kind of background check to be conducted on the individual purchasing the weapon. “The current laws are like Swiss cheese,” said Hope, who sits on the Militia, Police and Public Safety...

    10/24/2012 11:45:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/24/2012 | John Hayward
    A new undercover video from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas shows Pat Moran, son of longtime incumbent congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) and field director for his father’s re-election campaign, instructing a supporter in how to use fraudulent documents to cast a hundred illegal votes: Note that Project Veritas prominently includes the unedited raw footage of this encounter, to counter the usual whines about false editing. There’s not much question about what happens here. An undercover operative posing as a very enthusiastic supporter says he’s got a hundred names of people who probably aren’t going to vote, and he wants to...
  • Man Questioned for Molotov Cocktail at Mall (Arlington, Va. Terrorist Attempt)

    10/19/2012 9:24:26 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 39 replies ^ | October 19, 2012 | ARL Now
    Police and federal agents are searching for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail-like incendiary device inside the Ballston Common Mall. [Now found and arrested.] The man threw what was described as a “flaming bottle” from an upper level of the mall down to the food court. The device, said to be 40 ounce beer bottle, possibly containing gasoline or a similar substance, shattered on impact but did not explode, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. No one was injured.
  • Investigation Near County Office Building (Arlington Co., VA)

    09/12/2011 5:51:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    ARL Now ^ | September 12, 2011
    Roads are closed in front of the county office building at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, in Courthouse, while authorities investigate a suspicious envelope. Police were unable to provide any additional information about the investigation, but a photo of the scene shows the county’s Bomb Squad truck and a Bomb Squad member in full blast gear. ART bus routes 41, 62 and 77 are delayed due to the closures.
  • Al Qaeda-related statements, backpack found in suspicious vehicle stopped near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 6:16:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8:07 AM, June 17, 2011 | Staff
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Authorities found al Qaeda-related statements, a backpack containing ammonium nitrate, and spent 9mm shells Friday after stopping a suspicious vehicle close to the Pentagon and arresting a man, ABC's "Good Morning America" reported. Pentagon Police arrested one person Friday and closed several roads around the US Department of Defense headquarters after officers stopped a suspicious vehicle and discovered a backpack believed to contain ammonium nitrate, FOX News Channel reported. The vehicle was stopped about 6:00am local time Friday. Police were searching for one, or possibly two, other people who fled the vehicle when it was stopped by...
  • 'Suspicious device' found in car near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC News ^ | June 17, 2011 | by Jim Miklaszewski
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Authorities took one person into custody and closed roads around the Pentagon Friday after a "suspicious device" was found in a car, NBC News reported. One or two other suspects who "fled the scene" on foot were being hunted by police, according to NBC News' Jim Miklaszewski. Although it was not immediately clear what the device was, one official told NBC News that "it looks like a bomb." The incident brought traffic to a standstill in the area. reported that the suspicious vehicle was discovered on Washington Boulevard.
  • You live in nation's richest counties [Top 10 List]

    11/13/2010 10:24:03 AM PST · by Poundstone · 26 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 12, 2010 | WTOP Staff
    WASHINGTON - The D.C. area makes plenty of Top 10 lists, and this one shows its residents make the big bucks. According to a new report from Newsweek, seven of the nation's 10 richest counties are in this region.
  • Top 10 cities for best-performing economies in 2010

    10/20/2010 1:11:37 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    1. Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood 2. Austin-Round Rock 3. Huntsville, Ala. 4. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 5. Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, Wash. 6. Washington, D.C.,-Arlington, Va.,-Alexandria, Va. 7. Raleigh-Cary, N.C. 8. Anchorage, Alaska 9. El Paso 10. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Source:
  • Arlington opts out of federal immigration enforcement program [Virginia]

    09/28/2010 8:20:02 PM PDT · by freespirited · 30 replies
    Wapo ^ | 09/28/10
    The Arlington County Board has unanimously passed a resolution to opt out of the federal Secure Communities program, which uses the fingerprints of people in custody for other reasons to identify illegal immigrants. "It is not the role of Arlington County law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws," the resolution states. Last spring, Virginia officials signed up for the program, which shares any arrested individuals' fingerprints with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, without asking Arlington law enforcement's opinion, said board member Walter Tejada, the resolution's sponsor. "We are not defending criminals," Tejada said at Tuesday's board meeting. However, he...
  • Many Arlington Residents Have Expressed Unhappiness With Rolling Thunder

    06/09/2010 8:14:52 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 26 replies · 59+ views
    Hello Yupette, Thank you for your blog. You should know that many Arlingtonians have expressed unhappiness about the noise and bad behavior from 'Rolling Thunder' We recently suggested that 'Rolling Thunder' move to a resort area like Virginia Beach and that 'Rolling Thunder' be replaced by bicycle and pedestrian events. We were ignored. Thanks for trying to improve our quality of life, not cater to every special interest that wants to do its thing in Arlington. Susan
  • Breaking : Rep. John Murtha, Iraq war critic, dies at 77

    02/08/2010 12:08:53 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 122 replies · 3,489+ views
    Breitbart ^ | February 07, 2010 | Breitbart
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - U.S. Rep. John Murtha, an influential critic of the Iraq War whose congressional career was shadowed by questions about his ethics, died Monday. He was 77. The Pennsylvania Democrat had been suffering complications from gallbladder surgery. He died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., spokesman Matthew Mazonkey said. In 1974 Murtha, then an officer in the Marine Reserves, became the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress. One of Congress' most hawkish Democrats, he wielded considerable clout for two decades as the ranking Democrat on the House subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending. Murtha voted...
  • D.C. man dies after Arlington police use stun gun to try to subdue him

    01/18/2010 1:43:46 PM PST · by deks · 35 replies · 983+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2010 | Maria Glod
    Arlington police said William R. Bumbrey III, who was suspected of stealing from a nearby pharmacy, was on the platform at the Pentagon City Metro station when an officer approached him. Police said the officer used his Taser, which administers an electric jolt and is designed to be safer than using a firearm, after Bumbrey became aggressive and refused to respond to spoken orders. . . . "He was still struggling," Nosal said. She said that because Bumbrey apparently did not react to the Taser shot, police question whether the Taser made contact with him. . . . Bumbrey was...
  • Fort Hood tragedy Family: Suspect ‘wanted out of the military'

    11/05/2009 9:59:36 PM PST · by Saije · 10 replies · 866+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/6/2009 | Mary Pat Flaherty
    He prayed every day at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Md., a devout Muslim who, despite asking to be discharged from the U.S. Army, according to his aunt, was on the eve of his first deployment to war. On Thursday, authorities said Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a 39-year-old Arlington, Va.-born psychiatrist, shot and killed at least 12 people at Fort Hood.*** Nidal Hasan spent much of his professional career at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., caring for the victims of trauma, yet he spoke openly of his deep opposition to the wars in Iraq and...
  • How Arlington National Cemetery Came to Be (The Battle of Arlington)

    10/24/2009 11:55:09 PM PDT · by MurrietaMadman · 23 replies · 1,403+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | November 2009 | Robert M. Poole
    The fight over Robert E. Lee's beloved home—seized by the U.S. government during the Civil War—went on for decades Read more:
  • Curtain falls on movie theater's church service: D.C./Virginia church seeks new home

    10/17/2009 7:10:25 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 3 replies · 515+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Sunday, October 18, 2009 | Seth Woods
    By his own estimation, the Rev. Mark Batterson has preached about 1,000 sermons in his makeshift sanctuary at Union Station's Phoenix Theatres, where his congregation has met for the past 13 years. Last week's was one of the most difficult: In his remarks he told his congregation it would be the final service at their unconventional church. The train station's movie theater closed abruptly last week. Mr. Batterson said that for the past two years he had been hearing rumors the theater would close, but he had been assured they were not true. So it came as a shock when...
  • Arlington: Race a Factor in HOT Lanes [group claims discrimination vs minorities]

    09/22/2009 6:25:53 PM PDT · by seven.sixtwo · 36 replies · 1,279+ views
    MyFox DC ^ | 9/21/09 | SHERRI LY
    ARLINGTON, Va. - There's a new turn in the debate over high occupancy toll lanes or HOT lanes. A lawsuit filed by Arlington County last month claims the lanes benefit wealthy white people and discriminates against minorities. While the only rule to get in the HOV lanes on Interstate 395 is you must have three people in the car, Arlington claims adding HOT lanes would cut out poor and minorities by defacto. That claim doesn't sit well with Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield). "I don't think race or class warfare has any standing in this argument," Herrity said. Buried...
  • Arlington: Race a Factor in HOT Lanes

    ARLINGTON, Va. - There's a new turn in the debate over high occupancy toll lanes or HOT lanes. A lawsuit filed by Arlington County last month claims the lanes benefit wealthy white people and discriminates against minorities. While the only rule to get in the HOV lanes on Interstate 395 is you must have three people in the car, Arlington claims adding HOT lanes would cut out poor and minorities by defacto.
  • Irving Kristol, Architect of Neoconservatism, Dies at 89

    09/18/2009 1:13:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 185 replies · 7,749+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2009 | Adam Bernstein
    Irving Kristol, 89, a forceful essayist, editor and university professor who became the leading architect of neoconservatism, which he called a political and intellectual movement for disaffected ex-liberals like himself who had been "mugged by reality," died Friday at the Capital Hospice in Arlington. He spent much of his career in New York but had for the last two decades lived at the Watergate apartments in the District. He died of complications from lung cancer, said his son, William Kristol, the founder and editor of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine.
  • Washington, D.C. Favorite Area For Wealthy Young [Highest Percentage:25-34 Year-Olds @ $100,000]

    09/16/2009 8:38:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 1,089+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 16, 2009
    Washington, D.C. Favorite Area For Wealthy Young By Patricia Reaney – Sep 16 NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Washington, D.C. has become the favorite area for wealthy young adults, with the nation's highest percentage of 25-34 year-olds making more than $100,000 a year, according to a new analysis. Sixteen of the top 50 counties in the United States with the highest share of wealthy young people are in the Washington, D.C. area. Loudoun county, which is part of the Washington metropolitan area, has 10 percent, or 10,327 young adults, making more than six figures -- more than San Francisco and...
  • Obama Urges Students to Work Hard

    09/08/2009 5:20:18 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 20 replies · 716+ views
    VOA News | September 8, 2009 | Paula Wolfson
    A new school year in the United States has begun with a touch of controversy. It surrounds a welcome back speech to students from President Barack Obama that was seen in classrooms around the country. In some communities, parents staged a boycott of the president's address - an example of how politically divided the nation has become. The president's message to students was simple: study hard, pay attention in class and embrace the opportunity to learn. "We can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents and the best schools in the world. And none of it will make...
  • VA-Obama confronted by Parents at speech. He was attempting to give controversial "student speech"

    09/08/2009 9:10:13 AM PDT · by steve0 · 57 replies · 2,900+ views
    Odagma greeted by Patriots with sign stating, "Mr. President, stay away from our kids." This follows Dept of Ed retracting controversial materials that they admitted were of questionable intent. Wow this guy is tone deaf to what currently people want.
  • D.C. Chapter Alert: Freep Obama at Wakefield High in Arlington, VA, 10 a.m. 9/08/09

    09/07/2009 5:58:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies · 1,493+ views
    Monday, September 7, 2009 | Kristinn
    Friend of the D.C. Chapter of, Eugene Delgaudio of Public Advocate, will be holding a freep of Obama outside Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA, tomorrow morning. He's inviting Freeepers in the Northern Virginia-D.C. area to join him.He'll be there from 10 a.m. onward through the 12 noon scheduled speech at the edge of the security perimeter at Dinwiddie and Geo. Mason. Look for the Gadsden flags and the angry Arlingtronians trying to run Eugene out of their liberal haven :-)
  • Obama's 8 Sept School Broadcast -- says "I" 32 times

    09/07/2009 3:37:58 PM PDT · by pabianice · 58 replies · 2,173+ views
    Virginia Patriot | 9/7/09 | Barack Obama's Speechwriters
    Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama Back to School Event Arlington, Virginia September 8, 2009 The President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us today. I know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. And for those of you in kindergarten, or starting middle or high school, it’s your first day in a new school, so it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous....
  • World War II Air Crash Monument Finds Permanent Home at Fort Myer

    06/12/2009 4:56:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 601+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2009 – A granite monument dedicated to 40 U.S. servicemembers who perished in an air crash in Australia during World War II has found a permanent home at Fort Myer, Va. Left to right, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Wright; Australian Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley, head of the Australian embassy’s defense staff; U.S. Army Secretary Pete Geren; Harry McAlpine, president of the Returned and Services League’s Washington, D.C., sub-branch; U.S. Army Col. Laura J. Richardson, garrison commander of the Fort Myer Military Community; Robert S. Cutler, executive director of the Bakers Creek Memorial...
  • FBI Watching Somali Muslims in D.C.

    05/24/2009 6:17:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 39 replies · 1,521+ views ^ | May 23, 2009 | Paul Sperry
    Fearing the next terror attack could emerge from America's growing Somali refugee population, federal authorities have stepped up surveillance in Somali communities – including a large enclave just outside Washington. In fact, WND has learned that the Baileys Crossroads area of Northern Virginia – about 10 miles from the capital – was a critical focus of security investigations in advance of the presidential inauguration in January. Investigators say a troubling number of the area's Somali men hold "militant" anti-American views and sympathize with al-Qaida. They typically work as taxi drivers, gathering at local coffeehouses during their breaks, as well as...
  • Rep Keith Ellison (D-Caliphate) Awards "Muslim Democrat of the Year" to Oppressors of Christians

    05/07/2009 6:49:19 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 12 replies · 834+ views
    Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., joins scholars and policy experts next week near the nation’s capital to discuss the future of U.S.-Muslim relations. The nonprofit Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an academic conference Tuesday titled, “How to Improve U.S.-Muslim Relations: Challenges and Promises Ahead.” The conference in Arlington, Va., among other things, will take up the Obama administration policies and what role Islam will play in developing democracy in the Muslim world. During the gathering, Maldives Foreign Minister Ahmed Shaheed will receive the “Muslim Democrat of the Year” award for his work...
  • Obama, Biden Dine at Ray's Hell Burger; Obama: "You Got...Uh...Dijon Mustard?" (Video)

    05/05/2009 8:02:12 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 22 replies · 1,049+ views
    President Obama and Vice President Biden visited popular Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Va. for an informal and relaxed lunch. Both men ordered and paid for themselves. Obama left a $5 tip to avoid be called "freeloaders" as Obama says! Of course, we have no proof they actually used their own money. Somehow I highly doubt I threw up a little in my mouth when Obama stands on the edge of his Limo to wave to his adoring fans like he's a rock star or something. Hmmm.... Pardon me, but would you have any Grey Poupon?
  • Fired aide to Sen. Boxer sentenced for child porn

    05/04/2009 2:22:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 638+ views
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A former high-level aide to Sen. Barbara Boxer has been sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography charges. Jeff P. Rosato, 32, of Arlington, was sentenced Friday in a hearing before U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. He received the minimum sentence allowed under federal guidelines and will have to register as a sex offender.
  • GOP group launches listening tour to rebrand image

    05/02/2009 5:34:04 PM PDT · by Al B. · 79 replies · 4,172+ views
    AP ^ | May 2, 2009 | JACKIE QUINN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — With its party struggling to define itself, a group of prominent Republicans launched a listening tour Saturday in a bid to boost the GOP's sagging image and regroup for future elections. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., held a town-hall style meeting at a pizza restaurant in the Democratic suburb of Arlington, Va., to hear about people's concerns on issues from the economy and health care to the rising costs of college tuition. "You can't beat something with nothing, and the other side has something," Bush...
  • Republicans Kick Off Campaign to Shine Party Image (RINO's Meet at VA Strip Mall Pizzeria)

    05/02/2009 12:51:01 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 62 replies · 2,255+ views
    CNN ^ | updated 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said it's time for Republicans "to listen a little bit, learn a little bit." He advised Republicans to work on the party's message and "not be so nostalgic." "I would say you can't beat something with nothing. The other side has something. I don't like it, but they have it," said Bush, who praised President Obama's tactical approach to politics and commended his 2008 campaign as "forward-looking." Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney compared the GOP to Americans fighting the British during the Revolutionary War. "We are the party of the revolutionaries, they [Democrats] are the...
  • Democrat Congressman: Illegal Aliens Have 'Nothing to Fear' By Participating in Census

    04/09/2009 4:14:32 AM PDT · by Man50D · 25 replies · 1,884+ views ^ | April 09, 2009 | Josiah Ryan
    Arlington County in Northern Virginia will try to maximize its population number in the 2010 Census by counting illegal immigrants, and part of the reason for doing so is to capture some of the $300 billion in federal funds distributed to local governments each year based on census numbers. That’s what local officials, Census Bureau officials and documents, and Rep. James Moran (D-Va.) indicated at a meeting on Wednesday. Moran and Census officials told they are preparing to reach out to illegal immigrants by emphasizing that they have nothing to fear from the census because it does not differentiate...
  • Star Lobbyist Closes Up Shop As Criminal Inquiry Heats Up

    03/29/2009 8:34:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,080+ views
    NYTimes ^ | March 29, 2009
    Star Lobbyist Closes Up Shop as Criminal Inquiry Heats Up By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and CHARLIE SAVAGE Published: March 29, 2009 WASHINGTON — For most of the last three decades, the lobbyist Paul Magliocchetti might have been mistaken for an owner of the Alpine, a wood-paneled Italian restaurant across the Potomac River from Washington where he routinely presided over boisterous tables of lawmakers and their staff members. “Get me some oysters! Get me some steamed crabs! Get me a rack of lamb!” Mr. Magliocchetti would tell the cooks, strolling into the kitchen. “Every day a different thing,” the chef and...
  • (Education Secretary Arne) Duncan Sending His Daughter Public Schools

    01/30/2009 10:52:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies · 1,164+ views
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan said his young daughter will attend public school in Northern Virginia. In an interview, Duncan, 44, said he was attracted by both the quality of Arlington County schools and the diversity of the student body. He said his 7-year-old daughter, Claire, will enroll in first grade at a county elementary school. Duncan and his wife, Karen, also have a son, 4-year-old Ryan. Both children sat quietly during his Senate confirmation hearing earlier this month, reading books and drawing. Their behavior earned them praise from several senators.
  • Catholic Bishop: "Go Right Ahead and Arrest Me" Rather than Obey Freedom of Choice Act

    12/02/2008 3:44:05 PM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 1,168+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/2/08 | Kathleen Gilbert
    ARLINGTON, Virginia, December 2, 2008 ( - Bishop Paul Loverde of the diocese of Arlington weighed in on the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) last week, saying that if he oversaw a Catholic hospital he would neither close the facility nor allow it to perform abortions if FOCA were to become law.Though there are currently no Catholic hospitals in the Arlington diocese, the bishop spoke defiantly against FOCA, which would force all health care providers to procure abortions at any stage of development, regardless of their moral or religious objection.“I would say, ‘Yeah, I’m not going to close the...
  • Catholics rebuffing controversial charity

    11/27/2008 6:33:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 831+ views
    washington times ^ | 11.26.08 | Julia Duin
    Several priests and parishes in Northern Virginia's Arlington Diocese balked Sunday at taking up a collection for the much-criticized Catholic Campaign for Human Development, whose contributions to the voter-registration group ACORN got a dose of bad publicity this fall.  "I personally haven't given a dime to the Campaign for Human Development in years," the Rev. John DeCelles told parishioners during his Sunday homily at St. Mary's Church in Alexandria.  "Over the years, including last year," he continued, "the campaign has given millions of dollars to very questionable groups, including groups that actively support and campaign for so-called 'abortion rights.'" Mary...
  • Jim Moran (D-Va): Communist Congressman Moron As I Like to Call Him

    11/10/2008 6:12:09 PM PST · by SoftTyranny · 22 replies · 480+ views ^ | 11/10/2008 | Soft Tyranny
    In this socialist rant which could have been a page right out of the Communist Manifesto, Moran says: “It hasn’t been shared and that’s the problem. Because we have been guided by a republican administration his simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it, and they have an antipathy towards the means of redistibutive wealth.” See the Video here.This is the same Jim Moran who said “When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I’m going to earmark the sh*t out of it.”
  • Dem Congressman: 'Simplistic Notion that People Who Have Wealth are Entitled to Keep It'

    11/04/2008 3:07:47 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 32 replies · 2,036+ views ^ | November 4, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    It’s this type of political rhetoric that brings out the “Joe the Plumber” in all of us. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., thinks it’s a “simplistic notion” for people who are successful in their bid to become wealthy to hold on to that wealth and not have it “redistributed” by the government. “Now in the last seven years we have had the highest corporate profit ever in American history,” Moran said in a video posted to YouTube on Oct. 31. “Highest corporate profit – we’ve had the highest productivity. The American worker has produced more per person than at any time,...
  • Arlington County with a Population just over 200,000 says they have 146,000 registered to Vote?

    10/06/2008 3:27:41 PM PDT · by RecallMoran · 67 replies · 2,123+ views
    WMAL(Washington)has been reporting all day that Arlington County has 146,000 registered voters not including those that registered today. With a population "just over 200,000".
  • A review of 'Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11'

    06/02/2008 11:32:46 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 30 replies · 198+ views
    At 9:37 a.m., on 9/11, those aboard Arlington Fire Department Engine 101 were headed north on I-395 for a training session near the Pentagon. Firefighter Jamie Lewis saw the American Airlines Flight 77 first. “Hey, look at the plane!” he shouted. “What’s he doing?” Nearby, on the Columbia Pike, Paramedic Claude Conde was loading a stroke victim into an ambulance when a plane roared overhead. “He had never seen a plane so close. Something wasn’t right. The airport wasn’t far away, but the plane was already at treetop level, well below the glide path it should be on for National...
  • River Search Shuts Down George Washington Parkway (motorcyclist in DC area)

    05/26/2008 8:11:45 PM PDT · by RDTF · 7 replies · 138+ views
    WJLA DC ^ | May 26, 2008 | not specified
    Arlington authorities are searching the banks of the Potomac River below the George Washington Parkway for a motorcyclist that may have driven off a cliff. ABC 7/NewsChannel 8's Scott Thuman reports the GW Parkway is closed in both directions. United States Park Police are assisting in the search which is centered near the Spout Run Parkway. A park police spokesperson said they got a report that a motorcycle drove off the GW Parkway around 6:15 p.m. near the first overlook. -snip-
  • Battling the Pentagon Blaze After 9/11

    05/23/2008 8:00:32 AM PDT · by Fry · 27 replies · 119+ views
    NPR ^ | 5/22/2008
    Fresh Air from WHYY, May 22, 2008 · After American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, it took firefighters three days to extinguish the flames. Firefighter Patrick Creed and journalist Rick Newman join Fresh Air to talk about the Pentagon blaze and the book they wrote about it, Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11. Firefight tells the stories of the people inside the Pentagon when the plane hit, the rescue efforts that followed the attack and the three-day battle to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters faced unique circumstances, Creed and Newman write,...
  • Arlington Attorney Arrested in Online Sex Sting (VA)

    05/12/2008 8:13:30 PM PDT · by RDTF · 13 replies · 554+ views
    wjla ^ | May 12, 2008 | not specified
    An Arlington attorney was arrested and accused of soliciting a minor for sex on the Internet. Ronald Cohen, 57, was arrested Thursday and charged with soliciting sex on the Internet with a girl under the age of 15, but the girl was really a police officer. "They decided that they would set up a meeting. Mr. Cohen went through with the meeting and that's where he was met with detectives and state troopers," said Crystal Nosal, of the Arlington County Police. Cohen is a prominent attorney in Arlington, working largely in real estate. He is one of five directors of...
  • Rattlesnake in luggage injures Arlington man (VA)

    03/25/2008 11:30:02 AM PDT · by JZelle · 16 replies · 721+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-25-08 | Matthew Barakat
    An Arlington man was in stable condition yesterday in Inova Fairfax Hospital after reaching into his luggage and being bitten by a snake. Officials have not determined how the reptile — preliminarily identified as a juvenile canebrake rattlesnake — got into the luggage. The man, identified by authorities only as a coach at Yorktown High School, told fire and rescue personnel that he felt a sharp pain upon reaching into his luggage after returning from a team trip to South Carolina. Upon seeing the nearly foot-long snake, the man quickly slammed shut the luggage with the snake inside, said Chief...