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  • Americans Live In Fear Just Blocks From US Capitol

    11/25/2015 8:32:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 23, 2015 | Josh Fatzick
    A group of roughly 40 Capitol Hill residents gathered Friday morning at a local coffee shop to discuss the recent surge of violence in the area. As the meeting kicked off, another shooting occurred just two blocks away. According to a Metropolitan Police Department alert, a shooting occurred at the corner of 13th and Pennsylvania Ave SE, and the suspect fled toward downtown D.C. in a blue or black car. The meeting, and most recent shooting, came on the heels of what some calling the “Reign of Terror” that occurred Wednesday night. Five people were mugged in the neighborhood within...
  • Marauding Teenagers Attack Woman And Baby In DC’s Poshest Neighborhood

    11/25/2015 8:19:55 AM PST · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 18, 2015 | Josh Fatzick
    Several black teenagers approached a woman in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington Monday, shortly after she secured her baby in her car, and smashed out her windows with a large rock. The incident began around noon when the woman picked her daughter up from music class. She later gave a detailed first person account of what happened on a neighborhood listserv. She had just strapped her child in the car and was looking for snacks in her diaper bag when she looked up and saw a group of teenagers rushing up on her and trying to surround her car. According...
  • Woman and child attacked by teens in Georgetown (D.C.)

    11/25/2015 8:14:57 AM PST · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2015 | Peter Hermann
    District police are searching for a group of teenagers who they said attacked a woman and her child in their sport utility vehicle in Georgetown earlier this week and smashed the sun roof with a rock. The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. near Wisconsin Avenue and Q Street Northwest, near the Georgetown Library and moments after the woman had strapped her daughter into a car seat after the child's morning music class. The victim gave a first-person account of the attack on a neighborhood Internet newsletter, and D.C. police confirmed the Monday incident on the department's Internet mailing list. D.C....
  • Graham & McCain talk about the ‘opportunism’ of Ted Cruz and the need to fight the Islamic State

    11/23/2015 8:55:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 23, 2015 | David Weigel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making seven stops in New Hampshire with his colleague and preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). After the third stop, at an American Legion hall in Hudson, N.H., the two hawkish Republicans sat down for a joint interview about the refugee crisis, the need to send troops to fight the Islamic State, whether the secretary of state should resign, and what the world would look like had voters made McCain president seven years ago. WP: You both mentioned that there are senators who are late-comers to this issue,...
  • Attacks on American Muslims are growing uglier by the day. It must stop.

    11/23/2015 2:27:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 239 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 23, 2015 | Petula Dvorak
    Looks like fear — not turkey — is the main course being served in our country this week. Political opportunists running for president have been cooking up a heaping platter of anti-Muslim sentiment since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris. They’ve geared us up for an epic Hategiving with their ugly proposals to shut down mosques, register American Muslims and reject Syrian refugees who aren’t Christians.
  • TV networks hold conference call to discuss Trump treatment (JournoList)

    11/23/2015 12:42:49 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/23/15 | Hadas Gold
    Executives from several television networks held a conference call on Monday to discuss Donald Trump's campaign treatment of the press, but no immediate action is expected to come from the first call, sources familiar with the call told POLITICO. Another call is scheduled for this afternoon. Representatives from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN discussed how embeds and reporters from outlets are being treated, including being pushed into media "pens." The Washington Post was first to report on the conference call. It's unlikely a formal unified message will be sent to the Trump campaign unless all the networks agree on...
  • Financial claims add up after Gold King Mine spill ( Colorado )

    11/23/2015 4:56:48 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | November 21, 2015 | Jonathan Romeo
    More than 30 individuals, businesses seek damages from EPA. Financial damage claims for those affected by the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine blowout eclipsed $1.3 million just two months after the Environmental Protection Agency triggered the release of 3 million gallons of mine wastewater down the Animas River. ... more than 30 individuals and business owners filed Form 95, the claim process for financial reimbursements from economic loss caused by wrongful U.S. government actions. The combined claims total about $1.3 million in damages ... the hardest hit are rafting companies and their employees, who were forced to shut down for...
  • DC Police Chief: ‘Best Option’ Is For Citizens To Take Out Paris-Style Attackers

    In a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air November 22, Washington DC police chief Cathy Lanier said taking out the gunmen in a Paris-style attack is the “best option” for citizens between the time they call 911 and the moment police arrive.
  • When the Press Attacks Donald Trump, the Truth Is Optional [Updated]

    11/22/2015 3:59:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 30 replies
    So NPR, the New York Times and the Associated Press searched contemporaneous news accounts and could find no evidence of Muslim-Americans cheering in Jersey City. That’s odd. Because it took me less than two minutes to find this story from the Washington Post dated September 18, 2001 (although I did have to spend $3.95 to buy it from the Post’s archives): In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they...
  • D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier urges public to ‘take down’ active gunman if they can

    11/22/2015 10:51:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2015 | Carleton Bryant
    In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the "best option for saving lives before police can get there." During an interview Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Chief Lanier was asked what should people do if they are in the vicinity of an active shooter like the ones who terrorized Paris on Nov. 13, The Washington Examiner reported. "Your options are run, hide, or fight," the D.C. police chief said. "If you're in a position to try and take the gunman down, to...
  • Black Activist Punched at Trump Rally

    11/22/2015 8:42:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally here on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand the removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • Black Activist Punched at Donald Trump Rally in Birmingham

    11/22/2015 5:08:34 AM PST · by kristinn · 110 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • Ethanol loses its few friends: Even Dr. Ben Carson has backed away from subsidies and mandates

    11/21/2015 1:54:16 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    CFACT ^ | November 17, 2015 | Marita Noon
    in a major policy reversal, Carson .. no longer supports subsidies for any industry, including U.S. ethanol producers ... Plainly irritated, the ethanol industry shot back immediately, saying it receives no government subsidies. But it neglected to mention a very important fact. Instead of subsidies, ethanol producers get something better: a mandate that orders refiners to blend ethanol into motor fuels which forces consumers to buy their product. A federally guaranteed market beats a subsidy every time. The ethanol industry also benefits indirectly from agriculture programs that support farmers who grow corn for ethanol ... In attempt to push more...
  • Six reasons Ted Cruz is in trouble

    11/19/2015 12:29:17 PM PST · by detective · 97 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), despite good reviews in the debate and yet another immigration issue set up for him to exploit, has a rockier path ahead of the him than he did before the Paris attacks. Like a number of other candidates, he has a path to the nomination, but it is narrower than many imagined. Here are six reasons:
  • Planned UN ‘hub’ in Washington aims to influence US counterterrorism strategy

    11/20/2015 8:42:44 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    EXCLUSIVE:  The chief United Nations human rights agency, with the Obama administration’s apparent blessing, is creating a new “regional hub” for itself in Washington, to use as a center for organizing against the death penalty, among other things, and for affecting the legal frameworks, policies, and strategies of American counterterrorism.  In a management plan covering its activities through 2017, the agency, known as the Office of the High Commissioner for Hu
  • Daesh threatens to blow up White House

    11/20/2015 3:40:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | 11/20/15
    The Daesh terrorist group in a new video released on Thursday threatened to bomb the White House and launch more attacks in Paris.The six-minute video titled "Paris Before Rome" was produced by the Daesh in the Dijlah province of Iraq, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute based in Washington, Xinhua reported.The video showed an Daesh fighter threatening to attack French monuments and vowing to strike the White House."We began with you, and we shall conclude with the so-called White House," a fighter in the video said, "We shall blow it up, just like we blew up the idols...
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • Poll: White D.C. Residents Favor Gun Ban, Black Residents Don’t

    11/19/2015 1:54:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/19/15 | Stephen Gutowski
    A new poll on gun rights in Washington, D.C., released Thursday shows a sharp divide along racial and economic lines with affluent whites favoring a gun ban and poorer black residents opposing it.The survey of 1,005 D.C. residents, conducted by the Washington Post between November 12 and 15, found a bare majority of D.C. residents—51 percent— support banning all guns, while nearly as many—47 percent—oppose it.The Post‘s analysis of the respondents’ racial and economic background show a gun ban is most popular among white residents and least popular among black residents. The paper also found that 67 percent of whites with...
  • ISIS Releases Video Threatening To Blow Up White House

    11/19/2015 11:13:05 AM PST · by Strategy · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 19, 2015 | By Edwin Mora
    The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) threatens to blow up the White House and launch more attacks in Paris in its latest propaganda video released today. According to The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the video was produced by ISIS in Dijlah Province, Iraq.
  • The rise of church conversion projects in Washington (DC)

    11/19/2015 3:45:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 11/19/15 | Sara Gilgore and Daniel Leon Rodriguez
    D.C.-area churches — as my colleague Michael Neibauer has extensively reported — are being converted to residential, office, retail and mixed-use buildings, in redevelopments that enable congregations to survive in return for their valuable real estate. Many have found refuge through developer partnerships, initiating and accepting multibillion-dollar projects designed to bring new life to their communities. Aging infrastructure, shifting demographics and budget shortfalls have contributed to this urbanization wave for churches — challenges that in the past would have meant surrendering historic sites and moving to less developed neighborhoods, if not folding completely. This is a pattern “we will see...
  • WaPo column: Repeat after me: Obama is not admitting 100,000, 200,000 or 250,000 Syrian refugees

    11/18/2015 12:33:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/18/2015 | Glenn Kessler
    [SNIP] THE FACTS As we have explained before, the only thing close to a 200,000 figure is an announcement in September by Secretary of State John Kerry that the United States was prepared to boost the number of total refugees accepted from around the world in fiscal 2016, from 70,000 to 85,000. Then, in 2017, Kerry said that 100,000 would be accepted. That adds up to 185,000 over two years. But this would be the total number of refugees, not the number of refugees from Syria. By law, the president every fiscal year sets the maximum number of refugees the...
  • Smithsonian Adds Transgender 'Sex Worker' to Civil Rights Exhibit

    11/17/2015 4:56:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/17/15 | Penny Starr
    The taxpayer-funded Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery has added a photo of a transgender sex worker to its “Struggle for Justice” civil rights exhibit.The photograph depicts Sylvia Rivera--described as having been a “trans woman sex worker”--along with her partner Julie Murray and activist Christina Hayworth. The photograph was taken at a rally prior to the 2000 Gay Pride Parade in New York City.“A forerunner in the fight against gender identity discrimination, Sylvia Rivera worked the dicey Times Square district as a trans woman sex worker after she was cast out by family as a teenager,” says the description of the...
  • Military to conduct air exercises over Capital Region

    11/17/2015 3:39:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/15 | Kristina Wong
    North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the U.S. military command tasked with defending the U.S.'s airspace, announced it is conducting an exercise early Wednesday in the nation's Capital Region designed to hone its ability to intercept and identify air threats. The exercise, named Falcon Virgo, will take place between midnight and 2:30 a.m. and involve a series of training flights involving Civil Air Patrol aircraft, a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, and Air Force F-16 aircraft. Although such exercises take place periodically, this latest one comes as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria warned in a new video that it...
  • Capitol Police Roll Out Transgender Policy; Union Cries Foul

    11/16/2015 5:10:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/16/15 | Hannah Hess
    Capitol Police rolled out a progressive new policy on Oct. 29 for handling interactions with transgender individuals.The six-page directive, obtained by CQ Roll Call, instructs officers on security screening, frisks, medical treatment and arrests for a population that the Justice Department defines as particularly vulnerable.One of the most high-profile cases in police treatment of transgender people centered on the Washington Metropolitan Police Department’s mistreatment of Patti Hammond Shaw, a transgender female who filed a landmark suit involving MPD and members of the U.S. Marshals.“It’s one thing to have a good policy in place; it’s another how it is communicated and implemented,” Monica...
  • Breaking: ISIS Announces Specific Threat To This U.S. City (Wash DC)

    11/16/2015 10:43:04 AM PST · by Mozilla · 238 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 16, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    A new video, purportedly released by ISIS, threatens further attacks against Western nations and identified Washington, D.C. specifically. “The video, which appeared on a site used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of Friday’s Paris shootings in which at least 129 people were killed,” Reuters reports. The message is delivered by a man identified as Al Ghareeb the Algerian, who was dressed in fatigues and a turban. It is directed to Western nations currently engaged in the Syrian Civil War. “We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign...
  • Laura Ingraham: Plane Evacuated – Two Middle East Looking Young Men Led Away by Police at

    11/16/2015 7:29:23 AM PST · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/15/2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Talk radio host Laura Ingraham live-tweeted a security incident early Sunday evening about an American Airlines plane as it was preparing to depart for Boston from Reagan National Airport, which is just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.Ingraham reported that Flight 2124 was evacuated at the departure gate with police and bomb sniffing dogs searching the plane.Eventually two men 'Middle Eastern looking men', bearing 'green passports' were led away by police. Ingraham noted neither man had carry-on luggage and that they did not 'protest' being removed from the flight. Passengers were then allowed to reboard the plane reported Ingraham.Ingraham...
  • Barricade situation blocks downtown D.C. streets

    11/16/2015 5:39:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    WTOP ^ | 11-16-15
    reets in the downtown area of the District, just south of Dupont Circle, are blocked off in the wake of a barricade situation. As of 8:20 a.m., K, L and M streets are blocked off between 18th and 21st streets. D.C. police say they’re dealing with someone who has barricaded themselves inside a building in the area and is undergoing a mental health crisis. They say the person has been contained, but the investigation continues. There have been no injuries.
  • Georgetown University to rename two buildings that reflect school’s ties to slavery

    11/15/2015 4:41:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/15/15 | Katherine Shaver
    Georgetown University will rename two buildings named for school presidents who organized the sale of Jesuit-owned slaves to help pay off campus debt in the 1830s, the university’s president announced.Mulledy Hall, a new student dormitory named for the president who authorized the sale of about 272 slaves to a Louisiana plantation owner in 1838, will be called Freedom Hall until a permanent name is chosen. McSherry Hall, which houses a meditation center and was named for another university president who served as an adviser on the slave sale, will be called Remembrance Hall until it is renamed.In a letter e-mailed...
  • Conservative Talk Radio Personality Austin Hill has Passed Away!

    11/15/2015 1:24:44 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 35 replies
    Austin Hill Facebook Page ^ | November 15, 2015 | Family of Austin Hill
    Radio personality, author, father and husband Austin unexpectedly passed away on Friday night. Please keep the Hill family in your thoughts and prayers. Austin's account will be managed by the Hill family. More information including memorial service forthcoming.
  • Inside Trump’s Palm Beach castle and his 30-year fight to win over the locals

    11/14/2015 5:17:51 PM PST · by springwater13 · 55 replies
    PALM BEACH, Fla. — The patriarchs of this quiet island of millionaires threw up roadblocks when Donald Trump swooped in and turned its historic oceanfront Mar-a-Lago mansion into a private club. The town council, seeing Trump as an ostentatious outsider, handed him a list of restrictions as he sought to transform the property in the 1990s. Membership, traffic, party attendance, even photography — all would be strictly limited. But Trump undercut his adversaries with a searing attack, claiming that local officials seemed to accept the established private clubs in town that had excluded Jews and blacks while imposing tough rules...
  • Yellow River: EPA Forces Secrecy On Gold King Mine Spill Firm ( Colorado )

    11/15/2015 5:17:21 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 11/12/2015 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency officials require contractors to sign secrecy pledges that in the case of the Gold King Mine spill kept the public in the dark earlier this year about a Colorado mining disaster that turned waters yellow as they flowed through two states and the Navajo Nation. ... these secrecy clauses are typical with the EPA - the same government agency whose former administrator, Lisa Jackson, used an alias email address to avoid public scrutiny. ... the EPA controls the flow of information by circumventing federal regulations that dictate when an agency can use non-disclosure clauses by including secrecy...
  • ‘ISIS’ Tweets More European Attacks to Come [London, Rome]

    11/14/2015 3:23:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Heavy ^ | 11/14/15
    A suspended Twitter account affiliated with the Islamic State allegedly tweeted about the Paris terrorist attacks before they began and said that Rome, London, and possibly Washington, D.C. are next.An alleged screenshot by Anonymous affiliated @AnonRevolt_ of the suspended user @isis_9966 appears to be a warning to Parisians at 10:34 p.m. Paris time on November 13. The attacks began at 12:48 a.m. on November 14. The alleged tweet by ISIS also threatened that there would be attacks in London and Rome on November 14 or 15. This was noticed by @VestraPvP.ISIS affiliated accounts on Twitter claiming the Paris attacks for...
  • Ted Cruz speaking in Richmond, VA Sat. Nov. 14

    You have the great opportunity to see Senator Ted Cruz and his father Rev. Rafael Cruz live at our 30th Annual Gala! To purchase your ticket, please visit our website at www.familyfoundation.org/gala. We have a few tickets left, so be sure to reserve your seat right now! I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you on Saturday, November 14th as we celebrate all that God has accomplished through TFF over the past 30 years! For Families and For Virginia, Victoria Cobb President
  • AP Exclusive: Colorado disputes key part of EPA's account of toxic waste spill from old mine

    11/12/2015 5:23:49 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dan Elliott
    Colorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal agencies that state experts signed off on the plan. ... a blow to the EPA's contention that outside technical experts supported its plan ... also raises questions about an investigation of the spill by the federal Bureau of Reclamation, which claimed two mining experts from the state approved of the project
  • Pentagon removes senior adviser over alleged misconduct

    11/12/2015 3:43:33 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 12 | Kristina Wong
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter is removing a senior military assistant, Army Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis, from his position after learning about allegations of misconduct, Carter announced Thursday. "I directed that this matter be referred to the inspector general of the Department of Defense for investigation," he said in a statement. A senior defense official would not discuss the nature of the alleged misconduct but said Carter was "very surprised" to learn of the allegations.
  • Secret Service Employee Arrested for Sexting Teen From White House

    11/12/2015 1:40:08 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 30 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | November 12, 2015
    A Secret Service employee has been arrested for attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor, CNN reported Thursday. Delaware State Police nabbed the unnamed official after he allegedly corresponded with an officer posing as a 14-year-old girl. The Secret Service employee was based out of the White House and allegedly sent lewd photographs of himself, requesting sexual contact and meet-ups with the agent posing as a minor. "What would make you more nervous: Riding on a motorcycle with me or having sex with me?" one of the texts allegedly read. "I would take immense pleasure in pulling those shorts...
  • The Taqiyya Factor: Be Aware that institutionalized lying is one of the key tools of jihad

    11/12/2015 7:39:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/2015 | Carol Brown
    Here are three among a seemingly infinite number of examples of taqiyya in action. The first example is of taqiyya played out at the highest levels of politics and world affairs, as Raymond Ibrahim recalled an anecdote brought to his attention by Daniel Pipes. Back in the 1980s, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, the president of Pakistan, explained to Ronald Reagan how it was no problem for the Pakistanis to sign the Geneva agreements and yet continue supplying weapons to the Afghan jihadis (“freedom fighters”) combating the Soviet Union. Why wasn’t it a problem? According to Zia, “We’ll just lie about it. That’s what...
  • Woman seen grinding on man at D.C. gas station wanted for sex abuse

    11/10/2015 5:00:24 AM PST · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    WTOP News ^ | 11/09/2015 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - A woman caught grinding on a man at a D.C. gas station last month is one of two women police are seeking in an alleged case of sexual abuse.It happened at the Shell gas station at the 1765 New York Avenue, in Northeast, on Oct. 7 at about 4 p.m.The women used force and grabbed the man's "groin and his buttocks multiple times in a very aggressive manner without his permission and without his consent," a police report says.Surveillance footage released by police show one woman grinding on the man and another woman holding and grabbing him.Watch the...
  • One person shot at Clayton State University apartment building

    11/09/2015 9:12:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/09/15 | Tyler Estep and David Markiewicz
    One person was seriously injured in a shooting Monday night at a Clayton State University student apartment building. The shooting at the Clayton Station Apartments happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 3000 building of the Clayton Station Apartments, university spokeswoman Maritza E. Ferreira said in a statement. The victim is not a student, but is believed to be the relative of a student, Ferreira said. Police were still searching for the suspect Monday nigth, she added.
  • Putin Associate Found Dead in DC Hotel

    11/06/2015 5:25:25 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-5-2015 | Mike Levin
    A prominent Russian millionaire with high-level ties to the Kremlin has been found dead inside a Washington hotel, a Russian official and a senior U.S. official told ABC News. Mikhail Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government who's been accused of curtailing the country’s press freedoms, had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to officials. It's unclear why the long-time adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Washington, but the Metropolitan Police Department is now investigating his death. On Thursday, U.S. authorities notified the Russian embassy in Washington that one...
  • Trump pounces on Carson’s West Point ‘lie’

    11/06/2015 12:05:44 PM PST · by familyop · 117 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2015 | Elise Viebeck
    No surprise here: Donald Trump was the first to react to news Friday that Ben Carson was never offered admission at West Point, despite his past claims that he was offered a scholarship to the military academy. "WOW, one of the many lies by Ben Carson! Big story," Trump tweeted, the latest in a string of attacks on Carson by the business mogul.
  • Obama Pushes Adidas To Work Wtih Redskins On Changing Team Name

    11/05/2015 3:58:13 PM PST · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday at the 2015 White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Barack Obama praised Adidas for working with schools to remove Native American mascots and urged them to do the same for the Redskins.
  • SIDING WITH THE EPA: Bennet Votes for Waters of The U.S. Rule ( Colorado )

    11/05/2015 6:59:42 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | November 4, 2015
    While everyone was voting in Colorado elections Tuesday, scant attention was paid to how our U.S. Senators voted on a measure that is extremely important to our entire way of life. We'll give you a hint - it's water. A bill by our Wyoming neighbor, Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, would have required the EPA to rewrite the egregious Waters of the United States rule to give states and the agriculture industry more protection. WOTUS, as it's known, is the latest and worstest regulation issued by the Obama administration to regulate ponds and ditches in neighborhoods and farms as navigable...
  • The 2015 Election Tightened The Republican Stranglehold...

    11/04/2015 1:40:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/04/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    It's hard to overstate how important those GOP gains — and the consolidation of them we've seen in the last few years — are to the relative fates of the two parties. While the story at the national level suggests a Republican Party that is growing increasingly white, old and out of step with the country on social issues, the narrative at the local level is very different. Republicans are prospering at the state level in ways that suggest that the party's messaging is far from broken. There are other, more pragmatic effects of the GOP dominance in governor's races...
  • Paul Ryan: We Fully Expect to Exercise the Power of the Purse

    11/03/2015 6:50:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 3, 2015 | 11:38 AM EST | Susan Jones
    In the wake of the two-year budget deal the former House Speaker John Boehner negotiated with the Obama White House, Congress still needs to enact appropriations legislation to keep the government funded after the current continuing resolution expires on Dec. 11. When asked at a Tuesday press briefing whether the Republican House will put policy riders on that appropriations bill, newly House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Congress has the power of the purse and expects to use it. [] First up is a highway funding bill: "We're opening up the process," Ryan said, with "lots of amendments considered by...
  • These political scientists are discovering even more reasons U.S. politics are a disaster

    11/03/2015 11:47:39 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/15 | Max Ehrenfreund
    It isn't just that Democrats and Republicans agree on less and less these days. It's that they hate each other's guts. In Congress and in state houses across the country, differences of opinion are widening when it comes to taxation, social issues and more. Beyond any specific disagreement about a particular bill or budget, though, negotiation has become trickier as legislators seek compromises with people whom their constituents simply detest. Ordinary Americans increasingly view members of the opposite party with contempt and scorn. They see them as less intelligent and more selfish, according to pollsters and political scientists. And parents...
  • Feds Send Man to Jail for Overfishing as 6,000 Drug Convicts are Freed

    11/02/2015 5:51:59 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | NOVEMBER 02, 2015
    These are embarrassing times for the nation's criminal justice system; as the Obama administration executes the nation's largest mass release of federal prisoners, it's sending a Long Island fisherman to jail for reeling in too many... Back in 2010 resident Obama signed a measure that for the first time in decades relaxed drug-crime sentences he claimed discriminated against poor and minority offenders. This severely weakened a decades-old law enacted during the infamous crack cocaine epidemic that ravaged urban communities nationwide in the 1980s. As part of the movement the U.S. Sentencing Commission lowered maximum sentences for drug offenders and made...
  • Two hours, a dozen campaign managers, and a mutiny inside the GOP

    11/02/2015 1:34:24 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2015 | David Weigel
    Danny Diaz did not have much to say to his fellow campaign managers. The man behind Jeb Bush's presidential campaign was a surprise arrival at Sunday night's emergency meeting; after all, it was a brainchild of former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the latest outsider candidate to surge past the once-dominant Bush campaign in the polls. Diaz even managed to avoid the reporters staking out the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, chasing anybody who showed up for what had been code-named "family meeting."
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    11/01/2015 7:25:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    cns ^ | october 30, 2015 | penny starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it's acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not "fear" retaliation from Christians. "I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear," Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "I've got three kids. "So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I'm not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that's wonderful. Thank you," said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Advocate For Victims Of Illegal Aliens: Trump's Message 'Resonates With All Demographics'

    10/31/2015 8:57:27 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/31/2015 | GINNI THOMAS
    Maria Espinoza, the passionate national director of The Remembrance Project in Houston, TX, was in Washington, D.C. recently to announce November 1 as the group’s annual memorial day for The National Remembrance Day for the Victims Killed By Illegal Aliens. Espinoza calls on Washington to “place Americans first” as “Americans are being killed by people who shouldn’t even be here.” Recalling what the father of slain 18-year-old Joshua Wilkerson told Espinoza about his own experience, that if Americans can’t put Americans first, they should be prepared to “go home and gather your children and choose the one you will sacrifice.”...