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  • Easier Metro access, more regional bike trails approved as Md. pushes back on free toll plan

    03/16/2019 10:51:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 20, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Efforts to alleviate traffic for tens of thousands of D.C.-area commuters were approved Wednesday, but not before Maryland attempted to eliminate a provision pushing for uniform tolling practices across the region’s express lanes. The resolution adopted by the region’s Transportation Planning Board is the first concrete action toward new goals developed over the last two years to reduce traffic jams and get people from home to work or other activities faster and with more efficiency. “The first step, a concrete effort, toward the projects, programs and policies this region [will] fund and implement in the coming years,” said...
  • [Vanity] Which is better, D.C. or Marvel Comics?

    03/16/2019 8:00:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 61 replies
    EEE | 16 MARCH 2019 | EEE
    My daughter loves the Marvel Universe, but I grew up with D.C. comics. I remember in the 70s watching the old "SuperFriends" cartoons as a kid. I've always thought D.C. had better heroes. But I have to admit Marvel has the better movies and storylines. Which do you prefer?
  • Virginia Toll Operator’s Losses Flash Red Light For New Toll Lanes

    03/15/2019 10:15:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    StreetsBlog USA ^ | September 13, 2018 | Ben Ross
    Washington, D.C. is the nation’s capital — and its suburbs could be moving towards becoming the nation’s capital of privately owned express toll lanes. The Virginia side of the Potomac has placed a big bet on such roadways, with 14 miles of pay lanes in the middle of the region’s famous Beltway, reversible toll lanes along 29 miles of I-95, and construction under way on three more highway segments. Last September, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced an even more ambitious plan for his side of the river, covering 77 miles of the Beltway and I-270. If these plans go forward,...
  • A workable answer to the DC statehood question

    03/11/2019 10:41:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot ^ | March 11, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    The fight over statehood for the District of Columbia has been going on for as long as most you can probably remember. And in all that time, nothing has come of it. While DC residents do have some non-voting voices in the House, they don’t have full membership in the democracy club, leading to cries of taxation without representation. But what to do about it? The Constitution specifically sets aside room (up to ten miles square) for a federal capital and specifies that it will fall under the control of the federal government. Just converting the whole joint to a...
  • DC Art Exhibit Invites People to Throw Trash at Ivanka Trump Lookalike

    02/04/2019 3:00:03 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 4, 2019 | Pardes Seleh
    A seasonal art exhibit in Washington, D.C. called Cultural DC is running a “limited engagement performance art piece” from Feb. 1 through 17, titled Ivanka Vacuuming. The exhibit, (flagged by, among others, The Federalist), invites “the public” to throw crumbs at a lookalike of First Daughter Ivanka Trump as she vacuums the pieces from a pink carpet floor, dressed in pink and wearing high heels. Exhibit guests are able to reach into a giant mound of crumbs set on a white pedestal for the exercise.
  • Four new sealed dockets filed today in DC (barf alert)

    01/31/2019 5:54:48 PM PST · by entropy12 · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 31, 2019 | @TimInHonolulu
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  • Maryland loses No. 1 spot for millionaires; DC is No. 2

    01/31/2019 2:44:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 30, 2019 | Jeff Clabaugh
    For the first time since 2010, Maryland does not rank as the top state for millionaires per capita. Maryland, which fell to No. 4, was replaced on this year’s list by New Jersey. When compared with states, the District now ranks No. 2 for millionaires. Phoenix Marketing International’s annual Phoenix Wealth and Affluent Monitor survey found that U.S. millionaire households have risen to 7.7 million. Over the past 12 months, the number of households in the U.S. with over $1 million in assets has increased by 534,000.
  • David Faris: "Plotting, in effect, a coup"

    01/26/2019 4:44:18 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    David Faris Twitter ^ | March 2018 | David Faris
    While trekking the internet I came across this article from March 2018 by David Faris in the Washington Post about packing the Supreme Court: Democrats must consider court-packing when they regain power. It’s the only way to save democracy. I did a search and came up with the book he wrote, "It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics: It’s Time to Fight Dirty How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics The American electoral system is clearly falling apart—as evidenced by the 2016 presidential election. In It’s Time to Fight...
  • The ‘racist’ confrontation in DC: 3 biblical responses

    01/23/2019 7:10:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Denison Forum ^ | 01/23/2019 | Jim Denison
    Nathan Phillips is a Native American who attended the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington last Friday. He told the Washington Post that he was there to beat his drum while urging participants to “be strong” against colonialism.According to Phillips, a throng of young, mostly white teenage boys, several wearing “Make America Great Again” caps, swarmed around him and began to chant, “Build that wall, build that wall.” One of them “blocked my way and wouldn’t allow me to retreat,” Phillips said.He told the Detroit Free Press a different story. This time, he said that the students became upset by...
  • Federal employees get perks taxpayers can only dream of

    01/21/2019 7:46:41 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/2019 | Kristin Tate
    How many headlines have you read about the government shutdown over the last month? Considering that most of our lives have not really been affected and that federal employees will be receiving back pay, is it possible that the shutdown is not the disaster pundits declare it to be? The minimal effects on our lives shows that our government is already far too bloated and serves as a reminder that the recipients of our tax dollars enjoy benefits well beyond the average American. Removed from the market forces at play in the rest of the country, federal employees and politicians...
  • Fire damages Fox, C-SPAN, MSNBC studios

    01/20/2019 8:55:16 AM PST · by McGruff · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/19 | Brett Samuels
    A fire Sunday morning in Northwest Washington, D.C., damaged studios for Fox News, C-SPAN and MSNBC, and forced "Fox News Sunday" to relocate its broadcast to a local affiliate's studio. D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted that an electrical fire broke out in the 8th floor television studio but nobody was injured. Steve Scully, the political editor for C-SPAN, tweeted shortly after 7 a.m. that the Fox News and C-SPAN studios sustained "extensive damage," and MSNBC's studio took on "extensive smoke and water damage."
  • Federal workers demand end to government shutdown at White House protest

    01/10/2019 11:46:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/10/2019 | Marissa J. Lang
    Hundreds of furloughed federal workers, contractors, union representatives and supporters gathered in the brisk wind and bitter cold Thursday to demand government leaders “end this shutdown.” Leaders of the National Federation of Federal Employees said they hoped that bringing federal workers to the president’s doorstep would show him whom the shutdown has hurt most. President Trump, though, wasn’t there to see them, having left earlier in the day to visit the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. “We want to send a very strong message — that this is not about politics, it’s about getting people back to work,” said Brittany Holder,...
  • HR 51 DC Statehood Bill: Legislation introduced to make DC the 51st state

    01/04/2019 6:06:13 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 58 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | January 4, 2019 | staff
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has introduced a bill to make the District the 51st state. H.R. 51, the D.C. Statehood Bill, was introduced by Holmes Norton on Thursday, the day that the 116th Congress was gaveled into session. “I have a commitment that there will be a hearing on H.R. 51 from our good Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings that this bill will get a prompt hearing and then, of course, go to the floor,” Holmes Norton said in a video posted to her official Twitter page.
  • Conservative Woman Denied Housing in D.C...Due to Political Views

    12/31/2018 5:33:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 67 replies ^ | 12/27/18 | Zachary Petrizzo
    Who said that conservatives aren't discriminated against for their political beliefs? Pardes Seleh, a conservative who has worked at Fox News and is now a graduate student, shared an email today she received explaining why she was denied approval to rent an apartment in Washington, D.C. In an email, the owner/tenet writes to Seleh stating, "after pursuing your various journalistic and social media posts, it's pretty clear your political views are diametrically opposed to ours (and we hate Fox)." Seleh posted that email to Twitter this morning: An hour later Seleh, in a video posted to Twitter, explained that her...
  • Jim Jordan on the real dysfunction in Washington DC

    12/30/2018 6:38:44 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 40 replies
    12/30/18 | CQ Livingston
    We often discuss how politicians in Washington DC are wrong in the way they go about doing things. It’s evident by how certain things move way too quickly while other things never move at all. But perhaps a bigger issue isn’t in how they do things but what they set out to do in the first place. Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) had some thoughts about the responsibility of those in Washington DC. He rightly pointed out that making deals isn’t really what was intended. We didn’t vote for our conservative representatives to bend on DACA any more than leftists voted...
  • DC to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2032

    12/20/2018 6:11:00 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 53 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | December 19, 2018 6:16 am | Melissa Howell
    WASHINGTON — The Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018, one of the toughest laws on clean energy in the nation, was passed unanimously by the D.C. Council Tuesday. It means the District will run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2032. The bill outlines strict energy efficiency requirements for new and existing buildings, provides tax incentives for the use of electric cars and allows the mayor to implement carbon fees on gas sales, as well as work with Maryland and Virginia to reduce regional emissions. “This bill will also add and increase Sustainable Energy Trust Fund fees to fund...
  • ‘Aquaman’ Darting To $120M+ In Competitive Christmas 5-Day Corridor – Box Office Preview

    12/18/2018 5:59:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 18, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Between last weekend and Christmas, ten wide releases carrying a combined near production cost of $913M will vie for business in a box office marketplace that one distribution source describes as a “game of chutes of ladders; there will be winners and there will be losers.” The multiple factor is wild, and many studios, (if you’re not Disney with a Star Wars movie) like to assess business over the long haul, with clicking turnstiles all the way through the MLK holiday in January. That’s not B.S. when you consider how Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was able to excel...
  • New Haymarket commuter bus begins Dec. 17

    12/16/2018 11:17:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Prince William Times ^ | November 28, 2018 | James Ivancic
    Commuters who live in western Prince William and Fauquier counties can leave the driving to someone else come Dec. 17 when a new bus begins round-trip service from Haymarket to Arlington. The “OmniRide Haymarket Express” will make four trips in the morning and four return trips in the afternoon and early evening. It will run along I-66 between Haymarket and the Rosslyn Metro station. The trips will originate from the new park-and-ride lot on the northeast corner of U.S. 15 and Interstate 66. The Monday-through Friday service is meant to give workers an alternative to traveling by car. It’s the...
  • Year-old 66 Express Lanes have caused shifts in commuter behavior

    12/15/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 8, 2018 | Luz Lazo and John D. Harden
    When the 66 Express Lanes opened a year ago, officials promised the tolls would mean a smoother ride on the interstate, a major east-west thoroughfare from Northern Virginia into the District that is infamous for its headache-inducing congestion. The state’s promise — less congestion and faster travel times during rush hour — has been fulfilled for many commuters able to pay or carpool, but the new toll system has had an adverse effect for many of the remaining road users. For some commuters, the rush-hour period has simply shifted later — outside the toll hours — and dumped them onto...
  • Entire floor at D.C. federal courthouse sealed off for mystery case

    12/14/2018 9:34:42 AM PST · by proust · 39 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 12/14/18 | Jamie Dupree
    Journalists were kept away from a secret federal appeals court hearing on Friday in Washington, D.C., as officials sealed off an entire floor for arguments in a mysterious grand jury case which some believe could be related to the Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. The case – known officially as “In re: Grand Jury Subpoena” – has been sealed in its entirety when it comes to public records, as it moved from the district court to the appeals court level in recent months. Reporters at the courthouse – which is just down the hill from...