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  • Resurfacing Project on I-270 Could Cause Lane Closures Through Late Fall

    09/20/2017 10:07:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | September 20, 2017 | Bethany Rodgers
    Motorists on Interstate 270 could start seeing lane closures next week as construction crews begin resurfacing and restriping a highway spur that leads to the Beltway. The work marks the beginning of a $100 million project to ease traffic backups on the roadway, according to state transportation officials. “This is the first step in a major project to break daily gridlock,” Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn said in a prepared statement. The initial phase of the effort involves surfacing improvements on the section of I-270 that connects with the outer loop of the Beltway. The project, which is expected...
  • She told them she was Hugo Chavez’s ex-wife and worked in the White House. And she’d make them rich.

    09/20/2017 12:22:43 PM PDT · by Enchante · 9 replies
    WaPo via MSN.com ^ | September 20, 2017 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    On one level, the saga of Madame Giselle is a story about, in no particular order, allegations by two neighbors who say they were swindled in an elaborate scheme to sell T-shirts to the Venezuelan army, a cash-stuffed envelope slipped under a doorway, a legendary bygone scandal involving the Colombian military and a glamorous woman known as “The Blonde,” an ongoing multimillion-dollar Colombian fraud case, and a supposed helicopter ride into Syria. But on another level, as illustrated in interviews and in hundreds of text messages obtained by The Washington Post, it’s a story about friendship and trust, about what...
  • US House committee urges vigilance against violence by Erdogan bodyguards

    09/10/2017 4:58:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    The Turkish Minute ^ | September 9, 2017 | TM
    The US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on Friday sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson requesting that he take steps to ensure that another violent incident involving the security detail of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan does not take place during Erdoğan’s visit to New York for the UN General Assembly on Sept. 12. “The violence on May 16 outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C. was only the latest in a disturbing series of violent, unwarranted behavior by the security forces accompanying President Erdogan while in the United States. In 2011, Turkish security...
  • Media Conspicuously Omits D.C. Metro Shooter’s Immigration Status

    09/05/2017 10:34:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Sept 5, 2017
    A disturbing incident involving a shooting inside a busy Washington D.C. metro station has received a lot of media attention, but all the reports conspicuously fail to mention if the suspect is an illegal immigrant. A man was captured on camera firing a gun down the escalator of the Columbia Heights Metro station in Northwest Washington in the middle of the afternoon on August 25. He eluded police for days and authorities needed help capturing him so they revealed he had an extensive criminal history and identified him as 22-year-old Cesar Morales, Hispanic with brown eyes, black hair and facial...
  • It Only Took a Day for the March to DC to Lose Nearly All the Marchers

    08/30/2017 5:04:04 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/2017 | Philip Stucky
    Go to original article link at Daily Caller
  • D.C. Requests Hearing on Protection of Second Amendment Rights

    08/29/2017 12:55:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In Wrenn v D.C., the D.C. Court of appeals ruled that the right to keep and bear arms applied outside of the home. The majority opinion in the three judge panel was well written. One option of the District of Columbia was to ask for an en banc hearing, where all the courts judges would hear the case, instead of the three judge panel that made the decision.As expected, the district has exercised its option to ask for an en banc hearing. From saf.org: BELLEVUE, WA – The District of Columbia has filed an appeal with the U.S. District...
  • "HUNDREDS to Walk from Charlottesville to D.C. in Response to Rally"

    08/28/2017 1:38:46 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 50 replies
    NBC29.com ^ | 8/28/2017 | Taylor Gleason
    Coverage from one of the local news stations in Charlottesville, NBC29. There is video if you go to the NBC29.com web site.
  • Washingtonians Remember the Godfather of Go-Go Music (Chuck Brown)

    08/17/2017 4:20:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    AFRO ^ | August 17, 2017 | Shantella Y. Sherman
    by: Special to the AFRO ssherman@afro.com / (Photos of Panelists by Shantella Y. Sherman and Courtesy Photo) / August 17, 2017 0 225 The love and respect Washingtonians continue to have for legendary Go-Go artist and founder Chuck Brown shows most in the indelible footprint of his music and mentorship on both the music industry and the city. In celebration of the 3rd Annual Chuck Brown Day, which is scheduled for Aug. 19, the D.C. Public Library hosted a series of workshops and screenings, including the panel discussion, “Go-Go, As D.C. History,” where lovers of his sound gathered to remember...
  • Mayor, D.C. Councilmembers Want Statue Of Confederate General On Federal Land Removed (Albert Pike)

    08/17/2017 5:48:08 AM PDT · by haffast · 22 replies
    dcist ^ | Aug 15, 2017 4:49 pm | Rachel Sadon
    The mayor, more than half of the D.C. Council, and the D.C. attorney general have joined activists in calling for the removal of a statue of a Confederate general from federal land in Judiciary Square. "Albert Pike was a strong proponent of slavery and fought to try to preserve that in this country. Regardless of what he did in other parts of his life, it's inappropriate to honor him," says At-large Councilmember David Grosso, who sent a letter today to the acting director of the National Park Service calling for a statue of Pike at 3rd and D streets NW...
  • Lincoln Memorial vandalized with explicit graffiti

    08/15/2017 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Hadean · 35 replies
    abc news ^ | August 15, 2017 | SAISHA TALWAR DAKSHAYANI SHANKAR
    The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized with bright-red graffiti early Tuesday morning at around 4.30 a.m. Officials with the National Park Service (NPS) said the red spray paint appears to state “[expletive] law” on one of the memorial’s columns overlooking the National Mall. Another instance in silver spray paint was also discovered on a Smithsonian wayfinding sign in the 1400 block of Constitution Avenue. Work to remove the graffiti is already underway using a mild, gel-type architectural paint stripper, according to the NPS. The gel won’t affect the preservation of the memorial’s historic stone. The crew will apply the treatment and...
  • Lincoln Memorial Vandalized With Red Spray Paint

    08/15/2017 11:25:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | August 15, 2017
    Someone has vandalized the Lincoln Memorial, the National Park Service says. The words "F--- law" were found written in red spray paint early Tuesday on a pillar at the monument that overlooks the Capitol building and National Mall, NPS said Tuesday afternoon. The graffiti was found about 4:30 a.m. Work to remove the words is underway. A preservation crew is using a "mild, gel-type architectural paint stripper" to remove the paint without damaging the stone. The crew is applying a layer of the gel, rinsing it, checking how effective it was and repeating as necessary. Additional vandalism, in silver spray...
  • Marijuana activists plan eclipse service in DC basilica to bring peace

    08/14/2017 1:05:39 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    A group that believes cannabis has a secret historical role in Christianity is forging ahead with plans to visit the largest Roman Catholic church in the nation during next week's solar eclipse, where members intend to light incense doused with cannabis-infused olive oil. Yet church leaders say the event won't happen. Anne Armstrong, founder and deaconess of Rhode Island's Healing Church, said the Monday afternoon service could "end degeneration, disaster and war" by consecrating the Americas to the Virgin Mary. ... "I don't anticipate any trouble, but if there is, we'll go outside," she said. "If they tell us to...
  • The Race To 2020 Trump's DC hotel outperforms early expectations, earning $2 million in profit

    08/10/2017 6:26:43 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 10, 2017, 8:47 PM | by Josh Siegel |
    Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., outperformed company expectations by making a $1.97 million profit in its first four months, according to a report Thursday. The Trump Organization had projected that it would lose $2.1 million during the first four months of 2017, federal documents cited by the Washington Post show. Guests have paid an average of $652.98 a night to stay at the hotel, besting the company's expectations by 57 percent, according to documents posted online by the General Services Administration. Trump administration Cabinet members and others in the president's inner circle have frequently been spotted at the...
  • D.C. Court of Appeals Strikes Down “May Issue” Concealed Carry Law

    08/03/2017 4:50:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A three judge panel on the D.C. Court of Appeals has struck down the District of Columbia “may issue” concealed carry law. The District of Columbia bans the open carry of firearms. With its law banning the concealed carry of firearms except in exceptionally rare cases, it has effectively banned the carry of weapons outside the home.The three judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled the law to be an unconstitutional infringement on the right to bear arms.From foxnews.com: D.C. requires gun owners to have a “good reason” to obtain a concealed carry permit. The U.S. Court...
  • Legends of Tomorrow: Muslim Hero’s Inclusion Inspired By Trump

    08/03/2017 6:47:38 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    Copyright © 2017 CBR ^ | 08/03/17 | by Jason Cohen
    When DCs’ Legends of Tomorrow returns for a third season on The CW later this year, a new superhero will enter the fold in the form of a Muslim computer hacker from the future: Zari Adrianna Tomaz, who will be played by Tala Ashe.... Legends executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke about the casting and referenced the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump’s presidency and the policies that ultimately established restrictions on travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries. “You might have heard there was this election,” Guggenheim explained. “Not to get political, but something that we all gravitated...
  • Appeals Court Schools D.C. on Heller’s Meaning, Invalidates “May-Issue” Concealed Carry Licensing

    07/29/2017 9:13:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    nraila.org ^ | July 27, 2017
    In a major development in the ongoing effort to restore the Second Amendment in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion on Tuesday that would effectively require D.C. officials to make concealed carry licenses available on a “shall-issue” basis. The court’s decision comes in the combined cases of Wrenn v. D.C. and Grace v. D.C. Following the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, which recognized a Second Amendment right to have operable handguns in the home for self-defense, the District retaliated by banning carrying of firearms outside the...
  • Complaint over DC police officer’s T-shirt sparks investigation

    07/28/2017 6:17:52 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 46 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | July 28, 2017 4:45 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    The photo of the officer’s T-shirt was shared in the online post calling for his dismissal by the Law 4 Black Lives DC campaign. (Courtesy Law 4 Black Lives DC) WASHINGTON — A D.C. police officer has been pulled off the streets and an internal investigation is underway after a group of citizens filed a formal complaint about his T-shirt. Law 4 Black Lives DC filed a complaint and posted an online petition demanding the officer be fired after they found a shirt he wore while allegedly on duty and in court “offensive, racist and threatening.” “I don’t think someone...
  • Why people are getting the hell out of the Northeast

    07/26/2017 9:06:34 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 155 replies
    Winter is coming for the North. Last year, three states in the Northeast — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — landed in the top five places people were moving out of fastest, according to 2017 data from United Van Lines. (The other two states on the list were Illinois and Kansas.) And data from Pew Charitable Trusts found that while people are all about moving to the South (their population grew by nearly 1.4 million people from 2014 to 2015) and the West (866,000 more people,) the population growth in the Northeast is “sluggish.” The Northeastern exodus is particularly...
  • DC Police: Man arrested after attempting to rob 3 banks in 30 minutes

    07/21/2017 9:35:27 PM PDT · by plain talk · 17 replies
    Fox5 DC.com ^ | July 21, 2017 | DC.com staff
    D.C. police said they have arrested a 60-year-old man for attempting to rob three banks in the District within a 30-minute span Friday morning. Timothy Louria Jennings Sr. has been charged with two counts of bank robbery and two counts of attempted bank robbery.
  • SDF to attend the meeting of anti-ISIS Coalition in Washington

    07/12/2017 3:28:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 10 Jul 2017, 22:42 | NEWS DESK
    A representative of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will attend the anti-ISIS Coalition meeting to be held in Washington on 11-13 July. According to information ANF obtained from SDF sources, a representative of the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces will attend the anti-ISIS Coalition meeting to be held in Washington on 11-13 July with the participation of representatives from 70 countries. The meeting to be hosted by Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, will handle the struggle strategies in the wake of the defeat of ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa.