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  • D.C. City Council Passes Measure to Pay Criminals to NOT Commit Crime

    02/06/2016 6:22:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 5, 2016 10:16am ET | Nick Kangadis
    The District of Columbia (D.C.) City Council has passed a measure that would pay people $9,000 a year to NOT commit crimes. The mafia has a word for this: extortion. Except in this case, the mafia are the potential criminals, and the neighborhood business owners are the D.C. government. Under the measure, which still has to be approved by the mayor, city officials would choose 200 people a year that they consider to be at high risk for committing or becoming a victim of a crime. ...
  • Georgetown air gondolas one step closer to becoming reality

    01/30/2016 3:57:23 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 53 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 30 January 2016 | WTOP Staff
    This rendering provided by the Georgetown Business Improvement District shows what the Potomac River would look like if an aerial cable car system were installed alongside the Key Bridge. (Courtesy Georgetown Business Improvement District) WASHINGTON - It sounds like a wild idea - a Gondola carrying area residents and tourists over the Potomac River from Rosslyn to Georgetown and back again - but it could soon become reality. The hope is that it would ease congestion on the Key Bridge, especially since, according to the Washington Post, some 50,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day. Today the project is one...
  • This panda is having a better snow day than you

    01/23/2016 4:52:52 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2016 | Lindsay Putnam
    When it comes to dealing with #Blizzard2016, let Tian Tian be your guide. The cuddly 275-pound panda woke up at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, Saturday morning to find his enclosure full of snow - and couldn't be happier about it.
  • D.C. is Shutting Down because of Snow, But Look At The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier…

    01/22/2016 7:06:04 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 1/22/2016 | Kosar
    Washington, D.C. is shutting down as this historic winter storm continues to cover the nation's capital in snow. But as the winds pick up speed and the snow piles up, the men who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier never stop keeping watch. The first photos are in from the Tomb today, and they are going viral! The Sentinel's Creed, which these brave men memorize, is: "My dedication to this sacred duty is total and whole-hearted. In the responsibility bestowed on me never will I falter. And with dignity and perseverance my standard will remain perfection. Through the years...
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • “Youths” Jump Couple at DC Metro Station in Latest Knock-Out Style Beating (VIDEO)

    01/19/2016 2:59:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | january 17, 2016 | jim hoft
    A DC couple was brutally beaten at a Metro station in Washington DC after watching a movie Saturday night. Police are looking for several youths in a spree of recent Metro beatings. The youths sucker-punched the couple and kicked their faces. This is the fourth such attack in the last month on Metro passengers. The media has mostly covered up this story. The young couple said they would have likely found another way home if they would have heard about the number of recent beatings.
  • A Museum of the Bible forms in very secular Washington

    12/25/2015 5:20:50 PM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | Dec. 24, 2015 | Mario Recio
    The National Mall may be the nation's front lawn, but even at holiday time the museums that line it are only lightly decorated with Christmas trees and lights and not with any religious displays. But a new privately-owned museum is going up just a few blocks away - the Museum of the Bible - that only wants to celebrate Scripture.
  • Trump Hotel In Washington DC

    12/18/2015 6:49:30 AM PST · by CodeToad · 29 replies
    CodeToad | 18 December 2016 | CodeToad
    Just an interesting observation that the Trump Hotel in Washington DC is due to open in 2016. It is located just three blocks from the Whitehut in the old Post Office Pavilion building.Google Maps of Area
  • AN IMMEDIATE HARVEST AND BREAKTHROUGH

    12/16/2015 4:47:27 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Supernatural responses have been enacted in my children now against the enemies of my heart and the table is about to be turned in their favor bringing my children the breakthrough to not only overcome but to take back the land from the enemy for an immediate Harvest ! He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. Revelation 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the...
  • Person Takes Grenade to DC Police Station

    12/06/2015 3:28:13 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 8 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 12/6/2015 | NBC 4 DC
    The Metropolitan Police Department said their Fourth District police station and a few local nearby businesses were temporarily evacuated after a citizen arrived at the station with a hand grenade Sunday morning. Police said the citizen brought the hand grenade to police for disposal around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. They did not say why the person had the grenade in the first place.
  • WTF Headline Of The Day: Anti-Gun Police Chief Urges Public To "Take Out" Active Gunmen If Possible

    11/27/2015 10:56:01 AM PST · by amorphous · 60 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is an outspoken proponent of gun control (in a district which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation). So, when asked by 60 Minutes how people should respond to being near an active gunman, Lanier's response was bemusing as The Washington Times reports, saying that the "best option for saving lives before police can get there” would be for citizens to try to subdue, or even kill, the gunman.
  • Americans Live In Fear Just Blocks From US Capitol

    11/25/2015 8:32:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 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...
  • 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
  • Washington D.C.: Knife-Wielding Muslim Slashed Woman at Union Station, Charged at Police Officer

    Just because the media isn’t reporting it, doesn’t mean it isn’t here. Every day we get more reports of pedestrian jihad. And it will only increase. Police say an off-duty officer shot the knife-wielding Muslim at Washington’s Union Station when he refused to drop his weapon and charged the cop. Rashad must have been juiced by Paris. Sadly he is still alive. He was taken to the hospital.
  • 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...
  • Renaming Washington D.C. - Name of U.S. Capital is 'Racist' & 'offensive' - Not a Safe Space

    11/16/2015 5:54:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-16-15 | Mark Dice
    In an experiment, social critic Mark Dice asks beachgoers in San Diego to sign a petition he said would rename the Capital of the United States to something else because Washington D.C. is named after George Washington, a slave owner. (c) 2015 by Mark Dice.
  • Women caught 'twerking' on camera wanted for sexual assault

    11/10/2015 5:31:35 AM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    keyetv ^ | Nov. 9, 2015 | keyetv
    Police in Washington, D.C. are seeking the public's assistance in identifying 2 women accused of sexually assaulting a man. According to police, the women were "twerking" against a man in a convenience store in D.C. in the 1700 block of New York Avenue on Wednesday, October 7 at around 4:00 p.m. The incident was caught on surveillance video
  • All Bow To Her Highness: DC Mayors Staff Forced To Stand When She Enters The Room

    10/27/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | John Fatzick
    Employees in District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowsers Office of Community Affairs are apparently required to stand every time the mayor enters the room. Staff members in the office were ordered to stand up and greet Bowser when she entered the room for a meeting, according to an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation via the D.C. governments Freedom of Information Act online reading room. In the email dated Feb. 5, Bowsers director of community affairs, Charon P.W. Hines directs Bernedia Long, an employee of the agency, to make sure all staff members stood up when they saw...
  • Hillary Clinton to Hold Campaign Rally Friday in Alexandria with Gov McAuliffe

    10/22/2015 5:23:26 PM PDT · by BufordP · 29 replies
    Old Town Alexandria Patch ^ | 20 Oct 2015 | Mary Ann Barton (Patch Staff)
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, fresh off the first Democratic candidates debate on CNN this week, will hold a campaign rally Friday in Market Square in Alexandria, her campaign announced Friday. Market Square is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, at 301 King St. Clinton will travel to Alexandria Friday, Oct. 23 to rally grassroots supporters with Gov. Terry McAuliffe, to continue building her organization outside of the four early states, and work for votes ahead of the March 1 Virginia primary. McAuliffe is a family friend and longtime supporter who was co-chairman of Clintons 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Ed Walker spent 65 years on the radio. His last program was unlike any other.

    10/22/2015 12:46:16 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 1015 | Paul Farhi
    Ed Walker didn’t really want to do it. He was tired and sick, he said, and not really up to it. Besides, his voice — the instrument of his preposterously long radio career — was no longer what it had been. Just once more, pleaded Lettie Holman, Walker’s boss. For the audience, she said. For posterity. His daughter, Susan Walker Scola, agreed, urging her father on. Walker re-considered. Okay, he said. One more. So they assembled last week to record one more, the last of the untold thousands of radio programs Walker has done since he broke into radio as...
  • Hobby Lobby is Bringing the Bible Where It Belongs, Obama OUTRAGEDIts in the heart of

    10/21/2015 7:58:46 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 72 replies
    conservative post ^ | 10/21/2015
    When the Green family, founders of U.S. retail chain Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., purchased their first biblical artifact in November 2009, they never expected to assemble in only a few years what is now one of the worlds largest private collections of rare biblical texts, objects, and artifacts. Known as the Green Collection, the compilation of around 40,000 objects includes some of the rarest and most significant biblical texts and artifacts ever assembled under one roof. NOW THEY WANT TO SHARE THAT WITH ALL AMERICANS, BUILDING A BIBLE MUSEUM JUST IN THE HEART OF OUR NATION. The museum in Washington,...
  • Media Fail: Americans #1 Fear Is Government Corruption

    10/15/2015 9:39:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | John Nolte
    In a Chapman University poll of 1541 adult Americans about their fears and anxieties, number one by a country mile, with 58%, was the fear of corrupt government officials. This is yet another piece of the puzzle that explains why our media is so out of touch and why our pundits have been so wrong about everything for so long.
  • The Right to Bear Arms (DC Bar bias and Laws the way the left wants alert)

    For centuries there has been debate over the Second Amendment and the scope of the right that it secures. There was sparse definitive guidance on what exactly is safeguarded under the Second Amendment until 2008, when the U.S. Supreme Court defined the core meaning of the amendment in District of Columbia v. Heller. At the time, the District had some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. Nearly all District residents were barred from owning handguns, and they were also prohibited from keeping firearms of any sort within their homes unless they were disassembled or bound by a...
  • 20-City Anti-Islam Rally Puts Mosques Across U.S. on High Alert

    10/10/2015 10:15:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    MSN ^ | October 10, 2015 | Polly Mosendz, Newsweek
    An organization called the Global Rally for Humanity is organizing a series of events this weekend in at least 20 U.S. cities to protest Islam, targeting mosques, community centers and government offices. Standing up against Islam does not mean youre a racist or a bigot, it simply means youre not an idiot and can see the reality of Islam around the world, rally organizers wrote on their Facebook page. The world is saying no to Islam. Numerous mosques have upped security because of the rallies, which are being organized via social media. The Council on American-Islamic Relations is working with...
  • Ahead of Million Man March, Capitol Police Issue Warning to Officers About Race-Baiter Farrakhan

    10/09/2015 8:25:54 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 7, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    The U.S. Capitol Polices intelligence office issued a bulletin last month warning officers of the possibility for violence during Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhans rally to commemorate the Million Man March. According to the Washington Post, the warning came in the form of an email newsletter and noted that Farrakhan has been accused of inciting violence against both Caucasians and police officers.
  • The Pending Storm

    09/21/2015 11:41:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 73 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 20, 2015 | sundance
    It has been building upon itself longer than most can remember. It is an anger that is out there, well beyond the visible boundary. This cannot be seen, it is felt looming with certainty. It is a cold, watchful and mostly private anger. something is more serious about this type. Deeper than hot anger, which attracts the brief attention of the media. This rage needs no further discussion amid those who carry it It just is. .The depth of this is far greater than has been seen before. A rage deeper than deliberate and more serious than mere resolve...
  • 'Everything Is Just Going Crazy:' Washington Gears Up for Pope Francis' Visit

    09/18/2015 12:32:57 AM PDT · by Vision Thing · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Madaline Donnelly
    According to Joshua Gonnerman, a doctoral student in historical theology at the Catholic University of America, its been anything but business as usual on campus for the past few weeks. I honestly wouldnt describe it as much as a buzz or an energy so much as an insanity, Gonnerman, who has a ticket to attend the Papal mass at Washingtons Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, says with a laugh. What with all the preparations and the security measures that are being put into place, its just everything is just going crazy. Its a sentiment that, at present, appears to...
  • Shooting at Union Station DC?

    09/11/2015 10:08:35 AM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 18 replies
    Fox Business | 9/11/15
    Cavuto just indicated that there has been a shooting at Union Station in DC.
  • Why Isnt the DC Police Chief in Jail for not Issuing Gun Permits? [Yet, Kim Davis is in jail...]

    09/07/2015 10:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/07/2015 | Rachel Alexander
    Kim Davis, the Democrat Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses because of religious objections, was ordered to jail for contempt of court last Thursday. She suggested a compromise of removing her name from the licenses, but Federal District Court Judge David Bunning wouldnt even grant that reasonable compromise. Contrast this with Cathy Lanier, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, refusing to issue concealed weapons permits to people unless they can arbitrarily show a good reason, nothing required by law. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in May stopping her from...
  • DC Harley Davidson Dealership Sponsoring Nation Of Islam Rally

    09/03/2015 1:25:49 PM PDT · by itsLUCKY2B · 83 replies
    Stop hate crimes ^ | Sept 01,2015 | Stop hate
    http://stop-hate-crimes.com/2015/09/01/dc-harley-davidson-dealership-sponsoring-nation-of-islam-rally/ DC Harley Davidson Dealership Sponsoring Nation Of Islam Rally harley-NOI SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 Joyce & Thomas Moorehead are the owners of the Harley Davidson dealership that is sponsoring the Nation of Islam event. A Harley Davidson dealership in the Washington DC area is sponsoring the Nation of Islam [NOI] rally in Washington DC. Louis Farrakhan will be leading the rally on October 10th. It is called Justice Or Else. The dealership is located in Fort Washington, MD and owned by Joyce & Thomas Moorehead. The couple also owns a BMW/MINI dealership in Sterling, MD. Thomas Moorehead is the Chairman...
  • Ted Cruz invites Donald Trump to speak at anti-Iran deal rally at Capitol

    08/27/2015 11:51:05 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 56 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz has invited fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a rally against the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington, according to the senators campaign. The rally will be held at the Capitol and sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America, according to the campaign. The date, time and exact location havent been finalized. Trump told reporters in South Carolina on Thursday afternoon that he and Cruz were planning an event protesting the deal in Washington. The Daily Beast previously reported that the two campaigns were mulling joint events,...
  • Washington, D.C. and Gun Violence Among Black Youth: A Bellwether City at a Crossroads

    08/20/2015 10:08:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/19/2015 | Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick
    I don't imagine children in Georgetown or Chevy Chase would have similar reactions to the same sound. The episode is evidence of glaring disparities in safety and gun violence in Washington, D.C. This city the seat of international power and influence, yet parts of it, particularly the poorest parts, are being terrorized by gun violence. We desperately need solutions to this crisis. As the world watches, what will we do about it? Gun violence is on the rise in Washington, D.C. and the perpetrators are emboldened with violence spreading across the city. Those who pull the triggers are largely young...
  • Mullah Gore and the Benghazi Coverup

    05/07/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    In an April 20 (given the deep connections between the Brotherhood and the Nazi Party, the date may not have been an accident) story in the Jerusalem Post, the question was asked, Will Qatar abandon the Muslim Brotherhood? As they put it, Qatar is the only country who openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. This followed the pressure exerted on Qatar to do just that from its three Gulf neighbors, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia even threatened a blockade should Qatar not comply. Clearly the Brotherhood, and their revolutionary aims, had been recognized as a threat...
  • DCs Police Chief Accidentally Details Whats Wrong With Gun Laws [VIDEO]

    08/15/2015 9:22:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/14/2015 | Josh Fatzick
    Lanier also attributed the citys recent murder spike to repeat offenders who have recently been released from prison obtaining weapons and then using them to murder people. Multiple of our offenders involved in the homicides have previous homicides and are recently back in the community, she said. So far this year 10 people involved in homicide have had prior homicide charges. Ten.
  • Report: W.H. staffer threatens Capitol Police boyfriend with gun

    08/10/2015 3:47:41 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 28 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/10/2015 | Eliza Collins
    After an argument that ended in gunfire, a White House staffer and her boyfriend, who works for the Capitol Police, have been put on leave from their jobs, according to reports. The domestic dispute reportedly took place on the evening of Aug. 6. Barvetta Singletary, a member of the White House legislative affairs team, sent her boyfriend, who works on the dignitary protection detail, a text that invited him over, according to Roll Call. The two then got into a dispute and Singletary allegedly reached into her boyfriends bag. According to reports, she pulled out two cellphones and his gun...
  • There is Only One Political Party In Washington DC

    08/08/2015 6:17:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-7-2015 | sundance
    Ignore the colors on this map. Voting for Walker, Rubio, Cruz, Fiorina, et al only guarantees we are going to get Jeb Bush -VS- Hillary Clinton in 2016. Regardless of how much you despise the thought, it is written. .Expecting a different outcome is like standing at that soda machine that gives you diet ginger ale regardless of which button you push The plan was broadly outlined in October of 2013. The details were filled in during the spring of 2014 you were not paying attention. Its too late for you to do anything to stop it. The only...
  • UVM study: Washington DC Sinking Into Sea

    07/28/2015 8:57:40 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 59 replies
    University of Vermont ^ | July 28, 2015 20:42 GMT | Joshua E. Brown
    New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next centuryadding to the problems of sea-level rise. This falling land will exacerbate the flooding that the nations capital faces from rising ocean waters due to a warming climate and melting ice sheetsaccelerating the threat to the regions monuments, roads, wildlife refuges, and military installations. For sixty years, tide gauges have shown that sea level in the Chesapeake is rising at twice the global average rate and faster than elsewhere on the East...
  • Scott Walker: How I would cut Washington down to size

    07/27/2015 9:04:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-27-15 | Sarah Westwood
    Scott Walker is running for president hardened by four years of fighting for fiscal pragmatism and public sector reform as governor of Wisconsin. Those bruising battles, and his victories in them, underscore nearly every position he has staked out on the road he hopes will take him to the White House. He touts legislative accomplishments in a blue state, his defeat of militantly hostile unions, and his reversal of the state's budget deficit. Walker slashed wasteful spending by forming a special commission tasked with rooting out abuse, and forced the state government to publish its expenditures online. Candidates often talk...
  • Hooligans Trash DC Store, Police Ignore Pleas for Help [Video]

    07/07/2015 2:22:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 6, 2015 | Dave Blount
    You dont need a gun in our nations capital. If you encounter criminals, just take out your phone and dial 911. Then wait several days for the response.
  • VIDEO: D.C. Residents Say Take Down Jefferson Memorial, Rename Washington, D.C.

    07/07/2015 10:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/07/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    District of Columbia residents and tourists weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, some saying the nation should go as far as renaming Washington, D.C.CNN anchor Don Lemon recently floated the idea of re-thinking the Jefferson Memorial, dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, since he was a slave owner.There may come a day when we want to re-think Jefferson, I dont know if we should do that, but when we get to that point, Ill be happy to partake in that particular discussion, Lemon said.It should come down, one D.C. resident told PJ...
  • Sorry Folks, Independence Day Is Canceled

    07/04/2015 6:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/04/2015 | Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.
    Well, Doctor [Franklin], what have we gota Republic or a Monarchy? A Republic, if you can keep it. (Franklin's reply) This weeks Independence Day celebrations mark quite the contrast with the modern bureaucratic nanny state, with the all-powerful centralized government we actually have. Well wave flags symbolizing commonality with our nations founders who threw off the yoke of Britain and declared themselves independent at great cost and blood. While the Fourth of July holiday celebrates individual liberty and the freedoms and rights that allow us to achieve and prosper, we jettisoned the decentralized government the founders secured for us. We...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz on "The People vs. The Washington Cartel: Restoring Liberty in the Age of Cronyism"

    06/24/2015 2:58:35 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 13 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Despite gaining massive majorities on a conservative anti-Washington wave in 2014, the new Congress has quickly returned to Washington's business-as-usual. The Washington Cartel of powerful politicians, well-connected lobbyists, and media elite continue to benefit from big government at the expense of Main Street and ordinary Americans. Now is the time to break the Cartel.
  • Nancy Pelosi bucks President Obama on trade

    06/12/2015 10:38:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | June 12, 2015 | Lauren French
    After weeks of silence, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor Friday against legislation to give President Barack Obama fast-track trade authority and a related bill to provide aid to workers displaced by trade. We have an opportunity to slow down, the California Democrat said. Whatever the deal is with other countries, we want a better deal for Americas workers.
  • Report: Chinese hackers stole data from up to 4 million Federal Employees

    06/04/2015 2:48:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    BI ^ | 6-4-2015 | Maxwell Tani and AP
    The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of an unprecedented data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records. According to the Washington Post, Chinese hackers breached the Office of Personnel Management in December and gained access to personal information of up to 4 million current and former employees. A congressional aide familiar with the situation, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to discuss it, says the OPM and the Interior Department were hacked. A second U.S. official who also declined to be identified said the data breach could potentially affect...
  • D.C. Fails to Follow Court Order in 2A Case, Motion for Contempt filed

    05/29/2015 6:47:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Alan Gura has filed a motion to hold the District of Columbia in contempt for failing to follow Judge Scullin's preliminary injunction in the Wrenn v. D.C. second amendment case. The motion is very well written, the logic is clear. Here is an portion: 7. Mr. Powers experience is particularly troubling. He is a licensed D.C. firearms instructor, who was (finally) allowed to register his handgun.1 There is no question that Powers meets all background check and training requirements. There is no legal basis to deny him a permit. 8. District law does not provide for this sort of...
  • Police bomb squad blows up pressure cooker from suspicious car near Capitol, Memorial Day Concert

    05/24/2015 10:23:51 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 54 replies
    ABC 7 News, The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Jay Korff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested. Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider told The Associated Press by email that officers on patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle Sunday on a street on the National Mall west of the Capitol and an odor of gasoline was also detected. She says a bomb squad "disrupted the items of concern in the vehicle including the pressure cooker," producing a loud bang about 7:45 p.m....
  • Sources: Daron Wint, Suspect in Woodley Park Quadruple Slaying, in Custody

    05/21/2015 8:43:27 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 22 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 5/21/15 | NBC 4 WAshington
    The suspect in last week's brutal slaying of three members of a northwest Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper is in custody in northeast D.C., two law enforcement sources confirmed to News4. Police followed a white Chevy Cruze from Prince George's County into D.C. and took 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint into custody on Rhode Island Avenue NE between between 11th and 12th streets, sources said. The Metropolitan Police Department has not confirmed the reports.
  • Federal judge again rules key part of new D.C. gun law unconstitutional

    05/19/2015 2:39:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | By Spencer S. Hsu
    Ten months after striking down the District’s long-standing ban on carrying firearms in public as unconstitutional, a federal judge Monday ordered the city to halt enforcing a key provision of the new gun-permitting system it adapted in response. As passed by the D.C. Council, the District’s new carry legislation remains among the strictest in the nation, requiring applicants to state good reason to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police, matching laws in Maryland, New Jersey and New York. However, in a 23-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. ruled that condition — known...
  • Judge Strikes Down DC Carry Law, "Good Reason" Provision Unconstitutional

    05/19/2015 11:43:46 AM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2015-05-19 | Matt Vespa
    On Monday, a federal judge struck down DCs concealed carry law, calling the requirement for applicants to show a good reason to fear injury to his or her person, which shall at a minimum require a showing of a special need for self protection distinguishable from the general community as unconstitutional. Applicants had to document threats to their personal safety as well. Judge Frederick Scullin, who also struck down DCs ban on carrying firearms outside of ones home last summer, issued a preliminary injunction after two Florida residents sued over the DCs onerous statute.