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  • Occupy DC to secede from the United States? [VIDEO]

    10/29/2011 11:57:13 AM PDT · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/29/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Daily Caller visited the Occupy DC encampment on Friday and interviewed union organizer Anthony Sluder. While Sluder appeared to be in charge, he preferred to describe himself as “the one who is informed to inform you.” Check out what Sluder told TheDC about the “occupiers” and their plan to — you heard it right — secede.
  • Howard U. students to demonstrate in DC ("Occupy" needs more "diversity")

    10/28/2011 4:59:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Students, alumni and faculty from historically black Howard University are preparing for a march to support the Occupy Wall Street protests and similar demonstrations in Washington. Organizers say Friday's march is intended in part to bring more racial diversity to the Wall Street protests.
  • Occupy DC prepares to spend ‘thousands’ ahead of cold snap, possible snow

    10/28/2011 2:32:28 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/28/2011 | Katie Rogers
    Occupy DC’s medical tent Friday With bitter cold weather’s impending arrival in D.C. and snow seen as increasingly likely for the surrounding area, the need for warmth is becoming a top priority for Occupy DC protesters in McPherson Square. On an otherwise bright and sunny day, the bitter wind ruffled Kelly Mears’s tent Friday as he attempted to “weatherproof” his adopted home and adjoining “tech/ops” tent. Mears, 24, said he’s been at the park for 28 days, and while donations of tents, blankets and outerwear have kept him and other Occupy DC protesters warm as the temperatures dropped, he said...
  • Occupy D.C. protesters welcomed by local homeless

    10/25/2011 3:48:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Tim Craig
    Although some of the homeless resent the newcomers’ claim on the park, many said the new neighbors are doing what city leaders have struggled to do. The protesters are raising awareness while boosting their quality of life by bringing a sense of security and community to an otherwise cruel existence, many of the homeless said. Rafael Cruz has been on the streets for four years — often catching free dinner from a mobile soup kitchen at McPherson Square before settling in for the night on the steps of a local church. Cruz said he can work and can earn up...
  • Key Bridge, 14th St. bridge among 215 D.C. area spans rated structurally deficient (shovel ready)

    10/23/2011 7:24:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/19/11 | Ashley Halsey III
    Key Bridge, 14th St. bridge among 215 D.C. area spans rated structurally deficientBy Ashley Halsey III, Published: October 19 Two hundred fifteen bridges in the Washington region are structurally deficient, including three of the five major bridges that cross the Potomac River into Washington, according to a report released Wednesday. The group Transportation for America said the Key Bridge, the Memorial Bridge and the 14th Street bridge all need immediate repair. More than 215,000 vehicles cross them on an average day. The 14th Street bridge is scheduled to undergo a complete overhaul in the next four years. **SNIP** “There are...
  • TeaParty needs to start a Occupy D.C. protest. And we know the reason to protest.

    10/06/2011 5:55:16 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    Oct 6 2011 | NoLibZone
    We need to start a camp, but in the right place and for the right reasons. Occupy D.C.!
  • As joblessness continues, Obama faces tough challenge in reengaging black voters

    09/24/2011 11:29:02 AM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 23, 2011 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    When President Obama takes the stage Saturday for his annual address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, it is certain to be a warm and festive affair, but probably a little less festive and lot more more urgent than on previous occasions. In the audience will be Rep. Maxine Waters (D), the California congresswoman who has been a lead critic of the president and his administration for not being sufficiently focused on the stubborn problem of black unemployment. Waters says she expects more from Obama on Saturday. “African Americans are very proud that there is an African American man who...
  • Brownback endorses Perry for president

    09/22/2011 10:40:11 PM PDT · by Clairity · 29 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Eagle Staff
    Gov. Sam Brownback endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president on Thursday, citing Perry's record on creating jobs and reducing taxes. "Rick Perry is the right leader for this moment in history," he said in a prepared statement. "I think he's really got the right message that it's about jobs, it's about job creation and it's about getting the atmosphere right," Brownback said. "They've maintained and created a very positive, growth-oriented atmosphere in Texas that we've got to get back to in the United States." Perry's campaign issued a statement calling Brownback "one of the most respected voices for conservatism...
  • Photos of Washington Monument Cracks

    08/26/2011 10:28:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 29 replies
    Punditpress ^ | August 26, 2011 | Aurelius
    Unfortunately, cracks have formed in the iconic Washington Monument, caused by the earthquake that struck the east coast earlier this week:
  • Washington Monument to remain closed indefinitely

    08/24/2011 5:02:59 PM PDT · by americanophile · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 24, 2011 | Jill Jackson
    The Washington Monument will remain closed indefinitely after yesterday's earthquake rocked much of the east coast including the nation's Capitol. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake damaged the monument by creating a four foot long crack as wide as one inch in some places at the very top of the monument. National Park service Spokesman Bill Line said that a structural engineering firm was brought in today to begin assessing the damage to the 550-foot structure. The firm will evaluate the crack and submit a report to the National Park Service outlining the problems to the structure along with recommendations for repairs....
  • Cracks found in Washington Monument

    08/24/2011 6:53:13 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 71 replies
    WTOP News ^ | 24 August 2011 | WTOP [Washington DC] News
    The Washington Monument is pictured early morning. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) Wednesday - 8/24/2011, 4:18am ET The National Park Service says engineers have found cracks in the stones atop the Washington Monument, shutting down the area indefinitely. The cracks were discovered during a secondary inspection after Tuesday's earthquake. Structural engineers will evaluate the cracks on Wednesday to determine the best way to repair the Monument before it is reopened. The Lincoln and Jefferson memorials have reopened after being closed for several hours following the earthquake. The park service says all monuments and memorials on the National Mall, including the new Martin Luther...
  • FNC reports Washington Monument may be tilting from quake jolt

    08/23/2011 12:19:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2011 | Kerry Picket
    A 5.9 magnitude earthquake that was centered in Richmond, Virginia and felt as far as New York City and New England. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported at 2:30 pm that their bureau received information from a producer saying that a Captiol Hill Police officer says that the Washington Monument may actually be tilting as a result of the earthquake. Seismologist John Rundle joined Kelly on her show and confirmed that the Washington Monument could very well be tilting as a result of the earthquake and the structure should be checked out. Two nuclear reactors have reportedly been taken off...
  • Three Pakistani Men Plead Guilty to Terror Charges

    09/14/2011 3:30:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SNIPPET: "Three Pakistani men pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism-related charges of supporting the Pakistani Taliban, according to a release from the U.S. Justice Department. At a hearing before U.S. District Judge John Bates in the District of Columbia, Irfan Ul Haq, Qasim Ali, and Zahid Yousaf pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to provide material support to the Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Ul Haq, Ali, and Yousaf were arrested in Miami on March 13 and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling. The three men allegedly ran an alien smuggling operation out...
  • Panic In DC As Starbucks' Schultz Calls For CEO Boycott Of Campaign Donations

    08/15/2011 12:11:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 15, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    Full title: Panic In DC As Starbucks' Schultz Calls For CEO Boycott Of Campaign Donations, Urges Americans To Go On Strike Against Their Politicians In today's most underreported news of the day, which could potentially have the biggest impact on the future of America, none other than America's CEOs, or at least one of them: Starbucks' Howard Schultz, has mass blasted an email to fellow CEOs asking for a consensual boycott on donating to political campaigns in order to encourage the nation's muppets, elsewhere idiotically called "leaders", to solve America's budget and debt impasse. Bloomberg quotes from the CEO's e-mail...
  • Rick Perry Announces -- And the Boogeyman is Back

    08/14/2011 3:50:13 PM PDT · by DRey · 102 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 13, 2011 | John Podhoretz
    “I will work every day to make Washington, DC as inconsquential in your life as I can,” says Rick Perry as he announces for president. Well, there it is. The 2012 race in a nutshell—”America is not broken. Washington D.C. is broken,” as Perry said, in contrast to Barack Obama’s continuing insistence that government must somehow lead the way out of the economic doldrums with infrastructure banks and payroll tax cuts and extending unemployment insurance. If the dividing line between Republicans and Democrats is that Democrats want, in some sense, to direct America from Washington, Republicans believe the United States...
  • Bachmann: Washington is 'Vile,' 'Corrupt' But Can Join the 'Real World'

    08/14/2011 1:32:20 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08-14-11 | Fox News
    Calling Washington "vile and corrupt," Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Sunday she won't compromise her "core principles" if elected president, but she would take steps to negotiate "advancements" in the right direction. Bachmann said those who try to compare today's crop of GOPers to President Ronald Reagan, who did compromise on tax increases, are overlooking history. She said while Reagan agreed to a 3-to-1 deal of spending cuts to tax increases, the outcome turned out very differently. "It ended up being $3 in tax increases for every dollar in spending cuts. That's the way it works in D.C." she said....
  • (Democrat) Congressman arrested at immigration protest

    07/26/2011 5:21:32 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 7/26/2011 | Bob Kovach
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez and 10 other people demonstrating for immigration reform were arrested Tuesday outside the White House, the U.S. Park Police and a spokesman for the congressman said. Douglas Rivlin, the press secretary for the Illinois Democrat, said Gutierrez and the other people arrested "were sitting on the sidewalk in front of the White House after being told to leave" the protest, held to mark the more than 1 million people deported since President Barack Obama took office. "The U.S. Park Police gave them a warning to leave. After the third warning they were put in plastic handcuffs and...
  • Biden and Conrad Reach Agreement: Raising Taxes is “Patriotic”

    07/25/2011 11:13:58 AM PDT · by 92nina · 20 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-07-22 | John Kartch
    Today, during a live interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said the following:“Shame on you, Grover Norquist. Let's have some patriotism! Let’s have some people that come forward and say ‘We understand when you are borrowing 41 cents of every dollar, it’s time for everybody to contribute and that includes the wealthiest among us that he apparently is so beholden to for whatever reason, that he will accept no change.”Conrad’s comments echo the Sept. 18, 2008 sentiments of then-candidate Joe Biden. As reported by the Associated Press -- “Biden calls paying higher taxes a...
  • Herman Cain: Communities have right to ban mosques

    07/17/2011 5:53:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 123 replies
    ap ^ | Jul 17, 2011 | BRUCE SCHREINER
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that communities have a right to ban Islamic mosques. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the former Godfather's Pizza CEO said protests and legal challenges to a planned mosque in Tennessee city are an example of local residents pushing back. Cain said his view doesn't amount to religious discrimination because he says Muslims are trying to inject Shariah law into the U.S.
  • Lights Out… Democrats Block Repeal of Lightbulb Ban – Vote Gives Jobs to China

    07/13/2011 12:04:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    gateway ^ | July 12, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    House democrats blocked the repeal of the light bulb ban. A majority of Americans oppose the government’s unpopular and unnecessary ban on incandescent bulbs and infringement on choice. On January 1 2012, 100 watt incandescent bulbs will become illegal, with lower wattages to follow. The democrats just voted to give jobs to China.