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  • Could Two New Laws Suffocate the Catholic Church in DC?

    02/08/2015 9:33:49 AM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/7/15 | Matt Hadro
    Washington D.C., Feb 7, 2015 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops and several other Catholic and pro-life groups are asking Congress to nullify two new Washington, D.C. laws that they say could choke their ability to operate according to their religious beliefs. The legislation amounts to “unprecedented assaults upon our organizations,” the coalition of groups stated in a letter to all members of Congress. “Both laws violate the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of association protected by the First Amendment and other federal law.” After a bill is signed into law by the D.C. mayor,...
  • Average Car Price Affordable Only To Washington, DC Customers

    03/14/2014 3:42:19 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 31 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/14/14 | Cameron Miquelon
    Unlike the average Beltway insider, a report by claims the majority of medium-income American households in 24 of 25 cities studied cannot afford the average new-car price of $32,086. AOL Autos reports the study focused on each city’s median income in relation to the new-car price average as pegged by Kelley Blue Book. Said price was broken down to monthly payments of $633 per month for 48 months with 20 percent down while interest, insurance and principal exceeded no more than 10 percent of the household’s gross income. The only city out of 25 to pull off the feat?...
  • Poll: D.C. Only U.S. "State" With Positive Economic Confidence

    02/10/2014 8:53:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 10, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Gallup’s latest economic findings are seemingly straight out of the dystopian novel “The Hunger Games.” That is to say, every state in the nation boasted a negative economic index score; only the District of Columbia -- the capital city -- is seemingly prospering. Surprise: The pollsters posit some interesting takeaways for us to consider: (1) the disparity between the most economically confident state (Massachusetts) and the least economically confident state (West Virginia) is 43 percentage points. (This excludes the District of Columbia, of course, which is not a state).That’s an enormous gap, and one that doesn’t appear to be shrinking,...
  • New York Times Highlights Hannity 'Boomtown' Cronyism Special

    01/25/2013 6:55:56 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 33 replies
    Briebart, New York TImes ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    On Friday, the New York Times Television section highlighted tonight's Sean Hannity one-hour special “Boomtown,” a program featuring Government Accountability Institute President and Co-founder Peter Schweizer and Breitbart News Executive Chairman and Government Accountability Co-founder Stephen K. Bannon. 9 P.M. (Fox News) BOOMTOWN: WASHINGTON, THE IMPERIAL CITY In this edition of “Hannity,” the host, Sean Hannity; Peter Schweizer, the president and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute; and Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute, investigate what they call crony capitalism among the city’s power elite and the tactics used by...
  • Tonite 9PM-Sean Hannity- The Booming Business of Government-Boomtown: Washington, the Imperial City

    01/25/2013 2:48:15 PM PST · by dennisw · 11 replies
    foxnewsinsider ^ | January 24, 2013 | Sean Hannity
    America is drowning in debt, but D.C. is swimming in money! We reveal how you’re paying the price for the booming business of government. Sean Hannity gets real insight from political insiders on Boomtown: Washington, the Imperial City! Watch a sneak peek below and don’t miss this Hannity special, Friday at 9p/12a ET.
  • Since 2000, D.C. Area Wealth Grew at Twice National Average

    12/02/2012 7:18:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/01/2012
    From a recent Glenn Reynolds USA Today column [1]: So Washington gets fat, and it does so on money taken from the rest of the country. Just how fat have Washington and the Beltway counties gotten? According to the latest U.S. Census data, between 2000 and 2010 the richest of the Washington, D.C., area have accrued about twice as much new wealth as those not living in or around the area.Also, some Washington counties have gotten about twice as much new wealth as some of the other richest counties in the United States.An April 2012 Forbes article [2] lists...
  • Why the D.C. Voting Rights Act Is Wrong

    03/14/2009 3:34:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 565+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 14, 2009 | DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. and LEE A. CASEY
    President Barack Obama has the wind in his sails. After a decisive victory, he has launched the greatest expansion of federal government in American history. Republicans, still licking their wounds from November's election, have yet to form an effective political opposition. For now, that leaves the Constitution's structural limits on governmental power as the only potent brake on government further reshaping our society. Accordingly, Republicans should be the first to insist that these requirements be strictly observed. Unfortunately, a number of congressional Republicans already are abandoning constitutional fidelity by supporting the D.C. Voting Rights Act. The fact that the Act's...
  • Guilty plea in slaying entered (N.Y.Times Reporter Victim)

    09/21/2006 11:57:19 AM PDT · by JZelle · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9-21-06 | Jim McElhatton
    One of two men arrested in the January fatal beating of New York Times journalist David E. Rosenbaum pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy charges yesterday. The plea entered by Michael C. Hamlin, 24, came under an agreement that means that he likely will be subpoenaed to testify in the prosecution of co-defendant Percy Jordan Jr., who is Hamlin's cousin.
  • Surviving a Nuclear Attack on Washington, D.C.

    06/24/2005 10:54:52 AM PDT · by ExSoldier · 483 replies · 15,910+ views
    National Journal ^ | June 24th 2005 | By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
    WASHINGTON — What if we fail to prevent an attack?Assume every line of defense against nuclear terrorism is breached: the efforts to lock up nuclear material abroad, to spy out hidden weapons programs, to deter rogue states and capture terrorists, to detect smuggled bombs at the border or downtown — every preventive measure discussed in the previous five installments of this series. Assume someone, somehow, gets all the way through. It only has to happen once. Assume that this someone puts together a crude atomic bomb, of the “Little Boy” type dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, a heavy and awkward device...
  • Comments from Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus on Minutemen

    04/29/2005 8:19:30 AM PDT · by madfly · 19 replies · 698+ views
    Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus ^ | Apr. 27, 2005 | Carlos Espinosa
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – From today’s Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus (CIRC) meeting with the Minutemen: “I would like to thank the Minutemen on behalf of the millions of Americans who can’t be here with you today.  You have the courage to say to the government of the United States, ‘Do your duty! Protect our borders! Protect our communities! Protect our families! Protect our jobs!’  You are good citizens who ask only that our laws be enforced. When did that become such a radical idea?” said Congressman Tom Tancredo (CO-06), Chairman of Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus. “Our outdated immigration laws are no longer enough...
  • Petition to Take Action Against Sen. Specter

    11/13/2004 7:39:53 AM PST · by RepCath · 31 replies · 990+ views
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  • D.C. Gun Ban Repeal in Limbo for Now

    11/12/2004 7:51:46 PM PST · by Narf · 10 replies · 907+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12 NOV 04 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Washington, D.C. homeowners shouldn’t expect to lock and load anytime soon as an effort to repeal a nearly 30-year ban on handgun ownership (search) in the district has hit a snag despite Republican gains in the U.S. Senate that might draw more gun-friendly lawmakers to Capitol Hill. "It still has an improved chance," said Dan Whiting, spokesman for Republican Sen. Larry Craig (search) of Idaho, who had co-sponsored legislation to repeal the gun ban and had hoped to attach the measure to the 2005 D.C appropriations bill. But opponents of the gun ban say D.C. residents are wary of turning...
  • A Pastor With a Drive to Convert: McLean Sanctuary Opens With Grander Plans

    06/27/2004 2:43:51 PM PDT · by Ligeia · 10 replies · 225+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2004 | David Cho
    When the Rev. Lon Solomon says he aims to persuade every soul in Washington to believe that "Jesus is the only ticket to heaven," it is a vow not to be taken lightly. From the wealthy of McLean to the poor of Southeast Washington -- all are in his sights, especially the area's Jews, whose conversion Solomon considers his God-given calling. While other Christian leaders might have similar goals, none has the advantage of Solomon's perch as pastor of McLean Bible Church, a glitzy megachurch with an evangelical mission that might seem an unlikely fit for Washington's most affluent suburb....
  • Episcopal pastor rebukes diocese

    03/01/2004 10:31:45 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 33+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1 March 2004 | Julia Duin
    <p>The pastor of a Capitol Hill Episcopal parish has challenged the Diocese of Washington with a resolution rebuking same-sex "marriage," and a debate scheduled in his church was canceled yesterday after documents were stolen and trashed.</p> <p>A draft of the one-page statement, which was presented Saturday to members at Calvary Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, declares that "Holy Scripture does not support giving God's blessing to a sexual relationship outside marriage, be that relationship homosexual or heterosexual" and that "councils of the Episcopal Church have, and sometimes will, err."</p>

    05/13/2002 12:48:09 PM PDT · by Pistol · 3 replies · 180+ views
    E-Mail ^ | May 13, 2002 | Congressman Tom Davis
    From: (Congressman Tom Davis) Date: Mon, May 13, 2002, 3:20am (EDT-1)Subject: DEMOCRATS SAY "NO WAY" TO TAX CUTS + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + URGENT "KEEP THE TAX CUTS" UPDATE           * * * YOUR TAX CUTS ARE DUE TO EXPIRE IN 2010           * * * FORWARD TO YOUR FRIENDS AND ASK THEM               TO JOIN YOU IN SAYING "KEEP THE TAX CUTS":                  (AOL Users click the line below, all others use the above link: ) Click here The fight has begun!Big-Government...