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  • ‘I wasn’t crazy.’ A homeless woman’s long war to prove the feds owe her $100,000.

    08/22/2016 4:37:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Petula Dvorak
    If you’ve spent any time in downtown D.C., you’ve likely seen 80-year-old Wanda Witter. Shock white hair, a determined, unsmiling set to her mouth, jeans. She may have asked you for some change and probably didn’t smile if you gave her some. This month you may have also been taken aback by the black eye and stitches across her face. For years, Witter bedded down for the night at 13th and G streets in Northwest Washington, on the cement in her blue sleeping bag, pulled up tight to keep the rats and cockroaches out. Her tower of three suitcases was...
  • DC Public School Official: 15.3% of Students Identify as LGBQ

    08/17/2016 5:22:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 16, 2016 | 5:19 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    An official for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) told a U.S. Department of Education bullying summit on Friday that 15.3 percent of high school students in DCPS identify as either gay, lesbian, bisexual or “questioning” — i.e. not sure of their sexuality. DCPS Health and Wellness Director Diana Bruce cited statistics from a 2012 survey which also found that “6.2% of D.C. middle school youth identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual” and “8.9% of D.C. middle school youth identify as questioning or not sure” regarding their sexual identity. …
  • House Republicans detail perjury allegations against Clinton (video)

    08/16/2016 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/16/2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    House Republicans have detailed perjury allegations against Hillary Clinton, citing the apparent conflict between her 2015 congressional testimony about her email practices and the FBI's conclusions announced in July, according to a letter to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. "The four pieces of sworn testimony by Secretary Clinton described herein are incompatible with the FBI's findings," House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., wrote to U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips. "We hope this information is helpful to your office's consideration of our referral." The Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for...
  • DC Metro Transit police officer charged with aiding ISIS

    08/03/2016 8:28:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2016 | Matthew Dean
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Washington, D.C. Metro Transit police officer who was a convert to Islam and once dressed up as Jihadi John for Halloween was charged on Wednesday with trying to provide material support to ISIS -- the first time a law enforcement officer has been charged with an ISIS-related crime. Virginia resident Nicholas Young, 36, who has served with the department since 2003, was arrested Wednesday morning by FBI agents. Authorities allege in a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday that Young attempted to send money to ISIS through a mobile-based gift card using an unnamed messaging service the terror...
  • EVER BE FREE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/03/2016 7:37:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 8-3-16 | Bible
    You "ARE" forgiven forever whether others forgive you or hold onto their guile "I" have forever set you free for I AM GOD and not man . So now walk in my forgiveness and take hold of this freedom and just fly for the Heavenlies "ARE REAL" and Zion is yours "Today" for you "ARE" seated with Me in Heavenly places even NOW ! Galatians 5:1 Walk by the Spirit 5 It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which...
  • Gay Hookup Ads on DC Metro ‘Conform with Our Board-Approved Ad Policy’

    08/02/2016 8:11:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2016 | 4:42 PM EDT | Emily Blatter
    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in Washington, D.C. is currently running an advertisement for Squirt.org, an app that helps homosexuals find hookup partners. But the WMATA refuses to run religious or political ads. A Metro representative said the Squirt.org ads could not be removed because regulating ad content violates the advertiser’s First Amendment rights, even though religious, political and advocacy-related ads are banned according to Metro policy because of their content. …
  • Muslims Expected 100,000 to Attend Anti-Terror Rally in DC – Only a Couple Dozen Show Up

    Muslims Expected 100,000 to Attend Anti-Terror Rally in DC – Only a Couple Dozen Show Up Kristinn Taylor Jul 30th, 2016 11:05 pm 11 Comments Muslims against terror rally DC 07232016 State Dept 2 A rally organized by Muslim groups held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on July 23 was planned with the goal of drawing 100,000 attendees. Only dozens showed up according to media reports. Al Jazeera reported on the planning for the rally for 100,000 that was initially planned as being anti-ISIS but was also billed as anti-Trump. A group of American Muslims, joined by interfaith...
  • Portions of Orange and Silver lines to remain closed following Metro derailment

    07/29/2016 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Fraxinus · 9 replies
    WTOP ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jack Moore
    Because of a derailment at the East Falls Church Metro station portions of the Orange and Silver lines will remain closed for the rest of the day. WASHINGTON — Service on parts of the Orange and Silver Lines will remain suspended through at least Saturday, following an early-morning derailment near the East Falls Church station that damaged two train cars, sent one rider to the hospital and scrambled passengers’ Friday morning commutes. Service on the Silver Line between the McLean and Ballston stations and on the Orange Line between West Falls Church and Ballston will remain suspended through the end...
  • Oh lord, why is this trending? (New Columbia in the age of Facebook)(Vanity)

    07/03/2016 12:21:54 PM PDT · by Celerity · 20 replies
    7/3/16 | Self
    I see a lot of people around Facebook talking about how "Washington DC is going to be it's own state !" This is an obvious push from Facebook to control the populace again. DC and other democrats have been talking about making DC it's own state for more than 40 years. It seems that every few years someone runs some stupid article talking about how great it would be, while ignoring the folly that it can't ever happen. Now with social media involved and the people's minds a soft, zombie-like mush I await the pandemonium that this will cause.
  • Army logistics commander is crowned Miss USA! Miss D.C. whose father, mother and sister have also se

    06/05/2016 9:22:42 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 June 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    This year's newly crowned Miss USA has both beauty and brains in spades - and has also served her country. Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber will go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest as the winner of Sunday's 2016 Miss USA competition held at the T-Mobile Arena off the Las Vegas Strip. Barber, who works as an IT analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington D.C. as well as a Logistics Commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit at Fort Meade, Maryland, broke down in tears as she won. The 26-year-old, whose mother, father, brother...
  • Setting the record straight on Marion Shepilov Barry

    06/02/2016 9:01:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/2/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The following piece appeared on the Coach is Right website, one day after the death of Marion Barry on November 23rd, 1994. Lest we forget the quality of Democrat politicians. Now that Marion Shepilov Barry has gone to the great crack den in the sky it is worth noting what a lowlife he was. This is an honest obituary of one of the worst mayors in American history. *Democrat Marion Barry was the mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991 and again from 1995 to 1999. Marion Barry *Because he loved Communism so much Barry took the...
  • D.C. ignoring court order to issue concealed-carry permits, columnist says

    05/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    NOLA ^ | 05/26/2016 | Todd Masson
    Despite a recent court order, Washington, D.C., is still refusing to issue concealed-carry permits to its residents, according to Devin Watkins, who attempted to obtain a permit last week. Watkins, a columnist at the federalist.com, wrote that when he went to apply for the permit, police officers at the station told him they had been ordered by D.C.'s attorney general to ignore the court order and continue to deny applications.
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down DC Concealed Carry Law, 'Good Reason' Provision Likely Uncon...

    05/17/2016 10:11:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Matt Vespa ^ | May 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The fight over Second Amendment rights in the nation’s capital has entered a new phase. A federal judge has ruled that the city’s concealed carry law is likely unconstitutional, citing the “good reason provision” in the injunction order on Tuesday (via WaPo ): For the second time in as many years, a federal judge in Washington ordered the city to halt enforcement of its new, concealed-carry law, requiring applicants to state “good reason” to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police. The preliminary injunction was contained in a 46-page ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge...
  • Bill would block DC government from spending its own money

    05/13/2016 8:35:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 5:42 PM EDT
    A Republican congressman has introduced legislation that would block the District of Columbia government from spending its local tax dollars without approval by Congress. Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican who is chairman of the subcommittee on government operations, introduced the bill Thursday, according to a copy of the legislation. It seeks to clarify the requirement that the District submit its local budget to Congress, as it has during more than 40 years of self-rule. …
  • Mr. Trump Goes To Washington

    05/12/2016 3:15:06 AM PDT · by onyx · 27 replies
    Mr. Trump Goes To Washington… Posted on May 12, 2016 by sundance Lets be politically and intellectually honest. At the scheduled meeting today between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan, Speaker Ryan needs Trump more than Nominee Trump needs Ryan.A strong argument can be made Ryan set up last weeks media construct, including the call to Jake Tapper requesting a CNN interview, to retain his own relevance.Against a growing electoral insurgency openly dismissing the Omnibus version of conservatism represented by Ryans’ inept and ineffective and self-centered leadership, Lyin’ Ryan could soon to be seated at the pouty table if he doesn’t...
  • Nuclear Nightmare DC

    05/02/2016 10:08:30 PM PDT · by No One Special · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | a month ago | Dr. William J. Perry
    Nuclear Nightmare DC - Duration: 5:41. Youtube video What would happen if terrorists exploded a crude nuclear bomb in Washington DC? Watch Bill Perry's nuclear nightmare. This is Clinton's Secretary of Defense William J. Perry
  • Man Hijacks Metrobus; Pedestrian Fatally Struck: Police (Armed Teens Hijack DC Metro Bus)

    05/03/2016 9:07:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 03 MAY 16 | News staff
    A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then struck a pedestrian, who later died. It's not clear where the bus was taken from, but police say the bus in now stopped at a gas station in the 4300 block of Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington. Police say the suspect got on the bus and attacked the bus driver with a weapon. The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to be OK. The suspect then drove...
  • D.C., Chicago & Baltimore Account for Over Half of U.S.’s Murder Rate Increase

    04/27/2016 4:52:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | April 22, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Three major cities accounted for more than half of the rise in the national murder rate between 2014 and 2015, a new report shows. Though overall crime rates were stagnant in America’s 30 largest cities the murder rate rose 13.3 percent, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice. The violent crime rate also rose by 3.1% in those major cities, lead by increases in Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Charlotte.
  • Ben and Jerry’s cofounders arrested at Capitol protest

    04/19/2016 7:20:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    mcclatchy.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | ELIZABETH KOH
    The cofounders of the popular Ben and Jerry’s ice cream company were arrested Monday afternoon as part of a sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol protesting big money in politics. Jerry Greenfield, 66, and Ben Cohen, 65, were arrested with about 300 others for “unlawful demonstration activities,” according to a statement from U.S. Capitol Police Monday. All demonstrators were processed and released the same day.
  • What Does the FBI Have on the Obama Gang? (Weekly Update)

    04/09/2016 10:05:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    The Fight over Financial Aid to Illegal Alien Students Continues Congress Supports Judicial Watch Taxpayer Lawsuit against DC Government What Does the FBI Have on the Obama Gang? The Fight over Financial Aid to Illegal Alien Students Continues Too often, politicians at every level will ignore the clear language of a law if it doesn’t let them do as they wish. This is evident on two fronts this week: in California and here in the District of Columbia. First California. You will recall that we filed a taxpayer lawsuit in August 2014 challenging a decision by the University of...
  • DC Metro may shut down entire rail lines for months

    03/31/2016 6:18:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2016 | Melanie Zanona
    Entire rail lines in Washington's Metrorail subway system could be shut down for months at a time to conduct repairs, the transit system's leaders acknowledged Wednesday. Board of directors Chairman Jack Evans raised the possibility during a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments conference, saying there is not enough time to complete work during nights and weekends, according to The Washington Post.
  • Donald Trump Press Conference, Washington DC – 2:15pm Live Stream…

    03/21/2016 11:12:04 AM PDT · by GilGil · 34 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3/21/2016 | Sundance
    Candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a media availability press conference at The Old Post Office, soon to be Trump International Hotel, in Washington, DC. Amidst the public split within the GOP over Trump’s campaign, Mr. Trump will reportedly attend a meeting of Republicans, including perhaps some members of Congress, at the Jones Day law firm. That’s slated to be followed by a press availability at his Trump International Hotel project and his day will wrap up with remarks at AIPAC, where his fellow Republican rivals will also be taking their turns on the stage. The event is scheduled...
  • LIVE STREAM: Donald Trump Presser @ 2:15PM (EDT) and AIPAC Speech @ 6PM (EDT) in Washington, DC

    03/21/2016 5:40:49 AM PDT · by PJBankard · 2,311 replies
    RSBN ^ | 03/21/2016 | RSBN
    Monday, March 21, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a media availability at The Old Post Office, soon to be Trump International Hotel, in Washington, DC. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:15 PM EDT. Link: http://rsbn.tv/live-stream-donald-trump-press-conference-at-the-old-post-office-in-washington-dc-3-21-16/ Monday, March 21, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC. The event is scheduled to take place around 6:00 PM EDT. Link: http://rsbn.tv/live-stream-donald-trump-speaks-at-aipac-conference-in-washington-dc-3-21-16/
  • D.C. withdraws money from hundreds of taxpayers' bank accounts due to 'computer error'

    03/13/2016 11:33:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2016 | Shawn Boburg
    The unintentional withdrawals are the latest embarrassment for an agency that has tried to make improvements after years of criticism amid high-profile improprieties and questions about how well it safeguards taxpayers' financial information. . . It took several calls to his bank before he found out that the D.C. government had cleaned out the account — leaving him with an overdraft fee. "The money was basically stolen from me. You expect this from the bad guys," he said. "You don't expect this from your government."
  • D.C. looks to communist Cuba for lessons to improve literacy

    02/24/2016 2:45:27 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | Ryan M. McDermott -
    The D.C. Public Schools System is looking to Cuba for lessons to improve literacy in the nation's capital. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson have toured several schools in Havana during a five-day visit to the communist-run island nation, which boasts a 99.8 percent literacy rate. Cuba has long reported a near-perfect literacy rate unverified by any international agency or standardized measurement. Likewise, Russia and China enjoy literacy rates of 99.7 percent and 96.8 percent, respectively, according to the CIA World Factbook. North Korea boasts 100 percent literacy. "Given Cuba's emphasis on a strong education, I know...
  • District leaders furious Walmart breaking promise to build stores in poor neighborhoods

    01/16/2016 1:48:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2016 | Aaron C. Davis and Sarah Halzack
    Walmart abruptly announced Friday that it was abandoning a promise to build stores in Washington’s poorest neighborhoods, an agreement that had been key to the deal allowing the retailer to begin operating in the nation’s capital. [Snip] "I'm blood mad," D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said at a Friday news conference. "It's an outrage," said former mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), who in 2013 completed the handshake deal for the stores. "This is devastating and disrespectful to the residents of the East End of the District of Columbia." [Snip ... buried toward the bottom of a long article] [Council...
  • 6 Big Cities See Hiring Fade After Minimum Wage Hikes

    01/09/2016 10:23:38 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | January 6, 2016 | Jed Graham
    U.S. cities that implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more in 2015 have seen a strikingly similar aftermath: Job gains have fallen to multiyear lows at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality venues. The data aren't, for the most part, stark and reliable enough to amount to smoking-gun proof. But Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — all on the leading edge of the push for big minimum wage hikes — all show worrisome job trends.
  • Legislation Forcing D.C. to Recognize All Concealed Carry Permits to Be Introduced in Congress

    01/07/2016 11:49:37 AM PST · by Michael.SF. · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Congressman David Schweikert (R - Ariz.) plans to introduce legislation Thursday that if passed will require Washington D.C., an area that functions as a ward of the federal government, to recognize and honor concealed carry permits from all 50 states. The D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act will do three main things: 1) require D.C. to recognize out of state concealed carry permits 2) require D.C. to approve concealed carry applications of recently relocated individuals who lawfully hold concealed carry permits in the states where they moved from 3) require the D.C. chief of Police, currently Chief Cathy Lanier, to enter...
  • Gun Control Works: Murders Up 54% in Washington D.C.

    01/04/2016 2:19:54 PM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 4, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama will be doing his Town Hall about "common sense reforms" for "folks" to do away with Bill of Rights. But maybe he should start gun control small. Like making it work in Washington D.C. The hives of bureaucrats, consultants, regulators and politicians in D.C. think they can run America. But here's what their own city looks like. Murders are up to 162 in D.C. Up from 105 last year for a 54.3% increase.
  • District Of Columbia Ends 2015 With A 54 Percent Spike In Homicides

    01/01/2016 1:09:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The nation's capital ended the year with a massive spike in homicides. No, D.C., nor any other major city, is seeing crime levels return to that of the 1990s. Nevertheless, it's a somber statistic for a city whose police force is at its lowest levels in ten years. In all, the city witnessed 162 homicides within its limits, a 54 percent increase (via FoxDC): On the final day of the year, we asked a community leader, a police officer and the mayor about what is causing all of this violence. Paul Trantham, an ANC commissioner in Ward 8, represents one of the...
  • 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.
  • Michelle Malkin: Deadly D.C.: The Land of No Consequences

    12/01/2015 4:30:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 2, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    In life and leadership, accountability means consequences for bad behavior. In Washington, accountability means yet another congressional meeting about another government scandal perpetrated by tax-subsidized corruptocrats who get away with murder. Literally. This week, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs will hold the 999,999th oversight hearing (give or take a few) on the VA's homicidal, no-fault culture. "In the wake of the biggest scandal in VA history, in which 110 VA medical facilities maintained secret lists to hide long waits for care," the panel notes, "the department has successfully fired just three low-level employees for manipulating wait times. Not a...
  • D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier urges public to ‘take down’ active gunman if they can

    11/22/2015 10:51:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2015 | Carleton Bryant
    In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the "best option for saving lives before police can get there." During an interview Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Chief Lanier was asked what should people do if they are in the vicinity of an active shooter like the ones who terrorized Paris on Nov. 13, The Washington Examiner reported. "Your options are run, hide, or fight," the D.C. police chief said. "If you're in a position to try and take the gunman down, to...
  • 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...
  • Union Station Metro Closed Due to Police Activity

    11/14/2015 5:59:30 PM PST · by revivaljoe · 20 replies
    NBV4 ^ | 11/14/2015 | NBC4
    Union Station Metro is closed due to police activity, Metro reported. Bus service is being requested to transport passengers. No other information about the nature of the incident was immediately confirmed. Stay with News4 and NBC Washington for more on this developing story.
  • LIMITLESS "JEHOVAH" [charismatic caucus]

    11/09/2015 1:58:31 PM PST · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    Bible,the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-9-15 | Holy Spirit,bible
    Limitless and eternity walk in tandem, In other words they both speak I AM, The power and knowledge of all that is or can be, The the sum of which is infinity, to walk and breathe yeah exist in and through all, Understanding that there is no wall, Nothing can stop the synergy, Of The Creator for I AM HE, Job 38 38 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, 2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now your loins like a man, and I will demand of you,...
  • Farrakhan Incites DEADLY Civil War Of Mass Proportions Watch Men In The Congregation React

    08/03/2015 7:47:47 PM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 57 replies
    conservativebyte ^ | 8/3/15 | conservativebyte
    Farrakhan is stirring the masses for an event of large proportions to take place in Washington D.C. Not only is he asking for people to die for this event, but he is seeking them out specifically and telling them they must do so because of a tyrannical nation. His event called the 1 Million Man March is scheduled for 10-10-15. (an excerpt from the message delivered July 30, 2015 in Miami at Mt. Zion Baptist Church)
  • The 6 Places Where Pope Francis Will Most Likely Make News

    09/22/2015 9:51:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Jon Schuppe
    Pope Francis arrives in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to kick off a six-day American tour in which he'll meet the president, address Congress, speak to the United Nations, headline star-studded celebrations, lead thousands in prayer and visit with immigrants, prisoners and the homeless.
  • Appeals court strikes down parts of D.C. gun registration requirements

    09/18/2015 10:59:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2015 | Andrea Noble
    A federal appeals court has struck down as unconstitutional some of the District’s handgun registration laws, including requirements that gun owners re-register firearms every three years and are limited to registering only one pistol per month. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District ruled 2-1 on the case Friday, upholding some portions of the city’s gun laws but striking others because the District failed to prove that the requirements promoted public safety. Among the provisions that the appeals court struck down Friday was a requirement that registrants bring their firearms with them to MPD headquarters to be inspected and...
  • D.C. crowd jeers Mayor Bowser’s plan to deploy more cops to stop spike in slayings

    08/27/2015 1:53:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | Andrea Noble
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser stood before a crowd in a stuffy Southeast D.C. school gymnasium on Thursday to outline her plan to stem a rising number of homicides. But it wasn’t the plan hoped for by some residents, who erupted in jeers when the mayor said she will put more police on city streets. An increase in killings has pushed the total of homicides in the city to 103 so far this year — one shy of the year-end total of 104 homicides recorded last year. And the uptick in slayings this summer has led officials to try to develop...
  • D.C., New York area airports put flights on hold [problems with air traffic control]

    08/15/2015 10:37:28 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2015 | Lynh Bui
    Washington area airports and others along the East Coast are reporting flight delays due to an issue with the system that routes air traffic, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control Web site. “The FAA is diagnosing an automation problem at an air traffic center in Leesburg, Va.,” according to a statement from the agency. “Some flights into and out of the New York and Washington, DC metro area airports area may be delayed.”
  • Washington D.C. Is Sinking Into the Ocean

    08/01/2015 12:48:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 90 replies
    Time ^ | 7/30/15 | Tessa Berensen
    All the political gridlock in Congress and name-calling during election season may not matter as much when Washington, D.C. sinks into the ocean. According to new research conducted by geologists at the University of Vermont and the U.S. Geological Survey, the land in the Chesapeake Bay region, including the nation’s capital, is sinking rapidly. The sea level in the Chesapeake is rising at twice the global average and faster than anywhere else on the East Coast, the researchers say, which means D.C. will sink 6 or more inches in the next 100 years. The sinking is caused by melting ice...
  • 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 century—adding to the problems of sea-level rise. This falling land will exacerbate the flooding that the nation’s capital faces from rising ocean waters due to a warming climate and melting ice sheets—accelerating the threat to the region’s 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...
  • Cuban flag flies over embassy in Washington for first time in 54 years

    07/20/2015 3:20:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 07/20/2015 | MIMI WHITEFIELD
    The red, white and blue Cuban flag was raised over the island’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time since 1961 — a fluttering symbol of the historic thaw taking place between the Cold War foes. As pro and anti-Cuban protestors gathered outside the gates of the embassy chanting “Fidel” and “Justice” — the flag was was raised at about 10:35 EST. The ceremony came after the United States and Cuba reestablished diplomatic ties early Monday after a 54-year gap. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez led a delegation of 36 Cuban officials and members of Cuba’s cultural world...
  • Blimps Over Capitol: Just Hot Air?

    05/27/2015 8:53:14 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5 a.m. May 27 | Hannah Hess
    Coming soon to a Capitol skyline near you: Giant blimps at 10,000 feet? The woman at the helm of the House Administration Committee thinks the Capitol needs eyes in the sky, after authorities failed to detect Florida mailman Douglas Hughes’ April 15 gyrocopter flight. Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., visited U.S. Customs and Border Patrol ground stations along the Southern border in January and was amazed at the clarity of the Tethered Aerostat Radar System, or TARS. She is suggesting the “sophisticated technology” might suit the Capitol. That would mean giant blimps stretching along the Washington, D.C., skyline at...
  • The 13 Catholics in Statuary Hall: On Memorial Day, Remembering Our Heroes

    05/25/2015 3:22:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | May 25, 2015 | Kathy Schiffer
      THE NATIONAL STATUARY HALL COLLECTION By user:Southgeist [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsOne of the most popular tourist destinations in Washington, D.C. is National Statuary Hall. Also known as the Old Hall of the House, it’s a semicircular gallery immediately south of the Capitol Rotunda. For nearly fifty years—from 1807 through 1857—Statuary Hall served as the meeting place for the House of Representatives. The Hall now houses many of the 100 statues of great Americans (two from each state) which together comprise the National Statuary Hall Collection.It’s an extraordinary honor for the men and women depicted here to have been...
  • Capitol Police destroy pressure cooker in suspicious car on National Mall

    05/25/2015 9:20:57 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | May 25, 2015
    A pressure cooker in a parked car on the National Mall aroused the suspicions of Capitol Police in Washington on Sunday, and they called out a bomb squad to do away with it. Officers spotted the car on routine patrol and found it suspicious. Inside were the pressure cooker and what appeared to be a propane tank. Officers smelled gasoline, U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement. -excerpt- The search and investigation turned up nothing harmful, USPC said. The driver was arrested and charged with driving with a revoked license.
  • 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 DC’s 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 DC’s ban on carrying firearms outside of one’s home last summer, issued a preliminary injunction after two Florida residents sued over the DC’s onerous statute.
  • As American taxpayers all we have is: Taxation without Representation

    05/06/2015 8:30:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/6/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It is laughable that the District of Columbia, the most powerful City state in the world, puts the phrase, “Taxation without Representation” on its automobile license plates. Their whining is ridiculous. The government of the District of Columbia is the federal government of the United States of America and because of this the District of Columbia is omnipotent. It is we, the people of the United States who suffer Taxation without Representation. Supposedly acting in our name, because it funds almost everything to one extent or another, the federal government puts its hand into our lives multiple times a day;...