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  • Fire damages Fox, C-SPAN, MSNBC studios

    01/20/2019 8:55:16 AM PST · by McGruff · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/19 | Brett Samuels
    A fire Sunday morning in Northwest Washington, D.C., damaged studios for Fox News, C-SPAN and MSNBC, and forced "Fox News Sunday" to relocate its broadcast to a local affiliate's studio. D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted that an electrical fire broke out in the 8th floor television studio but nobody was injured. Steve Scully, the political editor for C-SPAN, tweeted shortly after 7 a.m. that the Fox News and C-SPAN studios sustained "extensive damage," and MSNBC's studio took on "extensive smoke and water damage."
  • Federal workers demand end to government shutdown at White House protest

    01/10/2019 11:46:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/10/2019 | Marissa J. Lang
    Hundreds of furloughed federal workers, contractors, union representatives and supporters gathered in the brisk wind and bitter cold Thursday to demand government leaders “end this shutdown.” Leaders of the National Federation of Federal Employees said they hoped that bringing federal workers to the president’s doorstep would show him whom the shutdown has hurt most. President Trump, though, wasn’t there to see them, having left earlier in the day to visit the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. “We want to send a very strong message — that this is not about politics, it’s about getting people back to work,” said Brittany Holder,...
  • HR 51 DC Statehood Bill: Legislation introduced to make DC the 51st state

    01/04/2019 6:06:13 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 58 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | January 4, 2019 | fox5dc.com staff
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has introduced a bill to make the District the 51st state. H.R. 51, the D.C. Statehood Bill, was introduced by Holmes Norton on Thursday, the day that the 116th Congress was gaveled into session. “I have a commitment that there will be a hearing on H.R. 51 from our good Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings that this bill will get a prompt hearing and then, of course, go to the floor,” Holmes Norton said in a video posted to her official Twitter page.
  • Conservative Woman Denied Housing in D.C...Due to Political Views

    12/31/2018 5:33:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 67 replies
    townhall.com/tipsheet ^ | 12/27/18 | Zachary Petrizzo
    Who said that conservatives aren't discriminated against for their political beliefs? Pardes Seleh, a conservative who has worked at Fox News and is now a graduate student, shared an email today she received explaining why she was denied approval to rent an apartment in Washington, D.C. In an email, the owner/tenet writes to Seleh stating, "after pursuing your various journalistic and social media posts, it's pretty clear your political views are diametrically opposed to ours (and we hate Fox)." Seleh posted that email to Twitter this morning: An hour later Seleh, in a video posted to Twitter, explained that her...
  • Jim Jordan on the real dysfunction in Washington DC

    12/30/2018 6:38:44 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 40 replies
    12/30/18 | CQ Livingston
    We often discuss how politicians in Washington DC are wrong in the way they go about doing things. It’s evident by how certain things move way too quickly while other things never move at all. But perhaps a bigger issue isn’t in how they do things but what they set out to do in the first place. Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) had some thoughts about the responsibility of those in Washington DC. He rightly pointed out that making deals isn’t really what was intended. We didn’t vote for our conservative representatives to bend on DACA any more than leftists voted...
  • DC to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2032

    12/20/2018 6:11:00 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 53 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | December 19, 2018 6:16 am | Melissa Howell
    WASHINGTON — The Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018, one of the toughest laws on clean energy in the nation, was passed unanimously by the D.C. Council Tuesday. It means the District will run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2032. The bill outlines strict energy efficiency requirements for new and existing buildings, provides tax incentives for the use of electric cars and allows the mayor to implement carbon fees on gas sales, as well as work with Maryland and Virginia to reduce regional emissions. “This bill will also add and increase Sustainable Energy Trust Fund fees to fund...
  • ‘Aquaman’ Darting To $120M+ In Competitive Christmas 5-Day Corridor – Box Office Preview

    12/18/2018 5:59:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 18, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Between last weekend and Christmas, ten wide releases carrying a combined near production cost of $913M will vie for business in a box office marketplace that one distribution source describes as a “game of chutes of ladders; there will be winners and there will be losers.” The multiple factor is wild, and many studios, (if you’re not Disney with a Star Wars movie) like to assess business over the long haul, with clicking turnstiles all the way through the MLK holiday in January. That’s not B.S. when you consider how Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was able to excel...
  • New Haymarket commuter bus begins Dec. 17

    12/16/2018 11:17:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Prince William Times ^ | November 28, 2018 | James Ivancic
    Commuters who live in western Prince William and Fauquier counties can leave the driving to someone else come Dec. 17 when a new bus begins round-trip service from Haymarket to Arlington. The “OmniRide Haymarket Express” will make four trips in the morning and four return trips in the afternoon and early evening. It will run along I-66 between Haymarket and the Rosslyn Metro station. The trips will originate from the new park-and-ride lot on the northeast corner of U.S. 15 and Interstate 66. The Monday-through Friday service is meant to give workers an alternative to traveling by car. It’s the...
  • Year-old 66 Express Lanes have caused shifts in commuter behavior

    12/15/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 8, 2018 | Luz Lazo and John D. Harden
    When the 66 Express Lanes opened a year ago, officials promised the tolls would mean a smoother ride on the interstate, a major east-west thoroughfare from Northern Virginia into the District that is infamous for its headache-inducing congestion. The state’s promise — less congestion and faster travel times during rush hour — has been fulfilled for many commuters able to pay or carpool, but the new toll system has had an adverse effect for many of the remaining road users. For some commuters, the rush-hour period has simply shifted later — outside the toll hours — and dumped them onto...
  • Entire floor at D.C. federal courthouse sealed off for mystery case

    12/14/2018 9:34:42 AM PST · by proust · 39 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 12/14/18 | Jamie Dupree
    Journalists were kept away from a secret federal appeals court hearing on Friday in Washington, D.C., as officials sealed off an entire floor for arguments in a mysterious grand jury case which some believe could be related to the Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. The case – known officially as “In re: Grand Jury Subpoena” – has been sealed in its entirety when it comes to public records, as it moved from the district court to the appeals court level in recent months. Reporters at the courthouse – which is just down the hill from...
  • A Shocking Loss of Faith: Reflecting on the Closing of So Many Churches

    12/07/2018 8:54:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 75 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-06-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Shocking Loss of Faith: Reflecting on the Closing of So Many Churches Msgr. Charles Pope • December 6, 2018 • Lincoln Congregational Temple in Shaw, credit: NCinDC, FlickrAs I walk or drive through my Capitol Hill neighborhood here in Washington, D.C., I pass by more than twenty churches (all of them Protestant) that have been closed in the past decade. Many of them are grand and prominent buildings. (Click here to see four of them.) Most of the them have been converted to condominiums, likely due to historic preservation norms that seek to retain the exterior appearance of...
  • More fired track inspectors blamed for ‘falsified’ reports get jobs back at Metro ( DC )

    12/06/2018 8:34:00 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 5, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Track workers blamed for what Metro had called faked inspection reports are getting their jobs back, after an arbitrator found the reports were done as Metro had instructed. A court filing this week suggested Metro and five track workers who had filed a federal lawsuit over their firings reached a settlement in the case, and Metro and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 confirmed Wednesday that an agreement covers most of the at least 16 front-line workers and five supervisors who were publicly disciplined about two years ago. Three of the workers who challenged their firings are not covered...
  • DC officer says department is massaging the numbers when it comes to violent crime

    12/04/2018 7:59:45 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | Dec 04 2018 | Marina Marraco
    Crime is an affliction that plagues all major cities. In the District, the past three years have seen an ebb and flow of violence ... But a close look at DC police crime stats reveals ... One veteran DC police officer is blowing the whistle on what he calls years of corruption and crime reclassification by the department. "If it's a burglary and someone enters the home, but nothing was taken they'll have us re-classify it as Unlawful Entry which brings the crime down from a felony to a misdemeanor ... Felonies are reported to the FBI – the Uniform...
  • Spider-Women, Captain Marvel & Harley Quinn: Females Fly In The Face Of Old Hollywood Perceptions

    12/01/2018 7:48:59 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 1, 2018 | Geoff Boucher
    Forty years ago the big holiday hit was Superman, Hollywood’s very first superhero blockbuster. Warner Bros marketed the movie by promising the sky to moviegoers: “You’ll believe a man can fly.” Now, four decades later, that promise should be rewritten to reflect a new era of superhero blockbusters: “You better believe a woman can fly, too.” Deadline broke the news this week that Sony is ramping up a Spider-Women film that will feature three female iterations of Marvel’s wall-crawling Spider-Man and a script by Bek Smith. The project joins a growing wave of female superhero projects in the works that...
  • New Mexico 'passport'? Confused marriage license clerk doesn't believe southwestern state is in US

    11/30/2018 8:14:02 AM PST · by DFG · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A New Mexico resident didn’t just have to prove his love before getting married – he had to prove New Mexico is actually a state. When Gavin Clarkson and his future bride applied for a marriage license in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, he was told he needed to provide an international passport to be approved. A New Mexico resident didn’t just have to prove his love before getting married – he had to prove New Mexico is actually a state. When Gavin Clarkson and his future bride applied for a marriage license in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, he...
  • Aquaman: Early reviews see critics brand the film the 'most ambitious DC movie to date' as [tr]

    11/27/2018 9:37:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 27, 2018 | Rianne Addo
    Aquaman will be released to the public in the coming weeks, but the film has already garnered positive reviews from impressed critics. The superhero film follows the story of Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa), who, as a half-human half-Atlantean, reluctantly assumes the underwater kingdom throne of Atlantis. Following the movie's world premiere at Leicester Square's Cineworld in London on Monday, critics took to Twitter to describe the film as the 'most ambitious DC movie to date', and praised the leading actor's 'great' performance.
  • America Is (Almost) Great Again: No Comedian At This Year’s White House Correspondents Dinner

    11/19/2018 8:31:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 19, 2018 | Allahpundit
    True greatness would require the cancellation of this repulsive elitist spectacle but eliminating the annual “clapter” feature in which Republicans and Democrats and Republicans and Republicans and Republicans are flayed for the enjoyment of like-minded journalists is a good start. Now the event can be a pure expression of its true purpose, letting media people congratulate themselves on how important their jobs are.
  • 1st snow of the season hits DC region

    11/15/2018 6:57:48 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 15, 2018 | William Vitka
    WASHINGTON — Say it ain’t snow! The weather outside really is frightful Thursday, and staying home for a lot of school kids in the Washington area is surely delightful. But D.C.’s first snowfall has created conditions that are cold, wet and dangerous for many commuters. It isn’t just snow either. There’s also sleet and freezing rain to contend with. Check out photos of winter’s first slap of the season below.
  • Trump announces Kavanaugh replacement for DC circuit court

    11/13/2018 12:09:25 PM PST · by Jaysin · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-13-2018 | TAL AXELROD
    President Trump announced Tuesday he is nominating Neomi Rao to fill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s vacant seat on the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Rao currently serves as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). She is a vocal advocate of Trump’s efforts to slash government regulations, crediting them with stimulating job growth. “I think the reform efforts are part of what has stimulated economic growth and job creation and promoted technological innovation. And from my perspective, our reform efforts have really focused on promoting the rule of law and emphasized the...
  • Pro-Abortion Professor Who Said Republican Men Should Be Castrated Calls Fox News “Terrorists”

    11/08/2018 5:31:20 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | 11.07.18 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Georgetown University professor who wished for violence against white Republican men went after conservatives again last week on Twitter.C. Christine Fair, who is on administrative leave after the first violent tweet, called Fox News employees “terrorists” on Oct. 28, according to the Washington Free Beacon.“When your plane lands late, you and your colleagues are met on the tarmac, and ferried to the Presidential Palace for an intimate dinner with the president,” Fair wrote on Twitter. “Thanks Fox News Terrorists!” When your plane lands late, you and your colleagues are met on the tarmac, and ferried to the Presidential Palace...