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  • Nationals vs. Dodgers score: Howie Kendrick grand slam stuns Dodgers in extras, sends Nats to NLCS

    10/09/2019 10:06:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 10, 2019 | Katherine Acquavella
    The Washington Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-3, in 10 innings in Game 5 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. Washington advances to the NL Championship Series to face the St. Louis Cardinals. The Nationals fought their way back to take the lead after they entered the ninth inning tied 3-3.
  • Activists shut down traffic in Washington, D.C. as U.N. climate summit gets underway

    09/23/2019 6:52:14 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/23/2019 | Uncredited
    Climate activists blocked major intersections in Washington, D.C. early Monday morning in a show of protest ahead of this week's United Nation's climate summit in New York City. More than 60 countries will attend the summit, which begins today, and activists are seeking to pressure U.S. lawmakers and other world leaders to create legislation that will address climate change. The protest, called Shut Down DC, is loosely associated with the Metro D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America and Black Lives Matter D.C. According to Reuters, nearly 1,150 people had signed up for the protests on a dedicated web...
  • Shut Down D.C.: ‘Climate rebels’ gather at sites across D.C., aiming to bring city to a ‘standstill’

    09/23/2019 6:20:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 23, 2019 | Justin Wm. Moyer, Rebecca Tan and Dana Hedgpeth
    Climate change protesters shut down some intersections from Capitol Hill to downtown Washington Monday morning in the latest of a series of rallies around the world designed to force policymakers to respond to Earth’s rising temperatures. Organizers of Shut Down DC urged “climate rebels” to flood the District’s streets Monday to bring “the whole city to a gridlocked standstill,” according to the group’s website. The website included a map of so-called “climate criminals” that includes “corporations, lobbyists, trade cartels, and government institutions that are most responsible for creating the climate crisis.” By 8:30 a.m. Monday, health-care workers and other activists...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How the Pope’s Man in Washington Is Protecting Monsignor Rossi

    09/22/2019 12:29:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 22, 2019 | George Neumayr
    [Catholic Caucus] How the Pope’s Man in Washington Is Protecting Monsignor Rossi Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the papal nuncio to the U.S., is running interference for the corrupt Shrine rector. The other day I saw a recent photo pop up on Twitter of Monsignor Walter Rossi standing next to a group of friends and allies — Donald Wuerl (the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, D.C.), Callista and Newt Gingrich, and Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the pope’s representative in the United States. The last figure interested me the most: Why would the pope’s man in Washington be lending his prestige to a cleric...
  • Melania Trump cuts ribbon on reopened Washington Monument

    09/20/2019 8:52:19 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    New Delhi Times ^ | 9/19/2019 | Staff
    First lady Melania Trump cut the ribbon Thursday as the Washington Monument reopened to the public for the first time in three years. The 555-foot stone obelisk closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. Accompanied by a group of local fourth graders, Trump took the new high-speed elevator to the observation floor near the top, which offers a commanding 360-degree view of the entire District of Columbia. The monument has been closed off and on for most of the past eight years. An August 2011 earthquake left cracks in the stones near...
  • JOKER - Final Trailer

    08/28/2019 10:40:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 28, 2019 | Staff
    Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
  • Rich part of D.C. goes tooth-and-claw to prevent new child-migrant shelter in its neighborhood

    08/24/2019 7:44:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Putting on its Victorian gentleman suit (pace Tom Wolfe), the Washington Post's editorial board tut-tuts a rich part of Washington, D.C. and its political patrons, for pulling out all stops to prevent construction of a child-migrant shelter in its fancy environs. MANY AMERICANS are rightly outraged by the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children, who have been separated from parents and ill-treated by authorities. Democrats have been understandably eager to distance themselves from such policies — a stance that can result in knee-jerk opposition even to sensible practices in effect during the Obama administration. That might explain the nearly uniform outcry from Washington-area politicians incensed...
  • DC mayor blocks planned shelter for unaccompanied migrant children

    08/21/2019 5:15:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/21/19 | John Bowden
    Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has moved to block the Trump administration's construction of a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in the district The Washington Post reported that Bowser blocked the shelter's construction by using emergency regulations that bar the city's child welfare agency from issuing licenses to facilities that house more than 15 people. Federal officials had planned to oversee the construction of a 200-bed facility in the Takoma neighborhood built by Maryland-based contractor Dynamic Service Solutions. The federal government awarded Dynamic Service Solutions with a $20.5 million contract to build the facility, but the D.C. Child and...
  • ‘Trump is not a racist’: MLK’s niece rebukes liberal DC archbishop

    08/02/2019 6:04:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Pete Baklinsk
    ‘Trump is not a racist’: MLK’s niece rebukes liberal DC archbishop August 2, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Martin Luther King, Jr.’s niece took Washington, D.C.’s Catholic archbishop to task for characterizing President Donald Trump’s recent comments on Baltimore as racist. “I’ve read the statement by Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory suggesting that President Trump’s [tweets] about squalor in Baltimore are racist and I have to disagree,” said Dr. Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life.  “President Trump is not a racist. A racist is a person who doesn’t get Acts 17:26: ‘Of one blood God...
  • DC judge mandates a right to Medicaid for able-bodied adults without work requirements

    07/31/2019 11:30:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | July 30, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    Republicans have failed to promote a single conservative fiscal reform to even tweak the growing welfare state, despite their promise to fight for welfare work requirements. But at least Republicans at a state level are promoting conservatism, right? Well, not if the courts are crowned king of the republic. Courts have become the final arbiter of cultural issues and now even border and national security issues. Thus, it was only a matter of time before they ventured into fiscal/economic issues. Recently, several states have been conditioning Medicaid eligibility upon work requirements. Arkansas, Kentucky, and New Hampshire got a waiver from...
  • DC Tourist Savagely Beaten, Stomped, Spit on by Gang of Youths at Hilton Hotel

    07/25/2019 10:44:01 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    Video @ link. A tourist was savagely beaten, stomped and spit on by a gang of over a dozen youths at the entrance to the Washington Hilton Hotel around 1 a.m. on July 14, according to Washington, D.C. police who released hotel surveillance video showing the brutal unprovoked attack. The Hilton–located about twelve blocks north of the White House at 1919 Connecticut Avenue and T Street, NW–is a key part of official Washington, playing host to presidents, foreign dignitaries, business and political gatherings including the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. It is also where President Ronald Reagan was shot...
  • FREEPER POLL: How to give at least most DC residents alternatives to "statehood."

    07/19/2019 8:27:41 AM PDT · by dangus · 40 replies
    Dangus vanity
    The notion of D.C. statehood is just stupid. Sorry, 72 square miles and utter dependence of the federal government doesn't make for a state. Plus, most of "Washington" is no longer in D.C. anyway. So which alternative makes the most sense? 1. "Greater D.C." Expand D.C. to include Fairfax and Arlington Counties plus Alexandria, VA, plus Montgomery and Prince George's County, MD. D.C. thus becomes a tiny, but reasonably populous state containing the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, nearly all of the federal workforce, the CIA, Reagan Airport, the entire WMATA Metro Subway system and the Beltway. We add a blue state,...
  • Jesus Christ our Sustainer[charismatic Caucus]

    07/13/2019 1:35:44 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    My promises to you are "Yes and Amen" I AM your Sustainer and not man. Come to Me in your time of need for I AM A Loving God visiting My Blessings upon the righteous that call upon My name. I AM Lord God, King your Yahweh and Messiah. All there is to fill your cup is to Believe and Declare for such was the Faith of The Centurion and I have placed this Faith in YOU ! My Shalom(PEACE) IS yours AS YOU Speak Peace to each storm in your life. . . Guard your Heart with Loving Kindness...
  • DC Resident Makes Great Argument Against DC Statehood

    07/10/2019 10:01:43 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-10-19 | Brother Bob
    As someone who's about to hit 20 years of living in the DC area, calls for DC statehood always rumble at varying levels of loudness. The practical answer it will never happen is that no party is going to give two new Senators to the opposition party that will have zero chance of ever being competitive. The legal answer is that it would violate The Constitution. Granted, for Lefties using The Constitution as toilet paper is a feature, not a bug, but I digress. The real answer goes back to why it was written into the Constitution in the first place...
  • Antifa flyer with media ‘guidelines’ lets press know what they can and can’t report

    07/06/2019 1:12:01 PM PDT · by DFG · 128 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 07/06/2019 | Doug P
    There are dueling rallies in Washington, DC today with what’s billed as a “free speech” event on one side, and Antifa protesters on the other. The Washington Examiner’s Julio Rosas is there:
  • UPDATE: CBS, ABC and NBC Join MSNBC… Will Not Air President Trump’s July 4th Celebration

    07/03/2019 9:24:56 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 212 replies
    And MSNBC will not carry the “Salute to America” live event. And now this… ABC, CBS, NBC announced today they will not air President Trump’s July 4th American Celebration.
  • Running Didn’t Save My Life, But Here’s Why It’s Still a Miracle

    07/03/2019 9:01:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 3, 2019 | The Runner's World Editors
    Name: Kate Perelman Age: 33 From: Silver Spring, Maryland Job: Federal contractor and social media specialist People think depression is just feeling sad, but that’s not it at all. Depression makes you feel nothing. And in late 2018, after years of battling the disease, feeling nothing replaced my love for running. So my brand new pair of silver and blue Asics sat in the corner of my apartment, laced for a run that I thought would never come. My couch became my safe harbor. It’s where I made several impulsive internet purchases one day in late November, which included, for...
  • DC Restaurants Could Be Fined $800 For Giving Out Plastic Straws

    06/27/2019 12:24:43 PM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 27, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for...your straws? Starting July 1, the nation's capital will officially be implementing arguably Draconian fines on restaurants and bar owners as D.C.'s government will be sending out the plastic Gestapo in full force to ensure that only biodegradable straws are handed out to customers. If you get caught handing out the newly ordained contraband so that your patrons can enjoy a vodka soda or a lemonade with ease, you better be ready to pay up some cold hard cash since you are contributing to pollution according to...
  • Councilmember Jack Evans’ Cozy Ties to Digital Media Companies

    06/24/2019 7:03:30 AM PDT · by ptsal · 3 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | Dec. 15, 2016 | Jerrrey Anderson
    Fresh off a legislative victory for the billboard industry at Nationals Park, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans’ attempt to preserve a loophole for digital sign companies doing business in the District seemed inevitable—especially given his close ties with the vendor that stands to benefit the most. Evans recently introduced an emergency bill that would provide a permit exemption in certain cases—a boon for Digi Media Communications LLC, which already has installed numerous signs in violation of city rules and is looking to install dozens more throughout the District.
  • Shannon column: George Soros continues to collect district attorneys

    06/19/2019 4:31:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Post Independent ^ | June 18, 2019 | Michael Shannon
    Thanks to almost $1 million contributed by George Soros, Parisa Dehghani-Tafti defeated the incumbent DA in Arlington and Steve Descano defeated the incumbent in Fairfax. Those two victories bring the total number of campaigns that Soros has tried to buy to at least 23. The $583,000 that Soros gave Tafti represented 78 percent of her total campaign budget. The $392,000 George sent Descano was marginally less at 71 percent of his budget. In those two true blue counties winning the Democrat primary means winning in November, too. So, what did Soros buy? Two more DAs who won’t be prosecuting “quality...