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  • Southern Baptist Denomination Severs Ties With DC Baptists Over Homosexuality

    05/26/2018 4:33:38 PM PDT · by upchuck · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) cut relational and financial ties with the D.C. Baptist Convention (DCBC) for refusing to disfellowship a church with two lesbian pastors. The Executive Committee of the SBC issued a warning to the DCBC in February in which the D.C. convention was given 90 days to remove any church in its fellowship that “practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior,” according to Baptist Press. The executive committee gave the warning specifically with regard to Calvary Baptist Church, which affirmed a lesbian couple as co-pastors in 2017, according to Juicy Ecumenism. The D.C. Baptist Convention failed to...
  • Capitals beat Penguins as Washington reaches Eastern Conference finals and D.C. rejoices

    05/07/2018 7:10:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2018 | Isabelle Khurshudyan, Roman Stubbs, Scott Allen and Neil Greenberg
    At last: Game over. Series over. For the first time in 20 years, a D.C. team in one of the four major pro sports is moving on to the conference finals. Let that sink in. The Capitals were the last to do it, in 1998, when they eliminated the Senators in five games in the second round and then ousted the Sabres in six games to clinch their only Eastern Conference title in franchise history. With Evgeny Kuznetsov’s breakaway goal less than six minutes into overtime, Washington improved to 2-9 all-time in postseason series against the Penguins; the Capitals’ only...
  • Good Luck With That: Biker Mob Heading to Washington to End Mueller 'Sham'

    05/05/2018 10:35:34 PM PDT · by stilloftyhenight · 89 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 06.05.2018 | Sputnik Radio
    A large group of motorcyclists is said to be headed toward the US capitol of Washington DC with the intention of confronting US Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday. https://sputniknews.com/us/201805061064183268-bikers-mob-trump-mueller/
  • The Turkish Embassy Beat-Down (in DC)

    05/03/2018 5:23:10 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    The Washingtonian ^ | May 2, 2018 | Harry Jaffe
    Foreign agents attacked American citizens on the streets of DC. Can Americans bring them to justice? Lucy Usoyan sensed danger. It was the afternoon of May 16, 2017, and Usoyan was among the Kurdish protesters outside the residence of Turkey’s ambassador to the United States. They were there to demonstrate against Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was in town for his first meeting with President Donald Trump in the US. “Kurdish bitch!” Usoyan heard as the demonstrators crossed Massachusetts Avenue. In front of the residence, a large group of men had gathered. “Die, Kurds!” they shouted. “Kill the terrorists!”...
  • Why There Are So Many Rich Counties Concentrated Around Washington, D.C.?

    04/30/2018 12:17:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 18, 2013 | Derek Thompson
    Twenty-nine of the top 30 areas with the most million-dollar homes are in California or NYC's Tri-State Area. Eight of the ten wealthiest towns are in California and New York State. Forty percent of the nation's billionaires live in California, New York State, and Connecticut. But the Washington, D.C., area dominates the list of highest-earning counties, claiming six of the top ten and 13 of the top 30. Why?
  • D.C. councilman defends Nazis after saying 'Jews control weather'

    04/21/2018 6:05:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/20/2018 | Art Moore
    Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. The D.C. council member’s visit to Washington’s Holocaust Museum was meant to be a “conciliatory” gesture to help repair relations after he sparked outrage for saying Jews control the weather. But Trayon White only compounded his problems when he defended Nazis during a guided tour of the museum Wednesday and then left early. D.C. Council member Trayon White White was at the museum viewing a 1935 photograph of a woman surrounded by Nazi soldiers with a sign hanging from her neck that read: “I am a German girl and allowed myself to be defiled by...
  • Naked Man Goes Crazy On Metro Train, Attacks Riders (Video)

    04/15/2018 7:15:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Washington DC Patch ^ | April 14, 2018 | Dan Taylor
    WASHINGTON, DC -- A naked man has been arrested after attacking Metro riders Thursday morning at the Dupont Circle station in D.C., according to multiple reports. At 5:45 a.m., the man reportedly was acting aggressively toward Metro riders. Specifically, Steve Chenevey of Fox 5 tweeted that the man assaulted someone on the train, exited the train at Dupont and then "did naked calisthenics on the platform." The man reportedly ignored orders from responding police officers, prompting an officer to use a stun gun on him. He was then taken into custody. Two victims had minor injuries, according to the Washington...
  • DC Is Tired of Lyft and Uber Being Better Than Its Awful Metro

    04/09/2018 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    https://spectator.org/ ^ | 4/9/18 | ANDREW WILFORD
    A city government that would drag everyone down to its level.It’s like the old saying of city government goes: if at first you don’t succeed, tax something that is succeeding. Members of the Washington, D.C. government have suggested a way to prop up its failing Metro system while hamstringing its competitor. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently proposed a nearly 400 percent tax increase on ridesharing services, increasing the fee that users pay from 1 percent to 4.75 percent. This would increase the tax on a $10 trip from ten cents to forty-seven cents. Local officials are proposing to use this tax...
  • Summons issued to Trump in case alleging he is violating emoluments clause

    03/22/2018 6:45:36 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/2018 | Rebecca Savransky
    A summons has been issued to President Trump in a lawsuit alleging he is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution. The lawsuit — filed by the attorneys general in Washington, D.C., and Maryland — alleges that Trump is violating the clause, which prevents elected officials from receiving gifts or benefits from foreign governments without Congress’s approval, WAMU reported. The lawsuit is filed against Trump in his "official capacity and in his individual capacity," according to the Washington, D.C., radio station. The lawsuit also argues that businesses in Maryland and D.C. have been hurt because groups instead choose to stay...
  • What Do They Know That We Don’t? DC Officials Flock To Doomsday Camps

    03/21/2018 10:31:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Shtf Plan ^ | 03/20/18 | Mac Slavo
    Washington D.C. government officials are flocking to doomsday camps around the country.  Which of course begs the question: what do they know that we do not?According to the Washington Examiner, a building network of backwoods doomsday camps around the country are pulling in members from affluent areas and even Washington national security officials as the threats grow from nuclear war, an EMP (electromagnetic pulse), or virus attack.  Dubbed Fortitude Ranch, the outposts promise protection and a year’s supply of food for those unable to build their own bunker with preparations for a SHTF scenario. What’s more, until a crisis strikes, the doomsday...
  • These D.C. Pregnancy Centers, Labeled ‘Fake’ by Abortion Groups, Are Changing Women’s Lives

    03/20/2018 5:36:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Washington, D.C. - A new California law, pushed by abortion advocacy groups, could force pro-life pregnancy centers to risk serious fines unless they promote or refer for abortions against their beliefs. NARAL, one of the largest and most extreme abortion groups, has recently been targeting these centers by calling them "fake women’s health centers," claiming they mislead women with inaccurate information to prevent them from having abortions. As a Supreme Court case over the law looms, Townhall visited two pro-life pregnancy centers in D.C., that have been called 'fake' by NARAL, to get a firsthand look at the work that...
  • Arizona state representative arrested during ‘Dreamer’ protest in DC

    03/05/2018 3:45:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    KTAR ^ | March 5, 2018 | KTAR.com
    An Arizona state representative was among the dozens of people arrested on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Monday while participating in a protest for undocumented immigrants. Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe, was one of the 87 people who were arrested during Monday’s protest, Tomas Robles, the co-director of LUCHA, told KTAR News 92.3 FM. Eva Malecki, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Police, told KTAR News 92.3 FM that 68 people were arrested at the Mall for unlawful demonstration activities and were charged with “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.” Twenty-eight of those individuals also were charged with resisting arrest, Malecki...
  • Exclusive: I-66 toll construction to take down 2-year old high-tech traffic management system

    03/05/2018 8:24:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 31, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — The two-year-old high-tech system that allows the Interstate 66 “red X” lanes to be opened outside of rush hour will be taken down within the next 12 months, WTOP has learned.The active traffic management system, which includes digital signs over each lane on a stretch of about 12 miles of I-66 just outside the Capital Beltway, cost $39 million. Work began in 2013; the system was first activated in September 2015.Construction on two HOV or toll lanes in each direction between the Beltway and Gainesville is set to ramp up this spring, and that will disrupt the system....
  • I-66 tolls, longer HOV hours not slowing alternative routes, data show

    03/05/2018 6:39:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    WTOP ^ | February 21, 2018 | Max Smith
    FAIRFAX, Va. — Both Interstate 66 tolls for solo drivers and expanded HOV hours have not slowed traffic on most major parallel routes during the morning rush hour, Virginia transportation officials said Tuesday.A new analysis — which found the average daily toll paid in January was $12.37 — also showed that even an increased number of cars on some roads like U.S. Route 50 did not significantly change travel times in January, compared with the same time a year earlier.“What we’re still seeing is the project is working as intended,” said Nick Donohue, Virginia’s deputy transportation secretary.The Virginia Department of...
  • Statue of 'Mayor for Life' Marion Barry Unveiled Outside Wilson Building

    03/03/2018 2:23:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 2/3 | Sophia Barnes and Gina Cook
    Marion Barry served four terms as D.C.'s mayor and 16 years on the D.C. Council before his death in 2014 An 8-foot statue of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was unveiled Saturday, giving the "Mayor for Life" a permanent legacy outside the seat of the city government. The statue depicts Barry with is hand held high, waving to anyone passing by. Thousands Mourn Barry, DC's 'Mayor for Life' Marion Barry Jr. served four terms as the District's mayor and also served 16 years on the city council. He was serving on the D.C. council when he died in November 2014....
  • Education D.C. Public Schools graduation rate on track to decline this year

    03/01/2018 3:43:01 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    3/1/2018 ^ | perry stein
    Fewer high school seniors in the District are expected to receive a diploma in June than the year before, a sharp reversal for a school system that had celebrated a 20-point increase in its graduate rate since 2011. Data released Thursday by D.C. Public Schools show that 42 percent of seniors attending traditional public schools are on track to graduate, while 19 percent are considered “moderately off-track,” meaning they could still earn enough credits to earn a diploma. The likely drop in the graduation rate is the latest fallout from an investigation that cast doubt on the validity of diplomas...
  • Head Of D.C.'s Schools Resigns After Personal Scandal And Amid District Tumult

    02/21/2018 6:48:26 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/20/2018
    D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson resigned Tuesday following revelations that his daughter was improperly transferred from one of the district's top-performing public high schools to another — which had a waitlist of more than 600 students. The move violated a policy that Wilson himself established last summer restricting the ability of the chancellor to grant such transfers for the children of public officials. The policy came as a result of revelations that former Chancellor Kaya Henderson had placed the children of certain officials in popular and high-performing schools. "After listening to many community members and families and stakeholders, it...
  • What Really Happened At The School Where Every Graduate Got Into College

    02/21/2018 5:53:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 75 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | November 28, 2017 | KATE MCGEE
    Brian Butcher, a history teacher at Ballou High School, sat in the bleachers of the school's brand-new football field last June watching 164 seniors receive diplomas. It was a clear, warm night and he was surrounded by screaming family and friends snapping photos and cheering. It was a triumphant moment for the students: For the first time, every graduate had applied and been accepted to college. The school is located in one of Washington, D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods and has struggled academically for years with a low graduation rate. For months, the school received national media attention, including from NPR, celebrating...
  • Amazon Employees Are Very Interested in a Particular Article About Arlington(Virginia)

    02/20/2018 2:44:18 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    ARLnow.com ^ | 2-20-18 | ARLnow
    So from where is all this newfound interest in Arlington County’s sustainability bonafides coming? From Amazon.com, it seems. The vast majority of the traffic to the page over the past week that can be tracked came from what appears to be an internal Amazon.com page devoted to its HQ2 search. Arlington, of course, is in the running as one of the potential landing spots for the company’s second headquarters.No other page on ARLnow.com has a similar level of traffic coming from Amazon. Last week a noted NYU professor who has written about the company opined that New York City and...
  • DOJ Official Rachel Brand Resigns…

    02/09/2018 4:56:56 PM PST · by taildragger · 74 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 02/02/2018 | Conservative Treehouse
    Freepers... President Trump says No to Dem Memo... Associate AG resigns ( under RR ) https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/09/doj-official-rachel-brand-resigns/ Any others you have commingle them here!