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  • Ted Cruz invites Donald Trump to speak at anti-Iran deal rally at Capitol

    08/27/2015 11:51:05 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 55 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz has invited fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a rally against the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington, according to the senator’s campaign. The rally will be held at the Capitol and sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America, according to the campaign. The date, time and exact location haven’t been finalized. Trump told reporters in South Carolina on Thursday afternoon that he and Cruz were planning an event protesting the deal in Washington. The Daily Beast previously reported that the two campaigns were mulling joint events,...
  • Washington, D.C. and Gun Violence Among Black Youth: A Bellwether City at a Crossroads

    08/20/2015 10:08:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/19/2015 | Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick
    I don't imagine children in Georgetown or Chevy Chase would have similar reactions to the same sound. The episode is evidence of glaring disparities in safety and gun violence in Washington, D.C. This city the seat of international power and influence, yet parts of it, particularly the poorest parts, are being terrorized by gun violence. We desperately need solutions to this crisis. As the world watches, what will we do about it? Gun violence is on the rise in Washington, D.C. and the perpetrators are emboldened with violence spreading across the city. Those who pull the triggers are largely young...
  • Mullah Gore and the Benghazi Coverup

    05/07/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    In an April 20 (given the deep connections between the Brotherhood and the Nazi Party, the date may not have been an accident) story in the Jerusalem Post, the question was asked, Will Qatar abandon the Muslim Brotherhood? As they put it, Qatar is the only country who openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. This followed the pressure exerted on Qatar to do just that from its three Gulf neighbors, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia even threatened a blockade should Qatar not comply. Clearly the Brotherhood, and their revolutionary aims, had been recognized as a threat...
  • DC’s Police Chief Accidentally Details What’s Wrong With Gun Laws [VIDEO]

    08/15/2015 9:22:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/14/2015 | Josh Fatzick
    Lanier also attributed the city’s recent murder spike to repeat offenders who have recently been released from prison obtaining weapons and then using them to murder people. “Multiple of our offenders involved in the homicides have previous homicides and are recently back in the community,” she said. “So far this year 10 people involved in homicide have had prior homicide charges. Ten.”
  • Report: W.H. staffer threatens Capitol Police boyfriend with gun

    08/10/2015 3:47:41 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 28 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/10/2015 | Eliza Collins
    After an argument that ended in gunfire, a White House staffer and her boyfriend, who works for the Capitol Police, have been put on leave from their jobs, according to reports. The domestic dispute reportedly took place on the evening of Aug. 6. Barvetta Singletary, a member of the White House legislative affairs team, sent her boyfriend, who works on the dignitary protection detail, a text that invited him over, according to Roll Call. The two then got into a dispute and Singletary allegedly reached into her boyfriend’s bag. According to reports, she pulled out two cellphones and his gun...
  • There is Only One Political Party In Washington DC…

    08/08/2015 6:17:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-7-2015 | sundance
    Ignore the colors on this map. Voting for Walker, Rubio, Cruz, Fiorina, et al only guarantees we are going to get Jeb Bush -VS- Hillary Clinton in 2016. Regardless of how much you despise the thought, it is written. ….”Expecting a different outcome is like standing at that soda machine that gives you diet ginger ale regardless of which button you push”… The plan was broadly outlined in October of 2013. The details were filled in during the spring of 2014 – you were not paying attention. It’s too late for you to do anything to stop it. The only...
  • 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...
  • Scott Walker: How I would cut Washington down to size

    07/27/2015 9:04:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-27-15 | Sarah Westwood
    Scott Walker is running for president hardened by four years of fighting for fiscal pragmatism and public sector reform as governor of Wisconsin. Those bruising battles, and his victories in them, underscore nearly every position he has staked out on the road he hopes will take him to the White House. He touts legislative accomplishments in a blue state, his defeat of militantly hostile unions, and his reversal of the state's budget deficit. Walker slashed wasteful spending by forming a special commission tasked with rooting out abuse, and forced the state government to publish its expenditures online. Candidates often talk...
  • Hooligans Trash DC Store, Police Ignore Pleas for Help [Video]

    07/07/2015 2:22:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 6, 2015 | Dave Blount
    You don’t need a gun in our nation’s capital. If you encounter criminals, just take out your phone and dial 911. Then wait several days for the response.
  • VIDEO: D.C. Residents Say Take Down Jefferson Memorial, Rename Washington, D.C.

    07/07/2015 10:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/07/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    District of Columbia residents and tourists weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, some saying the nation should go as far as renaming Washington, D.C.CNN anchor Don Lemon recently floated the idea of re-thinking the Jefferson Memorial, dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, since he was a slave owner.“There may come a day when we want to re-think Jefferson, I don’t know if we should do that, but when we get to that point, I’ll be happy to partake in that particular discussion,” Lemon said.“It should come down,” one D.C. resident told PJ...
  • Sorry Folks, Independence Day Is Canceled

    07/04/2015 6:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/04/2015 | Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.
    Well, Doctor [Franklin], what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” “A Republic, if you can keep it.” (Franklin's reply) This week’s Independence Day celebrations mark quite the contrast with the modern bureaucratic nanny state, with the all-powerful centralized government we actually have. We’ll wave flags symbolizing commonality with our nation’s founders who threw off the yoke of Britain and declared themselves independent at great cost and blood. While the Fourth of July holiday celebrates individual liberty and the freedoms and rights that allow us to achieve and prosper, we jettisoned the decentralized government the founders secured for us. We...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz on "The People vs. The Washington Cartel: Restoring Liberty in the Age of Cronyism"

    06/24/2015 2:58:35 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 13 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Despite gaining massive majorities on a conservative anti-Washington wave in 2014, the new Congress has quickly returned to Washington's business-as-usual. The Washington Cartel of powerful politicians, well-connected lobbyists, and media elite continue to benefit from big government at the expense of Main Street and ordinary Americans. Now is the time to break the Cartel.
  • Nancy Pelosi bucks President Obama on trade

    06/12/2015 10:38:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | June 12, 2015 | Lauren French
    After weeks of silence, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor Friday against legislation to give President Barack Obama fast-track trade authority and a related bill to provide aid to workers displaced by trade. “We have an opportunity to slow down,” the California Democrat said. “Whatever the deal is with other countries, we want a better deal for America’s workers.”
  • Report: Chinese hackers stole data from up to 4 million Federal Employees

    06/04/2015 2:48:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    BI ^ | 6-4-2015 | Maxwell Tani and AP
    The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of an unprecedented data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records. According to the Washington Post, Chinese hackers breached the Office of Personnel Management in December and gained access to personal information of up to 4 million current and former employees. A congressional aide familiar with the situation, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to discuss it, says the OPM and the Interior Department were hacked. A second U.S. official who also declined to be identified said the data breach could potentially affect...
  • D.C. Fails to Follow Court Order in 2A Case, Motion for Contempt filed

    05/29/2015 6:47:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Alan Gura has filed a motion to hold the District of Columbia in contempt for failing to follow Judge Scullin's preliminary injunction in the Wrenn v. D.C.   second amendment case. The  motion is very well written, the logic is clear.  Here is an portion: 7.  Mr. Powers’ experience is particularly troubling. He is a licensed D.C. firearms instructor, who was (finally) allowed to register his handgun.1 There is no question that Powers meets all background check and training requirements. There is no legal basis to deny him a permit. 8.  District law does not provide for this sort of...
  • Police bomb squad blows up pressure cooker from ‘suspicious’ car near Capitol, Memorial Day Concert

    05/24/2015 10:23:51 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 54 replies
    ABC 7 News, The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Jay Korff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested. Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider told The Associated Press by email that officers on patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle Sunday on a street on the National Mall west of the Capitol and an odor of gasoline was also detected. She says a bomb squad "disrupted the items of concern in the vehicle including the pressure cooker," producing a loud bang about 7:45 p.m....
  • Sources: Daron Wint, Suspect in Woodley Park Quadruple Slaying, in Custody

    05/21/2015 8:43:27 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 22 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 5/21/15 | NBC 4 WAshington
    The suspect in last week's brutal slaying of three members of a northwest Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper is in custody in northeast D.C., two law enforcement sources confirmed to News4. Police followed a white Chevy Cruze from Prince George's County into D.C. and took 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint into custody on Rhode Island Avenue NE between between 11th and 12th streets, sources said. The Metropolitan Police Department has not confirmed the reports.
  • Federal judge again rules key part of new D.C. gun law unconstitutional

    05/19/2015 2:39:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | By Spencer S. Hsu
    Ten months after striking down the District’s long-standing ban on carrying firearms in public as unconstitutional, a federal judge Monday ordered the city to halt enforcing a key provision of the new gun-permitting system it adapted in response. As passed by the D.C. Council, the District’s new carry legislation remains among the strictest in the nation, requiring applicants to state good reason to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police, matching laws in Maryland, New Jersey and New York. However, in a 23-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. ruled that condition — known...
  • 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.
  • Judge Scullin Issues Preliminary Injunciton; D.C. Permits to be Shall Issue

    05/18/2015 8:26:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In two opinions issued today, 18 May, 2015, Judge Scullin essentially ended the Palmer v. D.C. case by refusing to issue a contempt citation against the D.C. government.  But, in another ruling on the new D.C. law, Judge Scullin issued a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of particular sections of the D.C. permit to carry law.   Those sections of the law are the ones that allow the police chief to turn down permits if they do not have "good reason" for them.  Here are the last paragraphs of the opinion: ORDERS that Defendants, their officers, agents, servants, employees,...
  • Teacher assails practice of giving passing grades to failing students

    05/17/2015 1:58:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jay Mathews
    Caleb Stewart Rossiter, a college professor and policy analyst, decided to try teaching math in the D.C. schools. He was given a pre-calculus class with 38 seniors at H.D. Woodson High School. When he discovered that half of them could not handle even second-grade problems, he sought out the teachers who had awarded the passing grades of D in Algebra II, a course that they needed to take his high-level class. There are many bewildering stories like this in Rossiter’s new book, “Ain’t Nobody Be Learnin’ Nothin’: The Fraud and the Fix for High-Poverty Schools,” the best account of public...
  • D.C. couple was acting oddly before fire, police are told

    05/16/2015 8:11:23 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2015 | Peter Hermann and Antonio Olivo
    The Savopoulos family was having a busy week. The husband was trying to get a new martial arts center in Chantilly, Va., ready for a grand opening, and he enlisted the help of one of his housekeepers. His wife was ill, and their 10-year-old son was recovering from injuries suffered in a go-kart crash. The days and hours leading up to the deaths of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, and two others believed to be their son and another housekeeper, came into sharper focus Saturday with new details from police records. They show attempts by friends and relatives to reach the...
  • BREAKING THROUGH WITH INTIMACY [ charistmatic caucus]

    05/06/2015 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Intimacy is the key to your breaking through in your days ahead . So persevere as Daniel and Gabriel for I will send My angels of My Presence as Michael (AS GOD) as you spend time in mine . . . DANIEL 10:12-21 12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael,...
  • Obama While Trying to Kill School Choice in D.C.: We Need to Make Sure ‘All Children’ Get…

    05/02/2015 12:23:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 2, 2015 | 11:41 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    After having presented a budget to Congress that would phase out a school-choice program that allows a limited number of children to escape Washington, D.C.’s public schools, President Barack Obama delivered a weekly address today that said all Americans have a responsibility to make sure all children—not just their own—get a great education. Obama’s two daughters go to Sidwell Friends, one of the most expensive private schools in Washington, D.C. […] Obama’s address was titled: “Ensuring Every Child Gets a Great Education.” In 2003, Congress enacted a program for “opportunity scholarships” in Washington, D.C. These allowed some students in public...
  • GOP prepares list of demands if justices rule against ObamaCare

    05/01/2015 5:12:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Republicans believe a Supreme Court ruling against ObamaCare this summer would give them leverage to force President Obama to scrap the healthcare law's central pillars. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who is leading the Senate GOP’s response to King v. Burwell, said Republicans will be willing to strike a deal with Obama to ensure that the 7.5 million people who stand to lose their subsidies are protected, at least until the 2016 elections. But in return, they would demand that Obama to do something he has long resisted: nix the employer and individual mandates for insurance coverage. “Is the president going...
  • Small helicopter lands on Capitol lawn prompting lockdowns for Capitol, White House

    04/15/2015 11:12:46 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 81 replies
    NewsChannel 8 ^ | 04-15-2015
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- A small helicopter has landed on the Capitol's West Front in D.C. and the pilot was taken into custody. The Capitol building and the White House are currently under lockdown. More details to come...
  • AP Source: MLB's Manfred Plans to Give DC '18 All-Star Game

    04/05/2015 4:00:56 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    AP via The New York Times ^ | APRIL 5, 2015, 1:06 P.M. E.D.T. | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Just a link, but the article says that Major League Baseball has decided to award the 2018 All-Star Game to Washington, DC.
  • Woman admitted to stabbing lawyer in robbery gone wrong at DC hotel, court documents say

    04/03/2015 7:58:45 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 8 replies
    Fox News Website ^ | April 03, 2015 | unknown
    A 21-year-old woman charged in the stabbing death of a lawyer at a boutique Washington hotel told police she intended to rob the man but stabbed him in his room when he tried to prevent her from leaving... Jamyra Gallmon of Washington was arrested... A police investigation found Messerschmitt posted on Craigslist the day he was killed, "soliciting responses from other men," the court document shows. Messerschmitt communicated through Craigslist with a person using the username "chrissanchez0906," an investigation found, but police learned the account was linked to Gallmon. Messerschmitt invited the person he was communicating with to a room...
  • Good Samaritan fights off attacker in DC (hits rapist with a brick)

    03/31/2015 12:58:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    www.myfoxdc.com ^ | march 27, 2015 | tom Fitzgerald
    A heroic act of a D.C. man may have helped save a woman who was being raped.  The man picked up a stick and a brick and repeatedly hit the suspect, who was later caught by police.  This all unfolded early Tuesday on 16th Street, Northwest.  Ketrell Ferguson says he doesn't want to be called a hero, but by any measure of the word that's exactly what he is to a woman who was being sexually assaulted.  “I just cracked him as hard as I could, and when I cracked him he got off here and he started running,” said...
  • Gun Control Advocates Will Deliver Petition Calling For Emily Miller's Firing

    03/21/2015 7:20:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    dcist.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Matt Cohen
    “By the standards of her profession, Emily Miller has no business calling herself a journalist," Ladd Everitt, communications director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said in a statement. "Miller’s crusade against popular gun laws has been a professional one since the beginning. At this point, area residents can have no reasonable expectation that she will provide objective, impartial coverage on matters of concern to them. If Miller wishes to behave like a pundit and activist, then WTTG should replace her with an actual reporter.”
  • No sprinklers required: How my church kept homeless people off church steps

    03/20/2015 6:11:17 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 47 replies
    cruxnow ^ | March 19, 2015 | Linda Kaufman
    WASHINGTON — St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco is getting bad press this week over a sprinkler system it installed to keep homeless people from sleeping on church grounds. People are outraged that a church would treat the poor so callously. But St. Mary’s isn’t alone. Many houses of worship all over the country face the question of how to keep safe, welcoming grounds while being compassionate to homeless neighbors sleeping on porches and in doorways. Here’s what we tried at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington, DC. A couple of months ago, we started a dialogue about...
  • FBI Agent Charged With Falsifying Records, Selling Stolen Drugs

    03/20/2015 2:30:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    NBC - Washington DC ^ | March 20, 2015
    Fueled by an addiction to prescription painkillers, an FBI agent abused heroin from his own drug investigations and in the process botched dozens of cases involving suspected drug traffickers in multiple states, according to details that emerged Friday. Matthew Lowry, formerly a special agent with the agency's Washington field office, tampered with hundreds of grams of heroin seized during drug investigations in 2013 and 2014, keeping it in his car for weeks or months, and periodically using it, according to charging documents filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Friday.
  • DC Union Boss Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges In Parking Spot Dispute

    03/20/2015 9:54:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Josh Fatzick
    The former leader of an American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council in Washington D.C. plead guilty Wednesday to brandishing a sawed-off shotgun in an argument over a parking space earlier this month. The incident took place in February when George T. Johnson, who no longer works with the union, became angry with two men who parked their car in a parking spot in front of the District’s wastewater treatment plant.
  • Man trespassing in Southeast D.C. Metro tunnel shot, killed by police officer

    03/12/2015 9:25:37 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 12 replies
    ABC 7 DC ^ | March 12, 2015 - 11:29 pm | Jay Korf
    The fatal shooting of a man by police along Metrorail tracks in the District Thursday night disrupted service for the Orange, Blue and Silver lines. The Potomac Avenue station in Southeast D.C. was also shut down as firefighters removed the body from the tracks about 400 feet east of the station, inside the tunnel.
  • American ISIS Member Issues Warning: “We’re in Texas, Ohio, New York City, Washington, D.C.”

    03/09/2015 4:58:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    http://controversialtimes.com/ ^ | 3/9/15 | Reagan Wilson
    In the interview, Cornell issued some chilling warnings: “I got orders from the brothers overseas because I’m with the Islamic State. My brothers over there, in Syria and Iraq, gave me specific orders to carry out jihad in the west, so I did so.” “What do I think is coming? Many things. There will be many, many attacks. Like I said, we are ready for the battle over the Capitol.”
  • Silence is hurting Clinton, Dem (U$P$ DiFi) says

    03/08/2015 9:45:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/08/2015 | Cory Bennett
    Hillary Clinton is hurting herself by not publicly addressing the concern about revelations that she used a private email service during her time as secretary of State, said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).“What I would like is for her to come forward and say just what the situation is,” said Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” ADVERTISEMENT It was discovered last week that during Clinton’s four years as head of the State Department, she used an email account hosted on a server in her Chappaqua, N.Y., home.Some lawmakers have...
  • Coming soon: Museum of the Bible in D.C.

    02/27/2015 2:09:27 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | February 27, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    Some intriguing details from NPR: In Washington, D.C., construction is underway on the Museum of the Bible, an eight-story, $400 million enterprise funded by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.Green is a Pentecostal known for donating to conservative evangelical universities and developing a public school curriculum based on the Bible. After the craft store’s controversial victory in this summer’s Supreme Court ruling over contraception, some people worry the new museum will come across as evangelical propaganda. But organizers behind Green’s latest venture say it won’t be a memorial to evangelism.The Museum of the Bible will house the more than 40,000 artifacts...
  • Why Silicon Valley is the new revolving door for Obama staffers

    02/27/2015 1:44:56 PM PST · by Macoozie · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/27/2015 | By Cecilia Kang and Juliet Eilperin
    "Now, near the end of his administration, the extent of Obama’s commitment to Silicon Valley has become clear. And nowhere is that more evident than net neutrality, an issue where the president pressured the government to pass regulations with major implications for how consumers experience the Internet."
  • DC Councilman Seeks to Name College After Marion Barry

    02/13/2015 3:33:13 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 04, 2015 | Blake Neff
    A city councilman in Washington D.C. is pushing to have the city’s only public university renamed after former mayor Marion Barry. Councilman Vincent Orange, a Democrat, argues that Barry is a worthy namesake for the University of the District of Columbia because he was the school’s “biggest champion” during his life.
  • Alan Gura, SAF file Second Suit against DC for Violations of 2nd Amendment Rights

    02/06/2015 4:15:07 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The wheels of justice in the District of Columbia are turning exceedingly slowly in enforcing the second amendment of the Constitution.  It was shortly after the Heller decision in 2008, that Alan Gura and SAF filed suit in what has become the Palmer case in the District of Columbia.    That suit was filed in August of 2009, only a little more than a year after Heller was decided in June of 2008.   It took almost exactly five years to get a ruling in the Palmer case.  Alan Gura, during that period, filed two petitions for a writ of mandamus....
  • Alan Gura, SAF file Second Suit against DC for Violations of 2nd Amendment Rights

    02/04/2015 10:51:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The wheels of justice in the District of Columbia are turning exceedingly slowly in enforcing the second amendment of the Constitution.  It was shortly after the Heller decision in 2008, that Alan Gura and SAF filed suit in what has become the Palmer case in the District of Columbia.    That suit was filed in August of 2009, only a little more than a year after Heller was decided in June of 2008.   It took almost exactly five years to get a ruling in the Palmer case.  Alan Gura, during that period, filed two petitions for a writ of mandamus....
  • Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases ( Criminal invaders & Amnesty )

    01/29/2015 8:27:37 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    kcrs tv ^ | Jan 29, 2015
    U.S. experienced record number of cases last year. A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases. ... 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks. The rest are in Michigan, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico. ... The U.S. experienced a record number of measles cases last year, with 644 infections from 27 states despite being largely eliminated in 2000.
  • Marion Barry’s son pleads not guilty in bank dustup

    01/21/2015 3:34:42 PM PST · by billorites · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Andrea Noble
    The son of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges Wednesday that arose from an altercation at a bank in which the 34-year-old is accused of threatening a teller after learning his account was overdrawn.
  • One dead, two critical and 82 hurt as DC Metro fills with smoke from huge electrical

    01/13/2015 3:25:55 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan. 12, 2015
    One dead, two critical and 82 hurt as DC Metro fills with smoke from huge electrical fault: Terrified passengers lie in the dark for an HOUR before help arrives - as announcers tell them to 'stay calm' *Passengers described being stuck inside a pitch-black train for 40 minutes with some lying down to avoid the smoke *One female passenger was reportedly taken to hospital after paramedics found her unresponsive. She later died *Two other passengers are said to be in a critical condition at George Washington Hospital *A firefighter was also hurt during the evacuation and was transported to hospital....
  • L'Enfant Plaza Metro station closed, evacuated due to smoke (D.C.)

    01/12/2015 1:56:26 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Fox5 ^ | 11-12-2015 | Fox5
    The L'Enfant Plaza Metro station has been evacuated due to smoke in the station. Metro says trains are bypassing the station and the station has been temporarily closed. Metro says the source of the smoke has not been determined and it has activated tunnel fans to ventilate the area.
  • L'Enfant Plaza Metro station closed, evacuated due to smoke (D.C.)

    01/12/2015 1:28:27 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Fox5 ^ | 11-12-2015 | Fox5
    The L'Enfant Plaza Metro station has been evacuated due to smoke in the station. Metro says trains are bypassing the station and the station has been temporarily closed. Metro says the source of the smoke has not been determined and it has activated tunnel fans to ventilate the area.
  • Son of ... Marion Barry runs for his late father's DC Council seat while undergoing ... rehab

    01/06/2015 8:57:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2015 | Dadie Whitelocks
    Complete Headline: Son of controversial Washington ex-mayor Marion Barry runs for his late father's DC Council seat while undergoing drug and alcohol treatment The only son of Marion Barry, a former Washington mayor who once left office in disgrace after being caught smoking crack cocaine, is seeking his late father's seat on the D.C. Council. Marion Christopher Barry, 34, picked up nominating petitions Monday at the District of Columbia Board of Elections. His father suffered a fatal cardiac arrest last November aged 78. The son, who currently runs a small construction company, becomes one of 23 candidates bidding to make...
  • DC Mayor Says City "Exploring" Suing Congress Over Marijuana Legalization

    01/05/2015 12:56:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    This morning on Meet the Press, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said that the city will "explore every option" in regards to getting Initiative 71 enforced in the city. Initiative 71, which would have permitted the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, was passed with overwhelming support on Election Day, yet was blocked by Congress. Bowser had previously been against legalized marijuana, but has since changed her position to align with the will of the voters of the District of Columbia. Bowser also said that she intends on "forging a path" for increased autonomy in the District of Columbia. Mayor...
  • D.C. passes 100 homicides for 2014 with 4 killed over unusually violent holiday

    12/25/2014 5:18:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/25/14 | Andrea Noble
    The District surpassed 100 homicides for the year in the course of an unusually violent Christmas Eve that saw five people killed — including one by police after he opened fire on officers. The city recorded four homicides in less than six hours resulting from separate incidents that spanned from the outside of a bar in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest to the Barry Farm housing complex in Southeast. Metropolitan Police Department officers also shot two men within the same time period, killing one and wounding another. A police spokesman was not able to verify on Thursday the total number...
  • D.C. Mayor, Attorney General: New Abortion Mandate Likely Unconstitutional

    12/19/2014 5:23:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | December 18, 2014, | cns staff
    Yesterday’s vote by the Council of the District of Columbia to approve a bill banning even religious organizations from discriminating against employees for their “reproductive health” practices—including abortion—likely violates the Constitution and federal law, warned the D.C. mayor and attorney general weeks before the final vote. The Council’s disregard for Mayor Vincent Gray’s “significant legal concerns” increases the possibility that he may veto the legislation, which also may be halted by Congress if it can get President Obama’s signature on the repeal. “Today’s approval of this draconian bill confirms the D.C. Council’s intentional persecution of religious educators and other employers...