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  • Thanks, travelers, for a decade-long conversation

    04/06/2017 5:35:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2017 | Robert Thomson
    As I retire, I want to devote my last column to travelers who wrote in to discuss their tips and travails. Some wanted to get something fixed. Some just wanted to vent. All were welcome. Dear Dr. Gridlock: I’m not a commuter, but I have a real gridlock problem. When people in a left lane don’t pull up to the vehicle in front of them, they block the ability of people trying to turn left from accessing the left-turn lane. I can’t even count how many times I’ve missed the left green arrow because of this. It seems that if...
  • Trump budget plan would deal blow to Washington region’s transit; Purple Line at risk

    04/06/2017 4:01:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lori Aratani and Katherine Shaver
    Federal funding for Maryland’s Purple Line is in jeopardy, as are Metro’s hopes for a significant increase in money from the government under President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget released Thursday. Trump’s proposed spending plan, which slashes the federal transportation budget by 13 percent, also curbs long-distance Amtrak service out of Washington and cuts millions in federal grants that the region’s governments have relied on for new rapid bus lines, road work, bus stop improvements and bike paths. The cuts came as a shock to many, considering Trump’s campaign pledge to pump $1 trillion into the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “I find...
  • “People’s Climate March” organizer calls for violence

    04/03/2017 9:32:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    cfact.org ^ | March 27, 2017 | Adam Houser
    On March 20, 2017, George Washington University student Aidan Johnston went undercover and attended the 2017 People’s Climate March planning meeting. The March is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 in Washington D.C. “We wanted to see if this meeting was really about climate change and protecting the environment, or if it was actually about bringing down capitalism and advocating socialism,” said Johnston. “I had no idea that it was going to turn into advocating for violence.” Reverend Graylan Halger of Plymouth UCC Church in Washington D.C. took to the microphone, called out “greedy” billionaires and the fallacies of capitalism,...
  • Turkish $100m Mosque in D.C. as Turkish Intel Spied From Mosques Across Europe

    04/03/2017 8:50:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 2, 2017 | By Patrick Poole
    One year ago today, Turkish President Recep Erdogan was in the Washington, D.C. area to open a new $100 million mosque complex funded by the Turkish government and operated by the Diyanet, Turkey's religious affairs ministry. Needless to say, the opening of the Diyanet complex received international media attention: But on the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Diyanet Center of America, questions about its true purpose are being raised. There are ongoing investigations by European officials into widespread spying allegations implicating Turkish government-funded Diyanet mosques across the continent. The investigations center on whether the mosques are spying on...
  • Trump's budget could plunge nation's capital into recession

    04/01/2017 5:29:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 138 replies
    While many of the targeted federal agencies have offices outside Washington, Trump's dream budget would hit the region disproportionately, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk. The cuts would be felt throughout the city, with fewer people riding the already-beleaguered Metro subway or eating at restaurants. It would also hurt Washington's already-shaky market for office space. Economist Stephen Fuller of George Mason University, who has studied the regional economy for decades, estimated 20,000-24,000 federal employees and 10,000 federal contractors would lose their jobs under Trump's proposal. That equates to 5 percent of federal workers in the region. With those...
  • Robber Forgets To Pull Down His Mask - 54 sec clip

    03/29/2017 6:03:37 AM PDT · by bogusname · 10 replies
    A Washington D.C. robber made a big mistake during an armed robbery of a convenience store, one that could very well cost him his freedom.
  • Town hall meeting held to discuss missing children in DC

    03/24/2017 7:55:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 16 replies
    WTTG ^ | March 22, 2017 | Lauren DeMarco
    WASHINGTON - FOX 5 was the first to report D.C. police were tweeting about an unusually high number of missing children. According to city officials, there is not an uptick in missing persons cases, but community members remain frustrated. On Wednesday night, a town hall-style meeting was held at Excel Academy Public Charter School in Southeast D.C., which was hosted by Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White. Hundreds of people packed the room for this meeting while there were many others who could not even get in the door. The heart of this forum – what is going on and what...
  • There’s no solution to the D.C. region’s traffic congestion

    03/16/2017 11:07:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2017 | Robert Thomson
    Every once in a while — and perhaps especially now, if we’re really going to talk about a trillion-dollar infrastructure program — we need to revisit the basics: “This is probably a column-length question, but what are the solutions to traffic congestion in the D.C. region?” That reasonable question came in during the midst of last Monday’s online discussion about whether traffic conditions would be improved if everyone just went faster. (In fact, we would not all be better off if you’d just go as fast as the driver behind you wants.) What are we really hoping to achieve when...
  • Ex-WTOP anchor remembers 1977 terrorist siege in DC

    03/10/2017 6:52:05 AM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    WTOP ^ | March 9, 2017 | Michelle Basch
    Ex-WTOP anchor remembers 1977 terrorist siege in DCWASHINGTON — Forty years ago this week, armed terrorists stormed three D.C. buildings and took nearly 150 people hostage. To commemorate the anniversary of the three-day Hanafi siege, a photo exhibit is currently on display at the Wilson Building. Veiled Begum Khadyja, left, wife of the Hanafi Muslim sect leader, Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, reads a statement to reporters in Washington on Thrusday, March 17,1977 in answer to a statement made by Rabbi Meir Kahane of the Jewish Defense League. Kahane said his JDL will mass in front of the Washington headquarters of...
  • Tucker Carlson Explains the Election and America Beautifully

    03/09/2017 8:37:32 PM PST · by PK1991 · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Tucker Carlson
    Great explanation of the election phenomena and the movement to drain the swap. Also, why DC Republicans hate Trump
  • Going To DC This Summer (Vanity)

    03/03/2017 5:19:27 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 144 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 3/3/2017 | Me
    Will be taking a 4-day trip to DC this summer. Any recommendations on what to see and where to eat? We lucked up on a good hotel (normally $600 a night for $100 two blocks from the Whitehouse.) Have already contacted our Senator about getting approval to tour. I'll sit back and enjoy (while writing things down.) Also tell me what to avoid. Thanks!
  • DC’s Cherry Blossoms Will Hit Peak Bloom March 14-17 [about 2 1/2 weeks early]

    03/02/2017 12:49:57 AM PST · by Daffynition · 8 replies
    Washingtononian ^ | March 1, 2017 | Kayla Randall
    Washington’s Japanese cherry trees are expected to be at peak bloom between March 14-17, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.
  • D.C. fourth-graders send Valentine to the Washington Post ‘for being strong and telling the truth’

    02/17/2017 6:53:45 PM PST · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Twitchy (and Twitter) ^ | February 16, 2017 | Brett T.
    That’s nice, but it can’t begin to compete with a Valentine’s Day letter written by some D.C. fourth-graders and sent to the Washington Post. Fact-checker Michelle Ye Hee Lee posted it on Facebook, explaining that the young students wanted it to “go to journalists.”
  • Obama appoints former White House staffers to posts

    01/18/2017 3:32:48 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | January 18, 2017 | Allie Malloy,
    President Barack Obama, on his final Tuesday in office, appointed soon-to-be former staffers and supporters to administration posts, including senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Jarrett and Rice were both appointed to the Board of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts as General Trustees. While Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes was appointed as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
  • List of DC rioters/terrorists with Court cases Lawyers and hearing dates/places

    02/08/2017 9:29:46 PM PST · by kvanbrunt2 · 23 replies
    My spreadsheet ^ | today | me
    I have started a spreadsheet to keep track of the court cases of some of the rioters/terrorists on inauguration day in DC. From the name list i have started to cut an paste from the https://www.dccourts.gov/cco/maincase.jsf dc court web site. You can search by name from the list. I filled in some of the cases that i was interested in local here in philly and then some of the CA and DC critters. I wanted to see if they were really charging these culpris for the felony riot charges and they are. Only one is missing a court case. informer...
  • FBI Insider- 70 Arrest Warrants to Be Issued, 30 Politicans, 40 Individuals in DC, NYC VA

    02/07/2017 7:57:37 PM PST · by drewh · 149 replies
    Maine Republic Email Alert ^ | feb 7 2017 | user : random rants of ryan
    after Sessions is sworn in...
  • D.C. sandwich chain owner learns there’s nothing liberals won’t boycott

    02/02/2017 12:36:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 31, 2017 | by Jazz Shaw
    If you’re a liberal these days, you may have trouble keeping up with all of the new actions coming out of the Trump White House which enrage you. If you’re a conservative you’ve probably already lost track of the number of things the liberals are marching, protesting about, condemning and boycotting. On that last point you can now add one more to the list. The evil ownership of Taylor Gourmet, a local chain of hoagie shops around the Beltway, has gone too far and drawn the ire of progressive activists. (For those of you from other parts of the country,...
  • March for Life in DC Live Thread

    01/27/2017 9:05:51 AM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 121 replies
    CSPAN live stream ^ | Jan 25 2017 | Me
    March for Life Rally just started
  • Ivanka Trump Just Bought a Home in Washington, D.C., for $5.5 Million

    01/26/2017 10:38:35 AM PST · by V K Lee · 31 replies
    http://www.architecturaldigest.com/ ^ | January 4, 2017 | Marissa G. Muller
    Ivanka Trump has a new address, and it's in Washington, D.C. The daughter of president-elect Donald Trump will continue to play a role in his administration as she leaves her native New York for the nation's capital. Trump's new residence is situated in the city's Kalorama neighborhood, an area that will ring familiar to those who've followed the Obamas' next move—it's where the current First Family will be living after they move out of the White House. Incredibly, Trump will be living less than two blocks away, as Washington Fine Properties agent William F.X. Moody confirmed to The Washingtonian. While...
  • 'El Presidente' Enrique Peńa-Nieto coming to Washington

    01/25/2017 12:21:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/25/2017 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Let me give President Enrique Peña-Nieto a little credit for taking the initiative and setting up a meeting with President Trump.  He is under a lot of political pressure south of the border.  Let me give President Trump credit for accepting the visit.  It shows me that both sides want to get something good started. This is from the L.A. Times: The Mexican president’s early visit to the Trump White House underscores the importance that Mexico City places on having smooth relations with the new  U.S. administration, despite candidate Trump’s many broadsides against Mexico and Mexicans. According to a...