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  • Trump’s D.C. Hotel: Traditional Architecture at Its Most Elegant

    10/20/2016 10:57:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Spectator (UK) ^ | 17 October 2016 | Erik Root
    hile many in media lament the fact that Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has an occasional vulgar mouth, these shortsighted fifth columnists fail to consider the entire man. There is one aspect of his life that has been decidedly refined, and that is his architectural taste. In fact, >b>Trump is the consummate conservative when it comes to his developments; his is an explicit rejection of what we might find in an authoritarian or totalitarian regimes. The Washington Post, among the many other old media outlets, ran several screeds complaining about the renovations of Donald Trump’s International Hotel, which is the...
  • 'Wall' of taco trucks being erected at Trump hotel

    10/17/2016 7:32:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Blog ^ | October 17, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    A "wall" of taco trucks will be erected outside the Trump International Las Vegas hotel before the final presidential debate there on Wednesday night. The Culinary Union, an adversary of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, is going to “build” a wall of taco trucks at the hotel, according to BuzzFeed News. Trump’s hotel is located just a few miles from the site of the debate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “We’re reminding Mr. Trump that immigrant workers here and across the country will be watching the debate and voting in November,” Yvanna Cancela, political director for the union, said....
  • 'Islamophobia' Coincidence in DC

    10/06/2016 3:59:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-6-16 | Robert Spencer
    'Islamophobia' Coincidence in DC A Muslim who claims he was punched for being a Muslim just happens to be Muslim Brotherhood-linked activist. What a coincidence! Of all the many, many people wearing traditional Muslim attire in Washington, DC, the one that a greasy Islamophobe decided to punch randomly in the throat was Rashid Dar, a longtime Muslim activist, an employee of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar-funded Brookings Institution. Dar was previously active at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the Muslim Students Association, a Muslim Brotherhood organization. I myself met Rashid Dar when I spoke at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in October...
  • [You Tube Video] Hillary supporter filmed painting graffiti on Trump hotel D.C. Terry Shawn (Video E

    10/02/2016 1:26:41 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 48 replies ^ | October 2, 2016 | You Tube account Terry Shawn
    Video emerges of a heavy set black male vandalizing the Trump International Hotel and historic Post Office building in Washington DC. Reportedly by THIS MAN A Hillary Clinton team supporter. Hillary supporter filmed painting graffiti on Trump hotel D.C.
  • Virginia Democrat, James Madison University Student, Caught Registering Dead Voters…

    09/30/2016 4:44:27 PM PDT · by lafroste · 35 replies
    Conservative tree house ^ | 9/30/2016 | Sundance
    A few days ago it was reported the non-citizen alien who killed five people in a Washington State mall was a frequent voter. Last week a dead voter registration drive for Democrats was discovered in Colorado, this week it is Virginia. Strange how we never hear a single case of “republican voter fraud“…. (Via WFB) A Virginia Young Democrat working for a Democrat-aligned voter registration group got caught filing applications on behalf of dead people when he filed an application for a deceased World War II veteran who was known by a local clerk.
  • Hillary Falls Into Trump’s Birther Trap

    09/17/2016 6:24:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 56 replies ^ | September 17, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>I am now going to the brand new Trump International, Hotel D.C. for a major statement.</p> <p>Reporters assumed the statement would be about Obama’s birthplace, and, sensing an opportunity to halt Hilary’s decline in the polls, hurried to the Trump International en masse, with camera crews in tow. The cable news networks cleared time to broadcast the anticipated Trump humiliation live.</p>
  • Donald Trump “Pwns” the Media

    09/16/2016 5:44:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 16, 2016 | Melissa Clauthier
    onald Trump called a press conference today to address some concerns he wanted to share. The Press showed up to the press conference because overnight, they’d been marinating in a Trump Mea Culpa hope: Trump will finally admit he’s a racist and apologize for the Obama Birther fight. As conservatives groaned about the stupidity of the birther garbage being revisited and then further groaned that Trump would have a press conference (no good could come of that), the media slavered with anticipation. Once again, Trump surprised everyone. John Hinderaker of Powerline shares the result: Sometimes you really have to hand...
  • CBS News Reporter has Major Meltdown on Live TV ( Trump screws media into ground)

    09/16/2016 11:24:30 PM PDT · by GilGil · 155 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/16/2016 | Major Garett
    CBS News Reporter has major Meltdown on Live TV
  • ALL the Talking Heads have gone Nuts on CNN and FOX etc.

    09/16/2016 10:29:55 AM PDT · by DOC44 · 85 replies
    Watching and flipping all the alphabet cable "news" channels, they are all going crazy and heads exploding and downing Trump on any and everything people can think of or dig up and twist. They are all stepping and fetching like their hair is on fire and the a$$e$ is a catching.
  • We Got Played!’ CNN Reacts To Trump ‘Birther’ Troll Press Conference

    09/16/2016 10:31:59 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Top CNN employees are frustrated. They breathlessly went live to Donald Trump’s news conference at his new hotel in Washington D.C., only to wait helplessly as veterans stood up to explain why they support Trump as commander-in-chief. “It’s hard to imagine this as anything other than a political rick-roll,” anchor Jake Tapper said wryly as CNN cut away from the broadcast of the Trump event and asked him to comment. The Trump campaign signaled that the Republican presidential nominee would address the birther controversy, but the first 20 minutes of the event featured veterans telling the media why they supported...
  • Vanity - Trump plays the Clinton/Obama Media for total fools across the board!!!

    09/16/2016 11:08:58 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 49 replies
    Folks, hate is a terrible and wicked burden to carry openly. Robert Costa of the W/P got totally sucked in by Donald j. Trump, yesterday. Trump ld coats around like he was a six month old baby. Costa fired up his Clinton/Obama Media haters and they set loose a fury over the "Trump Obama, Birther" issue. They got all fired up, thinking they would slaughter Trump at a morning press conference that Trump openly announced. Not one of these Democrat idiots from FNC, MSNBC, CNN NBC , CBS, ABC, etc. saw the Trump sting coming. This morning the whole world...
  • LIVE:Trump 9/16/2016 Washington, DC @ 10am Trump Hotel and Miami, FL @ 6pm James L. Knight Center ET

    09/16/2016 2:52:53 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 749 replies
    Friday, September 16, 2016: Live streaming coverage of Donald Trump’s remarks at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Live coverage begins at 10:00 AM ET. 2017 Inauguration Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Trump Hotel in Old Post Office Friday, September 16, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Miami, FL at the James L. Knight Center. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: The Beautiful James L. Knight Center
  • Hillary’s Poll Numbers Just TANKED In One Of America’s Most Liberal Cities (D.C.)

    09/15/2016 9:54:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | 9-15-2016 | Phillip Stucky
    Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's poll numbers dropped dramatically in the Democratic stronghold of Washington, D.C., according to a Google Consumer Surveys poll published Thursday. Clinton still led Republican nominee Donald Trump by 6 points, at 38 to 32 percent, but her lead fell dramatically in a poll released in the first Thursday of September, where Clinton led by 25 points, earning 48 percent compared to 22 percent for Trump. The District of Columbia is ranked "safe Democrat" by the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, and statistics site 538, but recent poll numbers could change that determination. In every election...
  • ExclusiveThe Donald Tours Pennsylvania Avenue’s Trump International Hotel

    09/12/2016 7:03:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 12,2016 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Billionaire Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, toured his new hotel at the Old Post Office Building in downtown Washington, D.C., on Friday last week before his speech at the Values Voter Summit hosted by the Family Research Council. The hotel ensures that no matter what happens in November, Trump will have a presence on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. — either at just the new Trump International Hotel, or both at the hotel and at the White House as President of the United States. Exclusive photos and videos that the Trump campaign provided to Breitbart...
  • Trump's New DC Hotel Opens, at Over $500 per Night

    09/12/2016 4:10:31 PM PDT · by GilGil · 72 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 9/12/2016 | Harriet Baskas
    While the grand opening is scheduled for late October, today the luxury Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. is scheduled to begin checking in its first guests as part of a low key 'soft' opening. The hotel has a prestigious address on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House and the National Mall, and is built inside the Old Post Office building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has undergone a $200 million overhaul and now boasts a 10,000 square-foot Spa by Ivanka Trump, a BLT Prime restaurant and 263 guestrooms and suites boasting 14 to 16...
  • Woman arrested for stealing a D.C. police officer’s french fries

    09/12/2016 5:31:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/9/2016 | Carlos Osorio
    A Maryland woman was arrested for theft Wednesday after allegedly stealing three french fries from a D.C. police officer, police said. About 9:40 p.m., a D.C. police officer was eating in a restaurant at 1110 U St. NW when a 26-year-old woman approached him and ate one of his french fries, a D.C. police spokesman said. Despite repeated warnings, the woman continued to eat the french fries, police said. She was arrested for second-degree theft. As a police report explained: “The listed offender appropriated the listed property without the consent of the listed complainant.” The report also listed the stolen...
  • 7 ways the new Trump Hotel is trying to make DC great again (opens tomorrow)

    09/11/2016 5:27:00 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 22 replies
    Fox News Travel ^ | September 8, 2016 | Zach Everson
    One way or another, Donald Trump is about to arrive on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. has its soft opening on Monday. Located in the historic Old Post Office Building at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, it’s just a few blocks from the house Trump hopes to reside in come Jan. 20. The Old Post Office, a Romanesque revival building that opened in 1899, has undergone a $200 million renovation to become a hotel. Here are the seven of its top amenities and features.
  • DC Police Chief, Cathy Lanier, Announces Retirement, Job Change at Age 49

    09/11/2016 6:14:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 10 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    According to wikipeida, Chief Lanier was born on July 22, 1967.  That makes her a few weeks over 49 years old today.  She is retiring as of September 16th, when she will be almost 49 years and two months old.  From When retiring D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier takes her new job as head of security for the NFL, she’ll be tackling one of pro football’s ongoing problems — domestic violence. After almost 10 years as chief, and 26 years with the Metropolitan Police Department, Lanier’s final day will be Sept. 16, and within days she will assume...
  • Illegal Alien Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Helping Kill 14-Year-Old Boy

    09/09/2016 8:55:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 8, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Jose Rodriguez-Nunez, a 27-year-old illegal alien gang member who also went by “Killer,” just pled guilty in federal court to racketeering crimes and participating in the murder of a 14-year-old Maryland boy. From a Justice Department press release: According to his plea agreement, beginning in 2010, Rodriguez-Nunez conspired with members and associates of MS-13 to engage in crimes to further the interests of the gang, including murder, assault, robbery, extortion by threat of violence, obstruction of justice, witness tampering and witness retaliation.  Specifically, Rodriguez-Nunez admitted to his role as the driver in a drive-by shooting on Dec. 5, 2012, in which...
  • Soros Migration Rent-a-Mob Amps Up for Aug. 28 Wash., D.C. Refugee Rally

    08/23/2016 10:09:29 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 August 2016 | William F. Jasper
    The professional Soros migration/refugee agitators are rallying the street radicals to come to Washington, D.C., this Sunday, August 28. The aim of #DCRally4Refugees is to whip up the appearance of popular support for the UN’s September 19 Refugee Summit and President Obama’ plan to “surge” thousands more Syrian “refugees” into American communities. The #DCRally4Refugees is being organized by dozens of radical-Left groups funded by billionaire hedge fund mogul George Soros (shown) and his Open Society Foundations. As we reported last week, hacked documents from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) database have confirmed what was long known to readers of The...
  • DC Residents Challenge Ban on Stun Guns

    08/24/2016 6:14:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of Crystal Wright from On August 2nd, 2016, another case was filed to regain Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.  This case is likely to succeed, and it may set some interesting precedents.  It is a case that sues to eliminate the unconstitutional ban on stun guns and Tasers in the District. From The plaintiffs in this case—Crystal Wright, Brendan Turner, and Traci Dean—have indicated that they have a legitimate need to defend themselves, but each has stated a desire to use a Taser or stun gun against an assailant rather than a gun,...
  • Seth Rich: Acoustically Captured Murder (ShotSpotter)

    08/21/2016 11:12:46 PM PDT · by Regurgitated · 12 replies ^ | 08-11-16 | Jessica McBride
    I would like to say that I hope the family takes a deep interest in getting ALL THE FACTS of what happened to Seth. I also hope they can piece it all together and that whoever killed Seth Rich is brought to justice. Seth Rich's murder was acoustically captured by the ShotSpotter system. This system will let us know how many shots were fired and more importantly how far apart the shots were. If an execution had taken place I would you would hear an unrushed pull of the trigger [POP… POP] but in a hasty robbery gone bad, perhaps...
  • Washington, DC: August 28th rally for refugees planned

    08/17/2016 1:53:36 PM PDT · by rongkirby · 17 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 8/16/16 | Ann Corcoran
    Advocates from across the country will gather at, (funded by Soros) August 28, 2016 in Washington. They will call on the U.S. to provide additional resettlement (200 thousand plus) of Syrian refugees and greasing the skids for Obama's request to Congress for 2 Billion plus funding. Maybe we should give em a big welcome to DC.
  • DC Public School Official: 15.3% of Students Identify as LGBQ

    08/17/2016 5:22:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 16, 2016 | 5:19 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    An official for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) told a U.S. Department of Education bullying summit on Friday that 15.3 percent of high school students in DCPS identify as either gay, lesbian, bisexual or “questioning” — i.e. not sure of their sexuality. DCPS Health and Wellness Director Diana Bruce cited statistics from a 2012 survey which also found that “6.2% of D.C. middle school youth identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual” and “8.9% of D.C. middle school youth identify as questioning or not sure” regarding their sexual identity. …
  • Election Integrity Activists Disturbed by Execution-Style Murder of DNC Data Guru Seth Rich

    08/14/2016 1:59:57 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 21 replies ^ | August 3, 2016 | Ralph Lopez
    Election analysts who surmise that voter suppression tactics against Bernie Sanders must have been assisted by voter database hacks are wondering at the timing and senselessness of the murder of a DNC data director, Seth Rich. Rich was shot multiple times in the back in a puzzling random murder in an affluent area of Washington DC. Nothing was taken from him, and robbery was ruled out as the motive. Rich was from Nebraska. When hundreds of thousands of voters were dropped from the rolls, or found their party registrations changed without their permission, in the Democratic primaries in New York,...
  • Family: Marion Christopher Barry Dies After Drug Overdose

    08/14/2016 10:11:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies ^ | Aug. 14, 2016
    Marion Christopher Barry, son of the late D.C. mayor, has died after a drug overdose, family members told News4’s Tom Sherwood. Sherwood first reported the story on Twitter just before 6 a.m. Sunday. He said Barry had struggled with drug use and ran unsuccessfully for the Ward 8 Council seat in 2015 after his father, former Mayor Marion Barry, died.Christopher Barry, 36, was the son of Marion and Effi Barry. Marion Barry was mayor of Washington, D.C., from 1979 to 1991 and 1995 to 1999. He also served on the Council of the District of Columbia for three terms, one...
  • What’s Wrong With the DC Comics Movie Franchise?

    08/04/2016 6:10:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 3, 2016 | David Sims
    When a studio is launching a franchise, one bad movie is an anomaly, two is a problem, and three in a row spells possible disaster. This is the issue facing Warner Bros., which on Friday is releasing its third and newest entry in the universe of films based on DC Comics. Early reviews for Suicide Squad have been largely unkind. Fan outrage is already reaching fever pitch: A petition calling for the shutdown of the review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes has 13,000 signatures from viewers upset with Suicide Squad’s poor ratings. Rumors of massive studio interference with the film are already...
  • VIDEO: DNC Staffer Set to Testify Against Hillary Clinton SHOT TWICE AND NOW DEAD

    07/31/2016 1:25:52 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 86 replies
    TruthFeed ^ | 7/31/2016
    Seth Conrad Rich was set to testify against Hillary Clinton. He was on the phone with his girlfriend when SHOT TWICE in the back.
  • Portions of Orange and Silver lines to remain closed following Metro derailment

    07/29/2016 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Fraxinus · 9 replies
    WTOP ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jack Moore
    Because of a derailment at the East Falls Church Metro station portions of the Orange and Silver lines will remain closed for the rest of the day. WASHINGTON — Service on parts of the Orange and Silver Lines will remain suspended through at least Saturday, following an early-morning derailment near the East Falls Church station that damaged two train cars, sent one rider to the hospital and scrambled passengers’ Friday morning commutes. Service on the Silver Line between the McLean and Ballston stations and on the Orange Line between West Falls Church and Ballston will remain suspended through the end...
  • Washington's Union Station evacuated due to bomb threat: police

    07/27/2016 3:08:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:42pm EDT | Arshad Mohammed and Michelle Nichols
    Washington’s main railway terminal, Union Station, was evacuated on Wednesday because of a bomb threat, a police officer told Reuters. “We got a bomb threat,” the officer, who did not give his name, said as he urged people to leave Union Station in downtown Washington near the U.S. Capitol Building. …
  • Bin Laden may have arranged family's US exit: FBI docs

    06/20/2007 3:18:30 PM PDT · by RDTF · 22 replies · 997+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge Report ^ | June 20, 2007 | AP
    Osama bin Laden may have chartered a plane that carried his family members and Saudi nationals out of the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks, said FBI documents released Wednesday. The papers, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, were made public by Judicial Watch, a Washington-based group that investigates government corruption. One FBI document referred to a Ryan Air 727 airplane that departed Los Angeles International Airport on September 19, 2001, and was said to have carried Saudi nationals out of the United States. "The plane was chartered either by the Saudi Arabian royal family or Osama...
  • -Year-Old DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shot, Killed in Northwest DC (July 11, 2016 story)

    07/26/2016 4:26:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    A 27-year-old man who worked for the Democratic National Committee was shot and killed as he walked home early Sunday in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C., police and his family said. Seth Conrad Rich died after he was shot multiple times on the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW, three blocks east of Howard University Hospital, police said. UpdatedSanders: 'Hillary Clinton Must Become the Next President' "Worst nightmare," Rich's mother, Mary Rich, said by phone. Mary Rich said police told her family her son may have been the victim of an attempted robbery. He was talking on the...
  • Michelle Malkin to Lead Rally to 'Light the White House Blue' Friday July 22, 7:45 p.m.

    07/22/2016 10:36:35 AM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    Facebook ^ | Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    "An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans." -Donald Trump just now. Can I get an AMEN? Trump's forceful defense of our men & women in blue tonight at the GOP Convention is one of the top reasons I will unapologetically support him over lawless Hillary in November. How about you? If you are in the D.C. area tomorrow night, please meet me for #bluelightfriday at the White House at sundown! I'll be holding vigil for the fallen with my friend, former NYPD officer John Cardillo, and many other retired/active-duty LEOs and friends/families/supporters of LEOs. We're lighting...
  • Three men charged in car chase, shooting with Mac-11 in downtown D.C.

    07/14/2016 11:02:16 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2016 | Peter Hermann
    D.C. police on Wednesday charged three men who they say were in a car whose driver led officers on a high-speed chase as a passenger opened fire with a Mac-11 gun in downtown Washington. No one was struck by the gunfire, which police said occurred as the pursuit entered the Third Street Tunnel near the U.S. Capitol complex, which was forced into lockdown for about an hour Tuesday afternoon. Authorities identified the arrested men as Keyante Edwards, 19, of Southwest Washington, who was charged with assault on a police officer, carrying a gun without a license and discharging a firearm;...
  • Top Democrat Official SHOT TO DEATH in Washington, D.C.

    A top staffer at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was fatally shot in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. Seth Conrad Rich was shot several times a block from his home in D.C.’s neighborhood of Bloomingdale. It happened at 4:20 a.m. on a residential street near a convenience store. He died a few hours later at the local hospital. He was 27 years old: “He wanted to make a difference,” said the victim’s father, Joel I. Rich, 68, in a phone interview from his home in Omaha, Neb. “Politics was in his blood.” The younger Rich had worked on computer database to...
  • Police arrest 5 people suspected of firing shots at officers

    07/12/2016 5:59:55 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    Police in Washington have arrested five people they say opened fire on police.
  • US Capitol on Lockdown; Everyone asked to shelter in Place

    07/08/2016 6:38:20 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/8/2016 | Unknown
    The U.S. Capitol building is on lockdown Friday morning out of an abundance of caution due to police activity. Everyone is being asked to shelter in place as police search for a woman inside the Capitol. No one is permitted to enter or exit until directed by U.S. Capitol Police. The U.S. Capitol building is on lockdown Friday morning out of an abundance of caution due to police activity. Everyone is being asked to shelter in place as police search for a woman inside the Capitol. No one is permitted to enter or exit until directed by U.S. Capitol Police.
  • She Has Down Syndrome But She Just Graduated From High School With a 3.7 GPA

    06/23/2016 10:44:35 PM PDT · by kathsua · 19 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Young people with Down syndrome are constantly surprising their communities by showing how much they can achieve. They are learning to read and write, graduating from high school and college, and becoming fashion models and business owners. Now, a Washington, D.C. teen made history last week when she became the first student with Down syndrome to graduate with a full high school diploma from the D.C. Public Schools, The Federalist reports. Madison Essig graduated with 3.7 GPA and National Honor Society honors, but her mother had to fight to ensure her daughter had that opportunity, Fox 5 News reports. Madison’s...
  • If DC had to evacuate, would you know what to do? Homeland Security says you need a plan

    06/08/2016 2:35:16 PM PDT · by upchuck · 61 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | June 7, 2016 | Tom Fitzgerald
    If there were a natural disaster or a terrorist attack in DC, how would you get out of the city? It’s a good question, and if you don’t already have an evacuation plan in place, DC Homeland Security officials say you should make one. Just as Metro embarks on its year-long SafeTrack program and repairs that will impact service system-wide, emergency officials say an evacuation crisis could erupt if the city doesn’t adjust its current plans to move people safely out of harm’s way in the event of an emergency. The city feels that the plan they have in place...
  • Donald Trump Will Attend Rolling Thunder Memorial Weekend Event, Sunday In DC…

    05/28/2016 5:59:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 80 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 28 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump is planning a Memorial Day weekend visit with one of his favorite constituencies: bikers. As motorcyclists stream into the nation’s capital for Rolling Thunder, their largest annual gathering, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is planning an appearance on Sunday, campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said. “I am doing it in honor of the great bikers who have been totally supportive of my campaign and now I want to be supportive of them,” Trump said in a statement to Bloomberg Politics. “I look forward to it!” The bike rally, called the “First Amendment Demonstration Run,” begins at noon Eastern time...
  • D.C. ignoring court order to issue concealed-carry permits, columnist says

    05/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    NOLA ^ | 05/26/2016 | Todd Masson
    Despite a recent court order, Washington, D.C., is still refusing to issue concealed-carry permits to its residents, according to Devin Watkins, who attempted to obtain a permit last week. Watkins, a columnist at the, wrote that when he went to apply for the permit, police officers at the station told him they had been ordered by D.C.'s attorney general to ignore the court order and continue to deny applications.
  • Obamas’ Next Home: 9 Bedrooms in a Wealthy Washington Neighborhood

    05/26/2016 7:08:11 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 54 replies
    NYT ^ | May 25, 2016 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    WASHINGTON — President Obama and his family plan to move to a mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, a mere two miles from the White House, when he leaves office in January, according to people familiar with his plans. Mr. Obama, who has said his family will remain in the capital until his daughter Sasha completes high school in 2018, will rent the 8,200-square-foot, nine-bedroom home, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to reveal his plans. The house — valued around $6 million, according to several real estate websites, with...
  • Obamas lease $4.3 million home in tony DC neighborhood - with nine bedrooms, an exercise room, [tr]

    05/25/2016 10:10:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Geoff Earle and Alexandra Genova
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have leased a spectacular 8,200 square-foot home in one of DC's most elegant neighborhoods as their first post-White House dwelling. The $4.3 million home features plenty of room for the Obamas to stretch out – with separate dressing rooms and his and her bathrooms, entertaining space, and a tranquil garden. The home was built in 1928 and features nine bedrooms and eight and a half baths, according to Politico, which first reported the address. The Obama's area leasing the house from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary to Bill Clinton.
  • Source: Alleged shooter near White House down, in custody

    05/20/2016 12:45:45 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/20/2016 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN)A suspect who allegedly opened fire on the White House complex Friday afternoon is down and in custody, according to a law enforcement source. The U.S. Park Police said Friday a shooting had occurred in close vicinity to the White House. "Shooting on W. Executive Dr. PIO en route to 17th and Pennsylvania," the law enforcement agency tweeted. Shooting on W. Executive Dr. PIO en route to 17th and Pennsylvania — USPPNEWS (@usparkpolicepio) May 20, 2016 President Barack Obama was not at the White House. Earlier in the afternoon, Secret Service officers cleared the White House North Lawn, Pennsylvania...
  • BREAKING NEWS: White House on lockdown after person shot outside

    05/20/2016 12:47:12 PM PDT · by Bratch · 77 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    The White House has been put on lockdown after a person was shot outside. Visitors wrote on Twitter that they saw 'lots of people with guns' after shots were heard. The shooting took place on 17th and E Streets NW at around 2pm, the United States Park Police said. It is not clear who has been shot or whether they have been killed.
  • WaPo poll finds 90% of Native Americans NOT offended by Washington Redskins name.

    05/19/2016 10:55:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    Uh oh. So NOBODY cares. Bad news, outrage peddlers. We’ve known for some time that nobody really cares about your efforts to make America clamor for the end of the racist monstrosity known as the “Washington Redskins.” It’s been a non-issue for most people since day one. However, if you hate that ugly football team, things just took a turn for the worse. Not only is the majority ambivalent, but a new Washington Post poll has been released and, according to the data, Social Justice Warriors have failed to convince Native Americans that they should care either.
  • U.S. judge strikes down D.C. concealed-carry gun law as likely unconstitutional

    05/17/2016 1:40:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-17-2016 | Spencer S. Hsu and Ann E. Marimow
    A federal judge has ruled that a key provision of the District’s new gun law is likely unconstitutional, ordering D.C. police to stop requiring individuals to show “good reason” to obtain a permit to carry a firearm on the streets of the nation’s capital. In imposing a preliminary injunction pending further litigation, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon reignited a running battle over the Second Amendment in the District and its courts where three different judges have now weighed in with varying conclusions. “The enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table,” Leon wrote in a...
  • Man Hijacks Metrobus; Pedestrian Fatally Struck: Police (Armed Teens Hijack DC Metro Bus)

    05/03/2016 9:07:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 03 MAY 16 | News staff
    A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then struck a pedestrian, who later died. It's not clear where the bus was taken from, but police say the bus in now stopped at a gas station in the 4300 block of Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington. Police say the suspect got on the bus and attacked the bus driver with a weapon. The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to be OK. The suspect then drove...
  • Feds appoint safety experts to Metro board (Washington DC)

    04/29/2016 7:38:32 AM PDT · by deks · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/28/16 | Melanie Zanona
    The Department of Transportation is appointing three new members to the board that oversees Washington’s Metrorail system to improve safety at the beleaguered transit agency. The announcement on Thursday comes amid heavy frustration with Metro’s continued safety problems and rail disruptions, including an unprecedented shutdown of the entire system for emergency inspections last month. “Building a safety culture is not easy and requires relentless focus at every level,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement. “These three new Federal members will build on our promise to bring a laser-like focus on making the transit system of our nation’s capital...
  • Teens allegedly assault Iraq War veteran over 'Black Lives Matter'

    04/25/2016 2:33:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | April 23, 2016
    WASHINGTON (KTRK) -- A decorated Marine veteran was attacked in the last place he expected, a McDonald's in Washington D.C. Chris Marquez says a group of rowdy teenagers started taunting him while he was eating. "They asked me if I believe that black lives matter," Marquez says. "I felt threatened and thought they were trying to intimidate me, so I figured I'm just going to keep to my food, eat my food, and hopefully they'll leave me alone." "And because I wasn't respond back to them, they were calling me a racist." Marquez says he doesn't really remember what happened...