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  • 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 federalist.com, 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...
  • Cruz woos GOP establishment

    04/08/2016 1:45:09 PM PDT · by Coronal · 21 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 04/06/16 | Katie Glueck and Burgess Everett
    He's disparaged his own Republican leader as a liar and dismissed fellow senators as part of the "Washington cartel." But now, with his presidential prospects hanging in the balance, Ted Cruz is moving closer than ever to the D.C. establishment. Directly and through surrogates, the Texas senator is aggressively reaching out to his Senate colleagues as he prepares for the possibility of a convention floor fight against Donald Trump. And Cruz’s emissaries on Capitol Hill are now signaling to senior Republicans that Cruz would be willing to work with them as the GOP nominee in a way Trump would not.
  • DC Metro may shut down entire rail lines for months

    03/31/2016 6:18:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2016 | Melanie Zanona
    Entire rail lines in Washington's Metrorail subway system could be shut down for months at a time to conduct repairs, the transit system's leaders acknowledged Wednesday. Board of directors Chairman Jack Evans raised the possibility during a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments conference, saying there is not enough time to complete work during nights and weekends, according to The Washington Post.
  • Error Keeps Sanders off D.C. Ballot

    03/30/2016 4:54:05 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 62 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | March 30, 2016 | Gabrielle Levy
    The senator from Vermont filed his paperwork on time, but the D.C. Democrats turned it in late. Bernie Sanders is not on the ballot for Washington, D.C.'s Democratic primary on June 14, thanks to a clerical error. Both Sanders, a senator from Vermont, and front-runner Hillary Clinton submitted their paperwork and the $2,500 fee in advance of the March 16 deadline. But due to a clerical error, the D.C. Democrats did not notify the Board of Elections until March 17, according to WRC-TV in Washington.
  • No Self-Respecting Adult should Buy Comics or Watch Superhero Movies

    03/30/2016 5:05:51 PM PDT · by MoochPooch · 104 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 28, 2016 | Rhymer Rigby
    Another month, another superhero movie staggers to the silver screen, lurching under the weight of its own self-importance, groaning with the expectations of fans, and burdened with a nine-figure marketing budget. I am, of course, talking about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to give it its full, clunkingly portentous title. Can we all please grow up? Can we acknowledge that Marvel and DC have scraped right though the bottom of the barrel? Can we call time on superhero films? Films which are too dark for kids the comics were originally written for, yet too dumb for any thinking adult.
  • Here’s how to really make America great again

    03/30/2016 12:59:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 17, 2016 | Jeff Reeves
    What the heck is wrong with us? On Wednesday, Washington, D.C.’s entire Metro subway system shut down with almost no notice to perform emergency inspections, just days after a cable fire “crippled” three lines. The nation’s second-busiest rail system has been plagued by safety problems in recent years, including a 2015 incident where smoke from an electrical malfunction killed one person and a deadly 2009 crash on the system’s Red Line that killed nine people. And with a new Metro chief that has been vocal about returning to a culture that puts safety first, many say that Wednesday’s move is...
  • America Hits Rock Bottom: Cities Are Paying Criminals $1000 Per Month "Not To Kill"

    03/28/2016 11:19:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 28, 2016
    It is widely known that in the past 6 months there has been a loud debate about helicopter money, i.e., giving out ordinary people (bypassing the banks) money directly printed by the Fed. What is less known is that when it comes to the most despicable underbelly of American society, cash to the tune of $1000 per month is already being "helicoptered" to some of the most brazen criminals living in the US today with one simple condition: "don't kill people." * * * Take the case of Lonnie Holmes, 21, who lives in Richmond, a working-class suburb north of...
  • Capitol on lockdown amid suspicious package

    03/29/2016 6:20:35 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/29/11 | Reuters
    The Capitol was placed on lockdown for second day on Tuesday as authorities responded to a suspicious package, authorities said. U.S. Capitol Police said a suspicious package was found but did not elaborate. A Reuters witness reported a bomb squad was on the scene.
  • BREAKING NEWS: US Capitol on lockdown after visitor opened fire shooting police officer

    03/28/2016 1:20:23 PM PDT · by the_individual2014 · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 28 March 2016 | By Mia De Graaf
    The US Capitol is on lockdown after a visitor opened fire, shooting and wounding a police officer - just hours after an active shooter drill in the government building. Staffers in the visitor center were ordered to shelter in place just before 3pm (Eastern Time) on Monday as police secured the area. One officer was hospitalized with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and a female bystander was injured. The suspect was taken in to custody within minutes of the first shot being fired, the Associated Press reported. There was confusion as the shooting came soon after a scheduled active shooter drill, which...
  • Larry Dawson Identified as DC Gunman; Shouted "I am a Prophet of God" in October

    03/28/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by rightistight · 41 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 3/ | Aurelius
    Larry Dawson, the gunman identified as the shooter in Washington, DC today, shouted that he was "a prophet of God" at the House of Representatives in October in a separate incident.
  • Gunshots reported in US Capitol visitors' center:

    03/28/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 134 replies
    CNBC breaking ^ | 28 MAR 16 | CNBC Staff
    Gunshots reported in US Capitol visitors' center: Reuters, citing sources This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • The Main Reason Why Audiences Want To See ‘Batman V Superman’? It’s Wonder Woman

    03/23/2016 10:04:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 23, 2016 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    In the latest Fandango survey, moviegoers say that the introduction of Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is a primary draw for them. The film hits U.S. theaters tomorrow at 6 PM, and some exhibitors have raised their opening-weekend projections to north of $160M. Currently, BvS reps 90% of Fandango’s weekend ticket sales, and the Zack Snyder film is outstripping pre-sales for all superhero titles at this point in time including The Dark Knight Rises and Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Advance ticket sales for BvS among all services is figured between $20M-$25M.
  • Trump Offers Job To Woman At Presser: You're Hired!

    03/21/2016 3:17:00 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | 3/21/2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have created one job today at a press availability.  At a news conference he held at the old Post Office building in Washington, D.C a woman with a media credential wanted to know if Trump was hiring decorators for the building.  He immediately called for her to come up onstage and then offered her a job. Great presser. My observations: Very "presidential" -- soft-spoken, relaxed and engaging Trump.  The negotiator, "art of the deal" guy was on display. Hiring a woman on the spot was a little thing, but it shows Trump's heart...
  • LIVE STREAM: Donald Trump Presser @ 2:15PM (EDT) and AIPAC Speech @ 6PM (EDT) in Washington, DC

    03/21/2016 5:40:49 AM PDT · by PJBankard · 2,311 replies
    RSBN ^ | 03/21/2016 | RSBN
    Monday, March 21, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a media availability at The Old Post Office, soon to be Trump International Hotel, in Washington, DC. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:15 PM EDT. Link: http://rsbn.tv/live-stream-donald-trump-press-conference-at-the-old-post-office-in-washington-dc-3-21-16/ Monday, March 21, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC. The event is scheduled to take place around 6:00 PM EDT. Link: http://rsbn.tv/live-stream-donald-trump-speaks-at-aipac-conference-in-washington-dc-3-21-16/
  • Washington DC is shutting down the entire subway system on Wednesday with no notice - safety checks

    03/16/2016 2:24:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/16 | Kelly Mclaughlin & AP
    Washington DC is shutting down the entire subway system on Wednesday with no notice for urgent safety checks The entire Washington, DC, subway system will shut down for at least 29 hours to inspect electrical components on the tracks following a fire near one of the system's tunnels, officials said on Tuesday. The shutdown comes after a fire broke out on Monday about 4.30am in the tunnel outside the McPherson Square station in downtown Washington. The fire led to delays on the orange, blue and silver lines, which go through the station. The Metro subway system will shut down at...
  • Mayor Bowser's plan to relocate DC's homeless persons is not what it seems [DC cronyism]

    Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed closing the family homeless shelter at DC General due to its inadequate conditions, and replacing them with smaller shelters in 7 of the City's 8 wards. While many agree with closing DC General in its current form, the Mayor's plan to relocate the 260 affected families is irresponsible. The Mayor's proposal is unacceptably expensive, lacks oversight and transparency, and most importantly does little to serve the very people it is meant to help. We deserve answers now. Not after the plan is in place and tax dollars are being spent. Ignoring Financial Consequences The cost...
  • Marco Rubio wins D.C. GOP convention

    03/12/2016 8:10:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/12/2016 | Robert Yoon
    (CNN)Marco Rubio won the Washington, D.C., GOP convention on Saturday night, the city's Republican Party said.Rubio spokesman Alex Conant quickly tweeted that Rubio's victory showed that the Florida senator can be a unifier. "DC's changed a lot in last decade. It's a minority-majority city that's embracing the future. And today voted for it," Conant tweeted. DC's changed a lot in last decade. It's a minority-majority city that's embracing the future. And today voted for it https://t.co/IlqSh9SzsM— Alex Conant (@AlexConant) March 13, 2016
  • Wyoming and District of Columbia Results

    03/12/2016 11:01:28 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 121 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/12/16
    Currently with 17.4% reporting in Wyoming: Ted Cruz: 74.6% Rubio: 25.4% Trump: 0% This is however with 2 counties reporting and 118 votes Another link for results: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2016/mar/12/primary-caucus-live-results-wyoming-washington-dc-election-2016?CMP=edit_2221 Not sure how many delegates are at stake today.
  • March 10, 12 GOP Primary Primer (VI, GU, DC): Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Caucus held on March 10, 20169 of 2,472 delegates at stake(6 likely bound)Conventions held on March 12, 201628 of 2,472 delegates at stake(19 likely bound)
  • Trump Supporters Walk Out on Ted Cruz at CPAC - VIDEO!

    03/04/2016 5:04:09 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 181 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    So this happened. Trump supporters today walked out on Senator Ted Cruz during his CPAC speech.
  • Local Psychologists and massage therapists are reporting ‘Trump anxiety’ among clients

    03/04/2016 7:27:24 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/4/2016 | Paul Schwartzman
    To the catalogue of anxieties her patients explore during therapy — marriage, children, and careers — psychologist Alison Howard is now listening to a new source of stress: the political rise of Donald Trump. In recent days, at least two patients have invoked the Republican front-runner, including one who talked at length about being disturbed that Trump can be so divisive and popular at the same time, said Howard, who practices in the District. What had happened to Trump during his childhood, the patient wanted to know, to make him such a “bad person?” “He has stirred people up,” Howard...
  • After the Houston debate, my support for Trump doubled.

    02/26/2016 10:24:46 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 64 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 2/26/2016 | dragnet2
    Trump faced yet another MSM/D.C. orchestrated political debate ambush in Houston. Nearly every politician on the stage, the media, the audience, which was stacked with Bush's, lobbyist, influence peddlers, donors and media, were all gunning for Trump. And America once again saw this for what it was. The entire event was about getting rid of Trump and keeping everything in D.C. business as usual. But it's not going to happen for them. And the dozens of polls I've seen, very much support Trump overwhelmingly. I am slowly regaining hope for America. How must have Trump seen this when he entered...
  • Decorated Marine vet attacked, robbed at Washington DC McDonalds

    02/17/2016 8:47:05 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 9 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 2/17/16 | ukn
    Authorities were still working Wednesday to identify at least four people who attacked and robbed a decorated former Marine at a Washington, D.C. McDonald’s last week. Christopher Marquez, 30, an Iraq War vet, told the Washington Post he was eating in a back corner of the restaurant on Friday when a group of teens and young men approached his table. "They saw me and crowded around ... and they started asking me if I believed black lives matter,” Marquez told the paper. “I was ignoring them, then they started calling me racist." At that point, Marquez said he left the...
  • Stop Talking About Teachers As If They're Missionaries

    02/16/2016 6:02:27 PM PST · by AZLiberty
    Washingtonian ^ | January 29, 2016 | Amanda Ripley
    "He has spent the last two weeks literally just making stuff up," Rubio said. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is accused rival Texas. Sen. Cruz of engaging in a "pattern" of peddling falsehoods, telling reporters Tuesday it speaks to the character of Cruz's campaign and suggesting they would disqualify Cruz from the White House if they continue. Speaking to reporters during a lunchtime stop at Triangle Char Bar in Summerville, South Carolina, the GOP hopeful criticized Cruz for arguing he was in favor of "amnesty" and calling him an inconsistent conservative. His comments come a day after a pro-Cruz group was...
  • Donald Trump: Bush Admin: "Everything is A Lie" (From 2007)

    02/14/2016 7:50:24 AM PST · by dlt · 48 replies
    Trump CNN Interview 2007 ^ | March 2007 | Donald Trump
    You Tube. Trump explained in 2007 that the Iraq War turned into a civil war; someday the US will have to leave and "it will be a disaster." Trump reached out to returning maimed Iraqi vets. Worth a watch.
  • D.C. City Council Passes Measure to Pay Criminals to NOT Commit Crime

    02/06/2016 6:22:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 5, 2016 10:16am ET | Nick Kangadis
    The District of Columbia (D.C.) City Council has passed a measure that would pay people $9,000 a year to NOT commit crimes. The mafia has a word for this: extortion. Except in this case, the mafia are the potential criminals, and the neighborhood business owners are the D.C. government. Under the measure, which still has to be approved by the mayor, city officials would choose 200 people a year that they consider to be at high risk for committing or becoming a victim of a crime. ...
  • Georgetown air gondolas one step closer to becoming reality

    01/30/2016 3:57:23 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 53 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 30 January 2016 | WTOP Staff
    This rendering provided by the Georgetown Business Improvement District shows what the Potomac River would look like if an aerial cable car system were installed alongside the Key Bridge. (Courtesy Georgetown Business Improvement District) WASHINGTON - It sounds like a wild idea - a Gondola carrying area residents and tourists over the Potomac River from Rosslyn to Georgetown and back again - but it could soon become reality. The hope is that it would ease congestion on the Key Bridge, especially since, according to the Washington Post, some 50,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day. Today the project is one...
  • This panda is having a better snow day than you

    01/23/2016 4:52:52 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2016 | Lindsay Putnam
    When it comes to dealing with #Blizzard2016, let Tian Tian be your guide. The cuddly 275-pound panda woke up at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, Saturday morning to find his enclosure full of snow - and couldn't be happier about it.
  • D.C. is Shutting Down because of Snow, But Look At The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier…

    01/22/2016 7:06:04 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 1/22/2016 | Kosar
    Washington, D.C. is shutting down as this historic winter storm continues to cover the nation's capital in snow. But as the winds pick up speed and the snow piles up, the men who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier never stop keeping watch. The first photos are in from the Tomb today, and they are going viral! The Sentinel's Creed, which these brave men memorize, is: "My dedication to this sacred duty is total and whole-hearted. In the responsibility bestowed on me never will I falter. And with dignity and perseverance my standard will remain perfection. Through the years...
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • “Youths” Jump Couple at DC Metro Station in Latest Knock-Out Style Beating (VIDEO)

    01/19/2016 2:59:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | january 17, 2016 | jim hoft
    A DC couple was brutally beaten at a Metro station in Washington DC after watching a movie Saturday night. Police are looking for several youths in a spree of recent Metro beatings. The youths sucker-punched the couple and kicked their faces. This is the fourth such attack in the last month on Metro passengers. The media has mostly covered up this story. The young couple said they would have likely found another way home if they would have heard about the number of recent beatings.
  • A Museum of the Bible forms in very secular Washington

    12/25/2015 5:20:50 PM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | Dec. 24, 2015 | Mario Recio
    The National Mall may be the nation's front lawn, but even at holiday time the museums that line it are only lightly decorated with Christmas trees and lights and not with any religious displays. But a new privately-owned museum is going up just a few blocks away - the Museum of the Bible - that only wants to celebrate Scripture.
  • Trump Hotel In Washington DC

    12/18/2015 6:49:30 AM PST · by CodeToad · 29 replies
    CodeToad | 18 December 2016 | CodeToad
    Just an interesting observation that the Trump Hotel in Washington DC is due to open in 2016. It is located just three blocks from the Whitehut in the old Post Office Pavilion building.Google Maps of Area
  • AN IMMEDIATE HARVEST AND BREAKTHROUGH

    12/16/2015 4:47:27 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Supernatural responses have been enacted in my children now against the enemies of my heart and the table is about to be turned in their favor bringing my children the breakthrough to not only overcome but to take back the land from the enemy for an immediate Harvest ! He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. Revelation 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the...
  • Person Takes Grenade to DC Police Station

    12/06/2015 3:28:13 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 8 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 12/6/2015 | NBC 4 DC
    The Metropolitan Police Department said their Fourth District police station and a few local nearby businesses were temporarily evacuated after a citizen arrived at the station with a hand grenade Sunday morning. Police said the citizen brought the hand grenade to police for disposal around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. They did not say why the person had the grenade in the first place.
  • WTF Headline Of The Day: Anti-Gun Police Chief Urges Public To "Take Out" Active Gunmen If Possible

    11/27/2015 10:56:01 AM PST · by amorphous · 60 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is an outspoken proponent of gun control (in a district which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation). So, when asked by 60 Minutes how people should respond to being near an active gunman, Lanier's response was bemusing as The Washington Times reports, saying that the "best option for saving lives before police can get there” would be for citizens to try to subdue, or even kill, the gunman.
  • Americans Live In Fear Just Blocks From US Capitol

    11/25/2015 8:32:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 23, 2015 | Josh Fatzick
    A group of roughly 40 Capitol Hill residents gathered Friday morning at a local coffee shop to discuss the recent surge of violence in the area. As the meeting kicked off, another shooting occurred just two blocks away. According to a Metropolitan Police Department alert, a shooting occurred at the corner of 13th and Pennsylvania Ave SE, and the suspect fled toward downtown D.C. in a blue or black car. The meeting, and most recent shooting, came on the heels of what some calling the “Reign of Terror” that occurred Wednesday night. Five people were mugged in the neighborhood within...