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  • ABC News To Devote Special Coverage To Racial, Socioeconomic Divides In Coronavirus Pandemic

    05/19/2020 11:50:27 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 19, 2020 | Ted Johnson
    EXCLUSIVE: ABC News will present three days of special coverage to how the coronavirus has reflected, exposed or exacerbated racial, ethnic and socioeconomic divides. Starting on Wednesday, the reports, titled Pandemic — A Nation Divided, will appear across all of the network’s platforms. The series is rooted in statistics showing a disproportionate impact of the virus on African Americans and Latinos and other communities. For instance, in New York City, African Americans are twice as likely to die of the virus, according to the network. In Washington, D.C., Latinos have been seven times more likely to be infected than white...
  • D.C.-area coronavirus cases spike; hundreds of churchgoers told to quarantine

    03/10/2020 6:27:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2020 | Fenit Nirappil, and Rebecca Tan
    Authorities in the Washington area took different approaches Monday as they scrambled to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus: D.C. officials asked hundreds of churchgoers to self-quarantine, while officials in Maryland and Virginia said cases within their borders did not require such measures. The number of people stricken with the virus rose Monday night, with three new cases reported in the District, one in Prince George’s County and two in Virginia. The number of known cases in Maryland, Virginia and the District climbed to 16.
  • First Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Washington, DC

    03/07/2020 8:55:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 7, 2020 | Vincent Barone and Steven Nelson
    The first coronavirus case had been reported in the nation’s capital. A man in his 50s who lives in Washington, D.C., tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said. The patient began exhibiting symptoms in late February and was hospitalized locally on March 5, she said.
  • Will the White House Order New Federal Architecture To Be Classical?

    02/05/2020 10:07:48 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    Architectural Record ^ | 02 04 2020 | Cathleen McGuigan
    While the country was riveted by the President’s impeachment trial, a Washington rumor was quietly bubbling about a potential executive order that, if implemented, would profoundly affect the future of federal architecture. RECORD has obtained what appears to be a preliminary draft of the order, under which the White House would require rewriting the Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture, issued in 1962, to ensure that “the classical architectural style shall be the preferred and default style” for new and upgraded federal buildings. Entitled “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again,” the draft order argues that the founding fathers embraced the classical models...
  • Virginia’s Recent Extremism a Warning Sign for Other States

    01/28/2020 4:11:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Jarrett Stepman
    The Old Dominion is trending in an ominous direction, and it’s a problem for the whole country. On Monday, the Virginia General Assembly ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. Advocates of the ERA have argued that Virginia is the 38th and final state needed to add it to the Constitution, though the legal argument for that is dubious. Nevertheless, if the ERA were to become law, it would almost certainly provide the legal basis to enshrine left-wing social dogmas nationwide, among other negative consequences. Other states should take note: No matter how conservative your state has been in the past, you’re...
  • How Drag Queen Story Hour Expanded Across America

    01/27/2020 1:41:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Drag Queen Story Hours started out as niche events on the West Coast, but these events—aimed at children as young as age 3—have spread to libraries and schools across the United States, dividing local communities. These story hours are “just what they sound like,” Drag Queen Story Hour’s official website states: drag queens reading to children. The events are designed to be about 45 minutes long for children aged 3 to 8 years old, intended to capture children’s imagination and help children explore their gender fluidity through “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.” Books used during Drag Queen Story...
  • Dems Forget Soleimani's Plot to Bomb Washington

    01/08/2020 6:51:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One could conceivably hold House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responsible for the death-by-drone of Qassem Soleimani for she rushed impeachment of President Trump on the grounds we could not let him occupy the White House for even one more day lest our erratic commander-in-chief do something irrational. Then she unconstitutionally withheld the two cotton-candy Articles of Impeachment from delivery to the Senate for trial. Guess you waited too long, Nancy. The killing of Soleimani was of course quite rational and quite ironic, as the Iranian general supposedly banned from international travel traveled the road from Baghdad International Airport on a road...
  • Federal government is closing early because of threat of snow. It’s 43 degrees outside in the nation’s capitol now.

    01/07/2020 8:30:54 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 7, 2019 | Josh Kraushaar
    Federal government is closing early because of threat of snow. It’s 43 degrees outside in the nation’s capitol now.
  • I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

    01/01/2020 7:07:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 10, 2019 | Jamie Shupe
    Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live “authentically as the woman that I have always been,” and had “effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities.” Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but nonbinary—and made headlines after an Oregon judge agreed to let me identify as a third sex, not male or female. Now, I want to live again as the man that I am. I’m one of the lucky...
  • Former LGBT-identified men, women and Pulse survivors share stories of transformation at US capitol

    11/02/2019 6:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/02/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    WASHINGTON — Men and women who once identified as LGBT shared their personal stories of transformation with lawmakers Wednesday after the House passed a bill earlier this year that would bar citizens from accessing counseling and therapies for unwanted same-sex attraction. Dressed in black T-shirts emblazoned with the word "CHANGED," 16 formerly LGBT-identified persons from Church United and the CHANGED movement spoke at a joint news conference outside the U.S. capitol where they shared their stories with members of Congress and their staff, and urged senators not to support the so-called Equality Act if it's ever brought to the floor...
  • BREAKING, Whistleblower Has Been Outed, Worked For Obama, Biden And Brennan

    10/30/2019 7:39:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 86 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 10/31/2019 | Carmine Sabia
    Democrats are in a panic as the secret identity of their fabled whistleblower has been revealed and it shows they are not unbiased. The identity of the whistleblower has been referred to as an “open secret” in Washington, D.C., but now that name could be known to everyone, Real Clear Investigations reported. But the name of a government official fitting that description — Eric Ciaramella — has been raised privately in impeachment depositions, according to officials with direct knowledge of the proceedings, as well as in at least one open hearing held by a House committee not involved in the...
  • The Hapless Shakedown Crew That Hacked Trump’s Inauguration

    10/25/2019 4:06:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 25 Oct 2019 | Drew Hinshaw
    The 20-something couple with a history of small-time scams had inadvertently hacked the world’s most powerful nation for a five-figure ransom at a time of high anxiety over national security on Inauguration Day. The Romanians had launched hundreds of thousands of emails embedded with ransomware in an attachment disguised as an invoice, authorities said. The list of email addresses they bought included, by chance, the Washington, D.C., police department. A recipient there apparently took the bait, opening the attachment that locked up the street-camera system. Only a payment could produce the key. Ms. Cismaru sent a message to the Journal...
  • Washington Nationals sweep St. Louis Cardinals to earn first trip to World Series

    10/15/2019 8:31:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 15, 2019 | David K. Li
    First in war, first in peace and now champions of the National League. The Washington Nationals defeated the visiting St. Louis Cardinals, 7-4, on Tuesday night to complete a four-game sweep of the NL Championship Series and bring the nation's capital its first pennant since 1933. Washington will play American League champions, either the New York Yankees or Houston Astros, in the 115th World Series, which starts next week. The newly crowned NL champions broke open Tuesday night's game early, plating seven runs in the first inning before a raucous partisan crowd at Nationals Park. Washington faced a threat from...
  • California Turns Off a Lot More Than Just the Lights with Forced Blackouts

    10/14/2019 12:27:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2019 | Stephen Green (Vodkapundit)
    Going solar isn’t necessarily any protection from California’s new “planned” power outages, and local residents and businesses are enduring a lot more than just a few inconveniences. Bloomberg’s Chris Martin has a story on California’s troubles with one of my favorite headlines ever: “Californians Learning That Solar Panels Don't Work in Blackouts.” Apparently, many of California’s would-be Earth-savers had no idea that just putting solar panels on their roofs doesn’t mean they’ll have power when PG&E switches it off. As Martin explains:
  • DC City Council Introduces 'Emergency Legislation' To Ban Working With ICE

    10/07/2019 12:08:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies ^ | October 7, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Despite Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declaring the nation's capital a "sanctuary city" for those who violate federal immigration law, one city councilman believes that additional legislation is needed to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement from removing illegal aliens from the city. WTOP reports that Ward Six Councilman Charles Allen has called for an emergency meeting this Tuesday to discuss a new bill that he says would stop all city agencies from cooperating with ICE unless given an explicit court order. This means that local police and other D.C. government officials would be barred from "sharing information with ICE, complying...
  • Climate change protests snarl DC traffic as bizarre scenes unfold in capital

    09/23/2019 8:51:07 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 23 replies
    fox ^ | 09/23/2019 | Tyler Olsen
    Climate activists demonstrating to coincide with the 2019 U.N. Climate Action Summit blocked intersections and snarled morning-commute traffic across Washington, D.C., Monday morning as they called on officials to take action on global warming. The group, called "Shut Down D.C.," has planned a week of activities to bring attention to climate change and convince national and international leaders to act. Monday's continuation of the "Global Climate Strike" follows worldwide climate protests on Friday, including a demonstration in New York City led by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.
  • 2nd Amendment Rally | November 2nd, 2019 in Washington D.C.

    09/22/2019 11:22:22 AM PDT · by TrumpisRight · 16 replies ^ | Sept 22, 2019 | 2nd Amendment Rally
    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
  • Hillsdale College Launches Grad School in Washington, D.C.

    09/19/2019 8:24:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    Hillsdale College, a premier conservative Christian college in southern Michigan, has launched a graduate school of government in Washington, D.C. The college announced the new school on Constitution Day. "Today, the connection between liberty and learning is widely forgotten, and their mutual support has grown tenuous," Larry P. Arnn, president of Hillsdale, said in a statement. "Repairing the breach is a task both urgent and noble." The Steve and Amy Van Andel Graduate School of Government offers a Master of Arts in Government, combining the study of political thought, American founding principles, and statesmanship, the college explained. "Our students will...
  • Rich part of D.C. goes tooth-and-claw to prevent new child-migrant shelter in its neighborhood

    08/24/2019 7:44:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Putting on its Victorian gentleman suit (pace Tom Wolfe), the Washington Post's editorial board tut-tuts a rich part of Washington, D.C. and its political patrons, for pulling out all stops to prevent construction of a child-migrant shelter in its fancy environs. MANY AMERICANS are rightly outraged by the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children, who have been separated from parents and ill-treated by authorities. Democrats have been understandably eager to distance themselves from such policies — a stance that can result in knee-jerk opposition even to sensible practices in effect during the Obama administration. That might explain the nearly uniform outcry from Washington-area politicians incensed...
  • Former Employee of D.C. School Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Transporting Child Pornography

    07/15/2019 11:24:56 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | July 12, 2019 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 12, 2019 Former Employee of D.C. School Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Transporting Child Pornography A former Virginia resident was sentenced today to six years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for transporting child pornography. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia and Special Agent in Charge Matthew J. DeSarno of the FBI Washington Field Office’s Criminal Division made the announcement.Paul Joseph Wilson, 49, was sentenced today...