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  • Woman Claims to Be Saudi Arabian Crown Princess, 'Menaces' Saudi Embassy: Secret Service (DC)

    05/11/2018 5:46:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    nbc4 ^ | 5-11-18 | Scott MacFarlane
    A D.C. woman claimed to be a crown princess of Saudi Arabia, menaced the Saudi Embassy, tried to access the White House and threatened to kill U.S. Secret Service officers, according to an affidavit filed by a U.S. Secret Service officer this week. According to the affidavit, LaToya Mahoney-Smith, who has multiple aliases according to federal investigators, has made multiple attempts to enter the Saudi Arabian embassy on New Hampshire Avenue in northwest D.C., including an attempt after a stay away order was issued. Mahoney-Smith attempted to see the Saudi Arabian ambassador and claimed to have classified documents to give...
  • Capitals beat Penguins as Washington reaches Eastern Conference finals and D.C. rejoices

    05/07/2018 7:10:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2018 | Isabelle Khurshudyan, Roman Stubbs, Scott Allen and Neil Greenberg
    At last: Game over. Series over. For the first time in 20 years, a D.C. team in one of the four major pro sports is moving on to the conference finals. Let that sink in. The Capitals were the last to do it, in 1998, when they eliminated the Senators in five games in the second round and then ousted the Sabres in six games to clinch their only Eastern Conference title in franchise history. With Evgeny Kuznetsov’s breakaway goal less than six minutes into overtime, Washington improved to 2-9 all-time in postseason series against the Penguins; the Capitals’ only...
  • DC Is Tired of Lyft and Uber Being Better Than Its Awful Metro

    04/09/2018 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    https://spectator.org/ ^ | 4/9/18 | ANDREW WILFORD
    A city government that would drag everyone down to its level.It’s like the old saying of city government goes: if at first you don’t succeed, tax something that is succeeding. Members of the Washington, D.C. government have suggested a way to prop up its failing Metro system while hamstringing its competitor. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently proposed a nearly 400 percent tax increase on ridesharing services, increasing the fee that users pay from 1 percent to 4.75 percent. This would increase the tax on a $10 trip from ten cents to forty-seven cents. Local officials are proposing to use this tax...
  • When $63 Million Dollars Doesn't Buy Working Toilets

    04/06/2018 6:11:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2018 | Mona Charen
    When 450 students arrived at Anacostia High School in the District of Columbia's southeast neighborhood on April 4, they found that few of the sinks or toilets were functioning and the cafeteria was flooded. They were advised by the Department of General Services to use the facilities at a middle school two blocks away until repairs could be completed. Exasperated teachers organized an impromptu hour-long walkout to protest, which is why this particular dysfunction made the news. A casual reader might note the plumbing fiasco and chalk it up to neglect of poor students and poor neighborhoods. That is the...
  • What's Wrong in Washington (and America)

    04/03/2018 9:31:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    KEY LARGO, Florida -- At dinner with friends, I was asked what is wrong with Washington. The question presumes a standard by which "wrong" can be defined. I am frequently asked this question by people who do not live in "the swamp." They don't behave like Washington politicians. If a disagreement arises in their personal or professional life, they discuss it and usually compromise and work things out. Only in Washington, they note, does this rarely happen, and when it does it makes headlines. The most obvious answer to the question I am asked -- often before the appetizer arrives...
  • Trump getting Washington military parade _ but no tanks

    03/09/2018 6:13:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 106 replies
    AP ^ | 3/9/2018 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may get no tanks for the effort.A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will “include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks — consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure.” Big, heavy tanks could tear up District of Columbia streets.But the event will “include a heavy air component at the end of the parade,” meaning lots of airplane flyovers. Older aircraft will be included as available.
  • President Donald Trump & First Lady Warmly Welcome PM Benjamin Netanyahu & Wife Sara to White House

    03/06/2018 3:53:05 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 15 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 6, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara together with US President Donald Trump and wife Melania in the White House [Photo Credit: GPO/Haim Zach] Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara received a warm welcoming to the white house by US President Donald Trump and the president’s wife Melania. After President Trump and the first lady greeted the Netanyahu’s, the 2 leaders exchanged remarks of friendship and commitment to one another. First, Trump declared his support and friendship to Israel. [Watch the recording of the press briefing at the link above.] “It’s a great honor to...
  • Exclusive: I-66 toll construction to take down 2-year old high-tech traffic management system

    03/05/2018 8:24:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 31, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — The two-year-old high-tech system that allows the Interstate 66 “red X” lanes to be opened outside of rush hour will be taken down within the next 12 months, WTOP has learned.The active traffic management system, which includes digital signs over each lane on a stretch of about 12 miles of I-66 just outside the Capital Beltway, cost $39 million. Work began in 2013; the system was first activated in September 2015.Construction on two HOV or toll lanes in each direction between the Beltway and Gainesville is set to ramp up this spring, and that will disrupt the system....
  • New analysis picks Washington, D.C., as frontrunner for Amazon’s HQ2

    03/05/2018 8:23:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    GeekWire ^ | 03/05/2018 | BY MONICA NICKELSBURG
    Another day, another Amazon HQ2 analysis. This time, researchers at Hamilton Place Strategies, an analytic PR consultancy, crunched the numbers and found Washington, D.C. the most likely city to land Amazon’s massive second headquarters.HPS looked at 11 metrics in four categories — transportation; education; business, lifestyle, and culture; connectivity — for 19 of the 20 cities on Amazon’s short list. HPS did not include Toronto in its analysis due to a lack of uniform data between the U.S. and Canada.See GeekWire’s own data-driven analysis here. Washington, D.C., earned the top spot on HPS’s report because of its mass transit system,...
  • I-66 tolls, longer HOV hours not slowing alternative routes, data show

    03/05/2018 6:39:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    WTOP ^ | February 21, 2018 | Max Smith
    FAIRFAX, Va. — Both Interstate 66 tolls for solo drivers and expanded HOV hours have not slowed traffic on most major parallel routes during the morning rush hour, Virginia transportation officials said Tuesday.A new analysis — which found the average daily toll paid in January was $12.37 — also showed that even an increased number of cars on some roads like U.S. Route 50 did not significantly change travel times in January, compared with the same time a year earlier.“What we’re still seeing is the project is working as intended,” said Nick Donohue, Virginia’s deputy transportation secretary.The Virginia Department of...
  • Developing: NBC announces White House "Shelter In Place" following security breach.

    03/03/2018 9:17:36 AM PST · by ZephyrTX · 100 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/3/2018 | NBC News
    DEVELOPING: NBC News staff at White House ordered to shelter in place as security incident unfolds - NBCNews.com
  • ISIS-Supporting Police Officer Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison (Why Only 15 Years?)

    02/24/2018 6:36:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    On Friday, former Washington D.C. Transit Police Officer Nicholas Young was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS.In July 2016, Young purchased gift cards and sent their code numbers to someone that he believed had joined ISIS in Syria. According to the Justice Department, Young hoped that ISIS would use the money from the gift cards to pay for secure communications between ISIS officials and potential foreign recruits. As it turned out, Young’s ISIS friend in Syria was actually an FBI informant who was part of a six-year long intelligence operation to nab the...
  • BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House

    02/23/2018 12:44:04 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 93 replies
    Secret Service Twitter ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | Secret Service
    BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E. UPDATE: The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
  • Michelle Obama portrait faces brutal mockery after unveiling

    02/12/2018 9:56:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 183 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2018 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The National Portrait Gallery on Monday unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama — to a very mixed reception. Even though Barack Obama praised Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald “for so spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman I love,” many critics on social media slammed the rendition of the former first lady. Their main question: Is that really her? […] For the portrait, the former first lady was painted in “grayscale” — a charcoal color with taupe undertones. She’s seated, with her hair falling around her shoulders,...
  • DC Mayor Addresses How High School Grads All Got Diplomas Without Meeting Requirements

    01/16/2018 6:44:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Residents in Washington, D.C. are still baffled over how every single student at Ballou High School got their diploma, despite many of them not even showing up to class.It wasn't just one school. Students across the city graduated despite having missed more than 30 days of school in a single course, findings from the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent investigation found. The investigation is still ongoing, but parents' demand for answers prompted city officials to share some initial findings. The city wide audit came after an initial investigation by WAMU and NPR at Ballou, in which they discovered a high rate...
  • The Dumbing Down of Scholastic Achievement

    01/05/2018 10:40:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 06, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.)
    When all 164 of Washington D.C. Frank W. Ballou Senior High School’s graduating seniors last year applied for and were accepted to college, the whole community—students, teachers, administrators, parents, and education reformers—had reason to celebrate the achievements of these obviously hard-working graduates. With a graduating class the school system considered “academically disadvantaged,” someone in the school district should have smelled a rat. After all, 98 percent of Ballou’s 930 students were African-Americans, and two percent were Hispanic/Latino, according to data from the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) system. One hundred percent of them were considered “academically disadvantaged” by the...
  • An Unfond Farewell to Un-statesman Orrin Hatch

    01/02/2018 9:27:21 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    The longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history announced this week that he will finally, finally, finally, finally, finally, finally, finally retire. That's seven "finallys" -- one for each of the consecutive six-year terms Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, served. He begin his occupancy in 1976, when all phones were dumb, the 5.25-inch floppy disk was cutting-edge, the very first Apple computer went on sale for $666.66, the Concorde was flying high, O.J. Simpson was a hero, Blake Shelton was a newborn, the first MRI was still a blueprint, and I was a gap-toothed first-grader wearing corduroy bell-bottoms crushing on Davy Jones....
  • Lift up Jesus each time you pray and He will make a way !

    01/02/2018 7:32:45 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible ^ | 1-2-18 | Bible
    Dormant places are about to come alive, Blessings being held back about to arrive, Water in arid places and streams where there had been none, Now the Glory of God arise upon His daughters and sons, Making a way in the desert places "The Oasis of Christ", Prayers being answered not just once but twice , Behold a double portion each time you pray ! For each time you lift up JESUS He will make a way ! Psalm 24:7 7Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in....
  • Why Republicans Need To Self-Deport From Washington DC (Good Idea, Bad Idea...)

    12/28/2017 4:56:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 28, 2017 | Brad Todd
    There’s a chance that what ails the GOP is terminal, but to give ourselves a chance at recovery, we’ve got to move—physically. The Republican Party is sick, so sick it can’t breathe, and its lack of oxygen has given it severe muscle fatigue. There’s a chance that what ails the GOP is terminal, but to give ourselves a chance at recovery, we’ve got to move—physically.The party’s national committees, think-tank brains, campaign strategists, and government functionaries all live in the fever swamps of Washington that firmly anchor the snotty southern end of the Acela Corridor. The GOP’s elected and unelected leaders...
  • Multi-agency law enforcement activity reported in DC area

    12/06/2017 7:27:14 AM PST · by tgdunbar · 35 replies
    Fox 5 (DC) ^ | DEC 06 2017 09:37AM EST | fox5dc.com staff
    WASHINGTON - FOX 5 has confirmed that multi-agency law enforcement activity is taking place in the D.C. region this morning. Federal law enforcement agencies, along with state and local authorities, are working in the Washington D.C. area. At this time, exact locations of activity have not been released nor have the nature of the operations.