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  • Troops line up outside the fenced-in White House as protesters begin to arrive in D.C. for George Floyd march that is set to attract one million people

    06/06/2020 9:31:57 AM PDT · by kevcol · 225 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2020 | Frances Mulraney and Andrew Court
    The nation's capital braced itself with members of the National Guard guarding famous landmarks and patrolling a new pedestrian-only demonstration area as streets were closed off. The White House remained a fortress, with black fences between seven and nine feet high erected around its perimeter cutting off protesters, as D.C.'s mayor formally renamed the street outside 'Black Lives Matter Plaza'. Streets were shut in downtown from 6am as the first of the dozens of demonstrations organized for the day began and the city's metro system announced it was reopening cars closed due to coronavirus to boost rider capacity.
  • Supreme Court won't hear challenge to DC Metro ban on religious ads

    04/06/2020 8:55:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 06 2020 | Harper Neidig
    The Supreme Court on Monday said it would not take up the Catholic church's challenge to the Washington, D.C., transit authority's policy banning religious ads, allowing the policy to remain in place. The Archdiocese of Washington had sued the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) after the agency refused to run one of its Christmas ads, alleging that the policy violates the First Amendment. The case appeared to be an attractive one for the court's conservative wing, but with Justice Brett Kavanaugh recusing himself from consideration of the case because he was involved as an appeals court judge, the faction...
  • Councilmember Jack Evans’ Cozy Ties to Digital Media Companies

    06/24/2019 7:03:30 AM PDT · by ptsal · 3 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | Dec. 15, 2016 | Jerrrey Anderson
    Fresh off a legislative victory for the billboard industry at Nationals Park, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans’ attempt to preserve a loophole for digital sign companies doing business in the District seemed inevitable—especially given his close ties with the vendor that stands to benefit the most. Evans recently introduced an emergency bill that would provide a permit exemption in certain cases—a boon for Digi Media Communications LLC, which already has installed numerous signs in violation of city rules and is looking to install dozens more throughout the District.
  • FBI Raids Home Of Prominent Dem Politician Jack Evans In Washington DC

    06/23/2019 10:12:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies ^ | 6/22/2019 | staff
    The FBI raided prominent Democratic politician Jack Evans early Friday morning. He is accused of corruption and conflicts of interest. That there is big money in politics may be America’s original sin and one that is not easily cleansed. Look, our democracy is only as good and honest as the people we elect and the people in Washington D.C better start making better choices. From The Hill: FBI agents raided the home of D.C. councilman Jack Evans (D) on Friday, a day after a confidential memo made public alleged that Evans “knowingly” violated ethics rules to benefit his friends and...
  • Clinton Used Personal Email for Official Business [Weekly Update]

    05/03/2019 3:23:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 3, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Top Aide Admits That Clinton Used Personal Email for Official Business What Were Anti-Trump Conspirators Strzok and Ohr Saying to Each Other? We’re Suing Over Federal Purchases of Human Abortion Tissue Bruce Ohr Email Raises Possible Ethics Concerns Tied to Russia Testimony What’s the Deal on Andrew Weissmann’s Meeting with AP Reporters? We’re Helping a Watchdog Group Get Information on DC’s Transit System Top Aide Admits That Clinton Used Personal Email for Official Business Jacob “Jake” Sullivan, Hillary Clinton’s senior advisor and deputy chief of staff when she was secretary of state, has now answered our questions under oath....
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Praises the Washington, D.C. Metro

    04/09/2019 8:06:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 8, 2019 | Tyler O'Neill
    On Sunday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) praised the Washington, D.C. Metro, apparently oblivious to the fires and horrific management problems the Metro faces. "DC Metro is pretty good, especially when compared to the MTA lately," Ocasio-Cortez said in a Facebook "moment," contrasting the D.C. Metro to the New York subway. "It's clear they are investing in public infrastructure w/modernized train cars, etc." She responded to criticism shortly afterward. "Lots of folks begging to differ on DC metro being better," the congresswoman added. "I just got here so taking the train on a Sunday without a delay or track change or...
  • More fired track inspectors blamed for ‘falsified’ reports get jobs back at Metro ( DC )

    12/06/2018 8:34:00 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 5, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Track workers blamed for what Metro had called faked inspection reports are getting their jobs back, after an arbitrator found the reports were done as Metro had instructed. A court filing this week suggested Metro and five track workers who had filed a federal lawsuit over their firings reached a settlement in the case, and Metro and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 confirmed Wednesday that an agreement covers most of the at least 16 front-line workers and five supervisors who were publicly disciplined about two years ago. Three of the workers who challenged their firings are not covered...
  • Metro Considers Separate Trains for Opposing Groups for D.C. 'Unite the Right' Rally: Metro Board

    08/04/2018 4:44:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 8/3/2018 | Mark Segraves
    "We have groups clearly at odds with each other," Chairman Jack Evans said. "We'd like to keep the groups separate. We don't want incidents on Metro." "Unite the Right" demonstrators plan to use Metro from the Vienna, Virginia, station to Foggy Bottom in D.C. Police and Metro are making plans to avoid a deadly confrontation like the one at the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally last year. "Maybe put all of one group on a train or a certain car on a train," Evans said. "We're trying to see how can we keep the groups separate so we don't have any incidents...
  • Surveillance footage shows one of President Obama's senior officials (taking upskirt photos)

    07/27/2018 1:59:12 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 56 replies ^ | 27 July 2018 | Wills Robinson
    Full headline: EXCLUSIVE: Surveillance footage shows one of President Obama's senior officials following a woman around a DC Metro station and taking a picture up her skirt with his cell phone Surveillance footage exclusively obtained by shows one of President Obama’s senior officials following a woman around a DC Metro station and taking a picture up her skirt with his cell phone. William Mendoza was caught on security cameras carrying out the vile act while he was executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education. As a result of his actions, the married...
  • It’s raining inside the McPherson Square (Washington DC) Metro Station!

    05/22/2018 3:27:50 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | 22 May 2018 | Twitter
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  • Metro will stay open later for Caps-Lightning Games 3 and 4 — thanks partly to … Qatar?

    05/15/2018 9:00:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    On Tuesday, Evans told The Washington Post that the tiny, wealthy nation of Qatar has agreed to pay the $100,000 fee to keep Metro open until 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, when the Capitals host Game 4. That game also is set for an 8 p.m. start.
  • Justice Dept. Backs Archdiocese in Christmas Subway Ad Fight

    01/18/2018 6:29:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/17/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department on Tuesday threw its support behind the Archdiocese of Washington in a court fight to have its Christmas fundraising ads displayed on D.C. buses. The archdiocese sued Metro in November, arguing the transit agency’s refusal to sell ad space violated its First Amendment rights. But a federal judge rejected its request to force Metro to post the ads, which showed a biblical Christmas scene and the message, “Find the Perfect Gift,” encouraging charitable donations and church attendance. The Justice Department’s Tuesday court filing called Metro’s ban on ads that promote or oppose religion unconstitutional...
  • D.C. Metro Transit Police officer “attracted to Nazis and Islamic terrorists at the same time...

    12/17/2017 12:55:49 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies ^ | 12/17/2017 | Robert Spmcer
    Full title: D.C. Metro Transit Police officer “attracted to Nazis and Islamic terrorists at the same time. Both hate Jews.” Indeed. The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78);...
  • Media Conspicuously Omits D.C. Metro Shooter’s Immigration Status

    09/05/2017 10:34:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Sept 5, 2017
    A disturbing incident involving a shooting inside a busy Washington D.C. metro station has received a lot of media attention, but all the reports conspicuously fail to mention if the suspect is an illegal immigrant. A man was captured on camera firing a gun down the escalator of the Columbia Heights Metro station in Northwest Washington in the middle of the afternoon on August 25. He eluded police for days and authorities needed help capturing him so they revealed he had an extensive criminal history and identified him as 22-year-old Cesar Morales, Hispanic with brown eyes, black hair and facial...

    08/25/2017 5:27:32 AM PDT · by bitt · 68 replies
    A MAJOR RED FLAG WAS BURIED IN THE TEXT OF A BILL WITH A SEEMINGLY HARMLESS TITLE. (TFTP) A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trump—and it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare. On the surface, House Joint Resolution 76 looks harmless. The title of the bill claims that its purpose is “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into...
  • ACLU suing Metro Over Removal of Ads involving Milo Yiannopoulos, PETA

    08/10/2017 7:26:43 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 4 replies
    WMAL ^ | Aug 8, 2017
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) – Groups whose ads for buses and trains were rejected by a District of Columbia transit agency are suing.</p> <p>The groups that sued the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on Wednesday are the American Civil Liberties Union, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a women’s health care group, and conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos’ company. The groups say parts of WMATA’s ad policies violate the First Amendment.</p>
  • MILO ‘Dangerous’ Ads Banned from Washington, DC Metro Stations

    07/07/2017 8:29:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies ^ | July 7, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Advertisements for former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO’s new book DANGEROUS have been banned from Metro stations across Washington, DC. Washington’s Top News reports that advertisements for former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO’s new book DANGEROUS have been banned from being displayed in Metro subway stations and cars across Washington, DC. Metro reportedly determined that the advertisement – which features an image of MILO with a quote that reads “THE KANYE WEST OF JOURNALISM” – violated their policies which ban issue-oriented, political, and other advocacy related advertising. The ads were posted this week and have now been removed, according to Metro. In...
  • Trump budget plan would deal blow to Washington region’s transit; Purple Line at risk

    04/06/2017 4:01:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lori Aratani and Katherine Shaver
    Federal funding for Maryland’s Purple Line is in jeopardy, as are Metro’s hopes for a significant increase in money from the government under President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget released Thursday. Trump’s proposed spending plan, which slashes the federal transportation budget by 13 percent, also curbs long-distance Amtrak service out of Washington and cuts millions in federal grants that the region’s governments have relied on for new rapid bus lines, road work, bus stop improvements and bike paths. The cuts came as a shock to many, considering Trump’s campaign pledge to pump $1 trillion into the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “I find...
  • [DC] Metro’s special inauguration SmarTrip cards won’t feature Trump

    12/21/2016 4:19:16 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 48 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | December 21, 2016 6:33 pm | Jack Moore
    WASHINGTON — Metro is now selling special-edition versions of its SmarTrip payment cards to commemorate the upcoming presidential inauguration. The cards, which sell for $10 and provide unlimited Metro access the day of the inauguration, feature an image of the White House against a red-white-and-blue flag backdrop. Notably absent? Any reference to the soon-to-be 45th president of the United States: Donald Trump. The 2013 and 2009 inauguration-edition SmartTrip cards both featured a smiling image of President Barack Obama.
  • Metro’s crumbling crossties may be too small to begin with

    11/17/2016 10:13:41 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 17, 2016 | Max Smith
    The Federal Transit Administration is raising questions about whether Metro rail ties are the proper size to keep tracks safely in place. A federal inspection report released Wednesday says inspectors have “consistently noted” WMATA crossties on mainline track that are 7 1/2 inches. Metro’s own standards call for rail ties at switches to have at least an 8-inch face. The inspection report noted that as of Sept. 24, Metro had not responded to federal inspectors’ questions about crossties that are a half inch narrower than internal standards. It is not clear how many of the smaller crossties exist in the...