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|Montgomery County Executive Vetoes Minimum Wage Hike BillNBC 4 / 44 min. ago more|
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|Woman Who Killed Husband's Ex-Wife Over Alimony Sentenced to LifeNBC 4 / 45 min. ago more|
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|106.7 The Fan Remembers The Late Tom GavinCBS Washington / 55 min. ago more|
106.7 personalities past and present paid tribute Monday to a longtime friend and listener, the late Tom Gavin. Gavin, along with being an intensely devoted radio listener, remained active in his community and had great compassion for his fellow neighbor. And, what listeners entertained by Gavin for years might not know: When he wasn’t calling into radio programs, he was calling the office lines, asking employees how their day was going; he arrived early to radio station events to offer assistance setting up. He was a genuinely kind and caring human being. I listened to Tom Gavin call the Don & Mike show for a decade & then screened those calls then took those calls. Damn, this blows. Safe Home — chad dukes (@chaddukes) January 23, 2017 Sad to hear the news from @chaddukes and @Andrew_Langer that Tom Gavin has died He was a big part of the good old days at 106.7 WJFK pic.twitter.com/ptYdSHDS9C — Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) January 23, 2017 Sad to hear Tom Gavin has passed away. Balancing a cane on one's head never was more entertaining. #robot #publicaccess #feudwitndennis — Don Geronimo (@DonGeronimoShow) January 23, 2017
|Trump needs to stop sputtering and start cutting spendingWE - Congress / 56 min. ago more|
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|Redskins promote Cavanaugh, Manusky to coordinator positionsWTOP / 59 min. ago more|
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins turned to internal candidates to fill two critical vacancies, promoting Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator and Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator. Cavanaugh was the team’s quarterbacks coach and Manusky its outside linebackers coach last season. The Redskins announced the promotions Monday along with the hires of Kevin O’Connell as quarterbacks coach and Jim Tomsula as defensive line coach. It has been an offseason of upheaval for the coaching staff after the Redskins fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry and a few assistants and offensive coordinator Sean McVay left to become head coach of the Los Angeles Rams. In its efforts to replace Barry after ranking 28th defensively in consecutive seasons, Washington interviewed former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, former Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine and former Buffalo Bills assistant Rob Ryan before opting for Manusky. The 50-year-old Manusky has been defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers and 49ers and worked with Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan in San Francisco. Known for his fiery personality and booming voice on the practice fields, Manusky had been on coach Jay Gruden’s staff for only one season as outside linebackers coach. Middle linebacker Will Compton tweeted: “Congrats to Coach Manusky!” when players were informed of his promotion. Cavanaugh was Washington’s quarterbacks coach for the past two years as Kirk Cousins twice set the franchise record for passing yards in a season. Cousins’ status for 2017 remains in doubt after playing last season on the franchise tag, but with McVay gone, he’ll have a familiar face as his offensive coordinator. After 13 NFL seasons as a backup quarterback, the 60-year-old Cavanaugh was offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears from 1997-98 and Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2004. O’Connell, the Redskins’ new quarterbacks coach, was an assistant in San Francisco under Chip Kelly last season. Tomsula, who replaces Robb Akey as defensive line coach, also most recently worked with the 49ers as their head coach in 2015. NOTES: The Redskins announced the re-signing of long snapper Nick Sundberg, who has been with the team since 2010. … Chad Englehart was promoted to head strength and conditioning coach with Kavan Latham hired to be his assistant. … Cousins will play in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, replacing Aaron Rodgers. ___ This story has been corrected to show that Kirk Cousins is replacing Aaron Rodgers, not Matt Ryan, in the Pro Bowl. ___ For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL The post Redskins promote Cavanaugh, Manusky to coordinator positions appeared first on WTOP.
|GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More PowerNBC4Washington.com / 1 h. 3 min. ago more|
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|Energy panel to hold Tuesday votes on Trump's Energy, Interior picksWE - Congress / 1 h. 4 min. ago more|
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Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush said Monday he has been transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit.Bush and his wife were both hospitalized last week; Barbara Bush had a case of bronchitis, while...
|Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade dealWTOP / 1 h. 11 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama’s attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia. For Trump, the move was a fulfillment of a central campaign promise. He has repeatedly cast the 12-nation trade pact — which was eagerly sought by U.S. allies in Asia — as detrimental to American businesses “Great thing for the American worker that we just did,” Trump said in brief remarks as he signed a notice in the Oval Office. The Obama administration spent years negotiating the Pacific Rim pact, though the mood in Washington on trade soured over time. Obama never sent the accord to Congress for ratification, making Trump’s actions Monday largely symbolic. For Trump, the start of his first full week in office amounted to a reset after a tumultuous weekend dominated by his and his spokesman’s false statements about inauguration crowds and their vigorous complaints about media coverage of the celebrations. While Trump’s advisers have long accepted his tendency to become fixated on seemingly insignificant issues, some privately conceded that his focus on inauguration crowds was unhelpful on the opening weekend of his presidency. On Monday, the new president tried to regroup. He spent the day bounding from one ornate room of the White House to another for meetings, often ordering aides to summon journalists from their West Wing workspace at a moment’s notice for unscheduled statements and photo opportunities. In addition to his executive action on TPP, Trump signed memorandums freezing most federal government hiring — though he noted an exception for the military — and reinstating a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option. The regulation, known as the “Mexico City Policy,” has been a political volleyball, instituted by Republican administrations and rescinded by Democratic ones since 1984. The actions were among the long list of steps candidate Trump pledged to take on his opening day as president. But other “Day One” promises were going unfulfilled Monday, including plans to propose a constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress and terminating Obama’s executive actions deferring deportations for some people living in the U.S. illegally. Spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday that Trump intended to follow through on his proposals, though on a more extended timeframe to ensure maximum attention for each move. Yet he appeared to suggest that Trump would not move quickly — or perhaps at all — to reinstate deportations for young immigrants protected from deportation under the Obama administration. Spicer said Trump’s focus would be on people in the U.S. illegally who have criminal records or who pose a threat. “That’s where the priority’s going to be, and then we’re going to continue to work through the entire number of folks that are here illegally,” he said. Spicer — making his first appearance at the briefing room podium since his angry tirade against the press on Saturday — also appeared to back away from Trump’s assertion that he could move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. While presidential candidates have long made similar pledges, all have abandoned the idea over concerns that following through would further inflame tensions in the volatile region. “We are at the early stages in this decision-making process,” Spicer said of the possible embassy relocation. “If it was already a decision, then we wouldn’t be going through a process.” Spicer struck a far more conciliatory tone with reporters in Monday’s briefing and attempted to make light of his weekend appearance, which included multiple inaccurate statements about the inauguration. He conceded that he was relying on incomplete information when he used public transportation figures to boast about the crowd size, but stood by his unverifiable claim that Trump’s swearing-in was the most watched in history, counting internet views as well as TV. The crowd actually in attendance was clearly smaller than for Obama’s 2009 inauguration, though Trump denied that fact. Monday was mostly a business day for Trump. The new president, who prefers to solicit opinions from numerous people before making decisions, huddled with corporate leaders, including Tesla’s Elon Musk and Marillyn Hewson, and union heads. Eager to show off his new digs, Trump ended both meetings by bringing his guests in to see the Oval Office. In his discussions with executives, Trump warned that he would impose a “substantial border tax” on companies that move their manufacturing out of the United States. He reiterated his campaign pledge to lower taxes for companies that stay in the U.S., as well as for the middle class, “anywhere from 15 to 25 percent,” although he has not been clear on how he intends to make up for lost tax revenue. He said of his incentives for businesses, “All you have to do is stay.” In the evening, Trump was hosting a White House reception for lawmakers from both parties and a separate private meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss Republicans’ legislative priorities. As Trump pressed forward with executive actions, a legal watchdog group filed a lawsuit alleging he is violating the so-called emoluments clause in the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. The liberal-funded watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics says the clause prohibits Trump from receiving money from diplomats for stays at his hotels or from foreign governments for leases of office space in his buildings. Asked about the suit, Trump said it was “totally without merit.” Later Monday, spokesman Spicer said Trump has left his businesses as promised, handing over control to his two adult sons. ___ Associated Press writers Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin contributed to this report. ___ Follow Julie Pace at http://twitter.com/jpaceDC The post Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal appeared first on WTOP.
|Senate committee approves Rex Tillerson for State DepartmentWE - Congress / 1 h. 11 min. ago more|
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|GOP lawmaker breaks with Trump on government hiring freezeTheHill.com / 1 h. 13 min. ago more|
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|Trump undoes parts of Obama agenda with executive actionsWTOP / 1 h. 19 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed three executive memorandums on Monday, kicking off his first full week in the White House by undoing parts of his predecessor’s agenda and renewing a longtime Republican priority on abortion funding. Trump signed a memorandum that freezes hiring for some federal government workers, a notice to abandon the proposed Pacific Rim trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and another executive action to reinstate a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option. Here is a look at his three executive actions: ___ TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP As a candidate, Trump often said he could negotiate better trade deals than past administrations, repeating night after night that he would undo the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which President Barack Obama championed. The memorandum signed Monday was a first step toward making good on that pledge. Since the Pacific trade deal had yet to receive the required Senate ratification, there is scant immediate impact to trade, exports or wages. The deal has been stalled amid bipartisan opposition in the Senate. It was widely viewed as dead even before Trump’s move Monday. In its place, the White House has said the president plans to focus on seeking individual deals with the 11 other nations in TPP— a group that represents roughly 13.5 percent of the global economy, according to the World Bank. “We’re going to have trade, but we’re going to have one on one. If someone misbehaves, we’ll send them a letter of termination, 30 days, and they’ll either straighten it out or we’re gone,” Trump said. The major benefit to Americans from TPP had been the prospect of lower prices. An analysis by the Peterson Institute for International Economics also estimated it would lead to a $131 billion increase in inflation-adjusted incomes by 2030. But Trump has blamed past trade deals such as NAFTA and China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization for a decline in U.S. factory jobs. He said in his inaugural address that his administration would follow two rules: “Buy American and hire American.” ___ FEDERAL WORKERS FREEZE A frequent critic of the size of the federal government, Trump also signed a memorandum that freezes hiring for some federal government workers as a way to reduce payrolls and rein in the size of the workforce. The freeze does not apply to the military, Trump said. The memorandum signed by Trump’s is similar to one that President George W. Bush signed at the start of his administration in 2001. The decision was cheered by conservatives, but denounced by the head of one of the unions that represents federal workers. “This accomplishes nothing for the American taxpayer,” said Randy Erwin, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees. “It only makes it difficult for federal agencies to do the business of the American people.” ___ MEXICO CITY POLICY Lastly, Trump reinstituted a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortions. The regulation, known as the “Mexico City Policy” or, by critics, the “global gag rule,” has been a political volleyball, instituted by Republican administrations and rescinded by Democratic ones since 1984. Most recently, President Barack Obama ended the ban in 2009. Trump signed it one day after the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States, the date on which presidents traditionally take action on the policy. It also prohibits taxpayer funding for groups that lobby to legalize abortion or promote it as a family planning method. The move was predictably polarizing. Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska said in a statement that “Americans are humanitarians and the Mexico City Policy reflects our heartfelt compassion for both moms and babies.” The abortion rights group NARAL condemned the decision as “repressing women.” “With this action, Donald Trump has turned his anti-women rhetoric into policy, and made it more difficult for women and families all over the world to access vital reproductive care,” said NARAL president Ilyse Hogue. “He really is living up to the lowest of expectations.” ___ Associated Press writers Josh Boak in Washington and Matthew Barakat in McLean, Virginia, contributed to this report. ___ Reach Jonathan Lemire on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/JonLemire The post Trump undoes parts of Obama agenda with executive actions appeared first on WTOP.
|Western Union to Pay $586M for Aiding Wire FraudNBC 4 / 1 h. 21 min. ago more|
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|Ike Leggett vetoes Montgomery Co.’s $15 minimum wage billWTOP / 1 h. 25 min. ago more|
UPDATE 1/23/17 6:14 p.m.: Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett will veto the $15-an-hour minimum wage bill. A release from his office Monday evening said the county executive will “reluctantly veto the bill.” EARLIER 1/23/17 4:29 p.m.: ROCKVILLE, Md. — It’s still unclear whether Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett will veto the $15-an-hour minimum wage passed by the county council last week. Asked what Leggett planned to do, his spokesman Patrick Lacefield emailed WTOP: “Still reviewing but stay tuned.” Related Stories Montgomery Co. votes to raise minimum wage Montgomery County, MD News Proposed minimum wage hike in Montgomery Co. on shaky ground Montgomery County, MD News Leggett raises concerns over $15 minimum wage in Montgomery Co. Montgomery County, MD News Meanwhile, at a briefing with reporters Monday, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner told reporters county leaders need to “find a better balance for Montgomery County.” Berliner is among four council members — including Nancy Floreen, Sydney Katz and Craig Rice — who voted against the measure, which would institute the increase by 2020. Berliner said Montgomery County is different from other jurisdictions that have enacted a $15 minimum wage. “I don’t consider us to be equivalent to New York City, I don’t consider us to be equivalent to Los Angeles, I don’t consider us to be equivalent to Seattle. We are not a ‘destination’ community like they are,” he said. At the same time, refusing to make the jump to a $15 minimum doesn’t mean the county won’t OK more incremental increases, Berliner said. “It isn’t about saying ‘no,'” he said. “It is about finding a better balance that minimizes the damages that can — and will be felt — by our small business community. Nobody can deny that is real.” In order to withstand a veto by the county executive, the council would have had to vote 6-3 on the bill; the vote was 5-4. The post Ike Leggett vetoes Montgomery Co.’s $15 minimum wage bill appeared first on WTOP.
|Limo torched in DC protests belongs to Muslim immigrant, may cost $70,000 in damagesWE - White House / 1 h. 30 min. ago more|
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|Senate debates Trump CIA pickWTOP / 1 h. 48 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday debated whether to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to run the CIA, as Democrats raised questions about whether he is transparent in his beliefs about Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election and how he feels about torture. Senate Republicans had hoped to vote on Pompeo’s nomination Friday, after Trump’s inauguration. But Democrats succeeded in stalling action until they could debate. Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Patrick Leahy of Vermont objected to what they said was a “rushed confirmation” and demanded more time for Rep. Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be “vetted, questioned and debated.” If confirmed, Rep. Mike Pompeo would take the helm at the nation’s top spy agency at a critical time for U.S. national security when intelligence — traditionally a nonpartisan issue — has been thrust into the political arena. The Senate is expected to vote on his nomination Monday evening. Wyden on Monday said Pompeo was the “wrong man for the job.” “He has endorsed extreme policies that would fundamentally erode liberties and freedoms of our people without making us safer,” Wyden said. He said Pompeo’s answers to questions from some senators have been “vague” and “contradictory,” making it impossible to know what Pompeo believes. One of Pompeo’s inconsistencies has been on Russia’s role in the 2016 election, Wyden said. In written responses to questions from the Senate, on Jan. 3, Pompeo said that intelligence agency assessments should be taken seriously. After Trump conceded Russia was behind the campaign hacks, Pompeo on Jan. 12 told the Senate intelligence committee that the assessment was “solid.” Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, said Democrats were playing politics in its efforts to delay and derail Trump’s choice to run the CIA. One of Trump’s first stops as president was at the CIA’s headquarters in Northern Virginia on Saturday where he made a speech that focused more on falsely accusing the media of lying about how many people attended his inauguration than on the role the CIA plays protecting the U.S. Standing in front of a memorial for fallen CIA agents Saturday, Trump assured intelligence officials, “I am so behind you.” He made no mention of his repeated criticism of the intelligence agencies following the election, including his public challenges of their high-confidence assessment that Russia meddled in the White House race to help him win. In its final days, President Barack Obama’s administration announced intelligence findings that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election with the goal of getting Trump elected. Trump himself has denied most of the assessment, though eventually conceded Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic emails during the campaign. Pompeo, a conservative Republican from Kansas and a member of the House intelligence committee, faced a mostly friendly confirmation hearing on Jan. 12. He enrolled as a teenager at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and graduated first in his class in 1986. He served in the Army at a time when the Soviet Union was America’s No. 1 adversary. ___ Associated Press writer Deb Riechmann contributed to this report. The post Senate debates Trump CIA pick appeared first on WTOP.
|Poll: 8 of 10 Americans oppose subsidizing international abortionsWE - White House / 1 h. 59 min. ago more|
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|Fox News signs ex-Kerry adviser Marie Harf as contributorTheHill.com / 2 h. 2 min. ago more|
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|White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in SyriaWTOP / 2 h. 5 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia “or anyone else” to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government. “I think if there’s a way that we can combat ISIS with any country, whether it’s Russia or anyone else, and we have a shared national interest in that, sure, we’ll take it,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said. Asked if the openness extended to working with Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has been condemned internationally for killing civilians, Spicer said, “We’re not going to get together with people under the guise of defeating ISIS if that’s not truly their guise.” He added, “So let’s not take that too far.” Spicer also suggested that Trump already has told Defense Secretary James Mattis to review how he might change the U.S. approach to fighting the Islamic State. “I think he has ordered it,” Spicer said, adding that Trump would discuss the matter with Mattis during a visit to the Pentagon Friday. “At that time, he will continue to have conversations about what he wants from them and the joint chiefs,” he added, referring to the military service chiefs. During the more than two years that President Barack Obama directed U.S. military action against IS in Syria, he resisted Russian overtures to coordinate military action. Obama believed Moscow was acting counter to U.S. interests by propping up Assad, whose government Obama called illegitimate. The Pentagon has maintained a hotline with the Russian military to deal with the narrower issue of avoiding air accidents in Syria. With Trump in the White House, Moscow seems eager to draw the new administration into closer military cooperation, perhaps reflecting Trump’s frequent statements during the presidential campaign that he welcomed opportunities to improve relations with Moscow. On Monday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the U.S. had provided targeting information for a joint airstrike against Islamic State fighters in Syria. But Pentagon officials flatly denied the Russian assertion. U.S. Air Force Col. John Dorrian, chief spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Baghdad, called the Russian statement “rubbish.” At the Pentagon, a spokesman, Maj. Adrian J. Rankine-Galloway, said the U.S. military is not providing targeting information to the Russians or coordinating air operations with them. Trump has not yet spelled out how he will change the U.S. approach in Syria or Iraq. During the campaign he said that as president he would ensure the Islamic State’s quick defeat. At CIA headquarters over the weekend, he repeated his campaign assertion that the U.S. had erred in not taking control of Iraq’s oil as compensation for having ousted President Saddam Hussein in 2003. “If we kept the oil you probably wouldn’t have ISIS because that’s where they made their money in the first place,” Trump said. “So we should have kept the oil. But, OK, maybe you’ll have another chance.” Asked what Trump meant, Spicer said, “We want to be sure our interests are protected. We’re going into a country for a cause. He wants to be sure America is getting something out of it for the commitment and sacrifice it is making.” The post White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in Syria appeared first on WTOP.
|Kirk Cousins to Replace Aaron Rodgers in 2017 Pro BowlCBS Washington / 2 h. 6 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will join left tackle Trent Williams in the 2017 Pro Bowl. Cousins, initially voted a Pro Bowl alternate, will replace Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, the Redskins announced on Monday. The Packers were eliminated from the playoffs with a 44-21 loss to the Falcons in the NFC Championship on Sunday. Three other Redskins players — outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, right guard Brandon Scherff and tight end Jordan Reed — were also named to the Pro Bowl but opted not to participate in the Jan. 29 game due to lingering injuries. This marks the first Pro Bowl selection of Cousins’ career. He passed for 4,917 yards — setting the franchise record for the second consecutive season — 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for a 97.2 quarterback rating. He also ran for four touchdowns. Follow @ChrisLingebach and @1067TheFan on Twitter.
|Senate panel votes to confirm TillersonTheHill.com / 2 h. 6 min. ago more|
A Senate committee voted Monday to confirm Rex Tillerson, bringing him a significant step closer to being the next secretary of State.In a party-line 11-10 vote, the panel sent the former Exxon Mobil CEO's nominati...
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|NCI accuses employee of embezzling millionsBizjournals.com / 2 h. 20 min. ago more|
Reston-based NCI Inc. (NASDAQ: NCIT) has accused its former controller of embezzling $18 million from the company in the last six years, leading to the employee's firing, according to the company's preliminary investigation. The company is conducting an internal investigation with the help of outside counsel and forensic accountants, but claims the employee took $5 million in 2016 and $13 million in the five years prior to that. According to NCI, the employee acted alone. The company did not respond…
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Thursday afternoon, members of the Veale Elementary Robotics Club sat huddled around VOV, a robot built by the students, over the course of the last five months. Teacher and club sponsor Tara Weisheit said thanks to the help of a…
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|White House press secretary: ‘Our intention is never to lie’WTOP / 2 h. 31 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a roomful of reporters that “our intention is never to lie to you,” although sometimes the Trump administration may “disagree with the facts.” Spicer’s first full press briefing was closely watched Monday following a weekend statement about President Donald Trump’s inauguration audience that included incorrect assertions. After White House counselor Kellyanne Conway received wide social media attention for her explanation that Spicer had presented “alternative facts,” Monday’s briefing was televised live on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and, for a time, even ABC. Meanwhile, ABC announced that anchor David Muir would interview Trump for a one-hour prime-time special to air at 10 p.m. EST Wednesday. Spicer tried to defuse tension by opening with a self-deprecating joke about his lack of popularity, and his 78-minute session was wide-ranging and mostly substantive. He corrected one disputed statement from Saturday, defended another and expressed some frustration regarding how the new Trump administration feels about its news coverage. Asked for a pledge not to lie, Spicer assented, saying, “I believe we have to be honest with the American people.” He said he had received incorrect information about Inauguration day ridership on the Washington Metro system when he initially claimed the system was used more Friday than for Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration. “There are times when you tweet something out or write a story and you publish a correction,” he said. “That doesn’t mean you were trying to deceive readers or the American people, does it? I think we should be afforded the same opportunity.” Spicer didn’t back down from his claim that Trump’s inauguration was the most-seen ever, clarifying that he was including people who watched online. The ceremony didn’t have the highest TV ratings and aerial photographs indicate the live crowd wasn’t as big as it was for Obama’s first swearing-in, but there are no reliable crowd estimates or numbers indicating how many people across the world watched the ceremony online. He expressed frustration about an erroneous report, later corrected, stating that a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. had been removed from a room in the White House following Trump’s inauguration. “Where was the apology to the president of the United States?” Spicer said. “Where was the apology to the millions of people who thought that it was racially insensitive?” One reporter said Spicer had accepted an apology from the news outlet that made the mistake in a pool report. Spicer would not say whether he was ordered by Trump or other staffers to make Saturday’s statement, but explained some of the thinking that went into it. Like countless White House staffs before them, the Trump team is exasperated about “negative” and “demoralizing” coverage. “When we’re right, say we’re right,” he said. “When we’re wrong, say we’re wrong. But it’s not always wrong and negative.” Spicer broke with the White House tradition of opening briefings with a question from The Associated Press. The AP was traditionally given the first question because it is a broad-based news cooperative that represents the largest swath of American newspapers, broadcasters and other kinds of news organizations. Instead, Spicer initially called on a reporter from the New York Post, and he took questions from several news organizations that were rarely called on during the previous administration. He said four seats in the briefing room would be kept open for out-of-town reporters to participate via Skype. The new press secretary — who took no questions Saturday — drew a laugh when he said he’d stay at the podium for as long as the reporters wanted him there, and he nearly did. “I want to make sure we have a healthy relationship,” he said. The post White House press secretary: ‘Our intention is never to lie’ appeared first on WTOP.
|'SNL' writer suspended for calling Barron Trump the 'first homeschool shooter'TheHill.com / 2 h. 35 min. ago more|
A "Saturday Night Live" writer has been suspended over a joke she tweeted about President Trump's 10-year-old son, according to a report.In a since-deleted tweet, Katie Rich wrote that Barron Trump "would be this c...
|Report: Redskins Weighing All Options, Including Trading CousinsCBS Washington / 2 h. 35 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — The Redskins may be willing to trade Kirk Cousins after all. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Redskins will weigh all their options this offseason, including the possibility of trading Cousins, should the right deal present itself. “A Washington source indicated that the Redskins are willing to weigh their options this offseason with quarterback Kirk Cousins, including the possibility of trading him, with either San Francisco or Cleveland being the most likely destination,” Cole said on Bleacher Report. “The 49ers would chase Cousins once they hire Kyle Shanahan and perhaps include the No. 2 overall pick in the deal,” he said. “The Browns also have interest in Cousins, who played in Hue Jackson’s offense under Jay Gruden.” Related: Cousins Vows Not to Miss Playoffs Again There is nothing inherently newsy about this aside from the Redskins, if the report is accurate, floating the idea that they would consider trading Cousins (which, for the right price, why wouldn’t they at least consider it?). Cutting through the red tape, Cleveland and San Francisco — both presumably in the market for a starting quarterback — hold the respective first and second overall picks in the 2017 NFL draft. San Francisco is expected to hire Shanahan, the offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl-bound Falcons, at the conclusion of the playoffs. Shanahan, whose father, Mike, drafted Cousins in 2012, established a strong relationship with Cousins while coordinating the Redskins offense. Jackson, who took a flier on Robert Griffin III and started three separate quarterbacks in 2016, served as a position coach for two seasons for the Bengals concurrently while now Redskins coach Jay Gruden was an offensive coordinator in Cincinnati. The Redskins would need to re-sign Cousins in order to facilitate a trade. Should they use the non-exclusive franchise tag on Cousins, a trade partner would need to forfeit two first-round picks in any potential deal. That, presumably, would be the ground floor for any deal involving Cousins. Follow @ChrisLingebach and @1067TheFan on Twitter.
|White House sends pro-trade signal with talk of bilateral dealsWE - White House / 2 h. 36 min. ago more|
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|Greene County teen locatedWashington Times Herald / 2 h. 43 min. ago more|
Greene County - The Greene County Sheriff's Department reported that 19-year-old Contessa Schlegel has been located. She had been missing since between 9 and 10 p.m. Wednesday when she left with an unknown person or persons in a vehicle.
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|Trump declares his inauguration day a 'National Day of Patriotic Devotion'TheHill.com / 2 h. 51 min. ago more|
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|Car Stolen in Alexandria With Child InsideNBC 4 / 2 h. 59 min. ago more|
A mother left her child in a running car as she went to use an ATM in Alexandria on Monday -- and a thief stole the car with the child still inside, police say.Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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|Washington man faces sexual misconduct chargesWashington Times Herald / 3 h. ago more|
A Washington man was arrested Thursday evening on a warrant for two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. According to court documents, Michael Adrian Norrington, 22, engaged in sexual activity with a 15-year-old female between March 1 and Oct.…
|Police: Man steals car in Alexandria with child insideWTOP / 3 h. 2 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — Police say a suspect stole a car with a child inside while a parent stopped to use an ATM in Alexandria Monday. A parent left a car running to go use an ATM in Alexandria’s Bradlee Shopping Center in the 3800 block of King Street Monday. A child — described as not an infant, but younger than 10 — was in the car when a thief got in the car and took off, said Alexandria Police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal. When the thief realized there was a child in the car, he got out, Nosal said. The child was not hurt. Nosal said police think the thief got away in a different car. Police have not released any additional details about the case. Anyone with information can call police at 703-746-4444. WTOP’s Sarah Beth Hensley contributed to this report from Washington. The post Police: Man steals car in Alexandria with child inside appeared first on WTOP.
|House Republicans praise Air Force secretary nomineeWE - Congress / 3 h. 4 min. ago more|
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|Trump accidentally funds LGBT group while stealing Obama’s cakeMetro Weekly / 3 h. 5 min. ago more|
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|Trooper finds additional drugs on wanted Loogootee manWashington Times Herald / 3 h. 6 min. ago more|
LOOGOOTEE - A Loogootee man and woman were arrested Friday on numerous drug charges after a trooper recognized one as being wanted from a previous case.
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|Charities Collect Metro Cards After Inauguration, MarchNBC 4 / 3 h. 12 min. ago more|
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|Obama jammed 1 year's worth of regulations in last 2 monthsWE - Secrets / 3 h. 15 min. ago more|
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|Trump’s pick for Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division defended HB 2 lawMetro Weekly / 3 h. 15 min. ago more|
The lawyer picked by President Donald J. Trump to head the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division has defended a number of laws that critics say foster discrimination against minority groups, including North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” also known as HB 2. According to New York Magazine, John M. Gore, a former partner at the law firm Jones […] The post Trump’s pick for Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division defended HB 2 law appeared first on Metro Weekly.
|City identifies Laurel Public Works employee fatally struck behind trash truckWTOP / 3 h. 16 min. ago more|
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A Laurel public works employee working behind a trash truck was hit by an SUV and killed, authorities said Monday. The driver of a Lincoln Navigator hit a parked car on Old Sandy Spring Road and Casulas Way and then slammed into the employee, identified by the city as Marcus Colbert, who was working behind the truck. Colbert died at the scene, authorities said. Officials say the driver of the Navigator refused treatment and has been questioned by police. The investigation is ongoing. Colbert, who was the city’s first on-the-job fatality, had worked for the Laurel Department of Public Works since 2005. His father and cousin also work for the city. “Working here was a family affair for Marcus “said DPW Director Robert Ferree in a statement released by the family. “Marcus will be remembered for his infectious smile, his willingness to help everyone and his strong work ethic—helping other crews finish their routes without being asked.” WTOP’s Jack Moore contributed to this report. The post City identifies Laurel Public Works employee fatally struck behind trash truck appeared first on WTOP.
|SNL indefinitely suspends writer who joked about Barron Trump being a mass shooterWE - White House / 3 h. 21 min. ago more|
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|Tapper mocks Team Trump on 'alternative facts'TheHill.com / 3 h. 27 min. ago more|
CNN's Jake Tapper mocked President Donald Trump's press team during the opening of his show on Monday for its use of the phrase "alternative facts."
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|Romantic Valentine’s Day DestinationsCBS Washington / 3 h. 49 min. ago more|
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. Run away this Valentine’s Day with your significant other to the vacation of your dreams. These five destinations offer an adventure for every type of romantic. Sans the traditional v-day gifts of chocolate and roses by treating yourselves to some quality alone time. After all, what is life but one grand adventure. San Francisco, California Tennessee Williams once said, “America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco and New Orleans.” With its winding roads, iconic bridge and quirky architecture San Francisco has certainly captivated the hearts of the populace who have come into contact with this famous peninsula. The proximity to Napa Valley makes this destination an ideal choice for wine lovers. Be sure to bring back a bottle and hop on a cable car to Golden State Park where you can enjoy a romantic picnic at sunset. Photo Credit: Thinkstock Paris, France Paris is home to some of the most whimsical architecture, paintings and food in Europe. So it’s no wonder as to why it’s considered one of the world’s most romantic cities. An elevator ride up the Eiffel Tower is enough to leave you feeling breathless while a trip to the Louvre will sweep you off your feet with paintings by some of the world’s earliest Casanovas. Of course, if you really want to do it the Parisian way, treat yourselves to a cheese platter at an outdoor cafe along the river sipping a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon. J’adore! Maldives, Asia If you’ve ever fantasized about vacationing in a tropical paradise, look no further than the islands of Maldives. This tropical nation located in the Indian Ocean provides a beach vacation like no other with hundreds of islands offering luxury accommodations and bungalows that will make you feel like a movie star. The ocean is your playground with various water sports, scuba diving and fishing available. Of course, a message on the beach at the resort spa is a great way to pass the time. Then, after a long day when the sun starts to set grab a blanket, two mai thais and cuddle up next to a bonfire on the beach. Photo Credit: Thinkstock Tromsø, Norway For winter fans there’s no better destination than Tromsø. Snuggle up next to your sweetheart in a reindeer drawn sleigh while the northern lights dance in vivid colors over head among the milky way. Winter fans will also rejoice with all of the exciting outdoor fun to be had such as skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding or whale watching. Of course, no trip to the arctic circle is complete without finishing the day sitting by the fire with a warm blanket and hot cocoa. Kenya, Africa The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is a large game reserve offering safaris through the African plains. The reserve is filled with an array of wildlife ranging from giraffes, cheetahs, leopards, zebras, wildebeest, elephants and the king of the jungle: lions. When the sun starts to set, take a romantic balloon ride over the savannah plains and enjoy the best bird’s eye view nature has to offer. Then tap into your wild side by camping in style at the fabulous 1920’s Cottars Camp. You may even have to entertain a few furry guests for breakfast! Merissa Principe is a teacher and a freelance travel blogger from NYC. Teaching early childhood education has provided Merissa an opportunity to travel all over the world and live in new places. Be sure to follow her at Citygirlriss.wordpress.com for all things travel, beauty, fashion and New York City.
|GOP's 'sanctuary city' crackdown bill takes meat-cleaver approachTheHill.com / 3 h. 52 min. ago more|
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|Keidel: Brady And Ryan, A Contrast In QBsCBS Washington / 3 h. 53 min. ago more|
By Jason Keidel All Super Bowls have their own stories, plots and subplots. The more — or the more intense — the merrier. From the tete-a-tete between Ray Buchanan and Shannon Sharpe to the worldwide ankle watch on Terrell Owens to Hollywood Henderson questioning Terry Bradshaw’s IQ, we like our sporting events distilled to storylines, to good vs evil. In the absence of that this year — unless you find some vicarious thrill in Roger Goodell’s quite conspicuous absence from Gillette Stadium all season — we simply have a contrast in quarterbacks. In the era of the quarterback, it was quite fitting that the final four teams featured this season’s four best quarterbacks. And they played for the hottest teams. Entering the conference championships, the Falcons, Packers, Patriots and Steelers were a combined 29-1 in their last 30 games, the best such mark in NFL history (dating back to Super Bowl I). This is also the first time in NFL history that the four teams pining for a place in the Super Bowl had at least five-game winning streaks. The presumed league MVP in Matt Ryan will face the most accomplished QB ever in Tom Brady. While both are playing at extraordinarily high levels, the two QBs are on opposite sides of history. Brady, with four Super Bowl rings, has been here many times, while Ryan played in just his second NFC title game before finally reaching his first Super Bowl. To paraphrase Floyd Mayweather Jr, the Patriots are the A-Side of this record, while Atlanta is clearly the B-Side, the Ricky Hatton of this album. And, as with most Super Bowls, this one features strength-on-strength, with Atlanta’s pyrotechnic passing game against the Patriots’ stingy defense, which surrendered the fewest points all season. Atlanta scored 33.8 points per game, while the Pats allowed 15.6. But the story, as always, will be the leading men. Despite all the producers and cameramen and stuntmen, and even the gophers who get the coffee, the stars always beam from the movie marquee. Likewise, no matter who blocks or runs or coaches or catches the ball, the next two weeks will be about Matt Ryan and Tom Brady. As if each man plays in a vacuum. If you first watched football starting today, and hear the next two weeks of hyperbole, you’d think Ryan and Brady are playing half-court one-on-one. Get more commentary from other CBS Local Sports Voices. Such is today’s NFL tableau. To borrow from baseball, chicks dig the long ball. And the NFL equivalent is the QB, the bomb, the long, arching pass that ends in the end zone, replete with TD dances and grinning, chiseled, high-cheekboned quarterbacks fist-pumping into the night. The quarterback is the only player who regularly speaks to the media, who appears on camera sans his helmet, his face splashed across your flatscreen. And the quarterback, while never a small man, looks more like you than the hulking. 265-point tight end or linebacker who prowls pre-snap up and down the line of scrimmage. Forget that Ryan and Brady are both over 6’4″ and weigh well over 200 pounds. What we so fondly recall is his glacial 40-yard dash, which could be timed with a sundial. Somehow that makes him more relatable. Forget that Ryan and Brady live in an orbit that we will never enter. They see the world from LearJets while the rest of us live in it. But not even Ryan knows the world Brady inhabits. Six trips to the Super Bowl puts Brady in the thinnest air, even by the distorted standards of sports and celebrity. We will parse the particulars, about who does what, when, and why. How will they react to a given climate or coverage? And the media and masses will largely concede that Ryan and the Falcons have a more potent offense, based on both their PlayStation point totals and their personnel from sideline to sideline. Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel would easily be the starting three for the Patriots. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman easily stack favorably to LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis. And Kyle Shanahan, the presumed head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, is every bit the play-caller of his counterpart, Josh McDaniels. So with all that Falcons firepower, what will make the difference in Houston in two weeks? Like always, keeping the turnovers to a minimum. But that’s simply an extension of the larger narrative — quarterback prowess. And since Ryan has proved he can play with anyone right now, having just doused Aaron Rodgers, the hottest QB in history, it comes down to how big Ryan plays in the biggest game of his life. With all the media attention, all the fawning family members, those distant cousins who didn’t exist until Sunday, all the obscene interview and ticket requests. The tougher test may come away from the field. How will Ryan navigate the rampant and inherent hurdles of the Super Bowl experience? In boxing — in say, Mike Tyson’s career — you could see that a fighter was finished before the opening bell rung. Brady is making his 7th — yes, seventh — Super Bowl appearance. Other than an act of God, there’s nothing that will happen this week or next that will stun, startle or remotely move Brady from his spiritual spot. But if Matty Ice lives true to his handle, he may just keep Brady from hoisting his fifth Lombardi Trophy. Jason writes a weekly column for CBS Local Sports. He is a native New Yorker, sans the elitist sensibilities, and believes there’s a world west of the Hudson River. A Yankees devotee and Steelers groupie, he has been scouring the forest of fertile NYC sports sections since the 1970s. He has written over 500 columns for WFAN/CBS NY, and also worked as a freelance writer for Sports Illustrated and Newsday subsidiary amNew York. He made his bones as a boxing writer, occasionally covering fights in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, but mostly inside Madison Square Garden. Follow him on Twitter @JasonKeidel.
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|Mary Cheh seeks Muslim liaison unit for D.C. Metropolitan Police DepartmentWashingtonTimes.com / 4 h. 10 min. ago more|
D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh is calling on the Metropolitan Police Department to create a liaison unit for the city's Muslim community, much like those formed to improve relations with Asian, Hispanic, deaf and LGBT residents. "For years the MPD's special liaison branch has been the gold standard for ...
|Life sentence for Tenn. wife in death of Germantown womanWTOP / 4 h. 12 min. ago more|
ROCKVILLE, Md. — A Nashville woman who traveled from Tennessee to Montgomery County to kill her husband’s ex-wife has been sentenced to life in prison. Raminder Kaur, 67, was convicted in November of first-degree murder, conspiracy and a gun charge in the death of Preeta Gabba, 49, who had previously been married to Kaur’s husband, Baldeo Taneja. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Michael Mason noted “the degree of planning and premeditation,” in the murder scheme. “This was no blink of an eye.” Kaur, who listened to the proceedings through a Punjabi interpreter, shook her head “no” when asked if she wanted to speak before sentencing. Mason sentenced her to two concurrent life sentences plus five years for her role in the crime. Kaur and Taneja were angry that he had to pay $2,000 a month in alimony to Gabba, according to prosecutors. Photos introduced at trial showed Kaur and Taneja purchasing guns together in Nashville two weeks before Gabba was killed as she walked to catch a bus in Germantown on a Saturday morning in 2013. She was found fatally shot near her home. After sentencing, McCarthy said it was clear Kaur and Taneja planned to kill Gabba. “They came up here from Tennessee, they traveled 600 miles — it was 600 miles of premeditation,” McCarthy said. Kaur and Taneja took shooting lessons, and are believed to have traveled to Montgomery County one week before Gabba was killed to observe her Saturday routine, McCarthy said. After shooting Gabba, Kaur and Taneja checked in briefly at a nearby Amway conference to establish an alibi before returning to Tennessee,McCarthy said. “In every way you can plan and prepare for a murder, these two did it,” said McCarthy. Kaur was granted a new trial in 2014, after claiming her public defender was ineffective. Taneja, who was originally convicted in a joint trial with Kaur, is awaiting a ruling on his own appeal for a new trial. The post Life sentence for Tenn. wife in death of Germantown woman appeared first on WTOP.
|CSRA adopts new slogan — and makes a Super Bowl ad buyBizjournals.com / 4 h. 50 min. ago more|
“Think next. Now.” That’s the new mantra and tagline for CSRA Inc. (NYSE: CSRA), a Fall Church-based government services company that a little more than year out from its creation is establishing its new identity. The company — a merger between a spinoff of Computer Science Corp.’s (NYSE: CSC) public sector business and SRA International— unveiled the rebranding effort at a ballroom in the Fairview Park Marriott. The quiet Falls Church location was center stage for a presentation that…
|Maryland business groups oppose paid sick leave billBizjournals.com / 5 h. 5 min. ago more|
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Patch.comMore Rats or Roaches in Washington DC Metro Area?Patch.comMore Rats or Roaches in Washington DC Metro Area? WASHINGTON, DC — The D.C. metro area may have one of the highest rates of mice and rats among the top metro areas in the country. But, the region falls in the middle of the pack on cockroach counts, ...
|After women’s marches, can numbers translate to real change?WTOP / 5 h. 10 min. ago more|
DENVER (AP) — Deb Szeman, a self-described “homebody,” had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women’s march on Washington. She returned on another bus that pulled in at 4 a.m. Sunday, full of people buzzing about what might come next and quipping that they would see each other at the next march. “I wouldn’t have spent 18 hours in Washington, D.C., and taken the bus for seven hours both ways if I didn’t believe there was going to be a part two, and three and four and five,” said Szeman, 25, who works at a nonprofit and joined the National Organization for Women after Trump won the White House. “I feel like there’s been an awakening,” she said. More than a million people turned out Saturday to nationwide demonstrations opposing President Donald Trump’s agenda, a forceful showing that raised liberals’ hopes after the election denied them control of all branches of federal government. Now, the question is whether that energy can be sustained and turned into political impact. From marches against the Iraq War in 2003 to Occupy Wall Street, several big demonstrations have not directly translated into real-world results. In Wisconsin, for example, tens of thousands stormed the state Capitol in 2011 to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s moves to weaken unions. Walker has since been re-elected. Trump also won the state in November as Republicans increased their hold on the statehouse, part of the GOP’s domination of state-level elections in recent years. Organizers of Saturday’s marches are promising 10 additional actions to take during the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency. So far, the first and only is for supporters to write to their senators or representatives. Groups scrambled so fast to arrange the massive demonstrations in only a few weeks that they have had limited time to determine how to channel the energy into additional action. But, they promise, it’s coming. “The left has really woken up and said, ‘My gosh, we’ve been fighting the symbolic fight, but we haven’t been fighting the institutional fight,'” said Yong Jung-Cho of the activist group All of Us, which organized protests at the inauguration as well as the women’s march. There’s still value in symbolism. Saturday’s immense crowds ruffled the new president as his press secretary falsely contended that Trump had broken a record on inauguration attendance. Jamie Henn of the climate action group 350.org said that reaction is a hint on how to build the movement. “Size matters to this guy,” Henn said. “It’s like dealing with a schoolyard bully and some of us need to go back to middle school and revisit what that’s like” as they think up new tactics. Saudi Garcia, a 24-year-old anthropology student at New York University, is a veteran of Black Lives Matter protests in New York. She rode to Washington with longtime, largely minority activists to block checkpoints to the inauguration. She was heartened to find herself in a very different crowd Saturday, which she described as largely white women, many of whom brought young children to the women’s march. Garcia hopes those women stay involved in fighting Trump. “We need to be like the tea party was in 2009,” Garcia said. “Those people were relentless — showing up at town council meetings, everywhere.” Stan A. Veuger of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, co-authored a study of how the nationwide demonstrations that launched the tea party movement led to increased conservative political clout. Higher attendance at individual demonstrations correlated with more conservative voting by congressional members and a greater share of Republican votes in the 2010 election, when the GOP won back the House, he said. But, Veuger cautioned, it wasn’t automatic. The tea party activists also went home and volunteered in local organizations that helped change the electoral results. “Political protests can have an effect,” he said. “But there’s nothing guaranteed.” One positive sign for the left, he added, was that the women’s marches seemed to draw an older crowd not deeply rooted in demonstrating — people who are more likely to volunteer, donate and vote. Beth Andre is one of them. Before the election, the 29-year-old who works in crisis services at a college had bought a ticket from her home in Austin, Texas, to Washington to watch what she thought would be Hillary Clinton’s inauguration. After Trump won, she canceled the trip. She was heartbroken again when she realized that meant she could not attend the women’s march. But a friend invited her to a meeting to plan a women’s march in Austin instead. Andre has never been involved in a protest movement before. Still excited after Saturday’s demonstration, she’s planning to attend lobbying workshops by her local Democratic Party and is thinking of running for office. “We want to be able to harness that energy and anger that we have right now and turn it into something good,” she said. The post After women’s marches, can numbers translate to real change? appeared first on WTOP.
|Hilton unveils a new upscale brandBizjournals.com / 5 h. 16 min. ago more|
Hilton Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HLT) announced the launch of a new upscale brand Monday, one the McLean-based hotelier is positioning just below its Curio label. The Tapestry Collection by Hilton will roll out in a handful of properties beginning in the third quarter. The brand is aimed at travelers seeking “an independent hotel experience” backed by the Hilton brand, CEO Chris Nassetta said in a press release. Tapestry will be the hotelier"s 14th brand and its fifth new one in the last decade.…
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Metro plans to add extra midday rail service for Friday's March for Life rally, officials announced Monday.Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The saga to construct a memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower continues. The memorial — to be built on a 4-acre site at Independence Avenue, 4th Street SW, 6th Street SW, and the Lyndon B. Johnson Department of Education building — seemed to be a done deal in July 2015, when the National Capital Planning Commission approved the final memorial design by architect Frank Gehry. However, the Eisenhower family, which has been concerned with the design since 2012, was opposed to the latest plan…
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|Men’s Basketball | Musketeers Sweep Season Series Against HoyasThe Hoya / 5 h. 30 min. ago more|
In a back-and-forth game, the Georgetown men’s basketball team ultimately failed to keep pace with the Xavier Musketeers in the final minutes on Sunday, falling by a score of 86-75. With the loss, Georgetown (10-10, 1-6 Big East) has now dropped six of its last eight games and remains at the bottom of the Big East standings, tied for last place with DePaul (8-12, 1-6 Big East). Graduate student guard Rodney Pryor scored a team-high 23 points, making 10-of-12 from the floor. Georgetown found itself in early foul trouble with four players picking up two fouls with five minutes left in the first half, forcing the bench to step up. Senior forward Reggie Campbell had five points all season coming into the game, but played 30 minutes and scored eight points, including two three-pointers. In the first 20 minutes, the Hoyas traded baskets with Xavier (14-5, 4-3 Big East), which contributed to six ties and 18 lead changes. Georgetown shot a solid 50 percent from the floor and made four of their first nine attempted threes. However, Xavier stood tough, never trailing Georgetown by more than five points and constantly putting pressure on the Hoyas’ interior. Despite its 38.5 percent field goal percentage, Xavier’s ability to get second chances and get to the free-throw line kept the game close. The Musketeers — led by junior guard J.P. Macura’s nine first-half points — scored 14 points in the paint and made 12 free throws in the opening half. Xavier gained a considerable edge in rebounding. Coming into the matchup leading the Big East with a +7.3-rebounding margin, the Musketeers performed well in this area again on Sunday. The Musketeers grabbed 22 first-half rebounds — including nine offensive rebounds — while Georgetown could not secure a single offensive rebound. Junior guard L.J. Peak struggled to score early on, but made his first field goal with two minutes left in the first half to tie the score at 30. Xavier responded and closed the half by taking a 34-33 lead off of junior center Sean O’Mara’s tip-in with 42 seconds to play. Georgetown started slow in the second half, allowing the Musketeers to go on an 18-7 run and jump to a 12-point lead. The Blue and Gray responded with their own 18-6 run, capped by Pryor’s layup to tie the game at 58 with 9:17 left in the game. After the tie, Xavier took off behind junior guard Trevon Bluiett’s 18 second-half points, including six from the line and two from behind the arc. Sophomore guard Edmond Sumner scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and added five rebounds. Sophomore forward Marcus Derrickson, averaging 9.4 points per game for the Hoyas, fouled out with six minutes left to play, adding to Georgetown’s 34 fouls on the afternoon. Musketeers senior guard Malcolm Brennard made the team’s fourth three of the second half to extend the lead to 77-66, which proved to be the dagger in Georgetown’s efforts to re-tie the game. Xavier dominated the Hoyas in rebounds and free throws made. The Musketeers shot 36 of 49 from the line and outrebounded Georgetown 35-21. Next, the Hoyas host the No. 7 Creighton Blue Jays (18-2, 5-2 Big East) Wednesday night. The Blue Jays, while losing star senior guard Maurice Watson Jr. for the season, still serve as a tough test for Georgetown, which remains desperate for a second conference win. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. The game can be viewed on Fox Sports 1 and heard locally on 106.7 FM.The post Men’s Basketball | Musketeers Sweep Season Series Against Hoyas appeared first on .
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|Moody's: Major acquisition, pension plan weigh on Lockheed's balance sheetBizjournals.com / 5 h. 43 min. ago more|
While Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) is in an enviable position as the world’s largest defense contractor, its balance sheet is carrying an “above average” amount of risk, one credit rating agency reported last week. Moody’s Investors Service Inc. wrote in a recent report that the company will likely see good times ahead given that one of its most crucial programs, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, is going to see a ramp up in orders this year and beyond. But at the same time,…
|Metro boosts service for March for LifeWTOP / 5 h. 51 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — Metro is adding extra trains Friday for the large crowds expected to attend the annual March for Life in downtown D.C. Related Gallery How do I ride Metro? This WTOP guide can help Whether you are a local who rarely rides Metro or have visitors from out of town, here’s what you need to know to ride the system and what has changed in the last decade. Regular rush hour service is scheduled for the morning and afternoon, with extra and longer trains added in the middle of the day. Metro plans trains every eight minutes or so on each line, which means the trains will come more frequently where the lines overlap. Metro has also canceled track work that had been planned for the middle of the day on Friday. As with Inauguration Day and the Women’s March on Washington, Metro is urging anyone coming to the March for Life to add value to their SmarTrip cards in advance or purchase cards before the day of the march. While Metro said in an advisory that it is now too late to order individual SmarTrip cards by mail and still get them in time, group orders of 25 or more SmarTrip cards can be shipped overnight. Groups can call 202-962-5700 to place a bulk order until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Metro will charge regular fares Friday, which means rush hour pricing for anyone who enters the system before 9:30 a.m. or between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and off peak fares at all other times. The post Metro boosts service for March for Life appeared first on WTOP.
|A song goes viral after Women’s March on WashingtonWTOP / 6 h. 5 min. ago more|
A song by a Los Angeles singer-songwriter that was performed by a flash mob of women in pink, pointy-eared hats at the Women’s March on Washington is being heralded as the anthem of the movement. MILCK , whose real name is Connie Lim, led some two dozen singers Saturday in her song “Quiet,” which is about overcoming physical and sexual abuse. The lyrics include the lines, “A one-woman riot/Oh, I can’t keep quiet.” Film director Alma Har’el wrote on Facebook that she chanced upon the singers and captured footage of them performing. As of Monday afternoon, her clip had been seen more than 9 million times. The song is part of a social media campaign for #ICantKeepQuiet, which hopes to raise awareness against abuse of women and minorities. The post A song goes viral after Women’s March on Washington appeared first on WTOP.
|Chefs to Raise Money for DC Hunger CharitiesNBC 4 / 6 h. 11 min. ago more|
Chefs from D.C. and across the country will raise money this weekend for D.C. charities that work to fight hunger and poverty. Chef Tim Ma of Kyirisan talks with News4's Eun Yang about the two Sips & Suppers...
|Protesters go after Scott Baio in Washington, DC | Page Six - Page SixGoogle News / 6 h. 32 min. ago more|
Breitbart NewsProtesters go after Scott Baio in Washington, DC | Page SixPage SixWitnesses said Baio was attacked as he arrived at the Liberty Ball with Fox Business star Charlie Gasparino.Protesters in Washington, D.C. allegedly attacked actor Scott Baio ...Rare.usall 6 news articles »
|Virginia Teachers Rally at Capitol for Pay IncreasesCBS Washington / 6 h. 34 min. ago more|
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s largest teachers union is pressing lawmakers to include a pay raise in the budget, saying low wages have led to staffing shortages across the state. Jim Livingston, president of the Virginia Education Association, says around 300 teachers traveled to Richmond for a lobbying day Monday. State employees were supposed to get a 3 percent raise under the budget passed by lawmakers last session, but those plans were scrapped due to the budget shortfall. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s budget proposal includes a 1.5 percent one-time bonus for state workers and teachers next year. But the union says that’s not enough and is pushing for a 2 percent increase not tied to revenues. In a letter to legislative leaders, Livingston says there’s a “teacher crisis” in Virginia, with over 800 unfilled positions. Follow CBS D.C. on Twitter (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|D.C., Md. and Va. Included in Sierra Nevada Brewery 36-State RecallCBS Washington / 6 h. 40 min. ago more|
SAN FRANCISCO — Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA’s and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle. Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia are all included in the recall. In a statement Sunday, it said the recall applies to eight different types of its craft beers, including its popular Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, purchased in 36 states across the Midwest, the South and East Coast of the United States. The California-based company issued the voluntary recall after quality inspections at its Mills River, North Carolina, brewery detected a limited number of bottles made with a flaw “that may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottle, creating a risk of injury,” the statement said. The affected beer has a package date that falls between Dec. 5, 2016, and Jan. 13, 2017 and a brewery code of “M” — which stands of Mills River — printed directly on bottles and the packaging of cardboard cases. “We have decided to take this precaution to ensure the safety of our customers,” Mike Bennett, chief supply chain officer, was quoted as saying. He said Sierra Nevada had not received any consumer reports of injuries, and it believed the concern could impact about 1 in every 10,000 — or .01 percent — of its bottles packaged during the five-week time period. Aside from its Pale Ale, the Sierra Nevada recall includes 12-ounce bottles of its Beer Camp Golden IPA, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Torpedo Extra IPA, Tropical Torpedo, Nooner, Hop Hunter and Otra Vez. The company has stopped distributing all affected beer and is working to have it removed from retails shelves, the statement said. Consumers were urged to check the company’s website for details on the recall and not to drink any of the recalled beer, which would be fully refunded. The recall applies to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachussets, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Follow CBS D.C. on Twitter (© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press and CBS D.C. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|The Faces Of Resistance At Washington D.C.'s Women's March - The FADERGoogle News / 6 h. 41 min. ago more|
The FADERThe Faces Of Resistance At Washington D.C.'s Women's MarchThe FADERAt one of the biggest marches in Washington D.C., an estimated 500,000 women came out to protest a range of issues — from reproductive rights and election reform to racial justice. Here, in her own words and images, photographer Amanda Hakan recounts ...and more »
|230 charged with felony rioting after Washington, DC protests on Inauguration Day - Q13 FOXGoogle News / 6 h. 45 min. ago more|
Q13 FOX230 charged with felony rioting after Washington, DC protests on Inauguration DayQ13 FOXPolice pepper spray at anti-Trump protesters during clashes in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. Masked, black-clad protesters carrying anarchist flags smashed windows and scuffled with riot police Friday in downtown Washington, blocks away from the ...and more »
|Trump Hotel Adds to Ethics Concern with Inaugural FestivityCBS Washington / 6 h. 49 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — Red, white and blue balloons rained down over crystal chandeliers in the soaring atrium of the Trump International Hotel at midnight in “a new inaugural tradition,” its social media account promised. But while President Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington did serve as a hub of Friday’s inaugural activities, it also stands as ground zero for what top Democrats and some ethics advisers see as his unique web of conflicts of interest. Trump’s lease with the federal government to develop and operate a hotel inside the historic Old Post Office building expressly prohibits any elected official from benefiting from the property, yet Trump has not divested from his company or this particular project. Per House Democrats, the hotel lost more than $1.1 million in September and October. The government’s General Services Administration previously said it would refrain from commenting on the apparent contract violation until Trump took office, which he did at noon Friday. The agency did not respond to requests for comment. “I think it’s a simple matter of amending the lease,” said Patrick Keogh, a real estate investor in Austin, Texas, who has developed projects for the GSA and other federal agencies. He said Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and chief negotiator on the hotel, should ask the GSA to exempt her father from that provision of the contract. The GSA should make the process public and transparent, Keogh said. Others say Trump must relinquish ownership of the hotel. More broadly, they argue, Trump should sell off his company and put the cash into a blind trust as previous presidents have done. He is not legally required to do so, but it’s become common for presidents to separate themselves from their personal finances to avoid any possible conflicts with national policy. The liberal-funded watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington complained to the GSA that it should terminate its deal or take legal action because the president had violated the conditions of the lease. The American Civil Liberties Union said it had filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents about Trump’s conflicts of interest, including any recent memos, emails and other private communications on the issue with his transition team. The Washington hotel also attracted protesters on Friday and Saturday. People participating in the women’s march Saturday booed in unison as they walked by, and many left their protest signs in front of the building. Crowd outside Trump hotel shouts, "Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!" pic.twitter.com/G5JwOasnf4 — David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January 21, 2017 Left my signs in front of Trump hotel#WomensMarchOnWashington pic.twitter.com/885xkLGJu3 — C.P. (@CParks777) January 21, 2017 Outside Trump Hotel. #WomensMarch pic.twitter.com/7qpolariYs — (((Tsilli Pines))) (@tsillipines) January 21, 2017 Trump handed control of his international real estate development, property management and licensing company to his two adult sons. To help ease the appearance of conflicts of interest, the company said it would not enter into any new international deals, promised to hire a compliance officer and ethics adviser to vet domestic deals, donate foreign profit from its hotels and refrain from doing anything that could be perceived as exploiting the office of the presidency. “The Trump Organization has directed that no communications of the organization, including social media accounts, will reference or otherwise be tied to President-elect Trump’s role as president of the United States or the office of the presidency,” a company attorney wrote in a briefing released earlier this month. Trump has voluntarily taken these measures, since few conflict laws apply to the president or vice president. That means people will have to trust that the president and his company are following through. “We are waiting for you, Mr. President! Thank you!” Trump’s Washington hotel wrote on its Twitter account shortly before the president was scheduled to roll past the Pennsylvania Avenue property as part of the inaugural parade. Indeed, Trump hopped out of his motorcade to walk and wave in front of the hotel. The tweet would appear to violate the company’s no-reference-to-the-president policy. Trump Organization representatives did not respond to requests for comment. Patricia Tang, the Washington hotel’s director of sales and marketing — who said she was responsible for social media — did not directly answer questions about the possible violation. But she said, “We have nothing to do with the administration. We have nothing to do with the presidency. We just want to be the best possible luxury hotel that we can be.” The new White House raised eyebrows on its first day by posting on its official website a biography of first lady Melania Trump that included an explicit reference to her jewelry collection, which it noted was sold on the home-shopping channel QVC. By Saturday, that line had been edited and simplified to say that she had “launched her own jewelry collection.” A spokeswoman for the first lady said the website was updated out of “an abundance of caution” and that the jewelry line is no longer available in any case. There have also been questions about what the Trump Organization means by no “new” foreign deals. Earlier this week, the company confirmed it wanted to expand at one of its Scottish resorts, including plans to add a golf course. A spokeswoman for the resort said the expansion is just another “phase” of a project outlined in a planning document approved by the local government years ago, and so did not break any Trump promise. But Richard Painter, chief ethics lawyer under former President George W. Bush, said every phase of a real estate project is like a new deal, requiring financing and government permits, and allowing foreigners to hold something back that the president might want in hopes he will shape public policy in their favor. Trump’s administration addressed one potential conflict when the Justice Department on Saturday said federal anti-nepotism laws do not prevent the president from appointing his son-in-law to his administration. That clears the way for Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s husband, to take a post as a senior adviser. Federal anti-nepotism laws prevent relatives from being appointed to government positions. The Trump transition team argued, and a career Justice attorney agreed, the laws apply to jobs in federal agencies, not White House posts. Follow CBS D.C. on Twitter (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Title and Release Date Revealed for Next Star WarsCBS Washington / 6 h. 51 min. ago more|
The title and release date of the next chapter in the saga of Luke Skywalker was announced Monday.
|Light City art festival returning to Baltimore for 2nd yearWTOP / 6 h. 54 min. ago more|
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s second annual Light City festival will feature new lighted art installations and music performances from Biz Markie, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Papadosio. Organizers on Monday announced details about the 2017 free arts festival, which will run March 31 to April 8. The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/2iWn3hx ) reports the festival will include a 1.5-mile lighted art walk with along the Inner Harbor. Officials say 21 of the 23 planned installations will be new. Other additions to Light City for this year’s festival include nightly illuminated craft sessions for kids and daytime festivities. ___ Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com The post Light City art festival returning to Baltimore for 2nd year appeared first on WTOP.
|Area women make their voices heard in Washington, D.C. - Chicago TribuneGoogle News / 6 h. 58 min. ago more|
Chicago TribuneArea women make their voices heard in Washington, D.C.Chicago TribuneThe logistics of traveling to Washington, D.C. for the march could be a barrier for some people, Reyes said, but she knew she could stay with her husband's relatives, who live on Capitol Hill and within walking distance of the march. She had frequent ...
|Damage remains after Inauguration Day riotingWTOP - DC News / 7 h. 9 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — The large crowds are gone, but visible damage remains following riots that broke out in downtown D.C. during Inauguration Day protests last week. Vandals destroyed property, smashing windows, setting fires and throwing rocks. Six police officers were injured. Related Gallery Photos: Inauguration protests in DC On Jan. 20, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Americans flocked to the nations capital to both celebrate and protest the new president. Storefronts on one building on I St NW near New Hampshire Avenue were boarded up Monday. A Starbucks was closed for the day and repair crews could be seen working on one of the shattered windows. Authorities say 230 people arrested during the disturbances have appeared in court and were charged with felony rioting. Felony rioting is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000, according to a spokesman with the U.S. attorney’s office. One 31-year-old man from Florida, Dane Powell, was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer while armed. D.C. police said Powell threw a rock at officers near 12th and K streets NW as he participated in the riots. Powell initially escaped from the scene, but investigators later learned who he was and took him into custody a day later, police said. In addition to the riot suspects, a 21-year-old college student was arrested and charged with aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. George Herdeg, from Texas, is accused of aiming the device at a U.S. Park Police helicopter Friday. He was released and ordered to report to court Monday afternoon, the U.S. attorney’s office said. “We’re working the damage assessments now throughout the city, and I’m sure we’ll be doing that throughout the week,” said Chris Geldart, director of D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management, who offered praise for the actions of D.C. police. “I think that the swift response of the Metropolitan Police Department kept this from being more of what it was,” Geldart said. D.C. interim Police Chief Peter Newsham said he’s pleased with the way officers responded. “They only used force when necessary to control aggressive crowds. They allowed for peaceful demonstrations throughout the city,” Newsham said. Some protesters have complained that police corralled and arrested them even though they were not taking part in any rioting. “I did not have any concerns that I have seen to this point with the way the rioters were handled,” Newsham said, “I always welcome criticism of the police because it makes us better,” he said. The post Damage remains after Inauguration Day rioting appeared first on WTOP.
|WHO on 'High-Alert' Over New Outbreaks of Bird FluNBC4Washington.com / 7 h. 20 min. ago more|
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|Utah congressman suggests federal agencies don't need to be based in D.C.Bizjournals.com / 7 h. 46 min. ago more|
D.C.'s commercial real estate market could potentially be dealt a serious blow under the new Trump administration and makeup of the 115th Congress. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has introduced a House resolution stating the federal government should not be required to have its offices in D.C. House resolutions express the sentiment of a particular chamber in Congress and do not hold the same weight as legislation, and it's still too early to say whether the full House will even take up the resolution.…
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|Redskins Promote Matt Cavanaugh to Offensive CoordinatorCBS Washington / 7 h. 49 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — The Redskins have promoted quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator as head coach Jay Gruden continues to revamp his staff. Cavanaugh, 60, takes over for Sean McVay, who is now the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams. He has coached in the NFL since 1994 and previously served as offensive coordinator in Baltimore (1999 to 2004), where he helped the Ravens win a Super Bowl. There were later stops as a quarterbacks coach with the New York Jets (2009 to 2012) and Chicago Bears (2013-14). Washington also added Kevin O’Connell as its new quarterbacks coach. He was an offensive assistant with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015 and the quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2014. Cavanaugh has drawn rave reviews from his quarterbacks since arriving in 2015. Colt McCoy once famously called him “the MVP” of the 2015 team because of how he managed a fractured quarterback room with McCoy, starter Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III. Prior to his hiring, Washington didn’t have a quarterbacks coach in Gruden’s first year. “Matt isn’t a player on the field, but the things that he brought to our [quarterbacks] room and the stability he brought in there and him having one voice in our meetings just went a really long ways,” McCoy said last January. Told of McCoy’s comments in June, Cavanaugh laughed: “It makes you question his mentality,” he joked. Snider: What Redskins’ Promotions Really Signal But the comment was sincere. Cousins and McCoy have insisted that Cavanaugh’s presence made a big difference for them over the past two years to have someone in the room dedicated simply to working with them on day-to-day fundamentals. They have both expressed a desire for continuity, which made Cavanaugh’s promotion a no-brainer. “Personally it’s always good to get into the next year because — I don’t care how long you’ve been doing it, I’ve been doing it for a while — you come in and you feel a little behind,” Cavanaugh said in June. “You’re not quite sure of how everything’s supposed to sound and you’re trying to visualize a play when it’s called and in a split-second have an answer for the quarterback when he makes a decision. So I’m feeling more comfortable with that and I’ve got two great teachers in Jay and Sean, who know this system extremely well. I’m here to learn, too.” Cavanaugh’s role will expand now, but it is expected Gruden will again take over play-calling duties he had ceded to McVay. Gruden has not been the primary play caller since his first season. Cavanaugh might not call plays on Sunday, but he will be responsible for putting together a game plan each week and working closely with offensive line coach Bill Callahan on the run game. “I can’t say enough about him, what a great job he’s done as far as leading that room, giving those guys a plan, helping develop the fundamentals and the mechanics of what we’re trying to get done at that position,” McVay said in August. “They are all different, but they have very similar skills and abilities on what we’re trying to get done in terms of the base philosophy of how we want to operate offensively.” O’Connell, 31, was once a third-round pick by the New England Patriots and for a time served as a backup to Tom Brady there. O’Connell is familiar with Cavanaugh and Callahan, which should help continuity there. He was with both men as a backup quarterback for the Jets in 2009 and 2010 and again in 2011. O’Connell also had brief stints with the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers during training camp or the offseason. His first coaching job was in 2015 with the Browns under Mike Pettine, who interviewed this month for Washington’s defensive coordinator job that went to Greg Manusky. Manusky Hiring Leaves Analysts ‘Underwhelmed’ Gruden mentioned Cavanaugh during an end-of-season press conference. He believes Cavanaugh has helped Cousins improve over the last two years as he’s become entrenched as the starter in Washington. Cousins has said the same. “You have good coaches and mentors around you like I do with Jay [Gruden], Bill Callahan, Matt Cavanaugh, everybody,” Cousins said. “I’ve been very fortunate to be surrounded by great coaches that are willing to help me continue to progress and learn.” Follow Redskins reporter Brian McNally on Twitter
|Ashburn 'smart city' lands partner and first tenantBizjournals.com / 7 h. 53 min. ago more|
The master developer behind the planned Gramercy District smart city in Ashburn has already announced a slate of big name partners, from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to Avaya to FedBid to the Center for Innovative Technology. Monday brings word of another, and this time, the technology partner has agreed to locate at Gramercy, too. JKH Holdings, with a U.S. office in McLean, will relocate to the Gramercy project adjacent to the Ashburn Metro station, a campus described by developer 22 CityLink as “an…
|Top 10 Most Colorful Signs from the Women's March on Washington - Patch.comGoogle News / 8 h. 6 min. ago more|
Patch.comTop 10 Most Colorful Signs from the Women's March on WashingtonPatch.comWASHINGTON, DC — The Women's March on Washington drew half a million people to the National Mall in D.C., and while the event was officially non-partisan, the demonstrators brought tons of signs displaying all sorts of political messages, including ...and more »
|Gingrich: Madonna should be arrested for White House remarkWTOP - DC News / 8 h. 6 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Madonna “ought to be arrested” for telling the crowd at the women’s rights march in Washington that she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” During an interview on “Fox & Friends” on Monday, Gingrich said Madonna is part of “an emerging left-wing fascism.” In a statement Sunday on Instagram, Madonna said she was trying to express there are two ways to respond to Donald Trump’s election: with hope or with outrage. She said she hopes to effect change “with love.” Gingrich says Madonna changed her tune because “she now understands she’s at risk.” Madonna’s representative wasn’t immediately available to respond to Gingrich’s remarks. The post Gingrich: Madonna should be arrested for White House remark appeared first on WTOP.
|Snider: What Redskins’ Coaching Promotions Really SignalCBS Washington / 8 h. 13 min. ago more|
Promoting two assistant coaches to coordinators says much about Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden’s future. Linebackers coach Greg Manusky now runs the defense and quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh heads the offense, though Gruden is expected to call plays once more. While both have needed credentials for the positions, it also signals ownership doesn’t want to risk paying off long-term deals to newcomers should Gruden not be retained after 2017. Surely the Redskins were interested in some of the six other defense coordinator candidates interviewed. But, nobody takes a one-year deal, which is where Washington largely stands with Gruden. Unfair? It seems that way for Gruden, who inherited a 3-13 team and within two years won the NFC East title and then went 8-7-1 last season. While 17-15-1 over two seasons barely qualifies as successful, it should be considered a success given the team was in shambles upon Gruden’s 2014 arrival. But perhaps the worst thing for Gruden and general manager Scot McCloughan was to win quickly. The latter wanted a long-term rebuild when arriving in 2015 and instead the team took the division by default at 9-7 before a quick playoff ouster. It fooled owner Dan Snyder into thinking the team was ready to join the elite when it’s still personnel-poor defensively. Now Snyder wants greater success or another coach change is coming. Is Gruden the coach to lead Washington past mediocrity and deep into the playoffs? That is unsure. Certainly, this season was a success offensively despite no prime running back or red zone target. The play calling could have been better at times with too much reliance on passing, but overall Gruden’s system worked well. But the defense is awful after little free agent or draft support. The second defensive coordinator in three years is gone. The line needs a makeover. Another safety is vital. The Redskins could start five new players this fall. That’s a lot for many coaching candidates to accept. They may have seen it as a one-and-done job or at best several years of mediocrity that wouldn’t bolster their resumes to head coaching jobs. Better to sidestep any offer than take a bad one. Manusky Hire Leaves Analysts Generally ‘Underwhelmed’ So the Redskins went with Manusky, a former Washington player from 1988-90 who was a defensive coordinator with Indianapolis, San Diego and San Francisco. Popular with players with the right energy to mix well with the media to promote the program, Manusky isn’t a bad choice. He’ll likely continue the 3-4 scheme with his own tweaks and minimal disruption to the program. Same goes for Cavanaugh. Certainly, Gruden needs that while also calling plays. Head coaches don’t want both sides rebooting simultaneously unless it’s their first season. It’s too much chaos. But internal hires also signal Gruden is on the clock in his fourth season. Snyder isn’t afraid to pay off the final 2018 season if Gruden doesn’t reach the postseason this fall. At least Gruden will work with allies instead of strangers. Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks.
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|Manusky Hire Leaves Analysts Generally ‘Underwhelmed’CBS Washington / 8 h. 40 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — The Redskins are elevating outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator for the 2017 season, the team confirmed Monday. There are reasons to like the hire, as outlined here by Brian McNally. But there are also many reasons to find the hiring uninspiring, not the least of which is that Manusky was a position coach for the Redskins defense last season, helping coach a defense that was among the league’s worst. He coached the outside linebackers, which featured stud pass rusher Ryan Kerrigan and his 11.0 sacks, and Trent Murphy piled up 9.0 sacks while Preston Smith added 4.5. Those are impressive numbers, especially when compared to the 9.5, 3.5 and 8.0, respectively, that trio managed the season prior. But that is the most talented group on the Redskins defense, and each of those three players was drafted — by the Redskins — in the first two rounds, so how much of their success is due to Manusky’s coaching versus their natural talent and previous coaching? More than anything, the sense is the hire was not especially creative. He’s a retread, having previously served as the defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers (four seasons), San Diego Chargers (one season) and Indianapolis Colts (four seasons), and he comes with countless ties to Washington’s current coaching staff and front office. As Grant Paulsen, of Grant and Danny, wondered several times before the hiring, if the Redskins liked Manusky so much, why did it take this long to promote him? It’s different when the candidate is unaffiliated with the organization. When the candidate has been part of the coaching staff for a year already, it would seem that a quick hiring process would be in order. Garafolo: Roster Changes Coming for Redskins Defense Of his nine seasons as a defensive coordinator, his defenses never finished in the top 10 in points and finished in the top 10 in points twice. His best unit was perhaps that of the 2009 49ers, which finished 15th in yards, fourth in points and fifth in takeaways, and it was in the top 15 in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, yards per carry, passing touchdowns and interceptions. His defenses have finished 20th or worse in yards four times and points five times. Clark Judge, of the Talk of Fame Network, joined The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Monday morning to discuss a variety of stories around the league, and he touched on each of the Redskins’ newest coordinators — Washington also promoted quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator. “Greg Manusky, you know, I’ve been places where he’s been,” Judge began. “I respect him as a coach, but as a coordinator, if you’re going from Joe Barry, fire him, I would think that you would have something else in place. It just seemed like this was like: ‘What are we doing? OK, I guess we’re gonna take Greg here.’ I’m sort of underwhelmed by it, to be honest with you. I think he’s had limited success, and I’m trying to be as kind as possible, as a coordinator. I do trust Jay Gruden, he knows what he’s doing there, I like what he’s doing there.” “I’m skeptical, to be honest with you. I’m just trying to be as diplomatic as possible.” That’s not exactly a ringing endorsement, though he didn’t necessarily have anything terrible to say about Manusky. When the Junkies talked to Chris Wesseling later in the morning, they received a very similar lack of endorsement of Manusky. When asked if he, too, felt the Manusky hire was “underwhelming,” the answer was affirmative. “Yeah, I’d be underwhelmed too,” Wesseling said, adding he doesn’t know “a ton” about Manusky. For what it’s worth, Redskins inside linebacker — meaning he didn’t often work directly with Manusky but is familiar with him as a coach — Mason Foster later joined Grant and Danny (minus Grant), and he had generally positive things to say about his new coordinator. “He brings a lot of energy to the defense,” Foster said. “Always happy, always got a smile on his face, real upbeat. I think the guys on the team, everybody really got along with him, because he played. He played this game for a long time at a high level for a long time, and guys respect that. I’m excited, man, it’s a great thing for us and I think he’s gonna do great things.” Foster noted that Manusky’s playing experience comes in handy, as he often contributes little tips to defensive players during the game. Manusky could end up being an excellent defensive coordinator, but there is plenty of criticism to be found for the hiring process. As for whether it works out, only time will tell, but the somewhat mundane choice likely keeps the team on a short leash with fans. Fan opinion likely does little to sway team decision-making, but the calls for the jobs of Manusky and, to a greater point, head coach Jay Gruden will start to get loud quickly if the defense is lackluster next season. Follow Bryan Frantz and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter
|Police looking for missing Greene County teenWashington Times Herald / 9 h. 43 min. ago more|
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|Trump White House ringed by ‘swamp’ denizens despite pledgeWTOP - DC News / 15 h. 21 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence has returned to Washington. So has his closest political ally, Bill Smith. Smith spent a dozen years as Pence’s chief of staff while the current vice president was a congressman and later Indiana governor. He’s expanding his lobbying practice into the nation’s capital now that Donald Trump and Pence hold the White House. In a photo on his firm’s website, Smith and Pence are seen huddling in close consultation on an airplane. “It’s a new world,” the site declares. The “new world” of Trump’s Washington was supposed to be one with fewer Bill Smiths. But the lobbyists, consultants and ex-government officials who make their living selling their influence aren’t dissuaded by that piece of Trump’s agenda. Former campaign aides and other associates, like many before them, are setting up shop in Washington, eager to trade on their connections. This migration happens anytime a new president comes to town. Still, it demonstrates the uncomfortable reality Trump faces if he is serious about his promises to “drain the swamp” of those who use their ties to public officials to make “a fortune.” It also belies a reality of such perennial promises to clean up Washington: No one, even those knee-deep in it, considers himself or herself to be part of “the swamp.” Smith said his experience with Pence will prove valuable to clients and that it makes sense for those already with relationships to help shape the new Washington. Smith works with technology, defense, energy and insurance companies, among others. Does that mean he’s part of what Trump described as the swamp? “It’s really up to him to determine what’s in the swamp and what’s not,” Smith said. He said he senses among government relations types “a desire to be sensitive to the desires of the new administration when it comes to how they want to interact.” The Trump campaign was far smaller and newer to politics than most, meaning those who have not gone into the administration are in hot demand by companies and industry groups hoping to make inroads with the new president. Scott Mason, who was Trump’s chief liaison to the House through the campaign and transition, joined the government affairs firm Holland & Knight as a senior policy adviser this month. “There’s that Trump campaign bond that’ll be beneficial to me, to Holland & Knight and ultimately to our clients,” Mason said. He’s not worried about how his old boss will feel about his new job. “There’s the red-meat rhetoric, and there’s the reality, and President Trump has an extraordinarily good grasp of both,” he said. “I think he will come to realize that the government affairs professionals add value and add perspective — an important perspective.” Indeed, neither Trump nor top advisers has condemned any of the former Trump team members’ spin through the revolving door of Washington. Trump’s communications aides did not respond to requests for comment. Lobbyists and trade groups were banned from contributing to the inauguration. But judging by the swarms of influencers who made appearances at official events this week, the new White House isn’t eager to wage an immediate war. Trump’s first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and campaign adviser Barry Bennett hung out their lobby-shop’s shingle just down the road from the White House. Their budding firm Avenue Strategies says it has already has signed clients, including the incoming governor of Puerto Rico. Lewandowski eagerly promotes his ties to Trump. “I had the privilege of sitting on the President’s Platform to witness the swearing in of @realDonaldTrump as POTUS. What an amazing day!” Lewandowski wrote on Twitter. Trump also gave prime access to Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, who contributed more than $20 million to the presidential race in its closing weeks. The Adelsons were front and center during the swearing-in, and then they dined with the new president and lawmakers at a congressional lunch that is usually reserved for family, lawmakers and their spouses, and other dignitaries. When the business of the Trump presidency begins on Monday, the Trump-tinged lobby world will be ready. One-time Trump national political director Jim Murphy recently joined the firm BakerHostetler as a senior adviser for federal policy. Trump’s former campaign national field director, Stuart Jolly, signed on as president of Sonoran Policy Group and has already helped connect the firm’s clients, including the New Zealand embassy, with new administration. Jolly, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, said confidence in his own character — which he described as not swamp-like at all — leaves him with no qualms about his work in the influence industry. “I’m still me,” Jolly said. Some inside Trump’s White House also have close ties to the government relations world that Trump derided during the campaign. Communications aide Hope Hicks’s father, Paul Hicks, is a managing director in the New York office of the Glover Park Group, a strategic communications firm with a large Washington presence. White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s wife, Rebecca Spicer, has spent a decade with the influential trade group National Beer Wholesalers Association, serving as its chief communications officer. Two of Trump’s most senior campaign and transition advisers, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, have their own tightly entwined histories of government service and high-paying jobs leveraging that experience. Gingrich immediately followed up his two decades in the House by helping to connect paying clients to his former colleagues. He’s not taking a job in the Trump administration but says he will provide Trump strategic advice. Giuliani also will work as an unpaid adviser to Trump, leading his efforts on cybersecurity for the private sector. The role appears to mirror his paid gigs, as chairman of global cybersecurity practice at Greenberg Traurig and chairman and chief executive officer of security consulting firm Giuliani Partners. He’s keeping those day jobs. ___ Associated Press writer Brian Slodysko in Indianapolis contributed to this report. The post Trump White House ringed by ‘swamp’ denizens despite pledge appeared first on WTOP.
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|Living Colour frontman leads Bill Withers tribute at Gypsy Sally’sWTOP - DC News / 19 h. 9 min. ago more|
WTOP's Jason Fraley previews Corey Glover at Gypsy Sally's Jason Fraley | November 30, -0001 12:00 am http://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/corey-glover-on-air.mp3Download audio WASHINGTON — He’s the frontman for funk-metal icons Living Colour. This Saturday, Corey Glover leads a Bill Withers tribute at Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown. “Come on down,” Glover said. “It’s a really intimate setting, the band is really compelling, the music is really good. Come check it out. We’ll hang out before or after — and we’ll talk about it if you like.” Glover will provide vocals for supergroup The New Stew, including Roosevelt Collier (Lee Boys) on lap/pedal steel, Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band) on percussion, Dave Yoke (Susan Tedeschi Band) on guitar, Jared Stone (Stone’s Stew) on drums and Matt Slocum (Oteil & The Peacemakers) on piano. “It’s just an amazing band of people who have a love of this particular record,” Glover said. They’ll perform Withers’ legendary “Live at Carnegie Hall” album from start to finish. Recorded on a rainy Friday night on Oct. 6, 1972, the album was voted one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 30 Live Albums of All Time and includes such massive hits as “Lean on Me,” “Use Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.” “It’s really a seminal record,” Glover said. “The music that came out of it — ‘Grandmas’s Hands,’ ‘Lean on Me,’ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ — all of these songs are still being played somewhere in the world. … As a singer-songwriter to play at Carnegie Hall so early in his career is amazing. For it to be so amazingly beautiful, to hear some of these songs, it takes you back to a certain time, but it makes you feel good.” Born in 1938 in the tiny coal-mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia, Withers was just 13 years old when his father died. As soon as he turned 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served for nine years before returning home in 1965 and moving to Los Angeles to pursue a music career in 1967. “For somebody as prolific as Withers, to know that he didn’t start his career until he was 30, that he had a severe stutter, that he had to overcome a severe stage fright [is impressive],” Glover said. “He had the presence of mind to say that this stuff is fleeting, so I’m gonna go on the road, I’m gonna put out these albums, and I’m gonna go back to my factory job and keep working on my off-time.” That’s right, Withers worked at an airplane parts factory in between music gigs. “He’d go on the road and then go back to his job and he kept doing that for over 10 years,” Glover said. “He had a factory job working on fighter planes. He was working on jets. He worked on the factory line for a long time and he didn’t stop doing it while he was working, while he was still a superstar!” As for Glover, he listened to a ton of Bill Withers growing up in Brooklyn in the 1960s and 1970s. “My parents would take me and my brothers and sisters on road trips, and playing in the car was that record,” Glover said. “That was one of the three records we played as we drove … You’d listen to Bill Withers ‘Live at Carnegie Hall,’ Carlos Santana’s ‘Abraxas’ and ‘B*tches Brew’ by Miles Davis. Those three records are the reason why I do what I do. It’s the reason I’m a singer, it’s the reason I’m in a band, it’s the reason I love music so much, because of three records on long drives with my parents.” Ironically, Glover initially didn’t think about pursuing a career in music. He initially wanted to be an actor, landing a role in Oliver Stone’s Best Picture winning Vietnam War picture “Platoon” (1986). “It was fun,” Glover said. “It was some of the hardest work I’ve had to do to date, but think about the people that came out of that movie! Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Keith David. All these people were young, hungry actors at the time and now look at them. They are the quintessential actors of our time. The fact that Stone had the forethought to see that these people had enough talent, more than enough talent to pull of his vision, what can you say?” Then, one random night at a friend’s birthday party, Glover got his unexpected break in the music biz. “This girl I was dating at the time — or I think we had stopped dating at that point — she invited me to her birthday party,” Glover said. “They wheeled out this beautiful cake and everyone was ready to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and she said, ‘No! I want him to sing happy birthday to me.’ I said, ‘Me? OK.’ So I sang ‘Happy Birthday,’ [guitarist Vernon Reid] and I struck up a conversation, and the rest is history.” Indeed, Glover and Reid made history by forming the band Living Colour in 1984, quickly becoming one of the most exciting acts of the 1980s. Fusing heavy metal, funk, jazz, hip-hop and alt-rock, the band broke barriers a full two years before Run DMC teamed with Aerosmith on “Walk This Way.” “That’s what Living Colour is: a rock band that plays with soul, has a conscience and sometimes very jazzlike situations, but it’s all cerebral,” Glover said. “It was natural to us … That was our frame of reference. We would take all the things we listened to and appreciated about music and turned it into our own experience and that’s what it sounded like. It sounded kind of funky, it was kind of hard, it was the kind of stuff you bopped your head to, it was the kind of stuff you thought about. When you listened to the lyrics, you’d scratch your head and go, ‘Hmm. That’s a really interesting thought.” The band’s debut album “Vivid” (1988) launched the title track “Cult of Personality,” which won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance, alongside another nod for “Glamour Boys” (1990). The band won another Grammy for “Time’s Up” (1991) and fourth nomination for “Leave it Alone” (1994). Yet it’s “Cult of Personality” that has lingered the longest. Part of that is due to a younger generation embracing the song’s use as an entrance theme by former WWE wrestler C.M. Punk, performed live by Living Colour at a 2013 WrestleMania. But it’s more likely due to the song’s timeless themes. “As of about three years ago, [‘Cult of Personality’] was still played as a Top 100 single,” Glover said. “Basically, a ‘cult of personality’ is a term coined by Josef Stalin. … All you need to have is a mythos about you. … There’s a mythos about John F. Kennedy, there’s a mythos about Hitler, there’s a mythos about even somebody as obscure as Paris Hilton. She has a ‘cult of personality’ around her.” This theme remains as timely as ever, applying across the spectrum to countless charismatic leaders: “I know your anger, I know your dreams, I’ve been everything you want to be. … Like Mussolini and Kennedy. … I’m the smiling face on your TV. … I tell you, ‘One and one makes three.’ I’m the cult of personality.” “Any time we do this song, it talks about the world we live in,” Glover said. “We live in very interesting times. That’s what the proverb says, ‘May you live in interesting times.’ You can’t say that we don’t.” And so, Living Colour continues to mark those times, performing with Public Enemy and The Roots at the grand opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture. “To play with the caliber of people like Public Enemy and The Roots, it was amazing,” Glover said. He also said the band donated items to the Smithsonian collection. “There’s a bunch of stuff there, lyrics and gear,” Glover said. “We were very honored to be a part of the museum in some way. … I have yet to go to the museum itself to see the exhibit, but I plan on taking my sons to see it, just to say Dad’s in a museum. Yes, your dad is a fossil and he is in a museum!” Could the next induction be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Living Colour’s prospects look far more promising after this year’s induction of D.C. punk band Bad Brains. Still, there’s no rush; the timing of one’s inclusion is in no way indicative of skill or impact. After all, Withers was just inducted in 2015. Listen to our full conversation with Living Colour’s Corey Glover below: WTOP's Jason Fraley chats with Living Colour's Corey Glover (Full Interview) Jason Fraley | November 30, -0001 12:00 am http://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/corey-glover-interview.mp3Download audio The post Living Colour frontman leads Bill Withers tribute at Gypsy Sally’s appeared first on WTOP.
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One day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, more than 500,000 demonstrators marched from the Capitol to the National Mall in support of women’s rights yesterday as part of the Women’s March on Washington. The event was one of over 600 sister marches across the United States and the world to stand in solidarity with women and their partners and children, as well as with immigrants, different religious faiths, the LGBTQ community, people of different races, people with disabilities and survivors of sexual assault. Beginning at 11 a.m., the event featured a rally with several speakers and performers, including Angela Davis, Michael Moore, Madonna and Alicia Keys. The rally preceded the 1:15 p.m. march. Many members of the Georgetown community also participated in the march, with Georgetown University College Democrats organizing weekend housing for college students coming in from other schools. According to the Women’s March on Washington website, a total of 673 sister marches were held in all 50 states and on all seven continents. The march aimed to amplify women’s rights, but also served as a platform for the voices of other marginalized groups. Trump was criticized in October for comments he made in 2005 about women, including saying he could, “grab them by the pussy.” Trump pledged on the campaign trail to defund Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other healthcare services to women and men, and to appoint judges to the federal bench who would support the repeal of Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 decision granting a woman’s right to an abortion. American feminist and political activist Gloria Steinem, who spoke at the rally, said women can be a powerful political force. “We are here and around the world for a deep democracy that says we will not be quiet, we will not be controlled,” Steinem said. “We’ve elected an impossible president, we’re never going home.” Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said it is important for women to speak up for themselves and one another. Bowser also advocated for D.C. statehood in her speech, starting a “Leave us alone” chant with the crowd. "I’m here to speak for all the women elected officials. We are more harshly criticized, we are more wrongly criticized at every single level, when we speak up for women,” Bowser said. “We need every man and every woman to speak up for us, too. The best thing for Congress to do is leave us alone.” Actress Ashely Judd said women should be proud to be “nasty,” citing a moniker Trump gave then Democratic presidential candidate Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton during the candidates’ Oct. 20 debate. "I’m not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheeto dust, whose words are a death trap to America," Judd said. "I’m nasty like the battles my grandmothers fought to get me in that voting booth. We are here to be respected. We are here to be nasty.” Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said the new administration’s anticipated plans to attack reproductive rights, including the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by a more conservative Supreme Court, must be stopped. "Today we are here to deliver a message. We will not take this lying down,” Richards said. “You need to call your Senator and say we cannot go back. Together we are a movement and we are unstoppable." Tamika Mallory, one of the march’s four national co-chairs, said women are instrumental to the political resistance movement. "Today is an act of resistance. America cannot be great without you, me and everyone here today," Mallory said. "We can do it if women rise up and take this nation back." Linda Sarsour, executive director of the advocacy group Arab American Association of New York and who was one of the march’s national co-chairs, said women, especially women of color, often lead the charge for change. "Sisters and brothers, you are what democracy looks like. I will respect the presidency but I will not respect this president,” Sarsour said. “Want to know if you're going the right way? Follow women of color." A united front is necessary to create political change, according to Carmen Perez, who also served as a national co-chair. “We know what the problems are. To overcome this, we have to stand in solidarity,” Perez said. “We must remember that unity of action does not mean that we have to be unanimous in thought. Get involved, stay involved and keep your eyes on the prize.” According to Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), it is time for the U.S to prioritize legislation on women’s issues. "There is nothing more powerful than a group of determined sisters, marching alongside with their partners, standing up for what we know is right,” Harris said. “We know that it is right for this nation to prioritize women's issues.” Harris said women’s issues extend beyond more commonly discussed topics such as abortion and childcare. “You want to talk about women’s issues? Let’s talk about national security. Let’s talk about healthcare. Let’s talk about federal justice reform,” Harris said. “If you are a woman, period, you know that we deserve a country with equal pay and access to health care, including a safe and legal abortion protected as a fundamental and constitutional right.” Women must hold the president accountable for his actions, according to Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.). "We did not serve for them to roll back our rights. Go home and fight," Duckworth said. "Women are the wall and Trump will pay." Political commentator Van Jones said November’s election highlighted an opportunity for both parties to better support women’s rights. "This movement has the opportunity to stand up for the underdogs in the red and blue states," Jones said. "I’m not going to let a bad vote let us become bad people. When it gets harder to love, let's love harder." Sophie Cruz, immigrant rights activist, said people should use love to counter hate, alluding to Trump’s campaign promise to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, which increases the number of deportation exemptions for immigrants who were brought to the country illegally before their 16th birthday. "Let us fight with faith, love and courage so that our families will not be destroyed,” Cruz said. “Let's fight for our rights." Civil rights activist Angela Davis said she is optimistic Trump’s actions will not have a significant impact on the course of history. "History cannot be deleted like web pages," Davis said. "Building walls will not erase history." Amanda Nguyen, the president and founder of national civil rights network Rise, said those attending the march were tasked with taking action to make a difference. "In America, no one is powerless. Together with a team called Rise, we organized and did the impossible. We passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights unanimously through Congress. It represents the endless pursuit of a more perfect union,” Nguyen said. “That is what I did with my fire, what will you do with yours?" Transgender activist Janet Mock said the values behind the march are part of a larger movement. "By being here you are making a commitment to this work,” Mock said. “A movement is so much more than a march." Myrom Croel, a Trump supporter who attended the inauguration, said while he supported women’s right to protest, he believed they had equal rights to men. “We recognize women, and if they need to be more recognized that's fine, I don't see where women are frowned upon, or beaten down, or anything else,” Croel said. “I think they've pretty well got equal rights now.” Eric Chen (SFS ’17), who attended the march, said he hopes people maintain the fervor beyond the day. “I wanted to be part of history. In particular, I think the Women's March represents a wide range of issues that I care passionately about,” Chen said. “I hope it sustains a high level of youth engagement in politics.” Hoya Staff Writer Aly Pachter contributed reporting. The post Women’s March on Washington Draws Hundreds of Thousands appeared first on .
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|Trump’s Inauguration Sparks ProtestsThe Hoya / 2 d. 19 h. 41 min. ago more|
Thousands of spectators, including many Georgetown students, attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump today at the United States Capitol, which was accompanied by a series of protests from multiple groups. The 45th president took his oath of office around 12 p.m. and followed with his inaugural address, which focused on goals previously stated in his campaign. “Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the American people,” Trump said. “For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.” Aakash Panjabi (MSB ’19), an attendee, said his excitement of experiencing history turned into discomfort and fear once he arrived at the Capitol. “It was kind of scary, I felt really uncomfortable, actually, being here. I figured I might never be able to go to an inauguration so I came,” Panjabi said. “I wasn’t scared coming into it. I think when I got here and I saw everyone around me it kind of freaked me out." Members of the Georgetown University College Republicans also attended the ceremony, including GUCR President Allie Williams (SFS ’19). “We were proud today to witness the swearing in of our 45th president. The excitement and patriotism was contagious and the deep divisions that were prevalent during the election season were trumped by national pride and optimism for the future of our country,” Williams wrote in an email to The Hoya. “President Trump expressed his desire to unify the country and ensure American interests are prioritized going forward, a sentiment that GUCR is in full support of and excited to witness.” Outside the gates of the ticketed areas in front of the Capitol, protesters began marching, chanting and demonstrating for various causes. Around 2 p.m., protests turned confrontational and D.C. police in riot gear began interacting with a group of demonstrators at the corner of 12 and K streets. The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department confirmed in a press conference that over 200 protesters had been arrested as of 6 p.m. this evening. Earlier in the day, around 10:30 a.m., MPD arrested other protesters for acts of vandalism and destruction of property. In a press release, MPD said they used pepper spray and other control devices on protesters to prevent further damage. “During the incident, police vehicles were damaged and two uniformed officers sustained minor injuries from coordinated attacks by members of the group that were attempting to avoid arrest,” the statement read. Disrupt J20, a protest group, organized several movements and groups to demonstrate around McPherson Square. Zack Roggoff, media liaison for Disrupt J20, said the group’s purpose was to provide support for all demonstrators wanting to participate in protest. “We were all in the same room planning and we came up with these blockade actions and we all went to them, but after a while, people left their specific blockades and all coalesced in this one big one,” Roggoff said. “So like, the Black Lives Matter blockade ended up getting supported by people who were there with a Palestinian rights organization, people who were there with an animal rights organization, a labor group.” RefuseFacism.org, an organization that gathered at McPherson Square as part of the larger coalition of protesting groups, gained attention on Georgetown University’s campus over the past two weeks by passing out fliers in Red Square and outside the front gates. Some of its members also interrupted class sessions. RefuseFacism.org member Scott Gilbert said he joined the organization and protested the inauguration because of his experience as the son of a Holocaust survivor. “I remember asking my mom, ‘Why did the German people let that happen?’” Gilbert said. “A lot of people say give Trump a chance, but we have history to learn from. We don't want to wait until that happens when they're rounding people up, building walls.” Hoya Staff Writer Christian Paz contributed reporting.The post Trump’s Inauguration Sparks Protests appeared first on .
|GUSA Constitutional Council Invalidates Referendum Vote on Club FundingThe Hoya / 2 d. 19 h. 53 min. ago more|
The Georgetown University Student Association Constitutional Council invalidated the results of the Dec. 1 referendum on a constitutional amendment to abolish the GUSA senate and replace it with a new, elected assembly this evening. The ruling states that the senate violated GUSA bylaws requiring that full details of the referendum be released 14 days prior to voting. The decision also permanently prohibits the GUSA Election Commission from releasing the results of the referendum to the public or to anyone outside the commission. The ruling, however, does not prohibit GUSA from holding another referendum on the same amendment. “This failure to adhere to the timeline provided in GUSA Constitution Article VII Section 4 requires this Council’s Holding of the December 1st Constitutional Referendum Vote as invalid,” the decision reads. “The Constitutional Council hereby declares that the results of the December 1st Constitutional Referendum are null and void.” Allegations of electioneering began Dec. 1, several hours before polls officially closed, when opponents of the referendum filed a complaint with the council regarding the referendum. The council delayed the results pending a public hearing on the complaint. The petitioners alleged that GUSA had violated its own bylaws by attempting to influence students to vote in favor of the referendum at polling stations and by failing to present the referendum to the student body on a timely basis. They cited the prominent display of “yes” campaign posters at polling stations and offers of free food in exchange for votes. GUSA Senators Jasmin Ouseph (SFS ’19), Isaac Liu (COL ’20) and Charles Hajjar (MSB ’20), GUSA Free Speech Policy Team Chair D.J. Angelini (MSB ’17), GUSA Dining and Auxiliary Services Policy Team Chair Mark Camilli (COL ’19) and Dylan Hughes (COL ’19), who is unaffiliated with GUSA, filed the complaint on the evening of Dec. 1. The council extended its enjoinment of the results Dec. 5. The council’s decision rejects much of the core of the petitioners’ argument, ruling that the GUSA bylaws prohibiting electioneering at polling stations are strictly worded to apply to elections involving candidates instead of referendums. “I'm disappointed that the CC believed the bylaws, as currently written, did not reject electioneering in a referendum,” Camilli said. “However, I am pleased that they agreed with us and have decided that the referendum results should be invalidated, especially considering the timeline that they did not publicly release the content of the amendment within the allotted time frame.” In a non-binding additional holding, the council suggested that the current lack of broader rules governing GUSA elections may run against the spirit of democratic norms, even though the electioneering was allowed under the bylaws as they are currently written. “This Council submits that without the passage of a Student Bill of Rights that protects the autonomy of the polling station, as well as other fundamental voting rights, democratic norms of governance are imperiled,” the decision reads. Ouseph said she does not share the council’s view that the electioneering was allowed under the bylaws, but said she approves of the decision and intends to pursue election reform going forward. “I'm glad that the Council invalidated the results of the election but I still personally disagree with several of the Council's holdings regarding our perceived electioneering of the referendum,” Ouseph wrote in an email to The Hoya. “I think my goals moving forward are to work on election reform so issues like this don't occur in the future.” GUSA Senate Speaker Richie Mullaney (COL '18) said GUSA is now exploring possible next steps. "We appreciate the Constitutional Council’s thorough examination of the case. We’re currently looking over their ruling in order to determine our next steps and will be able to share more information once we come to a decision," Mullaney said. "We remain proud of our team and its efforts during the campaign and look forward to making constructive changes moving forward." This article has been updated. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.The post GUSA Constitutional Council Invalidates Referendum Vote on Club Funding appeared first on .
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|Movie Review: The FounderThe Hoya / 3 d. 13 h. 51 min. ago more|
★★★☆☆ Against a black background, the white words “Based on a true story” fade on the screen. “The Founder” slowly fades in, replacing the title card. The audience is introduced to a close-up frame of Ray Kroc, played by Michael Keaton. He is staring directly at the audience delivering a sales pitch. Kroc refuses to blink. His voice is steady, smooth, and perhaps a bit too unwavering. “It’s all economics,” he whispers in his sales pitch. His voice is in a lull, like a predator about to go for the kill. “Do you follow my logic?” “Nah, thanks anyways.” The prospective client, the owner of a small drive-in diner, is not interested in buying whatever Kroc is selling. Before going on to found The McDonald’s Corporation, Ray Kroc was a traveling salesman selling the Prince Castle Multimixer, an expensive milkshake mixer that held large quantities of ice cream and blended faster than any other blender on the market. For drive-in diners, where speedy food delivery can make businesses thrive, Kroc believed his product would be a surefire success. It wasn’t. Ray Kroc is at the end of his rope. His first two inventions have failed miserably; his marriage to Ethel, played by the wonderful Laura Dern, is on the rocks. Kroc feels trapped in his middle-class existence. Michael Keaton is an extraordinarily convincing performer. From the beginning of the film, the audience cannot help but empathize with Kroc’s relentless drive and ambition. At the start of his career, Michael Keaton was not profiled as a dramatic actor but rather as an effective comedian. From his iconic rendition of Tim Burton’s “Batman” to a career-defining performance in Alejandro G. Iñarritu’s “Birdman,” Keaton has continually proved his versatility, and, more importantly, his dramatic bent. When Keaton lost an Academy Award to Eddie Redmayne, a quick shot of him putting his Academy Award acceptance speech back into his pocket went viral. Since his Oscar defeat in 2015, Keaton has gradually taken on more dramatic, demanding roles. In 2015, he effortlessly led Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” and opted to follow it with “The Founder.” Despite all obstacles, Keaton is finally on his way to getting the recognition he rightfully deserves. This film might just get him there. Much like Keaton, Ray Kroc built his way to great success. Kroc first met the McDonald brothers, played by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch, when they ordered six of his Multimixers. Kroc was amazed by Richard McDonald’s “Speedee Service System,” with food orders prepared in under one minute. Sensing his opportunity, Kroc gambles his life savings to enter a partnership with the McDonald brothers. The movie follows Kroc’s efforts to help the brothers franchise their restaurant, which ultimately results in a treacherous dispute over ownership of the company. Director John Lee Hancock (“Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Blind Side”) and screenwriter Robert D. Siegel (“Big Fan,” “The Wrestler”) make use of a swift script and meditative set of frames to cut through the usual sentimentalism in biographical films. Instead, “The Founder” maintains a brutally savvy tempo that pushes through the usual formulas of idealization and condemnation. The film’s absolving ambiguity and piercing irony is sure to absorb audiences into the grimy fight for the ultimate burger empire. By avoiding obvious characterizations, both Hancock and Keaton allow audiences to decide for themselves whether Kroc is a magnate or a predator. The film is careful to portray Kroc with nuance. At times, he might strike some viewers as a merciless giant, others as a middle-aged baby bursting with optimism. The film cleverly sets up Ray’s struggle to resolve his identity. Enraptured, he discovers the McDonald brothers, and he realizes his own business acumen as he discerns the global potential of their little burger joint creates a vastly complex character. Themes of entrepreneurial capitalism and innovation resonate strongly, casting a light on an age obsessed with corporate expansion. “The Founder” follows the tradition of epic tales about tycoons and their betrayal-infested struggles, such as “The Social Network,” and “There Will be Blood.” Michael Keaton is the undisputable anchor of the film, carrying the weight of an ambitious script. He succeeds in making the audience sympathize with and root for an unlikeable protagonist, much like Michael Fassbender did in “Steve Jobs” and Jake Gyllenhaal in “Nightcrawler.” At its core, “The Founder” takes a hard look at the American Dream. After the McDonald brothers sue Kroc for abusing his initial contract, Kroc runs into Richard McDonald, the brother who invented the system that would set McDonald’s apart. “You don’t have the guts to do what I did,” snarls Kroc. Both brothers agreed.The post Movie Review: The Founder appeared first on .
|FEATURE: All in Service DCThe Hoya / 3 d. 13 h. 51 min. ago more|
In a time of heightened tensions and polarized views, the value of inclusive messaging seems greater than ever. With this in mind, service industry veterans Amanda Carpenter and Alaina Dyne launched All in Service D.C., a volunteer-led initiative committed to celebrating D.C.’s diversity. More than 105 local businesses in the Washington metropolitan area have agreed to donate a significant amount of their inauguration weekend profits from Jan. 20 to 22 to a charity of their choosing. The initiative calls for the tens of thousands of visitors to “eat, drink and explore in D.C. for good” as they come in for the inauguration weekend. “The events of the inauguration present a vital opportunity to serve our nation’s capital by creating inclusive spaces in service, not only [for] our guests but also our community,” Carpenter said. The All in Service D.C. logo in an establishment will let customers know that they are supporting local businesses and the greater community as they explore some of D.C.’s finest locales. The organizations that will receive donations include: Planned Parenthood, KIND, co-founded by Angelina Jolie to protect the basic human rights of refugee children in the U.S., and Ayuda, which offers legal and social services to low-income immigrants. Regardless of the political nature of the causes supported by these charities, All in Service D.C. stands as nonpartisan movement. It focuses on giving back to key local organizations and celebrating the values of hospitality, empathy and diversity that each one embodies. “It has more to do with compassion in action than with a political stand. This is a project of love and inclusion, whose purpose remains to take advantage of the attention our local industry receives in such a busy and important weekend to generate a positive impact on the institutions that keep our community thriving,” Sarah Massey, PR representative and one of the main organizers of the event, said. Additionally, many of the supported organizations are advocacy groups for immigrants, raising the issue of imminent deportations and its relation to the service industry. Down in Georgetown’s Chez Billy Sud, one of the participating restaurants, manager Ian Hilton agrees that most commercial kitchens and dining rooms depend largely on immigrant workers. “This is a project that stems from recognizing and celebrating real people who work for real employers — people who are an essential part of the community,” Massey said. All in Service D.C. has managed to attract businesses as diverse as the D.C. metropolitan area itself, from high-end restaurants, like Capitol Hill’s Rose’s Luxury and Downtown’s Fig and Olive, to relaxed cafés, such as Adams Morgan’s Tryst and Columbia Heights’ The Coupe. Regardless of their clientele, local businesses have focused on a clear purpose: giving back to their community by selecting charities that embody their values. The goal is to fundraise for local service organizations while also providing an opportunity for service workers throughout the city to contribute to their community. “We are the hospitable bartenders, chefs and servers who host you at fundraising events all the time in the nation’s capital,” Dyne said. “All in Service offers a great opportunity to merge the worlds of service and philanthropy, so everyone can feel good about their contributions.” Despite being a large neighborhood boasting numerous businesses, Georgetown has shown surprisingly low participation in the event. In comparison to the 17 participating businesses in the 14th Street and Logan Circle neighborhood and the 16 Downtown, Georgetown’s contribution comprises of only four establishments. Its participating businesses are vegetarian bodega Beefsteak, Italian market-style café Via Umbria, stylish boutique Violet, and French minimalist bistro Chez Billy Sud. “We invite all of D.C.’s businesses to join this amazing effort to demonstrate commitment to community,” Dyne said. “We’d love to see the entire D.C. service industry participate to show our commitment to hospitality and community when we’re serving hundreds of thousands of visitors.” Other important neighborhoods contributing to the initiative are: Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant, with 11 sponsors ranging from charming diners to creative dessert shops; Dupont Circle, featuring eight establishments, where customers can enjoy Spanish tapas as well as home-style Korean food; and Columbia Heights, where eight sponsors include Filipino and Vietnamese eateries. As soon as a venue commits to participate, All in Service D.C. provides it with public relations materials, outreach and logistical support. Its volunteer team gives each business materials for advertising, such as posters and coasters, and connects the business with its chosen charity, ensuring a smooth delivery of donations. “We are happily overwhelmed by the generosity and support this effort has received. Businesses pledged donations to over a dozen organizations servicing the D.C. community, and we have also benefited from in-kind contributions in design, outreach, public relations and more,” Carpenter said. Created by the idea of giving back to the community, All in Service D.C. presents an innovative means of crafting a positive message while generating tangible results. Honoring the very essence of the service industry, like a gracious host, it welcomes all.The post FEATURE: All in Service DC appeared first on .
|Album Review: ‘Run the Jewels 3′The Hoya / 3 d. 13 h. 52 min. ago more|
★★★★★ In 2014, El-P and Killer Mike, known together as Run the Jewels, released “Run The Jewels 2.” On this incendiary, hard-nosed project, the acclaimed hip-hop duo envisioned a bleak future for the nation. Tracks like “Lie, Cheat, Steal” and “Angel Duster” took aim at corruption, unjust rulers and racism, blending hostility with biting humor. Fast-forward three years, and RTJ’s message of resistance and dissent in the face of evil and oppression seems more relevant than ever. If RTJ2 raged against a battle looming in the distance, then the group’s latest album, “Run the Jewels 3,” is a pressing call to arms. Boasting El-P’s best and most bombastic production to date, RTJ3 fuses outrageous, unfiltered boasts with subversive political commentary. New York’s El-P and Atlanta’s Killer Mike, both 41-years-old, are finally achieving much-deserved worldwide fame after lengthy solo careers. They possess an unrivaled chemistry that has shone through on every RTJ release thus far. On “RTJ3,” rap’s best tag-team is more in-tune than ever before. Sometimes they finish each other’s sentences; sometimes they come together thematically. On “Thursday in the Danger Room,” bolstered by guest artist Kamasi Washington’s melancholic saxophone, both emcees use their verse to tell a story of loss. El-P reflects on the death of his longtime friend, rapper Camu Tao, while Killer Mike mourns his friend’s violent, senseless death in a fraught urban environment. “Thursday” is the undoubtedly the group’s most personal track to date, but “RTJ3” has plenty of other pensive highlights. “2100,” featuring a haunting contribution from rapper and producer BOOTS, is, in El-P’s own words in an interview with ‘Rolling Stone,’ “about fear, love and wanting more for all of us.” Released one day after the presidential election, it serves as both a warning and plea to never lose sight of hope. “How long before the hate that we hold leads us to another Holocaust?” Killer Mike asks, before asserting, “You defeat the devil when you hold on to hope.” That said, “RTJ3” is not all doom and gloom. For much of the album, El-P and Killer Mike gleefully wreak havoc and elevate rap braggadocio to otherworldly levels. Be it the former’s contention that “brave men didn’t die face down in the Vietnam muck so I could not style on you” on “Talk To Me,” the latter’s reminder that “we pitch these rhymes like Smoltz, like Glavine, like Maddux in ‘95” on “Stay Gold,” or any other of the countless quotable bars that span the record, RTJ constantly prove themselves masters of swaggering wordplay. Just as the duo continues to progress lyrically and thematically, so too does El-P’s innovative production. RTJ’s beats sound like the soundtrack to a science-fiction movie getting punched in the face in an alley: they are dark, brazen and aggressive yet infinitely replayable. Standout track “Hey Kids (Bumaye),” — featuring a mind-melting verse from Danny Brown — bursts with distorted synth, thunderous kicks and distant vocal samples. “Oh Mama” brings together squelching bass and crackling horn hits; the melodic guitar lines laid over “2100” are as emotive as anything said into the microphone. For RTJ, outlandish gloating and introspection often go hand-in-hand. “2100” leads directly into “Panther Like A Panther (Miracle Mix),” in which Killer Mike describes both his seduction of a “preacher’s wife workin’ ‘fore Sunday service” and his meeting with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Mike was an avid supporter of Sanders’s bid for presidency, frequently stumping for him throughout his campaign. The senator even recorded a video introduction for the group’s 2016 Coachella performance in which he praised Mike’s “depth of passion, knowledge and commitment to community.” “RTJ3” culminates in “A Report to The Shareholders / Kill Your Masters,” which serves as the group’s mission statement. El-P urges listeners to be wary of politicians promising order, noting that, although he and Mike are “not from the same part of town,” they are united in their fear of what may be to come. “You talk clean and bomb hospitals,” he sneers, “so I speak with the foulest mouth possible.” Killer Mike details his experiences and tribulations as a political activist, rapping, “At the Dem Conven my heart broke apart when I seen them march mommas in,” and lashes out at his detractors. “Probably play the score for the World War,” he laments. Still, he returns to the thread of hope and implacable insubordination that runs through the entirety of RTJ’s discography: “Turn around, see El, and I smile/Hell coming and we got about a mile/until it’s over I remain hostile.” The last voice heard on “RTJ3” is neither El-P nor Killer Mike, but rather, Zach de la Rocha, the famed rapper and activist best known as the vocalist of Rage Against the Machine. De la Rocha previously collaborated with RTJ on the provocative “Close Your Eyes (And Count To F***)” on “RTJ2,” and he returns to deliver yet another earth-scorching verse. “We ain’t asleep, we rope-a-dope through the flames,” he snarls. For a wary nation on the precipice of change, "RTJ3" is the most timely and relevant rap record in years.The post Album Review: ‘Run the Jewels 3′ appeared first on .
|Restaurant Review: Tredici EnotecaThe Hoya / 3 d. 13 h. 52 min. ago more|
2033 M St. NW | Cuisine: Mediterranean | $$ | ★★★★☆ Within walking distance of Dupont Circle and seamlessly integrated into the lobby of the St. Gregory Hotel, Tredici Enoteca offers tasty but healthy Mediterranean fare at a surprisingly affordable price. Owned and operated by the Zavino Hospitality Group, the restaurant opened its doors in October as a spinoff of Zavino, its sister restaurant in Philadelphia. Featuring menu items ranging from vegetable-based plates to a raw bar and flatbreads, Tredici Enoteca manages to elevate simple dishes to visually appealing, mouthwatering creations that are perfect for sharing. Tredici Enoteca features a unique spatial layout with various dining options. The restaurant is split into three seating areas: To the left of the entrance is a bright bar area and to the right are two levels of tables — one atop a small staircase flanked by windows that provide natural light and the other nestled on the floor level — that provide customers with a more intimate dining experience. All three spaces demonstrate the restaurant’s fascinating design, which blends vintage elements with modern accents. Dark woodwork and framed paintings are juxtaposed with large windows and brass accents, presenting a clean-cut, elegant eating space — a concept mimicked in its dishes. Although it is mostly vegetable-focused with a whole menu section titled “Veggies,” the menu also spans a gamut of seafood, meat, salads and a variety of cheeses. My party began with the broccoli and avocado ($11) option from the vegetable section and raw tuna ($16). The first dish was simple and delicious. Cooked yet crunchy, the broccoli was accompanied by a ripe and soft avocado. The amount of vinaigrette was just right; it gave the dish some kick without causing it to be too spicy or overpowering. The tuna also exemplified an artful mastery of flavor interaction. Each slice had a perfect drizzle of soy sauce and delicious taste profiles. Both appetizers were placed in the middle of the table for sharing, as were our main courses, the roasted beet salad ($13) and the Israeli couscous salad ($13). The roasted beet salad contained kale, goat cheese, candied pecans and port reduction, while the Israeli salad featured soft couscous tossed in olive oil mixed with avocado, cherry tomatoes, basil, almonds and a generous helping of burrata. The beets in the first salad were perfectly cooked, and the Israeli couscous salad combined couscous and vegetables with a subtle nutty undertone, originating from the thinly sliced almond slivers. All the food served was fresh and light, demonstrating how accessible household ingredients can be crafted into elevated dishes with layers of flavors. The expertise of chef Carlos Aparicio, who moved from the Zavino location in Philly to work at Tredici Enoteca, honed his skill sets in various areas of gastronomy after moving between various restaurants in New York City and Philadelphia over the past few years. The restaurant also features an extensive drink list. Our waitress explained that the staff had formal training in which they learned about each of the different drinks, including how to describe the relative acidity and fruitiness of the different wine selections. She also suggested wines that would work well with our meal and named the regions where each of the grapes were grown. Despite boasting an elegant design, delicious dishes and expert wait staff, Tredici Enoteca does have one caveat: its quiet ambience. The lack of attendance is perhaps due to the restaurant’s adoption of the “soft opening” technique, meaning that there was no formal restaurant debut. Rather, the owners opened the doors one day, aiming to garner business from passersby and hotel guests in order to slowly build a loyal customer base. The restaurant was almost entirely empty during my visit, and although the music playing in the background succeeded in filling the silence with its bouncy beats, the lack of general chatter proved a bit eerie. The busiest meal is breakfast, since the space fills with hotel guests. At lunch and dinner, the restaurant, which has 60 table seats and 30 bar seats, tends to have a maximum of five or six tables filled at a time. Nonetheless, this may be an upside to any students looking for incredibly efficient service, affordable culinary masterpieces and a good study spot, given that the large tables could easily serve as comfortable platforms where textbooks could be spread out.The post Restaurant Review: Tredici Enoteca appeared first on .
|Album Review: I See YouThe Hoya / 3 d. 13 h. 52 min. ago more|
★★★★★ Since the release of its last album in September 2012, British trio the xx has made its heavily anticipated return to the indie-pop music scene. The band’s third album, “I See You,” is true to its trademark dream-like sound but follows new, creative directions. The xx continues to deliver thoughtful messages on the themes of love, lust and conflict in relationships, delivering a master class in a successful sonic evolution. The album opens with “Dangerous,” a percussive, lively track that invites listeners to get up and dance. The track’s production value reflects the band’s originality and willingness to experiment, fusing vibrant horns with smooth, low vocals from lead singers Romy Croft and Oliver Sim, and even featuring a unique bridge reminiscent of upbeat ‘80s pop. “Dangerous” is unexpected -- an instant standout. Hit single “On Hold” was first released this past November, garnering plenty of attention for the album prior to its recent release. The xx is at its finest with this track, finding its niche in an upbeat tempo and unforgettable hook: “When and where did we go cold?/I thought I had you on hold.” The music video for “On Hold,” shot as a ‘90s-style tribute to a small American town, is an aesthetic representation of the band’s warm, offbeat sense of intimacy. In a similar vein, “Say Something Loving” and “I Dare You” brim with a sense of desire and closeness that has now become a key characteristic of the xx’s music. Weaving together romantic lyrics and melodic backtracks, these tracks in particular succeed in building tension as the album progresses. On “I Dare You,” Croft’s mezzo and Sim’s baritone are especially harmonious, singing “I got chills/Heartbreak multiplies/I’m on a different kind of high/A rush of blood is not enough,” with expert chemistry that is almost tangible in the vocals. “Test Me” closes out the album, marking a departure from the xx’s newfound energetic sound. The slow-moving track begins with Croft’s haunting vocals on full display but slowly tapers them out. This leaves listeners with a melancholic, purely instrumental piece that is interspersed with whirs and whistles that would not be out of place in a science-fiction movie. Reminiscent of the band’s earlier work, “Test Me” fades out slowly, leaving listeners wanting more. The xx is known for a minimalistic musical approach, using simple instrumental backtracks to highlight the stunning vocals of lead singers Croft and Sim. While their singing still takes center stage on “I See You,” Croft and Sim’s voices now fuse with a number of other elements, from synthesizers to the occasional sample, such as Hall and Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That” on “On Hold.” Despite having an intricate sound, the xx manages to retain its easy-listening quality. Composer and band member Jamie Smith ultimately succeeds in toeing the fine line between complex and overproduced. In this sense, “I See You” is a slight transition away from the xx’s classically mellow sound. Although the album definitely bears semblance to the band’s debut xx (2009) and sophomore release Coexist (2012), it creates a brighter and livelier listening atmosphere. A more stripped-down single like “Basic Space” (a standout hit from xx) might not truly belong on I See You Now. The “I See You” tour kicks off on February 8 and hits the United States in April. The xx is also on the lineup for Coachella this spring, as well as a number of other music festivals later in the year. With a number of concert venues already sold out, the band is developing a loyal fan base and leading role in its genre. Although the xx has crafted a more inventive, modern sound, its latest release still has all of the makings of its original work: wispy vocals, strong hooks and heartfelt lyrics. Equal parts dynamic and dreamy, “I See You” is a bold new step in the right direction for the xx.The post Album Review: I See You appeared first on .
|Jacob Lawrence explores the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture in Phillips Collection exhibitWashingtonPost.com / 3 d. 14 h. 10 min. ago more|
Don’t be sad that the Phillips Collection is lending its half of the paintings in Jacob Lawrence’s famed “Migration Series” to a Seattle museum through the end of April. The Phillips is temporarily filling the hole with Lawrence’s “The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture,” a series of 15 silk-screen prints that curator Elsa Smithgall calls “a […]
|Trump protesters descend on DeploraBall before inaugurationWashingtonTimes.com / 3 d. 20 h. 58 min. ago more|
D.C. police made the first arrest of the inauguration weekend Thursday night at a protest downtown near the National Press Club. Police arrested 34-year-old Scott Ryan Charney, of Northwest, for conspiracy to commit assault near 14th and Newton streets, NW. Police are still searching for "other individuals" involved in the ...
|Inauguration security teams ready to prevent terrorism, control protestsWashingtonTimes.com / 3 d. 22 h. 49 min. ago more|
From protesters planning to block access to security checkpoints to the risk of a terrorist driving a truck through a large crowd, the list of potential Inauguration Day disasters is long, but law enforcement agencies are prepared. In the lead-up to Friday's presidential swearing-in ceremony and inaugural parade, Homeland Security ...
|At D.C.'s inaugural balls, fashion trumps politicsWashingtonTimes.com / 3 d. 22 h. 49 min. ago more|
What will FLOTUS be wearing alongside POTUS during the swearing-in ceremony and at the inaugural balls? Inquisitive American minds aren't the only ones that want to know, since fashion, musical and cultural statements made on Inauguration Day are as important as the political statements made once voters selected Donald Trump ...
|Trump inauguration souvenirs expected to be hot items WashingtonTimes.com / 3 d. 22 h. 57 min. ago more|
If Jim Warlick had ignored famed statistician Nate Silver, who predicted a Hillary Clinton victory in November, he would be $100,000 richer. That's how much Mr. Warlick spent on Clinton-themed trinkets and tchotchkes for his presidential souvenir store, White House Gifts, in the months leading up to the election. "I ...
|Blog Log: Obama pens thank-you to America; Trump writes inaugural addressWashingtonPost.com / 4 d. 0 h. 43 min. ago more|
Blog Log runs daily in Express and attempts to capture a fraction of noteworthy commentary and interesting topics trending on the web. Obama writes thank-you letter to America. “I … encourage you to keep fighting the good fight and stand with us, arm and arm, as a father, a neighbor and a friend.” Rex tomball […]
|7 things to do in the D.C. area between Jan. 19-25WashingtonPost.com / 4 d. 1 h. 50 min. ago more|
Jan. 19: Huggy Lowdown and Chris Paul “Tom Joyner Morning Show” staffers Huggy Lowdown and Chris Paul are returning to the DC Improv stage for six shows this weekend. Lowdown appears on the syndicated radio show daily, delivering entertainment news and gossip. Paul writes for the show and creates songs during football season called “Redskins […]
|So is Alanis Morissette mad enough about her stolen millions for a new album?WashingtonPost.com / 4 d. 1 h. 51 min. ago more|
Alanis Morissette’s former business manager admitted to embezzling more than $7 million from her and other celebrities. Jonathan Todd Schwartz was charged in Los Angeles with wire fraud and filing a false tax return for failing to report the embezzled funds. Schwartz admitted he used the money personally and falsely listed the cash withdrawals as […]
|D.C. denizens backing Trump say he'll win over skepticsWashingtonTimes.com / 4 d. 2 h. 28 min. ago more|
Donald Trump supporters in the District — all 4 percent of the city's electorate — are relishing the chance to live behind enemy lines with the new president, saying they're confident they'll win converts once people see what he has in store for them and their city. The famously Democrat-run ...
|How are Trump inauguration souvenirs selling? Not well.WashingtonPost.com / 4 d. 9 h. 56 min. ago more|
Those who were around for President Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009 probably have a lot of the same memories: The frigid air. The long security lines. And the newly elected president’s face looking out from just about anything that stayed still. Shirts, mugs, posters, tote bags, calendars, buttons, hats — it seemed every street […]
|The Iranian Film Festival returns for 2017WashingtonPost.com / 4 d. 10 h. 7 min. ago more|
Some film festivals are sprints, filled with back-to-back-to-back movies where audiences run on nothing but popcorn and Junior Mints. And some let you pace yourself a bit more, like “Reseeing Iran: The 21st Annual Iranian Film Festival.” The event, a celebration of Iran’s deep (and often overlooked) film tradition, opens Sunday and runs until March […]
|Ricky Gray, man convicted of killing family of 4, is executed in VirginiaWashingtonTimes.com / 4 d. 14 h. 44 min. ago more|
JARRATT, Va. (AP) — Virginia has executed a man convicted of killing two young girls and their parents during a New Year's Day home invasion more than 11 years ago. Authorities say 39-year-old Ricky Gray was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday following a lethal injection at the Greensville Correctional ...
|Mayor Bowser Joins President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Service ProjectThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 35 min. ago more|
Mayor Muriel Bowser joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to participate in a service day project at the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Program (JHP NRP), a temporary family housing facility for families in Southeast.
|Councilmember Todd Visits Site of New DCI/LAMB Schools at Walter ReedThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 36 min. ago more|
Councilmember Todd visited the Walter Reed Campus to tour the ongoing construction on the DC International School (DCI) and the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School (LAMB PCS).
|Mayor Bowser Launches DC’s My Brother’s KeeperThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 37 min. ago more|
Mayor Bowser launched DC’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative (MBK-DC) to provide programming targeting boys and young men of color in four key areas: education, justice, health, and job opportunities.
|U.S. Lawmakers to Address Washington School ChildrenThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 38 min. ago more|
More than 250 students will join Sen. Tim Scott, Rep. Luke Messer, and House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Rep. Virginia Foxx at a rally for school choice at the U.S. Capitol.
|American Career Institute Borrowers to Receive Automatic Group Relief for Federal Student LoansThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 38 min. ago more|
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced recently plans to grant borrower defense relief for federal student loan borrowers who attended the now-defunct American Career Institute (ACI) in Massachusetts.
|New rule improves the exchange of medical information in ways that protect the privacy of people receiving substance use treatmentThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 39 min. ago more|
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized changes to Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations, (42 CFR Part 2) to facilitate health integration and information exchange within new health care models while continuing to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders.
|Three Simple Swaps for a Healthier LunchThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 40 min. ago more|
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Choosing a healthy lunch doesn't have to be boring or a day-to-day challenge. In fact, there are plenty of tasty and healthier substitutions you can make to your favorite meals when eating out or packing a lunch...
|Wellness Program Rewards Healthy New Year’s GoalsThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 41 min. ago more|
NewsUSA) - As we start the New Year, we have thoughts and make plans about resolutions. Many people with health-focused resolutions will head to the gym for a workout, turn to a weight-loss program or swap soda for water.
|Flu tightens its hold on the nationThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 51 min. ago more|
The pace of flu activity continues to quicken across the United States, and probably hasn't peaked yet. That's the assessment of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is urging the most vulnerable -- the very young, the elderly, the chronically ill and pregnant women -- to get their flu shots before it's too late.
|One New Year’s Resolution You Don’t Have to Keep to Be a WinnerThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 52 min. ago more|
(NewsUSA) - Looking for a resolution that can literally pay off even if you wind up not keeping it? Think your finances. That's right, unlike the gazillions of other New Year's pledges we make this time of year only to soon break -- can you spell D-I-E-T?-- simply vowing to handle fiscal matters better can have "a positive impact" on your bottom line.
|Thurgood Marshall College Fund Launches New CenterThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 53 min. ago more|
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) recently launched a new center committed to expanding educational, social, and economic opportunities in fragile communities through original research and direct engagement with residents.
|First-Ever DC Public Schools-Charter Principal Program Launches at Georgetown UniversityThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 54 min. ago more|
Georgetown University, in partnership with DC Public Schools, the DC Public Education Fund, and the Walton Family Foundation, today announced the first-ever district-charter cohort of the McDonough School of Business Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) program.
|Four Washington, D.C.-Area Organizations Awarded Grants to Assist Military CaregiversThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 55 min. ago more|
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation recently announced four Washington, D.C.- area organizations as recipients of 2017 grants from the Foundation’s Hidden Heroes Fund. The Fund is dedicated to supporting innovative program making a direct impact in the lives of America’s military and veteran caregivers.
|Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center Continues Efforts to Prevent Veteran HomelessnessThe Washington Sun / 4 d. 22 h. 56 min. ago more|
With just about 250 homeless or at-risk Veterans of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia preregistered to participate in the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down, the medical center will transform into a one-stop service and resource haven for Veterans in need.
|Metro expands service for Saturday's anti-Trump Women's March on WashingtonWashingtonTimes.com / 5 d. 2 h. 48 min. ago more|
Metro will expand its service Saturday to accommodate an anticipated increase in ridership from the Women's March on Washington, a planned anti-Trump demonstration, the transit agency announced Wednesday. Metro says to expect trains to be running about every four to six minutes in downtown stations. The system will ...
|Montgomery County minimum wage in hands of Executive Isiah LeggettWashingtonTimes.com / 5 d. 4 h. 8 min. ago more|
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is weighing whether to approve or veto a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020 — legislation that narrowly passed the all-Democrat County Council. "We are reviewing [the legislation]," Leggett spokesman Patrick Lacefield said in an email. "No decision ...
|US president-elect Donald Trump says he has chosen South Carolina Republican congressman Mick Mulvaney to be White House budget director - ReutersBreakingNews.com / 37 d. 11 h. ago more|
US president-elect Donald Trump says he has chosen South Carolina Republican congressman Mick Mulvaney to be White House budget director - Reuters
|DHCD Acts to Preserve 63 Affordable Housing Units in Wards 4 and 8DistrictChronicles.com / 46 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
The DC Department of Housing and Community Development has used monies from two federal programs and the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) to help preserve affordable housing at the 38-unit Altamont Place...
|Mayor Bowser releases housing reportDistrictChronicles.com / 46 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
(Washington, DC) – This week, Mayor Muriel Bowser released a final report from the DC Housing Preservation Strike Force detailing a proactive, multi-pronged strategy for the District to use in...
|District Holds First-Ever State Diploma Commencement for Residents Who Completed GED, NEDP ProgramsDistrictChronicles.com / 46 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) recognized this week the accomplishments of District of Columbia residents who have passed the tests of the 2014 Series General Educational Development (GED)...
|Here are Six Black Republicans that Trump Should Be Talking to about Cabinet PositionsDistrictChronicles.com / 46 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
President-elect Donald Trump owes the Black community absolutely nothing. Let me repeat that: HE OWES US NOTHING! Blacks gave Trump just 8 percent of their vote and Hillary Clinton won 88 percent; Clinton’s...
|County Launches Dementia Friendly InitiativeDistrictChronicles.com / 46 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
Montgomery County has launched its Dementia Friendly initiative – a set of strengthened services and supports for affected community members. Montgomery County is part of Dementia Friendly America, an emerging...
|About 10 people injured in Metrobus crash in Southeast Washington, DC, officials say - WJLABreakingNews.com / 47 d. 0 h. 49 min. ago more|
About 10 people injured in Metrobus crash in Southeast Washington, DC, officials say - WJLA
|County Seeks Volunteers to Work With Victims of Sexual AssaultDistrictChronicles.com / 53 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
Volunteers are needed to assist sexual assault, domestic violence victims, and their families through the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human...
|Empowering Kids to Combat the 'Trump Effect'DistrictChronicles.com / 53 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
With the "Trump effect" – the spreading of the president-elect’s discriminatory rhetoric toward immigrants, women, and other groups – finding its way into schools, many parents are...
|Religious groups to Obama: Dismantle immigration registry’s frameworkDistrictChronicles.com / 53 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
A San Diego Harbor police officer chats with Homeland Security officers while on patrol at Lindbergh Field airport in San Diego, Calif., on July 1, 2016. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Mike Blake *Editors: This photo may...
|Fidel Castro Is DeadDistrictChronicles.com / 53 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
Fidel Castro and Malcolm X (TriceEdneyWire.com) - On September, 18, 1960, when Fidel Castro led a Cuban delegation to New York City to speak before the United Nations, they stayed at the Hotel Theresa in...
|Fuller Theological Seminary students want a sanctuary campusDistrictChronicles.com / 53 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
(RNS) Fuller Theological Seminary has joined a growing list of schools where administrators are being pressed by students, alumni and faculty for designation as a sanctuary campus. In...
|Sharpton Announces D.C. March During MLK Weekend 2017DistrictChronicles.com / 53 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. During this meeting, Trump appeared humbled, called President Obama a "good man" and said he would seek...
|Children Say Goodbye to First Lady Michelle at One of Her Final White House EventsDistrictChronicles.com / 53 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
Michelle Obama hugs Noemi Negron at the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards ceremony at the White House. Children from across the nation laughed, hugged and cried as they said goodbye to the...
|Post-election whiplash: 10 observationsDistrictChronicles.com / 60 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
Here are 10 things I know or think I know, see or think I see, in the post-election whiplash. I am mainly trying to stay in the analytical mode in this piece as I try to make sense of what is going on around...
|Christian college campuses reaffirm commitment to inclusive communities amidst Trump winDistrictChronicles.com / 60 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
Exit polls suggest 81 percent of White evangelicals voted for President-elect Donald Trump. But support for Trump may have been less decisive on Christian college campuses, where most students are also...
|White House: President Obama to meet with President-elect Trump in the Oval Office at 11 am ET on ThursdayBreakingNews.com / 75 d. 1 h. 34 min. ago more|
White House: President Obama to meet with President-elect Trump in the Oval Office at 11 am ET on Thursday
|President Obama invited Donald Trump to White House on Thursday to discuss 'smooth transition of power,' press secretary says - USA TodayBreakingNews.com / 75 d. 12 h. 11 min. ago more|
President Obama invited Donald Trump to White House on Thursday to discuss 'smooth transition of power,' press secretary says - USA Today
|Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton projected to win Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois and Washington, DC - NBC News, CBS NewsBreakingNews.com / 75 d. 23 h. 46 min. ago more|
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton projected to win Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois and Washington, DC - NBC News, CBS News
|Defense attorneys allege police trapped and then arrested protestersThe Washington Post more|
Officers arrested 230 downtown, but they can’t tie individuals to acts of vandalism, lawyers say.
|New rules aim to fix problem of thousands of student transfers during school yearThe Washington Post more|
More than 10,000 students change schools in the middle of the school year in D.C., but not much is known about why they move.
|Hospital fight: Prince George’s lawmakers oppose Anne Arundel cardiac centerThe Washington Post more|
Officials say the state hospital commission was unfair in granting tentative approval to Anne Arundel Medical Center’s proposed cardiac program.
|Worker struck by SUV and killed while loading trash truck in Md.The Washington Post more|
The driver of the SUV struck a parked car and then hit the man, a spokeswoman said.
|Leggett vetoes $15 minimum wage in Montgomery CountyThe Washington Post more|
County executive says wealthy Maryland suburb would suffer economically if it gets that far ahead of the rest of the state on wages.
|The rush to get millennials health insurance before the possible repeal of ObamacareThe Washington Post more|
In the nation’s capital, health insurance outreach workers seek out “young invincibles” at happy hours, gyms and shoes launches
|American University student charged with pointing laser at police helicopterThe Washington Post more|
George Herdeg, 21, told police he did not intend to aim at the aircraft on Inauguration Day.
|Man pleads guilty to weapons charge in fatal shooting of Prince George’s firefighterThe Washington Post more|
A roundup of news from the District, Maryland and Virginia.
|Charlie Liteky, who received and later relinquished Medal of Honor, dies at 85The Washington Post more|
A chaplain in Vietnam, he gave up his medal to protest U.S. policies in Latin America.
|Maggie Roche, part of quirky sister vocal trio, dies at 65The Washington Post more|
They backed up Paul Simon for his hit 1973 album “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon.”
|P.M. Update: Periodic showers and wintry mix overnight, but staying above freezingThe Washington Post more|
Lingering showers could mix with sleet and snow overnight. Better weather arrives Tuesday.
|It was the election outcome that shocked everyone: Montgomery County in 1962The Washington Post more|
Many aspects of the past will be present at the upcoming Montgomery history conference.
|Shots fired at police cruiser in Virginia; bullets miss officerThe Washington Post more|
Police are searching for the assailant and a white sedan in the shooting in Great Falls.
|D.C.-area forecast: A driving, windswept rain today. Pretty quiet the rest of the week.The Washington Post more|
A powerful Nor'easter soaks us with rain and smacks us with strong winds today.
|Go Home Already: Some Demonstrators Got Inked For The Women's March DCist more|
Ivanka Trump was spotted at Open City coffee shop today, and more news. [ more › ]
|Martha's Table Is Collecting SmarTrip Cards From Inauguration WeekendDCist more|
The non-profit is reaching out to visitors who were in town for this weekend's events. [ more › ]
|Arena Stage's 'Roe' Is Timelier Than EverDCist more|
The play sets Sarah Weddington, the attorney who argued successfully for a woman's right to choose in Roe v Wade, in present day America. [ more › ]
|15 Of Our Favorite Events In D.C. This WeekDCist more|
This week's agenda includes motivational singing, sausage making, pancakes/booze/art, and more. [ more › ]
|Washingtonians Spotted A Whole Lot Of Celebrities This WeekendDCist more|
Emma Watson, Katy Perry, Patricia Arquette, Amy Poehler, Olivia Wilde, and others were spotted on the National Mall during the Women's March, while Solange stopped into Sankofa. [ more › ]
|D.C. Trump Hotel Lost More Than $1 Million During Opening MonthsDCist more|
And now that Trump is president, he's apparently in breach of his lease. [ more › ]
|Nate Silver Thinks 3-3.2 Million People Marched In Women's Marches Across The U.S.DCist more|
Because size matters. [ more › ]
|Photos: More Inspiring Scenes From The Women's March On WashingtonDCist more|
If you need a break from the current reality, relive Saturday's. [ more › ]
|Ugh, Money: How To Manage Your Finances And Plan For The FutureDCist more|
We get it: managing money is hard. If you feel like you skipped out on the “how do you actually invest in stuff” life lesson, you’re not the only one. Here are four trainings in finance and economics guaranteed to have you managing your stocks and bonds like a pro. [ more › ]
|Bakery That Copied Obama's Inauguration Cake For Trump Donating Profits To Gay Rights OrgDCist more|
The owner of Buttercream Bakery said that the Trump team wanted an exact copy of the 2013 inauguration cake, only with more Styrofoam. [ more › ]
|Morning Roundup: A Map Of D.C.'s Most Famous Protests, Rallies, And RiotsDCist more|
A presidential inauguration quiz, and more. [ more › ]
|The World's Top Grad Schools Come Together In DC This Thursday!DCist more|
For students and young professionals interested in pursuing a global education and kick-starting an international career, this is the perfect event to gain access to information and hear first-hand about these opportunities from the experts. [ more › ]
|D.C. Police Made No Arrests At The Women's March On WashingtonDCist more|
Calmness ruled the day. [ more › ]
|Metro Recorded Its Second Busiest Day Ever Amid Massive Women's MarchDCist more|
Only the day of Barack Obama's first inauguration saw more trips. [ more › ]