Tag Archives: Washington DC

Dems Accuse Trump Of Scrapping Plan To Move FBI Headquarters So There’d Be No Hotel Across From His

Roll Call reports: Key House Democrats pressed the head of the General Services Administration to provide more information Thursday about President Donald Trump’s role in the proposal to rebuild the FBI headquarters building on its current footprint on Pennsylvania Ave. “As a direct result of President Trump’s clear conflict of interest on this matter, we are now requesting information and ...

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Former DC Mayor Claims Eagle Nightclub Bouncer Pushed Him Down During Dispute About Proper ID

NBC News Washington reports: D.C. Council member Vincent Gray, a former mayor of the city, says he was injured when a bouncer at a nightclub pushed him on Saturday, causing him to fall. Gray told police an employee pushed him at the DC Eagle on Benning Road NE, leaving him with injuries. The Metropolitan Police Department classified the report as ...

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Ted Cruz Heckled Out Of DC Restaurant [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was forced out of the D.C. restaurant Fiola on Monday night by protesters denouncing his friendship with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. An activist group posted a video on Twitter showing Cruz and his wife being chased out of the restaurant by protesters chanting “We believe survivors!” Cruz then tells the loud ...

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Paddlers Sue Trump Over Potomac River Closures

The Washingtonian reports: The Trump White House has yet another legal headache—and this time, the other side brought paddles. The Canoe Cruisers Association of Greater Washington filed a lawsuit in Maryland Thursday against members of the administration, alleging defendants Karl L. Schultz, the commandant of the US Coast Guard, and Kirstjen M. Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security, failed to ...

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DC Lets Trump Hotel Keep Its Liquor License

CNN reports: Washington’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board met on Wednesday to consider a review into whether President Donald Trump has the character to sell alcohol in the nation’s capital. In a terse announcement Wednesday afternoon, the board said its interpretation of local law made them opt not to act at this time, allowing Trump’s DC properties to continue as they ...

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DNC Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Politico reports: The Democratic National Committee’s headquarters was evacuated Tuesday following a bomb threat, a spokesperson said. “There was a bomb threat that came in this afternoon and the DNC took the necessary precautions and evacuated the building,” DNC spokesperson Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement. Hinojosa said the DNC is currently working with law enforcement on the threat. The ...

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Trump Claims He Personally Canceled Military Parade Because DC Officials Cited “Ridiculously High” Price

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Friday blamed local officials for his decision to postpone a grand military parade in Washington this fall, alleging without evidence that they had unreasonably inflated the price. Trump said it was possible the parade could be staged next year if the cost “comes WAY DOWN” and added that with the savings “we can ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Protesters Gather For DC Nazi Rally

The Washington Post reports: Anti-racists protesters and activists continued to make their way to downtown Washington early Sunday afternoon to counter a white supremacist rally scheduled to begin at 5:30. As many as 400 people are expected to make their way to Lafayette Park across the street from the White House later to take part in the event planned by ...

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DC Eateries Prep To Turn Away Nazi Rally Attendees

The Washingtonian reports: In advance of the rally, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) sent out a toolkit for business owners with legal information about their rights to refuse service to white nationalists and other political fringe groups. A similar document was disseminated in January around Trump’s inauguration — fresh off the heels of Pizzagate, when a gunman fired ...

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DC Police Ban All Guns At Sunday’s Nazi Rally [VIDEO]

Agence France-Presse reports: “Law enforcement’s goal during the entire operational period will be to keep the two groups separated,” DC Police Chief Peter Newsham told reporters, as he added a warning to anyone coming to the city threatening violence. “If you come here with the intent to hurt someone or break something, we’re going to put you under arrest,” said ...

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National Park Service Issues Permit For DC Nazi Rally

NBC News reports: On the eve of the anniversary of Charlottesville’s deadly Unite the Right Rally, the National Park Service has approved a permit for a rally from the same group this weekend in Washington, D.C. NBC29 reported Thursday that Jason Kessler’s permit was given the OK for the rally on Sunday in Lafayette Park. A second permit for a ...

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DC Metro No Longer Considering Separate Trains For Nazi Rally Attendees After Transit Union Vows Strike

The Washington Post reports: Metro is no longer considering running separate trains for protesters participating in the Aug. 12 “Unite the Right” white nationalists rally in the District, the transit agency’s board chairman said Saturday. Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans had previously said that running a separate train was among options being weighed by officials. “Metro will not be providing ...

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Trump To Dodge First Pitch Duties At All-Star Game

The Associated Press reports: During every previous All-Star Game in Washington, the president was part of the story. That might not be the case this year. Trump’s anticipated absence Tuesday night would allow Nationals Park to perform its usual role for elected officials and other political figures: as a bipartisan oasis where differences are set aside while everyone frets about ...

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Washington DC Considers Lowering Voting Age To 16

USA Today reports: By the 2020 presidential election, 16 and 17-year-olds may be able to vote in the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C. may lower the voting age for federal and local elections to 16. The legislation was introduced last Tuesday by D.C. council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), who said he was inspired by the high schoolers that came to ...

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SUMMONS ISSUED: Attorneys General For Washington DC And Maryland Sue Trump Over Emoluments Clause

Washington DC’s NPR affiliate reports: A lawsuit filed by D.C. and Maryland against President Trump over his alleged business conflicts has been expanded to include Trump in his personal capacity as a businessman, which means that a summons has been sent to perhaps the most famous address in Washington: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The attorneys general for both argue in a ...

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DC Mayor Teams Up With Justin Timberlake In Promo Clip For Washington’s Anti-Gun March [VIDEO]

NBC News Washington reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and singer Justin Timberlake teamed up to welcome the thousands of protesters who are expected to descend on the District for the “March for Our Lives” rally Saturday. “As mayor of Washington, D.C., I’m pleased to welcome students and families supporting the ‘March for our Lives’ this Saturday,” Bowser says in a ...

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DC Lawmaker: Jewish Bankers Control The Weather

The Washington Post reports: A D.C. lawmaker responded to a brief snowfall Friday by publishing a video in which he espoused a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather. D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) posted the video to his official Facebook page at 7:21 a.m. as snow flurries were hitting the nation’s capital. The video, shot ...

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Car Rams White House Barrier, Driver Arrested

ABC News reports: The Secret Service announced that a vehicle rammed into a security barrier outside of the White House Friday afternoon. According to the official Secret Service Twitter account, the vehicle struck a barrier at the corner of 17th Street NW and E Street NW, just to the south of the Eisenhower executive office. CNN reported that the female ...

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DC City Council Mocks Trump: Schools Open On Time Today But Giant Tank Parade Is Permanently Canceled

The Hill reports: The D.C. Council mocked President Trump over his proposed military parade, which the Pentagon has confirmed is in the works. The District’s legislative body tweeted out a graphic of a “no tanks” symbol early Wednesday morning. “The DC government will open on time today. DC Public Schools will open on time today. Sadly, the Giant Tank Parade ...

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DC City Council Votes Unanimously To Rename Street Outside Russian Embassy For Slain Putin Critic

Politico reports: In a gesture aimed at the Kremlin, the D.C. City Council has voted unanimously to rename a street in front of the Russian Embassy after Boris Nemtsov, the slain opposition leader and prominent foe of President Vladimir Putin. The 13-seat council, comprising 11 Democrats and two independents, approved a measure Tuesday to label a portion of Wisconsin Avenue ...

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