Tag Archives: Washington DC

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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Progressive Anti-Trump Hotel To Open In DC

Bloomberg reports: The first thing you’ll see when you walk into Eaton Workshop, a hotel opening in late spring 2018 in Washington, is a custom-commissioned video art installation by AJ Schnack, shown on a series of vintage-style television screens. All day long, it’ll broadcast a montage of footage from the presidential elections of 2012 and 2016 that’s built around one ...

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ACLU Sues DC Metro Over Ban On Milo’s Book Ads

From the ACLU’s blog: Can the government ban the text of the First Amendment itself on municipal transit ads because free speech is too “political” for public display? If this sounds like some ridiculous brain teaser, it should. But unfortunately it’s not. It’s a core claim in a lawsuit we filed today challenging the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) ...

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DC’s Largest Gay Club Will Close To Become Apartments

The Washington Blade reports: Town Danceboutique announced that it will close for good on July 1, 2018. In a statement released by the venue owners, they announced, “After more than ten years in operation at 2009 8th street NW, in the center of the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, Town Danceboutique, the city’s largest and most well known LGBTQ night ...

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Melania And Barron Trump Move Into The White House

Politico reports: First lady Melania Trump and her son, Barron Trump, officially moved into the White House Sunday, reuniting the first family full time in Washington five months after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Sunday’s announcement that the first family had officially moved into the White House came via Twitter from Melania Trump, who posted a picture of the Washington Monument ...

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At The National Equality March [VIDEO]

With clear skies and temperatures that pushed into in the mid-90s, today tens of thousands of LGBT activists marched past the White House, where it appeared that rooftop snipers were keeping a wary eye on the boisterous and often hilarious anti-Trump action, which included rousing chants of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” See some of my photos below and check out the ...

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Protesters Disrupt DC Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The D.C. Capital Pride Parade was disrupted by protesters Saturday who say the event is too corporate and marginalizes minorities and the very community the tradition was created to celebrate. Protesters from No Justice No Pride linked arms to block the parade route near 15th and P streets in Northwest Washington about 5:30 p.m. With a ...

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Record Crowds Forecast For DC This Weekend

The Washington Blade reports: Organizers of D.C.’s annual Capital Pride parade and festival scheduled for June 10 and 11 and more than a dozen related events such as dance parties, art exhibits and D.C. Latino Pride events that began June 3 were expected to draw as many as 200,000 people or more from the Mid-Atlantic region. And with the national ...

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Man With Assault Rifle Busted At DC Trump Hotel

Washington’s NBC affiliate reports: A man has been arrested after police found an assault rifle, a handgun and 90 rounds of ammunition in his possession at the Trump International Hotel in Northwest Washington. Bryan Moles, 43, of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, was arrested inside the hotel about midnight Wednesday, police said. According to a charging document, police learned Moles was traveling to ...

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WASHINGTON: National Equality March Organizers Issue Route Map, Seek Donations And Volunteers

From the National Equality March: Today, the Equality March for Unity and Pride, a grassroots movement to center the most marginalized in the LGBTQ+ communities, released the map and route details for its June 11th march. The starting location will be on I (Eye) Street between 17th and 14th Street NW. Beginning at 10:00am ET, marchers will walk south on ...

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National Equality March Site Goes Live

The website for the National Equality March went live last night with a listing of nearly 40 sister marches. They write: The “Equality March for Unity & Pride” is a grassroots movement which will mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscapes and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination ...

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Details Emerge For National Equality March

The National Equality March in Washington DC is just five weeks away and only in the last few days have some details trickled out. From an announcement posted to Facebook on Friday: The Equality March for Unity and Pride named a diverse group of leaders with years of advocacy and community mobilization in LGBTQ+ liberation movements across the country and ...

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Shots Fired On Capitol Hill After Driver Attempts To Run Down DC Police, Suspect In Custody [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Shots were fired this morning near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. U.S. Capitol Police responded to the area at Washington Ave and Independence Ave, which is located near the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Rayburn House office building. The suspect apparently struck a Capitol Police cruiser and then tried running over several officers who were on ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Women’s March On Washington DC

UPDATE: Bumping this post back to the top because attendance has eclipsed the organizers’ wildest expectations and appears to be exceeding yesterday’s inauguration. More than 600 “sister marches” are happening all over the world and the main Women’s March begins in Washington at 10AM. Pre-rally events are already underway and several live-streams are embedded below. Via the Washington Post: Today, ...

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