Tag Archives: Muriel Bowser

Rand Paul Blames DC Mayor For “Attack” By Protesters

Rand Paul writes for Fox News: My wife Kelley and I were attempting to leave the White House event. We were staying at a hotel directly across the street, maybe 50 yards from the gates of the White House. But as we went to leave, it became apparent there was no safe exit out the gates and through the unruly …

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Christians Sue DC Mayor For Black Lives Matter Mural

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: Did you see how Washington, D.C. painted the words “Black Lives Matter” on the street leading up to the front door of the White House? Mayor Muriel Bowser sanctioned the project last week and also named that part of the street “Black Lives Matter Plaza.” Now a group of Christians are suing her …

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DC Mayor: Trump’s Actions Made The Protests Bigger

ABC News reports: “What Americans saw was federal police forces tear gassing peaceful Americans — and how they responded made clear to the president that Americans would exercise their First Amendment rights and they will do it peacefully,” Bowser said on ABC’s “This Week.” She told co-anchor Martha Raddatz, “What (Trump) actually did — as you saw for the remaining …

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Trump Attacks “Incompetent” DC Mayor Over Troops

Politico reports: President Trump on Friday sharply rebuked Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), calling her “incompetent” after she demanded he withdraw military personnel and federal law enforcement from the district amid ongoing protests against the police killing of George Floyd. The administration has withstood scrutiny after law enforcement forcefully cleared peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square on Monday before Trump …

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DC Mayor To Trump: Remove Your Forces From My City

Axios reports: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser formally requested in a letter dated Thursday that President Trump remove “all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence” in place due to the protests over the killing of George Floyd from the city. The big picture: Tensions between protesters and law enforcement in the capital have died down this week, with the …

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Washington DC Mayor Imposes 7PM Curfew [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she is putting the nation’s capital under an earlier curfew Monday night, moving the start time to 7 p.m. ET from 11 p.m. ET as it had been on Sunday. “Tonight, I’m ordering another curfew in Washington, D.C. We want your voices to be heard, but we also want …

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Washington DC Likely To Begin Reopening On Friday

The Washington Post reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is expected Wednesday to announce the gradual reopening of the capital, saying the city has been meeting key thresholds to contain new coronavirus infections. Hospitals have been running below their maximum capacity, testing is on the rise and the city is in the process of hiring enough contact tracers to …

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DC Mayor Extends Lockdown Order Through June 8th

The Washington Post reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) extended the city’s stay-at-home order, mass gathering ban and closure of nonessential businesses through June 8, saying infections have not declined enough to start reopening the capital. The social distancing measures were set to expire Friday. New cases have started to decline over the past several days, but officials want …

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DC Mayor Doesn’t Expect COVID Peak Until June

The Hill reports: Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) projected Sunday that the city’s coronavirus peak will likely come in June. “We expect that that could happen in Washington, D.C. in June,” Bowser told Fox’s Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” saying “our residents are doing everything that we ask so that we can push down the number of peak …

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DC Tightens Restaurant Restrictions: Take-Out Only

Washington DC’s WTOP reports: As of 10 p.m. Monday, restaurants will only serve carryout or delivery, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced at a news conference Monday afternoon. There will be no dining in or drinking. Gyms, theaters and massage businesses will also be closed under a new order from the D.C. Health Department. Bars will be allowed to serve on …

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DC Restaurant Group To Defy Mayor’s Restrictions

The Hill reports: A group that owns several restaurants in Washington, D.C. has come out against new restrictions on bars and restaurants announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying its locations will remain open. In a statement that appears to have been shared on Facebook and was captured by Washingtonian food editor Jessica Sidman, the Hill …

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DC Mayor Declares Coronavirus State Of Emergency

Washington DC’s WTOP News reports: D.C. is under a state of emergency and a public health emergency, a move that comes after health officials announced a jump in the number of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. Concerns around the outbreak have prompted a number of major event cancellations or schedule changes, and local places of worship are also adjusting how …

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DC Congregation Warned After Pastor Contracts Virus

The Washington Post reports: D.C. officials on Monday urged hundreds who attended Christ Church Georgetown on several recent days to self-quarantine because of their exposure to the Rev. Timothy Cole, the church rector who is the first known coronavirus patient in the District. Cole tested positive for coronavirus Saturday and is hospitalized at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in stable condition. …

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser To Endorse Bloomberg

The Washington Post reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser is to endorse Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg during a joint appearance Thursday afternoon in the District, according to the Bloomberg campaign. Bloomberg, New York’s former three-term mayor, is to deliver a speech outlining his plan to create affordable housing and ease the homeless crisis that is posing challenges for large …

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Mayor: Trump’s Ego Rally Depleted DC Terrorism Fund

USA Today report: District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser government says that the cost of President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration and the cost of addressing recent protests has emptied out a municipal fund used to provide security for public events and defend against terrorist threats. In a letter to Trump dated July 9, Bowser says the city spent …

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DC Statehood Bill To Get First Hearing In Decades

DCist reports: A historic year for the D.C. statehood movement continues, as the House Committee on Oversight and Reform schedules a hearing to discuss legislation to make the District the 51st state on July 24. It will be the first time in decades that the lower chamber has officially considered statehood for the District. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District’s …

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DC Mayor Warns Trump Of Shutdown’s “Severe Impact”

Washington DC’s WTOP radio reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser penned a letter to President Donald Trump Wednesday urging him to end the partial government shutdown. Bowser’s letter, on behalf of the 702,000 D.C. residents and businesses, said that the city will experience a severe impact if the shutdown continues. “Indeed, many DC residents, businesses including restaurants and hotels, and federal …

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Smacks Down Art Censorship

Washington City Paper reports: This week, the D.C. government took an alarming turn toward censorship—albeit a brief one. The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which funds projects by local artists and arts organizations through grants, sent a notice to recipients who received awards in the most recent round. It was an amendment to the award, a stipulation adding …

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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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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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