Tag Archives: Washington DC

LIVE VIDEO: Biden And Harris Honor COVID Victims

CBS News reports: President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will attend a memorial service honoring the nearly 400,000 Americans who have died of COVID-19 at the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday. The ceremony, hosted by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, will feature 400 lights turned on around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Mr. Biden is expected to make remarks. The …

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Woman Arrested At DC Checkpoint Claimed To Be Cop

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports: A woman was arrested at an inauguration checkpoint Saturday morning for impersonating a law enforcement officer and fleeing from police, officials say. Linda Magovern, 63, of Stratford, Connecticut, was arrested near Union Station after she said she was an officer and “a part of the presidential cabinet,” and presented a military police challenge coin, …

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Cops Arrest Man With Fake Inauguration Credentials, Search Of Vehicle Finds Gun And 500 Rounds Of Ammo

The New York Times reports: The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man at a security checkpoint in Washington on Friday after he flashed an “unauthorized” inauguration credential and a search of his truck found an unregistered handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, the authorities said. The arrest comes as law enforcement officials have tried to fortify Washington ahead …

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Entire National Mall To Close For Biden Inauguration

The Washington Post reports: The entire National Mall will be closed for Inauguration Day, only accessible by media and security personnel, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive security issues. The extraordinary closure is the latest in a series of security measures to harden the city against the type …

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13 DC Metro Stations To Close For Inauguration Week

The Washington Post reports: Metro will shut down more than a dozen stations near the U.S. Capitol and Mall for days around the presidential inauguration because of the possibility of violent protests. Starting Friday, the transit agency will begin closing 13 stations through the following Thursday, the day after President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on the steps of the Capitol. …

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Secret Service Vows Biden Inauguration Will Be Secure

The Associated Press reports: The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week. But the two events aren’t even comparable from a security standpoint, said Michael Plati, U.S. Secret Service special agent in charge, who is leading the inauguration security. …

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Washington Monument Closed Due To Cultist Threats

From the National Park Service: Pursuant to 36 CFR § 1.5(a)(1) the National Mall and Memorial Parks is implementing temporary closures of National Park Service public facilities, parking areas and roadways in response to credible threats to visitors and park resources. Groups involved in the January 6, 2021 riots at the US Capitol continue to threaten to disrupt the 59th …

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Capitol Police Chief To Resign Over Rioting Response

The Associated Press reports: Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund is resigning, effective Jan. 16, a spokeswoman for the Capitol Police said Thursday. The announcement comes one day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers were attempting to certify Joe Biden’s presidential win. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had called for the resignation of Sund, saying, “There was a …

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Three Died Of “Medical Emergencies” In Capitol Riot

CBS News reports: In addition to the shooting, one woman and two men died “around the Capitol grounds” after suffering “separate medical emergencies,” Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said. Contee did not identify any of the deceased or provide further information on the medical issues that lead to their deaths. The shooting occurred after violent supporters of President Trump breached …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Condemns Chaos, Calls Out Trump

The Associated Press reports: President-elect Joe Biden is slated to deliver remarks on the economy as members of Congress met in a joint session on Wednesday to confirm his electoral win over President Donald Trump. The session, which is required by law and typically routine, has erupted into chaos in Washington D.C. as Trump supporters clashed with police outside the …

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National Guard To Aid DC Cops For Extremist Rally

USA Today reports: Protests planned for Washington, D.C., this week are likely to attract large numbers of President Donald Trump’s supporters, including conspiracy theorists, militia groups and members of the extremist group the Proud Boys, raising concerns of violent confrontations. Far-right groups from around the country have vowed to descend on the capital to protest the vote and attempt to …

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DC Cops Post Notices: No Guns During MAGA Rally

Washington DC’s Fox News affiliate reports: D.C. police are posting notices prohibiting guns downtown ahead of the pro-Trump rally set for Wednesday. That protest coincides with the day Congress is meeting to certify the presidential election results. Pres. Trump promised a “wild” protest on Wednesday, Jan. 6, as lawmakers are set to confirm his loss in the 2020 election. It’s …

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DC Attorney General Readies For Extremist Violence

CBS News reports: District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine is preparing for another round of protests in the nation’s capital next week, when supporters of President Trump are expected to travel to Washington to protest Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory in the 2020 presidential election. “My level of anxiety is high. My preparation is even more …

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Trump Order: New Federal Buildings Must Be Beautiful

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday making classical architecture the preferred style for federal buildings in Washington, a White House official said Monday. The presidential action stops short of mandating that all new federal buildings are built in a classical style, saying merely that they must be “beautiful.” Under the order, a “Council for …

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Biden Team To Public: Don’t Attend The Inauguration

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden’s planning committee for the first time stated definitely Tuesday that he will be sworn in to office on the west side of the Capitol, the location that has been used in recent years, and he will give an inauguration address from the platform. Other elected officials will be on the platform, but attendance will …

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DC Asks Congress For $45M To Host Inauguration

The Washington Post reports: As District leaders prepare to shell out tens of millions of dollars on the presidential inauguration, they are sounding alarm bells over the federal government’s failure to repay them for the costs of Trump’s inauguration four years ago. The federal government is supposed to cover expenses related to federal activity in the District, but Congress has …

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DC And NYC Businesses Board Up Ahead Of Election

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: DC businesses are boarding up ahead of expected demonstrations throughout the week of the 2020 Election. Despite the wet weather Sunday morning, workers near Black Lives Matter Plaza were busy erecting more plywood barriers over some buildings’ windows. If you didn’t know any better, you could be forgiven if you thought they were prepping …

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Report: Trump To Skip Election Night Party At DC Hotel

The New York Times reports: President Trump has called off plans to appear at the Trump International Hotel on election night and is likely to be at the White House instead, according to a person familiar with the plans. Advisers had said privately that Mr. Trump was going to appear at his namesake hotel in Washington for an election night …

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Feds Considered Using “Heat Ray” On DC Protesters

The Washington Post reports: Hours before law enforcement forcibly cleared protesters from Lafayette Square in early June amid protests over the police killing of George Floyd, federal officials began to stockpile ammunition and seek devices that could emit deafening sounds and make anyone within range feel like their skin is on fire. The technology, also called a “heat ray,” was …

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REPORT: Mourner From Funeral Of Trump’s Brother Broke Waiter’s Nose In COVID Dispute At Restaurant

Mediaite reports: NBC News White House Correspondent Geoff Bennett reported that a guest from Robert Trump’s funeral punched a waiter at DC’s Fig & Olive over the restaurant’s coronavirus restrictions. President Donald Trump held a funeral at the White House for his late brother on Friday, and according to Bennett, a group of mourners went to the restaurant afterwards, and …

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