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  • Man shot in stomach in Northeast DC

    Washington, DC News
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:13 am
    DROPBOX: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f0mkp88nbjbznip/AAC2arWBsLbLCgK_7WuxA_6Na?n=216877213#lh:null-111_2887_01.AVI FROM Man shot in stomach in Northeast DC WE HAVE SCENE VO VIA YEATMAN - DROPBOX: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f0mkp88nbjbznip/AAC2arWBsLbLCgK_7WuxA_6Na?n=216877213#lh:null-111_2887_01.AVI FROM Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1ANMb8i WASHINGTON -- A man is in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen in Northeast D.C. early Friday morning. Police officials say that the shooting was reported in the 700 block of 24th St NE at approximately 12:48 a.m.
  • FBI Says North Korea Responsible for Cyberattack on Sony Pictures

    Roll Call: Daily News
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    The FBI on Friday officially accused North Korea of conducting a recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the effects of which have continued to be felt weeks after the hacking.
  • Dems urge Obama against renominating Georgia judge

    TheHill - Top News
    Mike Lillis
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    Lawmakers say Michael Boggs's record on civil and reproductive rights issues makes him unfit.
  • Tommy Wells Will Run D.C.’s Department of the Environment (Livably and Walkably)

    City Desk
    Perry Stein
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser tapped outgoing Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells as the the director of the District Department of the Environment today, bringing her pending-administration closer to being a "team of rivals" composed of lots of one-time competitors. (Bowser clobbered Wells in the April Democratic mayoral primary.) Bowser wrote in a release that the department is responsible for creating policies to protect the environment, promote sustainability, and conserve natural resources in D.C. Wells is a natural choice for the position. His tenure as councilmember has been marked by…
  • Year in Review 2014: Three multibillion-dollar projects lead groundbreaking activity in region

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Daniel J. Sernovitz
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    Developers broke ground on roughly $3.2 billion dollars in new commercial real estate projects in the D.C. region in 2014 — and that's only counting three marquee projects that will dramatically transform their surroundings but each in a different way. On the surface, it's hard to make an apples-to-apples comparison of them, one being a waterfront casino and resort, another being a luxury hotel being carved out of an historic building just blocks from the White House, and the third being a $2…
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    Washington, DC News

  • Man shot in stomach in Northeast DC

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:13 am
    DROPBOX: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f0mkp88nbjbznip/AAC2arWBsLbLCgK_7WuxA_6Na?n=216877213#lh:null-111_2887_01.AVI FROM Man shot in stomach in Northeast DC WE HAVE SCENE VO VIA YEATMAN - DROPBOX: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f0mkp88nbjbznip/AAC2arWBsLbLCgK_7WuxA_6Na?n=216877213#lh:null-111_2887_01.AVI FROM Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1ANMb8i WASHINGTON -- A man is in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen in Northeast D.C. early Friday morning. Police officials say that the shooting was reported in the 700 block of 24th St NE at approximately 12:48 a.m.
  • Review panel: Secret Service needs outsider as leader

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:59 pm
    In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.
  • More women come forward against Georgetown rabbi

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    More women come forward against Georgetown rabbi More women are coming forward and accusing Rabbi Barry Freundel of videotaping them. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/16wZ3H8 WASHINGTON -- More women are coming forward and accusing Georgetown Rabbi Barry Freundel of possibly videotaping them as they disrobed for a Jewish ritual bath called a mikvah.
  • Secret Service Panel: Build Bigger Fence Around White House

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:43 pm
    The White House as seen from behind the North Lawn fence in Washington October 23, 2014. A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts and four misdemeanors, the U.S. Secret Service said on Thursday.
  • Man sought in shooting on Georgia Ave NW

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    D.C. police are looking for a man who shot a male on Georgia Avenue NW on Thursday afternoon. We're told that a male was shot Man sought in shooting on Georgia Ave NW WASHINGTON -- D.C. police are looking for a man who shot a male on Georgia Avenue NW on Thursday afternoon.
 
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    Roll Call: Daily News

  • FBI Says North Korea Responsible for Cyberattack on Sony Pictures

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    The FBI on Friday officially accused North Korea of conducting a recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the effects of which have continued to be felt weeks after the hacking.
  • Economist: Studies Suggest Some Effectiveness of E-Cigarettes

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Cigarette smoking is an addiction that is difficult to quit, despite well-known health warnings and numerous smoking cessation programs. One controversial pathway toward quitting is the electronic cigarette, which delivers the addictive nicotine without the tar and smoke. This week's Economist magazine examines several studies that suggest e-cigarettes are effective in easing smokers away from tobacco cigarettes by focusing on maintaining the ritual of puffing without inhaling carcinogens and other poisons from burning tobacco leaves and additives.
  • Weekly Recap: Pakistan, Cuba, Russia

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    If you look carefully, you can see Gen. Ray Odierno and other national security/foreign policy figures joining in on a farewell "We'll Meet Again" song for the Colbert Report. We'll bid you our own farewell for the week with a recap of what we wrote about at Five By Five, and some highlights from elsewhere, too.
  • FCC Rejects Complaint That Saying "Redskins" on the Radio Is Obscene

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday rejected a request by George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf that it deny a license renewal for radio station WWXX over its broadcast of the term "Redskins."
  • D.C. Helps Stephen Colbert Say Goodbye

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Citizens of #ThisTown were among the pop culture illuminati sending off faux conservative blowhard Stephen Colbert on the final episode of "The Colbert Report," all to a resounding singalong of "We'll Meet Again."
 
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    City Desk

  • Tommy Wells Will Run D.C.’s Department of the Environment (Livably and Walkably)

    Perry Stein
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser tapped outgoing Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells as the the director of the District Department of the Environment today, bringing her pending-administration closer to being a "team of rivals" composed of lots of one-time competitors. (Bowser clobbered Wells in the April Democratic mayoral primary.) Bowser wrote in a release that the department is responsible for creating policies to protect the environment, promote sustainability, and conserve natural resources in D.C. Wells is a natural choice for the position. His tenure as councilmember has been marked by…
  • District Line Daily: Jumping Taller Fences

    Perry Stein
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:42 am
    A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.  Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here. A panel reviewing the Secret Service recommended, in part, that taller fences be erected around the White House in the wake of many concerning fence-jumping incidents. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: The D.C. Court of Appeals rejected an appeal from the city and upheld homeless families' right to private shelter. [Housing…
  • The Needle: Snowpocalypse Lane

    Perry Stein
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Remember When? Think it's cold today? Well, Washingtonians had it a whole lot worse five years ago. Today marks the five-year anniversary of the start of the infamous December 2009 snowpocalypse storm. +2 This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: The new fancy Arc'teryx shop at CityCenter was broken into last night. The store celebrated its grand opening over the weekend. -3 Happy New Year: D.C. officials say that passenger service could begin on the H Street NE streetcar as early as New Year's Eve. That may or may not happen. -1 Bad Call: The Federal Communications Commission dismissed a…
  • Let Washington City Paper Answer All Your Questions (Again)

    Mike Madden
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    You've lived here a few months, or maybe a few decades. You've got most of D.C. life figured out. But there's still that one nagging mystery that bothers you every now and then. Fortunately, Washington City Paper is here to help. Next month, we'll publish our annual Answers Issue again—which means we need your questions about the District so we can find the answers. Last year, you wanted to know if you were allowed to raise bees on your roof (yes), where to get a $2 or $3 beer (a bunch of places), and, uh, where to find our paper (more or less where you'd expect, but you can tweet or…
  • District Line Daily: The D.C. Encyclopedia of 2014

    Perry Stein
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.  Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here. This week's issue is an encyclopedic retrospective of the ideas, trends, people, and events that shaped D.C. in 2014. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: The D.C. Council gave final approval to the D.C. United stadium deal yesterday. Now, the city just has to convince the developer to hand over the land for the stadium without…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • Year in Review 2014: Three multibillion-dollar projects lead groundbreaking activity in region

    Daniel J. Sernovitz
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    Developers broke ground on roughly $3.2 billion dollars in new commercial real estate projects in the D.C. region in 2014 — and that's only counting three marquee projects that will dramatically transform their surroundings but each in a different way. On the surface, it's hard to make an apples-to-apples comparison of them, one being a waterfront casino and resort, another being a luxury hotel being carved out of an historic building just blocks from the White House, and the third being a $2…
  • FedBiz returning Dec. 29

    Jill R. Aitoro
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    FedBiz will take a one-week hiatus, returning Dec. 29 with the news and trends of the Washington contractor community. Happy holidays!
  • Bankers association ad touts 'hometown bankers' as poll ratings slide

    Mark Holan
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    Yes, that's Virginia Bankers Association President and CEO Bruce Whitehurst in a series of American Bankers Association television commercials airing nationwide. No, Whitehurst isn't aiming for a new career in show business. "I think Brad Pitt is going to be OK," he told me. Three versions of the "America's Hometown Bankers" spots began airing Dec. 7 on network and cable business and political news programs such as "Squawk Box" and "Meet the Press." ABA says the ads "showcase the ways bankers help…
  • Washington Post to shift Capital Business inside

    Drew Hansen
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    The Washington Post announced Friday its standalone subscription publication focused on business and development in the D.C. region will be shifted inside the newspaper's regular print edition. Capital Business stories will be moved into two pages in both the Sunday and Monday editions of the Post. "We found there is an enormous appetite for the kind of journalism Capital Business produces, with 85% of our readers telling us they are interested in local business news and information," Steve Hills,…
  • Leading permits: The next phase of Waterfront Station

    Michael Neibauer
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    Straight to the permits. If this happens to be your last day of work before a big getaway, have the happiest of holidays. The permit blog, however, isn't going anywhere. 1001 Fourth St. SW: Sheeting and shoring for a new 11-story, mixed-use building with two additional levels below grade. The planned 365-unit residential building with 5,000 square feet of retail, from Forest City Washington, is the third phase of Waterfront Station, the first two being the twin office buildings at 1101 and 1100…
 
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    Roll Call: Hill Life

  • Secret Service: We're Going to Need a Bigger Fence

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Along with recommendations for U.S. Secret Service administration and personnel, a report released Thursday recommended the fence surrounding the White House be replaced as soon as possible.
  • Washington Monument Closed for Elevator Glitch

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The Washington Monument was closed to tourists Thursday, as technicians searched for the source of an electrical issue in the elevator. The closure notice was an unwelcome reminder of elevator malfunctions this spring, which raised questions about the monument's renovation.
  • Capitol Police Investigating Threat Against Rep. Bill Johnson

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    Threats against Ohio Republican Rep. Bill Johnson have Capitol Police and the FBI searching for a suspect along with local law enforcement in Salem, Ohio.
  • Capitol Hill Commissioner Concerned About 2024 D.C. Olympics Bid

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    District of Columbia Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser and representatives from Washington 2024 made their pitch for D.C. to host the 2024 Summer Olympics Tuesday, but one Capitol Hill neighborhood representative is raising concerns about the bid.
  • McConnell Announces New Senate Sergeant-at-Arms

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is sweeping the decks at the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Office, replacing SAA Drew Willison with former Navy SEAL and Defense Department alumnus Frank J. Larkin for the 114th Congress.
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    The Fix

  • Rand Paul tries being a Twitter troll

    Jaime Fuller
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    “The 50-year embargo just hasn’t worked,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told a radio show on Thursday. Later in the interview, he said, “In the end, I think, probably, opening up Cuba is probably a good idea." Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) does not agree with him. “I don’t care if the polls say that 99 percent of people believe we […]
  • Do atheists believe in the Christmas story? A cautionary tale on polls.

    Aaron Blake
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    Reading polls isn't easy. The data can only be so accurate, and it can often be tempting to draw too broad of conclusions. Witness this new poll. Surveys tend to break down religious groups by Protestants, Evangelicals, Catholics, Muslims, Jews, etc. People who don't fit into any of those categories are labeled "unaffiliated." Data from […]
  • Government is shrinking — but it’s shrinking faster in a blue states

    Philip Bump
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    A core tenet of modern Republicanism is that government is too big. It's the drown-it-in-the-bathtub argument: smaller is better. But since President Obama took office, states that voted more heavily Republican have actually added jobs on net -- while more Democratic states have lost them. This isn't a function of politics, though. It's mostly a […]
  • It’s a holiday miracle! The 113th Congress (probably) wasn’t the least productive ever!

    Philip Bump
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    A lesson you should only need to learn once in writing online is to only say that something will absolutely not happen if there is actually no chance it will happen. When I wrote on Monday that there was "zero chance" that the Congress which just ended would not be the least productive Congress in […]
  • QUIZ: Can you match the Twitter bio to the 2016 hopeful?

    Jaime Fuller
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    People often spend an inordinate amount of time crafting their biographies on social media. Whether you're looking for a date, a retweet, a friend request or a stage from which to announce your influencing, the few characters you decide to string together in an effort to entice the Internet can be mighty revealing. Or they […]
 
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • Goodbye Bono, hello Kissinger

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Since Pope Francis stepped onto the world stage, he's been given rock-star status by Catholics, Christians and skeptics alike. Even the media love him for paying attention to the Fourth Estate and going off script by giving non-Vatican approved...
  • Obama's new diplomacy — Who doesn't want Cuban cigars?

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    When the president of the United States moved to normalize relations with the communist nation, many on the right cried foul. One critic charged that the president was a terrible negotiator who acted "as though [c]ommunist intransigence could be...
  • What will happen to interest rates?

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    With the first indication that the economic recovery that started in 2009 might begin to advantage the average American worker, you could be sure the interest rate hawks were all over the Federal Reserve at its latest quarterly meeting this week to...
  • We need to solve the real climate problem

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    The debate over global warming — which morphed into climate change — over the past 25 years has misled politicians and the public about the nature of the real problem. The real problem is not increasing carbon dioxide emissions, as has been asserted...
  • Obama’s Cuba announcement is a slap in the face to Congress

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It only took a couple of days for the ink to dry on Congress' decision to fund the Obama administration's objectives for the rest of the year before it came back to bite them.The choice to fund all of the government for the next nine months, besides...
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    News

  • Yazidis still trapped on mountain despite US airstrikes

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    Fighting between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has delayed the evacuation of the rest of the Yazidis, a minority group whose plight compelled the White House to back airstrikes in the country.Members of the religious...
  • GOP chairman: Sony hack came from North Korea

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said Thursday that by deciding not to release the controversial movie "The Interview," Sony Pictures is caving to a "terrorist threat.""Any time you give into them, you empower them, and I'm concerned that we are going...
  • Wife of Rep. Hudson now working for another lawmaker

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    Renee Hudson, the wife of Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), is now working as chief of staff to another House Republican, Rep. Todd Rokita.She became Rokita's (Ind.) chief of staff this month, according to LegiStorm, which tracks legislative employment...
  • House Republican slams Sony decision to pull 'The Interview'

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Thursday suggested recent Obama administration foreign policy decisions indicated weakness.Kinzinger pointed to Sony's decision to cancel the release of the controversial comedy film "The Interview," which depicts the...
  • Immigration move boosts Obama among Latinos

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:58 am
    President Obama’s approval rating has spiked 10 percentage points with Hispanic voters in the wake of his new executive action on immigration, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.Some 57 percent of Hispanic adults say they approve of the...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • GIVEAWAY: $50 Potomac Mills Gift Card from Simon Malls

    Jessica McFadden
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:26 am
    Friends, I have experienced a Christmas miracle. I visited Potomac Mills during prime holiday shopping season and found lots of close parking no crazy crowds great customer service at every single store a short line for a jolly, realistic Santa This miracle brought celebrating and falalaling and joyous surprise to me and my family! Although I do the bulk of my Christmas shopping online, I like to take my children to a shopping mall at the holidays. There the kids can choose stores to visit and select the gifts they give their cousins, teachers and grandparents. This helps my kids…
  • Favorite Washington-Area Holiday Fun (with Target Gift Card Giveaway!)

    Jessica McFadden
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    I have had Southern California Christmases with tumbleweed trees and pink cactus lights, San Francisco Christmases with gingerbread Victorian houses and mens chorus performances so beautiful you could cry. My family and I have even spent the winter holidays in Austin, complete with food truck dinners and trips to the Zilker Holiday Tree. But my favorite Christmas is a Washington, DC Christmas. Here are ways that my family and I are planning to celebrate this spectacular season. I hope this gifts you a little holiday fun inspo! Special for 2014 Watch fireworks explode over the Potomac at…
  • Make a Gingerbread House at Make Meaning Bethesda Row (less than $10!)

    Jessica McFadden
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. Many places in the DC area offer gingerbread house making experiences for kids. Usually the prices drive us to Michael’s for one of those sad looking kits or compel us to make crime scene messes in our kitchens with graham crackers and canned frosting. However, one local business, Make Meaning Bethesda Row, is cutting through the crazy with the coolest holiday deal ever: Make Meaning Bethesda is offering a coupon here on A Parent in Silver Spring: $9.99 for one Gingerbread House…
  • Washington Winter Getaway: Gaylord National Harbor

    Jessica McFadden
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Kids are not the only members of the family who can have a holiday dream of a time at the Gaylord National Harbor. Although we have before enjoyed wonderful experiences staying overnight at the Gaylord National Harbor with the kids, this time Chris and I left the kids with Grandma for quick weekend “couplecation.” We found the year-round amenities at the Gaylord, as well as the seasonal Christmas on the Potomac offerings, were an ideal way to spend a weekend together. Gaylord Overnight Stay Packages When planning our getaway, I liked how the Gaylord National Harbor provided…
  • GIVEAWAY + Discount: Pippin at The National Theatre

    Jessica McFadden
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Pippin, the Broadway hit, is coming to the National December 16 – January 4 This four-time Tony Award-winning musical is full of extraordinary acrobatics, Fosse-inspired choreography and songs from the composer of Wicked. What a fabulous holiday treat! I am excited to offer you a 10 percent discount on the ticket price. Just enter the password CELEBRATION when purchasing online.  Show Times for entire run: Tuesday Evening 7:30 PM Wednesday Evening 7:30 PM Thursday Evening 7:30 PM Friday Evening 8:00 PM Saturday Matinee 2:00 PM Saturday Evening 8:00 PM Sunday Matinee 2:00 PM Sunday Evening…
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sarah and the Goon Squad writes: 42 is a strange birthday. DC residents pay the lowest taxes in the region. Fiscal Policy Institute. The best new restaurants of 2014. DCist. My 20 favorite songs of 2014. Diatribes By Joah. The council has approved a new development at Fifth and Eye that includes a hotel. The Triangle.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Washington’s once great supper club, the Mayfair. Streets of Washington. Sometimes house porn is interesting. This $4 million house, that was last on the market in 1965, is detailed in photos. DC Curbed. The best thing to happen on C-SPAN this decade? Famous DC. A sleek outfit that requires little to no thought process. District of Chic. Photos. Regarding Montana’s dresscode for lawmakers, Candy Sandwich writes: Apparently, a plunging neckline renders a woman incapable of using her mind or maybe it just distracts the people around her so much that nobody can focus on law. Word…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The power of social media! Tales From The Sharrows. Dramatic testimony at Homicide Watch: Witness to defense attorney: “I saw your client walk up and shoot Sandy.” The Republic of T. weighs in very strongly on the recent Cleveland police shooting. From landfill to Smithsonian collections: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” Atari 2600 game. American History Blog. About recent protests: This is a movement, not a moment. New Possibilities.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Why do I work in politics? Sober Politico. Ted Eytan, MD has been teaching himself how to create composite photos. Interesting result. A Christmas walk in DC. Photos. Art in Life. Funny: 29 things my toddler does that an adult would be jailed for. Scary Mommy. Here’s your chance to own a horse farm about 20 min outside of DC for about the price of a NW townhouse. District Source.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Second Impressions of DC. Wait Just One Moment. The Internets are never happy unless every little over-the-top Tweet isn’t followed by an apology. DCist. It is utterly incomprehensible why anyone in DC — let alone our elected officials — is surprised that Congress is preempting marijuana legalization in the District. Vox Populi. The early word on El Camino in Bloomingdale. DC Eater. The news: 3 Year Old Koala Bear Available in Columbia Heights? PoP. I love DC pic.twitter.com/U7UIcAQNQf — Sunni (@SunniAndTheCity) December 11, 2014
 
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    FishbowlDC

  • Rand Paul Trolls Marco Rubio On Twitter

    Damon Marx
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    Responding to comments made by Senator Marco Rubio yesterday, Senator Rand Paul took to Twitter today to strike back at his colleague. On “The Kelly File” last evening, Rubio had told Megyn Kelly that Paul has “no idea what he’s talking about” when it comes to Cuba. The senator from Kentucky fired back with this: Paul continued his assault on Rubio’s foreign policy views. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • Candy Crowley Leaves ‘State of the Union’ With Obama Exclusive

    Damon Marx
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:41 am
    After 27 years with CNN, Candy Crowley will end her stint at the network with a bang. In her final installment of “State of the Union” on Sunday, Crowley will sit down for an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. From the North Korean Cyber attacks on Sony, to the major shift in U.S.-Cuban relations and release of American contractor Alan Gross this week, there will be no shortage of topics for Crowley to choose from. CNN has yet to announce a replacement for Crowley, who began hosting the Sunday show back in 2010 after taking over for John King. The interview will…
  • DC Journo Sues St. Louis County Over Ferguson Arrest

    Brianna Ehley
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of Trey Yingst, a Washington-based reporter for News2Share, against St. Louis County and St. Louis Police Lieutenant James Vollmer for allegedly violating his rights by arresting him while covering the protests in Ferguson, The St. Louis Business Journal first reported. According to the complaint, Yingst was arrested on Nov 22. for refusing to stop filming the protests after police asked him to move to another location. The lawsuit said Yingst told the police officer ”Sir, I’m just standing on a public…
  • Watch Live: Obama’s Year End News Conference — 1:30 PM ET

    Damon Marx
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    President Barack Obama is set to speak at the White House this afternoon for his end of the year press conference, before departing for his annual Christmas trip to Hawaii. On the menu for reporters will be… Cuba, Sony Hacking, Capitol Hill politics, Russia, and his legacy. Watch live via PBS NewsHour at 1:30 PM ET. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • Powell On ‘CBS This Morning’: Nothing Wrong With Opening Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

    Damon Marx
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell joined “CBS This Morning” from Washington to discuss the recent shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba. Although the retired army general, like former President George W. Bush, supported the economic embargo on Cuba while in office, Powell now believes that the time has come to open a new chapter in U.S.-Cuban relations: “As secretary of state, I supported it and even strengthened the sanctions against Cuba,” said the former Secretary of State. “But I think it’s now time to turn that page of history. I don’t see…
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    Frozen Tropics

  • 8 Crazy Nights of Hanukkah & Xmas Mitzvah IV at Star & Shamrock

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:37 am
    The celebration is already in full swing at the Star & Shamrock (1341 H Street) with 8 Crazy Nights of Hanukkah and Xmas Mitzvah IV.
  • Holiday Carol Singing on H Street

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Caroler, originally uploaded by cheekycrows3. Used under a creative commons licenseA group of neighbors has organized a holiday sing-a-long and you're invited. Announcement (slightly edited from the Facebook page):Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate the season in song. We will gather at the Argonaut (1433 H Street) and then proceed to serenade H Street with songs of the season. Have a favorite carol? Leave it in the comments and we'll try to make sure it's on our list. Then we will end up back at the Argo for nourishment and fellowship. Also beer. They have that. This event is family…
  • Kendall Row (AKA Capitol Hill Oasis) Townhome Finally Under Contract (Sale Pending)

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    Alert reader Karen writes in with news that one of the Kendall Row (long known as the Capitol Hill Oasis) townhomes might actually be in the process of selling. The 3,750 square foot, five bedroom, five bathroom, townhome was last listed for $850k. It was originally (this time around, they'd been on the market before) priced at $1,099,000. Part of the problem (along with the project's bizarre history) is the really weird layout, but you'll be able to see that if you look at the virtual tour. I also saw cracked grout and fixtures that didn't seem high end enough to match the price tag. The…
  • Celebrate Fiesta-Vus at Impala 12/20

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:38 am
    Mexican food, good drinks, and festive music sound like a good way to beat the cold to me. The Joodlum Group partners with Impala (1358 H Street) for this one. Saturday 10pm-3am. No cover.
  • Toyland After Hours: a Holiday Burlesque Show at Rock & Roll Hotel

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Doors: 8:30pmShow: 9pmWhere: Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H Street)Tickets: $10adv/$12dosJoin toymaker Mab Just Mab as she takes you to Toyland After Hours: A night club of holiday spectacular! Come see what happens once the children are in bed and the toys stretch their legs. What do we have under the tree at Toyland After Hours? Burlesque, Sideshow, Vaudeville and a few surprises for those who are naughty and nice. Presented by Palace Productions and Buster Britches Stage Show.Each person who brings an unwrapped toy or/and a non-perishable food item gets a special thank you gift.
 
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  • maryland's rural economy depends on its urban and suburban areas

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    Maryland's incoming Republican governor, Larry Hogan, says he wants to boost the state's economy by building roads instead of transit and focusing on the state's rural areas over urban ones. But starving urban areas of their needs will only bring the entire state down. Ever since his election last month, Hogan has been noncommittal about the state's two biggest transit projects, the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, and the Red Line in Baltimore. Maryland's transportation priorities are "out of whack," he told Post columnist Robert McCartney, adding, "Less than 10…
  • montgomery county gets its first cycletrack, and silver spring gets lots of sharrows

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Montgomery County took a big step towards better bicycling this fall with a new cycletrack in White Flint and sharrows, or shared bike lane markings, on several neighborhood streets in Silver Spring. The Woodglen Drive cycletrack won't open until next week, but cyclists are already taking notice. The new Woodglen Drive cycletrack. All photos by the author unless noted.The Montgomery County Department of Transportation began planning for the Woodglen cycletrack last summer. By narrowing the three vehicle lanes and removing parking on one side, engineers were able to add the two-way bike lane…
  • making room for transit can make better streets for everyone

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Many proposed transit projects in our region, from streetcars to bus rapid transit and the Purple Line, involve vehicles running in the street. Giving transit a place on our busy streets can be a hard sell, especially when it means displacing cars. But a recent trip to Minneapolis shows how it can create better places for everyone, including drivers. The new Green Line runs through the University of Minnesota. Photo by Michael Hicks on Flickr.Minneapolis finds a compromise on the Green LineWhile presenting at Rail~Volution last month in Minneapolis, I had a chance to ride the Green Line, a…
  • if there's one person you should vote for this year, it's jill ortman-fouse

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    I started getting involved in Montgomery County school issues about a year and a half ago, and through that I got to know Jill Ortman-Fouse, who's one of the hardest-working people I have the privilege to know. She's been a tireless advocate for Montgomery County schools, not just for her own children, but for the thousands of kids and families who don't get a voice in school matters. Montgomery County is one of the richest counties in the United States, but we also have growing poverty, and more students on free and reduced lunch than the DC Public Schools have students. MCPS is becoming…
  • sharrows tell drivers to share the road with cyclists, except when that road is a state highway

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Sharrows are great for streets where there isn't room for a traditional bike lane. But sometimes, they're used as a way to avoid putting in a bike lane, which is bad for bicyclists and drivers alike. New sharrows on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. Photo by Paul Meyer.Last week, sharrows appeared on Georgia Avenue between Sligo and Wayne avenues in downtown Silver Spring. It's one of eighteen state highways in Maryland where cyclists are allowed to ride in the right lane, and the sharrows let drivers know to look out for them. Reader Paul Meyer tweeted this photo of the lane markings and…
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  • The Most Hopeful Project of 2014: 11th Street Bridge Park

    UrbanTurf Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    The bridge represents the first concrete step to connect the section of DC east of the Anacostia River to the city west of the Anacostia, both physically and metaphorically. Keep reading »
  • The Most Popular Posts of 2014

    UrbanTurf Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    The headline says it all. To end our Best of 2014 series, we give you a look at the UrbanTurf articles you looked at the most this year. Keep reading »
  • Friday’s Must Reads

    Lark Turner
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    The rise of legacy properties; DC's pricey office space; and DDOT's last shot at opening up the streetcar by the end of 2014. Keep reading »
  • The Biggest Loser of 2014: The Streetcar

    Lark Turner
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Nixed in Arlington County, de-funded in much of DC and still not carrying passengers on H Street. Keep reading »
  • The Hottest Housing Market in DC in 2014

    UrbanTurf Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    There was no shortage of neighborhoods in the region this year that could be described as having "hot" housing markets. But the market in one DC neighborhood that abuts Rock Creek Park stood out from the rest. Keep reading »
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