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  • Reid unapologetic as aide steps on toes, Including Obama's

    Washington, DC News
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    President Barack Obama called Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, to broach a particularly delicate subject. It was during last year's government shutdown and standoff with Republicans, but Obama's frustration focused on one of their own.
  • Weekly Wrapup: Surveillance, Immigration and Satellite Television

    Roll Call: Daily News
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    It was a busy week, with the Senate rejecting moving forward with a surveillance overhaul bill, President Barack Obama announcing executive actions on immigration and Congress sending a satellite television bill to the White House.
  • Former Dem senator: Obama should have worked with Congress

    TheHill - Top News
    Rachel Huggins
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Indiana governor Evan Bayh pushed back against Obama's executive action on immigration.
  • The Needle: Manic Monday

    City Desk
    Perry Stein
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    A Monday to Get Excited About: The weekend will be on the chilly side, but we can expect a "spring-like warm surge" on Monday. +5 A Fall Christmas: D.C.'s fifth-most listened to radio station, WASH-FM 97.1, turned over to all Christmas music today. Let's wait until at least after Thanksgiving for such drastic measures, DJs. -2 Buyers Market: As expected, it's unlikely the D.C. Council will pass legislation allowing for the sale and taxation of marijuana before the end of the Council session in a few weeks. -3 Kingpin: The Black Cat venue will soon have a new game room called Lucky…
  • Home of the Day: Luxurious Waterfront Residence Rental Property

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Long & Foster Luxury Homes, Exclusive Christie's International Affiliate
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    By Vince Antonellie, Agent Home of the Day is presented by the Washington Business Journal with Long & Foster and Christie's International Real Estate. This is your invitation to view some of the D.C.'s most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. 601 Fairfax St N Unit 401, Alexandria, VA 22314 | $12,400 per month Exclusive luxury rental residence, $12,400 per month. This amazing property offers views of the Potomac…
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    Washington, DC News

  • Reid unapologetic as aide steps on toes, Including Obama's

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    President Barack Obama called Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, to broach a particularly delicate subject. It was during last year's government shutdown and standoff with Republicans, but Obama's frustration focused on one of their own.
  • America Just Launched Its 500th Drone Strike

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    The most consistent and era-defining tactic of America's post-9/11 counterterrorism strategies has been the targeted killing of suspected terrorists and militants outside of defined battlefields. As one senior Bush administration official explained in October 2001, "The president has given the [CIA] the green light to do whatever is necessary.
  • Gift Guide pt. 1: Sounds of the season

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Donny and Marie Osmond have a holiday engagement at the National Theatre Dec. 2-7. From theatrical plays to concerts to sing-alongs and more, the Washington area offers more holiday fun than one can fit in their biggest stocking.
  • Take a Shine to the Winter Holidays in Washington, DC

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Whether visitors seek family fun, like the lighting of the White House Christmas tree and a visit with Santa, or need the perfect gift, a cozy bar with a fireplace, and an electric evening of theater, the District's shops, restaurants and entertainment offerings make lasting memories. Find hotel packages and a full calendar of events on Washington.org and exclusive freebies and insider tips on DCcool.com .
  • The most pro-pot of the 143 precincts in Washington includes the White House.

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:13 am
    The most pro-pot of the 143 precincts in Washington D.C. includes the White House; and Capitol Hill voters aren't far behind. Voters overwhelmingly approved a marijuana legalization initiative in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, voting in favor of it in all but one precinct.
 
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    Roll Call: Daily News

  • Weekly Wrapup: Surveillance, Immigration and Satellite Television

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    It was a busy week, with the Senate rejecting moving forward with a surveillance overhaul bill, President Barack Obama announcing executive actions on immigration and Congress sending a satellite television bill to the White House.
  • New DCCC Chairman Rides on Air Force One

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Four days after being named chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján was among several lawmakers who flew to Las Vegas Friday on Air Force One with President Barack Obama for an immigration event.
  • Capitol Police Chasing Law Enforcement Accreditation

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    As a legislative branch agency, the Capitol Police force is subject to oversight by both chambers of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, the Office of Compliance and other external entities, including an independent Office of the Inspector General.
  • Parents of 'Dreamers' Need Act of Congress, White House Says

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    President Barack Obama's sweeping immigration action leaves millions still at risk of deportation, including one group activists had long hoped the president would protect: the parents of the "Dreamers" he granted relief to two years ago.
  • House Finally Files Affordable Care Act Lawsuit Against Obama

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Four months after the chamber authorized a lawsuit against President Barack Obama -- and on the third try with an attorney after the first two lawyers bailed -- the GOP-controlled House has formally filed its case, Speaker John A. Boehner announced Friday.
 
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    City Desk

  • The Needle: Manic Monday

    Perry Stein
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    A Monday to Get Excited About: The weekend will be on the chilly side, but we can expect a "spring-like warm surge" on Monday. +5 A Fall Christmas: D.C.'s fifth-most listened to radio station, WASH-FM 97.1, turned over to all Christmas music today. Let's wait until at least after Thanksgiving for such drastic measures, DJs. -2 Buyers Market: As expected, it's unlikely the D.C. Council will pass legislation allowing for the sale and taxation of marijuana before the end of the Council session in a few weeks. -3 Kingpin: The Black Cat venue will soon have a new game room called Lucky…
  • New Yorker Goes Big and Explicit on Washington Football Team Controversy

    Perry Stein
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Bruce McCall discusses his cover for next week’s issue: http://t.co/iLaoPV3TVf pic.twitter.com/BnWI0pmDlM — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) November 21, 2014 While other heady, liberal magazines (and Washington City Paper)have publicly banned the Washington football team's name from its pages, the New Yorker went in a different direction for its latest cover illustration. The magazine's Dec. 1 issue has a burgundy banner running across the cover with an unedited version of the team name written on it. That banner is the backdrop of a Thanksgiving dinner attended by people clad in…
  • Buy D.C.: Warmth

    Kaarin Vembar
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, curated by Kaarin Vembar, owner of personal shopping and wardrobe editing service Closet Caucus. Alpaca My Bags Prep for the incoming Arctic blast by making sure that your head is covered with this alpaca cap. Baby Alpaca Wool Cap, $45. Toro Mata. 2410 18th St. NW. (202) 232-3890 Good Snuggler Snuggle your little one a little closer in this organic cotton blanket knowing that a portion of the profits go to support an orphanage in the Congo. Zebi Baby Swaddle Blanket, $32. Little Birdies Boutique. 3236 P St.
  • Chatter: Art Attack

    Jenny Rogers
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    What you said about what we said last week How much public input should public art have? In last week’s cover story, Christina Cauterucci explored that question in the context of this year’s 5x5, a city-funded exhibition of installations and performance art that turned controversial after two pieces, one not yet constructed and one already installed, were pulled following community objections. “Antediluvian,” a replica of a gas station, was planned for the Anacostia River; “The Great Migration,” an installation of found objects piled high, was located in two storefronts in Ward…
  • Migos and Chief Keef’s Crew Brawl at Stadium Club, Chain Stolen

    Perry Stein
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    The beef between Chief Keef and Migos, an Atlanta hip-hop trio, seems to have gotten beefier last weekend at the D.C. institution where all celebrities and quasi-celebrities alike go to make bad headlines: Stadium Club, the combination steakhouse and strip club in Northeast D.C. Migos was performing at Stadium Club late Saturday night when the group got into a brawl with Chief Keef's GBE crew, according to chaotic social media postings from both parties and witnesses. And someone from that crew reportedly stole Quavo's chain. (Quavo is a member of Migos.) As outlined by MTV, the two crews…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • Home of the Day: Luxurious Waterfront Residence Rental Property

    Long & Foster Luxury Homes, Exclusive Christie's International Affiliate
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    By Vince Antonellie, Agent Home of the Day is presented by the Washington Business Journal with Long & Foster and Christie's International Real Estate. This is your invitation to view some of the D.C.'s most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. 601 Fairfax St N Unit 401, Alexandria, VA 22314 | $12,400 per month Exclusive luxury rental residence, $12,400 per month. This amazing property offers views of the Potomac…
  • Ex-board member sues Nonprofit Roundtable and its former CEO for defamation, fraud

    Mark Holan
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    A former board member at the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington is suing the organization, its chairman and its former president and CEO, saying he was falsely accused of sexual harassment by the president and CEO and wrongly ousted from the board by its chairman. Chad Williams filed the suit Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court. He is seeking a range of relief, including public statements clearing his name of the accusation and more than $1.25 million for his "loss of earnings, general damages,…
  • Salvation Army weighing redeployment from D.C. to Northern Virginia

    Daniel J. Sernovitz
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    The Salvation Army command overseeing the D.C. region is considering pulling up the stakes on its Pennsylvania Avenue NW headquarters and relocating to Northern Virginia — for the right price. The Salvation Army sits on prime land at 2626 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, the last piece of developable real estate on the south side of the avenue before crossing over Rock Creek and into Georgetown. By virtue of that, it has received offers from developers and investors for the property pretty much since the…
  • FDIC says branch banking declining slightly but not going away

    Mark Holan
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    Bricks and mortar bank branches appear likely to survive further into the 21st century. Though the number of branches has dropped off since the Great Recession, there were 94,725 branches nationwide through June, according to an upcoming report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (There are 425,000 ATMs in the U.S., many right outside those branches.) "The demise of branch banking has been somewhat exaggerated," FDIC economist Richard Brown told agency's Advisory Committee on Community Banking. The…
  • Procurement discussions can make weak proposals stronger, but don’t expect spoon feeding

    William Welch
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Sure, discussions about proposals can go a long way to improving a bid. But don't expect an agency to hand-hold your company to a contract award. Protesting contractor: Correct Care Solutions LLC (CCS), Nashville, Tennessee Contracting agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP) Protest issue: Whether procurement discussions held with the protester were adequate as required by regulations. Decision: Protest denied by the Government Accountability Office Oct. 24, 2014. Post-mortem:…
 
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    Roll Call: Hill Life

  • 'Food Chains' Explores Farm Worker Rights, Wages

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
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  • D.C. Health Care Enrollment Site Down Until Saturday Night

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers looking to enroll in the health care exchanges this weekend will have to wait until Saturday night, as the website administering enrollment is down for maintenance. The enrollment period for congressional employees began on Nov. 10 and ends on Dec. 8.
  • Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives on the Hill

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:52 pm
    All the way from Minnesota, the Capitol Christmas Tree arrived on Friday. Now, the Minnesota White Spruce just needs to be anchored upright, decorated head to toe and lit, finally, by Speaker John A. Boehner on Dec. 2.
  • Capitol Police Chasing Law Enforcement Accreditation

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    As a legislative branch agency, the Capitol Police force is subject to oversight by both chambers of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, the Office of Compliance and other external entities, including an independent Office of the Inspector General.
  • Ron Johnson Open to Hearing on Marijuana Legalization

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., likely the next chairman of the Senate committee with oversight over Washington, D.C., said Thursday that he would like to hold a hearing on marijuana legalization.
 
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    The Fix

  • Where people who got green cards in 2013 came from

    Philip Bump
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Every year, the United States offers permanent residency status to immigrants who -- in the vernacular -- "played by the rules." They applied for residency, didn't violate the law, and so on. As with every other aspect of the immigration debate, the population of permanent residents is more nuanced than you might expect. The Department […]
  • 7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

    Jaime Fuller
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    1. Robert Costa raises the problems that Republicans now have to contend with on immigration — and within their party. 2. And Ed O'Keefe and Max Ehrenfreund lay out the winners and losers of the policy. 3. Legals scholars seem to agree that — despite what you think of the policy — President  Obama's actions on immigration are perfectly […]
  • QUIZ: Which election does this Hillary Clinton speculation belong to?

    Jaime Fuller
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    If Ken Burns needs an idea for what American pastime to document in great detail for his next documentary series, we humbly submit our country's great quadrennial tradition of wondering whether Hillary Clinton will be running in the next presidential election. Not only does there appear to be a market for such a documentary (just type Hillary […]
  • 7 charts that explain the undocumented immigrant population

    Nia-Malika Henderson
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    President Obama's executive order on immigration could exempt from deportation more than five million undocumented immigrants -- almost half of the total undocumented population in the country, which is about 11.5 million (depending on the data you're looking at). The population is vast and diverse, coming from different countries and living in very different proportions in different […]
  • How America’s immigrants came to be “huddled masses yearning to breathe free”

    Philip Bump
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    The immigration debate, like so many parts of American politics, is built in part on a lattice of symbols. It doesn't take much imagination to move from from images of people scaling corrugated fences or fording the Rio Grande to desaturated photos of immigrants in long lines in the tiled halls at Ellis Island. And […]
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • You should feel broke, because you are

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    There has been a lot of handwringing over rising income inequality in the U.S. While most of the prescriptions for change have focused on long-term efforts, politicians, both liberal and conservative, have ignored the obvious solutions. There have...
  • An NLRB prescription for trouble

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    President Obama's nominations to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have proven a prescription for trouble, and Lauren McFerran is no exception. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) promptly whisked McFerran to her examination — Thursday's confirmation...
  • By writing off Landrieu, Dems are writing off the South

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The political world officially wrote off Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) this week after the vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline failed by one vote to reach a filibuster majority. Landrieu's reelection in a Dec. 6 runoff election is, at this point,...
  • Obama's immigration move is a home run for Hillary Clinton

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    President Obama's executive order that will benefit some 5 million immigrants will be a home run for Democrats and a home run for Hillary Clinton in the presidential campaign of 2016.In my column this week, I suggested that Clinton is the only...
  • No lame-duck fast-track trade authority for Obama

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    One of the most stunning realities of Washington, D.C. in President Obama's post-rule-of law era is that some continue to operate under the illusion that there will be business as usual in the wake of the president's executive amnesty.Among the most...
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    News

  • Marion Barry dead at 78

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:37 am
    Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry died early Sunday at the age of 78, according to multiple reports.Barry’s family did not give a cause of death in a statement announcing his death, according to The Washington Post, which noted Barry has...
  • Three arrested in Ferguson as tension rises

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
     Ferguson, Mo., experienced a flurry of protests as the nation awaits a grand jury decision on whether to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager.The Associated Press reported Saturday that...
  • No decision yet in Ferguson, grand jury to reconvene Monday

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
     A grand jury responsible for deciding whether to indict the police officer in the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown will reconvene on Monday, according to multiple reports. Their decision was expected to be announced as early as...
  • Michael Brown's dad passes out turkeys

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The father of slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown is handing out turkeys this weekend as a grand jury deliberates whether to indict the officer who fatally shot him.Brown's father said he was distributing the turkeys to thank those who have helped...
  • #ThanksMichelleObama: Students lash out

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Students across the country are once again taking to social media to tweet against first lady Michelle Obama's nutritional regulations they claim are ruining their school lunches. The hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama trended nationally as teenagers...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • NEW Indoor Play Area for Washington, DC Kids in Silver Spring: Pop Up PlayZone

    Jessica McFadden
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Pop Up PlayZone Inflatables – Special Events – Edutainment – Games – Music Grand Opening this Weekend Saturday November 22 at 9am Andy’s Parties and the former Great Kids Village play spaces saved my family on many a cold winter weekend. Thanks to their amazing indoor offerings, my jumping-off-the-walls kids have played, bounced, made crafts, […]
  • Win Tickets to ICE! 2014 at Gaylord National Harbor: GIVEAWAY + Twitter Party Prize

    Jessica McFadden
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    ICE! 2014 featuring Frosty the Snowman at Gaylord National Harbor  November 14-16, 2014 and November 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015 $3 off promotion code for all A Parent in Silver Spring Readers: FROSTYFUN2014 (valid on non-peak dates)  One family will win 4 tickets here on A Parent in Silver Spring.  Another family will win 4 tickets […]
  • Free Family Event Saturday November 15: Reimagining the Holidays Downtown Silver Spring

    Jessica McFadden
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Mark your calendars for Reimagining the Holidays on Saturday November 15 on Fountain Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. View the unveiling of “Silver Symphony.” Silver Symphony is a public art installation 35-foot interactive musical “please touch” tree. And the unveiling is just one aspect of an entertainment-packed, holiday party evening!  This Year’s Important Theme: Music Education in […]
  • DC Family Getaway: Lansdowne Resort

    Jessica McFadden
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    For a fabulous family vacation without a long drive or expensive airfare, Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg was perfection. This surprisingly affordable and simultaneously luxurious getaway was just what my family and I needed to relax and reconnect. We arrived on a Friday evening after school and work, and upon pulling into the beautiful grounds we felt […]
  • PEP No-Drama Discipline Parent Talks

    Jessica McFadden
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Each year, the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) invites national experts to come to the Washington community and speak to parents. On November 13th and 14th, 2014, PEP will host Tine Payne Bryson, Ph.D., to speak about parenting and her new book, No-Drama Discipline. Using humor and compassion and focusing on situations parents face every day, […]
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    A surprising turn of events: Unlikely that Congress will block DC marijuana legalization. Vox Populi. Lemon Gloria writes about how women should be in charge of their own bodies. Hidden vegan food gems in the DC area. DC Vegan. Forbes says Washington is fifth-smartest metro area. Capital Comment. A pop-up gets ANC approval. SALM.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    This is unique: The story of DC’s hero Fire Dept.’s horse. American History Blog. In memory of a friend who succumbed following a bicycle accident, advice for everyone who uses the road. Random Duck. A roommate situation, a conversation on a speakerphone and cooking. Laura Donovan. Getting a new iPhone 6 was a chore. Jason’s View from DC. Housing in Logan Circle reaches a new price point. Open House.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The day I became a soccer fan. Greatest Escapist. Congress Heights on the Rise writes: For some reason when west of the river gets another luxury condo, organic grocery store, or movie theater it is just accepted for it is – prosperity. But let the 150,000+ residents east of the river DC get one 15-seat cafe and the sky is falling, gentrification has arrived! Hitherto, in Ireland, captures its surreal beauty. Steak and fries at Medium Rare. A review. DC Outlook. Comparing Vancouver to DC. Rebuilding Place.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Jimbo lived in DC and then moved to Portland, but he later returned to DC based on a belief that the job market here is good. However, he says the DC job market has changed, and “there aren’t as many jobs as there used to be here.” Is having a dog worth it? Jenna Sauber. I’m a feminist and I have a love hate relationship with street harassment. Fire Breathing T-Girl. The cost of a breakup. Unemployed Kat. No, I really don’t want kids. Manda Writes Things. The Art in Life deals with a blogging existential crisis.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Good post: Sean’s Ramblings waits in line for his chance at free burritos for a year. Candy Sandwich reports from the Concert for Valor. Dept. of good questions: Is widening the sidewalks the future of Georgetown? Curbed. Finally, an answer: Why does the cat poop on the bed. Open House. Urban Turf‘s interesting sample of a few rental properties, including shared, priced at around $1,500.
 
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    FishbowlDC

  • DC Jobs: Smithsonian Magazine, United States Institute of Peace, Industry Dive

    Nadine Cheung
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    This week, Smithsonian Magazine is hiring a staff reporter, while United States Institute of Peace needs a senior writer/editor. Industry Drive is seeking a senior editor, and AARP is on the hunt for a brand copywriter. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Staff Reporter Smithsonian Magazine (Washington, DC) Senior Writer/Editor United States Institute of Peace (Washington, DC) Senior Editor Industry Dive (Washington, DC) Brand Copywriter AARP (Washington, DC) Group Circulation Planning Manager National Geographic Society (Washington,…
  • CNN’s Gloria Borger Receives the ‘American Gavel Award’

    Damon Marx
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Photo courtesy of Matt Speiser CNN chief political analyst, Gloria Borger received the American Gavel Award from American Judges Association. The award was presented to Borger on Wednesday by Judge Brian MacKenzie, president of the association. She won for the 30-minute documentary, The Marriage Warriors, on same sex marriage, exploring the Supreme Court case led by Theodore OlsonandDavid Boies. The piece also included interviews from Rob Reiner, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • Al Punto’s Special on Immigration Reform

    Damon Marx
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    En Domingo (for those of you who do not speak Spanish, that is ‘on Sunday’ en español), Jorge Ramos will host a special immigration edition of Al Punto that will air on Univision at 10 am ET. Jorge will address last night’s announcement by President Barack Obama of an executive order on immigration, discussing how the move could effect up to 5 million undocumented people living in the US, as well as the reaction from opposition to the President’s decision. Guests will include Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic…
  • #TweetThePress with Chuck Todd and Mark Dubowitz

    Damon Marx
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    It’s Friday which means it’s time for #tweetthepress! Really interesting conversation on Twitter regarding the Iran nuclear deal and sanctions between Mark Dubowitz (@dubo1968) of The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (@followFDD) and Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) of Meet the Press (@meetthepress). Check it out on Twitter using the hashtag #tweetthepress. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • A Century of The New Republic

    Damon Marx
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Keynote speaker, President Bill Clinton The New Republic celebrated 100 years of powerful, innovative and thought-provoking journalism on Wednesday night, with a guest list that can be described in equal terms. From keynote speaker, President Bill Clinton, to speeches from the publication’s Chris Hughes (owner, publisher and editor-in-chief), Frank Foer (editor), and Leon Wieseltier (literary editor), even a performance from Grammy-winning jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis, the evening was filled with a spirit of cultural and civic optimism. Not to diminish from the rest of the…
 
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    Frozen Tropics

  • Touché Supper Club Opens Tonight

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    Touché Supper Club (1123 H Street) opens its doors to the public tonight. No cover all night. The website says to dress to impress for the Friday and Saturday night dance parties, with no hats or sneakers after 11pm. Other nights business casual is just fine. Touché has their full menu up on the website, which describes the business as follows:Touché is DC’s newest entertainment platform for up and coming, seasoned and legendary artist. Our menu features a fusion of Southern French Cuisine specialties and avant-garde spirits and drinks for the most discriminating…
  • Copycat Co Opens Tomorrow

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Copycat Co (1110 H Street) opens its doors to the public tomorrow night. They have not provided a time, but last night's soft-opening started at 8pm. Copycat comes to us via Barmini alum Devin Gong. It'll be classic cocktails upstairs and Asian street food (bao, dumplings and skewers) downstairs. Good luck finding a spot. According to Eater they have 23 seats upstairs and 12 seats downstairs. For reference, Toki Underground (2nd floor of 1234 H Street) has 23 seats. Unlike at many H Street spots, both the kitchen and the bar will stay open until the wee hours (2am weeknights and 3am…
  • Weekend East City Event Round Up: Fantastic Voyage Edition

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tim Conlon Blank Canvas #57 – JELDWEN 2014; spray paint, paint marker, acrylic on canvas; 48”x36”. Courtesy Transformer.  Thursday, November 20Wild Hand Workshop – 7 p.m.Join Wild Hand Workspace for a screening of Erica R. Harding’s film On Our Land: Being Garifuna in Honduras. The film explores the history, culture, and social issues in Honduras since the early 1800s. For details about the film and screening, click here.Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #8. Washington Project for the Arts – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.First Event -- Hothouse…
  • New MOM's Organic Market Opens in Ivy City

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    A brand new MOM's Organic Market has opened its newest location at 1501 New York Avenue (the old Hecht's Warehouse building in Ivy City). MOM's is a DC area chain of grocery stores that favors green living and local products. All of their produce is organic, as are many of their other products. As one might expect from the name, MOM's sells many items to those who follow a vegan or gluten free diet. They also have a large selection of bulk dry goods (nuts, grains, lentils, ect.). You can even bring in your own container, have the staff weigh it empty, and use that to transport your dry…
  • Memorial Service for Whilhelmina Lawson Tonight

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    Ms. Lawson outside of Joe Cole Rec in 2007Former Trinidad ANC and community activist (founder of Trinidad Concerned Citizens for Reform (TCCR)) Whilhelmina Lawson died recently. There is a memorial service for her tonight. 6:30-8pm at Guidefield Baptist Church (1023 Otis Street), pastor, Rev. Elijah Sutton.The announcement follows:The Office of Councilmember Orange is joining with the family of the late Wilhelmina Lawson her home-going service, celebration of life.  Wilhelmina Lawson, a Ward 5 and Trinidad community civil leader and community activist passed away…
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    just up the pike

  • 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…
  • how the department of liquor control is like the public library

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Say what you will about Montgomery County's liquor laws, but one benefit is that you can search the inventory of available beverages at all 30 locations in the county via their website. You can see all of the products available in the county, and what each Department of Liquor Control store has in stock.I was thinking about making an old fashioned. Screenshots from my computer.After a few minutes of clicking around, I realized that the interface felt really familiar. So I visited the Montgomery County Public Library's site, where you can also see what books are available, and which libraries…
 
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