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  • States should light federalism's candles, curse EPA's darkness

    Washington, DC News
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    The day Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced his presidential run, the electricity went out in a wide swath of Washington, stranding frightened people on elevators, causing traffic lights to go dark at the busiest intersections and there - in During past blackouts, backup power was supplied by the Potomac River Generating Station in Alexandria, Va. But the station was shut down after becoming a target of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's wacky "Beyond Coal" campaign.
  • Manchin Is Staying in the Senate

    Roll Call: Daily News
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:57 am
    Sen. Joe Manchin III will not be taking any country roads home to West Virginia any time soon.
  • Rubio: Piecemeal immigration approach only option

    TheHill - Top News
    Jesse Byrnes
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    "We can't do it in a massive piece of legislation," Rubio said.
  • This Week’s Page Three Photo

    City Desk
    Darrow Montgomery
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    3400 Block of 7th Street NE, March 30 Page three photos are also in this gallery.
  • Howard University Hospital doctors fight for labor contract

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Tina Reed
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Resident physicians at Howard University Hospital are pushing to begin labor negotiations after the National Labor Relations Board dismissed a challenge from the university this week that sought to prevent staff from organizing. Earlier this year, the hospital's residents voted to form a union, citing concerns about pay, training and workforce quality issues. Those workforce quality issues included losing parking for a time, new rules regarding meals during a 24-hour shifts, including cutting back…
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  • States should light federalism's candles, curse EPA's darkness

    19 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    The day Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced his presidential run, the electricity went out in a wide swath of Washington, stranding frightened people on elevators, causing traffic lights to go dark at the busiest intersections and there - in During past blackouts, backup power was supplied by the Potomac River Generating Station in Alexandria, Va. But the station was shut down after becoming a target of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's wacky "Beyond Coal" campaign.
  • Salmond steps up pressure on Miliband saying he won't be able to...

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    'I don't deserve the breaths I get... I can't be redeemed': Father who murdered his family and stole New York Times reporter's identity speaks out from jail as James Franco movie of his life is released Dr Oz hits back at doctors campaigning to get him booted from Columbia University faculty because of his 'lack of integrity' and 'quack treatments' Oklahoma legalizes execution by GAS CHAMBER: State will kill prisoners with 'foolproof, fast and painless' nitrogen if lethal injection isn't possible Judge's daughter, 20, 'choked to death with plastic bag by male college roommate in the…
  • Students raise awareness for missing Georgetown alum

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    Students at Georgetown University have started a social media campaign to draw attention to a missing alumni. Austin Tice is a Students raise awareness for missing Georgetown alum WASHINGTON -- Students at Georgetown University have started a social media campaign to draw attention to a missing alumni.
  • 5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    In this Jan. 16. 2009, file photo, then-White House press secretary Dana Perino says goodbye to reporters during her final appearance in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington. Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice.
  • Race creeps into debate over stalled nomination for attorney general

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:20 pm
    African American and other civil rights leaders infuriated over the stalled confirmation vote on Loretta E. Lynch, the first black woman to be nominated for attorney general, are casting the delay as an issue with racial overtones. Activists across the country are three days into a hunger strike over the Senate's failure to vote on Lynch.
 
 
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    City Desk

  • This Week’s Page Three Photo

    Darrow Montgomery
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    3400 Block of 7th Street NE, March 30 Page three photos are also in this gallery.
  • District Line Daily: Magic Jim

    Sarah Anne Hughes
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:25 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. Former Councilmember Jim Graham is now organizing strip shows at the Georgia Avenue NW club, the House. "In addition to being edgy and erotic, it'd be nice to have something that has real merit to it in terms of dance," Graham told Loose Lips. The ex-Ward 1 rep hopes to convince the male dancers to wear one of his…
  • Buy D.C.: Layers

    Kaarin Vembar
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    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. Meat Your Maker The best Uruguayan sandwich in the D.C. area comes from a gas station. Come fill your tank and stay for layers of bacon, mozzarella, black forest ham, olives, egg, and beef tenderloin. Chivito sandwich, $13. Fast Gourmet, 1400 W St. NW. (202) 448­-9217 See My Vest, See My Vest D.C.­-based sportswear brand Native Danger designed a vest that provides an extra layer, a hood, and a little…
  • Chatter: You. Are. Welcome!

    Emily Q. Hazzard
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    What you said about what we said last week This was the week we basked in the praise and doled it out in turn. There were so many tweets (and Facebook posts and shouts in the street) about our annual Best of D.C. issue that they can’t all be captured here. I was called a hometown hero by my hair lady for my “Best Short Haircut” pick, but was also told that I should really, for God’s sake, fix my hair before allowing myself to be photographed. Noted. I failed to fix my hair before the gigantic Best of D.C. party, but no one gave a single shit because there was so much incredible food,…
  • District Line Daily: Cinema Roll

    Sarah Anne Hughes
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:10 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. Our cover this week: Washington City Paper's guide to this year's Filmfest DC, which almost didn't happen. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: Marion C. Barry alerts media to rumor that he's dropping out of the Ward 8 race by holding a press conference to say he's not dropping out. [LL] Florida mailman lands gyrocopter on Capitol…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • Howard University Hospital doctors fight for labor contract

    Tina Reed
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Resident physicians at Howard University Hospital are pushing to begin labor negotiations after the National Labor Relations Board dismissed a challenge from the university this week that sought to prevent staff from organizing. Earlier this year, the hospital's residents voted to form a union, citing concerns about pay, training and workforce quality issues. Those workforce quality issues included losing parking for a time, new rules regarding meals during a 24-hour shifts, including cutting back…
  • First-year D.C. lawyers still receive good salaries, but fewer are seeing top-market pay

    Jeff Clabaugh
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    Good salaries still await law school grads in Washington, though fewer are getting top-of-market pay, according to an annual report from the National Association of Legal Professionals. Its 2015 Associate Salary Survey says the median pay for first-year associates at large firms in Washington remains $160,000. But that is the case at about 60 percent of D.C. firms this year. In 2009, about 90 percent of firms with more than 700 lawyers reported first-year salaries of $160,000. NALP says among major…
  • Want your employees to do yoga? Just make sure there's a reasonable alternative

    Tina Reed
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    Plenty of employers breathed a sigh of relief after a proposed federal rule change gave some stability to companies navigating the legal twists and turns of workplace wellness programs. That's because, while offering biometric testing or wellness challenges for employees to curb health costs is encouraged by the Affordable Care Act, companies have seen other businesses slapped with federal discrimination lawsuits in recent months over those very programs. On Thursday, the Equal Employment Opportunity…
  • D.C.'s sluggish downtown office market takes a bite out of this retailer's lunch business

    Rebecca Cooper
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    One telltale sign of the floundering D.C. office market has popped up in an unexpected place: Macy’s in downtown D.C. The store’s “lunch rush” has declined significantly in the past year, store manager and vice president Valerie Dollison told a group gathered for the “State of Downtown” event hosted by the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District Friday. The hours between noon and 2 p.m. used to be the store’s busiest time. Dollison attributed the drop in business to the changing…
  • Reality check: Sole-source contract awards are tough to overturn

    William Welch
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    A lot of contractors don’t like it. But the reality is, in instances where there is only one company capable of performing the work required, the agency is allowed to forgo competition and hand over a contract award. Protesting contractor: Piedmont Propulsion Systems LLC Contracting agency: Department of the Navy Protest issue: Whether the Navy’s decision to issue a sole-source contract was justified. Decision: Protest denied by the Government Accountability Office March 17, 2015. Post-mortem:…
 
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    TheHill - Business&Lobby

  • Myanmar hires lobbyists ahead of key elections

    Megan R. Wilson
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    The government of Myanmar signed a contract worth $840,000 with the Podesta Group.
  • K St. swarms on Pentagon’s ‘wish lists’

    Megan R. Wilson
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Contractors vie to supply Defense with equipment.
  • Under Contract

    The Hill Staff
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    • Comprehensive Health Services, Incorporated won a five-year contract worth nearly $5 million to provide medical examinations to former employees of the Department of Energy, the...
  • Warren: We're not done with Wall Street

    Peter Schroeder
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:46 am
    The Massachusetts Democrat said regulators are stuck in a “slap on the wrist culture.”
  • Lobbying World

    The Hill staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:03 pm
    • Gen. Carter F. Ham, who most recently served as the commander of the U.S. Africa Command is joining the Africa Advisory Board at consulting firm Jefferson Waterman International. At...
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    Roll Call: Hill Life Archive

  • Gyrocopter Capitol Quip Defense System

    19 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Given all the gyrations the White House and Congress have gone through over legislation to give lawmakers a say in a nuclear deal with Iran, we wonder if there might be a simpler way to patrol Capitol airspace — which brings us to the gyrocopters in this week’s Capitol Quip.
  • Suddenly, a Capitol Quip Winner!

    18 Apr 2015 | 3:03 am
    Congratulations to this week’s winner and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.
  • Boko Haram Survivors Renew Push to #BringBackOurGirls

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Two schoolgirls who escaped the terrorist group Boko Haram solemnly marked the one-year anniversary of their kidnapping by climbing the steps of the Capitol to tie a red ribbon around one of its stately columns.
  • White House Fence Jumper Who Kicked K-9 Pleads Guilty

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    The Maryland man who scaled the White House fence in October and was caught on camera kicking one of the Secret Service’s big Belgian Malinois dogs pled guilty Friday to a federal charge stemming from the intrusion.
  • Miriam Carey Shooting Provokes Lawsuit Against DOJ

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
    Efforts to shed light on the chaotic events that led federal law enforcement officers to fatally shoot a 34-year-old woman outside the Capitol 18 months ago may rest in the hands of a federal judge.
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    The Fix

  • Republican states are getting more partisan. Democratic states, not so much.

    Philip Bump
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Jonathan Chait seems fairly convinced that Hillary Clinton is likely to win in 2016, in part because recent polarization (itself partly a function of people voting against parties as much as voting for them) helps the party with a bigger base: the Democrats. One of our favorite metrics gauges partisanship in a state's presidential voting […]
  • A couple of hours with Joe Biden, sketched

    Richard Johnson
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    On Friday, Vice President Biden addressed the New Democrat Coalition Political Action Committee in Cambridge, Md. Here's a look at the event through the eyes of someone who cut his teeth in U.S. politics a decade ago when he obsessively binge-watched "The West Wing." I do all my sketching and note taking live, and before you […]
  • Why more Republicans should go on Adam Carolla’s podcast

    Hunter Schwarz
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Comedian/podcaster/bestselling author Adam Carolla is cool with Ted Cruz. Carolla interviewed the Texas Republican on Friday for his popular podcast. He praised the senator for wanting to eliminate the IRS and for being described by the New York Times as unable to win "because the Washington elites despise him." "That's the greatest compliment ever," Carolla said. (Warning: […]
  • Rand Paul is always on brand. Even when he goes running.

    Hunter Schwarz
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    I went on a great monument run today in my 'live free or die' t-shirt. Getting pumped for my visit to #NH tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/Seip3r64mM — Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 17, 2015 Rand Paul tweeted a photo of himself going on a run by the monuments in Washington on Friday wearing a "live free or die" […]
  • Hillary Clinton: Risk-Avoider in Chief

    Philip Bump
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    The first people Hillary Clinton ran into on her much-discussed road trip to Iowa weren't expecting to see her. It was a family at a refueling stop somewhere in Pennsylvania. The campaign's Twitter account tweeted a picture of the group in front of a blank wall -- the first regular voters Clinton met on the […]
 
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • Jeb Bush and his brother

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) knows it's coming, and when voters ask him to name ways in which he differs from his brother or father, he doesn't back down. On Friday, he told someone who asked this in New Hampshire that it wasn't a relevant...
  • Black protesters are not 'enemy forces'

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The latest revelation about emails within the Missouri National Guard that refer to those protesting the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer as "enemy forces" and "adversaries" is an appalling example of the kind of racial problems...
  • More investigations into ObamaCare state exchanges are needed

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    It has been five years since the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, was signed into law. The disastrous rollout of the federal marketplace website, Healthcare.gov, is well-known. According to a Bloomberg Government analysis released in...
  • The Congressional Review Act, rarely used and (almost always) unsuccessful

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    In trying to stop Obama administration regulations, Republicans in Congress recently reached into their bag of tools and pulled out an old rusty hammer that hasn't been used successfully since 2001. But there is a reason that tool got rusty. The...
  • Hispanic political takeoff and the presidency

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    First, the definition of political takeoff: A discernible visible point, at which the political influence and accomplishment of a political class — in this case American Hispanics — enters a new paradigm that can be measured.The first sign of...
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    News

  • Michelle Nunn to lead humanitarian group

    19 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Former Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is slated to take over at the helm of the Atlanta-based international humanitarian organization CARE USA as president and CEO, the group said Sunday.Nunn announced via Twitter:Very excited for my next...
  • Bill Clinton: 'We should all live by the Oklahoma Standard'

    19 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Former President Clinton on Sunday blinked back tears as he praised the residents of Oklahoma City 20 years after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.“I mostly came here to thank you today,” Clinton told mourners reflecting on the...
  • Homeland Security chairman: Gyrocopter pilot was ‘going postal’

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    ABC Breaking US News | US News VideosHouse Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said Sunday that last week's gyrocopter incident exposed a security concern around the nation's capital."It exposes a vulnerability that the terrorists, I...
  • Sunday show wrap-up 2016 dominates

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    2016 Rubio blasts Clinton: No ‘meaningful' foreign policy wins  “Today, our allies trust us less,” he said. “Our enemies fear us less."  http://hill.cm/qUOfblB Sanders doubts Clinton, GOP field will fight big money  “I...
  • Gyrocopter pilot arrives home in Florida

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    A mail carrier is back home in Florida where he'll await his next hearing for flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn. Doug Hughes spoke to reporters early Sunday morning about his experience and why he pulled off the stunt.Listen to his...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • Ninjas, Camps, Birthdays and More Awesome at the International Spy Museum

    Jessica McFadden
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    My kids and I visited the International Spy Museum for the very first time. Survey says? OH YEAH! During our two-hour visit we followed the Family Missions Guide which broke down the museum into the most accessible exhibits and interactives for Alice and Eve. History buff Charlie went rogue and spent his time on a solo mission soaking up all the history. He was especially interested in the Spies Among Us section. All kids loved the code-cracking stations, James Bond villain lair, and watching war-era shorts in the Cloak and Dagger Theatre. Cool savings factor: kids ages 6 and younger are…
  • GIVEAWAY: Best Hikes with Kids Washington, DC, the Beltway and Beyond

    Jessica McFadden
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Jennifer Chambers is the founder of Hiking Along, the local educational outdoor hiking guide business which leads families, scouts, schools and other groups on informative and inspiring hikes in our area. Chambers has contributed great pieces to A Parent in Silver Spring over the years, from pieces on hikes to celebrate Earth Day to family hiking basics, and she is a prolific blogger on her Hiking Along blog. And now she has given all of us local parents an incredible gift: Chambers has written a guide book for family hikes throughout the Washington, DC area! Best Hikes with Kids:…
  • Go See The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Adventure Theatre-MTC

    Jessica McFadden
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:20 pm
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Adventure Theatre-MTC is truly wonderful. My three children and I saw Adventure Theatre-MTC’s latest production, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and it was magical. Based upon the first book in the Oz series (not the MGM movie), the traditional tale of a young girl navigating a storybook land was joyously adapted by playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton. I am a little obsessed with the whimsical mastery of Director Roberta Gasbarre and how she combines puppetry, movement and the power of the audience’s imagination in her children’s theatre productions.
  • Help DC Diaper Bank with Your Spring Shopping #GIVEAWAY #shopwithacause #PopNodxDC

    Jessica McFadden
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    Already shopping? Why not give DC Diaper Bank a portion of the sales — at no cost to you! Helping children and parents in need is my social good passion, and supporting the DC Diaper Bank is one of the most effective ways to assist other families in my community. Fashion and style media are my hobbies. Other people knit, run marathons, play chess. I can find you the perfect pair of aviators for your face shape, the coolest earrings to go with your new haircut, the best black cropped jeans for your booty, all within a limited budget. I am not saying this is noble by any means, but…
  • Mommy Nearest DC Launches

    Jessica McFadden
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Mommy Nearest, a fabulous mobile app and website for parents in major cities, has just launched its DC site, and I am honored to serve as one of the DC-based contributors. On Mommy Nearest you can find local dining, kids activities, healthcare resources, shopping and more essentials that make parenting easier. You can read reviews from real parents and add your own. You can also enjoy the feature articles by writers like me. In pieces like 10 Ways You Know You Have DC Kids, Must-Try Art Classes for Kids, 5 Free Nature Centers and more, I share with you my tried-and-true local mom…
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Tulip Frenzy takes photos of the people taking photos. Sandi Moynihan visits a friend in San Francisco, someone she is meeting, in person, for the first time. Fun looking: Solar-powered row boat. Where’s the Solar. A tribute to a woman who was legendary. By the way. Free events for the week beginning Thursday, April 16. DC Free Culture. How do I get over my fear of bike theft? Gear Prudence.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Really nice work about what else at Urban Sketchers. A blog that really took local journalism to heart, Short Articles about Long Meetings (SALM), is ceasing publication. The writer is relocating out of the area, and a successor the for the blog is being sought. Confessions. Life As List. Here’s the story of “he died with his boots on” Soapy Smith. Library of Congress Blog. Your terrific 2015 cherry blossom Instagram photos. Capital Comment.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    When does your Black life matter? The Dithering of a District Diva. Some really stunning peak bloom photographs. PoP. A very interesting read: The man who killed the man who killed Lincoln. Capital Comment. Dept. of new words: The problem with sharenting. Stirrup Queens. Coalition opposes exemption for body camera video. DC Open Government Coalition. The coffee experience at Mockingbird Hill. Dating Rules for Sitcoms.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Feidin Santana is a hero. New Possibilities. DCist has an interesting roundup of upcoming art house variety movies. A new tavern for 7th St. NW near Q. SALM. Ok, only read this if explosive baby poops on the plane is entertaining. But I do have a law degree. A writer whose ancestry goes through Robert E Lee’s father, writes about revisionism in the post, dead guys. Tom Lee.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here are 11 things you did not know about Nationals Park. Cloture Club. Will DC really grow from 659,000 to 900,000 people by 2040? Open House. PoP asked a good question about whether people are in DC for the long haul or not. Many responses. The problem of mail theft. Frozen Tropics. Oliver Stone was in Adams Morgan this week filming for a movie about Edward Snowden. Some Tweets with photos about here and here and here.
 
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  • Weekend Show Preview — 4.19.15

    Damon Marx
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on “Face the Nation” and “Al Punto”; former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) on “Face the Nation”; and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) on “State of the Union.” Sunday: CBS’s \"Face the Nation\": Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate; Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV); former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); David Catanese, U.S. News & World Report; Nancy Cordes, CBS News Congressional correspondent; John Dickerson, CBS News…
  • FOX 5’s ‘Growing Pains’ Spoof

    Damon Marx
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Looks like FOX 5 has caught the 80’s and 90’s sitcom bug that the “Too Many Cooks” video so graciously vomited upon us last month. This morning, several FOX-owned stations debuted a new hashtag – #foxflashbackfriday – which would eventually trend nationally on Twitter. Among them was WTTG FOX 5 (DC). #foxflashbackfriday trended in Twitter’s top 5 topics nationally. “It’s like TBT– on a Friday!” wrote FOX 5 on their website. “We’re going all #foxflashbackfriday with pics from the past to wrap up your week, and…
  • The Ragin’ Cajun Judge?

    Damon Marx
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    James Carville, the new Judge Judy? The Clinton strategist and political pundit has apparently filmed a pilot episode for a new courtroom show, aptly named “Carville’s Court” — and it’s everything you could’ve hoped for. First reported by Politico on Friday afternoon, the reality show features small claims cases in New Orleans in which the Ragin’ Cajun offers both “legal rulings and moral advice.” \"I’m bringing that same no-nonsense common sense to every day Americans, people from all over America who come to New Orleans, my home…
  • ABC’s Richard Coolidge Joins PBS NewsHour

    Damon Marx
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    After more than two decades at ABC News, Emmy award-winning journalist Richard Coolidge will join PBS NewsHour at the newly created position of senior content and partnerships producer. In his new role, Coolige will “manage, plan and produce news and feature content for broadcast, online and social, and coordinate the production of content coming to the NewsHour from PBS stations and NewsHour’s growing list of partners.” \"Richard’s decades of experience producing news across platforms will serve as a valuable resource as NewsHour grows and expands online, on broadcast and…
  • NPR Adds Pair of Political Bloggers

    Damon Marx
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    NPR announced Friday morning that Jessica Taylor and Danielle Kurtzleben will be brought on board to bolster their new political blog, according to a staff note from NPR’s Washington editor Beth Donovan. Taylor, who joined The Hill as a campaign editor last January, will be NPR’s lead writer for the political blog; while Kurtzleben, a founding member of Vox’s editorial team, will join NPR as a political data blogger. Both will start in early May. Below is the full staff note fromDonovan: All — It gives me great pleasure to introduce Jessica Taylor and…
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    Frozen Tropics

  • Lost Gray Cat: Cloudy [UPDATE: Cloudy has Been Found]

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Cloudy is the gray catA reader writes in regarding a missing cat:I'm hoping your readers can help my neighbor find their missing cat. It is the gray one in the photo and goes by the name of Cloudy. He is quite small (almost kitten size) and does not have a collar. He was last seen at 11th & G Streets NE on Thursday evening and what makes the situation desperately sad is that his brother - the black cat in the photo was killed in a hit and run on 11th Street the same evening.If anyone has seen Cloudy or knows of his whereabouts, please contact Anya at 202 258 6910.Finding Cloudy would…
  • A Reader Seeks to Locate a Stolen Backpack

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    A reader writes in hoping to recover his backpack that was stolen during a mugging:I'm a neighbor in Trinidad, and I was attacked and robbed by a group of kids on the 1100 block of Montello Ave at about 11:30 PM this past Wednesday, April 15th. Taken was my wallet, an LG lucid smartphone (black, no case), and a backpack.My wallet was found on the ground at the corner of Montello and Morse and returned to me. I'm writing in hopes that my backpack might be found as well.The backpack is small and dark blue with black straps and a green shamrock logo. It contains electric guitar accessories. If…
  • Weekend East City Event Round Up: Harmonicas Edition

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am
    See harmonicas in a completely new light at Gallery OonH this Friday. Artist Bob "Hof" Hoffman, the Harmonica Man will give a presentation at 8pm. Image credit: Amanda Hoffman. [Editor's note: Apologies for the late posting, but click the links following the Thursday events to learn more about how and when you can view the works.]Thursday, April 16Cheryl D Edwards’ Studio – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.PRISMfeatures the works of Cheryl Edwards, Lisa Farrell, Lisa Rosenstein, and Lynn Slyvester. The artists’ works are reminiscent of a dispersive prism’s reflection and splitting of light into…
  • MPD Seeks Persons of Interest in 4/12 Robbery Snatch on H

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    MPD released this video showing two persons on interest in a 4/12 robbery snatch in the 900 block of H Street. You can call MPD at (202)727-9099, or anonymously text them at 50411, if you have any information. CCN 15-051-597.
  • ANC 5D 4/14 Recap

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    Videos shot by Edward MiltonThe video is in three sections and I've been warned there is a break between videos while the guy taping deleted files to clear up space on his phone. If you are curious or worried about the gaps you can listen to the full audio recording.Videos shot by Edward Milton Videos shot by Edward MiltonI know Nick Russo over at the Ward 5 Archive recorded this month's meeting, but it isn't posted yet. I'll update this post with the link once it's up.Below is a storify which contains tweets and other information (useful links and such) relating to the…
 
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    just up the pike

  • guest post: breaking the gridlock on BRT (part three)

    9 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    For years, Adam Pagnucco gave us an insider's look at the ins and outs of Montgomery County and Maryland politics, both here on JUTP and on Maryland Politics Watch, before stepping away from the keyboard in 2010. That's why I'm honored to have Adam here again with a three-part series on Montgomery County's Bus Rapid Transit plan. While BRT could be a boon for the county's future, it's mired in controversy. But why? In part two, we'll look at the disconnect between who benefits from better transit and who participates in the discussion over making better transit. Also check out part one…
  • guest post: breaking the gridlock on BRT (part two)

    8 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    For years, Adam Pagnucco gave us an insider's look at the ins and outs of Montgomery County and Maryland politics, both here on JUTP and on Maryland Politics Watch, before stepping away from the keyboard in 2010. That's why I'm honored to have Adam here again with a three-part series on Montgomery County's Bus Rapid Transit plan. While BRT could be a boon for the county's future, it's mired in controversy. But why? In part two, we'll look at the disconnect between who benefits from better transit and who participates in the discussion over making better transit. Click here for part one.A…
  • guest post: breaking the gridlock on BRT (part one)

    7 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    For years, Adam Pagnucco gave us an insider's look at the ins and outs of Montgomery County and Maryland politics, both here on JUTP and on Maryland Politics Watch, before stepping away from the keyboard in 2010. That's why I'm honored to have Adam here again with a three-part series on Montgomery County's Bus Rapid Transit plan. While BRT could be a boon for the county's future, it's mired in controversy. This week, we'll look at the politics behind the county's biggest transit expansion and how we can finally break the gridlock.The Orange Line BRT in Los Angeles. Photo by the…
  • fire damages three georgia avenue restaurants, including quarry house tavern

    19 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    A big fire this morning severely damaged three restaurants in downtown Silver Spring, including the Quarry House Tavern, Mandarin, and Bombay Gaylord, all located at Georgia Avenue and Bonifant Street.The restaurants this morning after the fire. All photos by Pete Tan unless noted.The entrance to the Quarry House this morning.According to Channel 7, bargoers at the Quarry House, located in the basement beneath Bombay Gaylord, noticed smoke and called 911 before evacuating. Over 100 firefighters came to the scene; one firefighter was injured and about a dozen people were displaced, but…
  • an entire student neighborhood in college park bites the dust

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    New investment is pouring into College Park, seeking to turn this town known for undergrads and traffic into an urban hub for all ages. As part of that transformation, the famous Knox Boxes student neighborhood is transforming from the ground up. College Park's Knox Boxes are just a memory. All photos by the author unless noted.For decades, the Knox Boxes epitomized the University of Maryland's image as a party school. The cluster of 25 low-rise 1950s-era brick apartment buildings was just south of the campus, behind the seedy bars and pizza joints on Route 1. The same intersection (Guilford…
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