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  • Suspects in Donovan Hotel murder to appear in court

    Washington, DC News
    27 May 2015 | 8:31 pm
    The two women accused of killing a Capitol Hill attorney inside a D.C. hotel are scheduled to appear in court Thursday. Suspects in Donovan Hotel murder to appear in court The two women accused of killing a Capitol Hill attorney inside a D.C. hotel are scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
  • Congress Playing 'Russian Roulette' If They Block Patriot Act Extension, Official Warns (Updated)

    Roll Call: Daily News
    27 May 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Updated 7:17 p.m. | A senior administration official warned Congress would be playing "national security Russian roulette" if they fail to pass a Patriot Act extension by Sunday night.
  • Obama officials say Senate playing ‘Russian roulette’ with Patriot Act

    TheHill - Top News
    Jordan Fabian
    27 May 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Officials say even a brief lapse would cause the programs to enter uncharted legal waters.
  • District Line Daily: Disservice Journalism

    City Desk
    Zach Rausnitz
    27 May 2015 | 7:56 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. The recent Gothamist piece on reasons to "actually" visit D.C. was strangely preoccupied with one hotel in Dupont. It turns out the writer was on a paid-for media junket that the hotel hosted. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: On budget, Muriel Bowser and Phil Mendelson can't agree to disagree. [Loose Lips] Casa Ruby is a…
  • Why the IRS hack perfectly illustrates the failings of online IDs

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Kasra Kangarloo
    27 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Social Security number. Birthday. Address. Tax filing status. That's all the information hackers needed to gain access to the IRS records of 104,000 individuals, which was then used to file fraudulent tax returns, according to The Washington Post. Fewer than 15,000 of these fraudulent returns were processed this tax season, costing the IRS about $50 million, officials said. On the surface, it sounds like a much scarier data breach than those made on companies like Sony and Target, despite the much…
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    Washington, DC News

  • Suspects in Donovan Hotel murder to appear in court

    27 May 2015 | 8:31 pm
    The two women accused of killing a Capitol Hill attorney inside a D.C. hotel are scheduled to appear in court Thursday. Suspects in Donovan Hotel murder to appear in court The two women accused of killing a Capitol Hill attorney inside a D.C. hotel are scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
  • Man who appeared on MTV arrested on terror charges in Washington

    27 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Washington transit police arrested a man Wednesday who appeared on MTV's "Catfish" on charges he made "terroristic threats" against Washington subway stations, buses and trains. Police allege Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, also known as Kidd Cole, made 11 phone calls reporting "bomb threats and/or hostage situations" that spurred responses from law enforcement, but ended up being hoaxes.
  • DC Council to vote on police body cameras, parking

    27 May 2015 | 6:59 am
    Wednesday morning, the D.C. Council meets to consider next year's budget, including whether to fund police body cameras. Still at issue are whether DC Council to vote on police body cameras, parking Wednesday morning, the D.C. Council meets to consider next year's budget, including whether to fund police body cameras.
  • The Fix: How often do former members of Congress lobby? Not as often as you might think.

    27 May 2015 | 2:51 am
    Former Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu has, as predicted in this piece which originally ran in December 2014, inked a deal at a DC lobbying firm . In light of her decision, we're re-publishing this look at how often that happens.
  • Silent Disco Sunsets Coming to Dupont Circle for Monthlong Run

    26 May 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Silent Dance Society - a brainchild of the local art organization Art Soiree , is excited to announce new addition to its summer music and dance experience - Silent Disco Sunsets at the Rooftop of the Embassy Row Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC. Running every Saturday from May 30 through June 27 from 7 to 10 pm the new series is all about enjoying summer sunsets with a backdrop of spectacular city views and a 3-DJ playlist.
 
 
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    City Desk

  • District Line Daily: Disservice Journalism

    Zach Rausnitz
    27 May 2015 | 7:56 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. The recent Gothamist piece on reasons to "actually" visit D.C. was strangely preoccupied with one hotel in Dupont. It turns out the writer was on a paid-for media junket that the hotel hosted. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: On budget, Muriel Bowser and Phil Mendelson can't agree to disagree. [Loose Lips] Casa Ruby is a…
  • Gothamist Writer Goes on Media Junket, Distills D.C. to a Few Blocks in Dupont

    Christina Cauterucci
    27 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Dupont, y'all! D.C. has gotten used to the New York Times discovering—seemingly for the first time, every time—that D.C. is home to more than just sharp-elbowed lobbyists and crack-smoking mayors. (If we're doing our job, D.C. has also gotten used to City Paper giving the Grey Lady the bird.) Yesterday morning, it looked like Gothamist, a New York-based news website, had fallen into the Times' well-worn trap. "5 Reasons You Should Actually Spend A Weekend In D.C." is a shallow, condescending ("After surveying a few friends, it seems shunning the capital isn’t abnormal") listicle…
  • District Line Daily: A Violent Weekend

    Sarah Anne Hughes
    26 May 2015 | 8:17 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. At least seven people were shot and wounded in D.C. over the Memorial Day weekend. Four homicides were reported, including a fatal stabbing near the H Street NE corridor and a fatal shooting in Shaw. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: In some parts of D.C., standing on the sidewalk is a crime. [City Paper] Can D.C. musicians…
  • Photo: Stagecoach

    Matt Dunn
    26 May 2015 | 4:35 am
    600 Block of Madison Drive, NW, May 25th.  © 2015 Matt Dunn
  • District Line Daily: Quadruple Murder Suspect Captured

    Emily Q. Hazzard
    22 May 2015 | 8:16 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. Police captured Daron Dylon Wint, 34, in Northeast D.C. Thursday night, and authorities have charged him with first-degree murder in connection to the deaths of four people, including a 10-year old child, at a Woodland Normanstone home. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: Wint is scheduled to make an appearance in court Friday…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • Why the IRS hack perfectly illustrates the failings of online IDs

    Kasra Kangarloo
    27 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Social Security number. Birthday. Address. Tax filing status. That's all the information hackers needed to gain access to the IRS records of 104,000 individuals, which was then used to file fraudulent tax returns, according to The Washington Post. Fewer than 15,000 of these fraudulent returns were processed this tax season, costing the IRS about $50 million, officials said. On the surface, it sounds like a much scarier data breach than those made on companies like Sony and Target, despite the much…
  • D.C. Council gives initial approval to fiscal 2016 budget

    27 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    The D.C. Council on Wednesday gave initial approval, without objections, to the District's 2016 budget, giving Mayor Muriel Bowser most of what she wanted. The budget approval comes just hours after the council rejected Bowser's efforts to raise parking garage and sales taxes. But as we told you earlier, Bowser was victorious everywhere else with the $13 billion fiscal 2016 spending plan. Here are some are key provisions added by the council to the Budget Support Act that may be of interest to…
  • What could the FIFA scandal mean for the U.S. and Greater Washington?

    Drew Hansen
    27 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    Global soccer was knocked off its axis Wednesday after the FBI hit a bevy of officials from FIFA, the game’s governing body, with corruption charges and, later in the day, the Swiss government announced a criminal investigation into the World Cup bids for 2018 and 2022. Though long-embattled but still-standing FIFA President Sepp Blatter — who is up for re-election on Friday — is not among the charged, the unprecedented scandal throws the world’s most popular sport into an uncertain state.…
  • VDOT's plan for rush hour I-66 toll lanes inside the Beltway rankles drivers

    Bob Niedt
    27 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    Add another group that opposes part of the Virginia Department of Transportation's plans to make part of I-66 High Occupancy Toll lanes during peak hours. A group of commuters who frequent the interstate have banded together under the name 66 Alliance. The group includes riders who frequent the section of I-66 inside the Beltway that VDOT wants to turn into rush-hour toll lanes. Those lanes are currently not tolled but are open only to cars with two or more occupants during peak hours. Also shut…
  • In Asia, Larry Hogan will be a rare Republican to give trains a chance

    James Briggs
    27 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    Larry Hogan is taking a bold, adventurous trip that could be huge for the future of Maryland business. I’m not talking about Asia — although that’s part of it. I’m talking about a train ride. Yes, Hogan, a Republican governor, is going to get on a train. A maglev train, to be specific. It’s part of his 12-day trip through Asia that began May 26. Hogan will ride a maglev train in southern Japan, joined by state Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, Northeast Maglev CEO Wayne Rogers and…
 
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    Roll Call: Hill Life Archive

  • Vote for Your Beach Blanket Capitol Quip!

    27 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your vote:
  • Bowser, Council Score D.C. Budget Autonomy Victory

    27 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council scored a victory Wednesday in the ongoing court case surrounding a law granting D.C. more control over its local budget.
  • DOJ Opposes Moving Menendez Trial to D.C.

    27 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    Justice Department lawyers filed their response Tuesday to Sen. Robert Menendez’s request to move his federal corruption trial from Newark, N.J., to Washington, D.C., arguing the New Jersey Democrat “ignores” the indictment’s allegations he accepted things of value in his home state and demonstrates a “lack of seriousness” about the charges he faces.
  • Blimps Over Capitol: Just Hot Air?

    27 May 2015 | 3:01 am
    Coming soon to a Capitol skyline near you: Giant blimps at 10,000 feet?
  • Food Truck Man Owned Pressure Cooker Destroyed by Police

    26 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    The Arlington, Va., man who triggered a bomb scare Sunday near the National Mall apologized and explained the pressure cooker that Capitol Police exploded was used for his food truck business, NBC4 reported on Monday.
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    The Fix

  • Nebraska’s abolishing the death penalty means a lot more for politics than it does for prisoners

    Philip Bump
    27 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    On Wednesday night, the Nebraska legislature overrode the governor's veto of a bill banning the death penalty in the state. The decision will probably have a much bigger effect outside the state's borders. Since the death penalty was relegalized by the Supreme Court in 1976, the state of Nebraska has executed three men. Harold Otey was […]
  • Nebraska, and the conservative case for opposing the death penalty

    Amber Phillips
    27 May 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Nebraska is now the first Republican state in more than 40 years to abolish the death penalty. Lawmakers there voted to abolish it last week, and on Wednesday they successfully overrode the Republican governor's veto to do so. So how did this happen? While the legislature is technically nonpartisan, it is for all intents and purposes under […]
  • How often the 2016 candidates agreed (and disagreed) in their Senate votes, charted

    Philip Bump
    27 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    One of the favorite statistics offered by political candidates is how often his or her opponent voted with The Person Voters Are Supposed to Hate. "My opponent voted with Barack Obama/Hillary Clinton/Ted Cruz/Vermin Supreme 98.4 percent of the time!" such ads say, causing the viewer to gasp and reconsider his vote. (That's a joke; voters […]
  • ‘Dark money’ is now in the dictionary. Here are 9 other political words that should be.

    Hunter Schwarz
    27 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Merriam-Webster announced Tuesday that it is adding more than 1,700 new entries to its unabridged dictionary. "WTF," "meme," "emoji," "clickbait," and "photobomb" got the most attention, but also included was "dark money," one of the most important terms to know if you're following the 2016 presidential race. Here's the entry: "Dark money (noun): money contributed […]
  • Your online guide to Rick Santorum

    Philip Bump
    27 May 2015 | 11:50 am
    Part nine in a series: Your online guide to the presidential candidates. Each time someone decides to run, we'll do something similar, helping you navigate the online world around each candidate.  (Part 1: Ted Cruz. Part 2: Rand Paul. Part 3: Hillary Clinton. Part 4: Marco Rubio. Part 5: Bernie Sanders. Part 6: Carly Fiorina. […]
 
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • Rand Paul's bold dissent on the Patriot Act

    27 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    I supported the Senate filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that forced an extended debate about renewal of the Patriot Act and I support many of his efforts to reign in the mass eavesdropping and bulk collection powers of the National Security...
  • The elegant ObamaCare solution

    27 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    Political Washington is all atwitter over the upcoming Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, which could strip away the federal subsidy payments from ObamaCare.What to do, what to do, worry the congressional Republicans. Running on repealing...
  • Jeb Bush advances

    27 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    It has been a tough week or so for former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.). So much hinged on how New Hampshire voters, and how financial backers, would respond to his support for the war effort of his brother, George W. Bush, in Iraq. And then, how he...
  • A beautiful sunset (provision) for NSA surveillance

    27 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Early last Saturday morning, the Senate adjourned for its Memorial Day recess in some disarray. The chamber had just fallen three votes short of the 60-vote threshold required to proceed to debate on the USA Freedom Act, which had passed the House...
  • Where would Bernie Sanders fare better, France or the US?

    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Anyone with an eye on what's driving voters in 2106 should take a look at the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC and April Gallup polling on income and mobility.Instinctively, many assume that wealth redistribution would rank highest in popularity with...
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    News

  • Top State official leaving after Iran talks

    27 May 2015 | 7:04 pm
     Wendy Sherman, the under secretary for political affairs at the State Department, will leave her post after the Iran nuclear talks complete, CNN reports. “Wendy has been an absolutely critical member of my team, most notably in her work...
  • Nebraska becomes first red state in decades to abolish death penalty

    27 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Nebraska abolished its death penalty Wednesday after a political standoff over the use of capital punishment in the Cornhusker State.Lawmakers in the unicameral Legislature voted 30-19 to override a veto issued by Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) over their...
  • Clinton lets loose Southern drawl in South Carolina

    27 May 2015 | 12:35 pm
     Hillary Clinton, who grew up in Chicago, spoke with a Southern accent during a swing through South Carolina on Wednesday.  At several points in her talk with minority women small-business owners, Clinton slowed her speech and lowered...
  • Russia: US probe of FIFA is 'illegal'

    27 May 2015 | 11:31 am
    The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday accused the United States of illegally aiding in the arrest of multiple officials in soccer’s chief governing body.Swiss authorities arrested seven officials for the Fédération Internationale de Football...
  • Judge orders release of Clinton emails every 30 days

    27 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    A District of Columbia judge ordered the State Department on Wednesday to release batches of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails every 30 days.The State Department had requested a 60-day interval between email releases.District Judge...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • Family + Spa Getaway Near DC: Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg

    Jessica McFadden
    16 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    KINGSMILL RESORT IN WILLIAMSBURG IS A GREAT GETAWAY FOR FAMILIES, COUPLES & FRIENDS  My daughter Eve and I booked it out of town for a girls getaway to Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg. We spent a blissful three days and two nights soaking up the serenity of Kingsmill’s family-friendly activities, pools, riverside views, delicious dining and newly-renovated spa. Kingsmill Resort is the only AAA Four Diamond Condominium Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. Although the property is luxurious and feels oh-so-fancy, Kingsmill is celebrating with special summer value packages for…
  • GIVEAWAY: Kidz Bop Show at The Fillmore

    Jessica McFadden
    14 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    THE KIDZ BOP KIDS’ “MAKE SOME NOISE” TOUR ROLLS INTO SILVER SPRING JUNE 5TH, 2015 Kidz Bop, that fun music brand that makes current pop rated K for Kids, is bringing the “Make Some Noise” tour to Silver Spring!. The singing  Kidz Bop kids will take the stage to perform family-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits in an energetic and interactive live show. Want to go with your family? How about FOUR tickets to the show? JUST LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW WITH THE NAME OF THE SONG YOU MOST HOPE KIDZ BOP COVERS… and you are entered to win! You can enter on Facebook, too! I will…
  • Have the Coolest Summer Ever at Walt Disney World

    Jessica McFadden
    12 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Ray Charles sang that the night time was the right time to be with the one you love, but I say that SUMMERTIME is the right time to be with the ones you love … at Walt Disney World. I just returned from an incredible summer press preview of the cool new offerings Walt Disney World Resort has cooked up for the Coolest Summer Ever. Although WDW hosted me as a media attendee, I could not resist bringing my husband Chris and kids Charlie, Eve and Alice along. Direct flights to Orlando from Washington airports are as low as $85 one-way May through September! Special Summer Savings at Walt…
  • DC In-Home Beauty Service: Beauty in a Beat

    Jessica McFadden
    7 May 2015 | 9:56 am
    My blogging neighbor Tammy of JeepMomma.com and I had an utter blast reviewing the newly-launched Beauty in a Beat (BIAB) service at my house. BIAB is Washington, D.C.’s new convenient and instant on-demand beauty services app (free on iTunes and Google Play) that brings highly trained hair stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists directly to our homes, offices or any location we need. You can book your appointment on your mobile device through the app, or through the BIAB website or Facebook page. Crazy Cool Convenience Fellow busy moms: Do you find that sometimes the most awesome…
  • Mudderella DC is Saturday, July 25, 2015: Join me?

    Jessica McFadden
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:10 pm
    I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I love spending time with my women friends. About once a month I get together with my gals for an evening of great conversation, food and wine. It feeds my soul. Sometimes we organize something beyond the bar or kitchen table kvetch session. We paint (shout out to Jeep Momma for organizing this artful outing.) We practice yoga (shout out to incredible yoga instructor Kirsten…
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Two MPD officers got out of their patrol car in Ward 8 and then this happened. Congress Heights on the Rise. Sandra is moving to a new part of DC, and away from the zoo. Chicks Dig Poetry. Beyond Metro, there’s no big idea for transit in DC anymore. Greater Greater Washington. Five random things I did this weekend. DC Rainmaker. The Urban Land Institute wants to hear what Millennials think about DC. New Columbia Heights.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    26 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Powering a house with batteries in Arlington. Where’s the Solar. Style photos taken of people in Adams Morgan. Bustle. Life lately according to my iPhone. Modlancer. Two days of Paris moments. Photos. The Art in Life. The DC Bike Blogger bikes over to Quantico.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    The growing popularity of gardening in DC. Garden Rant. Sweet Science Coffee now brewing in Adams Morgan. Sprudge. A week without dieting. Coffee Cake and Cardio. A blog by a Texas girl now living in DC. The Mad Max movie is a different kind of film. DC Film Girl. A view of Northeast. Ben Dorger. Photo.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    A first person account of a daytime mugging in LeDroit Park.. PoP Manda Writes Things writes: I’m the girl that took the picture of the soldier and child in Baltimore that went viral. We’re moving to DC, writes Chelsea Eats Treats. The NoMa area. It’s the parents that are moving in with this Millennial writer. The Blog at Huffington Post. New York Times messes up another visit to DC. Young & Hungry. (Strong, headline screaming language warning. Hint: ‘Messes’ is our word.). The 10 best big cities for educated millennials puts DC on top. Business Insider.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    13 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you’re going to throw a party, the night before Mother’s Day is a good time to do so. But I do have a law degree. Mirror (monitor) mirror (monitor) on the wall. The Marvelous Real. DC is number two in the nation as worst city to drive in. Mobility Lab. The art of sanitation (trucks). Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space. A review of DC doughnuts and fried chicken. Ice Cream U Scream.
 
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    FishbowlDC Feed

  • Carly Fiorina Gets Corrected On-Air By MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell

    Damon Marx
    27 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    If Carly Fiorina is gonna continue to troll Hillary Clinton, it seems advisable to start pay attention to the things the Democratic candidate actually says. In a sit down interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO made the claim that the former Secretary of State had never addressed her affirmative vote on the Iraq war to the media — a claim that is categorically false. \"Every single Republican candidate has been asked about their vote for the war in Iraq,\" Fiorina told Mitchell. \"The one person who’s not been asked because, she won’t answer…
  • SKDKnickerbocker Adds Three VPs

    Damon Marx
    27 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    SKDKnickerbocker announced the hirings of three new vice presidents on Tuesday evening, according to a press release. Among the additions will be Kate Nocera, an award-winning congressional reporter, who will be joining their Washington public affairs team, as well as political and communications veterans, Jaclyn Rothenberg and Maureen Shanahan, who are joining their New York City team. \"We are thrilled that Kate, Jaclyn and Maureen are joining our world-class team,\" said Hilary Rosen, managing director of SKDKnickerbocker, in the statement. \"Kate’s unique experience as a reporter…
  • Rand Paul Lashes Out at Bill Kristol

    Damon Marx
    27 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    On Wednesday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) responded to criticism from The Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol with some scathing remarks about whether the neo-conservative political analyst is out of touch with the modern GOP. “Some Republicans like Bill Kristol, who is on the show a good bit, would say and he has said that you stand with Keith Ellison,” said the show’s co-host Joe Scarborough, referring to Kristol’s comments on ABC’s “This Week.” “He’s a bit confused on things and when…
  • FBI Releases Ben Bradlee’s File

    Corinne Grinapol
    27 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    The FBI released its 52-page file on storied Washington Post editor Benjamin Bradlee, who passed away on Oct. 21 at the age of 93. The file was made public thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request, according to Politico‘s Nick Gass. The FBI’s notes begin in 1951, when Bradlee was applying to work for the Voice of America. The FBI didn’t find anything problematic with Bradlee then, though it did note his working with “some other young liberals who were interested in breaking up a newspaper monopoly in Manchester, N.H.” A decade later, the bureau apparently…
  • Travis Waldron Joins HuffPost’s DC Bureau as Sports Reporter

    Damon Marx
    27 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    Travis Waldron, a sports reporter for ThinkProgress, has been hired by Huffington Post, according to a memo Wednesday morning from senior political reporter and politics managing editor, Amanda Terkel. Waldron covered the intersection between sports and politics/culture for ThinkProgress, including a scathing piece on Daniel Snyder’s ongoing crusade to preserve the Washington Redskins’ nickname — regarded by many as a racial slur. Below is the full memo from Terkel. We’re excited to announce that Travis Waldron will be joining the DC bureau as a sports reporter…
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    Frozen Tropics

  • Trinidad Neighborhood Association Community Clean-Up 5/30

    27 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    You can learn more about the Trinidad Neighborhood Association on their website.Joe Cole Rec is located at 1299 Neal Street.Trinidad Rec is located at 1310 Childress Street.
  • Joe Englert to Open Beer Garden/Coffee Roastery w/ Bouldering on Mt. Olivet

    26 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Google image of 1240 Mt. Olivet RoadThe Washington Business Journal reports details on Joe Englert's latest venture that combines beer, coffee, and bouldering...and is next to Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The property is at 1240 Mt. Olivet Road and is the former home of Strauss Photo Technical Service. This is on the Ivy City side of Mt. Olivet Road (pretty much across the street from Kovak's). A beer garden at this location is sure to draw the attention of ANC 5D Commissioners, but please note that it is actually located in ANC 5C04 (Jackie Manning's SMD). Proximity alone will almost certainly mean…
  • Tweets, Info, & Audio From the 5/12 ANC 5D Meeting

    22 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    I wanted to make sure to get this post out in time for people to review it preparation for tonight's special ANC 5D meeting that takes place at 7pm at 1805 Bladensburg Road. I assembled some tweets and helpful details about the meeting and put them into Storify. You can also listen to the entire meeting (which ran nearly FIVE HOURS) on the Ward 5 Archive.[View the story "ANC 5D Meeting 5/12/15" on Storify]
  • Sign-Up for the JO Wilson Farm to Family CSA Program

    20 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    Image courtesy of the JO Wilson Farm to Family CSA Program Interested in a CSA AND want to help a local school? The JO Wilson (660 K Street) Farm to Family CSA Program could be a good fit for you. The food deliveries start May 27th, so you should turn in your form ASAP if this is the CSA for you (they ask for form submission by tomorrow).This year they also have an option where for $50 you can rent a vertical edible garden tower. You plant it, harvest it, and replant it. They water and maintain it. It holds up to 24 herbs or vegetable plants of your choice. Contact Niraj Ray at…
  • Shooting in the 1900 Block of I Street

    19 May 2015 | 4:20 am
    From the MPD-5D Yahoo! group:On Monday, May 18, 2015, at approximately 10:51 pm, Fifth District officers responded to the 1900 block of EYE Street, Northeast for a shooting. The responding officers discovered a subject suffering from a single gunshot.  The subject was transported to an area hospital for treatment.Anyone who has information is encouraged to call (202) 727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the Text Tip Line by text messaging 50411.DC Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest…
 
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    just up the pike

  • as silver spring urbanizes, neighbors disagree on who "belongs" in a civic association

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Some members of a Silver Spring civic association recently tried to keep their new neighbors from joining. While residents rejected the measure, the fact that the issue got consideration at all illustrates how people disagree on who "belongs" in urbanizing communities. The new townhouses rise behind single-family homes in Seven Oaks-Evanswood. All photos by the author.The Seven Oaks-Evanswood Civic Association (SOECA) sits in the shadow of downtown Silver Spring, just a few blocks from the Metro station. Nearly all of its 220 households live in single-family homes, though the association…
  • to make people-friendly streets, think beyond just cars

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    To make streets that are safe and comfortable for everyone rather than just speeding drivers, we need to measure them differently. In Montgomery County, one councilmember has a few suggestions on how to do that. The way we measure traffic makes it hard to create bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly streets like Woodglen Drive in White Flint. All photos by the author.Like many places around the country, Montgomery County uses two tests of congestion: Level of Service (LOS), which measures how many cars can go through an intersection, and Critical Lane Volume (CLV), which measures how many cars…
  • 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…
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