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  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    Washington, DC News
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    At least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators are on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' At least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators are on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. Check out this story ... (more)
  • Congress' Obligation on Structured-Settlement Fraud | Commentary

    Roll Call: Daily News
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Thirty years ago, Congress changed the federal tax code to encourage the use of structured settlements by accident victims needing long-term financial security. Since then, structured settlements have seemed the ultimate success.
  • When Congress was popular

    TheHill - Top News
    Elise Viebeck
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Congress is so unpopular that voters were more positive about brussels sprouts.
  • District Line Daily: Police Pinch

    City Desk
    Perry Stein
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:50 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 D.C. police department could soon face a severe officer shortage as a wave of officers retires and other young officers leave the force for better paying jobs in the suburbs, an alarming trend for the police chief, who has said her force can't get much smaller. The flood of retirees comes 25 years after a large…
  • Carlyle Group puts an end to collusion case

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Tucker Echols
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Carlyle Group, LP has settled a lawsuit that accused it and other buyout firms of colluding on deals. Bloomberg News reported Carlyle will pay $115 million to put the matter behind it and avoid a trial. Carlyle joins Blackstone Group, KKR & Co. and TPG Capital in choosing to settle rather than fight. Combined, the firms could have faced as much as $36 billion in damages if they had lost. At issue was an accusation, first leveled in 2007, that several buyout firms had harmed shareholders by…
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    Washington, DC News

  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    At least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators are on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' At least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators are on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. Check out this story ... (more)
  • Traffic Alert: L Street closure extended until Sept. 30

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    As part of the 11th Street Bridge Project, DDOT plans to extend the closure of L Street SE, between 10th Street and 11th TRAFFIC ALERT: L Street closure extended until Sept.
  • Hearing rescheduled for DC police shooting suspect

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    A preliminary hearing set for a man accused of shooting an off-duty police officer during an attempted carjacking in August has Hearing rescheduled for DC police shooting suspect WASHINGTON -- A preliminary hearing set for a man accused of shooting an off-duty police officer during an attempted carjacking in August has Check out this story on ... (more)
  • Obama seeks to reassure jittery NATO members after Russia's invasion of Ukraine

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Having failed to stop Russia's invasion of Ukraine, President Obama heads to Europe this week to reassure NATO members that he won't let Russian President Vladimir Putin crash any gates elsewhere in Eastern Europe, even as Mr. Putin continued to do exactly that over the weekend.
  • Mitch McConnell Widens Lead Over Alison Lundergan Grimes In New Poll

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at the Whayne Supply headquarters while campaigning during a two-day bus tour of eastern Kentucky Aug. 7, 2014.
 
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    Roll Call: Daily News

  • Congress' Obligation on Structured-Settlement Fraud | Commentary

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Thirty years ago, Congress changed the federal tax code to encourage the use of structured settlements by accident victims needing long-term financial security. Since then, structured settlements have seemed the ultimate success.
  • Now Is the Time for Congress to Enact Comprehensive Mental Health Legislation | Commentary

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    As Congress returns next week from the summer recess, it's time to finally take action on comprehensive mental health reform. Nearly two years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Conn. focused attention on the nation's broken mental health system, there has been much discussion in Congress about how to improve mental health care but very little resolution.
  • What the Religious Right Doesn't Get About Religious Freedom | Commentary

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    As Congress gets ready to reconvene, there's a renewed sense of urgency in the Middle East. The Islamic State is wreaking havoc across Iraq and Syria with a frightening mission to wipe out religious minorities. This sectarian violence highlights why international envoys focused on religious freedom must become a priority in Washington.
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call's latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators.
  • Obama Approves New Strikes in Iraq

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    President Barack Obama may not have a strategy yet for striking ISIS in Syria, but he's widening his campaign against the Islamic State terror group in Iraq.
 
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    City Desk

  • District Line Daily: Police Pinch

    Perry Stein
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:50 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 D.C. police department could soon face a severe officer shortage as a wave of officers retires and other young officers leave the force for better paying jobs in the suburbs, an alarming trend for the police chief, who has said her force can't get much smaller. The flood of retirees comes 25 years after a large…
  • The Needle: Brown Almost Out of Town

    Perry Stein
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
      Legal Swan Song: It looks like Chris Brown's long-drawn out D.C. legal battles could soon be over. The singer is expected to accept a plea deal for allegedly punching a man in the face outside the W Hotel downtown last October. That means D.C. could be spared a trial spectacle and more Chris Brown sightings. +3 Four-Day Weekend: Students at Glen Burnie elementary school were sent home early today after animal control crews were unable to catch a feral cat running loose inside the building. You're welcome, children. +2 Holiday in the Sun: It looks like there will be some clouds…
  • District Line Daily: McDonnell Trial’s Final Scenes

    Perry Stein
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:05 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. Grab your popcorn: Closing arguments are set to begin today in the always-entertaining corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wifeand they're expected to be long. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: In the past two weeks, there have been three reported incidents of flashing on Metro. [News4] Dupont's…
  • Photo: Tiger

    Matt Dunn
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F NW, Aug. 28th.
  • The Needle: Luddite Dan

    Perry Stein
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
      Man of the People: Dan Snyder does not have email. Seriously, Dan Snyder does not have email. This could explain, well, a whole lot. -5 The Little Bookstore That Could: Politics & Prose will be the official bookseller at the National Book Festival—the first time in the festival's 14-year history that an independent bookstore has won the contract. Barnes & Noble had the role for the last 13 years. +3 One of the Last Goodbyes: The Corcoran Gallery officially closes in October for extensive renovations. But before it does, some locals are hosting a "Farewell Hug" for…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • Carlyle Group puts an end to collusion case

    Tucker Echols
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Carlyle Group, LP has settled a lawsuit that accused it and other buyout firms of colluding on deals. Bloomberg News reported Carlyle will pay $115 million to put the matter behind it and avoid a trial. Carlyle joins Blackstone Group, KKR & Co. and TPG Capital in choosing to settle rather than fight. Combined, the firms could have faced as much as $36 billion in damages if they had lost. At issue was an accusation, first leveled in 2007, that several buyout firms had harmed shareholders by…
  • How do you spell economic strength? T-a-x-e-s

    Tucker Echols
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    There are many measures of a strengthening economy. A bigger take by the tax man is surely one of them. A new study by Ernst & Young and the Center on State Taxation shows state and local tax revenue from businesses nationwide grew 4.3 percent in 2013, to $671 billion, according to The Washington Post, up from 2012 growth of 3.9 percent. And the Washington area's businesses are part of that growth spurt as well. The taxes paid by District, Maryland and Virginia businesses increased 3.8 percent…
  • A breach in Apple's iCloud? Alleged intimate celebrity photos may tell

    Bob Niedt
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    Big questions surround Apple's iCloud photo and data-storage service after a slew of private photos, most notability those of celebrities in the buff, appeared online over the weekend, Bloomberg and other media outlets report. The theft of photos may have come from a breach in security of Apple's notoriously difficult-to-hack storage service. Apple now says that breach has been patched and access denied. Allegedly hacked were passwords and the email accounts of celebrities, but the email addresses…
  • It's all about the jobs for the University of Maryland's new Carey School of Law dean

    Rick Seltzer
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Donald B. Tobin has jobs on his mind, even though he's only been in his own new job as dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law for less than two months. Tobin, who started as dean in Baltimore July 1 after Maryland Carey Law's former dean left to become chancellor at Rutgers University-Camden, came out with his new priorities this week. Jobs topped the list. It's a focus that comes against the background of a job market widely regarded as tough for new lawyers. The unemployment…
  • 8 things to start your Tuesday, and Dan Snyder plays defense in a TV special about his NFL team's nickname

    Bob Niedt
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    Good morning and welcome to your Tuesday(it just feels like Monday). Here's some of your business: 1. AM News Talkers: ESPN appears to be taking a deep dive into Washington's NFL team and its controversial nickname in a special to air at 11 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN 2. "Outside the Lines Special Report: Washington's Nickname — An NFL Dilemma" will explore both sides of the issue, and it will feature an in-depth interview with the team's owner, Dan Snyder, explaining why he's standing firm on the name…
 
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    WTOP News - Business Stories

  • 1-800-FLOWERS buying Harry & David for $142.5M

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million to help broaden the assortment of foods that its customers can choose as gifts.
  • Norwegian to buy luxury cruise operator Prestige

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Norwegian Cruise Line is getting into the luxury cruise business by acquiring Prestige Cruises International in a deal worth about $3 billion.
  • Dominion, Duke to build $5B natural gas pipeline

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
  • Shares mostly rise while dollar gains on euro, yen

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    World stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings later this week in Europe and Japan as well as U.S. employment figures. The dollar extended its rally against the euro and the yen on expectations the Fed will be the first major central bank to raise interest rates.
  • Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.
 
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    The Fix

  • One of the most damning political ads you’ll see this year

    Aaron Blake
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    As our own Philip Rucker first reported last week, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is the latest senator to be confronted by questions about just how much she actually lives in her home state. Where Landrieu differs from others who have faced similar questions, though, is that she has routinely worked on issues important to the […]
  • After flirting with doves, the GOP returns to the hawks

    Aaron Blake
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Remember when the Republican Party was quickly shifting toward a new brand of Rand Paul-esque foreign policy non-interventionism? No more. Less than a year ago, just 18 percent of GOPers said that the United States does “too little” when it comes to helping solve the world’s problems, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Today, that number has […]
  • Rick Perry makes a Twitter ‘oops’

    Chris Cillizza
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    On Sunday night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry tweeted this image out from his personal @governorperry Twitter account accompanied by the text "A2": That tweet was deleted and @governorperry then tweeted this: A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down. — […]
  • Summer is almost over. Here’s what you should read to get ready for the elections this fall.

    Jaime Fuller
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Labor Day is almost here, which means the 2014 midterms are only slightly more than two months away. Unfortunately, political consultants have not found a way to make summer not precede fall, so it is likely that you and many of your fellow voters haven't paid much attention to politics or polls since the solstice. Fortunately […]
  • Who had the worst week in Washington?

    Chris Cillizza
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    When is a house a home? That’s the question Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.) confronted this past week when The Washington Post’s Phil Rucker reported that the Democratic incumbent’s listed address in New Orleans is in fact her parents’ home. Landrieu lives, primarily, in Washington — in a $2.5 million house she and her husband, Frank […]
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • NLRB goes rogue against small business

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Labor Day provides the opportunity to evaluate those government agencies that impact the workplace, and gauge if they are helping or hurting the employment situation in America.In the six Labor Days since President Obama took office, his appointees...
  • Clinton's Ferguson comments come too late

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    The political world now reacts to the long-awaited reaction by Hillary Clinton to a national crisis that caught fire in a city in the heart of our country — two weeks ago. Clinton's decision to comment on the killing of an unarmed teenager, Michael...
  • Why the US swaps prisoners but doesn't pay ransom

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The recent report that the United States refused to pay ransom to the kidnappers of journalist James Foley, only weeks before it released Taliban prisoners in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, has caused confusion about American policy. On the...
  • Transfer students are losing time and money

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Are you thinking of transferring colleges? Depending on the school, you might be better off flushing the cash for your first year's tuition down the toilet and starting from scratch at the new school.A new report released this month by the...
  • The executive action Obama should take on immigration

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    President Obama is currently planning numerous executive actions on immigration. White House spokesman Shawn Turner said, "[t]he president has not made a decision regarding next steps, but he believes it's important to understand and consider the...
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    News

  • Obama's approval at record low in Calif.

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    President Obama’s approval rating has fallen to a record low in California, with fewer than half the voters in the Democratic stronghold approving of the way he has handled his job for the first time since 2011.Just 45 percent of California voters...
  • Obama to press Congress on minimum wage boost

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    President Obama on Monday will tout the progress made since the economic collapse during Labor Day remarks in Milwaukee.A White House official said Obama will also honor working Americans and will reaffirm his commitment to ensure more Americans can...
  • Cruz dismisses talk of government shutdown over immigration

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) late Saturday shrugged off the idea that Republicans would shut down the federal government if President Obama took executive action on immigration reform.“There is one person and one person only talking about shutting down...
  • Sunday show wrap-up: ISIS dominates

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
      ISIS McCain: Obama ‘either in denial or overwhelmed’ The Republican senator said he is "astounded" by recent comments from the president.  http://ow.ly/AUCyW Rep. Rogers: Obama’s foreign policy ‘in freefall’ The House...
  • Feinstein: Obama ‘too cautious’ on ISIS

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said that President Obama has perhaps been “too cautious” in confronting the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).“I think I've learned one thing about this president, and that is he...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • GIVEAWAY: FROZEN Disney on Ice in Fairfax, VA

    Jessica McFadden
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Disney on Ice Brings FROZEN to the Rink We are big, huge, massive fans of Disney on Ice at our house. We are also in the midst of a full-blown, unbelievable Frozen obsession (it has been going strong since Thanksgiving.) I know we are not alone. So it is pretty exciting that Disney on Ice […]
  • Ropes Course for Kids at Terrapin Adventures in Savage Mill

    Jessica McFadden
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Terrapin Adventures in Savage Mill, Maryland has added a Terrapin Explorers course for kids age 5-9. My Charlie and Eve were some of the first kids to try out the new course on opening day, and they were dazzled by the experience. Both of my kids are a little tentative when it comes to heights […]
  • Marvel Universe LIVE! Coming to DC and Fairfax

    Jessica McFadden
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Marvel Universe Live! Arrives in D.C. Area Sept. 4 – 21 Performances featuring your favorite Marvel characters at both the Verizon Center and Patriot Center Marvel Universe LIVE! is an action-packed entertainment show for families featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production. The show is flying into the nation’s capital with performances […]
  • GIVEAWAY: Cirque du Soleil AMALUNA at National Harbor, 4 Tickets

    Jessica McFadden
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    My family and I attended our first ever Cirque du Soleil performance, Amaluna, and we were awestruck. Would you like to go, too? Amaluna is at National Harbor Washington DC until September 21.  Amaluna is Cirque du Soleil’s 32nd production and the artistic company will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2014. For the first time in Cirque […]
  • GIVEAWAY: Rio Washingtonian Family Date Night – Share the Love

    Jessica McFadden
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    One of the most perfect days my kids and I have spent this summer was on our family fun “date” at RIO Washingtonian in Gaithersburg. There are so many options for family fun! In one blissful afternoon, my children and I Had a yummy lunch at Potbelly Sandwich Works Took a turn on the beautiful brand […]
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Collective Action is one of the best blogs in DC. The voices are authentic and the stories are very troubling. Its strength is illustrated in stories such as this one: “I’ve been harassed a few times on DC Metro, but there’s only one time I went home & cried” Jimbo.info reports from the front lines of job search DC: Particular blogger skills come in handy sometimes. An argument for what may be one of the better pizza slice deals in DC. DC Outlook. A photographic tour of the Wydown. arielmin. Ghosts of DC has a 1920 photo with an expansive view of the Union Station area.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The craft beer craze has arrived in DC. A report from beer week. DC Rocks. A very interesting weekend: Frankfurt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain. Broken suitcase, too. DC Rainmaker. A Russian birthday at the Russian restaurant Mari Vanna. Christine’s Circles. Econo-Girl says that since Netflix started paying a toll to the cable companies, her Facebook has slowed down. What’s your experience? Carbonated cold brew coffee is here, and it’s delicious, writes Endless Simmer. Not many men write about shaving, but Nobrainer’s Think Tank takes the subject on and explains his choice of…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Ok, this may the first time someone has included photos of the bathroom along with the food in a review. Hungry Lobbyist. A letter to a recently engaged ex-boyfriend. Unemployed Kat. Some very nice work by Exposed DC‘s Featured Instagrammer: Jen Burnett. The impact of the new $11.50 minimum wage on DC’s workers explained by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Human Ties, the official blog of theh Humanities Council of DC, looks at urban farming in the District, past and present.
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Editor’s note: This is an expanded, updated, version of DC Blogs Noted from Thur. Many new, some old, no change in heading photo. Something, one-time perhaps, different. DC Summer Interns has vignettes about things Interns do and say. Some are funny, such as the ID on the bathing suit. DC on Heels is one of the more interesting DC websites. It interviews people on the street, and people are asked to talk about their clothing styles and fashion sense. It does a wonderful job with video. Kelly the Culinarian knew American journalist Jim Foley. She writes that he “was easily the…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Marie’s Cafe quits Twitter, Facebook and its parade of child and pet photos. Lucent Moments has many nice photos from the Clarke County Fair. A recent grad describes the lack of jobs, the increasing debt and pressure. A Wash of Paint. DC Wrapped Dates orders in from Donburi. Some Kind of Wonderful shares her wedding photos (Follow link in post to photographer’s site) Note: For those looking for Google’s Blog Search, it’s now here. There’s no apparent explanation for this unannounced change.
 
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    FishbowlDC

  • Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 9.2.14

    Nick Massella
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. TVNewser Chelsea Clinton Leaving NBC News FishbowlNY Bauer Media Creates Digital Division GalleyCat Infinite Jest Adapted in Lego 10,000 Words Grading the Media on Ferguson Coverage TVSpy Accused Sacramento Anchor Makes First Appearance in Court Lost Remote #LaborLive: Animal Planet Streaming Live Births for Holiday Weekend FishbowlDC Longtime Meet the Press EP Betsy Fischer Martin To Depart NBC News SocialTimes 5 Fun Tips and Tricks for Better iPhone Photography AllFacebook Facebook Announces News…
  • Tuesday Morning Splash

    Austin Price
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    What’s Happening — What Will Drive the Future of Global Health? at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 3 p.m. — War of Words: The Impact of Russian State Television Propaganda on the Russian Internet at the Elliot School of International Affairs, 4 p.m. The Revolving Door Know someone starting or leaving a job? Let us know. Fishbowl Fun Fact One third of divorce filings in the US contain the word “Facebook.” Front Page of the Day New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams Welcome Chuck Todd

    Nick Massella
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    During the final Sunday before Chuck Todd takes over as moderator of NBC’s ”Meet the Press,” the network introduced its newest chapter, with Todd in the seat most recently filled by the ousted David Gregory. Andrea Mitchell introduces Todd, and the segment airs clips of him being called upon for interviews over the years, followed by commentary from family members including his wife and his mother and colleagues Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams. WATCH:  New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • Sunday Morning Show Quotes – 8.31.14

    Nick Massella
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Andrea Mitchell on comments made by President Obama in January that ISIS is ‘the JV team’ : “Well, I think it’s wrong too. I think it’s a major varsity team, if you want to use those kinds of monikers. But I see nothing that compares with its viciousness. I’ve been on the intelligence committee now since before 9/11, and I’ve watched this evolution of non-state actors into world terror very carefully and closely.” “And this is really the first group that has the…
  • Afternoon Lede Check – 8.29.14

    Nick Massella
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Pentagon faces questions on why there’s no strategy to defeat ISIS (Washington Examiner). White House refuses to set deadline for immigration action (The Hill). Defense to give closing argument in ex-Va. governor trial (CBS 9). From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
 
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    Frozen Tropics

  • A Few Photos From Saturday's Ferguson Protest

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    Around 7:30pm Saturday protestors took to the street to air their displeasure with the recent killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A group of maybe 200-300 people (I am TERRIBLE at estimating crowd size) marched up and down the length of the H Street Corridor. Police cars drove in front of the protestors, and also brought up the rear of the procession. The protestors blocked traffic while marching through the street, and they drew sidewalk crowds of onlookers snapping cell phone pictures. More coverage from the Washington Post.
  • MPD Steps Up Anti-Littering Efforts

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    This 2005 photo shows how much of a problem litter has sometimes posed on H StreetMake sure that trash you toss winds up in the can. An errant piece could cost you a lot if you get caught. I don't think I've ever actually heard of anyone receiving a littering citation in the 13 years I've lived in the District, but perhaps that will change (a girl can dream). Press release after the jump.Metropolitan Police Anti-Littering Enforcement Program Expanded Citywide(Washington, DC) – On Monday, September 1, 2014, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) launched citywide enforcement of the…
  • Grilled Cheese & Wine Pair Unexpectedly Well at The Pursuit

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    My cheddar, dijon mustard, mixed greens, and sourdough grilled cheese proved a pleasant accompaniment to a glass of rosé. This is one of many variations you can select from the build your own grilled cheese portion of the dinner menu at The Pursuit (1421 H Street). The Pursuit is a recently opened wine bar that offers a setting both social and intimate.There's a long bar and a few seats off to the side downstairs, but the upstairs portion is populated entirely with tables and couches.In addition to an ample selection of wines, The Pursuit also has a full bar, and a cocktail menu that…
  • Original Sin Pin-Up Contest at Rock & Roll Hotel

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Original Sin Cider is running a pin-up girl contest, and you can join in Tuesday at the Rock & Roll Hotel  (1353 H Street). Contestants should sign up online beforehand. Original Sin is looking for "memorable, artistic and independent women who reflect [the brand's] commitment to creativity and boldness." The winner of each city's contest will be featured in a pin-up style poster similar to the one above.
  • Danny Todd's Brings Breakfast All Day To Late Risers And Late Partiers

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:23 am
    Formerly Chef Corner Cafe, Danny Todd's (802 13th St) is a great spot on 13th St, just north of H, to get breakfast any time of day. The decor is pretty awesome. Has anyone stopped by to try Danny Todd's yet?
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    just up the pike

  • how did silver spring get its boundaries? and how would you define them?

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    You could ask five residents what Silver Spring's boundaries are and receive five different answers, ranging from a neighborhood near the DC line to a city the size of the District of Columbia itself. But how did it end up this way to begin with? The answer involves a railroad, zip codes, and possibly Marion Barry. Silver Spring, as the Census Bureau sees it. Image from Wikipedia.Unlike northeastern states where every square inch of land sits inside a municipality, or western states where cities compete for territory to access natural resources or tax revenue, much of Maryland and Virginia…
  • this could have been the silver spring transit center

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Though it remains unfinished, the Silver Spring Transit Center has been in planning since 1997. But 20 years before that, architecture students created this proposal for a giant box stretching across downtown Silver Spring. A 1970s proposal for the Silver Spring Transit Center. All images courtesy of Neil Greene.Silver Spring is one of the region's largest transportation hubs, bringing together Metro, commuter rail, local buses, intercity buses, and eventually the Purple Line and the Capital Crescent Trail. Fitting all of those pieces presents a pretty interesting design challenge, and…
  • see bus rapid transit in person at the montgomery county fair

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Bus Rapid Transit has become an increasingly popular concept for communities in the DC area, but to see it in action, you'd have to travel to Cleveland or Los Angeles. This week, you can get a glimpse of our possible future at the Montgomery County fair in Gaithersburg. Photo by betterDCregion on Flickr.Communities for Transit, a local nonprofit that promotes Montgomery County's Bus Rapid Transit plan, set up a brand-new bus to display outside the gates of the fair, which began last Saturday and runs through this Saturday, August 16. Visitors can learn about the county's concept for an…
  • wheaton plaza owner successfully blocks pedestrian path, saying it'll "bring crime"

    5 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    All over the region, malls are opening up to their surroundings, whether by redeveloping in a more urban format or simply creating more street connections. But in Wheaton, neighbors are fighting mall owners who want to close off a popular footpath. Mall owner Westfield doesn't want this desire path to become a sidewalk. All photos by the author unless noted.The neighbors call it Mt. McComas. Rising above McComas Avenue, it's a giant mound of backfill from the construction of Wheaton Plaza in 1959. Today, it's a meadow where deer roam and a well-worn dirt path delivers shoppers to Costco and…
  • in white oak, the region's east-west divide becomes an urban-suburban one

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    The DC area has long faced an east-west divide, with more of the wealth going to the west side. Increasingly, investment is also heading to urban areas over suburban ones. For struggling suburban areas on the east side, the only answer is to take on more urban features. The White Oak Shopping Center. All photos by the author unless noted.One of those places is White Oak in eastern Montgomery County, where the County Council will vote tomorrow on a plan to create a new town center. Local residents are eager to have more jobs and amenities close to home, but civic and environmental groups want…
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    Lark Turner
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
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    UrbanTurf Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    UrbanTurf is taking its annual summer break this week. Normal publishing will resume on Tuesday, September 2nd. Keep reading »
  • Two of DC’s Tiny Homes Are Heading For Greener Pastures

    Lark Turner
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Two of the tiny houses on an alley lot in Stronghold are parting ways with Brian Levy and his Minim House. Keep reading »
  • Could Seinfeld Really Pay His Rent?

    UrbanTurf Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    As you were laughing at the interplay between Monica and Rachel on the TV show Friends back in the 1990s, you may have also wondered how in the world they were able to afford such a spacious New York City apartment. Keep reading »
  • DC Area is Second-Hottest Flipping Market in the Country

    Lark Turner
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    There is new statistical evidence that furthers the conclusion that the DC area is a pretty good place to be if you're flipping houses. Keep reading »
 
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