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Striking workers have shut down some fast food businesses at a federal office building in Washington. The strikes have also shut down food places at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum as well as four businesses in the food court of the Ronald Reagan Building.
These one-day strikes are a part of a series of strikes by fast food workers around the country who say they can no longer make a living on a less than $10 per hour [...]
President Barack Obama is looking to rally support from the public and law enforcement community in order to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks for gun buyers.
Obama will pitch his proposals in Minnesota on Monday, where officials have been studying ways to reduce gun-related attacks for years. This will be the first time Obama has proposed his controversial gun campaign outside of Washington.
Obama revealed his gun proposal last month in response to the shooting in Newton [...]
February 1, 2013
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In 2012, after a five-year wait, a bill authored by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) and back by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) was unanimously voted upon to have the Frederick Douglass statue placed on Capitol Hill. “I think it is a really good way to show how a long time residence of Dc and advocate for voting rights is remembered,” said Ka’mal McClarin, curator at the Frederick Douglass National Historic [...]
July 24, 2012
By Ceci Ferrara
The weekend started out poorly for the Nationals, who blew a 9-0 lead to division rival Atlanta on Friday night.
It seemed like a runaway for Washington, who led nine-zip into the sixth inning. Until then Washington had dominated on offense, assisting starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg who had struggled with control early in the game but nonetheless had kept Atlanta scoreless.
All of that changed in the sixth, when Strasburg struggled and gave up four runs [...]
Due to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Washington, D.C. will continue its efforts to implement the new law at the local level. Leaders in the nation’s capital, nearly all Democrats, have already moved expeditiously to continue the implementation of Obamacare. Legislation creating a health insurance exchange became law in December 2011, and D.C. officials hope to have the exchange fully operational sometime in 2013.
The D.C. Council Committee will consider nominees to the board [...]
The Washington, D.C. Council selected Phil Mendelson as interim chairman of the scandal-scarred D.C. Council, swearing to restore trust in a legislative body that has lost two significant members this year to criminal convictions. Harry Thomas Jr. was charged with embezzling city funds and sentenced to three years in prison, and former council chairman Kwame Brown pleaded guilty to felony bank fraud charges and a misdemeanor, and is scheduled for sentencing in September.
As Mendelson’s colleagues voted unanimously to inaugurate [...]
According to a survey from Jalopnik, D.C. is the ninth most torturous place to try to keep a car. Congestion isn’t the only reason the D.C. Metropolitan region is on the list of worst places to own a car in the U.S. The survey justifies the ranking and says roads are confusing and seem designed to stop traffic. The survey also finds that nobody has the slightest clue how to drive in D.C.
Ahead of the nation’s capital in [...]
Fans at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. witnessed a 101-73 win on Monday night as the Washington Wizards beat the Charlotte Bobcats. As the proud home game of the season unfolded, the man responsible for bringing all of those players to Washington rested comfortably with the knowledge that he would be given the chance to continue building the team. According to two officials who spoke on Monday anonymously, Ernie Grunfeld will return to the Wizards as the president.
President Barack Obama will pay his respects at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. on Holocaust Remembrance Day. The White House reports that President Obama will discuss his administration’s strategy to prevent and respond to mass atrocities and address the United States’ pledge to “never again” allow genocide to happen.
President Obama will also take a tour of the memorial museum. Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel will introduce the president. Later in the day, [...]
A Washington, D.C. businessman, Jeffrey E. Thompson, at the center of a federal investigation into campaign finance, has stepped down as chairman of his health-care company, and there are reportedly indications that he is preparing to sell the company. Thompson resigned on Friday from the Board of D.C. Chartered Health Plan, which holds a profitable city contract to manage health care for low-income D.C. residents. The contract, which is worth as much as $322 million yearly, is D.C.’s largest and [...]
Space Shuttle Discovery, NASA’s oldest and most traveled shuttle, will make its final takeoff from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at daybreak on Tuesday abroad a modified jumbo jet, a NASA jetliner. Discovery is expected to soar over Washington, D.C. and the Capitol Mall as it makes its way to its permanent residence at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
Discovery is the first of the three retired space shuttles to [...]