Tag: Washington (DC)

Trump Again Asks Supreme Court to Bar Release of His Financial Records

WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to hear a second case concerning a subpoena to his accounting firm for his financial records. The new petition, objecting to a subpoena from a House committee, follows a petition filed last month about a similar subpoena from Manhattan prosecutors. Both cases are moving fast, […]

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Read Nancy Pelosi’s Remarks on Articles of Impeachment

Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked House leaders to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. The following is a transcript of her remarks as prepared by The New York Times. SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: Good morning. Let us begin where our founders began in 1776. When in the course of human events it becomes necessary […]

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Trump Impeachment Report Released by House Panel

WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released a report documenting the impeachment case against President Trump, laying out the conclusions of its inquiry into allegations that he abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to help him in the 2020 presidential election and then impeded attempts by Congress to investigate. The report is based […]

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Gladiators of Impeachment: How 2 Lawyers Got the Case

WASHINGTON — On the day in June 2018 that President Trump declared he had the “absolute right” to pardon himself, Daniel S. Goldman met Representative Adam B. Schiff in a classic Washington way: They struck up a conversation in the green room at MSNBC. The men, both Democrats, had plenty to talk about. Both former […]

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Second Amendment Case May Fizzle Out at the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s first Second Amendment case in nearly a decade may not end up changing anything, judging from questioning at arguments on Monday that focused largely on whether the repeal of a New York City law made the case challenging it moot. “What’s left of this case?” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked. […]

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Forever President Barack Obama Warns 2020 Democrats Voters ‘Don’t Want to See Crazy Stuff’

Will some that old black magic work this time around? One can only hope it does. If any one can make it happen, it would be Barack Hussein Obama. Black America’s Forever President made an appearance at a Washington D.C. fundraiser Friday night. Advertisement There, he doled out some advice to a room of well-heeled […]

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Degas: A Superfan at the Opera, Where Art Tips Into Obsession

PARIS — You’ll find them up in the balcony, or in standing room, silently mouthing the libretto or humming along with the score. These are the superfans: the compulsive lovers of opera or ballet or theater who see every performance; who travel from city to city for Marilyn Horne or Mikhail Baryshnikov; who know every […]

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What you need to know before impeachment hearings on Wednesday

Make no mistake about it: Democrats all but acknowledge there will be a vote to impeach President Donald Trump. But this week, and the hearings that follow, mark an enormously important piece of that process. Democrats on the investigating committees make clear they already believe they have the evidence to move forward with impeachment. These hearings will serve as […]

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Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Relatives to Sue Gun Maker

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it would not hear an appeal in a case seeking to pierce firearm manufacturers’ legal immunity in the aftermath of shootings, allowing relatives of victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School to sue Remington Arms Co., maker of the rifle used there, in Connecticut courts. The case, Remington […]

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‘I Have Waited 68 Years to See This’: How Honor Flights Help Veterans Reflect

In 2004, shortly after the national World War II Memorial was completed, Earl Morse, a retired Air Force captain working at the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Springfield, Ohio, realized that many of the veterans he knew would never get to see it. So he persuaded pilots at his local flying club to ferry […]

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I Never Expected to Protest the Vietnam War While on Active Duty

[At War is a newsletter about the experiences and costs of war. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Friday.] I never expected that I would be a soldier, or that I would protest the Vietnam War while on active duty, or that I would sue the Army in federal court […]

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It Turns Out, Hip-Hop Will Probably Always Be the Love of My Life

A few weeks back, I attended an album talk for noted hip-hop lyricist and producer Pharaohe Monch’s 1999 album, Internal Affairs (released on seminal label, Rawkus Records), at The REACH, the new arts and culture center that’s part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The talk was a […]

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Library of Congress Announces New Exhibit, Book Telling Rosa Parks’ Story In Her Own Words

For decades, we’ve been told of the courage and fortitude of Rosa Parks. Now, for the first time ever, the story of the woman who invigorated the Civil Rights Movement will be shared in her own words. On Dec. 5, the Library of Congress will debut the first exhibit of the Rosa Parks Collection: “Rosa […]

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Trump to Host the Nationals, Putting Aside Fans’ Boos

WASHINGTON — For once, President Trump is showing no hard feelings. A week after being booed at Nationals Park, the president will host the Washington Nationals at the White House on Monday to celebrate an improbable come-from-behind World Series victory that has united an otherwise polarized nation’s capital. But not every member of the championship […]

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DC prepares for the Nationals’ victory parade after winning their first World Series

It’s been a little over a year since the Washington Capitals took home the Stanley Cup and partied their way through the nation’s capital. Now, Washington is preparing for another victory parade. The Washington Nationals beat all the odds this week and won the team’s very first World Series against the Houston Astros — the team with the best […]

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Make Go-Go D.C.’s Official Music

African drums have been criminalized around the world for centuries. Even as freedom from slavery was on the horizon, the drums were irritating white power structures. In the summer of 1838, a white Presbyterian minister living in Jamaica complained that enslaved people had organized a “ball” and that their “singing and drumming and dancing disturbed […]

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Dave Chappelle, Subversive and Charming, Wins Mark Twain Prize for Comedy

WASHINGTON — Dave Chappelle, in the words of Jon Stewart, a former Comedy Central colleague, is the “black Bourdain.” “He’s the man that seeks out people and experience and knowledge and wants to touch it and feel it and be with it on the ground,” Mr. Stewart said at the Kennedy Center Sunday night, referring […]

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Trump Organization Is Thinking of Selling the Lease to Its Controversial DC Hotel

Amid criticism that Donald Trump has been wrongly profiting from his swank Washington, D.C., hotel, the Trump Organization now is reportedly thinking of selling the lease it holds on it. “People are objecting to us making so much money on the hotel, and therefore we may be willing to sell,” Trump’s son Eric, an executive […]

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The Long, Complicated Road to Nationals Fever

So, what do you do when your hometown baseball team goes to the World Series for the first time since 1933? You call your old high school buddy and ask, “Hey, do you still have that baseball that Walter Johnson signed?” You proudly post a picture of your autographed Frank Howard baseball card on Facebook. […]

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Missing From Friday’s World Series Lineup in Washington: The President

WASHINGTON — All of red-shirt-wearing, baby-shark-clapping Washington will be at Nationals Park on Friday night as the nation’s capital hosts its first World Series in 86 years, or at least as much of the city as can squeeze into the stadium. But missing the action will be Washington’s most famous transplant resident. President Trump, who […]

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Ed Clark, Pioneering Abstract Expressionist Painter, Dies at 93

Ed Clark, an African-American expressionist painter who used a broom and bold colors to capture the natural world and to convey emotions about the racial injustice of the 1960s, earning him international acclaim, has died. He was 93 and lived in Detroit. His death was announced Friday by Hauser & Wirth, which represents Mr. Clark […]

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