Tag: Washington (DC)

Dems Say Trump Has a ‘Meltdown’ After House Rebuke of His Syria Policy; Pelosi Says He Needs Prayer

Maybe it was seeing House Republicans give him the thumbs-down on his pullout game in Syria that pushed him over the edge, but Donald Trump reportedly had a “meltdown” while meeting Wednesday with Democratic congressional leadership after the vote. As CNN reports: “He was insulting, particularly to [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi]. She kept her cool […]

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Trump Stuns Grieving Britons: Meet the Suspect in Your Son’s Death

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he had tried unsuccessfully to arrange a White House meeting between the parents of a teenager killed in an August crash in Britain and the American driver involved in the crash. The parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, met with Mr. Trump in the Oval Office Tuesday […]

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Supremes to Review Whether Lee Boyd Malvo, Serving Life as Accomplice to the DC Sniper, Deserves a New Sentence

The nation’s highest court on Wednesday is set to review the life sentences handed down in the early aughts to a then-teenage Lee Boyd Malvo, convicted of multiple murders as an active accomplice of John Allen Muhammad, the serial killer known as the D.C. Sniper; a review that has even won the support of some […]

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8 Thoughts I Had While Getting My First Professional Massage

Last Saturday—October 12—was my one-year wedding anniversary. My wife and I made a whole day out of it, doing lunch, dinner and getting our staycation on at a hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., and hitting up a speakeasy for the nightcap. One thing we did early in the day was a couple’s massage at a […]

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The Effort to Discredit the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher This week, we’re producing episodes of “The Daily” from The New York Times’s Washington bureau. The impeachment inquiry is entering a pivotal phase as Congress returns from recess. The White House’s strategy to block the investigation […]

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Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Depends Where You Are

Since 2015, several Council members in the District of Columbia have attempted to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. On four different occasions, the measure petered out and died. This year, Council member David Grosso tried a new approach, introducing emergency legislation and undermining the control of the chairman. The approach worked. A majority […]

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Will Puerto Rico Still Be Allowed to Govern Itself?

In 1947, Congress passed and President Harry Truman signed a law giving the people of Puerto Rico the right to elect their own governor. Until then, all territories of the United States, including Puerto Rico, had been governed by men appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Most governors had been known more […]

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Jumbo Shrimp and Lobster Tails: D.C.’s Fund-Raising Hot Spots

WASHINGTON — Night after night in Washington, you can find lobbyists and deep-pocketed donors plowing through chafing-dish chow at political fund-raisers held at the city’s hot spots, like James Beard-awarded outposts and waterfront behemoths. Filings with the Federal Election Commission, in which federal candidates report campaign financial activity, show what a big business it is. […]

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This Is My Third Season Not Watching the NFL. Here’s How My Life Has Changed Since I Stopped

Photo: Thearon W. Henderson (Getty Images) Back in 2017, I decided to give up watching NFL games for various reasons. Chief among them was that I didn’t like how the NFL was treating Colin Kaepernick in the wake of his nonviolent protests against police brutality and the (what appeared to me to be clear) collusion […]

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Trump-Loving D.C. Police Group Books Party at Trump Hotel and Black Cops Are Mad AF

Demonstrators gather in front of the newly opened Trump International Hotel to protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and what they say are his racist, sexist and anti-immigration positions Sept. 12, 2016 in Washington, D.C.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) After publicly supporting Donald Trump’s run for Commander in Chief and endorsing a Hillary Clinton-hating […]

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14 Answers to the Impeachment Inquiry, and What May Come Next

After House Democrats took the extraordinary step this week of initiating a formal impeachment inquiry, numerous questions have arisen about the complicated process, and how it could play out for President Trump. We asked readers what they wanted to know about the inquiry and received nearly 1,300 questions. Our reporters in Washington have answered a […]

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The Era of Polite Climate Activism Is Dead and Buried

On Friday, climate activists around the world, led by teenagers and adolescents, staged a strike, demanding action from legislators and the other powers-that-be to drastically reduce carbon emissions and ensure a just future. Mass protests shut down the normal functioning of business in cities large and small. Everyone knew it was coming: Some school districts […]

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Climate Protesters Snarl Traffic but Washington Still Goes to Work

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Climate activists had pledged to bring the nation’s capital to a standstill Monday morning. That did not quite happen, but the blockades of major intersections, street dances and a smattering of arrests continued the effort by protesters to […]

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Candace Owens Is At It Again, Coming Out Her Black Face to Whitesplain Away the Impact of White Supremacy

Candace Owens on Capitol Hill earlier this year in April 2019, when she told Congress white nationalism wasn’t a thing. Now, she’s back at it, telling lawmakers Sept. 20, 2019, that white supremacy is of no concern to minorities.Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty) And she’s back. Auntie Ruckus, aka black conservative commentator Candace Owens, was back […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Just Turned Himself into a Congressional Piñata

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. WASHINGTON — After spending the last few years on an apology tour for various scandals, Mark Zuckerberg is now allowing some of his loudest critics to take their swings at him preemptively. In a series of rapid-fire meetings starting Wednesday night, the […]

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Sam Gilliam Unfurls an Exuberant Rainbow at Dia:Beacon

BEACON, N.Y. — Sam Gilliam, an abstract painter of 85, proves that optical prettiness can have depth. A longtime resident of Washington, he is loosely associated with color-field painting, which once turned our nation’s capital into a capital of contemporary art. There is no easy way to explain how a city whose architecture and statuary […]

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Salvadorans, Washington’s Builders, Face Expulsion Under Trump

A few minutes before going to work deep beneath Washington’s streets, the Salvadoran construction workers checked off the projects they had built for the city’s residents: storm water tunnels, new Metro lines and train stations, and shuttles at Dulles International Airport. Now these workers are at risk of losing their jobs and being removed from […]

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