Invoking the colonial-era demand of “no taxation without representation,” supporters say becoming a state would end Washingtonians’ status as second-class citizens because they lack representation in Congress.
Keeping a loaded gun unsecured and within easy reach of a toddler ought to be considered a criminal act of negligence. It’s time to admit that upholding a person’s right to own a gun doesn’t need to conflict with efforts to keep young children’s tiny hands away from pulling triggers.
Trump held an hour-long session with Ryan, who as speaker of the House of Representatives is the top U.S. elected Republican and can hold sway with many establishment Republicans leery of Trump. “This was our first meeting, but it was a very positive step toward unification,” Ryan and Trump said in a joint statement. The usually loquacious Trump was restrained, issuing a tweet in which he said: “Things working out really well!” before flying home to New York.
The first of Friday’s incidents began with a confrontation in a parking lot at Westfield Montgomery Mall in affluent Bethesda, Maryland, where two men and a woman were shot, police said. One of the men died, the other was in critical condition, and the woman’s life was not considered in danger, police said.
The tiny aircraft flew in low over the National Mall, whizzing past a row of trees and a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, as a group of onlookers stood by. Both houses of Congress were in session at the time.
After years of dysfunction, the state of American politics is clear: Washington, D.C. is broken, and the public is too divided to fix it. How did we reach this desperate point? Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos of Stanford University answer this question in Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Postwar America. Our extreme partisanship has less […]
By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Congress isn’t alone in trying to wrest answers out of the embattled Internal Revenue Service. The courts, public interest groups and the media are all struggling with uneven transparency and cooperation from the agency. News that the IRS cannot produce long-sought emails is rekindling complaints that […]
By Lalita Clozel, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument will emerge bruised but not broken for its reopening Monday, when visitors will once again zip up on the elevators of the capital’s tallest attraction. The 555-foot obelisk has been closed since August 2011, when a magnitude 5.8 earthquake chipped and unsettled some of […]
The Jefferson Memorial is seen across the Tidal Basin as Washington’s famous cherry blossom trees reached peak bloom Friday just in time to provide a colorful finale to the city’s spring festival, April 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
Washington (AFP) – Washington Mayor Vincent Gray lost his bid to run the U.S. capital city for a second term late Tuesday, bumped from the job by city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the D.C. Board of Elections announced challenger Bowser earned 44 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, […]
By Johanna Neuman, Los Angeles Times Robert S. Strauss, a onetime chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a Washington insider who combined earthy Texas charm with raw political power, died Wednesday. He was 95. A spokesman for Strauss’ Washington law firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, confirmed his death but would release no other […]
By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The nation’s governors are coming to Washington this weekend and they’re bringing the 2016 presidential campaign with them. As they gather Friday for the four-day National Governors Association winter meeting, the group will include a bevy of potential candidates hoping to show the political world they can get […]
By David Zucchino and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times DURHAM, N.C. — Much of the South found itself in the nastiness of a winter storm Wednesday, with needle-like freezing rain, growing piles of snow and biting temperatures that turned roads into a slippery mess, cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people and grounded […]