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Why America should envy Brexit.

In a White House briefing to conservative media members this week, I listened to President Trump respond to a question about Congress by saying that he has to get everything done without a single Democrat's vote. "They're obstructionists," he said, for emphasis. That word, "obstructionists," settled over the room like a ...

- The Week - US

Never tire of fighting for human rights, religious liberty advocate insists.

Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2017 / 04:09 pm .- Amid a rising tide of violence, imprisonment, and harassment on account of people’s religious beliefs, the United States cannot grow weary of defending religious freedom, a leading advocate insisted Wednesday. “It’s kind of a fatigue that people get on these ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Congressional Justice Awards presented during ABA Day in Washington, DC.

The American Bar Association's annual lobbying event, ABA Day, is in full swing in Washington, D.C. Through Thursday, lawyers from across the nation will convene…

- ABA Journal - US

Trump's order on national monuments decried as corporate 'give-away'.

Interior Department given narrow time frame to complete review of monuments.President Donald Trump holds up a signed Executive Order asking for a review of national monument designations at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017. CREDIT: AP Photo/Carolyn KasterPresident Donald Trump signed an ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Trump creates office that allows victims of crimes to blame immigrants.

Little victories for Trump could spell big trouble for immigrants.Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. CREDIT: Esther Yu Hsi LeeWASHINGTON, D.C. — Just a few days before President Donald Trump hits his symbolic 100-day benchmark in office, the Department of Homeland Security unveiled a new office to ...

- ThinkProgress - US

'It was a dog and pony show': Sen Tammy Duckworth torches Trump's North Korea briefing.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Wednesday poured cold water on the White House's classified briefing' on North Korea, noting the only thing Donald Trump accomplished was putting 100 people on three buses and tying up traffic in Washington D.C.' I seriously felt like I could have gotten all that in...

- The Raw Story - US

Female Syrian White Helmets Honoree Had No Hesitation To Join.

Members of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, came to Washington D.C., to accept an award from Refugees International on Tuesday night. Manal Abazeed stopped by to talk to NPR's Ari Shapiro about her work.

- NPR - US

Light up the John Oliver signal: The battle over Net Neutrality is back.

Paging John Oliver. Net neutrality is once again under fire. This time, the threat comes from the government institution that's supposed to uphold the rules , the Federal Communications Commission. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced on Wednesday that he's looking to completely gut the strong net neutrality regulations put in ...

- Mashable! - US

Rex Tillerson ghosted on his meeting with the African Union chief.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson infuriated the leader of the 55-nation African Union after backing out of their scheduled meeting at the last minute, Foreign Policy reports. Experts on African diplomacy say the snub could result in "lasting consequences and potentially burn bridges that took decades to build." People ...

- The Week - US

D.C. Area Planning 'Full Scale' Terror Attack Drill Wednesday.

Local governments in the Washington D.C. area will reportedly hold a "full-scale" terror attack drill Wednesday.

- Breitbart - US

Energy Star Program For Homes And Appliances Is On Trump's Chopping Block.

Appliance makers and home builders are in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the energy efficiency program. Energy Star is among 50 EPA programs that would be eliminated under the president's budget plan.

- NPR - US

What pro-life Democrats have to say after being majorly shunned

Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2017 / 03:02 am .- When the leader of the Democratic party pulled an about-face this week, claiming that support for abortion was a non-negotiable part of the platform, pro-life Democrats were utterly dismayed. “It was just stunning to see,” Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

HRC's Groundbreaking Conference Supporting LGBTQ Youth to Be Held April 28-30 in Washington, D.C.

HRC Foundation, in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association will be holding its nationally acclaimed Time to THRIVE Conference in Washington, D.C. this week, from April 28-30. In its fourth year, this premier event of the HRC Foundation, the educational arm of the ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Study finds a third of seafood items from six D.C. restaurants were mislabeled

A recent survey of seafood offerings from six restaurants in Washington, D.C., found a third of the offerings were mislabeled.

- UPI - US

Trump administration will continue defending HHS mandate in court

Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2017 / 12:21 pm .- With President Donald Trump’s administration signaling that it is not dropping the HHS mandate cases against religious non-profits, plaintiffs are concerned that the action does not reflect promises made during the presidential campaign. “The government has a chance to ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

New Photo Exhibit at HRC Commemorates One-Year Anniversary of Murdered Bangladeshi LGBTQ Activists

Post submitted by HRC staff with contributions from HRC Global Fellow Starting today and throughout the week, HRC is hosting a photo exhibit at our headquarters in Washington, D.C., that highlights the Bangladeshi LGBTQ community one year after extremists brutally murdered the country’s LGBTQ leaders Xulhaz Mannan and ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

An Under-Reported Crime -- Battling Fraudsters By Reporting Fraud

Washington, D.C. -- Rita Gerona-Adkins recalled precisely how she felt when she got that phone call from the IRS demanding immediate payment for taxes due. “I was afraid,” she freely admitted. But she rallied from her initial shock; resentment...

- New America Media - US

Why the Washington DC Metro System Is a Complete Disaster

Charles Hoskinson Politics, The capital of the world's only superpower has a third world problem. The capital of the world's only superpower has a third world problem: You can't get there from here using public transportation. The forty-year-old Metro mass-transit system, designed to be a model for the rest of the world, is ...

- The National Interest - US

City buses shouldn't be a priority only when wealthier people want them

Buses aren't a new discovery. They've needed better funding and policy for years.Over the weekend, the Washington Post ran an article extolling the virtues of the city's next big it' thing: buses.The paper asks Is riding the bus finally becoming cool?' before answering with an emphatic yes' over the next 1200 words. ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Protesters storm Heritage Foundation building to call for 'Budget for the People'

White House and Heritage Foundation budget proposals will unjustly impact the poor, organizers say.WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, organizers and activists with the People's Action coalition took to the White House and the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, to protest proposed budget cuts they say will have a ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Liberal protesters storm Heritage Foundation's Washington, DC, office. It hilariously backfires.

Liberal protesters stormed the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the conservative Heritage Foundation on Tuesday — but the demonstration backfired when Heritage later took to Twitter…

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Washington D.C. to conduct 'full scale' terror attack drill today

, Apr 26 : Law enforcement officials across six cities in Washington, DC, metropolitan area on Wednesday will conduct a full scale drill to prepare for terror attacks."Emergency managers who work together at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments planned the exercise to help protect residents by preparing for an ...

- Sify - IN

Terror Attack Drill Scheduled for Wednesday in DC Area

Law enforcement officials and other first responders will stage a full-scale drill on Wednesday to train for a terror attack in the Washington, D.C. area.

- Newsmax - US

Hezbollah sanctions hurt the whole of Lebanon, warns President

President Michel Aoun Monday warned that new United States sanctions targeting Hezbollah and its affiliates would "harm all of Lebanon." "It would not complement the current Lebanese-American relations," Aoun said during a meeting with a delegation from the Washington D.C.-based non-profit, the American Task Force for ...

- Albawaba - UK

'Full scale' terror-attack drill to take place in Washington DC

For one hour, the city will be swarming with police and other security officials.

- - UK

Beyoncé is funding college scholarships for black women

GettyBeyoncé is marking the anniversary of her album "Lemonade" by announcing scholarships for black women to attend selected colleges. The singer announced that her Formation Scholars Award will go to a single black woman student at four schools. The schools are Boston's Berklee College of Music, New York's Parsons School ...

- Business Insider - US

Watch live: Trump to speak during Holocaust remembrance ceremony

President Donald Trump is scheduled take part in a Days of Remembrance ceremony at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

- UPI - US

'Build Spaceships, Not Walls': One Student's Take at the March for Science | Video

Paige Campbell, an astrophysics and meteorology student of Pennsylvania State University, explains why she's marching in the March for Science in Washington D.C. on April 22, 2017.

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PM Modi does not want peace with Pakistan: Pervez Musharraf

Washington DC: Amid already strained ties between the two neighbors, Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf further added fuel in the fire by stating that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not interested in making peace with Pakistan, while adding that New Delhi is now run by a 'hardcore religious ...

- Sify - IN

AGU journal commentaries highlight importance of Earth and space science research

Washington DC Apr 24, 2017 The American Geophysical Union has published a collection of 27 essays as commentaries in its scientific journals highlighting the important role Earth and space science research plays in society. The essays, covering a broad swath of scientific disciplines and written by notable scientists in ...

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Maxine Waters on the strong Black women who taught her to create her seat at the table

Maxine Waters stood before a crowd of young people Friday at Busboys and Poets, a Washington, D.C., restaurant that doubles as stomping ground for social movements. At the event, which she organized as a soulful open mic before the following day's Tax March, the congresswoman doubled down on her call for the impeachment of ...

- San Francisco Bay View - US

University meets harsh criticism for Plan B in vending machine

Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2017 / 04:32 pm .- A California university came under fire for dispensing Plan B contraceptive pill in a vending machine, with one critic calling the move inadequate in meeting the real needs of women. “Colleges and universities should be offering pregnant and parenting students options of ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

What your local parish and the new hipster bar have in common

Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2017 / 03:16 am .- It’s a story seen across the nation – a neighborhood formerly known for rundown houses, empty shops and limited resources now finds flocks of millennials coming to the area’s trellised cafes and bars for brunch and drinks on weekends. What formerly made the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Welcoming Schools at Time to THRIVE

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant This weekend, the Welcoming Schools staff will join youth-serving professionals and organizations from around the nation at the fourth annual Time to THRIVE conference in Washington, D.C. Welcoming Schools is featured in a number of panels and breakout sessions. ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Frontline Communities Seeking Solutions Unite for Peoples Climate March

Frontline Communities Seeking Solutions Unite for Peoples Climate MarchBy Keith Rushing | Monday, April 24, 2017 Black community members speak out against racism at the 2014 Justice for All march in Washington, D.C. From housing to education and from health care to environmental justice, Trump seeks to set our communities ...

- Earthjustice - US

What happened at March for Science events around the world

Nature reported from marches in cities including Sydney, Washington DC and Paris, as people took to the streets in support of science.

- Nature - UK

Alleged police assault shows lack of diversity at March for Science

Hip Hop Caucus leader demands protection for marginalized people in environmental movement.Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, was allegedly assaulted by police on his way to the March for Science. CREDIT: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster.A prominent environmental activist allegedly was grabbed by a ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Networks Covering March For Science Provided Platform For Climate Deniers

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators participated in the March for Science in Washington, D.C., and sister marches around the globe. Many participants were protesting the Trump administration and Republican Party’s climate denial and their attacks on science. But some television networks covering the ...

- Media Matters for America - US

Here's everything Melania Trump has done as first lady

Melania Trump hasn't exactly hit the ground running as the new first lady of the United States. Instead of moving with the president to Washington, D.C., she's stayed in her $100-million Trump Towers penthouse in New York City, chauffeuring her 10-year-old son Barron Trump to private school, prepari...

- The Raw Story - US

Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers

Attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia are faulting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era guidance they say is helping protect student loan borrowers.

- FOX News - US

Elizabeth Warren: The Left's Progressive Political Flip-Flopper

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 20-year tenure in public service is rife with contradictions, as an examination of her current positions juxtaposed with her past behavior reveals.

- Breitbart - US

Former House VA committee chairman back in DC as lobbyist

A former congressman known for his criticism of the Department of Veterans Affairs during Barack Obama's administration has returned to Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist, in part to advise on veterans' health care.

- Stars and Stripes - US

CEO Summit in Washington D.C. Looks to Boost Small Business in US and Morocco

CEO Summit in Washington D.C. Looks to Boost Small Business in US and Morocco...


Rare copy of Declaration of Independence found in England

One historian calls it the discovery of a lifetime: a priceless, handwritten parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence. Beyond rare, there is only one other like it: the 1776 copy kept under glass at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Even more remarkable was where it was found. Charlie D'Agata reports.


Pence To Cut Hawaii Trip Short Due To Busy Week For White House In DC

Vice President Mike Pence will head back to Washington, D.C. one day earlier than planned after a trip to Asia and Hawaii due to a busy week tackling health care, government funding legislation, and a tax code overhaul, an aide to Pence said, according to the vice president pool report. The Vice President was initially ...

- TPM News - US

An obscure regulatory debate has put the entire U.S. fintech community on edge

An obscure request for comments on regulatory standards, released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency last March, has since evolved into a complex turf war between the states and Washington DC. Caught in the middle is the entire online finance industry, raising the question of just what a 'fintech' business ...

- TechCrunch - US

Christians are the most widely targeted religious group in the world

Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2017 / 04:29 pm .- When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted community, said a new report released this week. But despite oppression and threat of violence, the faithful “should not be afraid,” said a Pakistani archbishop. Pakistan’s Christians ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Convicted Jihadist With California Ties Loses US Citizenship

A federal judge revoked the U.S. citizenship of a man who prosecutors say ran a communications hub for an Egyptian terrorist group out of his northern California apartment, authorities said. Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia last week ordered the “denaturalization” of ...

- Voice of America - US

Scientists and their supporters march in favor of actual facts in DC

Americans with Disabilities Act, or Ada Lovelace?' he says. It's just shy of 9AM in Washington DC, where thousands of scientists, researchers, academics, doctors, students, and concerned citizens are gathering on the damp grass surrounding the landmark. Scientists have been planning a March on Washington since late January, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'

For nearly 100 days, US President Donald Trump has rattled Washington DC and been chastened by its institutions.

- Stuff - NZ