Posts Tagged ‘harry reid’

Capitol Hill’s Most Beautiful People Celebrate Beauty, Beautifully

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton's legislative associate Jason Spear arrived at work Tuesday as usual. And then around 9:30 a.m., Norton called him into her office to congratulate him on being named one of The Hill's "50 Most Beautiful People"—an honor that's purportedly based solely on style and physical appearance, and which is moderately noteworthy in select Washington spheres.
"She said, 'Oh, you didn't [...]

Virginia Now Has a Legislative Caucus Against Changing the Name of the Washington Football Team

Three northern Virginia legislators have formed a bipartisan, bicameral "[Pigskins] Pride Caucus" to represent fans of Washington's football team—fans who are presumably against attempts to compel team owner Dan Snyder to change the team's name. The announcement of the new group comes days after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office voted to strip the team of its federal trademark protections because it's "disparaging [...]

The 12 Least Helpful Tweets for Dan Snyder’s Team’s Hashtag Game

The Washington football team sent out a tweet this afternoon enlisting fans to tell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid what the team's name means to them, using the hashtag #[Pigskins]Pride. The campaign came in response to a letter from Reid and 49 other Senate Democrats to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging him to pressure team owner Dan Snyder to change the team's "usually offensive" name.
The [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Harry Reid

 
Who: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Change the name? Yep.

District Line Daily: What Do You Want Them To Say?

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The latest issue of City Paper is on stands today, and our cover story is all [...]

District Line Daily: Power Meeting

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Mayor Vince Gray sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and Senate [...]

Unpaid Hill Intern Turns to Indiegogo to Cover Expenses

Some unpaid interns have used the court system to challenge the legality of their nonexistent wages. Others have successfully pleaded their cases for pay in letters-to-the-editor pages.
But one young Hill intern coming to D.C. next week has a simpler approach: crowd-sourced funding.
Las Vegas native Jessica Padron, 20, launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign so she could accept her [...]

The Needle: Expensive Edition

We Need Some Money: Living modestly in the D.C. area requires $88,615 for the average family of four, according to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute. That makes this the second-most expensive region in the country, behind only New York (finally, a category where every Washingtonian is happy to cede the top spot [...]

The Needle: That’s a Good Run, Bro

That's a Clown Question, No More: Six days after it took over Washington,"That's a clown question, bro" is officially done. But what a way to go, with Harry Reid trying out the once-trendy phrase with all the subtlety of a Rappin' Granny. It's always a shame when good memes linger and turn rotten; thanks Reid for making sure [...]

Morning Roundup: The “George Stephanopoulos Is a Little Prick Moron” Edition

Good morning, City Desk readers. It's cold!
Did you go to Washington City Paper's first-ever Tweetup last night? I didn't. But I hear it was the #besttweetupever. It had to be because @MikeRiggs, formerly of "Freedom Friday" roundup fame, was there, and he was giving out hugs. Did you get one?
A couple of newsworthy things going [...]

WaPo: We Need those Bonus-Receiving AIG Managers

Nice to wake up to a contrarian take on the most explosive issue of the day. This morning, the Washington Post editorial board expressed support for the $165 million in bonuses for the people who were pivotal in bringing down insurance giant-turned-government–appendage AIG. Here's the reasoning:
For better or worse, the U.S. government — i.e., [...]

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