Posts Tagged ‘Republicans’

D.C. Statehood Commission Will Release Draft Constitution Next Friday

A constitutional convention is set to occur on June 17 and 18.

CPAC to Avoid “Two-Bit Whores” This Year

If you didn't get lucky at the Conservative Police Action Conference 2012 in Washington, you weren't trying hard enough. The general sexiness of last year's younger attendees was frequently lamented, with RedState's Erick Erickson moaning about young cons buying condoms and blogger Melissa Clouthier denouncing them as "two-bit whores."
But this year's conference, starting Thursday, will [...]

Republican Voters Don’t Like D.C.

Sure, this isn't exactly a newsflash, but it's nice to have actual data to back it up. Public Policy Polling released a study last week evaluating how voters feel about metro areas. Pollsters found that "The biggest partisan gap is unsurprisingly for D.C. Democrats like it by a net 44 points, while Republicans dislike it by [...]

Brown Asks Santorum To Support D.C. Statehood

At-Large Councilmember Michael A. Brown has a question for GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum after his statement that he'd support Puerto Rico becoming a state if the official language were English: What about D.C.?
Brown writes in a letter to Santorum that he'd like the candidate to say whether he supports D.C. statehood: "I am writing [...]

Anti-Union Virginia Bill Could Stall Dulles Rail

Virginia's creeping conservatism (noted by DCist) is starting to affect the region—at least, potential regional transit.
A bill that has passed the Virginia General Assembly prohibits state funding for projects mandating or giving preferential treatment to contractors who use union labor. That could prevent any state money from being used in the project.
That stance is at odds with [...]

Republicans Hate Your Bike

You know who else—besides angry drivers—hates bicyclists? Republicans! Writes Washington City Paper alum Stephanie Mencimer at Mother Jones:
The federal government spends about $40 billion a year on transportation projects. Of that, about $928 million has been devoted to what's known as a "transportation enhancement" program, which provides funding for projects—including rails-to-trails conversions, bike lanes and bridges—that make [...]

“We Can Work it Out”

Republicans, feeling down and out? Democrats, tempted to gloat? Check this out.

Spotted: McCain Supporter in D.C.

Bill Mallison, a friend, cast his vote for John McCain in the contested state of North Carolina (CNN initial polling projected the state at 50% Obama, 49% McCain, though Obama has now broken away). Mallison may be an out-of-state voter, but he is, at the moment, physically in the District (photo evidence above).
Mallison says he [...]

Sarah Palin Doesn’t get the First Amendment

At all. From a radio interview this morning:
"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to [...]