Posts Tagged ‘White House’

D.C. Marijuana Activists Scheduled to Meet With White House on Monday

They want the president to help get cannabis reclassified from its Schedule I status.

Marijuana Activists Will Demonstrate in Front of the White House Tomorrow With a ’51-Foot Joint’

They're meeting tonight to discuss final details for Saturday's protest.

Trump Hotel at Old Post Office Building Will Have Three ‘Presidential Suites’

The hotel is expected to open in September.

D.C. Peace Community Grieves Death of White House Vigil Keeper Concepcion ‘Connie’ Picciotto

Concepcion Picciotto, who protested peacefully across from the White House for more than three decades, died on Monday.

Will President Obama Discuss D.C. Statehood During the State of the Union?

And, even if he does, what would it accomplish?

This Was Written Blocks from the White House

Egregious examples of news organizations noting the White House's proximity to totally unrelated occurrences.

Here’s Where You Really Shouldn’t Crash Your Drone in D.C.

Spot the locations on our handy map.

District Line Daily: Local Immigrants Celebrate

Marion Barry was hospitalized Thursday.

White House Fence Jumper Indicted, More Secret Service Lapses Revealed

He'll be in court today.

District Line Daily: Kids Invade the Darndest Buildings

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The White House is one of the most secure buildings on the planet (well, unless your [...]

Police Remove Peace Tent by White House (But It’s Coming Back)

Veteran protestor-of-all-causes Connie Picciotto stayed on message Thursday, hours after the U.S. Park Police tore down her tent, a mainstay in front of the White House since the Reagan era.
"No more droning the innocent, stop the killing... Don't foreclose houses... corporations... tariffs... education," she said Thursday, shelter-less, in the open air of Lafayette Park.
At 1:30 [...]

The Troubles Keep Multiplying for D.C.’s Ambulance Fleet

A 2006 District ambulance truck erupted into flames Tuesday morning outside of an apartment building while it was responding to an emergency call on Benning Road SE, a fire department spokesman confirmed.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, though it appears from a picture that the District of Columbia Firefighters Association posted on Twitter [...]

Pennsylvania Avenue Open Again After Boston Bombings

Bikers and tourists, rejoice. The stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue NW in front of the White House has reopened to foot and bike traffic after being shut down following last week's Boston Marathon bombings.
The road was closed due to an "abundance of caution,"  according to Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie.
Photo by Flickr user Seansie used under [...]

Secret Service Won’t Say When 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Will Reopen

After last Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, the Secret Service closed off the block of Pennsylvania Ave NW in front of the White House, citing "an abundance of caution." Now one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is dead, and the other is in custody, but the 1600 block of Pennsylvania is still closed.

Ultimate Frisbee Players Ask First Lady to Stop Tree-Planting on Field

In the social hierarchy of sports, ultimate frisbee fans fall somewhere between hacky sack players and their cousins, the frisbee golfers. But when Washington's ultimate frisbee players started being pushed out of fields around the Ellipse, they called in someone much more prestigious: first lady Michelle Obama.
The trouble started last year when the National Park [...]