1600 Block Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Jan. 10th. © 2012 Matt Dunn
Posts Tagged ‘White House’
Armed And Dangerous: The national news media got very excited Friday night, as word broke that there had been some gunshots a few blocks from the White House. Early reports made it sound like the weapon might have been aimed at the executive mansion. But quickly, it became clear that it was just a coincidence; [...]
What Will Keep United In D.C.?: Baltimore wasn't playing when it decided to make a bid for D.C. United, which isn't happy, or profitable, playing at RFK. (Fans, meanwhile, aren't happy with the team's inability to make the playoffs.) Major League Soccer has been surveying fans up I-95 about how they'd feel about a soccer [...]
Whoa, the White House cares about D.C., you guys. Of the 14 projects nationwide that "will be expedited through permitting and environmental review processes," the District's own City Market at O Street (former home to a crumbling Giant supermarket) will be one. Quoth the White House:
Located in Washington, DC, City Market at “O” Street is [...]
The White House is being bathed in pink light to raise awareness of breast cancer. Raising awareness is big business when it comes to breast cancer. Though, considering how much pink stuff (towels, KitchenAid mixers, cameras, White Houses) is out there, maybe it's time to consider some re-coloring on the behalf of some other causes. [...]
The big story for political operatives and reporters yesterday was the back-and-forth between the White House and Republicans in Congress over when, exactly, President Barack Obama would head up to the Capitol to make a speech about getting the economy back on track that the Republicans in Congress would then ignore.
Obama had proposed delivering the [...]
Wonderland Bandits: Five years ago, a gang of men rushed into Wonderland Ballroom, in Columbia Heights, wearing masks and carrying guns, and robbed patrons and employees alike. Apparently that sort of thing still works; three armed robbers held the bar up again last night, around 1:45 a.m. Police apprehended one of the suspects shortly afterwards, [...]
1600 Block of Pennsylvania Ave. NW, May 2
Continue to Be Afraid Until Further Notice: By now, Osama bin Laden's body lies somewhere near the bottom of the Arabian Sea, having been deposited there off the U.S.S. Carl Vinson after he was killed by Navy SEALs yesterday. But anyone who thought that would mean the elaborate, and expensive, security apparatus set up around [...]
As news spread that Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan, a crowd gathered early this morning outside the White House. See photos of the scene here:
1600 Block of Pennsylvania Ave. NW, May 2
If you chose to stay in last night and enjoy a full-night's sleep, you missed out on one heck of a brotastic party at the White House. When news broke that Osama bin Laden was dead, crowds started to gather in front of the White House with American flags, beachballs, and Bush/Cheney campaign signs. Cheerleaders [...]
In parts of Montgomery County, it's easy to find residents who think—no, know—they live in the center of the world. These days, if any of them are reading the Washington Examiner, they may well find some evidence.
That's because the Examiner has now assigned two Maryland and Montgomery County reporters, Hayley Peterson and Brian Hughes, to [...]
On Feb. 17, 1974, U.S. Army Private Robert K. Preston stole an Army helicopter and flew to the White House, landing on the South Lawn. Preston, angry that he had been passed over as an Army helicopter pilot, staged the landing to demonstrate his skill as a pilot. Preston stole the helicopter at 2 a.m. [...]
On Feb. 8, 1922, a hot new technology was installed at the White House. President Warren G. Harding had the very first radio installed at the executive mansion, just as the communications platform was beginning to become increasingly popular across the nation.
The public had to wait until the next president, Calvin Coolidge, to see the [...]
No Taxation Without Taxation Without Representation: Tired of watching the District get shoved around by the feds? Just this once, savor the usual order of things being reversed. The IRS announced today that federal income taxes will be due on Monday, April 18, instead of Friday, April 15, because April 15 is Emancipation Day, a [...]