Posts Tagged ‘White House’

Secret Service: White House Threatener Was Angry About Regulations

A new affidavit from a Secret Service agent reveals the motivations of the man whose alleged bomb threat and suspicious vehicle closed roads around the White House this morning.
Krzysztof Wasik was charged with threatening and conveying false information regarding the use of an explosive today, after he allegedly approached a Secret Service agent and said [...]

After Connecticut Shooting, Gun Control Rally Planned for White House

Following today's shooting in Newtown, Conn., gun control activists are wasting no time pushing for tougher firearm laws. To start, a coalition of gun control groups is planning a rally in front of the White House at 4:30 p.m.
Ladd Everitt, a spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, pushed back against the idea that [...]

Photos: At the White House

As you approach the White House from the west, you'll see hundreds of George Washington University students, jubilant, heading back toward campus. What awaits you in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW are thousands more, many of them first-time voters, screaming for their man.
Revelers have climbed no fewer than seven trees lining the White House's [...]

Go Topless Day Brings Topless Women, Possible Furry to the White House

Good news for people who love alien news! The Raëlians, who believe that human beings were created by extraterrestrial scientists, drew about a dozen women to their topless protest Sunday in front of the White House, as well as:

A guy in a scarlet bra.
A person in a skunk fursuit, a la Furries.
Some seriously sweaty-palmed [...]

Photos: We Can End AIDS March

We Can End AIDS March to White House, July 24th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: AIDS March on White House

Lafayette Park, July 24
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Photos: May Day March

Slideshow.  Malcolm X Park to the White House, May 1st.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: Guantanamo Protest

1600 Block Pennsylvania Ave, NW.  Jan. 10th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Shots Fired Edition

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; [...]

The Needle: Baltimore United Edition

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 [...]

White House Putting City Market at O Street on the Fast Track

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 [...]

La Vie En Rose At The White House

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 Real D.C. Schedule Conflicts to Avoid

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 [...]

The Needle: Ol’ Dischord Bastard Edition

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, [...]

Photo: Man in Uniform

1600 Block of Pennsylvania Ave. NW, May 2