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ABC News confirms:
“House Speaker John Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of October, his office confirmed to ABC News today.”
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For those on the east side:
“Bidwell [1309 5th Street, NE] will be holding a viewing tomorrow for the Republican GOP debate from 6pm and 8pm with a large projector for spectators and specialty drinks to suit the occasion. They will be offering a special “Trumptini” cocktail, a spin on a martini made with Tito’s vodka and a lemon twist, for $7”
and those on the west:
“The Looking Glass Lounge
3634 Georgia Ave NW
Come to Looking Glass to play Republican Debate Bingo! A winning card gets you a free draft beer or rail drink.
We’ll be sure to print enough bingo cards for everyone this time around.”
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The petition says:
“Tell John Boehner: Rename Ronald Reagan Airport
President Obama just took a small but important step for recognizing the history, culture, and human rights of America’s Native Americans when he decided to rename America’s tallest mountain, Mount McKinley in Alaska, to its original name of Denali.
But right-wing extremists in the Republican party, including House Speaker Rep. John Boehner, don’t see it that way. Boehner announced he is “deeply disappointed” in President Obama’s decision.1 But in 1998, John Boehner and his fellow Republicans in Congress weren’t so hesitant to remove a president’s name from a public landmark when they decided to rename Washington National Airport after Ronald Reagan.
That’s why it’s time to see if Speaker Boehner is willing to stay consistent and rename Ronald Reagan airport back to its original name honoring America’s first president, George Washington.
Tell Speaker Boehner: Rename Ronald Reagan airport back to Washington National Airport. (more…)
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
From Politics and Prose:
“Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7 p.m.
In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small—in their families, their communities, in our country and across the world—this book will inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place.
In addition to informing and inspiring readers about topics including Poverty, Homelessness, Food Insecurity, Access to Education, Gender Equality, Epidemics, Non-Communicable Diseases, Climate Change, and Endangered Species, this book encourages everyone to get going! With suggestions and ideas for action, Chelsea Clinton shows readers that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts.
You can make a difference. You can make a change. It’s your world.
Space is limited. Pre-order your copy of It’s Your World now to secure a spot!
Photo via Senator Paul Strauss (@SenPaulStrauss)
As a self-styled prince, I think you might appreciate this.
I’m not sure if Senator Strauss realizes, but Seborga not an internationally recognized sovereign nation, but rather a self-declared independent principality of Italy, with no independent political power. But because Senator Strauss has no independent political power either, it might be appropriate.”
Senator Paul Strauss tweeted:
“Such an honor to meet Prince Marcello & Princess Nina Menengatto of @PrincSeborga at the US #Senate today #Seborga”
also worth noting is the twitter exchange that followed:
“We’re the only democracy in the world that does this…”
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The petition worked!!
From the Washington Post:
“Donald Trump’s recent statements disparaging immigrants make it impossible for my company and I to move forward with opening a successful Spanish restaurant in Trump International’s upcoming hotel in Washington, D.C.,” the statement reads. “More than half of my team is Hispanic, as are many of our guests. And, as a proud Spanish immigrant and recently naturalized American citizen myself, I believe that every human being deserves respect, regardless of immigration status.”
“In light of Donald Trump’s insensitive remarks against Mexican immigrants, José Andrés should reconsider opening a restaurant inside Trump’s D.C. hotel, set to open in 2016.
José Andrés embodies the American dream, having moved from Spain to start a family and create one of the most successful restaurant chains in culinary history.”
At posting 362 have signed.