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via google maps

Personally I don’t understand how somebody so closely identified with a neighborhood could just pick up and move but The Washington Post reports:

“Now, nearly a year after she took over the top post in the District, Mayor Bowser is moving to a bigger home directly east of Rock Creek Park in Colonial Village — a Ward 4 neighborhood in upper Northwest where the colonial-style homes can sell for upward of $1 million.”

Back in August The Post had a great article on her Riggs Park home that was a duplex where the other owners were Colombian refugees.

Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Dawn Laguens

All photos by Lorie Shaull. Lorie writes:

“Hundreds of Planned Parenthood supporters and staff gathered on Saturday for a Day of Solidarity. Following a moment of silence, Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America spoke to a crowded room at All Souls Church in Columbia Heights, “It’s not enough to denounce the tragedy without also denouncing the poisonous rhetoric that fueled it. Instead, some politicians are continuing to stoke it, which is unconscionable — going so far as to try and pass legislation further blocking access to health care just days after the tragedy in Colorado Springs.”

Listening to speakers at National Day of Solidarity

Standing room only for National Day of Solidarity

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via United States Senate

From the United States Senate:

“Vice President Dick Cheney’s portrait bust was unveiled today:

Richard B. Cheney selected William Behrends to sculpt his portrait in marble for the Senate’s Vice Presidential Bust Collection in September 2011. Behrends met with Vice President Cheney one month later to take measurements and photographs in preparation for the clay model. Mrs. Cheney, the daughters, and the grandchildren took an interest in the artistic process and enlivened the numerous sittings at the Cheney home. The artist also relied on images of the vice president when he served from 2001 to 2009 under President George W. Bush. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Molly Tolzmann

“Boo-nie Sanders

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders rendered in pumpkin, the least capitalist of all artistic media. Man, woman, billionaire peasant, they all end up in the compost pile, being eaten by leopard slugs.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user James Jackson

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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Photo by PoPville flickr user Chris Williams

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…)

chelsea
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!

book and ticket

book only

  • At least one copy of It’s Your World must be purchased from Politics & Prose to enter the signing line.
  • Each copy of It’s Your World comes with a free ticket to the signing, good for four immediate family members.
  • The signing line will begin to form at 6 p.m., rain or shine.  Everyone with a signing line ticket will join the queue as they arrive, first come, first served.
  • Chelsea Clinton will only be signing copies of It’s Your World. (Please no memorabilia or photos.) She will personalize with the reader’s first name.
  • Photographs of Chelsea Clinton will be allowed from a designated area. There will be no posed photographs.”