Tag: DC News

Federal, Policy

Texas woman charged with threatening federal judge in Trump case

August 17, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

A Texas woman was arrested last week on allegations that she sent a threatening and racist voicemail to the federal judge in Washington, D.C., who was randomly assigned to oversee the Justice Department’s election interference case against former President Donald […]

Defense, Industry

US Capitol Police ramp up security ahead of Biden’s State of the Union address

February 6, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

US Capitol Police are ramping up security for President Joe Biden‘s State of the Union address to Congress, including adding a non-scalable fence around the Capitol grounds. WTOP’s news partner NBC Washington reported that the fencing was added around the […]

Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

State of the Union address brings road closures, fencing around US Capitol

February 28, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The black, chain link fencing is back up around the U.S. Capitol complex in D.C. The unpopular security measure was known to be under consideration in recent days ahead of Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, and on Sunday, U.S. […]

Policy, State & Local

DC’s pension board for teachers and police being investigated by federal authorities

January 24, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Managers of the $10 billion pension fund for D.C.’s firefighters, police and teachers are under investigation by federal prosecutors. The Washington Post reports that former acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Channing D. Phillips, subpoenaed the fund’s retirement […]

Policy, State & Local

Pandemic-era changes to DC voting might soon become permanent

November 10, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Voting by mail may be here to stay in the District, if new legislation introduced by the city council goes through. The Elections Modernization Amendment Act of 2021, sponsored by Ward 6 council member Charles Allen and co-sponsored by six […]

Policy, State & Local

Capitol rally seeks to rewrite Jan. 6 by exalting rioters

September 13, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

First, some blamed the deadly Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol on left-wing antifa antagonists, a theory quickly debunked. Then came comparisons of the rioters to peaceful protesters or even tourists. Now, allies of former President Donald Trump are […]

Policy, State & Local

Justice Department declines to represent GOP congressman in January 6 suit

July 28, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The Justice Department on Tuesday rejected a request by Congressman Mo Brooks, a Republican from Alabama, to defend him in a civil lawsuit filed against him by fellow Congressman Eric Swalwell of California for his role in the January 6 […]