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Late Winter Cold Delays Washington Cherry Blossom Bloom

Late Winter Cold Delays Washington Cherry Blossom Bloom

iStockphoto(WASHINGTON) — Every year, thousands of tourists travel to Washington DC to see the famous cherry blossoms come out in spectacular fashion. This year however, later winter cold blasts have delayed the bloom, and it’s making things dif…

Michelle Rhee: ‘Probably’ Shouldn’t Have Fired School Principal on National TV

Michelle Rhee: ‘Probably’ Shouldn’t Have Fired School Principal on National TV

ABC News(NEW YORK) — During her three years as Washington, D.C. public schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee raised eyebrows with her tough-love approach to fixing a failing school system.And the controversial education reformer made no apologies for her …

D.C. Residents Make Big Bucks Renting Homes to Inauguration Visitors

D.C. Residents Make Big Bucks Renting Homes to Inauguration Visitors

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — This weekend hundreds of thousands of Americans are flooding the nation’s capital, overtaking trains on the metro and annoyingly standing on the wrong side of the escalator. What better revenge for D.C. resid…

DC Family Research Council Shooting: Gunman Identified

DC Family Research Council Shooting: Gunman Identified

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A gunman opened fire on a security guard at the Washington D.C., headquarters of a conservative Christian organization on Wednesday only to be tackled and subdued by the guard whom he had just shot in the arm, authoriti…

Who’s DC’s Most-Popular Elected Official?

Who’s DC’s Most-Popular Elected Official?

Bill Clark/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, a man whose 30-year political career has been marred by one scandal after another, is the most-popular elected official in the capital city’s government, according …

Biden Says Teachers ‘Under Full Blown Assault’ from Romney

Biden Says Teachers ‘Under Full Blown Assault’ from Romney

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Seeking to mobilize support for the November election, Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned the nation’s public school teachers that they are “under full blown assault” from Mitt Romney and the Repub…

US Capitol Weathers DC’s Devastating Storm

US Capitol Weathers DC’s Devastating Storm

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — While Washington cleans up Monday morning after last weekend’s severe weather, one of the oldest and most historic buildings in the nation’s capital appears to have escaped relatively unscathed: the U.S. Capi…

Stolen Book of Mormon Found in Washington DC

Stolen Book of Mormon Found in Washington DC

ABC News(WASHINGTON)– Federal authorities have arrested a man in Washington, D.C., for stealing a rare, first-edition copy of the Book of Mormon from an Arizona bookstore.Police in Mesa, Ariz., said the FBI and U.S. Marshal’s Service found the b…

Marion Barry: ‘Dirty [Asian] Shops’ Comment Was ‘Not Racial’

Marion Barry: ‘Dirty [Asian] Shops’ Comment Was ‘Not Racial’

Bill Clark/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry doubled down on comments he made earlier this month that the “dirty shops” owned by Asians in his Southeast city council district “ought to go…

Former DC Mayor Apologizes for Comments on Asians’ ‘Dirty Shops’

Former DC Mayor Apologizes for Comments on Asians’ ‘Dirty Shops’

Bill Clark/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry apologized Thursday evening for comments he made earlier this week regarding Asian business owners, saying in a statement that he was “deeply apologetic f…

Primary Primer: Wisconsin, Maryland and DC

Primary Primer: Wisconsin, Maryland and DC

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The short break in the 2012 Republican primary calendar has come and gone; Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia hold their primaries on Tuesday.The three contests fall at a pivotal moment in the …

George Clooney Arrested Outside Sudanese Embassy in DC

George Clooney Arrested Outside Sudanese Embassy in DC

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Movie star George Clooney was led away in handcuffs Friday after storming the Sudanese Embassy, protesting the actions of the country’s president.Clooney made the rounds in Washington, D.C., this week, hoping his…

White House Moves G-8 Summit From Chicago to Camp David

White House Moves G-8 Summit From Chicago to Camp David

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In a surprising change of heart, the White House announced Monday afternoon that it was moving the site of the upcoming G-8 economic summit from the president’s hometown of Chicago to Camp David.The White House…

Employed DC Workers Accused of Collecting Unemployment Benefits

Employed DC Workers Accused of Collecting Unemployment Benefits

Nick M Do/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Dozens of current and former government workers in Washington, D.C., have been accused of fraudulently receiving unemployment checks, scamming Uncle Sam out of nearly $1 million.It’s believed that as many as …

Former President Bill Clinton Given ‘Wonk’ Award

Former President Bill Clinton Given ‘Wonk’ Award

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — American University named former President Bill Clinton as its first annual “Wonk of the Year.”Located in Washington D.C., the event is part of a marketing campaign the college coined to draw in students interested i…

Winter Storm Expected in the Northeast

Winter Storm Expected in the Northeast

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A winter storm that started falling on Friday has caused many flights to be cancelled in the northeast and Midwest.Hundreds of flights were cancelled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Friday due to the snow s…

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