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Terry McAuliffe, ex-Va. gov.: Donald Trump’s attacks are meant to distract from issues
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 15 Jul 2019 07:37:25 -0400

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that President Trump's race-baiting attacks against House lawmakers are part of his strategy to divide the nation, energize his base and distract the national conversation away from issues that matter most.

Mr. McAuliffe said Mr. Trump's actions are "disgraceful" and said the "man ...


Baltimore shooting: 2 dead, officer and woman wounded at drug treatment center
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:35:13 -0400

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore said Monday two people were dead, and a police officer and another person were injured following a shooting at a methadone clinic.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said at a news conference Monday that the police sergeant is in stable condition and has gone ...


Majority of Americans oppose D.C. statehood: Poll
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:52:30 -0400

Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not support adding the District of Columbia as the 51st state of the union, a new poll released Monday found.

Of the more than 1,000 people polled by Gallup, 64% said they opposed D.C. statehood, while 29% said they favored it and 8% ...


Poll finds weak support for D.C. statehood nationwide
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:21:03 -0400

Years of lobbying, begging and threatening have barely moved the needle for proponents of statehood for the District of Columbia. A new Gallup poll out this week finds that Americans oppose D.C. statehood by a more than 2-to-1 margin, with even self-described Democrats and liberals saying they oppose making the ...


Mayor Muriel Bowser offers help against the measles menace—sort of
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:03:04 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday that the city will be offering free measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations at clinics and doctors' offices in all eight of the city's wards.

Her statement even listed the names, addresses and phone numbers of all 42 sites — a godsend for immigrants ...


Virginia Tech study calls for revoking frat charters
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:18:06 -0400

Officials at Virginia Tech say in a new report that a slew of suspended fraternities in Blacksburg should have their status revoked by national charters, contending that their activities are a "serious threat" to the university's reputation.

But, the financial status of some national chapters — imperiled by skyrocketing health ...


Trump, evangelical supporters unfairly attacked for efforts to stop abortion
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 14 Jul 2019 17:41:03 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Why are the media attempting to destroy both President Trump and the evangelicals who overwhelmingly support him? Because our coalition is obliterating their wicked agenda.

The path to our successes is reminiscent of the fight to abolish slavery in England. William Wilberforce and his evangelical friends, eventually known as ...


Nick Bell, GOP challenger to Vivian Watts, puts abortion at center of 2020 Virginia House race
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 14 Jul 2019 18:32:03 -0400

The abortion wars that flared up unexpectedly in Virginia earlier this year will see another battle this fall in a key House of Delegates race in Fairfax County.

Nick Bell, the Republican challenger running in the 39th District of the House of Delegates, is putting the issues of infanticide and ...


Judy Keane’s tweets, Catholic bishops’ silence irk liberals
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:40:26 -0400

Liberal Catholics are criticizing the spokeswoman for the D.C.-based U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for the conservative politics she shares on her personal Twitter account.

Judy Keane, the director of public affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, doesn't have a large following on social media — roughly 300 ...


Karl Racine, D.C. attorney general, opens inquiry into NRA’s financial affairs
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:30:36 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general for Washington, D.C., has issued subpoenas to the National Rifle Association and its related charitable foundation as part of an investigation into allegations of financial misconduct inside the powerful gun lobbying organization.

The subpoenas add to a host of difficulties for the NRA, which ...


Appeals court tosses D.C.‘s lawsuit against Trump ‘emoluments’
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:14:00 -0400

A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled in favor of President Trump's business interests, tossing a lawsuit brought by Maryland and the District of Columbia that argued he was violating the Constitution by running his hotel empire while serving as president.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Maryland and ...


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