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Nats' Jayson Werth Nailed In Virginia For Driving 105 MPH In A 55 Zone

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If there's one thing I hope you learn from reading Jalopnik, it's that you shouldn't speed in Virginia because the state treats excessive speed as a serious criminal offense instead of a traffic citation. Washington Nationals player Jayson Werth may soon learn that the hard way. Read more...

Venture Capital: Confident About US, Not Its Lawmakers

The highly partisan atmosphere in Washington has its share of critics, and you can now add venture capitalists to that list. Today, Deloitte and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) released their 10th annual Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey. It was a three-peat for the U.S. which was named the top country for investments for [...]

Wednesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — 2015 NBGH Health Plan Design Survey at the National Press Club, 10 a.m. — Networking Happy Hour & Info Session at the Washington Media Institute, 6 p.m. The Revolving Door Know someone starting or leaving a job? Let...Show More Summary

Brian Brown Claims That NOM's Pathetic Boycott Has Impacted Starbucks' Business: LISTEN

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Two years ago, the National Organization for Marriage began a protest of Starbucks after the massive coffee vendor supported a pro-marriage equality referendum on the Washington ballot. Now, NOM president Brian Brown claims that that boycott has made an impact...

Jayson Werth Charged with Reckless Driving: Latest Details and Reaction

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was reportedly charged with misdemeanor reckless driving in Virginia stemming from an incident over the summer, per NBCWashington.com. Court documents from Fairfax County, Virginia, revealed that the 35-year-old was driving 105 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. Show More Summary

No Vacation from Washington D.C.’s Hazardous Waste

President Obama is golfing on Martha’s Vineyard, and Congress is adjourned for a five-week vacation. So who’s minding the nation’s capital? No one. Truth is, no one is ever minding that store. A string of disgraceful revelations in the...Show More Summary

Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

last weekArts : Artdaily

Tributes poured in Tuesday for Robin Williams after the Oscar-winning actor and comedian apparently took his own life following a battle with severe depression. Williams, 63, known for high-energy, rapid-fire improvisation and clowning, was one of the most beloved entertainers of his time. Show More Summary

Taylor HR in MLB Debut as Fister, Nats Beat Mets

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Michael Taylor homered in his big league debut, setting off a silly sequence to retrieve the souvenir, and the Washington Nationals backed Doug Fister with four long shots Tuesday night in a 7-1 romp over the New York Mets.

Battle in the States: NYT Documents Impending GOP Takeover of Statehouses Nationwide

Recess is in full force in Washington, D.C., as national lawmakers vacation around the country, but both political parties are fighting intense political battles on the ground in states nationwide as several statehouses are up for grabs in what’s shaping up to be a landslide pro-GOP election year. Show More Summary

U.S. Anti-coal Dominoes Hit BRICS Wall, Other Skeptics

By Anna Yukhananov and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A year ago, U.S. President Barack Obama sought to mobilize the nation behind a grand plan: fight climate change by slashing carbon pollution at home, while prodding other countries to follow. Show More Summary

WaPo: Senate Flip More and More Likely, Nunn Possibly a Key Firewall

Republicans received some encouraging news on Saturday. Chris Cillizza, writing for The Washington Post‘s “The Fix” blog says Republicans are within striking distance of taking the Senate.  “[E]ven the slightest national breeze blowing in their favor — and that wind looks likely to be there — will be enough to push them over the top in […]

Remembering the 1994 Expos: From MLB's Best to Washington Nationals in 10 Years

On this day 20 years ago, baseball fans were robbed. August 12, 1994 was the day Major League Baseball players went on strike. The work stoppage eventually resulted in the cancellation of the remainder of the '94 season and the World...Show More Summary

6 Tips for Managing People Who Are Older Than You

Like many other millennials hoping to break into the national security world, I hightailed it to Washington, D.C. the minute I had my master’s diploma in hand. Once there, I networked myself into a frenzy as I searched for a job that...Show More Summary

United Fresh conference hosts school nutrition message

Three of the nation’s leading school nutrition advocates will focus on the importance of higher standards in school meals at the United Fresh Washington Conference.

GW Researcher Receives Grant to Develop Genetic Tools to Study Parasitic Infections

John Hawdon, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology, immunology, and tropical medicine at the George Washington University, was recently awarded $430,722 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a model system to study parasitic nematode infection, which will lead to greater understanding of the infective process and the host's immune response to infection.

U.S. top court's Roberts asks lawyers to 'rise above' political bickering

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday called on members of the nation's largest group of attorneys to "rise above" the political disputes that have left Washington increasingly gridlocked in recent years. Show More Summary

Bryce Harper's Disaster Season Leaves Nationals in Difficult Situation

On April 19, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams benched his young outfielder Bryce Harper for failing to run out a ground ball back to the pitcher. Williams' decision was a divisive one, and fans, reporters and former players...Show More Summary

Union members can opt out during National Employee Freedom Week, Aug. 10-16

By Victor Joecks, The Washington Examiner Four million Americans want to leave their union, but either they don't know that they can or they don’t know how to do so. For many of them, now is the time to act: August is opt-out month for many unions nationwide.

Bob Woodward: Nixon Was Driven By 'Hatred' & 'Personal Revenge'

Forty years ago, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein broke the story for the Washington Post about the members of President Nixon's staff playing a role in breaking into the Democratic National Committee's headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. Show More Summary

Actor Robert Redford sues NY tax office over $1.6 million bill

Forty years ago yesterday, Aug. 9, President Richard M. Nixon resigned his office. I remember that event. I also remember the movie based on the Washington Post reporting that helped end the term of the nation's 37th president. One of...Show More Summary

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