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Bridgegate: Aide Testifies She was Worried About “Being Set Up to Take a Fall”

USA Today reports, “As rumors about a political retribution plot persisted, Bridget Anne Kelly’s confidence that the George Washington Bridge lane closings were really part of a traffic study turned to panic as she suspected she wasShow More Summary

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DC’s 13th Annual Fall Festival of South Asian Arts Dakshina Dance Company & Guests Atlas Performing Arts Center Washington, DC October 22, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson Just before departing to perform overseas, Dakshina...Show More Summary

Bridgegate: Gov. Christie was Told about “Political Retribution” Concerns over Lane Closures

Associated Press reports, “Republican Gov. Chris Christie was told during the George Washington Bridge lane closures that a Democratic mayor expressed concern that the resulting traffic jams in his city were political retribution, aShow More Summary

Lunch Links: Schumer Pushes for Social Security Boost; Impact of Passing Tobacco Tax Initiatives in Missouri; Marylanders to Vote on Further Tax for Subway Improvements

Today is October 24, the date in 1931 when the George Washington Bridge, connecting Manhattan with New Jersey over the Hudson River, opened for traffic. Along with the Holland Tunnel, opened four years earlier, they enabled non-ferry vehicular crossing to New York City. Show More Summary

Susanna Rowson’s Birthday Song for Washington

February 1798 was the U.S. of A.’s first February for eight years without George Washington as head of state. As described in recent postings, his birthday the previous year, coming near the end of his second term as President, served as a national send-off. Show More Summary

New York Today: New York Today: How to Build a Subway

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Monday: Tunnel-boring machines, blustery weather, and the opening of the George Washington Bridge.


“Danses Concertantes,” “Gounod Symphony,” “Stars & Stripes” The Suzanne Farrell Ballet Eisenhower Theater The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC October 21, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson This...Show More Summary

Eric Trump Tells ABC News He's Not 'Living In Bubble' Of Their Own Support

Eric Trump joined ABC's This Week earlier today and when asked by host George Stephanopoulos about the lagging poll numbers, Eric said he doesn't "give much credence to The Washington Post's polls, right?" After bantering for a few minutes,...Show More Summary

Ex-Christie Aide Said He Knew About Lane Closures

“In an emotional day of testimony, Bridget Anne Kelly refuted the charges against her in the Bridgegate scandal, telling a jury she told Gov. Chris Christie in advance about the plan to close toll lanes at the George Washington Bridge [...]


WHEN EVERY GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE IS THE WORST REPUBLICAN EVER: At the Washington Post back in March, Dana Milbank admitted, “Donald Trump makes me miss George W. Bush.” Milbank actually said the same thing in 2014 in response to the rise of the Tea Party. Yet at the same time he claimed that, were Bush […]

Celebrating the President’s Birthday One Last Time

On 22 Feb 1797, Philadelphia celebrated George Washington’s last birthday as President. He had declined to serve another term in the office. After the U.S. of A.’s first partisan election, Vice President John Adams had been elected in his place. Show More Summary

Ex-aide: Christie knew of Bridgegate plan before 'traffic problems' email

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Former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly is accused of conspiring to close lanes on George Washington Bridge.        

Washington's 1776 Warning to the City of New York: "Get Out While You Can"

In this August, 1776 proclamation, printed and distributed in New York City, George Washington asked vulnerable citizens—"Women, Children, and infirm Persons"— to leave the city ahead of the coming conflict with the British Army. The...Show More Summary

Abigail Adams at a Birthday Ball in Boston

In February 1797, the U.S. of A. made plans to celebrate George Washington’s last birthday as President. Some parts of the country were also eager to celebrate the new President who would take office in March, John Adams.On 17 February,...Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: October 18, 1778: George Washington to James Clinton

George Washington: _[To James Clinton][]_: "To BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES CLINTON. Head Quarters, Fredericksburg, October 18, 1778. Sir: [To James Clinton]: >With the Money you have drawn from the Pay Master General you will use your best endeavours to inlist the Drafts from the State of New York to serve...

Why Our Founding Fathers Adored Chinese Tea

Donald Trump has painted China as the ultimate antagonist, despite the fact that it has long supplied Americans with their caffeine fix. Even George Washington was particularly fond of China's premium green tea.

PA commissioner testifies Christie, Cuomo discussed Bridgegate aftermath

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

NEWARK – Within days of Fort Lee access lanes to the George Washington Bridge reopening, Gov. Chris Christie’s political confidant and top appointee to the Port Authority, David Samson, warned New York agency officials they “made a big mistake” in the leaking the “Fort...

Bridgegate: Govs. Christie and Cuomo Discussed Lane Closings “Within Days” of Reopening reports, “Within days of Fort Lee access lanes to the George Washington Bridge reopening, Gov. Chris Christie’s political confidant and top appointee to the Port Authority, David Samson, warned New York agency officials they “made...Show More Summary

“The Birth Day has been celebrated very sufficiently”

Boston 1775 has already explored the early American celebrations of George Washington’s birthday: when the first public ceremonies were reported, what date people chose to celebrate given the shift from Julian to Gregorian calendar since Washington’s birth, and what such celebrations meant for masculinity in Virginia. Show More Summary

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