Elections are just around the corner, and yes, there is an app for that. But it won’t vote for you.
Elections are just around the corner, and yes, there is an app for that. But it won’t vote for you.
Transgender men and women from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and Canada wore their military uniforms Monday at the American Civil Liberties Union building.
From singing on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and riding the subway to recording a program for a Chicago radio station, Kenya’s Afrizo singing group is on a tour like no other.
 
 
 
Lucas Daprile Oct 30, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Councilman David Grosso, I-At-Large, says the District needs to regulate and tax marijuana. He introduced a bill last year that would do that, and assumes city residents will vote Tuesday to allow possession of small amounts of the drug. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Councilman David Grosso, I-At-Large, says the District needs to regulate and tax marijuana. He introduced a bill last year that would do that, and assumes city residents will vote Tuesday to allow possession of small amounts of the drug. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON – Proposition 71 is fairly straightforward.

The referendum on Tuesday’s ballot would allow District residents to possess 2 ounces of the drug and grow up to six plants inside their homes, but says little outside that.

Sean McMinn Oct 30, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Rob Collins and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Executive Director Guy Cecil discuss midterm election strategy Thursday. With five days before elections left, both were optimistic about their party’s chance of controlling the Senate in the next Congress. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnClick on photo to enlarge or download: National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Rob Collins and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Executive Director Guy Cecil discuss midterm election strategy Thursday. With five days before elections left, both were optimistic about their party’s chance of controlling the Senate in the next Congress. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnWASHINGTON - The attack ads may be vicious, but with five days left before midterm elections a rare meeting between top political operatives fighting for control of the Senate managed to reveal some common ground.

Lorain Watters Oct 30, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: World War II veterans, including Charles Montgomery get off the bus Saturday and walk into the World War II Memorial, where they were greeted by visitors and re-enactors dressed in war uniforms. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on photo to enlarge or download: World War II veterans, including Charles Montgomery get off the bus Saturday and walk into the World War II Memorial, where they were greeted by visitors and re-enactors dressed in war uniforms. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersWASHINGTON – Water flows over fountain heads, sprinkling droplets onto the cement floor and polished black shoes. His wrinkled hands are folded in his pockets as he is caught in a memory. He stands still watching the water move across the World War II Memorial. The only movement is the glistening of a small pin on his hat with the words “Honored Veteran.” 

Sean McMinn Oct 29, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: In a report released last week, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill acknowledged new details about allegations of fake classes it offered for 18 years. The findings could jeopardize millions in federal student aid the university receives. Caroline Culler/Licensed under Creative CommonsClick on photo to enlarge or download: In a report released last week, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill acknowledged new details about allegations of fake classes it offered for 18 years. The findings could jeopardize millions in federal student aid the university receives. Caroline Culler/Licensed under Creative CommonsWASHINGTON – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill could be at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal funding after an investigation made public last week revealed new details about an 18-year academic fraud scandal.

Ayana Stewart Oct 29, 2014

What House freshmen introduced in the 113th Congress

 

WASHINGTON – Voters who live in an area represented by a first-time U.S. representative shouldn’t be surprised if nothing happens to bills from their congressional district.

Ayana Stewart Oct 29, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: David Baime, left, with the American Association of Community Colleges, discusses declines in state funding for public colleges with Ted Mitchell, undersecretary at the Department of Education, and Carmel Martin, who moderated a panel discussion Monday at the Center for American Progress. SHFWire Photo by Ayana StewartClick on photo to enlarge or download: David Baime, left, with the American Association of Community Colleges, discusses declines in state funding for public colleges with Ted Mitchell, undersecretary at the Department of Education, and Carmel Martin, who moderated a panel discussion Monday at the Center for American Progress. SHFWire Photo by Ayana StewartWASHINGTON – College students are facing more financial pressure than ever because of state budget cuts for public colleges and universities, according to a report from the Center for American Progress.

Wesley Juhl Oct 28, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: SCOTUSblog’s Lyle Denniston and constitutional law professor Stephen Wermiel on Monday discuss cases in whecn Supreme Court justices’ religion may have influenced their rulings. Questions about abortion and religion in public spheres may be affected by the court’s six Catholic justices. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlClick on photo to enlarge or download: SCOTUSblog’s Lyle Denniston and constitutional law professor Stephen Wermiel on Monday discuss cases in whecn Supreme Court justices’ religion may have influenced their rulings. Questions about abortion and religion in public spheres may be affected by the court’s six Catholic justices. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlWASHINGTON - Every year as the Supreme Court’s fall term begins, justices attend the Red Mass.

Lucas Daprile Oct 27, 2014

Click on image to enlarge or download: Americans are getting more of their news from social media, especially Facebook. More Americans consumed news about politics and government in the last week from Facebook than from any single outlet. Image by Pew Research CenterClick on image to enlarge or download: Americans are getting more of their news from social media, especially Facebook. More Americans consumed news about politics and government in the last week from Facebook than from any single outlet. Image by Pew Research CenterFacebook is good for all sorts of things, such as friending every single family member with Internet access and arguing with strangers in the comments section of posts.

Lorain Watters Oct 24, 2014

 

WASHINGTON – Elections are just around the corner, and yes, there is an app for that. But it won’t vote for you.

Lucas Daprile Oct 24, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Maj. Gen. James M. Lariviere, left, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth and Dr. Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response for the Department of Health and Human Services, testify Friday before a House committee. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: Maj. Gen. James M. Lariviere, left, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth and Dr. Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response for the Department of Health and Human Services, testify Friday before a House committee. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON – Health and military officials testified before a House committee Friday, detailing the scale of the Ebola virus’ threat and outlining their response.

Kara Mason Oct 23, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: St. David’s Episcopal Church plans to send a 20-foot shipping container full of supplies that are most needed in Liberia, such as bleach, Gatorade, hand sanitize and protective gear. Photo courtesy of St. David’s Episcopal ChurchClick on photo to enlarge or download: St. David’s Episcopal Church plans to send a 20-foot shipping container full of supplies that are most needed in Liberia, such as bleach, Gatorade, hand sanitize and protective gear. Photo courtesy of St. David’s Episcopal ChurchWASHINGTON – The lack of a vaccination or cure for the Ebola virus has made prevention difficult and the spread nearly unstoppable. But that isn’t keeping many people from doing what they can to help contain the deadly virus.

Lorain Watters Oct 22, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Job seekers roam around the Tysons Job Fair Expo that was held earlier this month at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, Va. Employers hoped to fill 1,400 jobs. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on photo to enlarge or download: Job seekers roam around the Tysons Job Fair Expo that was held earlier this month at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, Va. Employers hoped to fill 1,400 jobs. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersTYSONS CORNER, Va. – Cranes and bulldozers decorate the skyline, and a constant buzzing reverberates across concrete buildings. Construction workers hastily complete the steel structure, only to move on to another project.

Lucas Daprile Oct 22, 2014

Click on image to enlarge or downloadClick on image to enlarge or downloadWASHINGTON - Mayoral candidates are enjoying one last chance to bring in money the old-fashioned way before a reform bill adopted unanimously by the D.C. Council goes into effect Jan. 31.

Wesley Juhl Oct 22, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: The Palm Center’s Aaron Belkin asks international transgender servicewomen Maj. Alexandra Larson, Sweden; Sgt., Lucy Jordan, New Zealand; Maj. Donna Harding, Australia, and Cpl. Natalie Murray, Canada, about their stories. Their countries allow transgender to people to serve openly in the military. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlClick on photo to enlarge or download: The Palm Center’s Aaron Belkin asks international transgender servicewomen Maj. Alexandra Larson, Sweden; Sgt., Lucy Jordan, New Zealand; Maj. Donna Harding, Australia, and Cpl. Natalie Murray, Canada, about their stories. Their countries allow transgender to people to serve openly in the military. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlWASHINGTON - Transgender men and women from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and Canada wore their military uniforms Monday at the American Civil Liberties Union building.

Lucas Daprile Oct 21, 2014

Click on image to enlarge or download: A person's political leanings often contribute to which sources he or she relies on when getting the news. Pew Research Center found that liberals tend to seek multiple, different outlets as their main source of news, while conservatives gravitate towards Fox News and local outlets. Image by Pew Research CenterClick on image to enlarge or download: A person's political leanings often contribute to which sources he or she relies on when getting the news. Pew Research Center found that liberals tend to seek multiple, different outlets as their main source of news, while conservatives gravitate towards Fox News and local outlets. Image by Pew Research CenterWASHINGTON - Partisanship does not end at the polls.

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