With rioting in Ferguson, Mo., U.S. troops going to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State group and nuclear negotiations in Iran not going as well as he hoped for, how did the president justify taking time to “pardon” a turkey Wednesday?
With rioting in Ferguson, Mo., U.S. troops going to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State group and nuclear negotiations in Iran not going as well as he hoped for, how did the president justify taking time to “pardon” a turkey Wednesday?
Thousands of people joined a second night of protests Tuesday in response to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August shooting death of Mike Brown.
Angry about the decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, college students and activists stormed District streets and converged in front of the White House on Monday night to protest.
 
 
 
Lucas Daprile Nov 26, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Janessa Robinson, 25, top right chants "light it up" and "burn it down" as protesters burn an American flag at Tuesday's D.C. Ferguson demonstrations. Police reported no arrests during several hours of protests that included blocking interesections. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: Janessa Robinson, 25, top right chants "light it up" and "burn it down" as protesters burn an American flag at Tuesday's D.C. Ferguson demonstrations. Police reported no arrests during several hours of protests that included blocking interesections. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON – Thousands of people joined a second night of protests Tuesday in response to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August shooting death of Mike Brown.

Wesley Juhl Nov 26, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Janessa Robinson, 25, top right chants "light it up" and "burn it down" as protesters burn an American flag at Tuesday's D.C. Ferguson demonstrations. Police reported no arrests during several hours of protests that included blocking interesections. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: Janessa Robinson, 25, top right chants "light it up" and "burn it down" as protesters burn an American flag at Tuesday's D.C. Ferguson demonstrations. Police reported no arrests during several hours of protests that included blocking interesections. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON – Thousands of people joined a second night of protests Tuesday in response to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August shooting death of Mike Brown.

Rocky Asutsa Nov 25, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Rina Holzman, 15, and Breck Morton, 18, students at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, wait Tuesday for the third BYP100 protest of the day to start outside the D.C. Council office. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaClick on photo to enlarge or download: Rina Holzman, 15, and Breck Morton, 18, students at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, wait Tuesday for the third BYP100 protest of the day to start outside the D.C. Council office. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaWASHINGTON – Activists participated in a day of peaceful protests Tuesday after a violent night in  Ferguson, Mo., with crowds in both cities reacting to the failure of a grand jury to return an indictment against the police officer who shot Michael Brown.

Lucas Daprile Nov 25, 2014

WASHINGTON – Angry about the decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, college students and activists stormed District streets and converged in front of the White House on Monday night to protest.

Wesley Juhl Nov 25, 2014

WASHINGTON – Angry about the decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, college students and activists stormed District streets and converged in front of the White House on Monday night to protest.

Lorain Watters Nov 21, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: CASA members gather Friday at Lafayette Park to show their thanks after President Barack Obama’s executive action announcement Thursday night. This action will help 5 million immigrants remain in the country. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on photo to enlarge or download: CASA members gather Friday at Lafayette Park to show their thanks after President Barack Obama’s executive action announcement Thursday night. This action will help 5 million immigrants remain in the country. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersWASHINGTON – A crowd shouted “sí se puede, sí se pudo,” or "yes we can, yes we could," echoing into the empty Lafayette Park, as they held Mexican and American flags, dancing in the winter breeze.

Wesley Juhl Nov 21, 2014

 

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Transgender activist Earline Budd, center, speaks with guests at Thursday's Transgender Day of Remembrance event, which she helped coordinate. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlClick on photo to enlarge or download: Transgender activist Earline Budd, center, speaks with guests at Thursday's Transgender Day of Remembrance event, which she helped coordinate. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlWASHINGTON – Earline Budd came out as transgender to her Baptist family when she was a 9-year-old boy.

Sean McMinn Nov 21, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Chinese graduate student Cong Zhang, 24, who will earn a master’s degree from George Washington University in May, is looking for an American company to sponsor her so she can obtain a visa to work here. If not, she may take her American degree elsewhere. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnClick on photo to enlarge or download: Chinese graduate student Cong Zhang, 24, who will earn a master’s degree from George Washington University in May, is looking for an American company to sponsor her so she can obtain a visa to work here. If not, she may take her American degree elsewhere. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnWASHINGTON – Walking away from a Metro stop at the George Washington University campus, Varun Gondegaonkar didn’t look different from other students there.

Lucas Daprile Nov 20, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama holds up a flash memory card during an awards ceremony Thursday in the East Room of the White House Thursday. Eli Herari, co-founder of SanDisk Corporation and inventor of flash memory, and received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama holds up a flash memory card during an awards ceremony Thursday in the East Room of the White House Thursday. Eli Herari, co-founder of SanDisk Corporation and inventor of flash memory, and received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON - One invented a non-invasive way to remove blood clots. Others broke down barriers in their fields. One invented flash memory that stores photos and data and founded a company to produce it.

Lorain Watters Nov 19, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Rep.-elect Ted Lieu, D-Calif., left, and Andrew Lachman, transition aide, gather their notes and determine a plan of action for which office suites to visit first on the probability that another new House members hasn’t claimed them yet. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on photo to enlarge or download: Rep.-elect Ted Lieu, D-Calif., left, and Andrew Lachman, transition aide, gather their notes and determine a plan of action for which office suites to visit first on the probability that another new House members hasn’t claimed them yet. SHFWire photo by Lorain Watters

Newly elected representatives went through the tradition Wednesday of drawing lots for their new office spaces. Scripps Howard Foundation Wire followed three new members: Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Barbara Comstock, R-Va., and Ken Buck, R-Colo.

WASHINGTON – From sunny California to wintry D.C., Rep.-elect Ted Lieu, D-Calif., donned  his winter coat and scarf to attend Wednesday’s lottery for office space for new members of Congress.

Kara Mason Nov 19, 2014

 

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Rep.-elect Ken Buck, center, examines office floor plans with Ritika Rodrigues, chief of staff, and Greg Brophy, before picking an office that was among his top five. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Rep.-elect Ken Buck, center, examines office floor plans with Ritika Rodrigues, chief of staff, and Greg Brophy, before picking an office that was among his top five. SHFWire photo by Kara Mason

Newly elected representatives went through the tradition Wednesday of drawing lots for their new office spaces. Scripps Howard Foundation Wire followed three new members: Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Barbara Comstock, R-Va., and Ken Buck, R-Colo.

WASHINGTON – Fifty-five freshman House members gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday to accomplish one important piece of business: claiming an office for the next two years.

Rocky Asutsa Nov 19, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Kenyan-born Erick Fernandes, World Bank adviser on climate change and natural resources, and Ambassador Robinson Githae, shake hands at a reception celebrating the official start of Githae’s duties in Washington. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaClick on photo to enlarge or download: Kenyan-born Erick Fernandes, World Bank adviser on climate change and natural resources, and Ambassador Robinson Githae, shake hands at a reception celebrating the official start of Githae’s duties in Washington. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaWASHINGTON – Kenya's new ambassador to the U.S. will not be focusing on aid and grants during his tour but will instead focus on developing partnerships and trade. He outlined his vision at a reception Tuesday after presenting his credentials to President Barack Obama at the White House.

Lucas Daprile Nov 19, 2014

Lorain Watters Nov 18, 2014


Click on image to enlarge or download: Graphic by Sean McMinn. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on image to enlarge or download: Graphic by Sean McMinn. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersWASHINGTON – Drilling, banging, buzzing – the Capitol’s majestic presence has been hidden beneath towers of scaffolding pipes as part of the 150-year-old dome’s restoration.

Kara Mason Nov 18, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., who lost his re-election bid, may release a classified report about U.S. interrogation techniques. If he does so on the Senate floor, the Constitution would protect him. Senate photoClick on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., who lost his re-election bid, may release a classified report about U.S. interrogation techniques. If he does so on the Senate floor, the Constitution would protect him. Senate photoWASHINGTON – The consequences of unleashing a 6,300-page report about CIA interrogations post 9-11 could make or break Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s career. The Democratic senator hasn’t said if he will release details, only that he is interested in doing so. But if he does, he may be protected by the Constitution.

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