Well, the government shutdown drags on, and poll numbers are horrific for Republicans and the rightbloggers who love them. Gallup showed the party's approval rating dropping 10 points in a month to 28%. Meanwhile Congressional Republicans, according to a new Zogby poll, were at 13% approval. The sh ... More >>
Over 200 activists, politicians and religious leaders are being arrested right now in Washington D.C. during Camino Americano, a massive protest on the National Mall supporting immigration reform. Among those already arrested were Congressman Joe Crowley, who represents New York's 14th Congressional ... More >>
A whole bunch of people stood around in a light rain on the National Mall in Washington DC today, knowing that the churchies were going to say the lousy weather was baby Jesus weeping on them. But a few sprinkles didn't deter the thousands of godless atheists who seemed to really enjoy the parade o ... More >>
Black anarchist flags and the bright orange scarves of government employees unions were crammed side by side on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol yesterday, as protesters from the Occupy movement descended on Washington, D.C. from around the nation for Occupy Congress. The day-long event, hosted by ... More >>
A total of 74 people were arrested yesterday as Occupy Wall Street protesters marched from Zuccotti Park to Times Square. 24 people were arrested and charged with criminal trespass at a LaGuardia Pl. Citibank. Witnesses and protesters say some of those arrested were trying to close their acco ... More >>
Robert SietsemaAll of this will soon be yours, Washington.Now that Washington, D.C., has almost digested Shake Shack, it should start priming its collective gut for another New York export. As The Huffington Post reports, Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali are planning to open a branch of Eataly ... More >>
It was a crazy, hectic, chaotic mess, but a day made easier by the infallibility of good humor. From the man who ran around the rally yelling, "Marijuana is good medicine" to the various babies forced to hold signs, rally goers were never short of a memorable view, or at least something to Tweet abo ... More >>
ViaIf there's a possibility that you care, then you already know: today is Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington D.C. A bunch of liberals and reporters are currently making their way to our nation's capital by any means necess ... More >>
Ladies and Gentleman, from the same people who brought you the infamous "September 11th was a joke" Public Enemy correction, it's...a new member of the Roots! Specifically, famous actor Giovanni Ribisi on bass! Or not at all! Let's parse.
photo by Whitney Dafoe After the big speech hordes, and we mean hordes, of people shuffled toward and into the Metro station nearest the National Mall. We heard one woman declare, exasperated to non-partisanship, "I don't care who is president!" Another woman said she'd been stuck in the crowd for ... More >>
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