Tag Archives: ‘Washington

FCC security manhandles a Washington reporter trying to ask a question

Journalist arrested after questioning Secretary Price Another journalist has been manhandled by security while trying to ask a public official questions. Now the National Press Club is worried about a trend, and has called on reporters to speak up if they’re mistreated. On Thursday, veteran Washington reporter John Donnelly was pinned against a wall by two security guards at the Federal Communications Commission headquarters when he approached FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly to ask a question after a press conference. This is at least the second time a reporter has been ...

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Robert Nardelli on Trump: Washington can't slow him down

Bob Nardelli: Trump has to grow into being presidential There’s a lot about the early days of Trump administration that Bob Nardelli likes. But what the former CEO of Home Depot(HD) and Chrysler really likes is the pace of change in the nation’s capital. “Washington can’t slow him down,” said Nardelli in an interview with CNN’s Christine Romans. “Washington has to catch up. It’s no different than business.” Nardelli said he’s particularly happy with how much Trump has done to engage with the business community, meeting regularly with chief executives ...

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Denzel Washington 'marries' couple

Fences star and director Denzel Washington surprised a tourist couple at the Oscars by pretending to marry them in a mock ceremony. A group of tourists were brought into the glitzy event, having been told they were going to see a costume exhibition. One woman said she and her partner were getting married in August and that Washington was her favourite actor. Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel then asked Washington to perform a quick ceremony in the front row of the auditorium. “I now pronounce you man and wife. You may ...

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Donald Trump protests: Washington leads global rallies

Hundreds of thousands have massed for a “Women’s March on Washington”, part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump. The rally is one of more than 600 being held worldwide on the president’s first full day in office. The aim is to highlight women’s rights, which protesters believe to be under threat from the new administration. Mr Trump attended a multi-faith service at Washington National Cathedral and is visiting the CIA HQ in the afternoon. He has taken his first steps as president, signing an ...

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David Fahrenthold, Washington Post reporter, becomes CNN contributor

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold, a breakout star of the 2016 campaign for his coverage of Donald Trump’s foundation, is CNN’s newest contributor. Fahrenthold was introduced with his new title on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Monday night, making it official. Like other CNN contributors who work at major newspapers, Fahrenthold will remain full-time with The Post but will appear on the network regularly. The contributor role is sure to be newsworthy because Fahrenthold was behind some of the biggest scoops of the campaign season. Editors and journalism ...

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Alabama DE Allen: Washington players were 'soft'

2:04 AM ET ATLANTA — After Alabama‘s dominating 24-7 victory against Washington on Saturday in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Crimson Tide defensive end Jonathan Allen called the Huskies “soft.” That was actually an improvement over what he called them walking off the field at halftime. “They were soft,” Allen told ESPN after the game. “No disrespect, but we could have played better.” Clemson insists it is ready for its chance at redemption. The question is whether Alabama’s dynastic hold over college football expands or whether a usurper to the throne ...

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Democrats: Agency says Trump must sell stake in Washington hotel

Trump’s conflicts of interest are unprecedented A federal agency has determined that President-elect Donald Trump must sell his stake in his luxury Washington hotel, House Democrats said Wednesday. Trump leases the property from the government. If he doesn’t sell it, the General Services Administration will consider Trump in breach of the lease the moment he is sworn in on January 20, the Democrats said. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Bama, Clemson, OSU, Washington picked for CFP

1:55 PM ET ESPN.com news services Alabama, Clemson and Washington all took care of business this weekend while Ohio State waited at home. In the end, the top four teams entering the conference championship games were given berths in the College Football Playoff. The No. 1 Crimson Tide will face the No. 4 Huskies in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the No. 2 Tigers will square off with the No. 3 Buckeyes in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31, as announced Sunday by the CFP selection committee. We have ...

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Trump's Washington hotel could become ethical headache

No, Donald Trump is not setting up a ‘blind trust’ Of all the potential conflicts of interest posed by President-elect Donald Trump’s business ventures, perhaps none is more glaring than the hotel he just opened blocks from the White House. The Trump International in Washington is a showpiece of the Trump hotel brand — a historic post office transformed into a gleaming five-star property. On January 20, the inaugural parade will pass by its stately clock tower and Romanesque arches. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington

The US Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been working on a number of technologies designed to sniff out radioactive material, and it just deployed 1,000 handheld scanners to test one of those systems in the nation’s capitol. They way they did it was pretty unusual, though. As the first large-scale test of the SIGMA program, DARPA put together a mock kidnapping adventure game. Participants in the exercise were each given a backpack with a small SIGMA radiation detector. Each one is connected to a smartphone, ...

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