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RGA brings in $75 million under Chris Christie's leadership, group announces

The Republican Governors Association has raised $75 million since Gov. Chris took the reins as the group's chairman in November, the group announced. The RGA, which helps elect and reelect GOP officials across the country, released the updated figures as Christie embarks on a swing through the Carolinas today before heading to Maryland and first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire on Wednesday .


Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie

4 hrs ago | Engadget

giveaway: win a Scorpion EX Pro Kit courtesy of Cam Caddie

Unless you're aiming to film the next Cloverfield -style cinematic masterpiece, you may want to consider some tools to smooth out those shots. Cam Caddie has just the thing, with kits like its Scorpion EX Pro .


Related Topix: Gadgets

8 hrs ago | CBS Local

Survey: D.C. Drivers Among Rudest in America

Drivers in the District of Columbia are known for being some of the worst in the country, but a new survey also pegs them as some of the rudest. polled motorists across the country and found that drivers in D.C. are the second-rudest in the country, trailing only drivers in Idaho.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, New York

12 hrs ago | Go Local

GoLocalWorcester | Politics | Guest MINDSETTERa„˘ Michael Moore: It is Time to Comply with Real Id

For many Americans, using a driver's license to gain access into a federal building or a commercial airplane is a right often taken for granted. However, a lack of compliance to the federal REAL ID law from the Patrick Administration has caused residents of the Commonwealth to begin to lose these rights.


Mon Sep 15, 2014


AHPA issues recommendations on cannabis regulation

The American Herbal Products Association continues to help lead the conversation about cannabis with the issuance of recommendations to regulators on the best practices for production and consumption of the botanical. Interest in cannabis has ramped up significantly in recent years with the passage of medical marijuana laws in 23 states and the District of Columbia, recreational use approvals in both Colorado and Washington and wide-scale approval of industrial hemp cultivation gaining momentum .


Related Topix: Marijuana, District of Columbia Government

Dr Oz: Edible marijuana dangers and Kim Zolciak's fast 50-lb weight loss secrets

Dr. Oz: Marijuana sold to kids as brownies and snacks, Kim Zolciak's 50-pound diet and workout weight loss secrets Dr. Oz: Marijuana sold to kids as brownies and snacks, Kim Zolciak's 50-pound diet and workout weight loss secrets Dr. Mehmet Oz examined the dangers of edible marijuana and discussed Kim Zolciak's 50-pound weight loss diet and workout secrets on the Sept. 15 episode of the Dr. Oz Show .


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Life, Food, Dieting, Family, Kids

The Washington Post

Remember the Navy Yard tragedy Tuesday at Canal Park

Tuesday is a somber day in the District of Columbia: It is first anniversary of the Navy Yard rampage, in which deranged contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 workers before being shot to death by police . The main ceremony commemorating the victims will be an invitation-only affair taking place behind the walls of the Navy Yard complex itself, featuring Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and members of the Navy brass.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer

Nanaimo Daily News

While Washington gridlock stalls many liberal causes, gay marriage and legal marijuana advance

In this June 25, 2014 file photo, Johnnie Seitz moves a "mother" marijuana plant that was used to produce small "clone" plants at Sea of Green Farms, a recreational pot grower in Seattle. While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic, the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform

The Raw Story

Senate committee to consider statehood for the District of Columbia

A U.S. Senate committee will consider statehood for the District of Columbia on Monday, the first hearing on the matter by Congress in two decades, but there is practically no chance for the U.S. capital to become the 51st state. The bill before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee would give Washington and its roughly 650,000 residents a vote in Congress by carving a state, New Columbia, out of the current District of Columbia.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, US News, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton

Business Journal

Arizona schools receive 'D' for academics

Beth Maloney, a teacher at Sunset Hills Elementary School in Surprise, works with fifth-grader Matthew Jonson on building a bridge with toothpicks, part of a Common Core lesson last May. According to, the report, which comes from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation used data from 2013 to evaluate schools. It found that, while Arizona schools showed slight gains since the last such report in 2007, the state still trailed behind much of the country in academic performance.


The Washington Post

Campaign to legalize marijuana in D.C. selects new slogans for November vote

The campaign to legalize marijuana in the District of Columbia has settled on its slogans for the Nov. 4 election: "Vote to refocus Police Resources," and "Legalization Ends Discrimination." The two lines were not tested with focus groups or polled for impact, but campaign chairman Adam Eidinger said he is confident that organizers have nailed it.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, District of Columbia Government


Tabtor Publishes 3rd-Grade Math Resource for Parents

Tabtor , a leader in iPad and tablet-based personalized learning platforms, today announced it is publishing a resource to help prepare families for the math concepts being introduced with the Common Core State Standards. The e-book, A Parents' Guide to 3rd Grade Math + Practice Worksheets, is available for free download at .


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ipad, Education Etc.

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Eye On The Left: Bush, Hitler, Ritler, Pelosi and the South Pacific

A Washington, D.C., public school, apparently in an effort to shape students like the majority of residents in the District of Columbia, recently assigned sixth-graders a homework assignment that required students to compare former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Washington Times

D.C. resumes push for statehood

The District's top elected officials will join legal scholars on Capitol Hill Monday for the first congressional hearing on D.C. statehood in 20 years. The "New Columbia Admission Act" would reduce the federal District of Columbia to an enclave of land including the National Mall and White House while the remainder of the city would become the country's 51st state.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia Government, National Mall, US National Parks, Vincent Gray, US Governors


DC police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

Police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington. District of Columbia police say the man was struck about 3:15 a.m. Sunday by a dark color, four-door Chrysler sedan.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Miss America Pageant: What you should and shouldn't expect to see this year

The Miss America Pageant returns to Atlantic City on Sunday, September 14th for a live broadcast, where 53 state and regional pageant titleholders will compete for the coveted crown in talent, evening gown and fitness competitions. Here's what you can expect when you tune in to the 60th annual live telecast at 8pm EST on ABC .


Related Topix: Miss America Pageant

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Photos: 2014 ONE Music Fest in Atlanta

Women from every U.S. state are competing for the Miss America crown Saturday night, an honor that carries with it a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run as an advocate and role model. The contestants of this year's Miss America pageant were introduced in Atlantic City on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.


Related Topix: Music, Entertainment


Police investigating whether murders are connected

TV reports that police are investigating any possible connections between an unsolved July murder of a woman inside her home and the recent killing of the deputy director of operations the District of Columbia Department of Corrections , Carolyn Cross. Twenty-nine-year-old Dawit Seyoum was arrested earlier this week and charged with Cross's murder.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Housing Wire

FHFA, HSBC reach $550M settlement over mortgages

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a settlement for $550 million with HSBC North America Holdings , related companies and specifically named individuals , resolving claims that it violated private-label mortgage-backed security laws. The claims alleged violations of federal, Virginia and District of Columbia securities laws in connection with private-label mortgage-backed securities purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during 2005-2007.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, District of Columbia Government

Reason Magazine

Hiking the Minimum Wage Won't Help the Poor

The ground has been shifting in the battle over the minimum wage. With President Obama's proposal to hike the national minimum from $7.25 to $9 an hour stalled in Congress, local labor activists have been aiming even higher, getting behind a vastly higher minimum wage of $15 an hour.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News


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