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  1. The Assembly Agenda: This week in Washington, D.C. - December 18, 2014Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Groong

    Armenian Assembly of America News 1334 G Street, N.W., Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20005 Tel: 393-3434 Fax: 638-4904 E-mail: aaapress@gmail.com Web: http://armenianassembly.tumblr.com/ The Assembly Agenda: This week in Washington, D.C. - December 18, 2014 By Taniel Koushakjian AAANews Blog December 18, 2014 Welcome to the last Assembly Agenda of 2014! Below is a full recap of what went down on Capitol Hill when the 113th Congress came to a close this week. While I explain the `Cromnibus,' new ambassadors head to Armenia and Azerbaijan, retiring Congressman Moran looks to line his pockets with Azeri petro-dollars, and Jeb Bush leans in, here's the Assembly Agenda: your go-to source for Armenian American issues in Washington, DC.

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  2. Washington DC Moves to Blacklist Andy HarrisRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | High Times

    While tempers continue to flare in Washington DC over Representative Andy Harris' snidely role in blocking legal weed in the nation's capital, there have been rumors circulating that a cult of wild-eyed stoners are planning to march up to Capitol Hill and flog the pot-hating lawmaker with a wet rubber hose. However, while those tumultuous tales have not yet been confirmed, some reports indicate that District business have, in fact, taken it upon themselves to blackball the congressman from frequenting their establishments.

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  3. Subhah Agarwal and More Set for Don't Block the Box at The Wonderland Ballroom TonightRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Don't Block The Box returns to The Wonderland Ballroom located at 1101 Kenyon St St NW, Washington DC 20010, tonight, December 19th, at 7:30pm. Don't Block the Box is the longest running stand up comedy showcase at the Wonderland..

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  4. Freundel-related lawsuit adds RCA as defendantRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    A lawsuit arising out of allegations of voyeurism at a Washington DC ritual bath added the Rabbinical Council of America as a defendant. The lawsuit, filed earlier this month by a third-year student at Georgetown University's law school, initially named as defendants Rabbi Barry Freundel's Washington synagogue, Kesher Israel, the adjacent mikvah and her own law school for allowing Freundel's alleged misdeeds to go unchecked.

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  5. Review panel: Secret Service needs outsider as leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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  6. Obama aligns with Hillary Clinton on Cuba, fires back at Marco RubioRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Washington Times

    ... Mr. Earnest said Thursday the White House may take the previously unthinkable step of welcoming Raul Castro to Washington sometime in the next two years. Among the strongest supporters of the newfound U.S.-Cuba relationship is Mrs. Clinton, former ...

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  7. Orthodox Rabbinic Group Sued in Barry Freundel Mikveh Peeping CaseRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Forward

    A lawsuit arising out of allegations of voyeurism at a Washington D.C. ritual bath added the Rabbinical Council of America as a defendant. The lawsuit, filed earlier this month by a third-year student at Georgetown University's law school, initially named as defendants Rabbi Barry Freundel's Washington synagogue, Kesher Israel, the adjacent mikvah and her own law school for allowing Freundel's alleged misdeeds to go unchecked.

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  8. For 2 tied ANC races, a not-so-technical way to decide rules the dayRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... were still in the dark about how their races would be won. The other race, for district 7E04 in Southeast Washington, was a dead heat at 204 votes apiece as well, between Myron Smith, and incumbent Mary D. Jackson. As Thursday's meeting began ...

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  9. More women come forward against Georgetown rabbiRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

    More women come forward against Georgetown rabbi More women are coming forward and accusing Rabbi Barry Freundel of videotaping them. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/16wZ3H8 WASHINGTON -- More women are coming forward and accusing Georgetown Rabbi Barry Freundel of possibly videotaping them as they disrobed for a Jewish ritual bath called a mikvah.

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  10. Dan Pfeiffer knows how to keep a Cuba secretRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... there was no news "to make today or any day." On Nov. 21, during a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with Washington reporters, Pfeiffer was asked whether President Obama was considering a "review of Cuba policy and any reach out to Cuba?" "I ...

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  11. Secret Service Panel: Build Bigger Fence Around White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    The White House as seen from behind the North Lawn fence in Washington October 23, 2014. A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts and four misdemeanors, the U.S. Secret Service said on Thursday.

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  12. IRS head says budget cuts could delay tax refundsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    In this July 23, 2014 file photo, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday.

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  13. 'NCIS' recap- 'House Rules'Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | TheCelebrityCafe

    NCIS began with Tim at his typewriter writing a letter to his father on Christmas Eve about a case the team had the week before. A flashback shows Gibbs watching a western when a news broadcast interrupts with news of an Internet shutdown in Washington D.C. and the broadcaster announcing the federal authorities were looking into it since it could be the result of coordinated hackings.

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  14. Four charter schools to lease former DCPS buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Four charter school operators have been selected to lease space in two surplus D.C. public school buildings, according to an announcement this week by Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith. The Mamie D. Lee School in Northeast Washington was awarded jointly to Bridges and Briya public charter schools, who will partner to offer a range of programs for infants through adults.

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  15. Newly released DC condos offer sweeping city viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    If you are looking for a Washington , DC condo with drop-dead views, 18-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, two levels, and your own private roof terrace, check out the newly released penthouses at Victoria , the newly completed upscale residence at 1443 Chapin Street NW. Urban Pace has just released three stunning penthouses for sale, starting at $699,900.

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  16. Last minute gift ideas: Is this the perfect gift for the entire family?Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | PR Log

    PRLog - Dec. 18, 2014 - Washington, DC. Dec. 18, 2014- If you're searching for Last minute gift ideas, this is hands down the best gift you can get for your family this holiday season.

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  17. Implant and Clinical Characteristics for Pediatric and Congenital...Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Circulation

    From the Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC ; Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT ; and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO . Correspondence to Charles I. Berul, MD, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, 111 Michigan Ave NW, Suite W3-200, Washington, DC 20010.

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  18. US faces long path to forge ties with CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    Cuban President Raul Castro greeting freed Cuban prisoners Gerardo Hernandez , Ramon Labanino and Antonio Guerrero in Havana upon their release from the United States. WASHINGTON: The renewal of full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba could be the start of a long thaw in decades of animosity but the path is full of obstacles, not least the US sanctions on the Communist-run island.

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  19. Could Nobu Be Coming to West End?Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | The George Towner

    If Washington, D.C., has indeed become a hub for top-notch restaurants, the D.C. arrival of Nobu, one of the world's top Japanese restaurants, would highlight that distinction. While it remains only a possibility, a source told the Washington Business Journal last week that Nobu is in talks for a West End space at 2501 M St. NW., two blocks east of Georgetown.

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  20. Time to EnjoyRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Guide To Retirement LIving

    ... priest. His first assignment was at the Church of the Presidents, located across from the White House in downtown Washington, D.C. His time there afforded him several memorable experiences, including participating in the March on Washington and ...

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