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JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

The American lawyer and preservationist will discuss his latest book, Roosevelt’s Second Act, while The Hay-Adams Chef Peter Schaffrath presents a delicious lunch on Top of the Hay, the hotel's rooftop venue

On Monday, January 27, 2014The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome Richard Moe, who has had a distinguished career in government, law and historic preservation, to discuss his recent book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and The Politics of War, while dining with guests at The Top of the Hay, the Hotel’s elegant rooftop spaces overlooking the White House. Chef Peter Schaffrath will prepare a delicious seasonal luncheon with dessert by Pastry Chef Josh Short.

RAW VIDEO: First Lady donates toys in DC

First Lady Michelle Obama visits Anacostia-Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. to deliver gifts as part of the Toys for Tots campaign.

DC Council passes licenses for undocumented residents

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The DC City Council approved a bill on Tuesday granting access to driver's licenses and ID's for city residents regardless of their immigration status. 

The licenses will be marked to show they belong to undocumented residents.

The DC Drivers Safety Amendment Act of 2013 will go into effect in May 2014.

Recently, California, Vermont, and Massachusetts passed similar bills.

In a written statement on Tuesday, Salvador G. Sarmiento of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network said:

DC Council considers decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. Council members invite the public to testify on a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The hearing will be held Wednesday at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library.

Currently, if you're caught with less than an ounce of pot in D.C. then it's a misdemeanor offense with penalties of up to 6 months in prison. This bill would drop that offense to just a civil penalty, like a speeding ticket, with only a $100 fine.

Opponents argue that, if passed, this decriminalization would contradict federal laws and cause problems for the District. Others say it would only encourage the city's youth to smoke more pot. But supporters say this bill is intended to help young people to make it so that if you get caught with a small amount of pot that it won't keep you from getting a job in the future.

FINALLY, A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AD?...OOPS, IT'S FOR 2016

Although born and bred in upstate New York, I have lived in Northern Virginia for 31 years. This election cycle, the Commonwealth is a battleground in the Presidential race, and by virtue of anticipated coattails, negative or positive, in the Senatorial one as well. For what seems like an eternity, residents have endured increasingly nasty TV ads, and it isn't even post convention, post Labor Day!  Candidates have been crisscrossing the state in attack dog mode, spewing gall and gaffes, attempting to drum up support. I want to buy earplugs.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Taps Attorney Darryl Gorman to Head Office of Boards and Commissions

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Taps Attorney Darryl Gorman to Head Office of Boards and Commissions

 

From Robert Marus: Mayor Vincent C. Gray today announced the appointment of an experienced attorney and consultant, Darryl Gorman, to head the Office of Boards and Commissions (OBC).