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Opinion | Why the Fear of Trump May Be Overblown

Jack Shafer is Politico’s senior media writer. Almost nine months after the fact, we’re still learning the full range of Donald Trump’s plot to flush the Constitution and extend his presidency long past its expiration date. This week, a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa revealed that Trump and law professor John Eastman made an 11th-hour effort to convince Mike Pence to unilaterally invalidate the election results, using a two-page-long, easy-bake recipe that Eastman confected. His memo, assessed as low-grade legal garbage by liberals, conservatives, and libertarians, has alerted us to how retrograde Trump politics can get.
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Jan. 6 committee seeks testimony from riot defendants who pleaded guilty

About 60 of the 600-plus rioters charged with storming the Capitol have pleaded guilty to participating in the riot. The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has begun to solicit testimony from the rioters, issuing requests for some defendants to voluntarily provide an account of their decision to travel to Washington and join the angry mob.

Even Biden caught off guard by his administration's foreign policy crises

Washington (CNN) — When French officials erupted in anger last week after being left out of a US-led security pact with Australia and the UK, much of Washington was caught off guard -- including President Joe Biden, according to people familiar with his reaction. Biden had met with French President...

SUV on Side in Bloomingdale

Thanks to Trent for sending around 8:30am: “Overturned car in Bloomingdale, 1st and Randolph”. About that Nixon Campaign Headquarters: “TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Movie Detail – White House Plumbers”. Prince Of Petworth Today at 10:05am. Yesterday we noted the “new” Nixon Campaign Headquarters that sprouted in the old Caribou Coffee space at...

Montgomery Co. to honor victims of 19th century lynchings in Rockville

Montgomery County, Maryland, is devoting this weekend to paying respects to the victims of racial injustice dating back more than a century. John Diggs-Dorsey and Sidney Randolph were two Black men who were lynched during the 19th century in Rockville. The county is designating this Saturday and Sunday — Sept....

The Great Frederick Fair Returns

FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the Great Frederick Fair returned to Frederick Fairgrounds this year. The goal of the fair is to promote agriculture., and educate the youth about the industry. The theme this year is Farm Fresh Fun: Lettuce Turnip the Beet!

Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Leesburg

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Leesburg: 1. 19305 Ruby Dr (571) 333-5918; 2. 635 Potomac Station Dr 571-258-1901; 3. 61 Catoctin Cir NE 703-771-9518; 4. 19350 Winmeade Dr (571) 333-7244; 5. 437 S King St 703-771-1741; 6. 19360 Compass Creek Pkwy 703-779-0102;

Gold Star Families, Afghan War Veterans In Western Maryland To Be Honored

An event is planned for October. Frederick, Md (KM) The Gold Star families and Afghanistan war veterans in western Maryland will be honored at an event next month. Myerville Town Councilman Mark Flynn says the event being called “The Cost of Freedom” will take place on Monday, October 25th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Elks Lodge at 11063 Robinwood Drive. in Hagerstown.
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Justice for D.C. means statehood now

Democracy means the people have a say. If you’re one of 717,000 people who live in Washington, you don’t have that. Congress took it from you. D.C., a majority-minority city, is home to 315,000 Black residents from whom Congress openly and systematically denies statehood, federal representation, and equal citizenship. No voting member of Congress represents the District. D.C. contributes more per-capita federal income tax than any state in the country, yet its people have no say in how it is spent. The Senate, which is 89 percent white, disproportionately empowers whiter states, some with smaller populations than D.C., and prolongs the District’s disenfranchisement. In other words, a ruling white political class is yet again depriving Black and brown citizens of democratic representation.

Weekend best bets: Occoquan Fall craft fair, ‘Queen of Hearts'

For the first time since the pandemic hit in 2020, the popular Occoquan Fall Arts and Crafts Show will return to Historic Occoquan this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26. The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and will take place rain or shine.