Tag Archives: Washington Times

Metro defends ruling keeping Archdiocese of Washington from running Christmas ads on D.C. busses

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority told a federal appeals court on Friday that a lower court was right to reject an injunction that would’ve let the D.C. archdiocese advertise a Christmas campaign on city busses. Metro defended the lower court’s ruling denying the Archdiocese of Washington’s “Find the Perfect Gift” campaign in a 32-page Read More…

'Harlem Shake' creator takes aim at FCC chairman for using song in anti-net neutrality video

The artists behind “Harlem Shake,” a dance song that became an internet meme in 2013, have threatened legal action against the head of the Federal Communications Commission for using the tune in a video defending his recent decision to repeal net neutrality protections. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai dances to “Harlem Shake” near the end of Read More…

Uber accused of illegally spying on competing ride-hailing companies by former security official

Uber has hired spies and hackers to conduct intelligence-gathering operations targeting competing ride-hailing companies, one of its former security officials alleged in a court filing Friday. Richard Jacobs, Uber’s manager of global intelligence until earlier this year, claims his former employer used illegal tactics against competitors and their employees in order to maintain its advantage Read More…

Adam Schiff worried Republicans will curb Russia probe within weeks

Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat, said he’s concerned House Speaker Paul Ryan will cave in to the Trump administration and call off the Intelligence Committee’s probe into the 2016 presidential election race. “I’m increasingly worried Republicans will shut down the House Intelligence Committee investigation at the end of the month,” Mr. Schiff, the intel panel’s Read More…

Lawyer Lisa Bloom offered payouts for women willing to come forward about Trump harassment: Report

Lisa Bloom, a prominent attorney known for her involvement in sexual harassment cases, sought to arrange large compensation for women who were willing to come forward about their accusations towards President Trump, The Hill reported Friday. Ms. Bloom’s compensation included arranging for one woman to have her mortgage paid off and another payment of $750,000 for Read More…

Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump contraception mandate rollback

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Trump’s decision to roll back Obama-era rules that require employers to provide free birth control as part of their health plans. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone, presiding in Philadelphia, issued a preliminary injunction against Mr. Trump’s interim final rule, which said any employer who asserts a good-faith Read More…

California issues first recreational marijuana licenses weeks away from legal weed sales beginning

California has begun licensing recreational marijuana businesses in anticipation of retail weed sales beginning January 1. The California Bureau of Cannabis Control issued 20 licenses Thursday for medical and recreational or “adult-use” marijuana businesses, giving them the go-ahead to take part in what’s expected to become the nation’s largest legal commercial marijuana marketplace once it Read More…

Legalizing 'Dreamers' would cost $26 billion: CBO

Legalizing 2 million illegal immigrant “Dreamers” would cost the government $25.9 billion over the next decade, as those now-legal people would claim more tax, education and other benefits they haven’t been able to get before, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday. The CBO also said newly legalized Dreamers would sponsor 80,000 more immigrants to enter Read More…

Zoobia Shahnaz, Long Island woman, charged with sending Bitcoin to ISIS

Federal prosecutors have charged a Long Island resident in connection with a scheme that allegedly resulted in sending tens of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies to Islamic State terrorists. The Department of Justice unsealed a five-count indictment Thursday charging Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, with bank fraud and multiple counts of money Read More…

Grave of slain Charlottesville protester Heather Heyer kept secret due to threats, mother says

The mother of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old paralegal killed while protesting white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, said she’s won’t reveal the location of her daughter’s grave on account of receiving ongoing threats four months following her death. Susan Bro, Heyer’s mother, said her daughter’s ashes are interred in an unmarked, undisclosed, “completely protected” location, The Read More…

EDITORIAL: Justice Department, FBI must clean up their act

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Those tasked with administering the law are obligated defer their opinions to the impartiality of the Constitution. Some people at the Justice Department prefer to tug on Lady Justice’s blindfold. Mr. Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion, so called, casting a shadow over the administration of Donald Trump since Read More…

EDITORIAL: Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to blow up bridge between East and West

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The ability to respond smartly to controversy is a measure of responsible leadership. Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan just flunked a test. The Turkish president-cum-caliph with a tart tongue has flown off the handle over the U.S. foreign policy turn toward Israel, demonstrating why he is an unreliable ally. Eliminating common ground undermines the basis Read More…

EDITORIAL: Donald Trump recognizes the Israeli capital, and it's about time

ANALYSIS/OPINION: For once, Donald Trump’s taste for all-capital letters makes the right point with blunt precision: “Jerusalem IS Israel’s capital: I will move our embassy there AND make peace with the Palestinians.” Making peace with people who don’t want peace is always difficult, when it’s not impossible, but the president promises to soldier on. “Today Read More…

EDITORIAL: Mike Pence puzzles Washington

ANALYSIS/OPINION: To the titans of wisdom, morality and politics (as a bunch of little guys of press and tube think of themselves), Mike Pence is a puzzlement. They just can’t get a handle on the man. No one has accused him of parading through the White House in the nude, no young woman has said Read More…

EDITORIAL: Supreme Court listens for voice of a wedding cake

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Nowhere on the left end of the political spectrum is the call for “tolerance” more deceitful than among the organized sexually confused. Tolerance, Jonathan Capehart, a gay (but not very cheerful) editorial writer for The Washington Post, tells a television interviewer, should not be a two-way street. “It’s a one-way street.” Tolerance for me, Read More…