Tag Archives: Washington DC

Morning News Podcast: Pro-Trump Protests Quiet, Biden’s Executive Actions

Pro-Trump protests quiet amid massive police presence across, U.S, Biden plans ‘roughly a dozen’ day one executive actions, and Georgia student who walked 7 miles to work each day receives new car through woman’s act of kindness.

Political News: ‘Brooks & Capehart’ On Trump Impeachment, D.C. Fallout

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including President Trump’s historic impeachment, the fallout from the Capitol insurrection and President-elect Biden’s economic relief plan.

Political Views: ‘Joe Biden – From Wilmington To The White House’ (Video)

As Joe Biden becomes the new president of the United States after a bitterly contested election, Inside the Americas takes you to Washington and to his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. In this special edition of the show, our team meets some of the people who made Biden the man he is today. We also discover the places where the president-to-be spent his time, such as the train that took him to Washington every day when he was a young senator.

Anaylysis: ‘How A Pro-Trump Mob Overran The Capitol Police’ (WSJ Video)

The Wall Street Journal analyzed hours of video and audio from the Capitol riot to better understand how a mob of thousands overran police and attacked the U.S. Capitol. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann

Morning News Podcast: Articles Of Impeachment, More Arrests Of Rioters

Democrats demand accountability for President Trump’s actions. If their push to invoke the 25th Amendment fails, they’ll try to impeach him again. But what difference does it make if his term is up in nine days?

Law enforcement officials continue to investigate and arrest rioters, but they’re also preparing for next week’s inauguration. Far-right extremists say they’ll be back. And only about a third of the available coronavirus vaccines have been administered. The incoming Biden administration plans to make nearly all vaccines immediately available.

Reviews: ‘A Historic Week In Washington DC’ (Video)

From news of President Trump’s extraordinary phone call about Georgia’s election to his permanent ban from Twitter and a House plan to introduce an article of impeachment, WSJ’s Shelby Holliday recaps the historic week in Washington. Photo: Michael Reynolds/Shutterstock

Morning News Podcast: Mob Incited By Trump Storms Capitol Building, Biden Victory Certified

A mob incited by President Donald Trump overran the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday as lawmakers were planning to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election.

Guests: Axios’ Margaret Talev, Alayna Treene and Jonathan Swan.

History: Planning And Building ‘The Pentagon’

The Pentagon is the headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense. As a symbol of the U.S. military, the phrase The Pentagon is also often used as a metonym for the Department of Defense and its leadership.

Located in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the building was designed by American architect George Bergstrom and built by contractor John McShain. Ground was broken on 11 September 1941, and the building was dedicated on 15 January 1943. General Brehon Somervell provided the major motivating power behind the project;[6] Colonel Leslie Groves was responsible for overseeing the project for the U.S. Army.

The Pentagon is the world’s largest office building, with about 6,500,000 square feet (150 acres; 0.60 km2) of floor space, of which 3,700,000 sq ft (85 acres; 0.34 km2) are used as offices.[7][8] Some 23,000 military and civilian employees,[8] and another 3,000 non-defense support personnel, work in the Pentagon. It has five sides, five floors above ground, two basement levels, and five ring corridors per floor with a total of 17.5 miles (28.2 km)[8] of corridors. The central five-acre (2.0 ha) pentagonal plaza is nicknamed “ground zero” on the presumption that it would be a prime target in a nuclear war.

Legendary Food: ‘Ben’s Chili Bowl – The Chili Half-Smoke’, Washington DC

Washington, DC, has a little bit of everything for history buffs and foodies, but it’s Ben’s Chili Bowl, which sits on the historic U Street once known as Black Broadway, where the two come together. Insider’s Lisa Paradise stopped by for a bite of the chili half-smoke: a half-pork, half-beef sausage smothered in homemade chili crafted from a generations-old secret family recipe that has remained popular for so many generations it was named the city’s signature dish.