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Washington DC mayor: no Democrat is perfect, so consider Bloomberg

* Muriel Bowser says former New York mayor will ‘cast widest net’ * Nevada caucuses: crucial ‘first in the west’ contest – live * Trump calls John Bolton a ‘traitor’ and wants to block his bookDemocrats are not going to find the perfect candidate to take on Donald Trump, the Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser said in an interview published on Saturday, so they should consider backing Mike Bloomberg – as she has done.“We can say that we’re looking for the perfect candidate,” the only woman to be...
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FEC Asks Michael Bloomberg to Clarify Campaign Spending

(Bloomberg) -- The Federal Election Commission faulted Michael Bloomberg’s campaign Thursday for the way it reported its spending, including $14 million in pre-payments to his company for campaign expenses.The campaign made an unusual advanced payment in the fourth quarter of 2019 to compensate Bloomberg LP for consultants, the use of the company’s airplane, terminal rentals and other purposes.(Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)The...
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Washington Dc, Bloomberg LP, Michael Bloomberg, FEC, Federal Election Commission, Bill Allison, Julie Wood, Wendy Benjaminson, FEC Asks Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg News The FEC


A Biblical Perspective on Racial Diversity from John Stott

In the late 1970s, British nationalism and racial discrimination were in full swing, and British Christians began to voice their increasing concern. One way that evangelical leader, John Stott, did this was through his monthly column “Cornerstone” in Christianity Today , written between 1977 and 1981. Those articles covered “a wide spectrum of theological, ethical, cultural, and global issues.” 1 In his column from November 2, 1979, Stott responded to this tension by drawing out fou...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Britain, United States, Washington Dc, Athens, Jesus, Martin Luther King, Christ, Martin Luther King Jr, Enoch Powell, Black History Month, Jesus Christ, PAUL, Southern Africa, Lexham Press


Oracle is accusing Google's chief legal officer of leading a 'coercion campaign' to pressure groups not to support it in their Supreme Court brawl (ORCL, GOOG)

Oracle is accusing Google's chief legal officer of waging a "coercion campaign" aimed at pressuring companies and groups not to endorse its position in their Supreme Court battle. Oracle Executive Vice President Ken Glueck, the tech giant's point man in Washington DC, said Kent Walker, Google's head of global affairs, reached out to "more than half a dozen" parties "to persuade them to stay silent" on the legal dispute. Oracle is accusing Google of copyright infringement and stealing a key com...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Trends, Washington Dc, Oracle, Google Photos, US supreme court, Sun Microsystems, Walker, Oracle Google, IBM Microsoft, Scott McNealy, Kent Walker, Trump Administration, Noel Francisco, Kent Walker Google


Roger Stone heckled as a 'traitor' at final sentencing after outcry over Trump's influence on his case

Roger Stone, one of President Trump's staunchest allies, has arrived in federal court in Washington, DC, for sentencing.He was met outside the court by a group of onlookers, some of whom heckled him, with shouts of “Traitor!”
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Trump ignores outcry and tweets on ally's court sentencing

President Donald Trump on Thursday brazenly ignored his attorney general's plea to stop tweeting about ongoing court cases, again expressing displeasure with how his longtime ally Roger Stone is being treated in court. The president questioned the "fairness" in a tweet to his nearly 73 million followers, right as a Washington, DC, federal judge was opening Stone's sentencing hearing. Stone was convicted in November of lying to Congress, tampering with a witness and obstructing the House of Rep...
Tags: News, Congress, Russia, Washington Dc, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone


Home Value Growth Expected to Re-Accelerate Just in Time For Home Shopping Season

– Annual U.S. home value growth has slowed in each month since April 2018 – The typical home in the U.S. is worth $245,193, up 3.8% from a year ago. – There were 1,500,262 homes listed for sale in January, down 8% from a year ago. – Typical U.S. rent grew 2.3% to $1,602. Seattle, WA – Feb. 20, 2020 (PRNewswire) Annual U.S. home value growth slowed for the 21st consecutive month in January, but you have to squint to spot the difference this time around. When paired with inventory that...
Tags: Real Estate, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Chicago, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Las Vegas, Houston, Seattle, Cleveland, St Louis, Detroit


Washington, DC-based C21 franchise launches iBuyer platform

Redwood Realty's Redwood Offers provides sellers with an all-cash offer within 72 hours, along with guided support on their other selling options.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Washington Dc, Brokerage, Select, Century 21, Washington D.c, Ibuyers, All Cash Offer, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Edward Berenbaum, iBuyer platform, Redwood Offers, Redwood Realty, Shawn Milletary


Arcadia has raised $70 million on the promise it can take on 'a massive old monopoly industry' and slash your power bill

Arcadia is a digital platform that aims to give users more options for buying energy, which has long been controlled by large utilities. The DC-based startup has raised more than $70 million from big investors including Energy Impact Partners and G2VP, a venture fund that spun out of Kleiner Perkins in 2016. Arcadia has about 400,000 members in the US and it's growing quickly, with numerous community solar projects in development, according to a company spokesperson. Here's everything you need...
Tags: Washington, US, NFL, Trends, Washington Dc, Union of Concerned Scientists, North America, Arcadia, Kleiner Perkins, Business Insider, Northeast, John Rogers, Reddy, Solar Energy Industries Association, EIP, New York Illinois


Ordway lands $10M Series A to bridge gap between sales and finance

Ordway, a Washington, DC startup, is building a platform to deal with all of the stuff that happens after you make sale. It starts with the order and goes all the way to revenue, however that revenue manifests itself — as a one time payment or a recurring subscription. Today the company announced a $10 million Series A. CRV led the round with participation from Clocktower Ventures and existing investors Lerer Hippeau and Revolution Rise of the Rest fund. The company has now raised a total of $12...
Tags: Startups, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, ERP, Washington Dc, Quote To Cash, Netsuite, Ordway, CRV, Gulati, Lerer Hippeau, Thoma Bravo, Clocktower Ventures, Post-sales Tools, Sameer Gulati


Heathrow flights diverted after runway is blocked

United's flight from Washington DC and BA's service from Belfast landed at Gatwick, while other planes diverted to Stansted [Author: Simon Calder]
Tags: Washington Dc, Gatwick, Belfast, United, Stansted, Simon Calder


Driver stranded after connected rental car can’t call home (ars technica)

Enlarge / One of GIG Car Share's Toyota Priuses on a street in Berkley, California. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Over the weekend, a trip to the Californian boonies by Guardian journalist Kari Paul turned into a cautionary tale about the perils of the connected car and the Internet of Things. Paul had rented a car through a local car-sharing service called GIG Car Share, which offers a fleet of hybrid Toyota Priuses and electric Chevrolet Bolt EVs in the Bay Area and Sacramento...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, Washington Dc, Oakland, Seattle, Daimler, Bay Area, PAUL, Berkley California, Jonathan M Gitlin, Kari Paul, Smith Collection Gado Getty


Agent switcheroo sees Compass, Sotheby’s swapping notable teams

Atlanta agent Jere Metcalf is returning to Sotheby's after leaving for Compass in 2018. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. agent Marc Fleisher is leaving Sotheby's for Compass.
Tags: Lawsuit, Washington, Atlanta, Georgia, Radio, Washington Dc, Agent, Compass, Sotheby's, Industry News, Sotheby, Realogy, Brokerage, Select, Atlanta Fine Homes, Jere Metcalf


NGO sending on birthright trip

Ta-Nehisi Coates mused, in his 2015 book, Between the World and Me, about the nature of the relationship between black Americans and travel. “It had never occurred to me to leave America — not even temporarily,” he says, elaborating that a friend of his “once said that he used to think of traveling as a pointless luxury, like blowing the rent check on a pink suit.” Black Americans still struggle to find access to the same avenues and institutions available to other Americans. We have been ba...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Africa, Americas, US, America, Atlantic, United States, Washington Dc, Paris, Jfk, Baltimore, Costa Rica, Ghana, Richard Wright


Elon Musk dreams of building a Mars spaceport in South Texas. A few scrappy homeowners may stand in SpaceX's way.

About a dozen homeowners in South Texas' Boca Chica Village neighborhood have not sold their properties to SpaceX to make way for a planned Starship spaceport. SpaceX and a real-estate firm it hired have told residents they could be removed — and for far less money — through an eminent-domain process started by Cameron County. However, one homeowner told Business Insider that she and her husband would not sell to SpaceX, and they apparently aren't alone. Meanwhile, the Institute for Justice, a...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, US, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Atlantic, Washington Dc, Port Of Los Angeles, Social Security, Michigan, Mars, Johnson, Faa, Maria


Jeff Bezos just pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his billions.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, has pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. Bezos became nearly $2 billion richer after selling some of his Amazon stock earlier this month. As Amazon's founder and CEO, Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $130 billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration co...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Elon Musk, Instagram, Yahoo, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc, Bill Gates


Today's the first day on the job for new WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani. Insiders told us why he's the guy to pull off one of the most difficult turnarounds Silicon Valley has ever seen.

Sandeep Mathrani, WeWork's new CEO, starts on Tuesday. To understand how he will likely lead the struggling coworking giant, we talked with six executives at his former company GGP. Mathrani started at the mall company GGP after his predecessors laid the foundation for a major turnaround, and he continued the plan with his operating expertise. WeWork wasn't his first stop after working at GGP's parent company — instead, he was set to be a consultant for the private-equity giant Starwood Capita...
Tags: India, Softbank, US, Trends, Chicago, Kanye West, Washington Dc, Sheldon Adelson, Starwood, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, Bill Ackman, WeWork, Nolan, Metz, Signal


Opinion: A short sentence for Stone wouldn't be a Trump victory

When Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentences Roger Stone on Thursday in federal court in Washington, DC, she likely will have little sympathy for him. A jury convicted Stone, based on powerful evidence, of all counts against him, including making false statements to Congress and witness tampering.
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Dc, Stories, Trump, Roger Stone, Amy Berman Jackson


A short sentence for Stone wouldn't be a Trump win

When Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentences Roger Stone on Thursday in federal court in Washington, DC, she likely will have little sympathy for him. A jury convicted Stone, based on powerful evidence, of all counts against him, including making false statements to Congress and witness tampering.
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Dc, Stories, Trump, Roger Stone, Amy Berman Jackson


Encouraging Signs For Black Homeownership Rate as it Rebounds From Historic Lows

The homeownership rate for black households rose during the second half of 2018, perhaps the start of a recovery from lows following the Great Recession Seattle, WA – Feb. 18, 2020 (PRNewswire) Recent trends in the black homeownership rate show an increasing number are becoming homeowners. The homeownership rate for black households jumped 3.4 percentage points over the second half of 2019, bringing it from a three-decade low to back near historic averagesi. A deeper analysis by Zillow® reve...
Tags: News, Washington, Sacramento, San Francisco, Atlanta, Radio, Washington Dc, Portland, Dallas, Birmingham, Home Ownership, Zillow, Columbus, San Antonio, Richmond, Orlando


Trump attends wedding of immigration hardline adviser Stephen Miller

Senior aide condemned over links to white nationalismMiller married vice-president Mike’s Pence press secretaryDonald Trump has attended the wedding this weekend of embattled and controversial White House aide Stephen Miller, who has been condemned for his links to white nationalism and his hardline stance on immigration.“The President is at Trump International Hotel for the wedding of Mr and Mrs Stephen Miller,” a White House statement said. Trump had been in Florida earlier on Sunday to attend...
Tags: Florida, White House, US news, US politics, Washington Dc, US immigration, Donald Trump, Nascar, Trump, Mike, Trump International Hotel, Stephen Miller, Trump Administration


'Trump is deciding who is American': how the new travel ban is tearing families apart

As six countries are added to the list of restrictions, Nigerian and Eritreans in the US say the ban is devastating their livesIt started out as a joyous day for Olumide. On 31 January, the 32-year-old Nigerian American learned in an email that the US was finally processing the visa applications of his wife and daughter in Nigeria.Hours later, Donald Trump shattered their celebration, announcing that he was adding six countries to the travel ban, including Nigeria. The decision cuts off pathways...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Nigeria, Africa, US, Iran, Afghanistan, United States, Washington Dc, San Diego, Eritrea, Sudan, Chad, Muslim, Myanmar


How a few scrappy homeowners may stand between Elon Musk and his dream of a Mars spaceport in South Texas

About a dozen homeowners in South Texas' Boca Chica Village neighborhood have not sold their properties to SpaceX to make way for a planned Starship spaceport. SpaceX and a real-estate firm it hired have told residents they could be removed — and for far less money — through an eminent-domain process started by Cameron County. However, one homeowner told Business Insider that she and her husband would not sell to SpaceX, and they apparently aren't alone. Meanwhile, the Institute for Justice, a...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, US, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Atlantic, Washington Dc, Port Of Los Angeles, Social Security, Michigan, Mars, Johnson, Faa, Maria


Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today … to write our obituaries

People are imagining their place in posterity as the ‘death positivity’ movement sweeps AmericaA writing class with a twist is taking place in a community centre in Washington DC. A group of men and women, young and old, are learning the art of writing an obituary. Their own obituary.None of them is at death’s door – in fact, most are in fine shape – but the workshop’s organiser, Sarah Farr, has asked them to think what their obituary might look like if, let’s say, they were run over by a bus to...
Tags: World news, US news, Washington Dc, Death and dying, Sarah Farr


William Barr: how the attorney general became Trump's enabler-in-chief

Barr’s brazen intervention in the case of the president’s crony Roger Stone is the latest grave disappointment to those who thought he might rein in his boss’s excessesLawyers who have filled political appointee positions in the Trump administration have been pursued by doubts about their qualifications or caliber.In 2018, a justice department staffer was made acting attorney general, the department’s top job.Last week, the president installed a young friend of his aide Stephen Miller atop a pyr...
Tags: New York, London, News, Washington, White House, Russia, New York City, US, Reagan, Joe Biden, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, New York Times, Italy, Bill Clinton


An Old and Contested Solution to Boost Reading Scores: Phonics

As test scores lag, there’s a growing debate between proponents of the “science of reading,” which emphasizes phonics, and traditional educators who prefer to instill a love of literature.
Tags: News, Education (K-12, Washington (DC, Teachers and School Employees, Reading and Writing Skills (Education


A backlash may have killed the cashless store, but retailers are still betting on futuristic payments innovations

Cashless stores have been a polarizing retail invention. They have been lauded as innovative and convenient in addition to being derided as sowing inequality. Fears over the exclusionary nature of cashless stores prompted a spate of legislative bans against them. Alex Bau, the Federal Reserve's director of data and policy analysis of the cash product office, said that nowadays, retailers seem to be more keen to "meet the customer where they're at" when it comes to payment options. Visit Busine...
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The dream of a cashless society is a nightmare for some. Here's why cities across the US are banning cashless businesses and who's taking which side.

In January, New York became the latest US city to ban cashless businesses, joining other cities including San Francisco and Philadelphia. Those in favor of going cashless say it makes businesses more efficient. But legislators and consumers argue that it excludes portions of the population that don't have bank accounts or debit cards. Analysts at Deutsche Bank's research arm recently released a series of reports on the future of payments. And cash, they said, is likely here to stay. "Over cent...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, New York, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Deutsche Bank, Credit, Philadelphia, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, Warby Parker