Wednesday, January 16, 2013
During the presidential inauguration Monday, the presidential limousine will use the license plates to bring attention to DC's lack of voting representation in Congress.
When the presidential limo drives down Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day, its license plate will bear the motto, "Taxation Without Representation," in a nod to the District of Columbia's lack of voting representation in Congress. Last week the District Council unanimously approved a resolution that President Barack Obama's limousine fleet should use the plates. DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson met with White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs David Agnew Friday to discuss the resolution. “On January 21, President Barack Obama will be inaugurated for his second term. Following the ceremony, he will lead a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue with his motorcade. This parade will be watched by millions …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Four Seasons restaurant was the site of a belated 20th anniversary celebration.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama belatedly celebrated their 20th anniversary at the Georgetown Four Seasons Bourbon Steak restaurant Saturday night, according to the Associated Press. Their anniversary was last Wednesday, the night of the first presidential debate in Denver. Bourbon Steak is popular with celebrities of both the political and Hollywood sets. In March Adam Levine, Dick Keil, Ken Burns and Robert Redford were all spotted dining there while in D.C. The Four Seasons restaurant features menus crafted by James Beard award-winning chef and internationally renowned restaurateur Michael Mina.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
If you have a question you would like to ask President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney, submit it in the comments section below. It could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
by Patch Staff If Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island on Tuesday, Oct. 16, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch and AOL, along with Google and Yahoo, to solicit questions from the American …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Georgetown and Washington, DC
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Georgetown Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. Voting Information Absentee voting is already underway in the District. You may request an absentee ballot here. Unlike many states that have restrictions, anyone can choose to vote absentee in D.C. If you vote absentee, your ballot should be postmarked on or before Nov. 6 and must arrive by Nov. 16 this year. If you moved or changed your name, your previous voter registration may no longer be valid. You can check your voter registration information here. You can register to vote and cast…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The President spoke Friday before more than 1,000 students, parents, teachers and D.C. area officials.
President Barack Obama seemed to strike all the right notes Friday at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va. when he delivered a speech designed to put pressure on Congress to keep student loan interest rates down. This week Georgetown University student president Clara Gustafson signed a letter with some 200 other student body presidents, calling on Congress to address student loan debt and prevent increased rates on Stafford loans. "I decided to sign on as the Georgetown University undergraduate student body president because it is an issue that is relevant to all students and Georgetown students are not excluded from that" said Gustafson in an email. The president spoke before an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,000 junior and senior…
Friday, November 11, 2011
The president placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and offered remarks at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater on Friday.
President Barack Obama, in his remarks Friday at Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater, compared today’s servicemen and women to the Greatest Generation that faced the hardships of World War II. Obama also noted the upcoming holidays would serve as a season of homecomings following the end of the war in Iraq and the anticipated withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan. Over the next five years, 1 million troops will return to civilian life. “This generation of service members – this 9/11 Generation – has borne the burden of our security during a hard decade of sacrifice. Our servicemen and women make up less than 1 percent of Americans, but also more than 1 million military spouses and 2 million children and millions more…
Young and old gathered to remember and honor America's armed services.
Families and strangers, youth groups and veterans, and people of all political persuasions came together Friday at Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater to honor the men and women who have served this country. The National Veterans Day Observance ceremony featured a traditional laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and remarks by President Barack Obama. Even among the younger attendants, it was a time of reflection. “It’s important because you get to honor your country,” said 14-year-old Leon Wilcox, one of 50 Navy ROTC cadets who came to the ceremony from Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Md. “I get to honor my relatives – I’ve had a lot in the military who have died,” he said. “It’s important to remember …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The president and the chancellor enjoyed a dinner at Georgetown's 1789 restaurant.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel dined at 1789 Restaurant with President Barack Obama Monday evening. A security detail blocked 36th Street around the Georgetown restaurant as the two heads of state enjoy a meal. The official state dinner is today, Tueday. What might the two have discussed over dinner? At the White House press briefing Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that during Merkel's visit the two: "...will discuss the range of foreign policy issues that are out there that are of common interest to both countries. I think, again, the relationship is important, the cooperation is excellent, and I’m sure they will talk about those issues as well as many others." An email sent to 1789 inquiring about the menu…