24 September 2021
While arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE remain on hold, State Department approves possible sale of F-16 air combat training center to Jordan for $60 million. Sale does not include munitions
DC firefighters responded to 460 calls on Wednesday, February 10th. There were 129 critical and 235 non-critical EMS dispatches, and 96 fire related incidents and other types of emergencies, including 1 working structure fire
"We absolutely condemn the PRC's decision to ban BBC World News," says @StateDeptSpox
The White House just put out a summary of its first "national climate task force" meeting
United States sanctions Commander-in-Chief of the Burmese military forces Min Aung Hlaing and others from Myanmar Military leadership for the Coup
White House: Iran must fulfill the terms of the nuclear deal before negotiating it
Rep. Jamie Raskin: "January 6 was culmination of the president's actions. The insurrection was the most violent and dangerous episode so far in Donald Trump's continuing pattern and practice of inciting violence. But I emphasize—so far"
White House says Biden looks forward to speaking with Israel's prime minister soon - @Reuters
Administration working to "do more now" about the short supply of semiconductors and an executive order will be signed on coming weeks to address the supply chain issue in the longer term, according to @PressSec
Subject of Donald Trump's second impeachment trial "far worse than Watergate", ex-special prosecutor says
"If we don't get moving, they're going to eat our lunch," says @POTUS of China. "We just have to step up
"I have determined that the declaration of a national emergency at our southern border was unwarranted," says @POTUS in letter to @SpeakerPelosi
Stabbing Investigation at 0246 hrs in the 2400 block of Market Street NE. No lookout.
MPD reports the police activity has cleared and the 3100 block of Channing Street, NE between 31st Street and South
The US Secretary of State affirms that Washington stands by Saudi Arabia and is committed to enhancing its security
US Treasury: Yellen warns of 'explosion' of cybercrime risk
Man exposed himself to a woman sitting in her car at UMD College Park, campus police says
Shooting Investigation in the 3100 block of Channing Street NE
Biden administration calls on Turkey to "immediately release" political prisoner Osman Kavala & resolve case against US citizen prof Henri Barkey @hbarkey. Strong statement from State Dept:
Working Fire 7300 block Georgia Ave NW. DC firefighters have extinguished remaining hotspots and declared fire under control. No injuries reported. No displacements. Investigators on scene working to determine cause
Working Fire 7300 block Georgia Ave NW. Fire 1st floor ceiling extension to 2nd floor 2 story mixed occupancy building. Fire knocked down. checking for extension. No injuries reported
Box Alarm 7300 block Georgia Ave NW. 2 story building with fire 2nd floor
@POTUS promises he will work to "bring a responsible end to wars that have dragged on for far too long" while also protecting the US from terrorism
Biden says he will never hesitate to use force to defend America's interests when necessary, but stresses he believes force "should be a tool of last resort, not first." "I understand the full weight of what it means to ask young proud Americans to stand in the breach
Vice President Harris in remarks at the Pentagon: "We will fight to win”
Defense Secretary Austin says the visit by the president and vice president to the Pentagon "shows the importance that they place on our national security
[email protected] says he has faith @POTUS will make sure US has the "most capable fighting force" on the planet
Proud Boys member charged in Capitol attack tells federal judge "he was responding to the entreaties" of then-President Trump. "The President maintained the election had been stolen & it was the duty of loyal citizens to 'stop the steal,'" said his lawyers
"I wouldn't expect any imminent travel" for @SecBlinken (who has received both doses of the CoronavirusVaccine), says @StateDeptSpox. "We are very closely monitoring (pandemic) conditions here in the United States and around the world
US State Department: Houthi leaders will continue to be classified as terrorists
US State Department: The Houthis must stop their hostilities
Biden makes his first visit to the Pentagon in Washington
Trump's political operation paid at least $3.5 million to Jan. 6 organizers. Full amount may never be known because shell companies were used. (a loophole that urgently needs fixing) Per: Center for Responsive Politics (@OpenSecretsDC) Source
7 month ago
No update on a date for @POTUS to address a joint session of Congress, says @PressSec. Asked if a remote speech is possible, she replies: "There are a range of options under discussion
DC firefighters Engine 11 "Oh Thank Heaven" in Columbia Heights took advantage of a mild morning to drill their probationary firefighter on different styles of nozzles and their uses. Every day is a training day
7 month ago
"We are stepping up our diplomacy to end the war" in Yemen via the UN-led process, says @PressSec, reacting to the KSA airport attack
7 month ago
"The vast majority of people will be turned away" who are seeking asylum at the US border, says @PressSec. "This is not the time to come
7 month ago
Also working with partners and allies on the right way to put pressure on the Myanmar military in wake of the BurmaCoup, says @PressSec
7 month ago
Re-opening schools for one day per week in the first 100 days of the administration amid the coronavirus pandemic is a "bar we're trying to leap over and exceed," says @PressSec
7 month ago
"He will have more to say about actions being taken" in response to the BurmaCoup at 13:00 EST (18:00 UTC) says @PressSec when asked if @POTUS will be announcing sanctions
7 month ago
"The president's last COVID test was last Thursday. It was negative," says @PressSec, explaining @POTUS physician believes prudent to test him every two weeks as he's been administered the CoronavirusVaccine
Biden admin plans to roll out sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over their involvement in a coup earlier this month
The US condemns Maduro's censorship: "Venezuelans deserve free elections, not a government that silences the media"
MPD reports the 1500 block of Alabama Avenue, SE, between 15th Street and Stanton Road is closed due to a multi-vehicle
President Biden now has access to the entirety of Trump's private conversations with Putin — including the ones he ordered hidden in the NSC's top-secret codeword system to limit access, Politico reports
Biden NSC has access to Trump's foreign leader calls, plus: Trump lawyer John Eisenberg, who concealed some of those calls in secret NSC server, is now one of Trump's representatives handling records requests from the new White House
Steve Bannon on Trump defense: "The strategy is not working.this is asymmetric information warfare: Democrats argue a coherent made-for-TV fantasy that works on an emotional level. Lindsey Graham's team argues the constitution and nobody cares. Changes needed and needed now"
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