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Flooding Hammers DC

(Washington, DC-AP) — Flooding is causing major problems in the DC region. Up to four inches of rain fell over the area in under an hour this morning, causing flash flooding in downtown DC and surrounding suburbs.

Fire crews responded to dozens of high water rescues to pull commuters from stalled vehicles on flooded roads.

Videos on social media showed water pouring into the basement of the White House, and parts of Constitution Avenue were shut down due to high water.

Police Investigating Possible Hate Crime In Georgetown

(Washington, DC-AP) – Washington, DC police are investigating an assault in Georgetown as a possible hate crime. Maxim Smith is facing assault charges after allegedly hitting a black man in the head with a bike lock while using racial slurs.

It happened after the two got into an argument recently after the victim honked at Smith for being in the middle of the road on his bike. The victim reportedly needed 18 stitches on his head.

Virginia Gov. Declares State Of Emergency

(Charlottesville, VA) – The Governor of Virginia is declaring a state of emergency ahead of several political rallies planned in Charlottesville.

This weekend is the first anniversary of the white supremacist and alt-right rally marked by the death of counter-protestor Heather Heyer. The organizers of that rally are planning similar protests near the White House on Sunday. Governor Ralph Northam says the emergency declaration helps authorities prepare for possible outbursts of violence in Charlottesville and the DC metro area, although he says he’s hoping for much more peaceful demonstrations.

Donald Trump Continues To Exploit Presidency For Private Gain As Golf Count Shows Over $72 Million Spent By Taxpayers Already On Trips To His Properties

(SL) – The first thing someone is going to say is, “How much did we spend on Obama?” So, let’s get that out of the way. As Donald Trump even pointed out in one of his tweets .. After 2,360 days in office, taxpayers were on the hook for $44 million for President Obama’s golf outings.20171008_133231 For Donald Trump, after 261 days, we’ve spent $72,392,178 on his golf outings. Even more alarming, his businesses are profiting.

The Economist focused on the conflict of interest in a post two months ago and it seems that here we are still dealing with the same blatant issue and disregard for the constitution and it is in fact worse than ever.

The Economist reported, “PRETTY close to a laughing stock.” That is Walter Shaub’s verdict on America’s standing in the world, at least from an ethics point of view, under President Donald Trump. Mr Shaub’s stepped down as head of the Office of Government Ethics, a federal watchdog.

He left his job early, frustrated at the president’s failure to separate himself from his businesses, at White House foot-dragging on disclosing ethics waivers for staff, at its failure to admonish a Trump adviser who plugged the family’s products in an interview, and more. “It’s hard for the United States to pursue international anticorruption and ethics initiatives when we’re not even keeping our own side of the street clean,” Mr Shaub told the New York Times.

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