Catherine Smith

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

Longtime Mall Santa ‘Replaced’ After Wearing Hat Supporting Trump

A Santa Claus at the Mall of Waycross in Georgia, sparked controversy and was “replaced” after posting a photo of himself wearing a hat supporting President Trump shared his side of the story Tuesday via Facebook. Frank Skinner has played Santa Claus every Christmas for nearly 50 years, including the past 14 years at the

By | 2019-12-13T03:32:33-07:00 December 13th, 2019|Tags: |

Courts Block Trump Admin Plan to Use Military Funds for Border Wall

ABC News is reporting, "Two federal courts in two days have issued nationwide orders blocking the Trump administration's use of $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall along the border of the United States and Mexico, declaring that repurposing those funds would be 'unlawful.'" In a case brought by the American Civil

By | 2019-12-13T03:26:49-07:00 December 13th, 2019|Tags: |

Biden Paid Female Staff Less Than Males for Decades, Report Says

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden paid his female staffers less on average than male staffers over several decades, new analysis finds. Biden has bemoaned gender disparities in wages and has campaigned for the presidency as someone who's "fought for women's rights his whole career," pointing to gender equity legislation signed during the Obama administration. This

By | 2019-12-13T03:26:26-07:00 December 13th, 2019|Tags: |

Police Investigating Teacher for Pulling Off Student’s ‘Women For Trump’ Pin

Police have launched an investigation after a 16-year-old girl claimed she was assaulted by a teacher for wearing a "Women For Trump" pin. Sadie Earegood, a student at Mason High School in Michigan, told police and media that a teacher forcibly removed the pin from her shirt against her will during school hours on December

By | 2019-12-12T04:44:38-07:00 December 12th, 2019|Tags: |

Supreme Court Offers Sympathetic Ear to Insurers Over $12B in ObamaCare Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers pleading for $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans, The Daily Caller reports. The companies hope to collect those funds

By | 2019-12-12T04:31:30-07:00 December 12th, 2019|Tags: |

Mom Slammed for Saying ‘Father Christmas’ Not Gender-Neutral ‘Santa’

An unnamed mom in Plymouth, England, says she’s being ridiculed online for calling Santa Claus “Father Christmas,” instead of a gender-neutral equivalent, PlymouthLive reports. The mother says she was discussing a kids’ Christmas book in a Facebook group when she used the name — and commenters began ridiculing her for it, telling her to use

By | 2019-12-11T03:42:25-07:00 December 11th, 2019|Tags: |

California Fines CVS $3.6M for Failing to Recycle

CVS, the nations largest pharmacy health care provide,  was hit with a $3.6 million fine for failing to recycle and failing to "redeem deposits on bottles and cans at some of its locations, regulators said Monday." The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, better known as CalRecycle,  is charging the pharmacy company with an

By | 2019-12-11T03:41:05-07:00 December 11th, 2019|Tags: |

Boris Johnson Makes ‘Love Actually’ Parody to Promote Brexit

Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson re-created a famous scene from the romantic movie Love Actually for his campaign video that was published Monday, Fox News reports. Boris Johnson is pushing constituents to vote in favor of Brexit — but now he's using a Classic Christmas movie to do it. Johnson recreated the iconic scene from

By | 2019-12-11T03:40:00-07:00 December 11th, 2019|Tags: |

Manchester City Fan Arrested for ‘Monkey Gestures’ Says he was ‘Putting Hands in Pants’

A Manchester City football fan has been arrested for making ‘"monkey gestures" aimed at a Manchester United player. Anthony Burke, 41, was arrested after video footage appeared to show him making monkey gestures towards United’s Brazilian midfielder Fred during the derby match, the Daily Mail reports. He has been suspended as civil engineering manager by

By | 2019-12-10T06:15:13-07:00 December 10th, 2019|Tags: |

Mayors Ask Trump to Import More Refugees for ‘Cultural Diversity’

Brietbart reports, "nearly 100 mayors across the United States are begging President Trump to import as many refugees to the country as possible in order to “bring cultural vibrancy and diversity” to American communities." The mayors want Trump to take away individual communities' ability to decide if they want refugees settled in their cities. In

By | 2019-12-10T05:52:20-07:00 December 10th, 2019|Tags: |

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