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.

R.E.M. Considering Legal Action Against Trump for Using Songs at Rallies

"We do not condone the use of our music by this fraud and con man," wrote Mike Mills, a member of the rock band After Trump’s reelection campaign played two R.E.M. tunes, "Everybody Hurts" and "Losing My Religion" at a rally in Milwaukee Tuesday night. Mike Mills, a member of the now defunct rock band,

By | 2020-01-16T13:46:15-07:00 January 16th, 2020|Tags: |

CNN Posts Low Debate Ratings Again

CNN’s latest Democratic debate once again posted low ratings despite the unfolding drama between two of the candidates involving independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to The Daily Caller. Hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register, the network garnered just over 7 million viewers for Tuesday night’s debate, which

By | 2020-01-16T13:53:58-07:00 January 16th, 2020|Tags: |

Bette Midler Proposes ‘Osc-hers’ in Response to All Male Director Nominees

On Tuesday, actress and singer Bette Midler angrily responded to the lack of women nominated for the Academy Awards Best Director,  by suggesting the creation of an alternative awards show - "we just get our own show called the Osc-hers" in order to redress the absence of female nominees in this year’s directing category, Breitbart

By | 2020-01-16T05:29:48-07:00 January 16th, 2020|Tags: |

Michael Avenatti Arrested at Los Angeles Courthouse

Michael Avenatti, the California attorney known for representing adult film star Stormy Daniels and who had been a leading antagonist of President Donald Trump was arrested in Los Angeles Tuesday by IRS agents and taken into federal custody following a day-long disciplinary hearing in which the California State Bar is asking a judge to prevent

By | 2020-01-15T12:44:37-07:00 January 15th, 2020|Tags: |

Connecticut School Board Votes to Restore Native American Mascot

A Connecticut high school is reinstating its former mascot — just months after it was ditched because some deemed it racist. Last week, January 8, the school board voted to restore the Redmen mascot for Killingly High School. The board is also calling for an update to the logo design so that it does not

By | 2020-01-15T09:15:26-07:00 January 15th, 2020|Tags: |

Trump Will Transfer $7.2 Billion for Border Wall

President Donald Trump will transfer another $7.2 billion in additional Pentagon funding in 2020 to pay for the promised border wall, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post reported January 13 that President Donald Trump would use his national emergency powers to: Divert an additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding to build a border

By | 2020-01-14T15:32:58-07:00 January 14th, 2020|Tags: |

The UK Secretly Funded Reuters in 1960s, 1970s

Historical documents released by the British Foreign Office show how a secretive team of British civil servants funded Reuters and tried to influence the international media in the 1960s and 1970s according to unclassified documents unveiled Monday, The Hill reports. The British government secretly funded Reuters at the direction of an anti-Soviet propaganda organization with

By | 2020-01-14T15:31:38-07:00 January 14th, 2020|Tags: |

Florida Man Who Spat on ‘MAGA’ Hat-Wearing Bar Patron Gets 90 Days in Jail

A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and one year of supervised probation for spitting on an elderly Trump supporter wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a bar, according to Fox News. Matthias Ajple, 43, entered a no-contest plea to a battery charge on Thursday and Judge David Morgan

By | 2020-01-13T10:47:00-07:00 January 13th, 2020|Tags: |

NYC: Serial Robbery Suspect Released, Promptly Pulls Off Fifth Heist

On January 2, 2020, New York passed a law that permitted for immediate bail of people committed of certain crimes. Under the new bail reform law, most non-violent felonies — including bank robberies carried out without a weapon — are no longer bail eligible, meaning no judge can order them to be held pending trial.

By | 2020-01-13T10:45:07-07:00 January 13th, 2020|Tags: |

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