Hollywood on the Potomac

Apple of their Eye: Crowds line Wisconsin to welcome D.C.'s first

June 20, 2010

Apple opened its first store in the District -- in Georgetown of course, more than two and a half years after buying a prime Wisconsin Avenue building. The store, at 1229 Wisconsin Ave. NW, previously occupied by the French Connection, opened Friday at 5 p.m.

 


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Rush Limbaugh Doesn't Want You to Read This Book

June 16, 2010

Lefty talk show host, columnist and political commentator Bill Press ripped into the right last night for "destroying" political debate during a MediaMatters-hosted reception to fete his new book "Toxic Talk." Sen. Byron Dorgan and House Majority Whip James Clyburn were also on hand for the launch party.

Watch the video at NBC Nightside


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Governator is Victorious at Documentary Premiere

June 13, 2010

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had every right to be in a very good mood at last night’s Washington premiere of “Gerrymandering” at the E Street Cinema presented by The Impact Arts & Film Fund and Green Film Company.  Not only are his efforts on behalf of Proposition 11 highlighted in the docu-flick, but Proposition 14 passed on Tuesday in his state.
“With those two together and  the passing of both, we will now get politicians moving back to the center,” said the Governor.  “Now we will be beholden to the people, not the politicians.”
The word gerrymandering (often referred to as redistricting) originated in 1812 via then Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts who redrew the electoral districts to benefit his party.  The terminology stuck and is used today to imply the same and the act of gerrymandering lives on.


What is so shocking here is how gerrymandering happens and how it threatens Democracy which is the basis of the movie....

 


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