Obama Plans To Be Quiet After Leaving Office
President Obama plans to be quiet for awhile after leaving office on Friday. Obama told reporters during his last news conference that he looks forward to spending more time with his family and reflecting on the past eight years. He also noted that he plans to be an active citizen in the years ahead. The Obamas will continue living in Washington, DC until daughter Sasha graduates high school.
Gunfire Exchanged With Suspects In NW DC
Two suspects are in custody following a barrage of gunfire with DC Police. Officers say they attempted to make a traffic stop near “W” and North Capitol Streets, NW this morning when the driver sped off. Police chased the car, and exchanged gunfire with the suspects near 6th and “T” Streets, NW. The men were taken into custody a short time later with no injuries reported.
Baby Kidnapping Suspect In Court
The woman charged with kidnapping a baby 18 years ago and raising the child as her own daughter has appeared briefly in court and was ordered to be held without bail. Gloria Williams, who appeared in a Jacksonville, Florida courtroom today, is charged with kidnapping and other counts related to the 1998 abduction of Kamiyah Mobley, who was just eight hours old. Mobley today told ABC that Williams “will always be mom.” But she also said she wants to give her birth parents in South Carolina a chance to get to know her.
‘Queer Dance Party’ Planned For VP-Elect
Several hundred people are expected to take part in a special protest tonight outside of Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s home. According to the event’s Facebook page, a “Queer Dance Party” will make its way through Pence’s neighborhood in Chevy Chase, just outside of DC. The event is being organized by a group called WERK for Peace. Organizers say “the homo/transphobic Mike Pence has graciously invited us to shake our booties and bodies in front of/around his house in Chevy Chase.”
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.