Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises

sunfoundation:

Follow the money from big Dem donors to super PACs to races

Big money won big on Election Day. That is, big money supporting Democrats.

In this year’s campaign, many wealthy individuals and groups with large campaign coffers were involved — directly with contributions to candidates or indirectly through outside spending. Sunlight decided to zero in on five mega-donors who gave the most to super PACs backing liberal candidates.

Check out the House and Presidential races.

Posted at 4:30pm and tagged with: Sunlight Foundation, Kat Lucero, Visualization, Infographics, Super PACs, Politics, Washington DC, Transparency, Open Government, D3.js, Election 2012, News, Democrats, Bob Lannon,.

sunfoundation:

Follow the money from big Dem donors to super PACs to races

Big money won big on Election Day. That is, big money supporting Democrats.
In this year’s campaign, many wealthy individuals and groups with large campaign coffers were involved — directly with contributions to candidates or indirectly through outside spending. Sunlight decided to zero in on five mega-donors who gave the most to super PACs backing liberal candidates.

Check out the House and Presidential races.

ourpresidents:

Jazz legend Duke Ellington died on this day, May 24, 1974

On April 24, 1969, Ellington celebrated his 70th birthday at the White House where he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The medal was presented by President Richard Nixon, who himself had played the piano since childhood.  From the President’s remarks:

“When we think of freedom, we think of many things. But Duke Ellington is one who has carried the message of freedom to all the nations of the world through music, through understanding, understanding that reaches over all national boundaries and over all boundaries of prejudice and over all boundaries of language..

In the royalty of American music, no man swings more or stands higher than the Duke.”

Afterwards, the President played “Happy Birthday” on the piano for the Duke while guests at the White House sang along.

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington

April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974


Posted at 3:45pm and tagged with: Duke Ellington, Richard Nixon, celebs, music, musicians, presidents, jazz, African Americans, african american history, Washington DC,.

ourpresidents:

Jazz legend Duke Ellington died on this day, May 24, 1974
On April 24, 1969, Ellington celebrated his 70th birthday at the White House where he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The medal was presented by President Richard Nixon, who himself had played the piano since childhood.  From the President’s remarks:

“When we think of freedom, we think of many things. But Duke Ellington is one who has carried the message of freedom to all the nations of the world through music, through understanding, understanding that reaches over all national boundaries and over all boundaries of prejudice and over all boundaries of language.. 
In the royalty of American music, no man swings more or stands higher than the Duke.” 

Afterwards, the President played “Happy Birthday” on the piano for the Duke while guests at the White House sang along.
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington
April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974

todaysdocument:

150 Years of the DC Emancipation Act

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the DC Emancipation Act, the National Archives has released this short documentary video. Archivists discusses the petitions filed by owners and enslaved persons; how the process worked, and how the University of Nebraska’s new website, Civil War Washington (www.civilwardc.org) will make the petitions available to researchers.

Posted at 12:42pm and tagged with: slavery, emancipation, Washington DC, Civil War, CW150, National Archives,.

todaysdocument:

The District of Columbia Emancipation Act

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this act came 9 months before President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation. The act brought to conclusion decades of agitation aimed at ending what antislavery advocates called “the national shame” of slavery in the nation’s capital.

Posted at 9:17am and tagged with: Emancipation, Today's Document, Washington DC, abraham lincoln, history, slavery, today in history, civil war, african american history,.

publicradiointernational:

Cherry blossoms and the Washington Monument (photo by Flickr user robeposse).

The cherry trees in Washington D.C. will soon be busting out all over. It was a hundred years ago, back in 1912, that Japan gave the U.S. 3,000 cherry trees. A gift from the people of Japan to America.

The cherry trees were planted along the Tidal Basin in the nation’s capital and their pink and white flowers are a sure sign that spring has sprung. During the 100th anniversary National Cherry Blossom Festival later this month, more than a million people will stop and smell the flowers and take in the intoxicating sight.

More.

Posted at 1:12pm and tagged with: DC, Washington DC, Cherry Blossoms, Tidal Basin, thebrucewayne,.

publicradiointernational:

Cherry blossoms and the Washington Monument (photo by Flickr user robeposse).
The cherry trees in Washington D.C. will soon be busting out all over. It was a hundred years ago, back in 1912, that Japan gave the U.S. 3,000 cherry trees. A gift from the people of Japan to America.
The cherry trees were planted along the Tidal Basin in the nation’s capital and their pink and white flowers are a sure sign that spring has sprung. During the 100th anniversary National Cherry Blossom Festival later this month, more than a million people will stop and smell the flowers and take in the intoxicating sight.
More.