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Washington, DC is 12 square miles bordered by reality.

— Andrew Johnson

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Washington, DC is to lying what Wisconsin is to cheese.


I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.

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I come from a small county outside of Washington DC called PG County, and me, my mom, my brother, we moved so many different places growing up. And it felt like a box. It felt like there was no getting out.

In Washington, DC, politics dominate even the most casual conversations.

Well Washington DC what are you going to do.

They think the capitol steps are the state of the art in comedy. You try to drag them into the 20th century let alone the 21st and they refuse to come with you.


In July of 1983, I left Washington, DC area and have had minimal contact with Judge Clarence Thomas since

So when Putin goes out to buy a Coke, thirty seconds later it is known in Washington DC.

Killing Lincoln is a must-read historical thriller.

Bill O'Reilly recounts the dramatic events of the spring of 1865 with such exhilarating immediacy that you will feel like you are walking the streets of Washington DC on the night that John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. This is a hugely entertaining, heart-stopping read.

I was raised in Washington, DC in a household where one parent was a Republican and the other was a Democrat, so I got both sides.

Washington DC is corporate-occupied territory.


Make sure of two things. Be careful - microphones are always hot, and understand that in Washington, D.C., a gaffe is when you tell the truth. So, be careful.

[Washington, DC] feels like you're watching performance art.

A lot of the time. I don't believe them, I don't believe what they say, I don't think they're being absolutely sincere. I think it's performance art. And most of them are bad actors.

Development does not take place in Washington, DC. Development takes place in the rest of the world.

I didn't grow up in public life. I lived with my mother in Boston, not in Washington, DC, so I was somewhat sheltered from that.

The same music is playing on the radio in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC and Annapolis. Everywhere you go there's the same artists and same songs by them, over and over again. At some stations they play the same songs 50 to 60 times a week.


When somebody comes along and says, "I think Washington, DC, sucks," that's not wrong.

In some cities such as Washington, DC, that 75 percent of young black men can expect to serve time in prison.

Gardening has increased, community gardens have increased significantly.

There are 50 percent more community gardens right here in Washington DC.

I served in Washington, DC for twelve years in the Congress of the United States, and I served with many Republicans and Democrats, men and women of goodwill. The potential is there to really change the direction of this country, but it's going to take leadership do it.

The constant drive for campaign dollars has distorted decision-making in Washington, DC, to the point where our systems can no longer effectively address complex, long-term problems like the climate crisis. Which brings me to my other major concern - the short-term focus of capitalism. It distorts the allocation of resources and the decision-making processes of companies.


Washington, DC does not have to live with much of what they produce legislatively for us.

Never mind that the new Visitors Center in Washington DC cost the taxpayers $621 million. Oh and that was ONLY $550 million more than the project was originally supposed to cost. Not to mention the fact that it was supposed to open three years ago .. but it was a government operation. What do you expect? I definitely want to put these people in charge of my healthcare and my retirement plan.

I was raised in Washington, DC, very violent place.

I grew up with violence. My introduction to music was violent. The years I've spent on tours, some of that was extremely violent.

I'm not serving in office because I desperately needed 99 new friends in the U.

S. Senate. Given the choice between being reviled in Washington, DC, and appreciated in Texas, or reviled in Texas and appreciated in Washington, I would take the former 100 out of 100 times.

I have a lot of friends who come from alcoholic families, and they aren't alcoholics, because someone explained it to them. When I was in Washington DC, they really talked about the difference statistically between families that talk about drug addiction and ones that don't. The kids that can say "I see where this is going" have a much better chance of not becoming addicts, because they have been educated.


It is cold down in Washington, DC. They had to use an ice scraper on John Boehner's face to get the tears off, it was so cold.

If gun control bore any relation to homicide rates, Washington, DC would be the safest place in the country.

...The ACS raised over $180 million last year through its network of 58 Divisions and 3,000 local Chapters. The Society's major public campaign is aimed at reducing smoking and cancers related to it. Yet...the ACS has but a single (lobbyist) in Washington DC. The industry-supported Tobacco Institute, on the other hand, has a ten million dollar budget which supports dozens of Washington staff.

The American dream is under attack because our government has been hijacked by the Liberals in Washington DC.

We need one strong hombre or hombre-ette, and I'm the hombre-ette to go and stand for you in Washington DC.


It's very encouraging to see the structural changes that the RNC has made this past year in engaging communities on the ground. Recognizing that the way to reach voters is to go into their communities instead of reaching out from an office in Washington DC is essential for victory in elections today.

As you probably know, some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, DC as the "capital of the free world." But it seems to me that Brussels, which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title.

In New York, people are unhappy on purpose, because unhappiness makes them seem more complex; in Washington DC it just sort of works out that way.