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Trump Campaign Confirms Election Night Party to be Held at His Washington D.C. Hotel

On Election Night, the campaign to re-elect Republican President Donald Trump will be holding a party at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., just blocks away from the White House, according to a campaign fundraising email.

“I’ve arranged with my team to fly one of my BEST SUPPORTERS to Washington, DC to join Team Trump at the Election Night Party in my favorite hotel,” the email read.

The non-partisan ethics watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) found out that rooms in the hotel are completely booked for November 2 and 3, the day before Election Day and the day of.

CREW has said the hotel is the most common venue for Trump’s political events, raising $3.2 million from political groups since Trump announced his intention to run for president in 2015. The president himself has made appearances at the hotel 27 times during his presidency.

“The campaign complies with all campaign finance laws and FEC regulations,” the Trump campaign told Forbes in August. “The campaign pays fair market value under negotiated rental agreements and other service agreements in compliance with the law. The campaign works closely with campaign counsel to ensure strict compliance in this regard.”

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The re-election campaign for Republican President Donald Trump has revealed that it will hold its election night party in Washington DC. In this November 8, 2016 photo, Trump gives a speech during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York.
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The Biden campaign has yet to announce where they’ll be spending Election Night.

Regardless, it’s unclear whether either party will be celebrating a victory on November 3 seeing as numerous states may require additional days to count their mail-in and absentee ballots, especially swing states that could decide the election.

“It could easily be ‘election week’ rather than election day,” John Lapinski, the director of elections at NBC News, told the Tampa Bay Times.

Mail-in ballots often require polling officials to take extra steps for verification purposes. To verify a voter’s identity, officials must compare signatures, check ballots for any errors and schedule extra time for opening envelopes, sorting ballots and manually entering them into a ballot tabulating machine.

On October 12, the website Politico wrote that while Biden could conceivably declare victory on Election Night with enough electoral votes in his favor, polling suggests that Trump might have to wait until after Election Night to see if several swing states tabulate mail-in ballots in his favor.

On September 27, Politico wrote that the Trump campaign had hired dozens of lawyers from three major law firms and recruited thousands of volunteer attorneys ready to contest election results in 17 key states considered vital to Trump’s re-election.

In response, Biden campaign spokesperson Michael Gwin told Politico, “The Biden campaign has assembled the biggest voter protection program in history to ensure the election runs smoothly and to combat any attempt by Donald Trump to create fear and confusion with our voting system, or interfere in

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Armenian Foreign Minister to travel to Washington amid fierce fighting with Azerbaijan

The U.S. should halt military assistance to Azerbaijan and put more pressure on Turkey to stop its interference in the conflict with Armenia over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia’s ambassador to the U.S. said in an interview with The Hill.

Varuzhan Nersesyan, Yerevan’s representative in Washington, was speaking ahead of a summit expected to take place this month with Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoArrest of former defense secretary rattles US-Mexico security ties Ocasio-Cortez, progressives call on Senate not to confirm lobbyists or executives to future administration posts China accuses US of trying to destabilize Tibet with appointment of human rights envoy MORE.

The meeting, while occurring amid the annual strategic dialogue between the U.S. and Armenia, is taking on new urgency over efforts to secure a ceasefire and calm weeks of fierce fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan that has killed dozens of civilians, injured hundreds more and displaced tens of thousands.

Nersesyan said preparations are being made for the foreign minister’s visit ahead of an official announcement expected by Armenia’s Foreign Ministry and the State Department.

“We’re working on the preparation of the foreign minister’s visit to Washington,” Nersesyan said.

The outbreak of fighting last month, the fiercest in decades with heavy military firepower on both sides, has drawn renewed international attention to the more than 30-year stalemate of negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, which falls within sovereign Azerbaijan but is controlled by ethnic-Armenians.

Armenians view the territory, which they call Artsakh, as part of their historic homeland while Azerbaijan says the area is under an illegal military occupation.

The arrival of Armenia’s foreign minister in the U.S. could signal a greater push by the Trump administration to engage itself in mediation and peace efforts following the quick unraveling of an attempted ceasefire negotiated by Russia on Oct. 10.

The international community has largely regarded the U.S. as absent from efforts to calm tensions between both sides, with little public comment from President Trump on the weeks-long fighting.

Yet the U.S. — along with France and Russia — is a co-chair of the Minsk group, which is tasked with mediating a political settlement to the status of Nagorno-Karabakh and has urged both sides to abide by the ceasefire earlier mediated by Moscow as the group works to reach a negotiated political settlement.

The ambassador said he would welcome Trump taking a more active role as a mediator in the Southern Caucasus in implementing a ceasefire and called for the U.S. to exercise more pressure on Turkey, which has put its support behind Azerbaijan, to stay out of the conflict.

“Secretary Pompeo made a comment which we appreciate, where he says that Turkey reinforces Azerbaijan in this war,” said Nersesyan, referring to remarks by the secretary saying Ankara is “increasing the risk” of the fighting by providing firepower and resources to Baku.

“However at this stage, what is needed is a robust action, not

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Evangelical leaders are a reliable clientele for the Trump hotel in Washington

It’s unclear how much evangelical leaders have spent at the hotel in total in the past four years, but they are a reliable clientele for the hotel, which has been struggling financially and was running about half empty even before the coronavirus pandemic began. Asked how they came to stay there, they offered a variety of answers, ranging from convenience to social comfort.

Jerry Falwell Jr., former president of Liberty University, said he stayed there for a gala for the opening of the Museum of the Bible in 2017 and has eaten in the lobby’s restaurant several times because he is fond of seafood as well as the establishment’s owner. “It’s like supporting a friend,” said Falwell, who was one of Trump’s earliest supporters. When he was president of Liberty, the university would pay for his travel, he said. “It’s not like they’re giving us better rates. We pay full price.”

Robert Jeffress, who is pastor of First Baptist Church, a prominent Southern Baptist Church in Dallas, said he has stayed at the hotel about a dozen times since it opened and gets a discount because he is a regular customer. He said his choice of hotel, which his church pays for, has nothing to do with his support for the president and comes down to one factor: Its proximity to the White House. “It’s ridiculous to think that the president could be swayed … by where guests stay,” he said.

J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, stayed in the hotel for one night in August 2018 when he was in town for a White House dinner for religious leaders, a trip that was paid for by his North Carolina church The Summit. Greear’s spokesman Todd Unzicker said Greear had booked an Airbnb but decided to switch to the Trump hotel because he could meet with other pastors staying there, and because he thought it had a good space to record a video for his ministry. “It’s like the convention hotel,” Unzicker said. “It’s convenient.”

Tennessee megachurch pastor Steve Gaines, who was serving as president of the SBC at the time when his wife stayed there for two nights in May 2018, said they received a discounted rate around the National Day of Prayer. “I just saw it as a hotel,” he said. “I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last week. I don’t have to have a fancy hotel. My dad was a railroader, my mom was janitor. I’m cool anywhere. If there was a Clinton hotel, I wouldn’t have cared.” Gaines said that his church Bellevue Baptist Church paid for the hotel.

Bill Dallas, who runs a nonprofit called United for Purpose, said that he picks between four or five hotels in the city simply based on the price for what he’s getting. “We take pride in scoring a great hotel room at a discounted price,” said Dallas, who organized a high-profile gathering of nearly 1,000 evangelical leaders with Trump before his election in 2016. “It’s

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THE 10 BEST Washington Family Resorts – Aug 2020 (with Prices)

  • What is the price for family resorts in Washington?

    Over the last 30 days, family resorts in Washington have been available starting from $84, though prices have typically been closer to $144.
    Price estimates were calculated on August 7, 2020. See the latest prices.

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  • Do any family resorts in Washington have a pool?

    Popular family resorts in Washington that have a pool include:

  • What are the best family resorts in Washington?

    Some of the best family resorts in Washington are:

  • What is the price for family resorts in Washington this weekend?

    Nightly rates for family resorts in Washington are starting from $140 this weekend.
    Price estimates were calculated on August 7, 2020. See the latest prices.

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  • Which family resorts in Washington offer a gym?

    A gym is available to guests at the following family resorts in Washington:

  • Which family resorts in Washington have rooms with a private balcony?

    A private balcony can be enjoyed by guests at the following family resorts in Washington:

  • Which family resorts in Washington have rooms with great views?

    These family resorts in Washington have great views and are well-liked by travelers:

  • Which family resorts in Washington are romantic?

    These family resorts in Washington have been described as romantic by other travelers:

  • Which family resorts in Washington allow pets?

    These family resorts in Washington generally allow pets:

    It is always best to call ahead and confirm specific pet policies before your stay.

  • Do any family resorts in Washington offer free breakfast?

    Free breakfast can be enjoyed at the following family resorts in Washington:

  • Which family resorts in Washington have free parking?

    These family resorts in Washington have free parking:

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    Recreation | City of Kenmore Washington

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    Wallace Swamp Creek Park

    19851 73rd Ave NE

    Kenmore, WA 98028
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    If you enjoy exploring the natural outdoors, we invite you to participate in the City’s free guided nature walks at Wallace Swamp Creek Park.On the third Tuesday of each month from April through October, volunteer Linda Phillips will host a 1.5 – 2 hour-long guided tour and explore two miles of paved and primitive trails through the 25-acre park. Tours will focus on plants and animals found in the park. Bring a pair of binoculars and a love for the outdoors.

    Tours start at 9:00 a.m. at the kiosk at Wallace Swamp Creek Park parking lot. Participants under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent.

    Check back for the 2020 Nature Walk schedule.

     


    Inglewood Golf Club

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    Dating back to 1919, Inglewood Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in the Pacific Northwest. The Club offers full equity golf memberships, Jr. Exec (ages 21-40) and social memberships. The facility is also available for special events and rentals. 
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    Kenmore Senior Center 

    The Kenmore Senior Center, located at Rhododendron Park, is a branch of the Northshore Senior Center. The Kenmore Senior Center along with the Northshore Senior Center offers health clinics, classes, clubs, a computer lab, special events, Wellness Project, Adult Day Centers, social services and trips galore. A listing of regularly scheduled activities, classes, and services of the Kenmore Senior Center, special events, trips, support groups and general announcements are available for free. Pick up your copy of the quarterly newsletter at the reception desk of the senior center. The picnic shelter at Rhododendron Park is available for rentals through the Kenmore Senior Center by calling 425-489-0707.

    Check out the complete Summer 2020 Catalog online: www.northshoreseniorcenter.org for a complete list of classes and activities.


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    THE 10 BEST Washington Beach Hotels of 2020 (with Prices)

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    THE 10 BEST Hotels in Washington for 2020 (with Prices)

    Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.

    Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed and, for featured or sponsored sort orders, partners’ payments may also influence the order of the accommodations listed.

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    Top 10 Hotels in Seattle, Washington – Cancel FREE on most hotels

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    The jewel of the Pacific Northwest, the Emerald City is a cluster of stylish modernity, flecked with greenery and framed with spectacular mountainous landscapes. Cosmopolitan yet casual, cutting edge yet eco-friendly, the city’s diverse population keep it focused on 21st Century living. From the quaint historical avenues of Pioneer Square to the contemporary art of Seattle Center, history and culture runs strong. With delectable dining, chic shopping and a buzzing nightlife to boot, whether you’re here for business or pleasure, this seaside city lacks nothing.

    Things to see

    With its flying saucer-like appearance dominating the skyline, the Space Needle is Seattle’s most iconic landmark. At over 600-ft high, the observation tower and revolving restaurant offer unmatched views of the city and mountains beyond. Chirping seagulls, souvenir shops, and the enticing smell of fish and chips – the Seattle Waterfront is the quintessential seaside experience. Here you stroll along the pier or view Seattle from a scenic cruise. Pike Place Market is a mecca for seasoned shopaholics and bargain hunters alike. Overlooking Elliott Bay, the bustling market has it all, from artisan crafted trinkets and antiques, to fresh local produce. Pioneer Square is the oldest neighborhood in the city. Home to quirky boutiques and eateries, the leafy streets are adorned with ornate lamps and pretty Renaissance Revival architecture. Baseball fans should make a home run for Safeco Field. Home to the Seattle Mariners, the stadium has a retractable roof and room for over 47,000 rowdy fans.

    Hotels in
    Seattle

    As you’d expect for a large cosmopolitan city, hotels in Seattle are varied and plentiful. From sleek high rise aparthotels offering deluxe city living, to quirky-meets-chic boutique accommodation – whatever your purse or preference, you’ll find something here that ticks the boxes. Swimming pools, flat screen TVs, and WiFi are all common amenities in the city, while glittering Elliott Bay views adorn some of the more luxurious digs. Those conscious of the environment will have a number of eco-friendly hotels to choose from, while those conscious of their bank balance will find plenty of budget hotels in Seattle too.

    Where to stay

    A hotel in Seattle’s Downtown will put you in the bright lights of the city’s action. The primary business district and commercial haven, here you’ll find stacks of shops, restaurants and nightclubs, along with attractions including the Pike Place Market. For artsy types the 74 acres that make up Seattle Center is a cornucopia of cultural treats, with theater, music, and festivals galore. Art installations stud the streets, and the food court fuels the foot-lit buzz. Bellevue is a blend of cosmopolitan convenience and outdoorsy endeavors. With Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and Woodinville’s wine county near by, hiking, biking and a good Chardonnay are all within reach.

    How to get to Seattle

    With direct connections to major destinations throughout the world, Seattle Tacoma International Airport will be the primary gateway into the city for most. Located a 25 minute drive from downtown Seattle, getting in from the

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    Inslee says elective surgeries, outdoor recreation and some construction could restart as Washington begins to recover from coronavirus

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday evening announced a road map for reopening Washington’s economy that could soon allow the return of some elective surgeries, outdoor recreation and certain construction projects.

    In a 5 p.m. televised public address, Inslee didn’t say when the stay-at-home order — scheduled to lift at the end of the day on May 4 — might start to be rolled back. The plan would only move forward, he said, once cases of the new coronavirus have fallen enough that the state is able to manage future outbreaks.

    But Inslee said that data on cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, was beginning to look favorable.

    If that continues, Inslee said, elective surgeries could begin again soon, as well as some outdoor recreation. Meanwhile, the governor’s office has agreed upon a plan with the construction industry and labor unions, “allowing limited return to construction with safety measures in place,” he said.

    “We can modify some of these restrictions in the coming weeks, if the health modeling holds up,” Inslee said. But, “The health of Washingtonians is our top priority.”

    The governor has said at least some restrictions are likely to stay in place longer than May 4.

    Inslee’s three-part plan includes massive statewide testing, teams of workers performing contact tracing, resources for mental health and homelessness and a phased-in reopening of certain businesses while continuing social distancing.

    The plan would make sure the state could quickly tamp down new outbreaks of COVID-19, reopen the economy in phases and help workers and businesses recover from the economic downturn.

    The governor has emphasized that his decision to lift temporary restrictions such as the stay-at-home order — which shuttered thousands of businesses and maintained a ban on large gatherings — will be driven by public health data. One of the key indicators will be if the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to trend down over time.

    As of Tuesday, there were 12,282 cases of COVOD-19 in Washington, including 682 deaths.

    The plan envisions rapid and wide-scale testing across the state, as well as a surge in contact tracing. The state Department of Health (DOH) is working with county public health agencies to create a plan for extensive contact tracing, in which staff track down those who had direct contact with people who test positive for the coronavirus.

    Inslee described the 1,500 people being brought on to do contact tracing — a mix of state and local health workers, members of the National Guard and volunteers — as a “rapid response” team. They could start operating by the second week of May, he added.

    State officials aren’t saying yet how much it will cost. At a news briefing earlier in the day the governor’s chief of staff, David Postman, only said that Inslee told him to “go big, be aggressive and find people where you can get them.”

    To successfully reopen, the state ultimately needs to be able to conduct between 20,000 and 30,000 tests daily for the

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    Campus Recreation | The George Washington University

     

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    Hours of Operation
    Due to GW’s extension of the virtual learning period, our facility will remain CLOSED until the end of spring semester.
    All on-campus events are cancelled. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming virtual events and programming. 

    Follow us on Instagram for weekly workouts, fitness resources, virtual intramural activities, and more!

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    45 sec. alternating side lunge to knee drive
    15 sec. rest
    45 sec. push-up to plank jack
    15 sec. rest
    45 sec. leg lift to reverse crunch
    15 sec. rest

    (Repeat 5x)

    Watch an instructional video on how to complete this workout on our Instagram page. 

    Virtual Resource of the Week: LYT Yoga

    45 sec. lunges
    15 sec. rest
    45 sec. side plank hip dips
    15 sec. rest
    45 sec. push-ups (one leg optional)
    15 sec. rest

    (Repeat 4x)

    Watch an instructional video on how to complete this workout on our Instagram page. 

    Virtual Resources of the Week
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    Down Dog app

    Quarantine Quiz Show

    Every Wednesday night in April beginning April 1st at 8pm EST.
    Win SWAG from different schools across the country. To play just create a Twitch account and play against students, faculty, and staff from all over the country right from your own couch.

    For more info, follow the Twitch Channel: Recwithoutborders


    Esports

    We will be offering four esports tournaments for you to participate in from the comfort of your home! They will be: FIFA 20, NBA 2K20, Madden 20, NHL 20.
    To register you must own the system (XBOX or PS4) and enter your team name as your GAMER TAG. Registration closes on April 12 at 11:59pm. Games will begin on April 13. If you have any questions please contact: [email protected].



    Intramural Trick shot challenge


    Design your own trick shots to participate in our challenge! Video submissions will be accepted between April 15 – April 29. Top videos will recognized the week of May 4.

    Creativity is key so use your imagination.

    For more information on competition rules and how to submit click here. 


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    If you are not being challenged, you are doing it wrong.

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