Catherine Smith

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

Five Major Wedding Sites Consider Ditching Plantations as Potential Wedding Venues

A source familiar with the efforts told Fox News on Thursday that "five major wedding planning platforms -- including The Knot Worldwide, Pinterest, Brides.com, Martha Stweart and Zola -- are considering removing all plantation venues from their websites, and at least three have already taken a stance against promoting former slave plantations as potential event

By | 2019-12-06T12:11:40-07:00 December 6th, 2019|Tags: |

Youth Climate Activists Grade 2020 Dems on Green New Deal Commitment

Youth-led climate advocacy group Sunrise Movement unveiled its scorecards for the top three Democratic primary candidates on Thursday, showing Sen. Bernie Sanders at the top as the candidate who most successfully framed the Green New Deal as a top national priority and "provided the most ambitious and comprehensive plan to reduce fossil fuel emissions." The

By | 2019-12-06T12:10:40-07:00 December 6th, 2019|Tags: |

Georgia College Pays Out $145,000 to Settle Anthem Protest Case

According to Marietta Daily Journal, "a former Kennesaw State University cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem at a KSU football game has been paid $145,000 in a subsequent out-of-court settlement, documents show." Kennesaw State University's decision to remove its cheerleaders from the field after they protested police brutality during the national anthem

By | 2019-12-06T12:10:33-07:00 December 6th, 2019|Tags: |

LGBTQ Advocates Slam Buttigieg for Volunteering with Salvation Army

The Hill is reporting that "Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is facing criticism online from some members of the LGBTQ+ community and gay rights advocates after photos of the openly gay South Bend, Indiana mayor volunteering with the Salvation Army resurfaced online Tuesday." LGBTQ+ publication Out published a story Tuesday with some of the critical

By | 2019-12-05T13:00:55-07:00 December 5th, 2019|Tags: |

Nearly 700K Lose Access to Food Stamps Under New Eligibility Rules

Nearly 700,000 Americans will lose their access to federal food stamps under new rules formalized by the Trump administration, the Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday. The proposal will see a tightening of work requirements for recipients and removes individual states’ discretion to waive those rules for people in desperate need of the the Supplemental Nutrition

By | 2019-12-05T12:22:59-07:00 December 5th, 2019|Tags: |

Transgender School Shooter Will Be Tried as an Adult

Reuters is reporting "a transgender Colorado teen who told investigators he/she planned a deadly shooting at school because he/she was taunted by classmates over his/her gender identity, will stand trial as an adult, a judge in Castle Rock ruled Wednesday." Alec McKinney, 16, who was born female but identifies as male, and Devon Erickson, 19,

By | 2019-12-05T12:21:49-07:00 December 5th, 2019|

Pussy Riot to Embark Tour to Benefit Planned Parenthood

The Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot has announced a North American Tour early next year to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. The 19-date tour is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles on March 13, 2020, and will run for just over a month, Fox News reports. The tour will swing through Denver, Chicago, Seattle,

By | 2019-12-05T04:47:27-07:00 December 5th, 2019|Tags: |

Anti-ICE Protesters Vandalize Property, Lock Themselves Next to Immigration Demonstration

According to the Daily Caller, "A group of immigration activists Tuesday vandalized and locked themselves onto GEO Group property, a private contracting company that operates numerous migrant detention centers across the U.S." The protesters gathered at GEO Group’s new $57 million headquarters in Boca Raton and demonstrated for the release of detained illegal immigrants. Some

By | 2019-12-05T04:45:37-07:00 December 5th, 2019|Tags: |

Liberals Angry About All-White Democratic Debate Stage After Kamala Harris Drops Out

All six Democratic presidential candidates on next month’s debate stage will be white after Kamala Harris sudden exit on Tuesday from the 2020 presidential campaign — a fact that is causing panic and angered the Democratic party and its supporters, reports The New York Post. Harris announced that she was suspending her candidacy amid sinking

By | 2019-12-05T04:45:10-07:00 December 5th, 2019|Tags: |

Progressives Claim College Students Are Going Hungry

“Nearly half our college students are going hungry,” presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proclaimed on Saturday. Sanders’ tweet went viral, spurring more than 20,000 retweets and likes. "Starving college students are a new rallying cry for social justice warriors, spurring demands for new federal handouts and maybe even a college student meal program modeled after school

By | 2019-12-03T15:14:15-07:00 December 3rd, 2019|Tags: |

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