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Washington DC

Does anyone really believe he (Trump) gives a damn? That he's in it for anything other than his ego, the good of his brand, his businesses, investments and, lest we forget, his wallet? Does anyone really think he'll last the full four years? That he won't break precedent for the umpteenth time, get bored or fed up or both, and become the first president ever to willingly resign before his first term is up? Or do something so egregious, or illegal, he'll get impeached?
One would be hard-pressed to find a single government forecast for the Sea-to-Sky highway project ($195 million over its first estimate), the Port Mann or the South Fraser Perimeter Road that has been met.
My wife and I recently spent five days over the Memorial Day weekend playing tourist in Washington, D. C. It is an impressive city populated with grand buildings and memorials. Yet, like the recently repaired cracks in the Washington Monument, I couldn't help noticing the cracks in America's philosophical edifice.
There's no doubt about it; it's a long presidential campaign. With months still to go until the election, Republican and
While the rest of Washington crushed on Trudeau, the Obama sisters had their eyes on another Canadian.
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there does seem to be a future for the industry. In fact, if we're not careful, B.C. could be overrun by lobbyists. Last year, there were 2,502 in-house and consultant lobbyists registered in the province, up from 1,451 four years ago. Whoever said the B.C. Jobs Plan wasn't working?
All eyes would be on Beijing. North Korea's frequent provocations to help secure political concessions, and often financial and food aid too, are no longer having the effect they used to. Having all been burnt once too often in the past, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington are not in mood to play such games. And crucially for Pyongyang, neither, it seems, is Beijing.
The intertwining of lobbyists with a political party's fundraising apparatus is worrisome, because ultimately both sides risk developing a dependency on keeping the other happy and the money flowing. It rarely ends well.
Having grown up in a household of tea drinkers, I've always had a penchant for a good cuppa. Today afternoon tea has risen to new heights with tea sommeliers and chefs pairing tea with food to enhance the flavours of this repast. On recent visits to tearooms in Washington and Toronto two very different afternoon teas were tasted.
The political heart of the United States, Washington D.C. offers endless possibilities to foodies, history buffs and art lovers. It's the perfect place to spend a weekend I recently spent 48 extraordinary hours there, and I know that I will be back soon for more.