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Jay Gruden's RG3 decision should leave everyone thankful

For Colt McCoy, a Redskins chance no one saw coming

washingtontimes.com — It seems far away now, the sweltering August heat and the sight of Colt McCoy running sprints from one end of the practice field to the other. As the Washington Redskins prepared for their second preseason game, there were never questions about whether McCoy would eventually supplant Robert Griffin III.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @Tom_Schad: There was a time, oh, three months ago, when #Redskins QB Colt McCoy wasn't even sure he'd survive cut-down day: bit.ly/1xIl3EV

Nov 26, 2014

There was a time, oh, three months ago, when #Redskins QB Colt McCoy wasn't even sure he'd survive cut-down day: bit.ly/1xIl3EV

Robert Griffin III era with Redskins winding to unexpected end

washingtontimes.com — Fans streamed in to FedEx Field on April 26, 2012, eager to usher in a new day for their beloved Washington Redskins. A woebegone franchise with a fanbase starved for a winner, those clad in burgundy and gold couldn't wait to celebrate. The team paid a bounty for the No.

Redskins place Tracy Porter on injured reserve

washingtontimes.com — The Redskins placed cornerback Tracy Porter on injured reserve Wednesday with an AC joint separation in his right shoulder, ending his 2014 season. Porter signed a two-year, $6 million contract in the offseason and was expected to serve as Washington's nickel corner this year.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @Tom_Schad: The #Redskins placed Tracy Porter on IR while welcoming Williams, Reed and Baker back to practice: bit.ly/1poVU4o

Nov 26, 2014

The #Redskins placed Tracy Porter on IR while welcoming Williams, Reed and Baker back to practice: bit.ly/1poVU4o

Robert Griffin III will back up Colt McCoy for Redskins vs. Colts, per Jay Gruden

washingtontimes.com — In a conference call with Indianapolis reporters Wednesday morning, Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed that Colt McCoy will start Sunday. Gruden also said Robert Griffin III will be the team's No. 2 quarterback, leaving Kirk Cousins likely inactive for another game. "The reports are accurate.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @Tom_Schad: Gruden confirms to Indianapolis media: McCoy will start for #Redskins, RG3 will be the backup: bit.ly/1FslHKU

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Tom_Schad: Gruden confirms to Indianapolis media: McCoy will start for #Redskins, RG3 will be the backup: bit.ly/1FslHKU

Nov 26, 2014

Gruden confirms to Indianapolis media: McCoy will start for #Redskins, RG3 will be the backup: bit.ly/1FslHKU

Air Force adds A-10 Thunderbolt to Islamic State airstrike arsenal

washingtontimes.com — The A-10 Thunderbolts II's fate may be uncertain as politicians and Pentagon brass conduct budget battles in Washington, but its immediate future is known - the popular fighter jet will conduct airstrikes on the Islamic State group. The U.S.

ANDREW NAPOLITANO: Give thanks to God, not to government

washingtontimes.com — What if the government is designed to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents, diplomats and bureaucrats behind the scenes? What if they stay in power no matter who is elected president or which major political party controls Congress?

Natalie Dubose, Ferguson bakery owner, receives nearly $100K in online donations

washingtontimes.com — A Ferguson bakery owner says she is "so humbly blessed" after receiving nearly $100,000 in online donations to repair her shop that was damaged by looters. Natalie Dubose, who owns Natalie 's Cake's & More at 100 S.

House bill to ban D.C. traffic cameras

washingtontimes.com — Two outgoing Republican members of Congress are making a last-ditch effort to leave their mark on the District, introducing a bill that would outlaw the city's speed and red-light cameras. Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas and Rep. Kerry L. Bentivolio of Michigan have introduced the "Safer American Streets Act" that would outlaw automated traffic enforcement devices in the District.

John Boehner reveals 'The Boehner Brine' in Thanksgiving cooking video

washingtontimes.com — Speaker John Boehner dons a pair of blue jeans and a chef's apron in a new video he released ahead of Thanksgiving that explains how to properly brine a turkey, Boehner-style. The " thanksgiving-recipes" target="_blank">Boehner Turkey Brine" is five years in the making, after the Republican found a recipe online and "tinkered with it" to perfection.

Xinhua News crew robbed at gunpoint in Ferguson; reporter's car torched

washingtontimes.com — A reporter for Xinhua News Agency says he and his news crew were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night by a group of Ferguson rioters who then set his car ablaze. Marcus DiPaola said he and his crew were recording a report near Michael Brown's memorial around 7:30 p.m.

China’s new stealth fighter jet sought by Pakistan

washingtontimes.com — Pakistani officials are aware of China 's new stealth fighter jet, and they like what they see. Talks have started between Pakistan and China to work out a deal for up to 40 of the planes, which debuted Nov. 11 at the Zhuhai Airshow.

Robert Griffin III Redskins timeline: From the trade to the bench

washingtontimes.com — Dec. 10, 2011: Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III wins the Heisman Trophy, receiving 405 first-place votes and 1,687 total points to hold off Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck and Alabama running back Trent Richardson. March 10, 2012: The St. Louis Rams and Redskins announce a blockbuster trade, sending the No.
Nov 26, 2014

The rise and fall of #Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, in timeline form: bit.ly/1uXxtM7

$1.8M 'American Sniper' case verdict upheld; Chris Kyle's widow denied new trial

washingtontimes.com — ST. PAUL, Minn. - A judge has rejected a request from the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to order a new trial or toss a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Nov 26, 2014

#AmericanSniper case verdict upheld; Chris Kyle's widow denied new trial bit.ly/1HGh3gf Now will #JesseVentura go away? #DEVGRU #mil

Walter F. Houston, Texas pastor, reportedly refuses to bury church member for not tithing enough

washingtontimes.com — The daughter of 93-year-old Houston woman is upset after a local pastor reportedly refused to bury her mother, who had been a member of the church, because she hadn't tithed since she fell sick nearly a decade ago. Barbara Day said her mother, Olivia Blair, was a member at Fourth Missionary Baptist Church for 50 years, a local Fox affiliate reported.

KNIGHT: Kansas leads way against ballot fraud

washingtontimes.com — Kansas is one of those schizophrenic states that produce movers and shakers on both sides of the aisle, plus a lot of moderates like Viagra pitchman Bob Dole. The same state that has conservative Republican Sam Brownback as governor most recently sent Democrat and former Gov.

Pentagon working on battlefield 'hibernation' treatment for wounded troops

washingtontimes.com — Time is a killer on the battlefield when troops are wounded, but the Pentagon is betting that "hibernation" drugs being pioneered by an Australian researcher will mitigate that problem.

Robert Griffin III reportedly out, Colt McCoy in as Redskins prepare for Colts

washingtontimes.com — It appears as though it will be Colt against the Colts on Sunday. Desperate to revitalize an offense that has struggled mightily over the last three games, the Washington Redskins will turn to Colt McCoy as their quarterback and bench Robert Griffin III for their upcoming game against Indianapolis, according to a report by ESPN late Tuesday night.
Nov 26, 2014

Amazing RT @ZacBoyer: #Redskins will bench Robert Griffin III and start Colt McCoy on Sunday against the Colts - washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/…

Nov 26, 2014

ICYMI: @ZacBoyer has confirmed the #Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy on Sunday: bit.ly/1vN9WPZ

Nov 26, 2014

RT @ZacBoyer: From late last night: The #Redskins will bench Robert Griffin III and start Colt McCoy on Sunday against the Colts - washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @ZacBoyer: Robert Griffin III out, Colt McCoy in on Sunday against Indianapolis, per reports: washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/…

Ruth Ginsburg hospitalized for heart surgery

washingtontimes.com — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 81-year-old Ginsburg had the procedure Wednesday morning after a coronary blockage was discovered. Arberg says Ginsburg had some discomfort Tuesday night during routine exercise and was taken to the hospital.