CHECK IN – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – February 8, 2016



Obama’s $4 Trillion budget same day as NH primary

President Barack Obama’s final budget proposal is happening on the same day of the New Hampshire primary. The budget is typically released on a Monday, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Tuesday’s release would allow administration employees and journalist the opportunity to watch Super Bowl 50. The 2017 budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 will incorporate proposals for new spending on education and tax increases on corporations and the wealthy, to keep deficits down. This will avoid cut proposals of popular programs like Medicare, student loans or food stamps.


New bill:  Domestic violence abusers must give up firearms

The bill would require convicted persons that was found guilty in a domestic related crime to give up their firearms. In the last two years, more than a dozen states have bolstered laws to prohibit domestic abusers from possessing firearms. Senator Jamie Raskin, a Montgomery County Democrat from District 20, who plans to introduce the bill this year, said he’s hopeful Republican lawmakers will support the measure.


Impersonators scamming money over the phone

Norfolk deputies are telling citizens to be cautious over the phone.  Someone impersonating a sheriff’s deputy has been asking for money from the public. The Norfolk Sheriff’s office said in a news release that citizens have been receiving fake calls advising them that they have missed jury duty and must pay a court fee or spend a day in jail. Kaila DeRiengo, a sheriff’s spokeswoman says members of the public have been told to pay $1000 on a prepaid card while on the phone, and if they hang up a dispatch unit will be sent to arrest them.  The sheriff office warned that jury duty correspondence is only sent through the mail and that deputies would never call asking for money.


Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos defeat Carolina Panthers 24-10

The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. Von Miller, Super Bowl 50 MVP led his defense to 7 sacks, causing frustration to league MVP Cam Newton. The Denver defense compiled four turnovers and a defensive touchdown early in the first quarter. Peyton Manning, 39, has been mulling retirement for the last two years, when asked about his future, the four-time league MVP said, “You know, I’ll take some time to reflect.”


Trump and Sanders lead in latest polls

A new CNN Poll of Polls has Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders holding onto significant leads. Sanders leads his respective race with a 54% advantage over Hillary Clinton who has 40%. On the Republican side, Trump leads the GOP with 31%, in front of Marco Rubio’s, 15%, with Ted Cruz right behind him at 13%.

DC Spotlight Check in - PRESIDENTIAL POLLSUMass/7News (Tracking) Polls Courtesy of


Trump: 34%

Cruz: 13%

Rubio: 13%

Carson: 5%

Bush: 10%

Christie: 5%

Kasich: 10%


Clinton: 40%

Sanders: 56%

DC Spotlight Check in - GAME SCORES

Washington Wizards: No Game

Washington Capitals: 2/7/16 Philadelphia Flyers 2 v. Washington Capitals 3

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: End of Season

Washington Mystics: End of Season

DC Spotlight Check in - WEATHER

DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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DC Spotlight Check in - QUOTE OF THE DAY



“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde


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