Category: Washington

‘Foreign Agent’ Flynn Says Lobbying May Have Helped Turkey

‘Foreign Agent’ Flynn Says Lobbying May Have Helped Turkey

By Stephen Braun and Chad day WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who was fired from his prominent White House job last month, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before Election Day that may have aided the Turkish government. […]

Rep. Raskin to Join Armenian Caucus

Rep. Raskin to Join Armenian Caucus

WASHINGTON — The Armenian Assembly of America announced this week that Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) had announced his intention to join the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues during his meeting with Grassroots and Development Associate Mariam Khaloyan, Internship Program Director Joseph Piatt, and former Terjenian-Thomas Assembly intern Joann Khaloyan last week. “We welcome Congressman Raskin’s […]

Reception Dedicated to 25th Anniversary of Armenian Army in Washington

Reception Dedicated to 25th Anniversary of Armenian Army in Washington

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday February 7, the Armenian Embassy organized a reception in honor the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Armenian Army. Present were military attaches of foreign embassies accredited in Washington, representatives of Armenian organizations, including Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) President Berge Setrakian, Armenian Assembly Director Bryan Ardouny, ADL District Committee […]

Armenian Assembly Gala Honors 40 Years of Intern Alumni

Armenian Assembly Gala Honors 40 Years of Intern Alumni

WASHINGTON — The Armenian Assembly of America will host a “Celebrating the Future” special gala in Newport Beach, Calif. on Saturday, March 4, that will honor the Terjenian-Thomas Assembly Internship Program alumni over the past 40 years. This event will take place at the Newport Beach Country Club, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Special keynote speakers are former […]

John Heffern to Be Appointed US Assistant Secretary of State

John Heffern to Be Appointed US Assistant Secretary of State

YEREVAN (Mediamax) — John Heffern, who served as US Ambassador to Armenia in 2011-2014, will be appointed US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. The US Department of States notes informs its website that Heffern is currently acting Assistant Secretary. Heffern will replace Victoria Nuland and become one of key officials responsible for development […]

Former Registered Lobbyist Ken Nahigian to Head Trump Transition Team

Former Registered Lobbyist Ken Nahigian to Head Trump Transition Team

By Rebecca Ballhaus WASHINGTON (Wall Street Journal) — Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Wednesday, January 18, named Ken Nahigian, who until November was registered as a lobbyist, to head the Trump transition team, raising questions about whether the appointment runs counter to President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to eschew lobbyists and “drain the swamp.” Nahigian has been “deeply […]

New Year’s Eve in Nation’s Capital Rejoices in Unity and Fun

New Year’s Eve in Nation’s Capital Rejoices in Unity and Fun

WASHINGTON — The Armenian community of Greater Washington and Baltimore rang in the New Year at the festively decorated ballroom of Hilton Hotel in Gaithersburg, Md. For the second time, the Armenian Community Events Planners (ACEP) organized this year’s sold-out event. More than 350 revelers gathered to welcome the New Year and celebrate the unity […]

Hanukkah Party at Trump Hotel Blasted as ‘Tone Deaf, Naked Sycophancy’

Hanukkah Party at Trump Hotel Blasted as ‘Tone Deaf, Naked Sycophancy’

By Allison Kaplan Sommer WASHINGTON (Haaretz) — The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations will co-host a Hanukkah party with the Azeri embassy at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on December 14. Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice-chairman of the umbrella body, said that the embassy of Azerbaijan had rented the location because […]