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Former D.C. Councilman To Plead Guilty To Corruption Charge

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.10.2013 | DC

Former D.C. Councilman Michael A. Brown will plead guilty to federal corruption charges say friends and supporters, according to the Washington Post. ...

The D.C. Council Should Amend Proposed Health Care Exchange Authority Legislation

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.13.2013 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

At the request of the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority, the mayor sent a bill to the Council titled "The Better Prices, Better Quality, Better Choices for Health Coverage Amendment Act of 2013." It should read POTENTIALLY better.

Redskins Name Change Saga Takes A New Turn

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.06.2013 | DC

When nonbinding resolutions aren't enough, try asking nicely. D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I-At large) sent a letter to Washington Redskins own...

This Special Election, Vote for the Special Candidate

Sam Jewler | Posted 06.23.2013 | DC
Sam Jewler

D.C. Council corruption -- legal and illegal -- is endemic. Rare candidates like Elissa Silverman are the antidote. A win by her will show other candidates, black and white, that they can win without the influence of landed wealth and conflicts of interest,

Will Race Representation Matter at the DC Council Special Election?

Franklin Garcia | Posted 06.15.2013 | DC
Franklin Garcia

I will be voting for Councilmember Anita Bonds on April 23 because she has brought to the DC Council over 35 years of experience as a public servant, bringing with her knowledge, connections, and integrity, among other things that will benefit the DC Council.

Say No to Mara: Vote Against Hypocrisy

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.01.2013 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

Now Mara wants the support of the people of the District, including Latinos, the LGBT community and women. But why would anyone in those communities support him?

DC's new status quo: homeless families, children left in the cold

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

If you follow DC news, you are well aware of the recent buzz around the crisis facing homeless families in the District. While this issue needs to be ...

Trump's Big, Expensive Blow

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.28.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Trump will be paying taxes after all on a historic property he complains he paid "too much" for. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and memb...

New Council Can Turn the Corner for Children

Judith Sandalow | Posted 03.12.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

I urge every member of the D.C. Council to refresh your commitment to the District's children and families so that we can all turn the corner together and no one is left behind. Please set a goal of improving our entire city, not just the reputation of the council.

Chelsea Kiene

Marion Barry's Plan To Encourage Organ Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than 115,000 people in the United States wait today for a lifesaving organ transplant. That list, which keeps growing, once include...

Councilmember Presses White House On Sensitive Local Issue

Posted 01.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A member of the District of Columbia Council hopes to send a renewed message to the White House about an issue of intense local pride. ...

A New Low in D.C. Politics

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.10.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

While many employers can agree on the justice objective of hiring returning citizens generally, the legislative specifics are very important to avoid the kinds of problems that Marion Barry's proposed legislation on ex-offenders presented.

Mendelson Wins D.C. Council Chairman Special Election

Posted 11.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As expected, Phil Mendelson (D) outperformed his lone opponent in Tuesday's special election for the chairmanship of the District of Col...

Councilmember May Face Surprise Upset

Posted 11.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's been a tumultuous year for local elected officials and voters in the District of Columbia. On top of the scandals that led to t...

D.C. Referendum Advocates Get Ally In Congress

| Posted 10.05.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff As House Republican sources express displeasure at the D.C. Council's decision to pursue budget autonomy on its own...

The Scandal of Silence in D.C.

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.03.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

D.C. will never bet taken seriously on Capitol Hill or around the country so long as our local government is perceived as inept, corrupt and unable to change.

More Bad News For Son Of Legendary Democrat

Posted 09.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Councilmember Michael A. Brown (I-At Large) endured a weekend of bad headlines when The Washington Post dug into h...

Whopping Amount Stolen From Politician's Re-Election Coffers

Posted 09.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While it's been known since June that a campaign aide stole a "substantial" amount of money from the re-election coffers of District of ...

Former D.C. Official Sends Out Eye-Opening Message

Posted 07.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Since Kwame Brown (D) resigned from office last month amid a chaotic scandal, the former District of Columbia Council chairman has been ...

Tommy Wells Discusses Mayoral Bid, Political Turmoil

| Posted 07.23.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells arrived late to the interview, glistening with sweat after rushing from one appointm...

The Colonialist Targeting of D.C. Officials

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.16.2012 | DC
Richard J. Rosendall

We should not accept the self-fulfilling logic that if a media drumbeat is loud and relentless enough, the object of its noise must go. Calls for Mayor Vincent Gray's resignation are premature.

UPDATE: Troubled Mayor Addresses Shocking Scandal

Posted 07.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray faced additional calls to resign, a day after three councilmembers said that he should step asid...

"Oh God, My God" -- Frustrated D.C. Council Chairman Before Uber Vote (VIDEO)

Dan McDermott | Posted 09.09.2012 | DC
Dan McDermott

D.C. Council members voted July 10 to approve Councilwoman Mary Cheh's bill to amend taxicab regulations without the portions specifically targeting the popular San Francisco-based sedan company Uber.

Council Retreats On Uber Plan

Posted 07.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If there's anything that will prompt District of Columbia Council members to act fast on something, it's a sudden inundation of angry em...

Violence Highlights Need for Children's Mental Health Services

Judith Sandalow | Posted 08.27.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Growing up in the District of Columbia can be like growing up in a war zone. Every day, battles rage between adults within homes and on city streets, and far too often children bear witness to this violence.