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'Boring' Policy Wonk Poised To Fill Big Job After Scandalous Week

Posted 06.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Phil Mendelson (D) appears to have wrangled enough support from his colleagues on the District of Columbia Council to clinch the legisla...

What's Next For D.C. Council?

Posted 06.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Now that Kwame Brown (D) has stepped down from the chairmanship of the District of Columbia Council following being charged with one cou...

UPDATED: D.C. Official Charged With Bank Fraud, Resigns

Posted 06.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Council Chairman Kwame Brown (D), who has been under investigation by federal prosecutors for months, was charged w...

Kwame Brown: 'I Have No Plans To Resign'

Posted 06.06.2012 | DC

Editor's Note: The Washington Post reported midday Wednesday that D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is expected to be charged with fraud. This is a de...

Adams Morgan Petition: 'Stop Treating Record Stores Like Pawn Shops' (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A new petition circulating among Adams Morgan businessowners is asking District of Columbia officials to "stop treating record stores an...

A 'Scandal' Only a Reporter Could Love

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.11.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

Many are obsessed with the ethics issues in Washington D.C., and at a recent panel discussion, the question was asked again: Who focuses more on ethics issues in any government -- the public or the press?

Learning To Be a Leader From My Mom

David Grosso | Posted 07.08.2012 | DC
David Grosso

Ultimately, I am lucky and grateful to have such an amazing mother who has taught me what it means to do my part to make the world a better place, even if it means sacrificing a bit of comfort and freedom.

Serious Questions About D.C.'s Proposed Health Care Exchange

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.03.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

It appears that the recommendations of the Health Reform Implementation Council go against the intent of the Affordable Care Act.

Former D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. Sentenced

Posted 05.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Former D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., who pleaded guilty in January to stealing more than $350,000 in government funds and filing...

Marion Barry Singles Out Nurses From Philippines

Posted 04.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry is facing trouble again over comments he made about Asians working in the nation's capita...

No Weed in My Backyard!

Patricia McGuire | Posted 06.03.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

With the tremendous wave of crime already coursing through our neighborhood streets, does the D.C. government really think that we need six marijuana growing centers right here?

#VoteEveryTime: Max Skolnik Should Be Elected to D.C. Council, Ward 4

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 06.02.2012 | DC
Sara Haile-Mariam

Historically, we've tried just about everything in the pursuit of making things better. Protesting, rioting, marching, rallying, boycotting. We've yet to explore what happens if we #VoteEverytime.

Gay Divorce Bill Passes D.C. Council Vote

AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- City council members in the nation's capital have given final approval to a bill to make easier for gay and lesbian couples who marry in...

Give It Up for Lent

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.23.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

While Lent is traditionally about private sacrifice, with so much talk of religion in the public square, it seems like a good time to consider embracing some collective acts of atonement for the sorry state of human behavior.

D.C. Official: Marion Barry Is Still A 'Despicable Human Being'

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Councilmember David Catania (I-At-Large) is standing by the harsh words he used to describe his colleague Marion Ba...

We Can Fix Our Campaign Finance Laws and Use Full Disclosure to Stop Corruption in D.C.

David Grosso | Posted 04.16.2012 | DC
David Grosso

Corruption in D.C. damages our chances for full voting rights and cheats District residents. Recent federal prosecutions, along with a cascade of elections, may help clean out the D.C. Council. But we need more.

Jim Graham Excited By Cupcakes

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to cupcakes in the nation's capital, navigating one's way through the seemingly endless parade of options is a tall order....

Congressional Panel OKs Norton's D.C. Voting Bill

| Posted 02.08.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff A House committee approved a bill Tuesday that would shorten the window between the opening of a vacancy on the D.C...

D.C. Leaders Testify In N.H. On 'New Columbia' Statehood

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's official push to attain full and equal voting rights in Congress has now arrived in New Hampshire. Granite St...

D.C. Prostitution Moves East Of Anacostia River

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The prostitution landscape in the nation's capital is changing. WAMU-FM's "Metro Connection" reported on the District of Columbia's c...

Occupy DC Passes Corporate Personhood Resolution

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC's General Assembly passed a "corporate personhood resolution" on Saturday calling for a constitutional amendment ending the "j...

Same-Sex Divorce Bill Advances In D.C. Council

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As Maryland lawmakers prepare to tackle the issue of marriage equality in new legislative session, the District of Columbia is thinking ...

College Is Not for Everyone

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.10.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is right to want every pupil in the D.C. Public Schools to aspire to the highest possible levels of learning. However, the specifics of his new bill need some work.

Should D.C. Residents Be Denied Voting Rights?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's a common argument used in the case against greater voting rights or statehood for the District of Columbia: Why should the resident...

D.C. Lawmaker Resigns, Will Plead Guilty To 2 Federal Crimes

AP | BEN NUCKOLS and ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — A D.C. councilmember charged with stealing more than $350,000 in government funds and filing false tax returns announced his resign...