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Good News For Marion Barry

Posted 07.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Marion Barry (D), the former District of Columbia mayor and current Ward 8 councilmember, is the highest-rated elected local official in...

UPDATED: 3 Councilmembers Call On Mayor Gray To Resign

Posted 07.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Three members of the District of Columbia Council on Wednesday called on Mayor Vincent Gray to resign, a day after a public relatio...

Mayor Discusses 'Shadow Campaign' Allegations

Posted 07.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray (D) spoke about allegations that a "shadow campaign" helped his 2010 mayoral bid on Wednesday. B...

D.C. Budget: Drinking for Dollars

Georgiana Bloom | Posted 08.20.2012 | DC
Georgiana Bloom

Whether every weekend or on holidays, extending drinking hours in public establishments in D.C. is unwise.

Marion Barry: I Misspoke When I Said 'Polacks'

AP | Posted 05.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry says he misspoke when he referred to the Polish community with the disparaging term "Polacks." Barry ma...

D.C. Mayor's Aide Likely To Plead Guilty

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — An assistant treasurer for the 2010 campaign of the District of Columbia mayor has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors on ...

Kenyan McDuffie: Democrat for Council in Ward 5

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.07.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

There are many people running to replace Harry Thomas, Jr. as the Councilmember for Ward 5. But only one will make a real difference as soon as he is elected to the Council. That person is Democrat Kenyan McDuffie.

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...

Sleaze City: Citizens' Revolt Launched to Ban Corporate Control of DC Elections

Art Levine | Posted 06.02.2012 | DC
Art Levine

The growing movement to undo the nefarious impact of the Citizens United decision allowing unlimited corporate campaign spending finds its counterpart in a citizens' revolt against corporate control of local Washington, D.C. elections.

Getting Off the Sidelines in D.C. Politics

Gregory Cendana | Posted 05.02.2012 | DC
Gregory Cendana

Yesterday, I stood outside D.C. Democratic Party headquarters talking to residents about early voting for delegates. One thing became clear: District voters had little idea that they had a choice in who would represent their views.

51st State for Obama Slate Candidates Ready for Delegate Challenge

Franklin Garcia | Posted 05.02.2012 | DC
Franklin Garcia

On Saturday, March 3, the local Democratic Party will start delegate election to fill its delegation to the Democratic National Convention.

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.

Vincent Gray's State Of The District Address: Point By Point

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- During his 2012 State of the District address at the Historic Sixth and I Synagogue on Tuesday evening, District of Columbia Mayor Vince...

Make the One City Summit a Success

Adam Clampitt | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

The issues facing our city are many, ranging from a failing public education system to income inequality to crime. Most residents agree on what needs fixing, and they look to their elected leaders for solutions.

Postcard From the Last Colony

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.06.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Political power is not just the ability to make law, but also the real influence that elected leaders have on their communities. Children learn a lot about moral choices by observing the decisions of influential adults and public figures.

D.C. Politics Is Broken

Adam Clampitt | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

In local District of Columbia politics, an essentially one-party system with few checks and balances and no ethics guidelines have yielded a city government that is rotten at its core.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Heading in the Right Direction With Immigration Executive Order

Franklin Garcia | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC
Franklin Garcia

On October 19, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray did something that placed D.C. on top, as the nation's defender of immigrant rights.

D.C.'s Ward 5 Is Setting the Stage for Political Drama

Frederick Butler | Posted 12.05.2011 | DC
Frederick Butler

Like TNT, D.C. "knows drama," when it comes to politics, and with local and federal investigations of two Ward 5 politicians, a recall campaign and a possible challenge to election results, Ward 5 is setting the stage for really bad community theater.

Ward 5 Democrats Seek Renewal With September Election

Franklin Garcia | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC
Franklin Garcia

On Monday, September 26th, the Ward 5 Democrats held elections to elect Officers of the organization. Elections were initially scheduled for June 27t...

The Mayor's Record

Adam Clampitt | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC
Adam Clampitt

In months of reporting by the mainstream media on topics completely irrelevant to the daily lives of District residents, I have a novel idea. Suppose we actually discuss what Mayor Gray is actually doing to help residents?

Does Washington Know Best?

Patrick Mara | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC
Patrick Mara

By law, every single individual legally residing in our nation's capital is deprived of full participation in the great American tradition of democracy. There's no excuse for it.

Kwame Brown Defends His Transparency As D.C. Council Tangles On Reform

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Just as District of Columbia Councilmember Vincent Orange (D-At-Large) prepares to unveil emergency ethics-reform legislation at a Monda...

Why D.C. Must Be Free

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Avis Jones-DeWeever

How ironic, the basic tenets of U.S. citizenship so freely given throughout the nation remain elusive in the lives of those who live within the confines of the capital city.

DC Activists Stage "Virtual Sit-in" on Local Politician's Facebook Pages

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

Originally published on Back in the day, a "sit-in" meant just that -- taking over a physical space with physical bodies to make a poli...