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A Strange, Confusing Evening With Marion Barry

A Strange, Confusing Evening With Marion Barry

Eliot Nelson  06.23.2014
WASHINGTON - On Friday evening, Marion Barry sat with a group of journalists and delivered a stirring defense of yogurt. "Yogurt is more...
#DontTaxWellness in DC

#DontTaxWellness in DC

06.19.2014
Despite the claim to being America's fittest city, the District still has major health problems to address like our obesity rate and health...
Bill Clinton Sought Scandal Advice From Marion Barry

Bill Clinton Sought Scandal Advice From Marion Barry

Arthur Delaney   06.16.2014
WASHINGTON -- Former president Bill Clinton sought advice from D.C. mayor Marion Barry on how to cope with public humiliation, Barry reports...
Who Cares About Ethics?

Who Cares About Ethics?

03.26.2014
This past Sunday, WaPo ran an op-ed, asking whether "a little corruption should matter to voters." The most logical explanation for this...
Marion Barry Weighs In On Vincent Gray Scandal

Marion Barry Weighs In On Vincent Gray Scandal

03.15.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was re-elected despite a prison sentence for smoking crack cocaine. But...

Friday Talking Points -- As The Wedgie Turns

11. 8.2013
We decided it was time to coin a new political term. We'll repeat the definition we gave it, back in May. Wedgie: When a political party's...
24 Embarrassing Mayors Who Prove We're Better Than Canada At This

24 Embarrassing Mayors Who Prove We're Better Than Canada At This

Nick Wing  11. 6.2013
In a comically Canadian exchange, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to reporters Tuesday that he'd smoked crack during one of his "drunken...
D.C. Poised To Make Big Pot Move

D.C. Poised To Make Big Pot Move

11. 2.2013
WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District...
Marion Barry's Punishment For Accepting Cash Gifts From City Contractors

Marion Barry's Punishment For Accepting Cash Gifts From City Contractors

09.17.2013
WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia Council has censured Councilmember Marion Barry for accepting $6,800 in cash from two city...
Marion Barry's Son Faces DUI, Marijuana Charges

Marion Barry's Son Faces DUI, Marijuana Charges

08.28.2013
HAMPTON, Va. -- The son of Washington Councilman Mayor Marion Barry has a Nov. 13 court date to answer charges in Virginia of driving under...
Marion Barry In Trouble Over Gifts From City Contractors

Marion Barry In Trouble Over Gifts From City Contractors

07.12.2013
WASHINGTON -- D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry has been censured by the city's ethics board and fined $13,600 for accepting cash gifts from...
What Does Marion Barry Have To Say About Toronto's Crack Smoking Mayor?

What Does Marion Barry Have To Say About Toronto's Crack Smoking Mayor?

05.17.2013
The Toronto mayor's recent crack-related troubles are leading some to draw connections with a certain D.C. politician. Here's the Montreal...
VOTE: Should D.C. Decriminalize Marijuana?

VOTE: Should D.C. Decriminalize Marijuana?

05.16.2013
WASHINGTON -- The fight to decriminalize marijuana possession in Washington, D.C., just got an unlikely ally: former mayor and current...
Why Was Marion Barry Hospitalized?

Why Was Marion Barry Hospitalized?

04. 3.2013
WASHINGTON — D.C. Councilmember and former mayor Marion Barry has been released from the hospital after being treated for a drop...