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Marion Barry Reflects On Second Chances In One Of His Final Interviews

Marion Barry Reflects On Second Chances In One Of His Final Interviews

OWN  11.24.2014
It's a feat that not many public figures can claim: surviving a political scandal that rocked the nation. The late Marion Barry, who died...
Obama: Marion Barry 'Helped Advance The Cause Of Civil Rights For All'

Obama: Marion Barry 'Helped Advance The Cause Of Civil Rights For All'

Mollie Reilly  11.23.2014
President Barack Obama issued a statement Sunday on the death of four-time District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry. Acknowledging his...
Marion Barry, 4-Term D.C. Mayor, Dead At 78

Marion Barry, 4-Term D.C. Mayor, Dead At 78

11.23.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families,...
GOP Senator: D.C. Statehood Is A 'Distraction'

GOP Senator: D.C. Statehood Is A 'Distraction'

Ibrahim Balkhy, Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso  09.15.2014
WASHINGTON -- Less than 20 minutes after it began, the first hearing in more than 20 years on D.C. statehood became contentious. The Senate...
Marion Barry Injured In Car Crash

Marion Barry Injured In Car Crash

08. 3.2014
Aug 3 (Reuters) - Former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry suffered minor injuries after being involved in a car crash in the nation's...
These Politicians Didn't Let A Conviction Stand In The Way Of Their Career Aspirations

These Politicians Didn't Let A Conviction Stand In The Way Of Their Career Aspirations

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT  06.26.2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Not all politicians convicted of crimes leave politics for good. This week, ex-Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci...
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...