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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.

Former D.C. Council Chairman Avoids Most Jail Time

AP | Posted 01.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — A former D.C. Council chairman who violated campaign finance laws avoided most of his possible jail time but will have to spend hun...

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...

6-Day Sentence For Kwame Brown?

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC

WASHINGTON — A former D.C. Council chairman should spend six days in jail for lying on bank loan applications and for committing a misdemeanor c...

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 ...

"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.

Arthur Delaney

Capitol Hill Corner Store Battle Heats Up | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.19.2012 | DC

While New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg wages war on supersized sodas, local Washington, D.C., politicians have been battling beers. First, the D....

'Family Matters' Connection To Political Scandal?

Posted 06.14.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's a provocative question: Did Kellie Williams, who played Steve Urkel's love interest Laura Winslow on the TV sit-com "Family Matters...

Butlers, Burglars and Bunglers

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.13.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Woodward and Bernstein took us on a walk down memory lane this past weekend with their 40 year retrospective on the idea that Richard Nixon was even worse than we thought, if that's possible.

Tears, Drama Mark Tense D.C. Council Hearing

Posted 06.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In a day full of personal attacks, low blows and other political theatrics, it took the tearful pleas for civility by a member of the Di...

Marion Barry Makes Confession

Posted 06.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- During his 2010 campaign for District of Columbia mayor, Vincent Gray (D) admitted that he was able to sneak off during the middle of a ...

D.C. Scandals Are 'A Stain On The Government'

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 08.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The former chairman of the District of Columbia Council pleaded guilty Friday to lying about his income on bank loan applications, ...

District of Disgrace

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.07.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

To raise D.C. out of the current morass of disgrace to the honored place that the nation's capital should hold in national and global consciousness, we must have a fresh, vital, ethical new generation of leadership for the city.

'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...