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Marion Barry Notified Of Potential D.C. Council Violation

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.30.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Council Chairman Kwame Brown (D) has sent a letter to Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry (D) rebuking the former may...

Did Marion Barry Improperly Use D.C. Council Resources?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.29.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's Republican Party is accusing former Mayor Marion Barry (D), who represents Ward 8 on the D.C. Council, of usi...

Marion Barry Is In Tax Trouble.. Again

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has filed a notice of a federal tax lien against District of Columbia Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8)...

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. Councilmembers Meet To Discuss Harry Thomas Jr.

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.05.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia councilmembers met beind closed doors Monday afternoon to discuss their colleague, Ward 5 Democrat Harry Thomas Jr....

Texas Rep. Wants To Nationalize Local D.C. War Mem'l

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia and federal leaders are gathering at the D.C. War Memorial on Thursday morning to reopen the long-neglected and new...

'Post' Scribe Demolishes Candidate's Excuses For Bowing Out

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- McKinsey & Company consultant Fiona Greig bowed out from the race to unseat longtime District of Columbia Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Wa...

Ward 2 Challenger Forgoes Bid To Unseat Evans

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Fiona Greig is bowing out from the race to unseat longtime District of Columbia Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2). In a statement p...

D.C.'s Anti-SLAPP Law Sees New Challenge In Court

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's anti-SLAPP statute is back in action. The withdrawal of Redskins owner Dan Snyder's defamation lawsuit aga...

D.C. Council Candidate List Potential Donor Targets As 'Homosexual' And 'Super Wealthy'

Patch | Lauren Sausser | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

A D.C. Council candidate included a list of fundraiser targets in a report filed with the city's Office of Campaign Finance, and the list identified a...

Is 25 MPH Too Fast? D.C. Council Considers Lower Speed Limit

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Council is considering a new measure to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists on city streets: Reduced speed limits. The ...

Dupont High Heel Race Takes To 17th Street For 25th Year (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.25.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Late Tuesday night, scores of glitter-loving men took a mad dash down 17th Street NW as part of the annual Dupont High-Heel Race, a colo...

Local GOP: Ron Moten Brings New Energy To D.C. Republicans

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ronald Moten, co-founder of Peaceaholics and a long-time antagonist of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, will formally announce that he is switch...

Arin Greenwood

D.C. Statehood Rally Honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Speaker after speaker invoked the civil rights legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the D.C. Full Democracy Freedom Rally and March held ...

Bicycling and Equal Protection

Chuck Thies | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC
Chuck Thies

Nine D.C. Council members have co-introduced the "Assault of Bicyclist Prevention Act of 2011." In D.C. it is already illegal to use a vehicle to threaten and assault bicyclists. You can go to jail for such behavior. You can also be sued.

Bowser To D.C. Council: Ignore Emergency Ethics Push (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) sent a letter to her colleagues urging them to not support any emergency leg...

Nobody Getting Along Here

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC
Patricia McGuire

The eruption of personal tensions among our local legislators, triggered at least in part by instances of ethically challenged behaviors, is an embarrassment for a city government that can't afford public ridicule.

Colby King: Where Is Tony Williams When D.C. Needs Him?

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 12.01.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that Colby King, The Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist has a distaste for the current state of public af...

Could More Public-Interest Lawyers in D.C. Help Prevent Domestic Tragedies?

Matthew Fraidin | Posted 11.27.2011 | DC
Matthew Fraidin

Could a lawyer have saved Alecia Wheeler's life?  As the D.C. Council considers how to spend the $89 million surplus discovered recently, her tragic death reminds us that pennies spent on public-interest lawyers can provide pounds of cure.

Bowser's Burden: Delivering A D.C. Ethics Bill Amid Council 'Jockeying'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Muriel Bowser may have the toughest job of anyone in the D.C. government. The District of Columbia councilmember, who oversees the commi...

D.C. Council Has Security Remove Reporters From Meeting

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The cranky relationship between some District of Columbia officials and the local press corps became more cantankerous on Thursday when ...

D.C. Dysfunction: 'This Is The Worst Council I've Ever Served On'

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's often dysfunctional and contentious District of Columbia Council proceedings, where members uttered profanity, called each oth...

D.C. Council Approves New Tax Bracket For Higher-Income Earners

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In a heated 7-to-6 vote Tuesday afternoon, the District of Columbia Council voted to create a new 8.95 percent top tax bracket for city ...

Hasty TANF Cuts Would Place Neediest Families at Risk

Jim Graham | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC
Jim Graham

The District must find the right balance between the responsibilities of families and individuals and sustaining the safety net for families most in need of assistance.

Joe Englert: Marion Barry T-Shirts Don't Mock Former Mayor

The Washington Post | Posted 11.19.2011 | DC

While I sat for the better part of an hour -- okay, perhaps longer than that -- outside H Street Country Club on Saturday enjoying a few libations as ...