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Muriel Bowser Wins DC Mayoral Primary

AP | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race define...

Accountability Not on the Ballot

Paul Zukerberg | Posted 03.31.2014 | DC
Paul Zukerberg

As D.C. voters cast their ballots this week, one of the most consequential votes for our city's future isn't even listed. That's because the D.C. Council and Mayor have determined that our city "isn't ready" to elect an attorney general.

Despite Scandal, DC Mayor Makes Pitch For 2nd Term

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit fr...

DC Mayor Was Aware Of Illegal 'Shadow Campaign,' Federal Prosecutors Say

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray was aware of an off-the-books "shadow campaign" to support his 2010 bid and personally req...

Vincent Gray Wins D.C. Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander Caucuses Endorsements

Franklin Garcia | Posted 03.04.2014 | DC
Franklin Garcia

Both the D.C. Latino Caucus and the D.C. Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus held straw polls. Both polls were won by the current Mayor, Vincent Gray.

DC Mayor To Seek Second Term

AP | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

BY BEN NUCKOLS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Vincent Gray will seek a second term as District of Columbia mayor. The Democratic mayo...

Mayor Vincent Gray's Imminent Decision: Run or Not Run

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

Mayor Vincent Gray must decide in the very near future if he will run for a second term.

A Simple, Powerful Service for Young Children: Home Visiting

Judith Sandalow | Posted 10.02.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Dr. García, now that you're taking the lead at the Department of Health, we hope that you will prioritize this home visiting work so that the funds your department worked so hard to win aren't lost. Thank you for your attention to this issue.

WATCH: Mark Leibovich, 'This Town' Author, Dishes On How He Gets The D.C. Scoop

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books

An inside look at what really goes on in D.C. never gets old for political junkies and haters alike. And "This Town" author Mark Leibovich, whose resu...

The Large Retailer Accountability Act, a Bill D.C. Doesn't Need

Franklin Garcia | Posted 09.24.2013 | DC
Franklin Garcia

The future of the Large Retailer Accountability Act is uncertain; many hope D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoes the bill, because it will hurt economic development, and not provide much-needed jobs by keeping big retailers out of the city.

Texas Republican Wants To Give D.C. Back To Maryland

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC

Rep. Louie Gohmert, the outspoken and undauntable Texas conservative, has introduced another bill to return the District of Columbia to Maryland, the ...

Change the Date of the D.C. Primary to June 24, 2014

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.11.2013 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

It will be a travesty if we don't move the primary away from the current date, which is April Fool's Day. The only ones who could like that date besides incumbents are the late night comedians and D.C. has given them enough fodder for jokes without this.

A D.C. Neighborhood's Ills: Bad Policy Knows No Party

Eli Lehrer | Posted 08.07.2013 | DC
Eli Lehrer

While I could go on about my affection for the area where I work, I'll also be the first at admit it has problems. And these problems are a veritable museum of misguided public policies that have so damaged the urban fabric of D.C. and many other large cities.

McCain Schools Tea Partier On Criticism Of 'Backroom Politics'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took time on the Senate floor Thursday to educate new Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on Washington politics. "Maybe the senator ...

VOTE: Should D.C. Decriminalize Marijuana?

Posted 05.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The fight to decriminalize marijuana possession in Washington, D.C., just got an unlikely ally: former mayor and current city councilman...

Former School Official Weighing DC Mayoral Run: Report

Washington Post | Posted 06.28.2013 | DC

Robert C. Bobb, a former D.C. city administrator and school board president, has taken discreet steps to explore a run for mayor, according to two peo...

Why I'm Fighting to End Marijuana Prosecutions in DC

Paul Zukerberg | Posted 06.09.2013 | DC
Paul Zukerberg

Washington, D.C. may no longer be the "murder capital," but new data released by the D.C. police department confirms we're still #1 in something: marijuana arrests.

Elizabeth Warren: Avoid Wall Street Shuffle in Washington

POLITICO | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

It’s that time again when jobs open up across Washington and the big shuffle starts: People on Wall Street angle for key economic policymaking jobs,...

Paving the Way for Children

Judith Sandalow | Posted 03.17.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Mayor Vincent Gray began this week by putting one stepping stone in place to pave the way to success for D.C.'s children.

New Council Can Turn the Corner for Children

Judith Sandalow | Posted 03.12.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

I urge every member of the D.C. Council to refresh your commitment to the District's children and families so that we can all turn the corner together and no one is left behind. Please set a goal of improving our entire city, not just the reputation of the council.

Chelsea Kiene

Marion Barry's Plan To Encourage Organ Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than 115,000 people in the United States wait today for a lifesaving organ transplant. That list, which keeps growing, once include...

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.

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.

Attorney Responds To Michael Brown: He 'Knows The Truth'

Posted 09.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- An attorney representing the former re-election treasurer for District of Columbia Councilmember Michael A. Brown (I-At Large) responded...

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...