Posts Tagged ‘bob mcdonnell’

District Line Daily: McDonnell Trial’s Final Scenes

Grab your popcorn: It's time for closing arguments in the McDonnell trial.

The Needle: Richmond Goes Hollywood

Just Another Earthquake-Sex Joke: The Washington Post's live blog of the ongoing proceedings of the federal corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife could be the best thing on the Internet this week. A highlight: In trying to show that the relationship between Maureen McDonnell and Jonnie Williams Sr., the CEO of Star Scientific, was more than pure [...]

District Line Daily: Judge Overturns Key Provision of D.C. Gun Laws

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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The District's ban on carrying handguns in public places is unconstitutional, according to a federal judge's ruling this [...]

District Line Daily: Almost on Track

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What work still needs to be completed before the Silver Line is ready for passengers? There [...]

District Line Daily: Make it Rain

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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The latest campaign finance reports show that incumbent Vince Gray raised $627,000 since December— three [...]

The Needle: Shelter From the Storm

Storm Watchers: Mayor Vince Gray says he'll monitor the weather to determine whether the city would close tomorrow. In the meantime, the city has set up additional emergency shelters and warming stations for those in need throughout the city. +3
The End of the World: People need to eat, and eat well, during a polar vortex. The [...]

The Needle: Greek Tragedy

C*ntpunt: University of Maryland sorority member Rebecca Martinson, whose rage-filled email to lackluster sisters won the country's heart, has resigned from her sorority. Too bad! Martinson should've dropped the anti-gay slurs, but she's got style. -3
Train in Vain: Only half of Metro riders surveyed even knew about the Silver Line.-4

The Needle: The Governator

Swole Governor: Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's former chef, now charged with embezzling, claims the McDonnells helped themselves to the kitchen too, even making off with what was presumably the commonwealth's protein powder. -4
Elephant in the Room: Between the relentless networking and the dressing up as an elephant for Callista Gingrich, alleged sextortionist Adam Savader is [...]

District Line Daily: Poking Around in Police Documents

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Fox 5 Paul Wagner discovered that a former police building, now being used as a gathering [...]

Metro Bad News Roundup: Service Dog Stand-Off, “Going Crazy” Edition

The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.'s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service,Washington [...]

Metro Bad News Roundup: Dodged Questions and Rising Crime Edition

The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.'s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service,Washington [...]

The Needle: Help Me, Obama, You’re My Only Hope Edition

Yes We Can (Beg for Endorsements): Mayor Adrian Fenty takes it upon himself to leak word that he's asked President Barack Obama for an endorsement in Tuesday's election. Which is a strange strategy in a race polls show Fenty is likely to lose to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray; Obama has enough political problems without [...]

We Want Two States, North And South: Loose Lips Daily

As much local politics as humanly possible. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
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The Friday Limerick Review

The store that has long been awaited
'Twas also quite hotly debated
Your laptop is busted?
A genius, if trusted
Will fix up the mess you created
Hizzoner had property stolen
(Two bikes left for rough terrain rollin')
It's now a charade
Because he delayed
And 'cause he's a little controllin'
From slicing and dicing to searing
This Wednesday saw Top Chef premiering
With Padma, soon Nancy
And [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Virginia Back In The Black Edition

Good morning, everyone. Today’s somehow supposed to be a lovely Tuesday with intermittent possibilities of rain. Doesn’t make much sense to me. I went out and bought the Facebook Effect last night–haven’t been this excited about a read since Harry Potter. This morning's photo is in honor of Twitter–the sperm whale was failing all last [...]

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