Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Thies’

District Line Daily: Mappers’ Delight

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The Korean population in Northern Virginia has finally gotten politically organized. So why did they choose [...]

The Needle: Le Big Mac

McFancy: One of the last hold-outs of a previous generation of 14th Street NW has buckled under pressure: The McDonald's at the corner of 14th and U was issued new remodeling permits and will become a McCafe. -2
Smurf Turf: Mayor Vince Gray's campaign manager, Chuck Thies, called all of Gray's mayoral opponents smurfs. "They’re just little funny, semi-annoying, [...]

Reading Chuck Thies’ Past Columns On His New Boss, Mayor Gray

After months of public indecisiveness, Mayor Vince Gray announced earlier this week that he'd be seeking the city's top office once again. The other noteworthy part of his announcement was his campaign manager pick, Chuck Thies: a savvy political operative not known for his temperate personality whose most recent gig has been writing local political [...]

District Line Daily: Four More Years?

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It's finally official: Mayor Vince Gray is running for re-election. He waited months to make the [...]

WPFW’s DC Politics Hour Loses a Host

After two and a half years co-hosting WPFW's local news-heavy DC Politics Hour, political consultant Chuck Thies tells City Desk that he's leaving the program after tomorrow's episode.
"I gotta step away from the mic," he says. "I'm not bringing my A-game."
Thies says he's been too busy with consulting work to keep up with local politics [...]

The Needle: Y Is For Yacht Edition

Dan Snyder, Yachtsman: Last month, the Washington Post recounted how Redskins owner Dan Snyder, disillusioned after yet another Jim Zorn-era loss, hopped aboard the team's private jet on a lark in the middle of the night to fly off to Colorado to chat with Mike Shanahan, who in due time became his next coach. Well, if Shanahan goes [...]

Councilmember Tommy Wells Sends Check to Graham Challenger

Remember the Paul Wellstone-esque video by Ward 1 Council candidate Bryan Weaver we highlighted here a few weeks ago? On Washington City Paper's Loose Lips blog, Jason Cherkis reports it's getting results—Councilmember Tommy Wells sent Weaver a $100 check after seeing the video. Wells hasn't given any money to his council colleague Jim Graham, who Weaver hopes [...]

Fenty, Transparency, Scrutiny: The Political Fallout of FOIA Reform

Roy Morris describes his struggles in getting D.C. government agencies to comply with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as "Kafkaesque."
"They use these exceptions to deny anything," Morris told D.C. Councilmembers at a hearing this week on open government and transparency at the Wilson Building . “I don’t want to pick on the attorney general," Morris added. To which, [...]

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