Posts Tagged ‘Election’

Ben’s Chili Bowl Provides Lousy Reaction Shots

Look for Ben's Chili Bowl and the back of my head to be on CNN. A crew from the cable network spent the evening watching the returns in the crowded back room of DC's most famous restaurant.
As the results kept pouring in on the big screen analog TV — tuned into CNN, probably not by [...]

Where to Watch Returns in Adams Morgan

It's 10:30 on Election Night and you know you are so shut out at Busboys & Poets. Well, there's plenty of room for you on the 18th Street strip! We here at City Desk are here to serve those looking for a beer and some blue-staters. (And also, these bars are close to our offices.) [...]

Cautiously Optimistic Young Influentials Rent Spotlight, Party

Tomorrow morning, Brian Komar will pinch himself. IF, that is, Obama wins. IF, that is, the GOTV organization he helped put together in Virginia helps deliver the state to Democrats. For now, he's drinking a beer and welcoming other like-minded progressives to LeftBank on 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan. Komar, 36, works for the [...]

An Interview With A First Time Voter

Kenneth Jones voted at 6:30 p.m. at a precinct near his old home in Northwest. He voted for Obama. Jones just turned 18 in September; this is, obviously, his first time voting. "It felt good. I was a little nervous. I didn't think I would get in to vote," Jones says. "It felt real nice. [...]

A Party and Blue Lights

The Minimalist Election Night Party Guide

Busboys & Poets, 14th & V St. NW: Yelling at the television. Just like home!
Drum Circle for Obama, 14th & U St. NW: Drum circle. For Obama.
Brightest Young Things Party at Bohemian Caverns, 10th & U St. NW: Actually quite dark.
Bad Brains Show at 9:30 Club: Not all precincts reporting.
D.C. Republicans Party at Unlisted: Sad [...]

Photos: U Street, Hard at Work

While you were watching the election returns:
Seven-Eleven, U St. & 11th St. NW

Ben's Chili Bowl, U St. & 13th St. NW

Rite Aid, U St. & 13th St. NW

Dupont ANC Race: Doug Checks In

For Doug A. Rogers, like Barack Obama and Arthur Delaney, it's all over but the counting. ANC 2B09 challenger Rogers—who was randomly photographed earlier today by our roaming election staffer, Amanda Hess (that's him on the left)– just called in from home. He's been up since 4 a.m. and was out all day at 14th [...]

The Final Hour

FOX News’ “No Spin Zone” Mediates McCain’s Clusterfuck

The homepage of FOX News right now:
"RESULTS ROLLING IN" over what appears to be a backwoods church, followed by "McCain Wins West Va., Ky; Obama Takes Vermont."

Spotted: McCain Supporter in D.C.

Bill Mallison, a friend, cast his vote for John McCain in the contested state of North Carolina (CNN initial polling projected the state at 50% Obama, 49% McCain, though Obama has now broken away). Mallison may be an out-of-state voter, but he is, at the moment, physically in the District (photo evidence above).
Mallison says he [...]

***Final Words From the Best Political Team at***

The Questions: When will the election be called? What will be the most intense and dramatic reactions to the results? What will Sarah Palin be up to in ten years?
The Sexist:
Wolf Blitzer will call the election for Obama at 11 p.m. In the following days, a bunch of hill people—like not Capitol Hill people, or [...]

Delaney Has 15 More Minutes of Campaigning

It's 7:45 p.m. Our man Delaney has 15 more minutes to make his pitch to voters. What had begun this afternoon, has become either a real movement or a failed journalistic prank.
I called Delaney. He had already returned to his campaign headquarters/apartment in Cap. Hill.
There's 15 more minutes, I tell him. "There weren't that many [...]

Councilmembers Unite!

Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander kisses cutout of At-Large Councilmember Kwame Brown at Precinct 110.

The Force Is With CNN

Did anyone just see a CNN reporter totally hologrammed into the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer?? You are in command now, Admiral Blitzer! CP beaming technology coming soon. After we get Wireless Internet.