Posts Tagged ‘irv nathan’

District Line Daily: The Election Issue

The new Bowser era, Karl Racine, legal pot, and more

D.C. Attorney General Files Motion to Halt Implementation of Judge’s Ruling on Gun Laws

The District's Office of the Attorney General filed a motion this afternoon requesting that a federal court delay overturning a gun law until the city's appeal is heard. A U.S. District Court ruled this weekend that a D.C. gun law that prevents people from legally carrying handguns in the District's public places is unconstitutional.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy [...]

Feds Say D.C. Budget Autonomy Referendum Has “No Legal Effect”

The federal Government Accountability Office issued a blow to D.C. today, issuing an opinion that the city's budget autonomy referendum has no legal standing.
The referendum, which District voters overwhelmingly approved last April, would amend the Home Rule Charter to allow the D.C. government to spend its own tax revenue without approval from Congress. The law [...]

District Line Daily: America’s Most Congested City

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com. Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here.
Defending champs come through again: Washington has retained its title as the country's most congested [...]

D.C. Won’t Prosecute David Gregory Over Gun Magazine

Looks like NBC's David Gregory won't have to turn to the life of a fugitive, after all. Despite waving around a 30-round magazine that's illegal under District law on a Dec. 23 Meet the Press broadcast, Gregory won't be prosecuted, D.C. attorney general Irv Nathan announced in a letter this afternoon.

District Line Daily: RGIII Extortion Attempt

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Good morning! A former Baylor basketball player has been charged with attempting to extort Redskins [...]

The Needle: Sunglasses Edition

Wilson Building Whirlwind: The summer is usually a little slow for political news. Today wasn't. First, D.C. officials announced that the city was suing Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. for allegedly using earmarks to buy himself an Audi. Thomas says he's done nothing wrong, but the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office were already [...]

Joe Mamo: The New John D. Rockefeller?

The robber barons are back!
Or at least, the specter of them was back this morning, as a group of ExxonMobil station operators, led by their lobbyist Bruce Bereano, called on city officials today to free them—and District drivers—from gas mogul Joe Mamo, whom the operators and their lobbyist accused of price gouging.
“You have absolutely no competition [...]

Joe Mamo’s Attorney: High Gas Prices Not His Fault!

An attorney for Joe Mamo rejects claims that the D.C. gas station kingpin is driving up the cost of gas, pointing the finger instead at the operators of stations like the Watergate Exxon, where prices topping $5 a gallon have caused public outrage and consternation this spring. (How complicated is the gas business? Mamo’s company, [...]

Meet Joe Mamo (Again)

Gas prices around the District have been hovering at or above $4 a gallon for a while, and city officials are starting to wonder whether they should be a bit lower. D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan says his office has launched an antitrust investigation into Capitol Petroleum Group LLC, owner of about half the gas [...]

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