Posts Tagged ‘mitt romney’

Obama Wins (D.C.’s Three Electoral Votes)!

Time to announce tonight's least surprising news: President Barack Obama has won D.C.'s three electoral votes. NBC News called the District for Obama as soon as the polls closed at 8 p.m.
That puts Obama a mere 267 electoral votes away from a second term. (It also continues an uninterrupted streak of Democratic victories here since [...]

District Line Daily: Cannibal Cop

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Have you been following the story of Gilberto Valle III, the NYPD cop who was [...]

Eleanor Holmes Norton “Wadgate” Mystery Deepens

A spokesman for Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton—topical right now for tweeting that Mitt Romney "shot his wad" in last night's debate, then deleting it—has gotten back to me, but his answers only created a whole new set of questions.
First of all, no, Norton's congressional spokesman Scott McCrary doesn't know precisely what Norton meant when she [...]

Eleanor Holmes Norton Mass-Deletes Debate Tweets

Update, 1:30 p.m.: Norton's spokesman has explained, sort of.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton debuted a spicy new social media presence during last night's presidential debate, tweeting that Mitt Romney "shot his whole wad" and repeatedly spelling Barack Obama's name "Oboma." The tweets prompted one person to ask if she was drunk. For her part, Norton blamed [...]

The Needle: Dan Snyder Not Throwing Party

Opportunity Lost: Reports of an impending meeting between local hero Dan Snyder and national hero Mitt Romney were apparently incorrect. A Redskins spokesman tells Washingtonian that the Redskins owner is not holding a fundraiser for Romney, despite what Politico reported this morning. -3
Shooting at Coolidge High: One Coolidge High student was shot by another today, according [...]

D.C.’s GOP

This is a Democratic town: There are no Republican members of the D.C. Council, the GOP is only running candidates for two seats in this fall’s election, and the city’s 30,000 registered Republicans sounds like a lot, until you realize that’s only 6 percent of all voters.
But the District, like every state and territory in [...]

“Everything Here Is Negotiable”

As of last night, the Washington Post has tightened its policy on the sharing of drafts after one of its reporters, Daniel de Vise, showed a version of a story he was writing to some of its subjects. "Everything here is negotiable," de Vise wrote to a spokesperson at the University of Texas. But that's apparently [...]

Post Tries To Avoid Drama With Romney Story, Gets Drama Anyway

From the annals of bad decision making that will eventually come back and bite you in the ass: On Thursday, the Washington Post decided not to run its Mitt-Romney-the-bully story in the print edition of the paper because it was also running a story about President Barack Obama's "evolution" on gay marriage on A1, plus an [...]

Reminder: Black Voters Aren’t Going To Go For Romney

I guess the Post has to do this kind of story, but anecdotal evidence that some area blacks won't support Barack Obama because of his newfound support for gay marriage is really useless. What would be useful is polling data, and I'd be shocked if Obama took even the slightest hit among black voters.
And let's be [...]

New Hampshire Votes Today! D.C. Statehood Delegation Visits… Thursday

Just about every political reporter in the country is in New Hampshire today, as the "First in the Nation" Republican presidential primary votes are cast. (First except for that caucus in Iowa last week, of course.) Mitt Romney is expected to win by a large margin, which means there are a lot of writers and [...]

The Needle: Redskins for Romney Edition

Hail to the Mittens: If you've bought any Redskins-licensed material or attended an event at FedEx Field recently, you may, indirectly, have been supporting Mitt Romney. Turns out Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his wife, Tanya Snyder, have each given $2,500—the maximum amount allowed by law—to the former Massachusetts governor's presidential campaign. Romney is the only candidate either have [...]

Our Morning Roundup: The “Palin-Winfrey 2012″ Edition

Mornin', City Desk readers! Welcome to the second edition of what used to be but is no longer Freedom Friday. Remember: Freedom is dead. Don't worry, you'll get used to it.
One word: Oprah! The "queen of daytime television" will announce today she's ending her show in 2011. This is huge! Now, in case you're a [...]