Archive for January, 2012

Yikes! Post Botches Story, Sort of Covers It Up

Yesterday the Washington Post, along with several other local media outlets, covered D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe's "state of the department" speech.
If you read the Post's paper version this morning, you would have learned that Ellerbe is pushing ahead with his plan to change his department's shifts from 24-hours to 12-hours and that the fire [...]

Anti-Myopic Little Twits PAC Formed

Keith Andrew Perry, whose resume includes working as an aide to former Mayor Sharon Pratt and as chief of staff to Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry and Council Chairman Kwame Brown, has started a new political action committee he hopes will become a major player in District politics.
Perry's PAC, called Northeast Leadership Consortium, was born [...]

Prostitution Tuesday

Forces beyond LL's comprehension have conspired to make today prostitution Tuesday in D.C. politics.
First off, Ward 7 council candidate Kevin B. Chavous has cut a deal with prosecutors on the charge that he allegedly tried to pay an undercover cop $20 for a blow job a few weeks ago, court records show.
The solicitation charge will [...]

Loose Lips Daily: A Lotto Bull Edition

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Kwame Looks To Wells For Occupy Answers

Good morning sweet readers! Wouldn't it be nice if local pols released their tax returns? [...]

Kwame Looks to Wells For Answers on Occupy Protests (Updated)

In yet another sign that D.C. officials have no real clue how to handle the Occupy D.C. protests at McPherson Square, Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown has asked one of his colleagues to plan some possible ways to better manage the demonstration, which has been going on for four months. (Due to an editing [...]

Loose Lips Daily: $600,000 Summit? Edition

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Bowser Defends Corporate Giving, and Lots Of It

EHN Drops Lawsuit Against District

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Bowser Defends Corporate Giving, And Lots of It

Last summer, Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown showed Ward 6 Councilmartyr Saint Tommy Wells who was boss by stripping Wells of his beloved transportation committee. A side effect of the move was a game of musical committee chairs that left Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser in charge of the government operations committee. And that [...]

Norton Drops Suit Against District

True to her word, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has dropped her lawsuit against the District over a fender bender with a police officer, court records show.

Loose Lips Daily: Farewell, Fenty? Edition

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Gray Spokesman: Mystery Campaign Aide Pushed Paper at $92,000-A-Year Rate
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Gray Spokesman: Mystery Man Pushed Paper at $92,000-a-year Rate

Last Friday Mayor Vince Gray newsdumped a report detailing how his private transition fund raised and spent $1 million, with mystery former Gray campaign aide Howard Brooks getting a $34,500 slice of the pie.
Brooks, you may recall, has been accused by Sulaimon Brown of being the bag man for the Gray campaign and literally stuffing cash [...]

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