Archive for November, 2012

Morning Clicks

Did the Coolidge principal really yell "Get her, bitch!" before assaulting a former co-worker at a homecoming game? [Examiner]
Possible candidates lining up to be defeated by Anita Bonds in D.C. Democratic State Committee appointment contest [Post]
A.J. Cooper: new Democrat, total hypocrite [Post]

Morning Clicks

Vince Gray keeps on keepin' on despite lengthy federal probe. [Times]
Hizzoner unveiled new five-year economic development plan that he says he doesn't necessarily need to be around to execute. [WBJ]
Parents mad, WTU wants to add charter teachers because of proposed school closings. [Post]

Not Our Problem

When confronted with evidence of what one city contracting official later described as “admittedly fraudulent” behavior between two private construction companies, the District government and private employees working on its behalf ignored the problem, then eventually quietly offered to broker a settlement between the feuding companies that would have cost taxpayers $250,000.
That’s what more than [...]

Mayor Gray Celebrates Being 70

Yesterday was a day of contrasts for two Ward 7 politicians first elected to the council in 2004. Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown was sentenced to six months of home detention and escorted into D.C. Superior Court in handcuffs and shackles.
A few hours later, Mayor Vince Gray was schmoozing with pals, staff, [...]

Former MPD Tech Boss Charged With Theft

The former IT boss for the Metropolitan Police Department has been charged with theft for allegedly using city-funded cell phone service after he was fired, according to court records.
Travis Hudnall was fired as the executive director of MPD's Office of Information and Technology in June 2010, according to a report in the Examiner. (The report [...]

Morning Clicks

Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown brought into Superior Court wearing shackles, sans tie. [Examiner]
Jaffe: Vince Gray doing a good job. [Examiner]
Twenty schools slated to be closed. [Post]

Which D.C. Public Schools Are Closing?

D.C. Public Schools will be announcing at 4 p.m. a list of schools administrators are planning to close. But fortunately for those of you who don't want to wait that long, LL has seen a copy of the embargoed list, and LL didn't agree to the embargo or attend the briefing on it. So here's [...]

Kwame Brown In Custody, Sentenced to 6 Months House Arrest

Let's hope former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown has a nice TV, as he's about to have plenty of down time.
Brown, who resigned from the council this summer and pleaded guilty to lying on a loan application in order to buy a boat, was sentenced this morning to spend the rest of the [...]

Morning Clicks

Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown to be sentenced today. [Post]
Tough federal judge might give him more than six days in jail. [Examiner]
DCPS to announce school closure list today. [Post]

Michael Brown in ’13?

Recently defeated Councilmember Michael Brown is seriously considering a run in next year's special election for a council at-large seat, according to several Wilson Building wags and Brown supporters.
"He's bouncing it around," says an adviser to Brown, who asked not to be named discussing Brown's deliberations. "He's not going to close that door."
Brown wasn't immediately [...]