Archive for May, 2013

Kenyan McDuffie Refers Staffer’s Alleged Theft to Police

Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is celebrating his one-year anniversary in the Wilson Building today, but there's one newly ex-staffer who won't be there: community affairs coordinator Tim Clark. Clark got the boot yesterday after McDuffie discovered that he'd inappropriately spent $252.07 from the Ward 5 councilmember's constituent services fund.
A press release from McDuffie's office describes the [...]

Jeff Thompson’s Former Company Sues Him

Add a few more allegations to the accusations against purported 2010 shadow campaign financier Jeffrey E. Thompson. In a lawsuit filed today against Thompson, his former company—Medicaid provider D.C. Charter Health Plan, now under court-ordered rehabilitation by the Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking—alleges that Thompson used a variety of schemes to help another one [...]

Listen: Tommy Wells for Mayor, the Go-Go Song

It's not a D.C. mayoral race without some campaign songs—the 2010 Adrian Fenty-Vince Gray race, after all, brought about the surprisingly catchy "Don't Leave Us Fenty". For the 2014 cycle, the mayoral campaign of Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells has inspired a Wells-themed go-go song: "Tommy Wells, One More Time."
The song, written by John "Peter [...]

Meet the New Loose Lips


Washington City Paper has a new Loose Lips columnist: Will Sommer.
If you read City Paper regularly, you already know Sommer's excellent work; over the last year, he's been running our City Desk blog, as well as turning out cover stories and odes to hippos and serving as the Washington Post's self-appointed new ombudsman. He's got a keen [...]

Loose Lips Will Return Soon

Wondering what happened to LL? Don't worry—it'll be back soon.
This column from Washington City Paper's April 26 issue was Alan Suderman's final one as LL (the issue also featured his cover profile of Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser, who's running for mayor). Suderman has a new job at the Center for Public Integrity, writing about [...]