Author Archive for Michael E. Grass

Loose Lips Daily: Baby LL Has Arrived Edition

Good morning sweet readers. Since your normal Loose Lips, Alan Suderman, is busy being a new dad, and everyone else in the Washington City Paper office seems to be cashing in unused personal days, management has brought me (Michael E. Grass) in to cull your daily dose of local District politics. First off, I'm happy [...]

D.C. Democrat Norton Could Get Powerless House Minority Committee Post!

According to The Wall Street Journal, the change in power on Capitol Hill could potentially elevate the District's non-voting delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, to a more powerful position. Since Minnesota Democrat James Oberstar, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was defeated on Tuesday, the committee's top Democratic position will be up [...]

Catania Gets InTowner‘s Thumbs Up, Namechecked at HRC Dinner

While last month's Democratic primary may have been main course for those who devour local political news, there's still next month's general election. At-Large Councilmember David Catania, an Independent who won a special election as a Republican in 1997, is expected to easily win re-election on Nov. 2.
In the October edition of the InTowner, the [...]

Loose Lips Daily: “Shaken,” Not Stirred, Edition

As much local politics as humanly possible. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

D.C. Republicans Prefer Democrats—And Sarah Palin
Waiting for Superman
Watch: Vince, Michelle, and The Uncomfortable News Conference

Good morning Washington. Suderman’s off today, so here [...]

Deconstructing Thomas’ Ward 5 Win: Was NOM the Biggest Loser?

Anyone who follows local LGBT politics was nervously watching the D.C. Council race in Ward 5. The incumbent, Harry Thomas, Jr., was embroiled in a crowded battle to win the Democratic nomination. Normally, such a scenario plays to the incumbent's advantage—the more people in the race, the more they split the opposition. But youthful community [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Gray Wins, But You Already Knew That Edition

As much local politics as humanly possible. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Adrian Fenty Kinda, Sorta Tries To Concede
Gray: “Only If We All Work Together Can We Move This City Forward”
Bustin’ Loose at Vince Gray’s Party
Tension Lifting [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Primary Day Is (Finally) Here Edition!

As much local politics as humanly possible. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Mayor Fenty Begins Day With A Pep Rally
Live Blogging Adrian Fenty On Morning Joe!
The Decided: It’s Gray’s Day
The Curious Case of [...]

City Paper‘s Schaffer on Kojo

Tune into WAMU (88.5 FM) to listen to Washington City Paper Editor Michael Schaffer talk about local D.C. politics with Kojo Nnamdi. Schaffer will discuss the newly released Washington City Paper/Kojo Nnamdi Show voter poll.

Fenty Doubts He’ll Get an Obama Endorsement

A dispatch from Loose Lips' Alan Suderman out in the field!
Following up on a WTOP report that said Mayor Adrian Fenty, trailing in the polls, had asked for an endorsement from President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, it's unlikely that's going to happen.
LL just called in a quote from a Fenty press conference. So [...]

Gray Camp Sounds Alarm Following Vote-Scheme Story

There will be more on this to come for sure, but the mayoral campaign of D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray is saying that Justice Department observers "would certainly be welcomed" along with attention from "any other law enforcement agency" following ABC 7's big story alleging a Fenty campaign jobs-for-votes scheme.
The Fenty camp denies the [...]

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