Author Archive for Mike Madden

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 [...]

Tonight: D.C. Council At-Large Debate at the Black Cat

The special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat is barely a week away. Tonight, join Washington City Paper and your would-be leaders from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the main stage at the Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW) for a debate.
Doors open at 7 p.m. The moderators will be LL Alan Suderman, NBC4's Tom [...]

Yes, D.C., Washington City Paper Will Host a Council Debate at the Black Cat

There's a special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat (and a budget autonomy referendum) approaching April 23, and it's time for you to figure out who to vote for. What better way to do it than while listening to the candidates over a few drinks?
Join Washington City Paper and your would-be leaders on Monday, [...]

D.C.’s Newest Major Party: Libertarians

Move over, Democrats, Republicans, and Statehood Greens.
The Libertarian Party became the fourth political organization to hold major party status in D.C. tonight, with Bruce Majors winning enough votes in his losing challenge to Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton to get the party officially recognized as such by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics. He needed [...]

D.C. Votes Early, Often

More than 11 percent of registered voters in D.C. had already voted by the time the polls opened this morning at 7 a.m., D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics figures show.
The BOEE just uploaded all the results of early voting, which saw 53,961 ballots cast. The early winners: President Barack Obama, obviously (he was beating [...]

Find Your Polling Place Here

Not sure where to vote, or who will be on the ballot when you get there? Thanks to Google's new Voter Information Project, you can figure that all out online. Enter your address below to get the details. Remember, polls in D.C. and Maryland close at 8 p.m., and in Virginia at 7 p.m.
To read [...]

Enter Washington City Paper‘s 2012 Election Prediction Pool

Election Day is nearly here—in D.C., after all, we've been voting for more than a week already. And what first Tuesday after the first Monday in November would be complete without an election prediction pool?
Enter our (mostly) local pool to pick who will win various D.C. Council races, the presidential election, and two Maryland ballot [...]

Listen to Washington City Paper/WPFW At-Large D.C. Council Debate Thursday

LL will join WPFW's D.C. Politics show on Thursday to moderate a Washington City Paper/WPFW debate among candidates for the At-Large seat on the D.C. Council.
The show begins at 11 a.m.—you can listen live by clicking here.
Candidates who will appear are: Vincent Orange, Michael Brown, David Grosso, and Mary Brooks Beatty.

Mary Cheh Says Vince Gray Should Step Down, Too

First David Catania, now Mary Cheh.
Two members of the D.C. Council called on Mayor Vince Gray to resign today, after federal prosecutors laid out details of the shadow campaign allegedly funded by city contractor Jeff Thompson that helped him win the 2010 election. Catania, who's clashed with Gray frequently, wasn't much of a surprise. Cheh, [...]