Posts Tagged ‘Arne Duncan’

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David Grosso: time for fire chief Kenneth Ellerbe to step down after Cecil Mills' death. [Statter911]
Public pot-smoking provision could hamper decriminalization bill [Times, LL, WAMU]
Vince Gray leads rivals in mayoral fundraising, lags in cash on hand [LL]
More than 40 percent of mayoral campaign donations come from outside of D.C. [WAMU]
"Andy [Shallal] can make a good city great. You dig?" [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Mayor Arne Duncan Edition

Correction: This blog post originally stated that the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute is warning city officials against going crazy over bong rating agencies' concern about the District's dwindling amount of reserve funds. In fact, the DCFPI's warning applies to bond rating agencies' concerns.
A deliberative, process-oriented roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Michelle Rhee Media Blitz Tour Edition

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Guess Michelle Rhee's Possible Severance
Photos of Rhee Presser
Splitsville! Gray Gets the Kids, Rhee Gets the National Rep

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Loose Lips Daily: Obama Said What? Edition

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The Food Truck Wars
The Feds and Our Parks

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Loose Lips Daily: Let’s Talk About Schools Some More Edition

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The Food Truck Wars
The Feds and Our Parks

Good morning sweet readers! Wasn't it nice to see [...]

Loose Lips Daily: The Meeting Edition

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Presidential Pressure to Keep Rhee
If You Like Getting Drunk, It's All Your Fault

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Presidential Pressure for Gray To Keep Rhee

Remember when Mayor Adrian Fenty let slip that he'd asked the White House for a presidential endorsement he likely wasn't going to get?
Well, the day after that news broke, Fenty, Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met at School Without Walls to announce that the school was being nationally recognized.
LL [...]

Still No Obama Help for Fenty

Reporters traveling on Air Force One today asked White House spokesman Bill Burton why President Barack Obama hadn't responded to Adrian Fenty's plea for help. Burton's response, as reported by The Hill's Sam Youngman, today's pool reporter, wasn't exactly warm and fuzzy:
The president doesn't get involved in every single race.
Translated out of White House spokesman-speak, [...]

Loose Lips Daily: It’s BOEE Time Edition

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Vince Gray's Attack Ad
Fenty Wins the Morning
Independent Voter Fracas

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The Undecided: Race to the Top Edition

August 24: Fenty Wins One

Today’s Event: D.C. and nine other states win the "Race To The Top" contest for federal education funding.  This is a bigger deal than any straw poll, especially a Ward 5 straw poll where voters are still confused over Michael Brown. This is a huge victory for Fenty—one that only helps [...]

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