Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Native Fed

Let no one accuse the U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C. of slacking. In the last seven months, the feds have turned District politics into one of the most entertaining real-life soap operas around.
There’s Harry Thomas Jr., who resigned in disgrace and pleaded guilty to stealing more than $350,000 to buy an Audi and a motorcycle. [...]

Why Was PSPD Chief Lou Cannon Fired?

When last we heard of former Protective Services Police Chief Lou Cannon he had just been fired, allegedly for some incident involving the Occupy D.C. movement, the Wilson Building, and the District of Columbia flag.
The firing occurred a few weeks after Cannon sued the city in federal court over pay issues, and Cannon says he [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Post Poops On Gray’s Big Day Edition

A deliberative roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
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The Three Amigos
Silent Irv to Grass Cutter: Don't Threaten Me

Good morning sweet readers! If the Cowboys keep losing, LL might have to pretend to start [...]

Loose Lips Daily: D.C. Budget Theatrics Up on the Hill Edition

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Mary Cheh, Trickle-Down Economist?

Good morning Washington. Your normal LL, Alan Suderman, is back from vacation, but on Capitol Hill this morning. Today is a [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Remain Vigilant Edition

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On Mayor Gray’s Schedule: A Royal Meet-and-Greet With Prince Charles

Good morning, Washington! Welcome to Day 2 of your post-Osama world.
The District Department of Transportation’s [...]

Picture: Obama and Gray Lunch

Here's the White House's official picture of Almost Mayor Vince Gray's lunch with President Barack Obama today. Does this picture make anyone else think of that scene in the first Batman movie when Kim Basinger eats dinner at Michael Keaton's Wayne Manor? I said, could you pass the salt?

Photo by Pete Souza

Gray: Obama Likes D.C.

Almost Mayor Vince Gray told reporters gathered on a driveway outside the West Wing today that President Barack Obama is down with D.C. and wants to be more involved with his new(ish) home town.
"The president really wants to work closely with our city," said Gray, after having a lunch meeting with the prez. "He indicated [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Marathon of Boredom Edition

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Sarah Palin Supports D.C. Voting Rights, Not Really
DC Vote Responds: Voting Rights Not Dead, Really

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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 [...]

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, [...]

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