Posts Tagged ‘Bill Clinton’

Lanny Davis: Leave Vince Gray Alone

Vince Gray has spent the days following Jeff Thompson's guilty plea doing reputation damage control. Now he's getting some help from an unlikely source: crisis manager Lanny Davis.
Since working as Bill Clinton's special counsel in the 1990s, Davis has lent his talents to such luminaries as Penn State University amid the Jerry Sandusky scandal and various African dictators. (He also helped Pigskins owner Dan Snyder in [...]

Former Clinton Aide Reta Lewis Enters Mayoral Race

The 2014 mayor's race has its first candidate who isn't on the D.C. Council: Reta Lewis, a former employee of the State Department and the Clinton administration.
Beyond promising to make D.C. "the world-class city we deserve," Lewis' websitedoesn't reveal much about her campaign. LL asked Lewis for more information, but hasn't heard back (update: see [...]

Field Trip to White House in Council’s Future, Maybe

Later today, the D.C. Council will pass a resolution calling on President Barack Obama to install D.C. license plates that say "Taxation Without Representation" on the presidential limousines.
The resolution, spearheaded by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, is part of an effort to highlight the fact that District residents do not have a voting member of [...]

Another Clinton-Era Connection to Mayor Gray’s Troubles

All we need now is  Linda Tripp.
Here's another connection between Mayor Vince Gray, who is under fire for getting elected with the help of an alleged off-the-books shadow campaign, and former President Bill Clinton, who was under fire for fooling around with an intern and lying about it. The AP has the scoop that Gray's chief [...]

Vince Gray: The New Bill Clinton?

Is Vince Gray borrowing Bill Clinton's political strategy?
Gray's attorney, Robert Bennett, was one of Clinton's lawyers during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Alleged shadow campaigns and acknowledged Oval Office blow jobs are, of course, two very distinct balls of wax, but it's interesting to peruse through some old Clinton-era clips and find similarities to Gray's current situation.
At the peak [...]

Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos Subpoenaed in D.C. Lottery Case

The epic tale of the D.C. lottery contract just got a little weirder: the District government has subpoenaed former President Bill Clinton and ABC newsman George Stephanopoulos as part of a civil case brought by a former city employee who says he was unjustly fired for protesting the lotto deal.
That employee, Eric Payne, just won [...]

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