Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Politics’

Loose Lips Daily: Find Out Who Your Friends Are Edition

A deliberative roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!

Source: HTJ to Lose Economic Development Committee

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Find Out Who Your Friends Are: Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., fresh off of [...]

In Final Act, DYRS Chief Slams Washington City Paper Sources!

Yesterday Robert Hildum announced that he would be stepping down as DYRS' interim director. Before the announcement became public, Hildum sent along an e-mail to staff thanking them for their hard work. He wrote: " There is no easy way to tell you all but I have decided to return to OAG....I have treasured this [...]

DYRS Chief Wonders if D.C. Should Let Kids Flee

In the past few months, the Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services has faced overcrowding at New Beginnings, an increase in commitments, and continued scrutiny from plaintiffs attorneys in the class-action Jerry M case.
Interim Director Robert Hildum may be feeling the pressure. On December 2, Hildum sent out an e-mail to his senior staff in which [...]

Photos: Gray Wins!

Love Nightclub, November 2

Welcome to the Go-Go Rights Movement

Go-go has admitted defeat. Challenger Vincent Gray has proved more powerful than Chocolate City's homegrown musical genre. Artist Chi Ali is part of a group of go-go musicians that supported Mayor Adrian Fenty for re-election under the banner "Go-Go 4 Fenty." By phone, Ali says he's disappointed about the election's results, but [...]

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

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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 [...]

Adrian Fenty Kinda, Sorta Tries To Concede

It's all about process, now.
At 2:37 a.m., Fenty campaign spokesman Sean Madigan is one of the last people to exit the campaign's headquarters. He walks past the small crop of empty green chairs and admits finally what the last of the reporters have been waiting to hear: Fenty is going to concede.
"We reached out to the [...]

Live Blogging Adrian Fenty On Morning Joe!

It's 6:41 a.m. Fenty is next on Morning Joe. He's about to get asked all sorts of halfway knowledgeable questions about how this big-city mayor is way down in the polls. The chattering class suddenly gives a shit about our little mayoral primary. Why is Fenty on national television right now, instead of trying to [...]

The Decided: It’s Gray’s Day

Today’s Event: Since last week, I've reached out to favorite sources and in-the-know friends. Almost all of them tell me I should vote for Mayor Adrian Fenty. One source works in the schools and has had her battles with the teacher's union. Another has done amazing detective work on Vincent Gray's ties to some convicted [...]

Ward One Council Candidate Bryan Weaver’s Latest Video

This video is on point:

Residents ignore a lot of bullshit from their elected officials. I wonder why.