Posts Tagged ‘Eleanor Holmes Norton’

Dancing Councilmembers Figure in Harry Thomas Jr. Associate’s Trial

Dancing isn't a crime. But funding it might be.

Norton Will Give Congress “Fight of Their Lives” If They Mess With D.C.’s Legal Marijuana

Del. Norton vs. Rep. Harris

Eleanor Holmes Norton Wins One for Humanity

Eleanor Holmes Norton's planned ride-along in a driverless car came undone yesterday when the enthusiastic nonvoting delegate pressed the car's kill switch. Take that, robots.

One-Time Joke Candidate Plans Real Run Against Norton

Can a Twitter hashtag vault a man into office? Local tour guide Tim Krepp aims to find out this November, after deciding to turn a joke write-in bid into an actual general election campaign against Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Political ambitions for Krepp, a 39-year-old Capitol Hill tour guide, author, and occasional Washington City Paper contributor, began years ago, [...]

Here’s Who Won Yesterday’s Elections

The Board of Elections has (finally) finished counting most of the votes from yesterday's primary elections, though special and absentee ballots are still being added to the totals. Here's who won which Democratic nominations:

Mayor: Muriel Bowser
D.C. Council At-Large: Anita Bonds
D.C. Council chair: Phil Mendelson
Ward 1 D.C. Council: Brianne Nadeau
Ward 3 D.C. Council: Mary Cheh
Ward 5 D.C. Council: Kenyan McDuffie
Ward [...]

“Help Us, China!” and Other Plans for D.C. Voting Rights

Positive tweets from Cory Booker aside, the District's attempts to get a vote in Congress hasn't had the clearest path lately. Nevertheless, law scholars, politicians, lawyers, and judges came together Friday to discuss various strategies for turning the District's delegate into a representative at an event sponsored by the William and Mary Election Law Program at [...]

Morning Links

Affordable housing advocates want a new plan. [Post]
Jack Evans says his rivals aren't reporting all of their expenses. [LL]
Tommy Wells likes sailing, and other Tommy Wells facts. [Post]
D.C. Council mulls tax commission's "service tax" recommendation. [NBC 4]
Eleanor Holmes Norton wants new security clearance procedures after Navy Yard shooting. [WAMU]
Mixed-use development construction in Southwest starts next month. [DCist]
The only [...]

Morning Links

Eleanor Holmes Norton pitches eliminating 30-day congressional review period. [WAMU]
Anita Bonds-backed property tax breaks for seniors pass first vote. [LL, Post]
Marion Barry to meet with candidates courting his endorsement—but not Andy Shallal. [LL]
Jim Graham no fan of rats. [LL]
Jack Evans tries to redirect money away from Howard Town Center. [Housing Complex]
"Living wage" for city contractors finally gets an increase. [Post]
Council [...]

D.C. Won’t Get Caught in Another Shutdown This Fiscal Year

The shutdown deal passed in Congress yesterday only keeps the federal government running until Jan. 15, meaning the country could be only three months away from another shutdown. A potential future shutdown then would be easier on the District, though, because, the deal includes a special provision to allow the District to spend its own funds [...]

Vince Gray Crashes Harry Reid’s Press Conference

Vince Gray and Eleanor Holmes Norton held a press conference in front of the Capitol today to urge the Senate to pass a bill to fund the District during the government shutdown. When his own press conference ended, though, Gray had an idea—why not make it two?
So the mayor and Norton, followed by their entourages and reporters, [...]