Posts Tagged ‘Eleanor Holmes Norton’

Ex-Norton Aide Switches Party Registration, Declares for At-Large Race

The 2014 at-large D.C. Council race will get its first challenger Saturday when Robert White, a former aide to Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, kicks off his campaign as an independent candidate.
White, a 31-year-old Brightwood Park resident, left his job as Norton's policy aide after five years to run for the seat. White tells LL he was [...]

Eleanor Holmes Norton Would Vote Against Attacking Syria, If She Could

While the Obama administration tries to lasso House and Senate members for an attack on Syria, there's one person they won't have to worry about swaying: District Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who doesn't have a vote. If she did, though, they'd face an uphill push to get her support.
"At the moment if they said, 'Eleanor you [...]

Morning Links

Post investigation finds delinquent tax liens auctioned off, with homeowners losing their properties for as little as $134. [Post]
Auctions were plagued by suspicious bidding. [Post]
Mayor Vince Gray calls investigation's findings "unacceptable." [Twitter]
Department of Health proposes 24-hour tattoo waiting period. [City Desk]
Nearly 350 DCPS teachers get late or incorrect paychecks. [Post]
Colby King: Jeff Thompson is "toast." [Post]
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton expects more progress [...]

Ward 8 Activist James Bunn Will Be Honored With Street Name

Mayor Vince Gray will ask the D.C. Council to honor deceased Ward 8 activist James Bunn by renaming a street after him, the mayor announced at Bunn's memorial service today.
Gray's request, if successful, would change Esther Place SE at the intersection with Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to Bunn Street. Gray also awarded Bunn with [...]

Eleanor Holmes Norton, Media Critic

There have been a lot of anguished open letters to new Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, but Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has a much simpler message for the Amazon CEO: Don't mess it up, nerd.
In a statement on the sale, Norton runs down a list of things she's sure Bezos already knows about running the Post. She's so certain [...]

Morning Links

Mayor Vince Gray won't talk about alleged meeting with Jeff Thompson. [WAMU]
District tech boss: D.C. government websites won't always be terrible. [Post]
Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to reopen South Capitol helipad to the public. [WBJ]
Teacher's union president undecided on extending school days. [WAMU]
Park Police have accounted for 98 percent of the guns they lost, including some in [...]

Santa-Impersonating Congressman Doesn’t Like District’s Traffic Cams

A Michigan congressman is working on a bill that would outlaw the District's speed and red light cameras. But it's not because he has a lead foot, his spokesman insists.
Freshman Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, who moonlights as a Santa Claus impersonator and reindeer rancher, doesn't even have a car in Washington, according to spokesman Matt Chisholm. [...]

Eleanor Holmes Norton Gives Thompson-Tied Money to DC Vote

Unlike federal prosecutors, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton hasn't found anything fishy about donations her campaign received from people tied to Jeffrey Thompson.
Last year, she claimed that none of the donations were suspect, even as Thompson friend and Norton donor Jeanne Clarke Harris admitted to being a straw donor. Earlier this week, her campaign refused to [...]

Another Person Connected to Jeff Thompson Charged With Straw Donations

Just hours after one person connected to alleged straw donation scheme organizer Jeffrey Thompson pleaded guilty, another one has been charged. This time, it's Pennsylvania resident Stanley L. Straughter, a contractor for Thompson's former accounting firm.
In 2010, Straughter allegedly made illegal donations to two campaigns, one for the Senate and one for the House of Representatives. [...]

Here’s Who Won All the Local Races

Barack Obama won four more years last night, plus D.C.'s three electoral votes. Ballot initiatives in Maryland allowing gay marriage and expanded gambling both passed. In Virginia, Tim Kaine won a Senate term.
And in D.C., if you weren't following along last night, here's who won:
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives: Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)
Chairman [...]