Posts Tagged ‘Gerri Mason Hall’

Gray’s COS Marks One-Year Anniversary

Chris Murphy, the mayor's chief of staff, is celebrating his one-year anniversary today. That's something of an accomplishment in this town, as many of his predecessors  haven't been able to last nearly as long. LL wrote about the short shelf-life of top mayoral traffic cops last year after Murphy was appointed as part of an [...]

Error in the House (Report)

Yesterday LL noted that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report on l'affaire Sulaimon had a juicy tidbit where two officials in the Gray administration gave diverging accounts of when Mayor Vince Gray said he first learned that Sulaimon Brown was working for the city. Turns out the House investigators screwed up and [...]

Rep. Issa: Background Checks for D.C. Gov Political Appointees

Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is proposing new legislation that would require political appointees in District government to undergo criminal background checks.
"This bill will help prevent past failures by ensuring that District of Columbia leaders are held accountable for conducting and reviewing the results of [...]

Mayor Gray 2.0

The life of a big-city mayor ain’t easy. Just ask Mayor Vince Gray, who spent part of Tuesday morning inspecting the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the Mall. Gray gave interviews to various media outlets to highlight the District’s lack of voting rights, fixed Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry’s tie, and posed for [...]

Newsflash: Sulaimon Brown Was A Horrible Hire

Right about the time that Mayor Vince Gray was having a pleasant moment posing for pictures at the new MLK memorial this morning, Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh released a committee report saying the Gray administration's hiring practices caused "deep harm" to the District government's reputation.
The reports findings are for the most part nothing new: [...]

Ch-Ch-Chief of Staff Ch-Ch-Changes

Here's some Friday-in-August news that a very small number of people care about: Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown's chief of staff Nicole Streeter has resigned.
Streeter came on board after Brown won the chairmanship and lasted about eight months—a not uncommonly short period of time for Brown's office.
“Nicole Streeter served as an important part of [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Silver Lining Edition

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Micro-Manager, Except For That One Thing?
Fenty in Chile

Good morning sweet readers! This article is a joke; friends don't let friends eat farmed fish. Period. Also, today [...]

Micro Manager, Except For That One Thing?

OK, this is the last post on l'affaire Sulaimon LL will write this week, promise (unless of course Sulaimon Brown does something extremely newsworthy tomorrow, like this guy).
But LL's brain is still itching with a question that arose after interviewing Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh for his weekly column: Is it possible that Brown was [...]

Mary Cheh Is Annoyed

Quite a few things annoy Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh these days.
Anonymous D.C. Council staffers telling reporters Cheh is “caught between a rock and a hard place”: annoying.
“Why don’t you make the judgment based on what I’ve done, as opposed to some theory that I’m in a tight spot. So what is the problem here? [...]

Doesn’t Sound Like an Assessment Anymore

There's been a couple of clues in recent days that the feds are taking the Sulaimon Brown investigation seriously. First came the abrupt end of Lorraine Green's testimony to a D.C. Council committee on Friday. Green, a close confidante of Mayor Vince Gray, wouldn't answer the committee's question on whether she'd spoken to former campaign [...]