Nathan clears the way for Karl Racine
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Big promises, big constraints await the District's first elected attorney general.
After sitting through this morning's D.C. Vote-sponsored forum on the five similar-sounding attorney general candidates, LL can make a not-so-bold prediction. Whoever wins in November, the District's first elected attorney general will care about political corruption. And budget autonomy. And juvenile justice.
Nostradamus-like, LL can make one more call months in advance: things are going to get interesting once the attorney general [...]
The race to be the District's first elected attorney general got a new candidate Thursday with the entry of former Federal Communications Commission special counsel Edward H. Smith II. Or is that "Smitty?"
“As you can see, my name’s Smitty," the 34-year-old Smith tells LL. "That’s what everybody calls me, so please do."
Smith, a Bloomingdale resident, will launch his "Smitty for AG" campaign [...]
What does U.S. Attorney Ron Machen know that District attorney general Irv Nathan doesn't? That's the question that motivated one part of the January agreement between the two to share Office of the Attorney General-held documents about a city settlement with shadow campaign mastermind Jeff Thompson's company. The evidence that Machen offered to share with four OAG officials [...]
Two of the District's top lawmen are at odds again. In January, District attorney general Irv Nathan and U.S. Attorney Ron Machen settled their dispute over whether Machen could review documents related to a city settlement with Vince Gray shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson's company.
A day after their agreement was signed, though, an FBI agent took an action that led Nathan to accusing Machen of going [...]
The fight over the District's budget autonomy went to U.S. District Court this morning, with Judge Emmet G. Sullivan considering whether the provision, approved in a referendum last year, is legal.
The lawsuit, initiated by D.C. Council chairman Phil Mendelson, seeks to force Vince Gray and Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWitt to abide by the terms of the voter measure.
If the Council's side [...]
The District could face a self-imposed shutdown or even the return of the financial control board if the D.C. Council passes a budget later this year that follows the 2013 budget autonomy referendum, Vince Gray and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey DeWitt warned in letters to Council chairman Phil Mendelson this afternoon.
While Gray's administration and attorney [...]
Because of nearby drug dealers, Ward 4 resident Melissa Quick doesn't let her daughter hang out in front of their Petworth home. Now, she's worries that their backyard won't be safe either. Quick thinks they could build an addition over the back of the house; her husband wants to get a Doberman pinscher.
The Quicks and dozens [...]
Muriel Bowser gets the Post endorsement. [Post, WAMU]
Bowser's rivals call it the "kiss of death." [LL]
AG Irv Nathan says the marijuana legalization referendum's provision about public housing would break federal law. [Post, Times]
Don't believe everything the mayoral candidates say. [LL]
Vincent Orange picks his official campaign song. [LL]
Fire department set to release report on Medric Mills' death today. [NBC 4]