One by one they came to celebrate at the Channel Inn, the Southwest waterfront hotel, restaurant, and bar whose glory days are long gone. Once a favorite hangout of Marion Barry, his mayoral administration’s insiders, and various hangers-on during the ’80s, the quirky joint will soon be torn down to make way for what seems [...]
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Councilmember Anita Bonds credited broad support among elected officials, labor groups, and longtime D.C. political activists for helping her win the at-large special election tonight and hold on to the seat that she was appointed to last year.
"It took all of us, every little drop every little piece," Bonds told supporters tonight at the Channel Inn [...]
One declared mayoral candidate and one potential mayoral candidate are set to join forces tonight to help Democrat Terry McAuliffe raise some money for his Virginia gubernatorial campaign. McAuliffe, a former Clintonista and head of the Democratic National Committee who bombed when he ran for Virginia governor four years ago, is in a closely watched race with Republican Ken [...]
Mayor Vince Gray hasn't said whether he intends to run for re-election yet, but the proposed budget he released today sure looks like something an incumbent seeking to retain office might put out.
Councilmembers were heaping praise on the mayor today, thanking him for addressing seemingly all of their wards, their issues [...]
Last July, U.S. Attorney Ron Machen held a news conference to describe an “expansive,” “sophisticated,” and “well-financed conspiracy” to put Mayor Vince Gray into office.
The remarks came just hours after Jeanne Clarke Harris, a septuagenarian public relations professional, had pleaded guilty for her supporting role in financing what Machen called an illegal “shadow campaign.” [...]
Later today, the D.C. Council will pass a resolution calling on President Barack Obama to install D.C. license plates that say "Taxation Without Representation" on the presidential limousines.
The resolution, spearheaded by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, is part of an effort to highlight the fact that District residents do not have a voting member of [...]
A few weeks ago LL brought you the news that Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham spent $1,500 in public funds to travel to Liz Taylor's memorial service in Los Angeles last year. A review of nearly 500 more pages shows that while the purpose of Graham's trip might raise some eyebrows, he was a skinflint [...]
D.C. politicians are crazy for President Barack Obama. Go to one of Mayor Vince Gray's public events and there are very good odds Hizzoner will speak in glowing terms of Obama's leadership. Pictures of councilmembers standing next to the president, or even close by, are proudly displayed trophies in Wilson Building offices. Councilmember Vincent Orange boasts [...]
It wasn’t that long ago that Councilmember Michael Brown’s name was mentioned as a possible mayoral candidate one day.
Brown, after all, has the pedigree (he’s the son of the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown) and the charm to make a strong citywide push. Some of his supporters say it was understood a few months ago [...]
Bill Dean has the superhero alter-ego thing down pat.
Heir and CEO of a giant electrical engineering and defense contractor that makes nearly $1 billion a year? Check. Thrower of epic parties featuring scores of scantily clad women at his Georgetown mansion? Check. Owner or part owner of a massive Miami beach house, a party yacht, [...]