Posts Tagged ‘Jason Chaffetz’

Congress to D.C.: Your Marijuana Still Isn’t Legal

A letter from the House Oversight Commitee threatens prosecutions for breaking federal law.

Sekou Biddle Wants To Be Your Councilmember

Let’s get this out of the way: The ear-to-ear scar that runs atop the crown of Sekou Biddle’s skull is the result of some asshole blindsiding him with a pool cue in the mid-’90s when he was trying to head off a bar fight. The single whack, which the newest member of the D.C. Council [...]

Overlord Pick Likely Weeks Away, Could Be A Freshman

Which lucky Republican will get to lord over the District as chairman of the House Government Oversight and Reform subcommittee that watches over our fair city won't be determined for a few more weeks—and in fact, neither will the name and structure of the subcommittee.
A spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa, the incoming chairman of the [...]

Loose Lips Daily: New Overlord Edition

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Peter Nickles Drags David Wilmot Back to Court
Vince Gray Would Stick With Donovan McNabb

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Loose Lips Daily: It’s A-L-A-N Edition

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Meet the New Boss, Allen Lew
New CoS Speeds, Doesn't Pay
OCTO Boss's Farewell
Gabe Klein's Farewell

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Jason Chaffetz May Not Be Our Overlord

Here's a bit of news from Slate's Dave Weigel, who wrote the City Paper cover story on Rep. Jason Chaffetz earlier this year (when Chaffetz seemed very excited at the prospect of taking over the House subcommittee that oversees the District). Since the GOP won control of the House Tuesday, Chaffetz may have his eyes on [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Hold the Funeral Edition

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Gray Skips Cop's Funeral for Lunche With Kwame
Another Fenty campaign worker; another city job

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A Right-Wing Darling Now Oversees D.C. (And Why His Tea Party Ties May By Washington’s Best Hope.)

Loyal residents of hometown D.C. love to flaunt how little they care about the goings-on in federal Washington. Usually, the provincialism a way of disproving a national stereotype about the District: Hey, America, behind all that monumental marble, we're still a normal city where people care about zoning and crime and neighborhoods [...]

No Match for You

Yvette Ross’ job is to help bright kids succeed, but she can’t get the time of day from the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Ross runs Project Match, a tiny non-profit organization that helps D.C. students of color get into independent boarding schools, including some tony New England ones like Phillips Exeter Academy and the Deerfield [...]

You’ll Take My Red Ryder From My Cold Dead Hand

Wanna party with Eleanor Holmes Norton? Well, mark your calender for Oct. 14 (the day after the Kiss the Ring party for Almost Mayor Vince Gray) for a shindig at Ben's Chili Bowl to celebrate Norton's 20th anniversary as D.C.'s non-voting rep.
The guest list includes former mayors Marion Barry, Sharon Pratt Kelly and Anthony Williams. [...]

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