Posts Tagged ‘Marion Barry’

Morning Links

Snow day! [City Desk, Times, Post,
Marion Barry and Vince Gray talk politics during Barry's hospital stay. [LL, Post]
Barry: "I need to be well and get out of here." [NBC 4]
Mayoral hopefuls earn tough questions at Ward 3 Dems debate. [Post]
Stein Democrats endorse unopposed Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and Ward 3's Mary Cheh. [Blade]

Marion Barry Dispenses Political Advice from His Hospital Bed

Marion Barry called Vince Gray to his hospital bedside last night to talk politics, Gray said today.
"If you get Marion Barry into a political discussion—it's like he just rose ten feet at that stage," Gray, who missed the Ward 3 Democrats candidates' forum to see the mayor-for-life, says.
Barry, who was hospitalized Monday night at Washington Hospital Center for a [...]

Marion Barry Hospitalized Again

Two weeks after being released from a hospital, Marion Barry was hospitalized again last night, according to spokeswoman LaToya Foster.
Foster didn't know why Barry had been hospitalized and declined to stay which hospital Barry is in. Last month, the 77-year-old Barry was treated for a blood infection at Howard University Hospital. Foster, who saw Barry last night, described him [...]

Marion Barry Released From the Hospital

Marion Barry is back in action. After being laid up in Howard University Hospital for 16 days, the 77-year-old mayor-for-life was released, according to spokeswoman LaToya Foster.
Barry went to the hospital on Jan. 11 to be treated for a "blood infection," according to a note read on his behalf at the Ward 8 Democrats straw poll. The hospitalization [...]

Morning Links

Marion Barry has been hospitalized since Jan. 11. [Post]
D.C. Public Schools, D.C. government, feds all closed for snow. [WUSA]
Vincent Orange kicks off his campaign with black-tie party. [LL]
Office of Campaign Finance should hand over its Gray 2010 report, says Post ed board. [Post]
D.C. principals get new evaluation system. [Post]
Adios to one-time mayoral hopeful Christian Carter. [Post]
How Barry's arrest became one Post photographer's big [...]

Morning Links

Eleanor Holmes Norton pitches eliminating 30-day congressional review period. [WAMU]
Anita Bonds-backed property tax breaks for seniors pass first vote. [LL, Post]
Marion Barry to meet with candidates courting his endorsement—but not Andy Shallal. [LL]
Jim Graham no fan of rats. [LL]
Jack Evans tries to redirect money away from Howard Town Center. [Housing Complex]
"Living wage" for city contractors finally gets an increase. [Post]
Council [...]

Marion Barry Considers His Options in Mayor’s Race

Marion Barry endorsed Vince Gray in the 2010 mayor's race, but Gray isn't guaranteed a repeat. Barry tells LL that he's judging each of the candidates based on how willing they are to commit to plans he calls the "Black Agenda" and the "Ward 8 Agenda."
Just how closely the candidates adhere to his agendas will remain a secret, [...]

All Your D.C. Politics Questions, Answered

It's time once again for the Answers Issue, your chance to have LL and his colleagues dig up answers to your nagging questions about the District.
Previous editions have taken up burning Wilson Building issues like whether councilmembers have to report their free sports tickets as income, who Jim Graham was married to, and what the deal is [...]

Loose Lips Quotes of 2013: Nominations

2013: what a year for words. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Paul Quander worried about something "untoward" in the ambulance fires, and Ron Machen insisted that there's "there there" in his  investigation into political corruption. Vince Gray told Muriel Bowser to "bring it on," and Marion Barry nominated the National Park Service for "Mofo of the Month."
On Dec. 30, LL will start running blog posts on the [...]

Council Passes Meter Contract, Despite Opposition from Orange and Campaign Donor

How much could $43,000 in political donations get Rockville's WorldWide Parking in its contract fight with Xerox over the District's parking meters? As it turns out, not much. The doomed attempt to stop Xerox from winning the District's $33 million parking meter contract went down 11-2 in the D.C. Council today, garnering nay votes only [...]