Posts Tagged ‘Michael A. Brown’

What’s Up With Michael Brown’s Third Place At-Large D.C. Council Finish?

Which Michael Brown did you vote for?

Shadow Sen. Michael Brown Declares for At-Large Race

What's one more in the already enormous field of at-large D.C. Council candidates? The District is about to find out, because now Shadow Sen. Michael D. Brown says he's running, too.
"I'm tired of being ignored," says Brown, who's one of two unpaid shadow senators tasked with pushing statehood on Capitol Hill. Brown has already switched his party [...]

Smooth Operator

Well, that was fast.
Last week, LL had his hopes up for an epic political punch-off between the boring but likeable Phil Mendelson and the loud, proud, acquired taste of Vincent Orange for the D.C. Council chairman’s seat. Now it looks like Mendo will win it easy in November. God of exciting political campaigns, why has [...]

And Thus Begins the Mendo Era?

If D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown resigns this week over federal fraud charges, as a source tells LL he will do, the city's Home Rule Charter provides a mechanism to replace him, and it's somewhat complicated.
If the chairman’s seat becomes empty, councilmembers select one of the four at-large members as a temporary replacement [...]

Vince Gray: Congress’ Best Friend?

Despite the fact that most of the residents of the District support the school voucher program, Mayor Vince Gray says he opposes it on ideological grounds, because he's against any and all kinds of congressional meddling in local affairs.
Gray's also spent a few hours in jail advocating for the District's autonomy, and has made long [...]

The Wilson Building Today

LL was running around the Wilson Building today chasing various stories. Here are a few tidbits he picked up along the way:
1) The online gambling legislation is hilarious. At a gaggle with reporters after a lengthy hearing, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and hacks were still trying to figure the details of the law, which [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Home Front Edition

A deliberative roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
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An Honorable Graham
When it Rains, It Pours

Good morning sweet readers! It's Thursday? Already?! Well, you know this means that another edition of Washington City Paper is [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Budget Deal and Ward Boundaries Edition

A deliberative roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
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Proposed Redistricting Map

Good morning Washington. There’s a ton of news this fine, humid morning, complete with redistricting maps and budget news! But before we [...]

Loose Lips Daily: You’ve Got Mail, No I Don’t Edition

A deliberative roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
Good morning Washington. Same drill today as has been the case all this week. Your normal LL, Alan Suderman, is on vacation. And wouldn’t you think he’d relish [...]

A Wounded City Gets All the Symbolism It Could Ask For

If the District needed a way to vent its frustration over being denied the right to use locally raised tax dollars how it pleases, it was satisfied this evening, as Mayor Vince Gray and a majority of the D.C. Council sat down in the middle of Constitution Avenue before being carted off in police vans [...]

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