Posts Tagged ‘Michael Brown’

Morning Links

Ex-Councilmember Michael Brown tells supporters he'll plead guilty to federal bribery charges. [NBC 4, Post, WUSA9 LL, Examiner, WAMU]
D.C. Council and mayor clash over licenses for undocumented immigrants. [Examiner]
Marion Barry takes $6,800 in gifts from city contractors. [Post]
Crime up in D.C. elementary schools. [Examiner]

Sources: Michael Brown Says He Got Money From Jeff Thompson

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown, who told supporters last night he plans to plead guilty to federal charges stemming from an undercover FBI operation, has provided law enforcement officials with information about the man at the center of the ongoing federal probe into Mayor Vince Gray's 2010 campaign, according to people familiar with the investigations.
Brown [...]

Michael Brown Tells Supporters He’ll Plead Guilty to Bribery

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown told supporters tonight that he plans to plead guilty after being caught in a bribery sting.
The Washington Post was the first to report the conference call, after WUSA-TV's Bruce Johnson broke the news of the bribery charge.
The investigation by the FBI began a year and a half ago, according to [...]

Plurality Rules

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 [...]

Elections Board and Michael Brown Both Weighing What Would Happen if Brown Wins

What if former Councilmember Michael Brown, who abruptly quit the at-large D.C. Council race earlier this month, were to still win the most votes in the April 23 special election? Would Brown be declared the victor, or would the second-highest vote getter win the seat?
Turns out, the Board of Elections doesn't actually know and its [...]

Try and Try and Try Again

There are many Pat Maras in D.C.
They are the young college strivers from around the country, who flock post-graduation to jobs at the Capitol where they answer constituent mail, get coffee, and move up in the ranks. After a few years on the Hill, they cash in/sell out/move on to better paying lobbying and consulting [...]

Michael Brown’s Departure Shocks Supporters

On Monday afternoon, campaign workers and supporters of Michael Brown received an email asking them to come to an "urgent" meeting the next day.
"Attention:" the email began, "Councilmember Michael A. Brown has called a meeting for April 2, 2013 at 6:30pm. He kindly asks that ALL Volunteers and Staff be in attendance."
The email came from [...]

Michael Brown Drops Out of D.C. Council Race

Michael Brown has dropped out of the special election for the at-large D.C. Council seat set for April 23.
He just told campaign staff and volunteers in a meeting moments ago, according to a person in the meeting, which is closed to the media. Brown told the meeting he was quitting for family reasons.
"It is with [...]

Michael Brown’s Campaign Does the Harlem Shake

The Internet moves pretty fast. Faster, apparently, than D.C. Council candidate Michael Brown's campaign. Below is a just-released video of Brown-campaign-sign-bearing kids doing the Harlem Shake. Even someone as old and unhip as LL knows that the Harlem Shake is no longer cool. February 2013 called; it wants its meme back.
Watch the woman second from [...]

Anita Bonds Gets Her Own Power-Player Fundraiser

A few weeks ago, some of the city's biggest local lobbyists threw a fundraiser for D.C. Council candidate Michael Brown, a sign that some of the District's power brokers were getting behind Brown's bid to rejoin the Council.
But not all of the deep-pocketed power players in D.C. are getting behind Brown (whose fundraiser didn't wind [...]

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