Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Jim Graham Sued Over Metro Deal

Omar Karim, one of former Mayor Adrian Fenty's most-favored developers, is suing Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, Metro, and another developer over a failed bid to develop a Metro property on Florida Avenue NW. Karim's company, Banneker Ventures, filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court seeking $100 million in damages saying, the defendants took part [...]

Photo: Politics and Pancakes

IHOP, Irving Street NW, November 23

Voting In The District: Boring

I barely voted today. I waited until I was driving by my polling place, saw an empty spot, and decided what the hell I should just vote. It was 6:57 p.m. There was little to no line. But after voting for a few of the usual suspects, I decided to start writing in people. No, [...]

Photos: Rhee Resigns

Have You Seen Adrian Fenty?

A couple of hours ago, Mayor Adrian Fenty just vanished. He got into his Navigator and drove off, whereabouts unknown. He was wearing a crisp white button-down with the sleeves rolled up. He had on a dark red tie. His head was shaved. He had an entourage of a driver and a really nice bodyguard. [...]

Bryan Weaver Seeing Light Turnout Across Ward One

Light turnout is becoming the theme of today's election. I just checked in with Ward 1 Councilmember candidate Bryan Weaver, who was running a long-shot challenge against incumbent Jim Graham. He says he's been to half of the 16 precincts in the ward, and that turnout has been fairly sporadic.
"Most of the places there's far [...]

The Decided: It’s Gray’s Day

Today’s Event: Since last week, I've reached out to favorite sources and in-the-know friends. Almost all of them tell me I should vote for Mayor Adrian Fenty. One source works in the schools and has had her battles with the teacher's union. Another has done amazing detective work on Vincent Gray's ties to some convicted [...]

Ward One Council Candidate Bryan Weaver’s Latest Video

This video is on point:

Residents ignore a lot of bullshit from their elected officials. I wonder why.

The Real Reason Mendelson Might Lose

As you all know, WCP-endorsed At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson may be on the verge of losing to a guy with a really lucky name. This is just pissing me off. Thankfully, Carol Schwartz has stepped in to rally for Mendo. And the councilmember has sent out multiple mailers trying to clear up the confusion over [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Robocalls and Yard Sign Theft Edition

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New Gray Ad: He cares, he really cares

Good morning, sweet readers! Goodbye, summer, you sure were hot. News time:
Hey, Don't Steal My Robocall: [...]

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