Posts Tagged ‘Sinclair Skinner’

To the Losers Go the Spoils

It’s common practice in American politics to reward campaign workers on winning campaigns with government jobs in a new administration. “To the victor go the spoils,” as former Mayor for Life Marion Barry is fond of saying.
In most places, for the campaign workers on the losing team, it’s tough luck; their consolation prize is the [...]

Bill Slover Goes After Fenty

There is a hot letter from Bill Slover, the former chairman of the Housing Authority, over at the Washington Post.
Slover, a former Fenty supporter who now backs Vincent Gray, says he's got to set the record straight on Adrian Fenty's role in the parks contract mess, which is currently under investigation and involves allegations that [...]

Loose Lips Daily: It’s BOEE Time Edition

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Vince Gray's Attack Ad
Fenty Wins the Morning
Independent Voter Fracas

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Vincent Gray’s First TV Ad Hits Adrian Fenty

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray is launching the first TV ads in his campaign against Mayor Adrian Fenty today—and the ads don't waste any time with niceties before ripping into Fenty.
Watch here:

"Times are tough for many in D.C.," the narrator says, "but not for Adrian Fenty's cronies." The commercial talks up Sinclair Skinner and Omar [...]

How Not To Make Friends

The jury is still out on whether the parks contracts mess will be murder for Mayor Adrian Fenty's political career. But it's clearly been a good year for famed attorney-to-the-stars A. Scott Bolden. He gets to wrack up billable hours representing Fenty's fraternity brothers, Omar Karim and Sinclair Skinner, at depositions with a special investigator and [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Bailout? Edition

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Peaceoholics Bailout?
Gray Accuses Skinner and Karim of Stonewalling

Still Undecided

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Gray: Karim and Skinner Are Stonewalling Special Investigation

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray accused Mayor Adrian Fenty's fraternity brothers Omar Karim and Sinclair Skinner, who are at the heart of a council investigation into alleged corrupt contracting of parks and recreation projects, of "stonewalling" that investigation for political reasons.
Gray's comments came during a conference call with reporters (well, LL and The Examiner's Freeman [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Backfire Edition

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Banneker Sues Council
Plates o' Fun

Get Rich or Die Trying

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Council Goes After Banneker, Banneker Sues City

The D.C. Council approved a resolution Thursday saying the city will not pay out a $550,000 settlement with one of Mayor Adrian Fenty's fraternity brothers. The mayor had previously used a "pocket veto" to stop the measure.
Councilmembers are trying to block payment to Banneker Ventures, which is owned by Fenty pal Omar Karim, because they [...]

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