Posts Tagged ‘Ward 8’

Mayor Gray, Drug Warrior

There's an old maxim in politics: When the going gets rough, it's time to get tough on immigrant convenience store clerks. Especially those who speak limited English and sell rolling papers and individually wrapped cigars to pot smokers in a poor part of the city.
That was today's agenda for Mayor Vince Gray, whose political career [...]

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Barry Scorned

During the Ward 8 straw poll in March LL noticed Anthony Muhammad*, a longtime confidante of Mayor-for-Life-turned-Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry, campaigning for one of Barry's opponents, Sandra Seegars.
After chit-chatting about the race, LL asked Muhammad how Barry reacted when he found out Muhammed was backing one of his opponents. (Barry, if you didn't know, [...]

Subject: Barry v. Seegars

The Ward 8 D.C. Council campaign is playing out in the inboxes of several dozen reporters, editors, and D.C. government officials around town this afternoon.
Challenger Sandra "S.S." Seegars blasted a complaint about yard signs for incumbent Marion Barry around by email to more than 60 people at 3:13 p.m., forwarding along a message she had [...]

Ward 4 Debate Tomorrow!

Just a reminder: Join LL, WPFW's Chuck Thies, and special guest panelists for a series of debates before the April 3 primary!
Ward 4: Tuesday, March 13, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. at Domku, 821 Upshur St. NW (guest moderator: WPFW's Gloria Minott)
Ward 8: Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Georgena's (formerly Players Lounge), 2737 Martin Luther King Jr. [...]

2012 Debates: Drink, Vote, and Be Merry!

Don't think D.C. politics is a full-contact sport? Then join LL, WPFW's Chuck Thies, and special guest panelists for a series of debates before the April 3 primary!
At-Large: Tuesday, March 20, 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW (guest moderator: NBC4's Tom Sherwood)
Ward 8: Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at [...]

Running for Second in Ward 8

It ain’t easy running against incumbents in D.C. politics. It’s especially hard when the incumbent is Marion Barry.
Consider the plight of Barry’s former spokeswoman, Natalie Williams (pictured above, when she was working for Barry), and the lengths she had to go on Tuesday to get some attention for her bid to unseat her old boss.
Around 11 [...]

Loose Lips Daily: More D.C. Council Arrests and Budget Cuts Edition

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Good morning Washington. Happy Cinco de Mayo. (Did you also know that it is also Tammy Wynette's birthday?) Those are some fun facts on this Thursday. Be sure [...]

Census Violence: Redistricting Ward Boundaries Could Fracture D.C. Council

The 2010 Census wasn’t just a convenient source of temporary jobs, or a controversial Super Bowl advertiser. If the last few counts are any guide, it could also be the source of some of the harshest in-fighting the D.C. Council has seen in, well, a decade.
The feds will turn over the results of their count [...]

Gray’s New Town Hall Schedule

The campaign of Almost Mayor Vince Gray, which rescheduled the locations of its remaining town hall meetings after complaints were made about having political events on school grounds, has just released the new locations of said town halls. (The Ward 1 event is still at a charter school, so go figure.)
Having been to the two [...]

Undecided: Good Listener Edition

AUGUST 10: Visit from a Man in Green

Today’s Event: A visit from a Fenty door-knocker. It's a Sunday afternoon and my wife is out shopping with her mother when a middle-aged Green Teamer shows up with a pamphlet featuring a photo of the cool new Wilson Aquatic Center. I already have that one, but I'm [...]