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The D.C. Wire is live! Washington Post reporters will take you to the heart of the District's political life, from neighborhoods to the D.C. Council to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's bullpen. Politics is the thread running through everything in this town, whether it's the battle for a vote in Congress or a fight over the future of education reform. From new stadiums to mind-blowing tax scandals, to development and life east of the Anacostia, it all fits under our big umbrella.

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David Nakamura has been at The Washington Post since the early 1990s and has hit for the cycle when it comes to covering the D.C. region. He has covered the Virginia suburbs in the Loudoun County bureau, the Maryland suburbs from the Prince George's County bureau and, since 2002, the city from the D.C. office. Now he writes about Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's administration, which means, among other things, that he attends a lot of news conferences.

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Darryl Fears covers affordable housing and poverty for The Post. He previously worked on the national desk, covering race, diversity, immigration, politics and criminal justice policy, and helped launch the "Being a Black Man" series. Before arriving at The Post, Fears worked for the Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution and Detroit Free Press. He's a graduate of Howard University.

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Nikita Stewart covers the District Council and has worked at The Washington Post for three years. Previously she covered government in Prince William County. Before joining The Post, she worked at the Star-Ledger in New Jersey, where she covered Newark's then-mayor Sharpe James.

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Bill Turque has covered government and politics at every level for the better part of 30 years. He worked as a city hall reporter for The Kansas City Star and the Dallas Times Herald before joining Newsweek magazine in 1986. He was part of a team of reporters that contributed to "The Quest for the Presidency 1988" (Simon and Schuster, 1989) a behind-the-scenes account of the campaign. Turque also covered the Clinton White House and Congress for the magazine. He is the author of "Inventing Al Gore" (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) a biography of the former vice president. He joined The Post in 2002 as Maryland local government editor and now covers D.C. schools.

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Theola Labbé-DeBose is a Metro reporter for The Washington Post. She joined the newspaper in 2001 and has covered education, social services and was a former Iraq correspondent, winning an award for her foreign coverage. She has also written for Newsday, the Detroit Free Press and the Albany (NY) Times Union and worked in women's magazines and book publishing. A native of Brooklyn, NY, where she grew up with her Haitian-born parents, she graduated from public school on Long Island, Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in the District and covers crime and public safety.

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Hamil R. Harris is a Metro reporter and videographer for The Washington Post who focuses on education, religion and politics. He came to The Washington Post in 1992. Prior to the Post, Harris was the Senior Staff Writer for the Afro American Newspapers, Capitol Hill Correspondent for American Urban Radio Network and a freelance correspondent for CBS News radio and Pacifica Network News. He also was a contributing writer for Black Enterprise Magazine.

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