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D.C. Wire: August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008

Rhee to Pitch D.C. Schools for Kids in the White House

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee says she would never presume to tell any parent where to send their child to school. But she plans to aggressively pitch the Obama and Palin families on the virtues of the District public schools should they come up winners in November. Rhee...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 5, 2008; 8:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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From the Floor: McCain's Vision

Jim Kadtke is a delegate from the District of Columbia to the Republican National Convention. He joins D.C. Wire today to blog from Minneapolis-St. Paul. I'm sitting in the lobby of our delegation hotel in Minnesota at 3 pm, and guests are slowly filing past to check out and catch...

By washingtonpost.com  |  September 5, 2008; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2008 Presidential Race , At the Convention  
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From the Floor: GOP Gets Fired Up!

Jim Kadtke is a delegate from the District of Columbia to the Republican National Convention. He joins D.C. Wire today to blog from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Hi Everyone! Last night turned out to be an incredible experience. I have never seen such energy at a convention. The speakers progressively built the...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 4, 2008; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Rhee: Republicans Do Education Reform Better

She's said it before, but Michelle Rhee keeps hammering away at the Democratic Party for being weak on education accountability and reform. Last night, Rhee appeared before the Ward 4 Democrats at Emery Recreation Center and explained that she appeared on an education panel discussion in Denver during the Democratic...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 4, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Education  
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Police Department Sends Out Hatch Act Reminder

District police officers have received a teletype message that lists the permitted and prohibited political activities for government employees under the Hatch Act. The message, signed by Chief Cathy L. Lanier, explains that registering to vote and campaigning for a candidate or for a referendum are fine. Government employees can...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  September 4, 2008; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Mara Gets More Than Endorsement From Chamber

D.C. Wire popped into the campaign office of at-large council candidate Patrick Mara yesterday and found that the phone bank was being manned by Barbara Lang, president and chief executive officer of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. The chamber has endorsed Mara in his bid against incumbent Council member Carol...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  September 4, 2008; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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From the Floor: Online and On Camera

Jim Kadtke is a delegate from the District of Columbia to the Republican National Convention. He joins D.C. Wire today to blog from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Jim participated in an online discussion from the washingtonpost.com's media tent in St. Paul, Minn. Jim Kadtke: hi everybody -- Jim Kadtke here, I'm...

By washingtonpost.com  |  September 3, 2008; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Who Paid For Voting Rights Luncheon?

The D.C. delegation to the Democratic National Convention was 2,000 miles away in Denver but that didn't stop some last-minute campaign sniping from going on. It began when Paul Strauss (D), the District's shadow senator, set up a luncheon last week in Denver featuring actress Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes") stumping for...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 3, 2008; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2008 District Election  
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From the Floor: D.C. Voting Rights, On and Off the Agenda

Jim Kadtke is a delegate from the District of Columbia to the Republican National Convention. He joins D.C. Wire today to blog from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Yesterday, we had about a two hour floor session from 3 - 5 pm, which was primarily procedural for the party. After officially opening the...

By washingtonpost.com  |  September 2, 2008; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Political Activist Endorses Silverman

Political activist Peter Rosenstein, who publicly chided Council member Jack Evans for switching his support from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to Sen. Barack Obama in May, is endorsing Evans's opponent in Tuesday's Democratic primary. The campaign of Cary Silverman, who is challenging Evans for his Ward 2 council seat, issued...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  September 2, 2008; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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District GOP Delegates: Few, but Influential

MINNEAPOLIS - The small District delegation to the Republican National Convention gathered for a breakfast of danish and fruit this morning at the downtown Minneapolis hotel where members are staying, alongside the North Dakota delegation. The 35 delegates and alternates include an influential group of Washington insiders including several people...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 2, 2008; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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From the Floor: D.C. Delegate

Jim Kadtke is a delegate from the District of Columbia to the Republican National Convention. He joins D.C. Wire today to blog from Minneapolis-St. Paul. I am the chairman of the DC delegation to the GOP convention. The Post has asked me to blog about my experiences here, which I...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 1, 2008; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2008 Presidential Race , At the Convention  
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