Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

D.C. Wire: July 4, 2010 - July 10, 2010

DeBonis: Fenty donors put their mouths where their money is in first TV ads

(Cross-posted from DeBonis.) On Friday, Mayor Adrian Fenty (D) is debuting TV commercials touting his commitment to affordable housing, small business and neighborhood development. Fenty himself appears in none of the ads, leaving unidentified District residents to talk up Fenty's record. But these aren't exactly man-on-the-street testimonials: Two of the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  July 9, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Mike DeBonis  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Council digs into Banneker deal

D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles, who is out of town, was a no-show Friday at a D.C. Council roundtable on his agreement last week to pay $550,000 to settle a claim by a firm owned by a friend of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and under investigation by the council.

By Nikita Stewart  |  July 9, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  City Finances , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gandhi: D.C. can't afford to stop workday electioneering

The District cannot afford to make it a crime for city employees to engage in politicking or electioneering while on duty or dressed in a city uniform or driving a taxpayer funded vehicle, according to a fiscal impact statement issued by the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The council...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 9, 2010; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Sobin drops out of mayor's race, backs Gray

The D.C mayoral race now has one less candidate, and Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) has one more supporter. The eccentric Dennis Sobin, director of the Safe Arts Foundation, announced Friday that he's withdrawing from the race and supporting Gray.

By Tim Craig  |  July 9, 2010; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

District buys troubled United Medical Center

The city now owns United Medical Center, the only hospital serving residents east of the Anacostia River, after bidding $20 million for the beleaguered facility after no other offers were made during an auction Friday.

By Lena H. Sun  |  July 9, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  City Finances  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Brown acknowledges credit card debt of at least $50,000

D.C. Council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large), who wants to take over the council's top job and control the District's purse strings, acknowledged Thursday that he has maxed out three credit cards for a total of almost $50,000.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  July 8, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Ann E. Marimow , D.C. Council  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Catania says stronger truancy sanctions needed against parents

Henri Cauvin reports on Post Now that D.C. Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) wants the parents of children who are skipping school to face tougher financial penalties, including the potential loss of welfare benefits.

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 8, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Education  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gray calls on Fenty to fire Nickles

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) Thursday called on Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to fire Attorney General Peter Nickles, arguing Nickles has become "the mayor's political hatchet man" instead of the city's top lawyer. Gray, who is challenging Fenty in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary, accused Nickles of "protecting...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 8, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Tim Craig  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Fenty administration skips 'living wage' hearing

Four years after the D.C. Council passed a "living wage" law, the city's independent auditor says the measure has not been implemented and that D.C. workers "may not be receiving an equitable hourly wage."

By Ann E. Marimow  |  July 8, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Ann E. Marimow , Mayor Fenty  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Fenty pulled over for illegal turn in Chinatown

Michael DeBonis is reporting on his blog that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty received a ticket last night from a D.C. police officer for failing to signal a right turn while driving in Chinatown in his city-owned Smart car.

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 8, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  City Life , Mayor Fenty  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gay rights activist and former Fenty adviser goes with Gray

After having helped the campaign behind the scenes for weeks, Peter Rosenstein announced Thursday that he's officially endorsing D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in the D.C. mayor's race.

By Tim Craig  |  July 8, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Brown gets Chamber of Commerce endorsement in chairman's race

In the race to replace Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large) picked up another endorsement this week from the local business community. The D.C. Chamber gave its blessing to Brown's candidacy after interviews with Brown and former Ward 5 council member Vincent Orange. "Both candidates...

By Ann Marimow  |  July 7, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Ann E. Marimow , D.C. Council  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Graham reports big lead in Ward 1; Fenty holds narrow advantage over Gray

Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) appears to be cruising to an easy reelection over his two rivals for the Democratic nomination, according to an internal poll conducted by his campaign from July 28 to July 1.

By Tim Craig  |  July 6, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Jim Graham , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company