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D.C. Wire: September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Gray: Rhee's future not discussed in 'philosophical' meeting

Update: A number of readers have questioned my suggestion that Rhee was close to tears. After reviewing the video, I've thought about it and have removed the reference. Video: Rhee grim-faced after meeting | Photos: The press conference D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee...

By Tim Craig  | September 23, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (213)
Categories:  Michelle A. Rhee, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Orange campaign continues as he seeks Brown's open seat

Orange wants the DC Democratic State Committee to appoint him to Brown's at-large seat, which is all but certain to be vacant after the November general election. On the Hill Thursday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved by voice vote a bill that would reduce from 114 to 70 days the amount of time after a council vacancy occurs for special elections to fill the slot.

By Ann Marimow  | September 23, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Ann E. Marimow, Ben Pershing, D.C. Council, Eleanor Holmes Norton  
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Holder brings official support from White House

Attorney General Eric C. Holder arrived at the John A. Wilson Building at 11 a.m. Thursday to give D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray official "congratulations" and support from the Obama administration after his win in last week's Democratic mayoral primary.

By Tim Craig  | September 23, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Mayor Fenty, Michelle A. Rhee, Obama, Vincent C. Gray  
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Gray to meet with Holder, Rhee today

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is going to the John A. Wilson Building at 11 a.m. Thursday to meet with D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, who is likely to be the District's next mayor.

By Tim Craig  | September 23, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Michelle A. Rhee, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Fenty write-in campaigns begin

In the first of what are expected to be several similar efforts in the coming weeks, a "Run, Fenty, Run" page has appeared on Facebook urging voters to write in Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's name on their ballots in the Nov. 2 general election. The page, which appears to have...

By Tim Craig  | September 22, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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D.C. mayor's race is over, but tensions persist as council returns

Gray was mobbed by reporters who all wanted to talk about one thing: Would he consider keeping Michelle Rhee in light of her characterization of the election results as "devastating for the schoolchildren of Washington, D.C."? Even though the election is officially over, the lingering tensions between the council and the Fenty administration remain. The council Tuesday will try to override two bills the mayor rejected during the recess period in a "pocket veto."

By Ann Marimow  | September 20, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Ann E. Marimow, D.C. Council, Mayor Fenty, Vincent C. Gray  
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