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D.C. Wire: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

Fake Twitter account pops up for Mayor Gray

After negative tweets about Mayor Vincent C. Gray failing to measure up to the Twitter-adept Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a fake Twitter account has popped up. One of @MayorGray's first tweets was to The Washington Post's own Mike DeBonis: "@mikedebonis I signed up for Twitter. Will you tell Dorothy and...

By Nikita R Stewart  | January 27, 2011; 8:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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Gray meets with Boehner

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) had an introductory meeting with House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, days after the Ohio Republican proposed legislation to revive a school voucher program in the city.

By Nikita R Stewart  | January 27, 2011; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Mayor Gray is one of 422,000 without power

Power outages were stretching across the region and into Hillcrest, where Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) lives. Gray, who is taking some heat for not declaring a snow emergency Wednesday evening, got home after criss-crossing the city and troubleshooting overnight, and discovered that he, too, was affected by the power...

By Nikita R Stewart  | January 27, 2011; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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Boehner, Lieberman offer new school voucher bill for low-income District students

In the clearest sign yet that the ground has shifted on Capitol Hill for District issues, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) joined together Wednesday to announce an effort to "save and renew" a controversial school voucher program for D.C. students.

By Ben Pershing  | January 26, 2011; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Congressional Oversight, Education  
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President's Day will be furlough day for city employees

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) reminded D.C. Council members Wednesday that President's Day will be the first of four furlough days to save the city $19.3 million for the remainder of fiscal 2011. In December, the council, with Gray as chairman, approved a $188 million gap-closing plan, requiring non-essential government...

By Nikita Stewart  | January 26, 2011; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Area members get in on the bipartisan seating act for State of the Union

The bipartisanship bug has infected the Washington-area congressional delegation, as local lawmakers are scrambling to find seatmates from across the aisle for Tuesday night's State of the Union address.

By Ben Pershing  | January 25, 2011; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Congressional Oversight, Eleanor Holmes Norton  
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Alexander backing Walmart

D.C. Council member Yvette M. Alexander (D-Ward 7), poised to get a Walmart in her community east of the Anacostia River, said she did not agree to speak at a protest scheduled for Thursday by community activists. A news release listed Alexander among the speakers for the 12:30 p.m. event...

By Nikita R Stewart  | January 25, 2011; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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