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D.C. Wire: March 6, 2011 - March 12, 2011

Brooks hires attorney Glenn Ivey

A campaign consultant to Mayor Vincent C. Gray accused of involvement in a deal alleged by former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown has hired former Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey to represent him. Howard L. Brooks today hired Ivey, now a partner at D.C.'s Venable law firm....

By Mike DeBonis  | March 10, 2011; 7:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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House panel approves D.C. school voucher bill

A House committee approved a bill Thursday to extend the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, advancing a key priority of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that has long divided District leaders.

By Ben Pershing  | March 10, 2011; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Congressional Oversight, D.C. Council, Education, Kwame Brown, Mayor Fenty  
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D.C. Mayor Gray retains attorney

This story has been updated. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) has retained lawyer Robert S. Bennett, who represented President Bill Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky affair, while former mayoral candidate and recently fired employee Sulaimon Brown said he was meeting with the FBI Wednesday. Gray's retention of an attorney...

By Nikita Stewart  | March 9, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Sulaimon Brown meets with House Oversight Committee

Sulaimon Brown, the fired D.C. government employee and former mayoral candidate who says he was promised a job by Mayor Vincent C. Gray in exchange for bashing then-mayor Adrian M. Fenty during the September primary campaign, is meeting Tuesday with the House Oversight and Government Committee. The committee, which oversees...

By Nikita Stewart  | March 8, 2011; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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Evans indefinitely postpones Lorraine Green's nomination to head Convention and Sports Authority

Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), chairman of the Committee on Finance and Revenue, said he is "indefinitely" postponing the nomination of Lorraine Green as chairman of the Washington Convention and Sports Authority. Green, a confidant of Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), has been at the center of allegations by...

By Tim Craig  | March 8, 2011; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Attorney General will guide probes into allegations against Gray

The District office of the Attorney General announced Tuesday that it will guide investigations into allegations made by former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown that he received payments from two of Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign aides to keep up political attacks on incumbent mayor Adrian M. Fenty during last year's primary...

By Nikita Stewart  | March 8, 2011; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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