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White House aide delivers statement of support for new D.C. mayor

Though President Obama did not personally attend the swearing-in of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, but the White House did have a presence. David Agnew, Obama's director of intergovernmental affairs, attended the ceremony, sitting on the dais next to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. Attorney General Eric Holder also attended, swearing...

By Michael DeBonis  | January 2, 2011; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Obama, Vincent C. Gray  
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Obama invites Gray to lunch

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray (D) said he is scheduled to have lunch with President Obama on Dec. 1 -- an invitation that will bring the city's new leader closer to the city's most high-profile resident.

By Nikita Stewart  | November 3, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Nikita Stewart, Obama, Vincent C. Gray  
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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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OPM director has nice things to say about Fenty

President Obama may still be neutral in the D.C. mayor's race, but it appears as if the highest-ranking gay official in the administration couldn't be happier with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D).

By Tim Craig  | June 10, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Mayor Fenty, Obama, Tim Craig  
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D.C. "Most Democratic Spot in Nation"

Washington Post Polling Analyst Jennifer Agiesta posted the following entry on DC Wire's sister blog, Behind the Numbers. If you didn't catch it, you can read it below. It shows that President Obama remains wildly popular in the District, a city he carried with 93 percent of the vote in...

By Tim Craig  | February 1, 2010; 8:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  2008 District Election, 2008 Presidential Race, Obama  
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D.C.'s same-sex marriage bill now before Congress

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) announced Monday that the countdown to legalized same-sex marriage in the District has begun. In a statement, Norton said a bill approved by the D.C. Council last month has arrived on Capitol Hill. Congress will have 30 legislative days to review it. The bill becomes...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 11, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  City Life, Obama, Tim Craig, same-sex marriage  
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Local activists to ask Obama to talk about voting rights, Washington Post Editors , January 6, 2010
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Video: Michelle Obama Pitches In at Soup Kitchen, Christopher Dean Hopkins , March 5, 2009
D.C. Official to Join Obama Today at Forum, Nikita R Stewart , March 5, 2009
Obamas Visit NW Charter School, Marcia Davis , February 3, 2009
First Lady Tours U.S. Dept. of Ed, Hamil Harris , February 2, 2009
 
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