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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

DeMorning DeBonis: July 16, 2010

TODAY IS JULY 16, 2010 -- 60 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY It was hard to tell Thursday whether things were hotter outside under the sun on Champlain Street NW, or inside the WPFW-FM studios, where Jonetta Rose Barras hosted a...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 16, 2010; 2:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DeMorning DeBonis: July 15, 2010

TODAY IS JULY 15, 2010 -- 61 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY An unusual sensation for me, reading a Loose Lips column instead of writing one. But Alan Suderman's debut is a pleasure; he writes the column I meant to write...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 15, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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DeMorning DeBonis: July 14, 2010

TODAY IS JULY 14, 2010 -- 62 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY That's right, 62 days -- two months till Primary Day. My colleagues Tim Craig and Nikita Stewart use the milestone to examine the state of the mayoral campaigns, "how...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 14, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In endorsement showdown, D.C. gay activists stand by Phil Mendelson

The District's leading gay Democrats, charged with endorsing a candidate in the at-large council race Monday night, were faced with a dilemma -- supporting the straight man who delivered the gay community's top legislative priority, or the accomplished, energetic challenger...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 13, 2010; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Campaigns, DCision 2010, Kwame Brown, Phil Mendelson, Vincent Orange  
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DeMorning DeBonis: July 13, 2010

TODAY IS JULY 13, 2010 -- 63 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY If you were expecting the D.C. Council's probe into the questionable parks contracting of Mayor Adrian Fenty to provide grist for the election-season mill, prepare to be disappointed. At...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 13, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A buyer emerges for United Medical Center?

The auction Friday morning to sell United Medical Center was a perfunctory affair, as expected. With no private buyers on hand, the city's only hospital east of the Anacostia River was quickly turned over to the District government for $20...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 12, 2010; 7:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fenty continues to court the go-go vote

Forget TV ads. Behold the power of the conga drum! That, more or less, encapsulates the strategy of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's campaign, which has been deeply embracing D.C.'s homegrown musical genre. On Sunday evening, he held the second...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 12, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, DCision 2010, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: July 12, 2010

TODAY IS JULY 12, 2010 -- 64 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY On Friday morning, after a brief single-bidder auction, United Medical Center became sole property of the District government. In Saturday's Post, Lena Sun described the consequences: "The move plunges...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 12, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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