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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

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Fair readers, I'm out for a week of mountain R&R. DeMorning DeBonis and the rest of it will return on Oct. 25. I understand if you choose patronize other, inferior aggregation options. MD...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 15, 2010; 7:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fenty asks write-in supporters to back Gray

Mayor Adrian Fenty, in the month since he lost his re-election bid to Vincent Gray, has been generally gracious in his defeat. But when a write-in campaign organized itself and started making some noise about challenging the presumptive mayor-elect, Fenty...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 15, 2010; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, DCision 2010, The District, Vincent Gray  
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GOP delegate candidate to air graphic anti-abortion ads on D.C. stations

A little-known Republican, Missy Reilly Smith, is pledging to air TV ads featuring graphic images of aborted fetuses on D.C.'s broadcast TV stations starting Monday

By Mike DeBonis  | October 15, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 15, 2010

TODAY IS OCT. 15, 2010 -- 18 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION PREVIOUSLY -- Ehrlich vs. O'Malley: Maryland governor debate liveblog A day after saying goodbye to Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, the media now begins saying hello to replacement Kaya Henderson....

By Mike DeBonis  | October 15, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich vs. O'Malley -- Maryland governor debate liveblog

1:55: Well, not much Mr. Nice Guy on display today. The moderator and questioners made an attempt to keep matters forward-looking, and kudos in particular to Mary Jordan for a couple of unorthodox questions. But these guys still don't...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 14, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Bob Ehrlich, Martin O'Malley, Maryland Governor 2010  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 14, 2010

TODAY IS OCT. 14, 2010 -- 19 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION PREVIOUSLY -- White House addresses Michelle Rhee's departure -- Michelle Rhee launches Web site, joins Facebook and Twitter Michelle Rhee sent herself off to "serve the children of this...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 14, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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White House addresses Michelle Rhee's departure

Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs addressed questions about Michelle Rhee's departure from the D.C. Public Schools during a White House press gaggle earlier today. From a wire transcript: Q: On education, D.C. school Chancellor Michelle Rhee stepped down or announced...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 13, 2010; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, Michelle Rhee, The District  
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Michelle Rhee launches Web site, joins Facebook and Twitter

During the news conference announcing her resignation today, Michelle Rhee said she would "continue ... to serve the children of this nation."

By Mike DeBonis  | October 13, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 13, 2010

Morning DeBonis: Rhee to leave; shooting at dept. of public works;sex survey; city inequality; Kaya Henderson

By Mike DeBonis  | October 13, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Michelle Rhee and the perils of the national stage

Michelle Rhee is expected to announce her exit from the D.C. Public Schools this morning -- alongside her patron, Mayor Adrian Fenty, and the man she could not come to terms with, Mayor-to-Be Vincent Gray. She will be remembered...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 13, 2010; 12:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, Michelle Rhee, The District, Vincent Orange  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 12, 2010

TODAY IS OCT. 12, 2010 -- 21 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION PREVIOUSLY -- Gray campaign announces new town hall locations -- Peebles spent nearly $100,000 on primary election A video intro for DMDB after a slow new Monday: Post editorial...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 12, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Peebles spent nearly $100,000 on primary election

R. Donahue Peebles, the big-time developer who spent months promising to get into the mayoral race only to sit back in the end, did not remain on the sidelines after all. Two weeks before the city primaries, according to...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 11, 2010; 8:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  DCision 2010, Don Peebles, The District  
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Gray campaign announces new town hall locations

Vincent Gray's mayoral campaign this afternoon released a revised schedule of town hall meetings -- one without any confabs in D.C. Public Schools facilities. Questions were raised last week about the propriety of hosting political campaign events in public schools....

By Mike DeBonis  | October 11, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DCision 2010, The District, Vincent Gray  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 11, 2010

The weekend's most interesting if self-serving piece comes from Deputy Mayor for Education Victor Reinoso.

By Mike DeBonis  | October 11, 2010; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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