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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Montgomery government campaigns in election, drawing lawsuit

An interesting spectacle is developing in Montgomery County in the long-running debate over whether to levy ambulance fees there. Because fee opponents managed at the 11th hour to get the question put on Tuesday's ballots, that has left the county...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 29, 2010; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland, Montgomery County  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 29, 2010

TODAY IS OCT. 29, 2010 -- FOUR DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION Today is Michelle Rhee's last day as chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools. Bill Turque writes today that she "is exiting the District much as she entered it more...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 29, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 28, 2010

TODAY IS OCT. 28, 2010 -- FIVE DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION The results are in from the Washington Teachers' Union elections, and it ain't over yet: No candidate won the required 50 percent of the vote, meaning incumbent George Parker...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 28, 2010; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 27, 2010

TODAY IS OCT. 27, 2010 -- SIX DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION PREVIOUSLY -- Catania offers sign-making help for Stewart/Colbert rally Vincent Gray, presumptive mayor-elect, has embarked on a crash program to convince private education advocates and funders that he's not...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 27, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Catania offers sign-making help for Stewart/Colbert rally

In four days, the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert-sponsored rally on the Mall is expected to attract tens of thousands of liberal and independent-minded voters from within the area and without. Still, local politicians -- busy stumping for votes in more...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 26, 2010; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  DCision 2010, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 26, 2010

TODAY IS OCT. 26, 2010 -- SEVEN DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION PREVIOUSLY -- Ward 3 Republican candidate owes back taxes Has Mayor Adrian Fenty "checked out" with only two months left in his term? Harry Jaffe writes in the Examiner...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 26, 2010; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ward 3 Republican candidate owes back taxes

Two sitting D.C. Council members owe income taxes to the the federal government. And if Republican David E. Hedgepeth can knock off Ward 3 incumbent Mary M. Cheh (D) next week, it could be three. According to a lien filed...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 25, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 25, 2010

TODAY IS OCT. 25, 2010 -- EIGHT DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION Good to be back! I return to see that (a) enterprising Georgetown students turned a freshman dorm room (one floor above what had been my own) into a makeshift...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 25, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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