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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: November 14, 2010 - November 20, 2010

DeMorning DeBonis: Nov. 19, 2010

TODAY IS NOV. 19, 2010 -- 44 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION PREVIOUSLY -- Wal-Mart and the District's retail divide Finally, some names! Nikita Stewart has an early leak from Mayor-elect Vincent Gray's transition of "potential candidates" being vetted for high administration...

By Mike DeBonis  | November 19, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Wal-Mart and the District's retail divide

As part of its preparation for building a store in Washington, Wal-Mart polled 800 D.C. residents on their shopping desires earlier this month. Not surprisingly, given the poll's provenance, it showed high levels of support for Wal-Mart, with 73 percent...

By Mike DeBonis  | November 18, 2010; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Nov. 18, 2010

TODAY IS NOV. 18, 2010 -- 45 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION PREVIOUSLY -- Marion Barry begins stint as 'national advocate' for welfare reform on Fox Business -- Wal-Mart lays political groundwork for D.C. stores It's now official: Wal-Mart is coming to...

By Mike DeBonis  | November 18, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wal-Mart lays political groundwork for D.C. stores

After years of abortive efforts, Wal-Mart finally appears poised to make its entry into the District of Columbia. The world's largest retailer appears ready to take advantage of a favorable political climate and a new willingness to increase wages, meeting...

By Mike DeBonis  | November 17, 2010; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Marion Barry begins stint as 'national advocate' for welfare reform on Fox Business

D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) announced yesterday that he planned to become a "national advocate" for welfare reform -- rekindling an issue dear to conservatives that's been pretty much settled as a national issue for 15 years. How's...

By Mike DeBonis  | November 17, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Nov. 17, 2010

TODAY IS NOV. 17, 2010 -- 46 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION Late last night, D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) decided to do some social-media reporting, which started when he declared on Twitter that "Walmart's coming to DC." Allow this...

By Mike DeBonis  | November 17, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Nov. 16, 2010

TODAY IS NOV. 16, 2010 -- 47 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION PREVIOUSLY -- Can the D.C. special election be done on the cheap? Maybe it really is 1994 again: Republicans sweep into Congress, and welfare reform is the talk of Washington....

By Mike DeBonis  | November 16, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Can the D.C. special election be done on the cheap?

Sometime in the first half of next year, the city will be electing a new at-large D.C. Council member to replace Kwame Brown, who will become council chairman Jan. 2. Running a citywide election at full scale -- meaning two...

By Mike DeBonis  | November 15, 2010; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Nov. 15, 2010

TODAY IS NOV. 15, 2010 -- 48 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION A happy Monday morning to the District of Columbia, whose chief executive has not been caught on a federal wiretap telling his spouse to destroy evidence and smuggle cash past...

By Mike DeBonis  | November 15, 2010; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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