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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

Peter Nickles moves to further complicate Vince Gray's mayoralty

Attorney General Peter J. Nickles, in his final weeks in office, appears to be on a mission to hand Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray as many potentially embarrassing political decisions as possible. Last month, Nickles filed suit against well-connected developer R....

By Mike DeBonis  | December 10, 2010; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  The District, Vincent Gray  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Dec. 10, 2010

TODAY IS DEC. 10, 2010 -- 23 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION PREVIOUSLY -- Marion Barry reality show debuts on YouTube -- Gray, Cheh get down at Post awards party NOTA BENE -- I'll be appearing on The Politics Hour with Kojo...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 10, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Marion Barry reality show debuts on YouTube

The long-awaited Marion Barry reality show is now, um, reality. The pilot episode of "Mayor for Life" has been posted to YouTube by its creator, filmmaker Kirk Fraser. Whether it will hit the TV airwaves is still to be...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 9, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Marion Barry, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Dec. 9, 2010

TODAY IS DEC. 9, 2010 -- 24 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION PREVIOUSLY -- Harry Thomas ordered to hand over nonprofit records -- but is it too late to matter? -- Gabe Klein to leave D.C. transportation post The big news yesterday...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 9, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Harry Thomas ordered to hand over nonprofit records -- but is it too late to matter?

After a two-month-long quest to get to the bottom of D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s nonprofit dealings, Attorney General Peter J. Nickles won a significant victory today. But it may have come too late. Superior Court Senior Judge Stephen...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 8, 2010; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The District, Vincent Gray  
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Gabe Klein to leave D.C. transportation post

D.C. transportation Director Gabe Klein is the first city Cabinet official to publicly acknowledge that he is not being kept in his post by incoming Mayor Vincent Gray.

By Mike DeBonis  | December 8, 2010; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, The District, Vincent Gray  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Dec. 8, 2010

TODAY IS DEC. 8, 2010 -- 25 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION Today we learn more about the dimensions of Mayor-elect Vincent Gray's mayoralty, with the Almost-Hizzoner set announce his city administrator and chief of staff this afternoon, along with a number...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 8, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. furlough plan delays tougher budget decisions

Under the D.C. Council's gap-closing package, District employees will be given four days off, whether they like it or not, which will save $19.3 million. That's fine for now, but with hundreds of millions of dollars still to be cut for the fiscal 2012 budget, the pressure will intensify on Vincent Gray to make precision cuts to the city workforce rather than loading a burden on all employees.

By Mike DeBonis  | December 7, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Conflicts, The District, Vincent Gray  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Dec. 7, 2010

TODAY IS DEC. 7, 2010 -- 26 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION Two big stories yesterday: For one, Michelle Rhee figured out what she's going to be doing with her life. But first, more on a story that is more likely to...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 7, 2010; 7:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Dec. 6, 2010

TODAY IS DEC. 6, 2010 -- 27 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION The budget gap-closing gets down to brass tacks today, and all eyes are on Mayor-elect Vincent Gray. After attending Rushern Baker's inauguration as Prince George's County executive in the morning,...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 6, 2010; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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