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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

DeMorning DeBonis: Jan. 7, 2010

TODAY IS JAN. 7, 2010 -- DAY 6 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- Sekou Biddle might be aided by 1997 election memories Who's the boss? Kwame Brown's the boss. The new D.C. Council chairman flexed his political muscle last...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 7, 2011; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Sekou Biddle might be aided by 1997 election memories

In about an hour, about 80 members of the D.C. Democratic State Committee will vote on who will become the next at-large D.C. Council member. DCDSC stalwart and former Ward 5 council member Vincent Orange was long assumed to have...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 6, 2011; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The District, Vincent Orange  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Jan. 6, 2010

TODAY IS JAN. 6, 2010 -- DAY 5 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- Robert Bobb ready to get back in the D.C. mix -- Mega Millions sales put $200K in city coffers Mayor Vincent Gray attended last night's hoops...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 6, 2011; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mega Millions sales put $200K in city coffers

Sadly for the District treasury, a city resident did not win last night's Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing -- which could have sent $19 million into the D.C. coffers. But D.C. Lottery officials say the high interest in the near-record...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 5, 2011; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Robert Bobb ready to get back in the D.C. mix

Among those who witnessed Sunday morning's swearing-in of new District leaders was Robert C. Bobb, the former city administrator and school board president who is now emergency financial manager for the Detroit Public Schools. Make no mistake, Bobb is...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 5, 2011; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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DeAfternoon DeBonis: Jan. 5, 2010

TODAY IS JAN. 5, 2010 -- DAY 4 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- Adrian Fenty signs with speakers bureau as 'education advocate' -- Local Mega Millions winner could mean windfall for ailing governments Thursday! Thursday! Thursday! The week's biggest...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 5, 2011; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Local Mega Millions winner could mean windfall for ailing governments

Tonight, some lucky person might win the $355 million Mega Million multi-state lottery jackpot, which is sold in the District, Maryland and Virginia, among other states. And while thousands of people across the region are lining up to buy...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 4, 2011; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Adrian Fenty signs with speakers bureau as 'education advocate'

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has signed with a major speakers bureau, which is marketing him as a "national leader in the area of urban education reform" -- another sign that Fenty is looking to capitalize on his school-overhaul efforts in his life after the mayoralty.

By Mike DeBonis  | January 4, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Jan. 4, 2010

TODAY IS JAN. 4, 2010 -- DAY 3 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- Attorney general to move out of Wilson Building -- At-large appointment meeting moved out of Wilson Building "Misunderestimate" me at your peril, new D.C. Council Chairman...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 4, 2011; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Attorney general to move out of Wilson Building

The District's incoming attorney general, Irvin B. Nathan, will not be working out of the John A. Wilson Building, members of the Gray administration say.

By Mike DeBonis  | January 3, 2011; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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At-large appointment meeting moved out of Wilson Building

Bowing to pressure from city Republicans, the D.C. Democrats will move a high-stakes meeting to elect an interim D.C. Council member from the John A. Wilson Building to another venue. Party leaders on Thursday are set to fill the vacancy...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 3, 2011; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Kwame Brown, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Jan. 3, 2010

TODAY IS JAN. 3, 2010 -- DAY 2 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION Welcome to Vincent Gray's Washington. The 68-year-old D.C. native became the city's sixth elected mayor shortly before noon yesterday, in a swearing-in ceremony heavy on the "one city"...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 3, 2011; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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