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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011

DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 4, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 4, 2011 -- DAY 34 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- Kwame Brown details $45,000 in outside income How's this for a mouth-agape real estate deal? CoStar, the real estate services firm lured to the district via...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 4, 2011; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kwame Brown details $45,000 in outside income

The Washington Times on Tuesday published a story raising anew longstanding questions about D.C. Council members' outside employment and whether the public is sufficiently protected against conflicts of interest. A new revelation was that Kwame R. Brown, now the Council's...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 3, 2011; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 3, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 3, 2011 -- DAY 33 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- Fenty holds fast to 'tough decisions' rhetoric -- Egypt uprising should inspire D.C. voting rights activists, Nader says Are we getting our money's worth? That's a...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 3, 2011; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fenty holds fast to 'tough decisions' rhetoric

Former Mayor Adrian M. Fenty sat down recently with columnist Steven Pearlstein for the Post's On Leadership series. In the videotaped chat, Fenty addressed his leadership style and how it related to his political fortunes, remaining resolute in attributing...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 2, 2011; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, The District  
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Egypt uprising should inspire D.C. voting rights activists, Nader says

As protesters continue to flood Egyptian streets, international observers are wondering where uprisings will pop up next -- will it be Jordan? Syria? Yemen? One prominent political personage is hoping that it's the District of Columbia. Ralph Nader, the liberal...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 2, 2011; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 2, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 2, 2011 -- DAY 32 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- January poll has Orange leading at-large D.C. Council race -- D.C. report reveals surplus, management issues An old issue is brought again to the fore this...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 2, 2011; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. report reveals surplus, management issues

Several weeks after then-Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and the D.C. Council, led by then-Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) scrambled to close a budget gap for fiscal 2011, Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi announced Tuesday that an annual...

By Nikita Stewart and Mike DeBonis  | February 1, 2011; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, Natwar Gandhi, The District, Vincent Gray  
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January poll has Orange leading at-large D.C. Council race

UPDATED 8 P.M. For the upcoming D.C. Council special election, some pundits might be looking at a two-way race between Sekou Biddle and Patrick Mara. But Vincent Orange still has some juice, leaked poll numbers indicate. A survey of 476...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 1, 2011; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 1, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 1, 2011 -- DAY 31 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION Traffic cameras aren't going anywhere, folks: The Post's Ashley Halsey reports today on a new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that concludes that red-light cameras...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 1, 2011; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Jan. 31, 2011

TODAY IS JAN. 31, 2011 -- DAY 30 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION The big weekend read: Bill Turque profiles DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson as she moves to escape Michelle Rhee's shadow and make a name for herself -- in ways...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 31, 2011; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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