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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

D.C. summer jobs program filling up quickly

Attention District parents: if you want your children busy and receiving a paycheck this summer, you better hop to it. Enrollment in the annual summer jobs program -- ahem, the "One City Summer Youth Employment Program" -- began this afternoon,...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 25, 2011; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  The District, Vincent Gray  
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Potential Wal-Mart landlord accused of hosting massage parlor

A prominent landowner who could soon host the city's first Wal-Mart is being targeted by city officials who are accusing his company of allowing an illicit massage parlor to operate in a downtown building it owns. Jerry Schaeffer and brothers...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 25, 2011; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Patrick Mara is indeed a Republican, says Web site

Someone really wants the world to know that D.C. Council candidate Patrick Mara is a Republican. A Web site has appeared advertising that fact: patrickmaraisarepublican.com. Mara, running for an at-large seat in the April 26 special election, has never...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 25, 2011; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 25, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 25, 2011 -- DAY 55 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- Read Sulaimon Brown's resume -- is he qualified for $110K job? Thanks, Montgomery County -- because I was reporting a thoughtful column on your budget issues...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 25, 2011; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Read Sulaimon Brown's resume -- is he qualified for $110K job?

If you haven't heard, the day's big news in D.C. politics has been the saga of Sulaimon Brown. A quick recap: Brown was a minor mayoral candidate who was a nonfactor in last September's Democratic primary, but he made some...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 24, 2011; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 24, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 24, 2011 -- DAY 54 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- Biddle wins endorsement of hotel workers union -- How will a federal government shutdown affect D.C.? The press corps squeezed another day of SUV news out...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 24, 2011; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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How will a federal government shutdown affect D.C.?

UPDATED 7:35 P.M. Early Saturday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a measure cutting $61 billion from the federal budget. The Senate is unlikely to agree, raising the prospect that the government could shut down as soon as March 4...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 23, 2011; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Biddle wins endorsement of hotel workers union

Democrat Sekou Biddle has won one of the first major endorsements in the at-large D.C. Council race -- one that could give him a real advantage in the April 26 special election. UNITE HERE Local 25, which represents about 8,000...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 23, 2011; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 23, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 23, 2011 -- DAY 53 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- Kwame Brown returns Navigator, apologizes for 'disruption' -- More highlights from the 'Kwamemobile' e-mails -- D.C. Council member asks for data on city vehicles -- D.C....

By Mike DeBonis  | February 23, 2011; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Kwame Brown returns Navigator, apologizes for 'disruption'

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown announced this afternoon that he is returning a Lincoln Navigator SUV to the city fleet, two days after the Washington Post reported that two such vehicles, with luxury options, were procured for him at...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 22, 2011; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Kwame Brown, The District  | Tags:  DC Council, Kwame Brown Navigator, Kwame Brown cars, Kwame Brown dc, Kwame Brown suv  
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More highlights from the 'Kwamemobile' e-mails

A lot of good details made it into my Sunday story on D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown's Lincoln Navigators. A few did not. Here are some various tidbits from government e-mails (which you can read in full) that didn't...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 22, 2011; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Kwame Brown, The District  
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D.C. Council member asks for data on city vehicles

Prompted by questions regarding the pricey leases for two luxury SUVs procured for D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, a council member is asking for more information on the city's auto fleet. Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) -- who as chairman...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 22, 2011; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Kwame Brown, The District  
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D.C. politicos react to Kwame Brown's SUV issues

The world now knows that city officials ordered D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown not one, but two "fully loaded" Lincoln Navigator SUVs, each costing the city upward of $2,000 a month. Since The Washington Post published the story of...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 22, 2011; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Kwame Brown, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 22, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 22, 2011 -- DAY 52 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION Outrage continues to mount over the Kwamemobile(s), and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown responded to TV news reports yesterday by saying he is "seeking to return" the...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 22, 2011; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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DeAfternoon DeBonis: Feb. 21, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 21, 2011 -- DAY 51 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- D.C. planners have 'issues' with first Wal-Mart proposal A happy President's Day to District government employees, who are today enjoying the first of four furlough days...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 21, 2011; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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