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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: March 6, 2011 - March 12, 2011

DeMorning DeBonis: March 11, 2011

TODAY IS MARCH 11, 2011 -- DAY 68 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATIONPREVIOUSLY -- D.C. Council tensions erupt over Gray hiring allegations -- Howard Brooks hires former Prince George's state's attorneyThe tensions prompted by Mayor Vincent C. Gray's questionable hires moved...

By Mike DeBonis  | March 11, 2011; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Marion Barry, Michelle Rhee, The District, Vincent Gray, Vincent Orange  
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Howard Brooks hires former Prince George's state's attorney

A campaign consultant to Mayor Vincent C. Gray accused of involvement in a deal alleged by former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown has hired former Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey to represent him. Howard L. Brooks today hired...

By Mike DeBonis  | March 10, 2011; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  The District, Vincent Gray  
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D.C. Council tensions erupt over Gray hiring allegations

What should have been an uneventful, low-profile D.C. Council committee meeting this afternoon erupted into a tense debate over Mayor Vincent C. Gray's hiring practices and how the council should respond to them.

By Mike DeBonis  | March 10, 2011; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  David Catania, Vincent Gray  
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DeMorning DeBonis: March 10, 2011

TODAY IS MARCH 10, 2011 -- DAY 67 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATIONToday in Sulaimonia: I write some more about Howard Brooks, the campaign consultant to Mayor Vincent C. Gray who allegedly paid off Sulaimon Brown. Brooks, it turns out, was...

By Mike DeBonis  | March 10, 2011; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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DeMorning DeBonis: March 9, 2011

TODAY IS MARCH 9, 2011 -- DAY 66 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATIONPREVIOUSLY -- Fenty backs Gov. Scott Walker in Wisc. union fightReporters continue to stroll down Mayor Vincent Gray's garden path with Sulaimon Brown. In today's Post, Tim Craig, Nikita...

By Mike DeBonis  | March 9, 2011; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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DeMorning DeBonis: March 8, 2011

TODAY IS MARCH 8, 2011 -- DAY 65 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATIONPREVIOUSLY -- D.C. campaign finance office probing Sulaimon Brown allegations -- Key congressman says he's 'a fan' of LanierHmm, where to start today. How about here: The Office of...

By Washington Post Editors  | March 8, 2011; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Fenty backs Gov. Scott Walker in Wisc. union fight

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this morning got some rare Democratic support for his high-profile push to eliminate most state workers' collective barganing rights -- from former D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. Fenty made his comments as a guest on...

By Mike DeBonis  | March 8, 2011; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty  
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D.C. campaign finance office probing Sulaimon Brown allegations

The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance has initiated a probe of allegations aired by mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown. As The Washington Post reported Sunday, Brown alleges that he made a deal with members of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign team...

By Washington Post editors  | March 7, 2011; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Key congressman says he's 'a fan' of Lanier

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier last week entertained a visiting dignitary -- one who had to travel all of six blocks, from the Longworth House Office Building to the Metropolitan Police Department headquarters.

By Mike DeBonis  | March 7, 2011; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Congress, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: March 7, 2011

This item has been updated since it was first posted. TODAY IS MARCH 7, 2011 -- DAY 64 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATIONPREVIOUSLY -- Yes, Kwame Brown is really driving a mail truck -- Poll: George Allen set up for easy...

By Mike DeBonis  | March 7, 2011; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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