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Gray's testy press conference

It was, as even Mayor Vince Gray admitted, the worst-kept secret in town -- Interim D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson would be taking on the gig on a permanent basis. Gray made the official announcement today during a testy...

By Martin Austermuhle  | March 9, 2011; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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When a good scandal turns bad

Washingtonians are rightly dismayed and upset by recent scandals, including Lincoln Navigators and Sulaimon Brown. We should demand the highest standards from leaders. However, we should also beware that righteous indignation can quickly transform into unstoppable pressure for very...

By David Alpert  | March 8, 2011; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network, Vincent Gray  
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Cheh to city workers: No more sweets for you

Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh thinks that D.C. government employees (and the city's finances) could stand to benefit from a healthier working environment -- so yesterday morning, Cheh introduced legislation which would change what goes into nearly...

By Aaron Morrissey  | March 2, 2011; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Petition politics in D.C.

Interim D.C. Council member Sekou Biddle (D-At Large) filed a series of challenges to nominating petitions submitted by Bryan Weaver, Patrick Mara and Jacque Patterson late yesterday afternoon, setting in motion a process that may well find some or...

By Martin Austermuhle  | March 1, 2011; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sulaimon Brown's bridge-burning tour

During an appearance on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt this morning, disgraced former city employee and mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown lashed out at the Gray administration over his firing, which was announced last week after Brown was escorted out of...

By Aaron Morrissey  | February 28, 2011; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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That's your excuse, Mr. Brown?

How many readers noticed that, if the SUV is leased, it is completely irrelevant if a black interior would hold its value better ["SUV loaded with buyer's remorse," front page, Feb. 20]? What a lame excuse from D.C. Council Chairman...

By Bruce Dunham, Annapolis  | February 24, 2011; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Kwame Brown, driving D.C. into embarrassment, Dan Fishkin, Washington , February 24, 2011
Hitting pay dirt in the District, Chris J. Krisinger, Burke , February 22, 2011
Hold Wal-Mart to its promises in D.C., Keith Silver, Washington , February 21, 2011
Tough budget talk from Jim Graham, Martin Austermuhle , February 21, 2011
A stumble by Sekou Biddle, Aaron Morrissey , February 17, 2011
Lack of equity in funding for D.C. schools, Erin McKee, Washington , February 10, 2011
Not 'apples to apples' at D.C. schools, Jack Koczela, Washington , February 10, 2011
New life for 'no taxation, no representation', Martin Austermuhle , February 7, 2011
What Pepco might learn from Vepco, Peter Galuszka , February 6, 2011
What I discussed with Speaker Boehner, Vincent C. Gray, Washington , February 4, 2011
How does the D.C. Council stack up?, Martin Austermuhle , February 2, 2011
What Gray said about grading teachers, Jay Silberman, Washington , January 29, 2011
Where are the women in the at-large race?, Aaron Morrissey , January 26, 2011
Sekou Biddle: The accidental insider, Martin Austermuhle , January 24, 2011
Mara's in the race, Martin Austermuhle , January 19, 2011
Tea Party-backed freshman to lead D.C. subcommittee, Martin Austermuhle , January 18, 2011
How oversight can keep school reform on track, Kwame R. Brown, Washington , January 16, 2011
On student transportation, D.C. misses the bus, Steven Ney and Bradford P. Johnson, Washington , January 13, 2011
A better road to the vote: Retrocession, with a twist, Michael Wein, Greenbelt , January 8, 2011
Sekou Biddle's ugly victory, Martin Austermuhle , January 7, 2011
D.C. special election suddenly gets interesting, Martin Austermuhle , January 5, 2011
The CDC's misleading look at D.C. water, Yanna Lambrinidou, Washington , December 22, 2010
Debating the District's deficit: Jack Evans, Martin Austermuhle , December 16, 2010
No foul play in Ward 5 development project, Harry Thomas Jr., Washington , December 15, 2010
Debating the District's deficit: Tommy Wells, Martin Austermuhle , December 15, 2010
Hold Pepco accountable, Mary M. Cheh, Washington , December 12, 2010
The D.C. Council's move toward sunshine, Thomas M. Susman, Washington , December 8, 2010
Keep fighting for voting rights, Ilir Zherka, Washington , December 4, 2010
The truth behind panhandling, Maria Foscarinis, Washington , December 2, 2010
A distraction of the road to a better welfare system, Monica C. Bell and Jennifer Mezey, Washington , November 24, 2010
A tale of two speeches, Martin Austermuhle , November 23, 2010
The zoning fight that wasn't, Topher Mathews , November 23, 2010
"You don't see anyone suffering" in D.C.?, Aaron Morrissey , November 22, 2010
A needed conversation on welfare in D.C., Marion Barry, Washington , November 20, 2010
The generation gap dividing D.C.'s planning activists, Martin Austermuhle , November 19, 2010
A fair way to fill vacancies on the D.C. Council, Jacque D. Patterson, Washington , November 17, 2010
Chaffetz may not oversee D.C. afterall, Martin Austermuhle , November 11, 2010
Bias in The Post's 'Team Thomas' editorial, Harry Thomas Jr., Washington , November 9, 2010
Meddling with D.C.? Gingrich did his share , Laurent Ross, Washington , November 8, 2010
A public 'menu' for closing the D.C. budget gap , David Alpert , November 8, 2010
Chaffetz moves up, Childers moves out, Martin Austermuhle , November 4, 2010
A GOP House could be good for D.C., washingtonpost.com editors , October 26, 2010
Will Gray retreat on school reform? Here are 5 tests, washingtonpost.com editors , October 26, 2010
A lot is at stake in ANC elections, David Alpert , October 25, 2010
The case for electing the D.C. attorney general , washingtonpost.com editors , October 22, 2010
A Ken Cuccinelli for the District?, Martin Austermuhle , October 19, 2010
Three who personify civility, washingtonpost.com editors , October 18, 2010
What will autonomous cars mean for cities?, David Alpert , October 15, 2010
Getting more 'gay-supportive' with time , Aaron Morrissey , October 14, 2010
David and Sam get married, Keith Berner , October 14, 2010
Rhee's defeat: Sad but no surprise, washingtonpost.com editors , October 13, 2010
Keeping the D.C. schools on track, washingtonpost.com editors , October 9, 2010
The end of school reform in the District, washingtonpost.com editors , October 4, 2010
The economy gives D.C. a one-two punch, Martin Austermuhle , October 1, 2010
Obama's moment of truth, washingtonpost.com editors , October 1, 2010
D.C. schools are fit for the Obamas, washingtonpost.com editors , September 30, 2010
Taxing our way to cleaner waters?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 30, 2010
Michelle Rhee’s reforms have helped heal D.C. schools, washingtonpost.com editors , September 29, 2010
Go to Gray's town halls, David Alpert , September 29, 2010
Bridging D.C.'s election divide, washingtonpost.com editors , September 28, 2010
D.C. discriminates against unaffiliated voters, washingtonpost.com editors , September 26, 2010
How Gray can make history, washingtonpost.com editors , September 26, 2010
Who's stoking racial fires?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 23, 2010
What would the D.C. schools be like without Rhee?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 22, 2010
Schools Chancellor ... Fenty?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 22, 2010
Why cabdrivers opposed Mayor Fenty, washingtonpost.com editors , September 19, 2010
A chance to learn from Rhee's mistakes, washingtonpost.com editors , September 18, 2010
Offending for the greater good, washingtonpost.com editors , September 18, 2010
Where we'll be in 2014, washingtonpost.com editors , September 18, 2010
What Fenty needed to hear, washingtonpost.com editors , September 17, 2010
What I meant by 'devastating', washingtonpost.com editors , September 17, 2010
An absent absentee ballot, washingtonpost.com editors , September 16, 2010
What does Gray's win mean for Georgetown?, Topher Mathews , September 16, 2010
Campaign behavior that should be retired, washingtonpost.com editors , September 15, 2010
Why Phil Mendelson can breathe a sigh of relief, Martin Austermuhle , September 15, 2010
The yellow mailbox revolution, Peter Galuszka , September 15, 2010
Riemer's success and other good news, David Alpert , September 15, 2010
The case for keeping Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , September 14, 2010
Fenty vs. Gray: My urbanist choice, Dan Malouff , September 13, 2010
Fenty defends his 'tough decisions', Martin Austermuhl , September 13, 2010
Don't dismiss D.C.'s shadow representatives, Billie Day , September 13, 2010
Mr. Fenty and the Banneker contract: Setting the record straight, washingtonpost.com editors , September 10, 2010
Gray isn't wrong on parking complaints, David Alpert , September 10, 2010
How to clean up D.C. schools, washingtonpost.com editors , September 8, 2010
Robinson's wedge politics destructive for D.C., David Alpert , September 8, 2010
No regrets for Vince Gray, Martin Austermuhle , September 8, 2010
My endorsement: Where’s the case against Fenty?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 8, 2010
My endorsement: A man of character, washingtonpost.com editors , September 8, 2010
The wrong place for Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , September 7, 2010
Why Fenty's style is an issue, washingtonpost.com editors , September 5, 2010
My endorsement: It's not about your feelings, washingtonpost.com editors , September 5, 2010
My endorsement: Putting children first, washingtonpost.com editors , September 4, 2010
My endorsement: Don’t turn back the clock, washingtonpost.com editors , September 4, 2010
My endorsement: Handling the budget right, washingtonpost.com editors , September 3, 2010
My endorsement: I'm voting for ... Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , September 3, 2010
An ANC race in Georgetown!, Topher Mathews , September 3, 2010
McDonnell drags his feet on the bay, Peter Galuszka , September 3, 2010
Bryan Weaver's video sequel, Aaron Morrissey , September 3, 2010
A narrow assessment of my role on the D.C. Council, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
My endorsement: Because Gray cares, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
My endorsement: Fenty the promise-keeper, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
My endorsement: Don't get fooled again, washingtonpost.com editors , September 1, 2010
Live-blogging the Fenty-Gray debate, Martin Austermuhle , September 1, 2010
My endorsement: Better schools and services, washingtonpost.com editors , September 1, 2010
My endorsement: Too much progress to turn back, washingtonpost.com editors , August 31, 2010
My endorsement: A mayor who can unite the city, washingtonpost.com editors , August 31, 2010
Why I put a hold on the Metro oversight bill, washingtonpost.com editors , August 16, 2010
D.C. voting rights: Time for Norton to go, washingtonpost.com editors , August 16, 2010
Why I miss Metro board meetings, washingtonpost.com editors , August 15, 2010
Should urbanists be nervous about Vince Gray?, David Alpert , August 12, 2010
The youth brawl and Metro miseries, washingtonpost.com editors , August 10, 2010
Where's the full disclosure on the D.C. teacher firings?, washingtonpost.com editors , August 9, 2010
If Fenty and Rhee go, does Klein follow?, Dan Malouff , August 5, 2010
Too soon to judge D.C. affordable housing law, David Alpert , July 27, 2010
Questions about a private jail for immigrants, Peter Galuszka , July 20, 2010
All my fears about Gray, summed up, Dan Malouff , July 16, 2010
D.C. Council's due diligence on water safety, washingtonpost.com editors , July 15, 2010
Tackling D.C.'s truancy problem, washingtonpost.com editors , July 15, 2010
D.C.'s standardized test trap, washingtonpost.com editors , July 15, 2010
A report card for Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , July 8, 2010
'Tax fairness'? There's a better way, washingtonpost.com editors , July 4, 2010
Fenty's message to the voters, washingtonpost.com editors , July 2, 2010
Corey Stewart wants Virginia to be Arizona, Peter Galuszka , June 25, 2010
Excellence in D.C. schools, washingtonpost.com editors , June 21, 2010
Talking points won't heal D.C.'s youth, washingtonpost.com editors , June 17, 2010
Georgetown Apple store finally ready to open, Topher Mathews , June 16, 2010
D.C. should vote like California, washingtonpost.com editors , June 15, 2010
A bad start for D.C.'s surplus property bill, washingtonpost.com editors , June 14, 2010
One more question for the candidates, washingtonpost.com editors , June 11, 2010
Good reason to investigate Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , June 9, 2010
Give Michelle Rhee a break, washingtonpost.com editors , June 9, 2010
Who cares what Helen Thomas thinks?, Peter Galuska , June 7, 2010
Virginia's human trafficking problem, Peter Galuszka , June 1, 2010
Common sense on streetcar wires, Dan Malouff , June 1, 2010
Motorists, bicyclists should share the road, washingtonpost.com editors , May 31, 2010
You can't tax obesity away, Vince Rinehart , May 28, 2010
Streetcars on D.C. memory lane, Peter Galuszka , May 26, 2010
Don Peebles still not giving up the ghost, Washington Post editors , May 13, 2010
D.C.'s constitutional reality, washingtonpost.com editors , April 26, 2010
A problem like Marion Barry, washingtonpost.com editors , February 24, 2010
The GOP roadblock to AIDS funding, washingtonpost.com editors , February 11, 2010
A winning strategy for Mayor Dangerfield, washingtonpost.com editors , February 5, 2010
 
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