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A distraction of the road to a better welfare system

Over the past two weeks, D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has received a great deal of attention for co-sponsoring a bill that would toss more than 7,000 families off the welfare (or “TANF”) rolls because they have been...

By Monica C. Bell and Jennifer Mezey, Washington  | November 24, 2010; 9:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Marion Barry  
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A needed conversation on welfare in D.C.

Recently, D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) and I introduced legislation that would — consistent with federal regulations — limit Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits to five years. My legislation, while imperfect and incomplete, is intended to...

By Marion Barry, Washington  | November 20, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, Fenty, Marion Barry, Vincent Gray, economy  
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Gray transition: Bold innovators or back to Barry?

Which would you rather have running Mayor-elect Vincent Gray's transportation transition team? A former city administrator under Marion Barry, who was running the city during the famous episode where Barry flippantly dismissed snow plowing failures while he was at...

By David Alpert  | November 4, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network, Marion Barry, Vincent Gray, traffic, transportation  
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Barry surprised at streetcar plan from Barry mayoralty

During the streetcar debate, D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has repeatedly expressed puzzlement that a streetcar line is being planned for H Street. He seems to think the idea appeared out of the blue. But he shouldn't...

By David Alpert  | June 1, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, Marion Barry, transportation  | Tags:  DC, DDOT, Marion Barry, Phil Mendelson, streetcars  
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A problem like Marion Barry

What’s the right response to allegations of corruption involving D.C. Council member Marion Barry?

By washingtonpost.com editors  | February 24, 2010; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Marion Barry  
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How We Can Hold the D.C. Council Accountable

By Kathy Patterson Washington The recent uproar over D.C. Council members’ contracts and earmarks, as well as budget decisions being made behind closed doors, highlights the need for greater accountability on the part of the D.C. Council. That said, the...

By Vince Rinehart  | July 31, 2009; 9:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., Fenty, Marion Barry, Mayor Fenty  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Standing Up for Barry, Vince Rinehart , May 11, 2009
Mr. Barry Doesn't Speak for Me, Vince Rinehart , May 11, 2009
Marion Barry Doesn't Get It, Marisa Katz , May 8, 2009
 
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