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Bowser Bests Gray in Mayoral Primary

Tapping into voter discontent over a mayor still embroiled in an ongoing federal investigation over his 2010 campaign, D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) handily won the Democratic primary for D.C. mayor Tuesday evening with 44.2 percent of the vote . With 89 percent of voting precincts reporting, Bowser had[Read More…]

by April 2, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

On Election Day, Gray, Bowser Locked in Lead

As voters take to the polls today to choose the Democratic nominee for mayor, they will decide between an embattled incumbent fighting for his political career and an upstart Washington, D.C. councilmember determined to portray herself as the person to turn the page on the District’s longstanding tradition of political[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Gray Silent on Mayoral Race

With only seven months before the Democratic primary in April, Mayor Vincent Gray, still entrenched in an ongoing corruption investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, has yet to announce plans to run for re-election. Three high-level officials involved in Gray’s 2010 Democratic Primary victory over incumbent Adrian Fenty have pled[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News

DC Braces for Possible Shutdown

With the possibility of a federal government shutdown looming Oct. 1, Congress is scrambling to negotiate a deal that would raise the debt ceiling. But with compromise in short supply on Capitol Hill and a deadline only days away, many are anticipating a worst-case scenario. Under a shutdown, only essential[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Huntsman Shares Vision for US

Huntsman Shares Vision for US

Jon Huntsman, former presidential candidate, governor and ambassador, discussed his vision for the future of the United States during a speech in Lohrfink Auditorium Tuesday evening. In the aftermath of the Republican Party’s defeat in both 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, Huntsman called for reform, especially regarding social issues. “Let[Read More…]

by April 17, 2013 0 comments City News, News

DC Continues Fight for Autonomy

Even though the 113th Congress has just begun, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the District of Columbia’s non-voting representative to Congress, has already reintroduced a bill for D.C. statehood. The New Columbia Admission Act, which Norton resubmitted Jan. 15, would formally create the state of New Columbia. The area would encompass the[Read More…]

by February 6, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Orange Wins At-Large Council Seat

Former D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange won an at-large council seat Tuesday night, beating heavily endorsed Republican Patrick Mara and a field of nine other candidates. Orange, a Democrat, drew 28.27 percent of the vote in the sparsely attended election, according to the Board of Elections and Ethics website. Mara and[Read More…]

by April 27, 2011 0 comments News