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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 10:23 PM

McDuffie Wins HTJ’s DC Council Seat

McDuffie Wins HTJ’s DC Council Seat

There is a new member of the D.C. Council to replace Harry Thomas Jr., who stepped down from his Ward 5 seat after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $350,000 from the city. Read »

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: Hats Off to the Nats

Opinion: Hats Off to the Nats

The Nationals tired to take back the park from Phillies fans over the weekend. Read »

Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Investigations Move 'Quickly, Carefully'

A day after a former D.C. Council member was sentenced to prison, federal prosecutors say they're aggressively pursuing other allegations of corruption in the city government. Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Va. May Decide Next President

PM Read: Va. May Decide Next President

At a rally in Portsmouth Thursday, Mitt Romney emphasized just how important Virginia will be for him to win the presidency. Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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By Jim Iovino

38 Months for Harry Thomas Jr.

38 Months for Harry Thomas Jr.

Former D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. has been sentenced to 38 months in jail for stealing money that was meant to help fund youth programs. Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: How Much Time Will Harry Thomas Jr. Get?

AM Read: How Much Time Will Harry Thomas Jr. Get?

The former D.C. councilman who embezzled taxpayer money from a city-funded youth organization could face up to almost four years in jail. Read »

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: The Gavel Bangs Down

Opinion: The Gavel Bangs Down

Barring a last-minute change, former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. on Thursday will likely get a prison sentence for his corrupt embezzlement of city youth funds. Read »

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Prosecutors Want Maximum for HTJ

Former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. is expected to be sentenced to prison Thursday for stealing $350,000 in government grant money that had been intended for youth organizations. Read »

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: "Half-Millionaire" Tax Hike?

PM Read:

The Maryland Senate unexpectedly proposed an extra tax hike for households with incomes of more than $500,000 annually, and now some are questioning whether it is a well thought out plan. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Tweets, Cheats and Leaps

Sherwood: Tweets, Cheats and Leaps

Councilman Marion Barry dodged distractions Friday but did manage to show us how to tweet. Read »

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