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Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 7:47 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: DC Leaders Are Too Polite to Obama

Opinion: DC Leaders Are Too Polite to Obama

Back in 2009, District officials and voting rights activists had high hopes that Obama would display the “Taxation Without Representation" tag on his limo. Read »

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Santa's D.C. Naughty List

Santa's D.C. Naughty List

District politicians seem to have forgotten: "He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!" Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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By Shani O. Hilton

Winter Is Coming. What Should DC Do?

Winter Is Coming. What Should DC Do?

Sure, the Weather Channel has decided to name this winter's biggest and baddest storms -- but what will we actually do about them when they get here? Read »

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 6:40 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Gray's Critics Need a History Lesson

Opinion: Gray's Critics Need a History Lesson

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams suffered a devastating campaign scandal, but Council members and pundits did not call on him to resign. Gray's critics need a history lesson. Read »

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Vince Gray Should Stay

Opinion: Vince Gray Should Stay

Critics and enemies of D.C. Mayor Vince Gray need to calm down. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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By Shani O. Hilton

Taxicab Legislation Passes

Taxicab Legislation Passes

The DC Council has passed sweeping taxicab modernization legislation that will institute GPS, credit card readers, a universal color scheme and a slew of driver education and training plans. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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By Shani O. Hilton

Cheh Press vs. the Post

Cheh Press vs. the Post

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh's comms director Kiara Pesante went to Twitter to defend a pesticide safety bill the Council is voting on today -- and takes shots at Post reporter Tim Craig in the process. Read »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Tears on the DC Council

Opinion: Tears on the DC Council

Yvette Alexander's tears are a message to the entire D.C. Council. Read »

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Council Member to Introduce Money Order Limit

In reaction to money orders that are part of a grand jury investigation into D.C. politics, the D.C. Council will consider a cap. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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By Kelvin Robinson

D.C. Council Member Gets 'Limbaughed'

D.C. Council Member Gets 'Limbaughed'

Rush Limbaugh targeted D.C. Council member Mary Cheh during his broadcast Monday, referring to her as "Mary Cheh babe." Read »

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