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Gray Thanks Outgoing Economic Deputy Mayor for Service


D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray praised the work of Victor Hoskins, the outgoing deputy mayor for planning and economic development, for his tenure and his work to keep the city economically viable.

D.C. Political Roundup: 
Bowser Talks Election, Agenda to Ward 3 Democrats

D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (Ward 4), the Democratic nominee for mayor, knows the campaign leading up to the November general election will be nothing less than acrimonious.

Obama to Keep 9,800 Troops in Afghanistan Beyond 2014

President Obama announced Tuesday that he plans to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after this year to train Afghan forces and supporting operations against al Qaeda, a number which he said will be reduced to a "normal embassy presence" in ...

DC Vote Lauds Senators' Commitment to Redskins Name, Wants Same for Statehood

The executive director of an organization pushing for D.C. voting representatives in both houses of Congress lauded the 50 U.S. senators who want NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to remove the name Redskins from Washington's professional football franchise, but prodded those ...

NAACP Praises New Mass. Voting Law

NAACP leaders enthusiastically backed Massachusetts' new law that allows voters to cast their ballots up to 11 days before Election Day in 2016 and lets 16- and 17-year-olds pre-register to vote.

Mich. Rep. Conyers Back on Aug. 5 Ballot

Rep. John Conyers, a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus and longtime member of the U.S. House of Representatives, is now on the ballot for the Aug. 5 Democratic primary, U.S. District Judge Matthew Leitman ruled Friday.

Cummings to Lead Democrats on Benghazi Committee

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reluctantly appointed Wednesday five of her party members — including Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings — to a select committee to investigate what happened in the 2012 terrorist attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

D.C. Political Roundup: Lockridge, in a Surprise Move, Supports Pannell

Wanda Lockridge, the widow of the late William Lockridge and a former chairman of the D.C. Democratic State Committee, wants Philip Pannell, who at times she has had a contentious relationship with, to be the next Ward 8 District of ...

Gray, Norton: Court Ruling on D.C. Budget Autonomy 'Bittersweet'

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton technically defeated the D.C. Council and advocates of a 2013 budget referendum in federal court Monday — but they're far from happy about it.

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Mum About Next Political Move

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is playing it close to the vest regarding his next move when he exits the governor's mansion in January, even as others speculate that he may be gearing up for a possible White House bid in ...

Conyers Fails to Qualify for Ballot

U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan), the senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the second longest-serving member of the U.S. Congress, failed to gather enough signatures to get on the Aug. 5 ballot for re-election.

CBC Fights to Preserve Voting Rights

Voting rights continues to be the most pressing issue facing the Congressional Black Caucus, whose members have ramped up efforts to craft legislation that would restore key components of a 1965 bill which the Supreme Court struck down last year.

D.C. Political Roundup: Simpson Running for Ward 1 Board of Education Seat

Ward 1 D.C. State Board of Education member Patrick Mara isn’t running for another term in November and potential candidates are already lining up for the job.

Marion Barry Lambastes Planned HBO Biopic

D.C. Council member Marion Barry loudly voiced his displeasure about a possible HBO project chronicling his life.

D.C. Political Roundup: Gray, GOP Differ on Council At-Large Seats

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D), in an unprecedented move, has expressed concerns about a law in the District's Home Rule Charter that sets aside two at-large seats on the D.C. Council for non-Democrats.