Political Capital

Posts tagged: d.c.

Democratic Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser gives her victory speech in southeast Washington, DC on April 1, 2014.

Photograph by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Democratic Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser gives her victory speech in southeast Washington, DC on April 1, 2014.

Washington Corruption Yielding a New Mayor

“Corruption has no place in City Hall.” What a concept. Enough, it appears, to turn the mayor of corruption-plagued Washington, D.C., out of office this fall. Muriel Bowser, a 41-year-old D.C. Council member, has run over Mayor Vincent Gray in...

Read more »

Vice President Joe Biden visits a sign up site for the Affordable Care Act at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School on March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Photograph by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Vice President Joe Biden visits a sign up site for the Affordable Care Act at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School on March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Biden: Health Insurance is Confusing

It wasn’t quite a “surge” of enrollees. Yet Vice President Joe Biden nonetheless stopped by a Washington, D.C., school that caters to adult English-language learners on deadline day for Obamacare enrollment. Prospective enrollees in President Barack Obama’s health care plan...

Read more »

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray in this file photo.

Photograph by Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray in this file photo.

Washington’s Mayor Sees Bright Side

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, who is under investigation for allegations of misusing campaign funds, was upbeat and optimistic about his tenure over lunch at the Georgetown Ritz Carlton. Gray was the guest and interview subject of Washingtonian editor-at-large Carol Joynt...

Read more »

A Washington, D.C. 'TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION' license plate on Vice President Joseph Biden's limousine.

Photograph by Alex Wong/Getty Images

A Washington, D.C. 'TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION' license plate on Vice President Joseph Biden's limousine.

Washington Statehood: ‘New Columbia’

Taxation without representation. It’s a storied complaint in American history. In Washington, D.C., it’s a license plate. For all the failures of Washingtonians to gain recognition from the Congress that operates in their own home town, a long-denied bid for...

Read more »

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton at a news conference opposing H.R.3803 and S.2103, the 'District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.'

Photograph by Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton at a news conference opposing H.R.3803 and S.2103, the 'District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.'

Mayor Calls Republican Bill an Assault on D.C.

A bill to restrict abortions is a “frontal assault on the District of Columbia,” the city’s mayor, Vincent Gray, said today. The bill, H.R. 3803, which was the subject of a House Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee hearing today, would block abortions after 20 weeks...

Read more »