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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Adrian M. Fenty
Mayor Vincent C. Gray cut a ceremonial ribbon Wednesday morning marking the opening of the first Wal-Mart in the District alongside one of the principal challengers for his job next year.
After studying the tea leaves, Vincent C. Gray has decided to make another run in the race for mayor of the nation's capital.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray stood before reporters Tuesday at a portable podium inside a construction site less than 24 hours after filing for re-election and touted the progress of his economic development plans for the city.
Several of the people who have announced their candidacy for mayor of the District are more worthy of vooters' attention that others. But first, I'd like to shout out to our current mayor, Vincent C. Gray, who is being a bit coy about his decision to run for a second term.
Washington, D.C., has a new Michelle A. Rhee, and his name is David A. Catania. As the District's education czar, Mr. Catania appears to be ushering in a slate of reforms that will bolster student achievement and parental engagement, and close the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
This week is National Charter Schools Week, an event promoted by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to celebrate the great work accomplished by charter schools across the country.
A Philadelphia-based health company is interested in purchasing a managed care firm in the District owned by the man at the center of a federal probe into Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign, D.C. insurance officials said Monday.
The nation's capital had the worst four-year high school graduation rate in the country in 2010-2011, a finding that suggests the city has more work to do to reform its historically troubled school system.
U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. followed a public shaming of the former D.C. Council chairman this week with a vow to "ensure public trust" — a pledge sure to be tested as he resolves his probe into Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign, the last in a trio of investigations that blazed a path this year from city hall to the federal courthouse.
As the Chicago teachers strike drags on, clear battle lines are emerging, with big-city mayors — including prominent Democrats — rallying to the side of Rahm Emanuel in his bitter showdown with organized labor.
Citing his "substantial assistance" to their ongoing investigation, federal prosecutors on Monday said they are not seeking prison time for an aide to Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign who admitted he paid a minor mayoral candidate with the hope he would stay in the race and bash incumbent Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.
A federal judge has pushed back the sentencing of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown to November so he can "complete his cooperation" with the U.S. Attorney's Office, according to documents filed in the case.
A previously unexamined internal memo drafted by the Greek gambling firm that won the District of Columbia's $38 million-a-year lottery contract in 2008 and again after a rebid a year later offers an inside view of a toxic climate that prompted the vendor to spend more time worrying about local political machinations than about the lottery itself.
A long-awaited report by the D.C. office of the inspector general says investigators found no evidence of widespread cheating among city public school students from 2008 to 2010, despite alarming testimony that some teachers at Noyes Education Campus in Northeast pointed out incorrect responses on standardized tests until students filled in the right answers.
D.C. tax collectors have filed a six-figure lien against a company at the center of a campaign finance probe embroiling D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and raising questions about the fundraising activities of many federal and local candidates during the past decade.
Fire and EMS Chief Dennis L. Rubin and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty issued a two-page statement this week addressing the city's efforts to assess its paramedic force and make improvements.
After that incident, Mr. Fenty pledged in August 2006 as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for mayor to remove emergency medical services from the administration of the fire department.