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By Tammy Bruce
Team Obama's bizarre behavior helps Gitmo terrorists foil justice
Topic - David A. Catania
Two D.C. Council members will face off in an unusual contested general election for mayor in November, giving the candidates seven months to try to re-energize voters, who appeared apathetic and turned out in small numbers for Tuesday's primary election.
D.C. Council member David A. Catania filed paperwork Wednesday to run for mayor as an independent, ensuring an unusual November challenge for the Democratic primary winner and perhaps the most competitive general election for mayor that the overwhelmingly Democratic city has ever seen.
There's a tug of war taking place in the nation's capital, and school-choice advocates should push forward with all deliberate speed.
In his campaign kickoff speech on Saturday, Vincent C. Gray offered an apology for the "great pain" caused by his 2010 mayoral run, which remains under federal investigation because of "shadow campaign" activities.
D.C. Council members on Tuesday failed to garner enough support to override the mayor's veto of the Large Retailer Accountability Act, which would have increased wages at large stores — most notably Wal-Mart.
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.
A $12.7 million contract to overhaul the city's publicly owned hospital is poised to pass the D.C. Council on Tuesday, after a four-hour hearing last week during which several council members appeared to have made up their minds and others expressed uncertainty as to why the contract is necessary in the first place.
At least two D.C. Council members say they would not support efforts by the chairman of the Committee on Education to deliberately withhold funds from public charter schools in order to slow their growth amid rising demand.
It has been nearly a year since Marion Barry and fellow D.C. Council member David A. Catania got into a profanity-laced sparring match over the fiscal health of United Medical Center, and here we are, approaching another Valentine's Day and troubles have escalated.
Phil Mendelson is of a mind that his city's government is obligated to curb the school truancy problem.
Fifteen years after voters gave the green-light to a medical marijuana program in the nation’s capital, a pair of locations approved to grow or sell the drug have cleared regulatory hurdles and will set up shop a few months into the new year, according to city officials.
The sudden resignation of former CIA Director Gen. David H. Petraeus over an extramarital affair turned heads for many reasons — not least of which was the way a few Gmail messages brought down a man who handled sensitive information for a living.
If you support health care reform, stay away from the D.C. model.
The embattled managed-care company owned by the man at the center of a federal probe into D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign was carrying $3 million in unexplained revenue on its books and had transferred $1 million to an unknown recipient, city agency directors said Thursday.
Troubles mounted on disparate fronts for D.C. Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi on Tuesday with fresh accusations of employee-driven fraud in his office's tax division and an "informal inquiry" from the Securities and Exchange Commission compounding the scrutiny the city's purse-minder has endured for weeks.
"We just witnessed a primary focused on who should not be Mayor," Mr. Catania said in a press release. "Today, we begin a discussion on who should be Mayor."
"Labels are fine, but I think the people are looking for a leader who's actually delivered," said Mr. Catania, 46. "There is one thing I can say: I have delivered. The others have talked a good game, and good for them for having labels. But I've actually delivered."