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Topic - Leo Alexander
Every now and again, stupidity begets stupidity. The elected leaders of the District are proving they aren't interested in statehood but some bizarre form of sovereignty.
In a postmortem on the Republican and Democratic conventions, Leo Alexander, an also-ran in the 2010 Democratic race for D.C. mayor, said Americans still don't get it.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray will get an early test of his political capital in the April 26 special election to fill a City Council vacancy, and members of both parties already say the new mayor is misreading the tea leaves.
D.C.'s Democrats held a party yesterday, and guess who wasn't there?
The three leading candidates seeking the Democratic Party nod to be the next mayor of Washington are black, yet the issue of race and racial divisions remains an inescapable theme in the campaign as voters prepare for Tuesday's primaries.
Washington, D.C., is killing itself.
D.C. scribes are questioning whether an earlier curfew would have thwarted the melee that broke out Friday night inside a Metrorail station in downtown Washington and scared the daylights out of everyone on the scene, but the politicians aren't so forthcoming.
Leo Alexander has a message for voters who aren't holding up their end of the civil rights bargain.
D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is not camera-shy when seeking publicity on his own behalf and managing what goes on in front of and behind the cameras.
The top two rivals in the Democratic race for D.C. mayor are running full speed ahead on school reform as the summer heats up and the Sept. 14 primary draws nearer.
The face of Leo Alexander is a familiar one to longtime viewers of NBC's Washington affiliate, where he covered local news for several years.
Washington is hardly a one-newspaper town. Yet while its major news organs compete by devoting considerable resources to national and foreign affairs, its other papers and blogs are shining bright lights inside City Hall.
Mr. Alexander says relaxed immigration laws and lax enforcement are leading causes of high black unemployment rates in the District and elsewhere, and he and other blacks took a stand Wednesday against the U.S. immigration reform measure being mulled on Capitol Hill because "nobody asked the question."
"Liberal blacks don't even want to talk about [race]," he said, while Republicans want to give blacks "a better life" with government handouts.