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Topic - Marion Barry
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said in an interview that aired Monday he is "only human" and likes to party sometimes, but he hasn't reached out to former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry for advice on how to make a political comeback from a crack-related incident.
CNN HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky interviewed Emily Miller about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitting to smoking crack but refusing to leave office. The panel debated the comparison to former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry getting caught smoking crack. The second segment is a debate over NFL policies after Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin left the team because of how teammate Richie Incognito treated him.
The D.C. Council voted 9-4 Tuesday to recommend censuring and stripping council member Marion Barry of a committee assignment as a result of his failure to disclose cash gifts from city contractors.
The expectations to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom are as great and diverse as they were in 1963, when a quarter of a million people sandwiched themselves along the Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial to prove that we can, should and, indeed, could all get along.
"It's a huge first step," United coach Ben Olsen said. "We've had these before, but this one's different because of the resources the ownership group has, and it's in D.C. We haven't gone down this road with the District."
Five D.C. Council members will decide whether Marion Barry should be dealt sanctions in addition to a fine he was issued as punishment for accepting gifts from city contractors.
The District's ethics board censured and fined D.C. Council member Marion Barry on Thursday for failing to disclose gifts he received from city contractors.
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.
D.C. Council member Marion Barry has reported receiving thousands of dollars in gifts from two construction firms that do business with the city, and the owner of one of the firms said Thursday he gave Mr. Barry the money to pay his bills because the former mayor was in a "tight crunch."
Longtime D.C. political insider Anita Bonds was elected to the D.C. Council Tuesday, fending off five challengers in a special election.
I am appalled that renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson was forced to withdraw from a speaking opportunity because "he believes in traditional marriage" and mentioned homosexuality along with bestiality and pedophilia ("The intolerant left," Comment & Analysis, April 15). Those who have shunned Dr. Carson might one day need his medical expertise to save their child, no matter how he may have been conceived. Would Dr. Carson refuse medical aid if the parents did not believe in traditional marriage?
That lascivious New York weasel, former Rep. Anthony D. Weiner, proves once again that when it comes to audacity beyond chutzpah, this pathetic Brooklyn-born "bon vivant" is tough to beat ("Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner eyes comeback as NYC mayor," Web, Wednesday). What? He's actually planning on slithering back to the New York City mayor's ballot, this time for a shameless stab at a political encore. I smell eau de Democrat, something similar to the fragrance worn by former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.
Martin Luther King dreamed of the day his children would live in a nation "where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." It remains a noble goal. It's a shame Dr. King's goal has been abandoned by certain members of the District of Columbia city council.
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was recovering Wednesday from an overnight stay at the hospital prompted by low blood sugar.
The D.C. Council voted 11-2 Monday to reprimand one of its own members based on reports that concluded he acted inappropriately by influencing the city's lottery contract.
Mr. Barry acknowledged earlier this year in financial disclosure forms that he received $2,800 from Forney Enterprises Inc. and $4,000 from the owner of F&L Construction.
"I've said all I can say," Mr. Barry said. "I'm being super cautious."