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    Let it roll: D.C. Council hits Las Vegas on taxpayer's dime, leaves $14,000 tab

    There's more than one way to do Las Vegas, as half a dozen members of the D.C. Council have shown. The cost to taxpayers to send half the council to the Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas was close to $14,000 this year.

  • SIMMONS: What happened in Vegas can't stay in Vegas

    Take out your fingers, D.C. residents, and wag them at D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander for lining the pockets of MGM Resorts International, which plans to open a hotel/casino on the same turf where the Redskins play — and it ain't named Washington.

  • D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser, one of seven Democrats trying to unseat the incumbent District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray in next week's primary, campaigns on Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, Thursday, March 27, 2014. Loyalists are rallying around the mayor, and few are writing him off. But his troubles have provided an opening for one of his challengers, and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser appears to be taking advantage. Two polls released a week before the primary showed Bowser in a statistical tie with Gray.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Crime hits close to home for D.C. mayoral candidate

    The parents of a D.C. mayoral candidate were victims of a burglary by a man who posed as a cable company employee.

  • D.C. Council member David A. Catania, at-large independent and candidate for mayor, poses with  fitness studio owners and yoga instructors as he announces his plan to scrap a proposed "yoga tax" (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times).

    D.C. gym rats find a champion in Catania

    Gym rats have found their fitness champion in D.C. Council member David A. Catania, who announced a plan Friday to scrap the proposed "yoga tax."

  • Bowser leads money race in D.C. mayor campaign

    Democrat Muriel Bowser has the upper hand against her opponent in the D.C. mayor's race, collecting $858,000 during the latest reporting period, according to campaign finance statements.

  • Washington mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz chats with the media after casting her ballot at  Goodwill Baptist Church, which served as the 25th precent polling place for Washington voters, Tuesday, November 5, 2002. (  Janine Sides  /  The Washington Times )

    SIMMONS: Carol Schwartz is running, Carol is running — again

    Here comes Carol Schwartz. A Republican who reminded D.C. voters that trash-and-garbage pickup is not a partisan issue.

  • **FILE** Carol Schwartz

    Carol Schwartz announces bid for D.C. mayor

    Former D.C. Council member Carol Schwartz announced Monday she will run for mayor as an independent — an unlikely bid after five years out of office that has another candidate suggesting the move is a ploy to play spoiler.

  • The contribution limit to any candidate for the D.C. mayoral race is $2,000 per donor for the entire race and the limit most affects Muriel Bowser, who had to raise significant money to stay ahead during the primary race  (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    D.C. mayoral race a strain on donors

    Contenders in the D.C. mayor's race are scheduled to file financial statements Tuesday providing the best clues yet as to how competitive the election will be — and whether donors in the heavily Democratic city are tapped out after a bruising and expensive primary campaign.

  • DC mayoral nominee to promote Democratic unity

    More than half of her colleagues on the D.C. Council will join the city's Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser at a downtown fundraiser.

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    D.C. Democrat mayoral candidate calls for nation's toughest DUI limits

    A D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate has proposed reducing the blood alcohol content for drunken driving to 0.05 percent — the lowest in the nation and a threshold that in some cases would criminalize getting behind the wheel of a car after as little as one drink.

  • DC mayoral nominee wants lower limit for DUI

    The Democratic nominee for mayor of Washington has proposed cutting the legal limit for drunken driving nearly in half, saying the nation's capital could set a life-saving example for states to follow.

  • District of Columbia Republican Mayoral candidate, City Councilman David Catania poses for a portrait before an interview with the Associated Press in Washington, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Conventional wisdom dictates that Catania is an underdog in the race for mayor of Washington. He is white, a former Republican and openly gay in a city that has only elected African-American Democrats to its top local office.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

    Catania on DC mayor's race: 'I know I'll win'

    Conventional wisdom dictates that David Catania is an underdog in the race for mayor of Washington. He is white, a former Republican and openly gay in a city that has only elected African-American Democrats to its top local office.

  • Gray, Bowser to attend Democratic unity breakfast

    The District of Columbia's Democratic Party says Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser will be attending a breakfast intended to promote party unity.

  • D.C. mayoral candidate and council member Muriel Bowser watches returns at her election night watch party in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Bowser is the top challenger to Mayor Vincent Gray. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Scandal-weary voters boot DC mayor from office

    Reeling from allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about the dirty tricks that helped him get elected four years ago, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base. But his core supporters weren't nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership.

  • DC mayoral nominee: Democrats must come together

    The District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral nominee says she's taking nothing for granted as she prepares for the general election and that the party needs to come together to ensure her victory in November.

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