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DHS marks new milestone with St. E's campus groundbreaking

Now scattered through 35 buildings in the Washington area, the Department of Homeland Security is one step closer to the goal of a "unified campus" on the grounds of the old St. Elizabeth's hospital in Southeast D.C. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place days before the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which spurred creation of the mega-agency.

Tags: management , DHS , GSA , St. Elizabeth's , Janet Napolitano , Sen. Joseph Lieberman , Paul Prouty ,

Thursday - 09/10/2009, 06:59am EDT

Council begins probe into charges against Gray

Mark Plotkin, WTOP Political Analyst

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Vincent Gray , D.C. Council , Mary Cheh , David Catania , cronyism , Sulaimon Brown

Monday - 03/28/2011, 06:12pm EDT

Three mayors, one message: Voting rights for D.C.

Just days into the Vince Gray administration, three former mayors of the District appeared together Friday on the Politics Program with Mark Plotkin, and despite their disparate records as the city executive, all agreed from the outset on one particular issue.

Tags: Sharon Pratt , Anthony Williams , Vince Gray , Vincent Gray , Kwame Brown , Abe Pollin , Barack Obama , Bill Clinton , George W. Bush

Friday - 01/07/2011, 01:36pm EST

Two former mayors doubt 'Skins will play in D.C. soon

On Friday's Politics Program with Mark Plotkin, two former D.C. mayors said the Redskins will stay at FedEx Field for some time.

Tags: Sharon Pratt , Mark Plotkin , Anthony Williams , politics program , Washington Redskins , FedEx Field , Jack Kent Cooke , Dan Snyder

Friday - 01/07/2011, 11:40am EST

Marion Barry's car stolen in Southeast D.C.

The former mayor parked his 2002 Jaguar outside the Patricia R. Harris Education Center in Southeast D.C. Sunday morning with the keys still in the ignition.

Tags: auto theft

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 08:41pm EST

Getting elected with their bad selves

A group of D.C. politicians were "Busting Loose," in the way of self-proclaimed "Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown.

Tags: Vince Gray , Vincent Gray , Kwame Brown , Yvette Alexander , Chuck Brown

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 10:27am EDT

Leaders, families rally against new D.C. gun bill

City leaders, anti-gun groups and families touched by gun violence all rallied against new legislation Wednesday in the District.

Tags: Second Amendment Enforcement Act , DC gun laws , Jon Tester , John McCain , Darci Marchese , Phil Mendelson , Jordan Williams , Jordan Howe

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 07:09pm EDT

Students, officials praise progress at 'New Ballou'

Test scores and graduation rates are on the rise at the Anacostia high school once called one of the worst high schools in America.

Tags: Anacostia , Ballou Senior High School , Ward 8 , Graduation Rates , Royale Jones , Southeast , James Richardson

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 11:44am EDT

D.C. Council unanimously votes to censure Barry

The D.C. Council has unanimously voted to censure Councilmember Marion Barry and send his case to the U.S. Attorney's Office for possible criminal prosecution.

Tags: D.C. Council , Vincent C. Gray

Monday - 03/01/2010, 12:40pm EST

Barry apologizes, but says he didn't break law

D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry is apologizing to the D.C. Council, a week after an independent investigation found he gave his then-girlfriend government contracts and took cash kickbacks.

Tags: D.C. , Southeast , Anacostia , Union Temple Baptist Church , Fred Cooke , Natalie Williams , Rev. Willie Wilson , D.C. Council , Jack Evans , Robert Bennett , United States Attorney's Office , D.C. Office of Campaign Finance

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 05:43pm EST
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