D.C. Wire: Marion Barry


Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Biddle opens a well-staffed office for council race

Interim DC. Council member Sekou Biddle (D-At large) opened his campaign office Sunday as he gears up for the April 26 citywide election, telling a room of supporters they have to move at "light speed" to fend off more than a half-dozen potential challengers.

By Tim Craig  |  09:06 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  April 26 special election, D.C. Council, Josh Lopez, Joshua Lopez, Kwame Brown, Marion Barry, Mary Cheh, Mayor Fenty, Sekou Biddle, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent Orange, vincent gray

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Barry wants to be 'national advocate' for welfare reform

D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) said Tuesday he hopes to become a "national advocate" for welfare-reform, saying he's uniquely qualified to speak out about how the system is failing poor residents and taxpayers

By Tim Craig  |  03:48 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marion Barry

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 08/02/2010

Barry undecided in mayor's race

D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) said Monday he hasn't decided whether, or when, he will endorse a candidate in the mayoral election between Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and his lead opponent, Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. Given recent public statements and his frequent sparring with the Fenty...

By Tim Craig  |  04:18 PM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marion Barry, Marion Barry

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/04/2010

DeBonis: Will Marion Barry get his committee back?

Cross-posted from Debonis, the blog of the newest member of The Post's local politics team. Follow him on Twitter. This morning, my cubiclemate, Ann Marimow, reported on allegations that Kwame Brown, running for chairman of the D.C. Council, secured an endorsement from Ward 8 council member Marion Barry in return...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marion Barry, Marion Barry, Marion Barry

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/03/2010

Marion Barry to supporters: I'm not going anywhere

A defiant D.C. Council Member Marion Barry told a packed Baptist church in Southeast Washington on Tuesday night that despite the decision of the City Council to censure him and strip him of his committee chairmanship, he doesn't plan to fade away. "I have no intentions of going anywhere," said...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marion Barry, Marion Barry

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/02/2010

Council censures Barry, will ask U.S. attorney's office to consider case

The D.C. Council has censured Marion Barry and referred allegations that he misused taxpayer funds to the U.S. Attorney's Office for possible criminal investigation. The move stems from a report by Washington attorney Robert S. Bennett that concluded that Barry personally benefited from a $15,000 personal service contract he secured...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marion Barry, Marion Barry

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 02/24/2010

Motley quits group in Barry's contract controversy

The fallout from Marion Barry's contract controversy continues with the Rev. Anthony J. Motley stepping down as president of the JOBS Coalition and as head of its workforce-development and community-outreach programs. "We accept Rev. Motley's decision to step down at this time," John McMahon, Coalition board president and chairman, said...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  12:56 PM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marion Barry, Marion Barry

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 02/23/2010

Barry offers apology, but says there was no crime in awarding contract to girlfriend

D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D) apologized Tuesday for causing "great embarrassment to the city and City Council" for improperly awarding a city contract to a woman he had been dating. Barry's apology comes a week after lawyer Robert S. Bennett concluded in a report to the council that the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  03:42 PM ET, 02/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marion Barry, Marion Barry, Marion Barry

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/17/2010

Excerpts: Post reporter on Marion Barry, Bennett report

Investigators hired by the D.C. City Council accused council member Marion Barry securing a $15,000 contract for his ex-girlfriend so that she could repay a loan he had given her. Post reporter Nikita Stewart was online at 11 a.m. today to answer your questions about the report by attorney Robert...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marion Barry, Marion Barry, Marion Barry

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 02/17/2010

Post reporter takes your questions on Barry, Bennett report

Investigators hired by the D.C. City Council accused council member Marion Barry securing a $15,000 contract for his ex-girlfriend so that she could repay a loan he had given her. Post reporter Nikita Stewart will be online at 11 a.m. today to answer your questions about the report by attorney...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  10:10 AM ET, 02/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marion Barry, Marion Barry, Marion Barry

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 02/16/2010

D.C. Council to receive report on ethics probe

The D.C. Council on Tuesday will receive a report into whether member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) violated any laws or ethics policies when he gave a city contract to a woman with whom he was romantically involved. The report also will look into contracts and earmarks awarded by other council...

By Tim Craig  |  08:46 AM ET, 02/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 10/13/2009

Celebrating Release From Hospital Lands Barry Back in Hospital

For the second time in less than 24 hours, D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has been released from Howard University Hospital. This time, he and his doctor, say, it's for good -- so long as he avoids seafood. After spending the week hospitalized for dehydration and a...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  02:43 PM ET, 10/13/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/13/2009

Barry to Discuss Illness at 1 p.m.

Ward 8 D.C. Council member Marion Barry is holding a press conference this afternoon at Howard University hospital to discuss his recent weeklong stay there because of dehydration and a subsequent minor infection. "I would like to first thank God for giving me the strength to rise above," Barry said...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/13/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marion Barry