Marion Barry

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Marion Barry Wins 3rd Straight D.C. Council Term

Marion Barry will continue to represent the District of Columbia’s poorest ward on the D.C. Council.


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DC Council Bill Would Slash Traffic Camera Fines

New legislation in the D.C. Council would reduce fines from automated speed cameras and running red lights could be lowered to $50.


D.C. Councilman and former mayor Marion Barry attends the HBO documentary Screening of "Nine Lives of Marion Barry" at the HBO Theater on Aug. 6, 2009 in New York City. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

Marion Barry: Black Community ‘Not Going To Support Mitt Romney’

Unflinching before a skeptical NAACP crowd, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he’d do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the Democrat’s policies.


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Mendelson Promises To Restore Trust, One Councilmember Brought To Tears

Phil Mendelson was selected Wednesday as interim chairman of the scandal-plagued D.C. Council, pledging to restore trust in a legislative body that’s lost two members this year to criminal convictions.


Former DC Councilmember Harry Thomas, former mayor and Councilmember Marion Barry, mayor Vincent Gray and former Council Chairman Kwame Brown.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mendelson To Lead Scandal-Plagued D.C. Council As New Chairman

The scandal-plagued D.C. Council has selected veteran legislator Phil Mendelson as its interim chairman after much arguing before the vote.


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D.C. Council Having Heated Disputes Over New Chairman, Barry Calls Council “A Laughingstock”

The D.C. Council is scheduled to install one of its lawmakers as interim chairman after months of scandal has forced two of its committee members to be removed, but arguments over the proper candidate have caused the meeting to be led astray.


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Marion Barry Blames Media For Taking “Filipino Nurses” Statements Out Of Context

D.C. Council member Marion Barry is claiming his remarks about Filipino nurses have been taken out of context by the media.


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Philippines Ambassador Condemns Marion Barry

The Philippines is condemning D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry for remarks critical of local hospitals for hiring Filipino nurses instead of District of Columbia residents.


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Marion Barry Makes Controversial Remarks About Filipino Nurses

During a meeting to discuss the budget at the University of District of Columbia, Marion Barry made a controversial remark about Filipino nurses.


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Marion Barry Apologizes For Comments About Asian Businesses

Marion Barry has apologized for disparaging remarks about Asian-owned business in Ward 8.





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