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.
D.C. Council member Marion Barry is claiming his remarks about Filipino nurses have been taken out of context by the media.
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.
During a meeting to discuss the budget at the University of District of Columbia, Marion Barry made a controversial remark about Filipino nurses.
Marion Barry has apologized for disparaging remarks about Asian-owned business in Ward 8.
Ward 8 councilman Marion Barry has again found himself surrounded by controversy following remarks he made regarding Asian businesses.
Voters in Washington have one more day to register to vote in the April 3 presidential primary, with four local council members up for challenges as well, including Marion Barry.
The D.C. Council has passed a measure banning members from using profanity during public meetings, after an incident in which Marion Barry had shouted profane language at a fellow council member.
The 75-year-old Barry has survived prostate cancer and had a successful kidney transplant three years ago. He is running for a third consecutive term as the councilmember for Ward 8.
As HBO considers making a movie about Marion Barry with Eddie Murphy in the title role, the real Barry is doing something that comes naturally: running for re-election in the nation’s capital.