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Mendelson to lead scandal-plagued D.C. Council

WASHINGTON — 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. Mendelson replaces Kwame Brown, who resigned last week ...

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D.C. Council to vote on Mendelson as interim chair

WASHINGTON — The acting chairman of the D.C. Council has circulated a resolution that would make Councilmember Phil Mendelson the interim chairman. Mendelson would ascend to the district’s second-highest local elected office following last week’s resignation of Kwame Brown, who ...

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Former D.C. Council chairman pleads guilty to 2 charges

WASHINGTON — The former chairman of the District of Columbia Council pleaded guilty Friday to lying about his income on bank loan applications, the latest blow to a city government rocked by scandal. Kwame Brown also admitted to a misdemeanor ...

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Feds charge D.C. councilman with theft

WASHINGTON — D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. was charged Thursday with stealing more than $350,000 in government funds and filing false tax returns. The two felony counts against Thomas, a 51-year-old Democrat, were detailed in a criminal information filed in ...

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D.C. leaders reject budget autonomy bill

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia leaders have rejected a proposal by a leading House Republican to give the city greater budget autonomy because it also contains language restricting their ability to spend taxpayer dollars on abortion. The draft bill from ...

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