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Paul Schwartzman

In D.C., a push for better restaurants east of the Anacostia River

By Paul Schwartzman

Jahi Chikwendiu/WASHINGTON POST - Jonathan Taylor serves customers at the IHOP on Alabama Avenue SE. At Mama’s Kitchen in Anacostia, most patrons don’t know that the owner’s name is Fatma Nayir or that she commutes every day from Bethesda to their scuffed corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue ...

Strategist Tom Lindenfeld sets himself apart with his passion for D.C. politics

By Paul Schwartzman

PHOTOS: Best news photos from the week of March 24, 2014 “Then I am, too,” Lindenfeld responded, hewing to the logic that if Bowser was good enough for the boss, then she was good enough for Lindenfeld. Eight years later, Lindenfeld was high-fiving Bowser on the night she captured the ...

Judge: Former Md. political consultant Julius Henson violated parole by running for office

By Paul Schwartzman

At the same time, the judge ruled that Henson’s probation – which had been scheduled to run through 2015 -- was now complete. That means Henson is free to stay in the Senate race and to resume work as a political consultant. Henson, who was working for the comeback bid of former governor Robert ...

Vincent Gray seeks re-election: Candidates and others react

By Paul Schwartzman

Vincent Gray seeks re-election: Candidates and others react Vincent Gray’s sudden decision to seek re-election generated strong reactions from competitors. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) Mayor Vincent C. Gray brought his months of deliberation on whether to seek a second term to an end ...

Rushern Baker’s frustration with school board finally boils over

By Paul Schwartzman

See Results | DisclaimerThis is a non-scientific user poll. Results are not statistically valid and cannot be assumed to reflect the views of Washington Post users as a group or the general population. Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters (D-Prince George’s) said he told Baker that the General Assembly ...

Pro Report: Drama in the District Federal prosecutors subpoena Christie ally

Ann E. Marimow, Mike DeBonis and Paul Schwartzman report for The Washington Post: “A D.C. businessman was set to plead guilty Monday to funneling more than $2 million in illegal contributions to federal and local political campaigns, including Vincent C. Gray’s 2010 bid to become mayor. ...

Senate leaders pick up the pieces after House plan goes bust

The Washington Post's Paul Schwartzman profiled Cuccinelli's Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe and notes many of his sentences end with a seemingly "sunny exclamation point. " Did you know he started a driveway-sealing business as a teenager? In a debate Wednesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris ...

Budget Battle Ahead (The Note)

" http://politi.co/YzkMXG -"MARYLAND'S LEFTWARD SWING," by the Washington Post's Paul Schwartzman. "Benefits for illegal immigrants. Same-sex marriage. Strict regulations on gun purchases. Over the past two years, Maryland has enacted laws that represent a dramatic liberal shift, even ...

The Legacy: For those promised college scholarships, the gift inspired pride and pain

By Paul Schwartzman

Video: Wondering what happened to the rest of the class? Meet all the students and find out who made it through high school, trade school and college with our interactive database. Watch video interviews with Jeffery Norris, Ponloeu Le, Tiffany Alston and other students to hear first-hand how ...

Five things you don’t know about Jack Evans, D.C. Council operative and mayoral contender

By Paul Schwartzman

3. He once spent a week on a nuclear “fast-attack” submarine, off of Norfolk. His brother-in-law was the captain. 4. He loves the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, but he admits to going to a reunion of the Monkee’s. 5. His favorite film is “The Candidate” starring Robert Redford. About a ...

The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson to Be Called as Witness in FishbowlDC Defamation Suit

The plaintiffs are calling 31 witnesses, including the Washington Times‘ Emily Miller, FRESH 94.7′s Tommy McFly, the Washington Examiner‘s Joana Suleiman, and the Washington Post‘s Paul Schwartzman. While we’re at it, I just remembered I have a whole folder of terrific Betsy Rothstein ...

WashPost's Schwartzman Concern-Trolls About 'Venom' in Va. Governor's Race

Just take today's front-pager by staff writer Paul Schwartzman, "Va. governor's race drips with venom," which amounts to 44 paragraphs of concern trolling about mean-spirited, partisan sniping in the Virginia governor's race between Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and ...

WashPost Rewards Gov. O'Malley's 'Personal Push' for Gun Ban, Licensing Law with Puffy 62-Paragraph...

... for Maryland's new stringent gun control law in the editorial pages and in biased news accounts, staff writers Aaron Davis and Paul Schwartzman today rewarded liberal governor and potential 2016 presidential contender Martin O'Malley with a 62-paragraph front-page victory lap headlined "Behind Md...

Marion Barry Endorsing Vince Gray Tomorrow

Washington Post reporter Paul Schwartzman accidentally broke the embargo on a Gray campaign media release this morning, inspiring a classic rage-out from Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies on Twitter. Despite an apology from Schwartzman, Thies promises to make the reporter a ...

Marion Barry to Endorse Vince Gray on Wednesday

The announcement was supposed to be kept under wraps until just before the event, but Washington Post reporter Paul Schwartzman tweeted the news, breaking the embargo requested by Gray campaign manager and self-declared election policeman Chuck Thies. Thies responded with a Twitter ...

David Catania, watching and waiting in D.C. mayoral race

David Catania, watching and waiting in D.C. mayoral race By Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, Updated: Tuesday, February 4, 12:01 PM Beyond the chaotic field of Democrats contesting Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s reelection bid, the man who may be the incumbent’s greatest and most improbable ...

Fearing a lost governor’s race, Virginia Republicans confront party divide

The Washington Post ^ | Published: | Paul Schwartzman With just three weeks remaining before the election, Republican leaders in Virginia fear that their nominee, Ken Cuccinelli II, is on his way to losing the governor’s race and that the party will squander command of a state that is ...

Witness List Revealed for Fishbowl DC Lawsuit

Meanwhile, Gordon has he Washington Times' Emily Miller, FRESH 94.7's Tommy McFly, the Washington Examiner's Joana Suleiman, and the Washington Post's Paul Schwartzman coming in on her behalf to emphasize the irrevocable damages this kind of publicity can have on a career. Personally...

Opinion: Is college not for poor kids?

A few weeks ago, my colleague Paul Schwartzman introduced readers to a group of Prince George’s County residents known as “ the Seat Pleasant 59 .” They were promised in 1988, when they were in elementary school, that their tuition would be paid if they worked hard and got into college...

The Seat Pleasant 59: Money doesn’t equal success

By Paul Schwartzman

A lot, it turns out, as The Washington Post’s Paul Schwartzman discovered when he and researchers tracked down 30 of the Seat Pleasant 59. Forty-four graduated from high school, and another five got their GEDs, a much higher percentage than the overall graduation rate for Prince George’s ...

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