Marion Barry, who turns 78 today, has never been one to dwell on his own mortality, but spending the better part of the past two months in medical care may have put matters into perspective. Hence the mayor-for-life, on the occasion of his release from MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital on Wednesday, pledged that he is now […]
After being treated for a urinary tract and blood infection he said "knocked me for a loop." [ more › ]
Mayor Gray gets an endorsement from the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, Marion Barry released from physical rehab center, and more. [ more › ]
Attention all traffic jams: D.C. council member Marion Barry is not here for you. In a Tuesday morning tweet punctuated with exclamation points and all caps, the Ward 8 representative bemoaned the presidential motorcade and all the headaches that follow. WHY are these presidential motorcades blocking traffic for 50 mins?! (At 20th & E NOW) […]
Toronto, Ontario's one-man clown corps, Mayor Rob Ford (the Marion Barry of the Great White North) is the best thing that's happened to local newspaper circulation departments in a long time.
In the news: Body found in Anacostia River, Marion Barry moved to physical rehab center, and more. [ more › ]
Former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry, whose tenure was marked with scandal, is apparently reaching out to the fictional politician Francis J. Underwood of "House of Cards."
"House of Cards" character Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and former D.C. mayor Marion Barry talked politics, TV and meat on Twitter Friday.
The mayor-for-life loves HOUSE OF CARDS. [ more › ]
The mayor-for-life is back in the hospital, this time with a urinary tract infection. [ more › ]
Just weeks after a previous 16 day stay at Howard University hospital, D.C.'s "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry has been re-hospitalized for weakness and breathing problems, according to late reports. Barry actually Tweeted about his condition at approximate 11 pm. Show More Summary
It's called MAYOR FOR LIFE. [ more › ]
Looks like four-term mayor and now city councilman Marion Barry is truly adopting the moniker ”Mayor for Life,” the faux honorific often used to refer to his Teflon-like ability to bounce back from adversity and win elections. It’s the title of his long-awaited (well, at least by some) autobiography, which is available for pre-sale now and will debut June 3. It’s […]
After 16 days in the hospital for undisclosed health concerns, the mayor-for-life is back in action. [ more › ]
Marion Barry was released Monday from Howard University Hospital after a 16-day stay, a spokeswoman said. The 77-year-old D.C. Council member and former four-term mayor was admitted on Jan. 11. Spokeswoman LaToya Foster has not confirmed details about Barry’s medical condition, but several people who visited Barry in the hospital described the issue as pertaining […]
End-of-day news: Suspects ram van into CVS to steal ATM, it's about to get cold, and Marion Barry is still in the hospital. [ more › ]
When the field of Democratic mayoral candidates gathered for a forum and straw poll Saturday at Turner Elementary School in Ward 8, one notable spectator was absent: Marion Barry, the ward’s D.C. Council member. The forum’s moderator, WUSA-TV reporter and anchor Bruce Johnson, relayed to the crowd that Barry had been at Howard University Hospital […]
Because nothing says "Happy Holidays!" like "Bitch set me up!" on a T-shirt. [ more › ]
It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and that unofficial D.C. holiday has come and gone: Turkey Giveaway Day. D.C. Council member Marion Barry gave out a record 3,000 turkeys this year to Ward 8 residents, WJLA-TV’s Sam Ford reports — paid for, Barry (D) said, by the “business community.” And there you have another holiday tradition, City Paper’s Will […]
In the news: African American, Latino, and Native American leaders protested outside of FedEx Field yesterday, researches will study the impact of new D.C. traffic cameras, and Marion Barry's annual Ward 8 turkey giveaway is today. [ more › ]