Washington D.C. Mayoral Candidates Debate Tonight At American University

Councilmembers Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and David Catania (I-At Large), and former Councilmember Carol Schwartz are confirmed to attend the debate tonight at American University. The “candidate conversation” will be moderated by NBC4’s Tom Sherwood. WAMU’s Patrick Madden and Kavitha Cardoza, and Clinton Yates from the Washington Post will serve as panelists.

Catania Polling Memo Claims to Show Dramatically Tightened Mayor’s Race

LL has obtained a copy of a summary of the hotly contested David Catania campaign-sponsored poll, and it’s a doozy. While much is still unclear about the poll, including the questions and the demographics of the respondents, the numbers suggest a far more competitive mayor’s race has developed since Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser won April’s Democratic primary.

Washington, DC teacher to apologize for Bush-Hitler assignment

A sixth-grade teacher in Washington will apologize to students for asking them to draw comparisons between former President George W. Bush and Adolph Hitler. D.C. Public Schools says the McKinley Middle School teacher sent students home with a Venn diagram asking them to compare and contrast Hitler and Bush, with instructions that said, “both men abused their powers.”