D.C. Council’s Bickering Could Be Omen

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(Washington Examiner) — Midway through a biting, three-hour debate during the D.C. Council’s first meeting since its summer recess, at-large Councilman David Catania turned to Chairman Kwame Brown to ask: “Who is the chairman here?”  The thinly veiled assault Tuesday on Brown’s leadership capabilities — and for the public record — was indicative of a council that observers say lacks control and direction. It’s an unruliness that will grow without someone stepping up to stop the mayhem, they say.  This week’s debate that ended in an income tax hike on the District’s high earners might be a preview of what’s to come.

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