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Obama, Bush II and small delegation head to Mandela funeral
Air Force One departed through the steel Washington, DC sky en route to Johannesburg, South Africa this morning for the Tuesday funeral service of Nelson Mandela.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The American Prospect
Daily Meme: Remembering Nelson Mandela
President Barack Obama : "Like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Norton to Gray and Mendelson: Please Stop Bickering Over the Height Act
Fresh off a congressional hearing at which disagreements among D.C. leaders over the Height Act came to the fore, Eleanor Holmes Norton , the District's non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives, sent a letter to Mayor Vince Gray and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson yesterday with a simple message: Your bickering is not helping ... (more)
Fast-Food Strikes Return Amid Push for Wage Hikes
Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Filmmaker with Staten Island connections to screen feminist documentary
Now Jennifer Lee's film, "Feminist: Stories From Women's Liberation," will screen at the AMC Loews Village 7 in Manhattan on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and the screening is open to the public.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Joe Grano, a One-of-a-Kind Washington Advocate
I'm going to miss Joe Grano's pitches. The Washington activist was a bare-knuckle brawler for varied causes, from historic preservation to D.C. citizens' representation, and he knew how to get his message across with panache.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Postal Groups Call for End to After-Dark Mail Deliveries
The consolidations of mail processing centers and a lack of adequate staffing has caused carriers to start later in the day, CPWU said, which has in turn led to after-dark deliveries.
Issa Offers Hope for D.C. Autonomy on Building Heights
A congressional hearing on the Height Act this morning held out the prospect of greater local autonomy on building height limits, just two weeks after hopes for such a change were dampened by a report from the National Capital Planning Commission recommending no substantial alterations to the 1910 law.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Gay couples join D.C. Adoption Day Celebration
Brook Rose and Gregg Busch with their newly-adopted son, Nolan Reese Rose-Busch , at last year's adoption day proceeding.
Home Rule Questions Likely to Dominate Height Act Hearing
Issa will lead a follow-up hearing next week to receive recommendations from the National Capital Planning Commission and D.C.'s Office of Planning on the future of the Height Act.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Bruce Majors has found a few more bodies. With his party's first primary just months away, the District's Libertarian mastermind is scrambling for names to put on the ballot.
The Washington Post
Postal worker's death raises concerns over late deliveries
Prince George's County police detectives canvassed the neighborhood where Tyson Jerome Barnette was shot with this photo, hoping to turn up leads on how the postal worker was killed over the weekend.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Navy Yard: No New Tunnel, Please, We're Residents
The densely populated Navy Yard neighborhood barely resembles the industrial district it was just a couple decades ago.
What If Instagram Was Around To Document History's Most Iconic Moments?
Thankfully, today's generation of image-obsessed individuals have Instagram to capture all the oh-so-important life milestones, such as yesterday's delicious brunch spread or last week's artsy moment alone before a bathroom mirror.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The Washington Post
Adoptions finalized during annual Adoption Day celebration in the District
Dalontae Wilkinson knows he wants to go to college in California. One day, he said, he will be an actor, or maybe he will be a police officer.
Dem Rep. Compares GOP's Current 'Intransigence' to Southern Democrats on Civil Rights
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton used an appearance on Martin Bashir 's MSNBC show Friday to criticize Republicans for their "intransigence" on the Affordable Care Act.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
For Lawmakers, a Gold-plated Insurance Exchange
Members of Congress like to boast that they will have the same health care enrollment experience as constituents struggling with the balky federal website, because the law they wrote forced lawmakers to get coverage from the new insurance exchanges.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Congressional Black Caucus Cheers Senate Rules Change
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was the man who made the call to "go nuclear" and change the chamber's filibuster rules , but the Congressional Black Caucus gave the chamber a push with a behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign .
DC Health Link will hold a major Health Insurance Enrollment Fair this Saturday
DC Health Link will hold a Health Insurance Enrollment Fair for all District of Columbia residents on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library on 901 G Street, N.W, across the street from the Gallery Place Metro Station.
The News Item
Barletta sees opportunity for underused federal real estate in public-private deals
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta championed the use of public-private partnerships to redevelop underused federal real estate in an effort he says could save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.