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10 hrs ago | Roll Call

Congress May Overturn D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization, Norton Warns

In May, a House Oversight and Government Reform panel will convene for a hearing focused on the local legislation, according to Del.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Columbia, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Roll Call

Secret Service, D.C. Officials Talk Traffic

The stern letter Mayor Vincent Gray sent to the Secret Service following a series of early March street closures earned the city's law enforcement leaders a sit-down with the agency.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Vincent Gray, US Governors, Israel, World News, Middle East, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Columbia, SC

The Washington Post

In Clinton trove, a glimpse at the dawn of a new D.C.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, center, budget director Franklin Raines, left, and Carol Thompson Cole, right, an adviser to Raines, enter the White House after a short news conference in August 1997, shortly after the passage of the Revitalization Act.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, Democrat, US News, The Washington Post Company, Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Washington Post

D.C. Council sues mayor, CFO over budget autonomy vote

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces the council's lawsuit against the District's mayor and chief financial officer Thursday.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, Democrat, US News, Republican, US Politics, Darrell Issa

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Washington Post

In District, Emancipation Day crowd is thin but mostly enthusiastic

Wednesday marked another Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, the 152nd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's signing of a bill freeing slaves in Washington.

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Mother Jones

Donald Rumsfeld Will Never Overpay His Taxes

Via Steve Benen, I see that Donald Rumsfeld sends the IRS a letter every year when he files his taxes.

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Related Topix: Tax, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US News

WIVB-TV Buffalo

'Red Tails' WWII airmen plan reunion in NY

Maj. L. Anderson, 88, of Washington, an original Tuskegee Airman, hold his Congressional Gold Medal after being presented with the medal in a ceremony at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, Monday Nov. 11, 2013.

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Related Topix: Tuskegee, AL, African-American, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Washington Post

Federal Diary: Report shows shrinking pay gap for federal employees, but few women are in top jobs

The pay gap between male and female federal employees, with men on top, "has dramatically shrunk," says a report issued Friday by the Office of Personnel Management .

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Roll Call

Begich Introduces D.C. Autonomy Bills

Begich followed through with a promise made at his 52nd birthday party to help D.C. Sen. Mark Begich kept his birthday party promise to D.C. Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss, introducing two bills on Thursday that, if passed, would result in greater autonomy for the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Roll Call, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, Columbia, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Republican, Darrell Issa

Roll Call

Colbert Owes D.C., Says Nemesis Eleanor Holmes Norton

Moments before Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., headed to the floor to school a nearly empty House chamber on the District's case for statehood, some exciting news broke: CBS tapped comedian and Norton frenemy Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman behind the "Late Show" desk.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Washington Post

Democrats eye independent runs for David Catania's at-large D.C. Council seat

The passing of last week's primary elections and the apparent determination of David A. Catania to pursue a mayoral run has led a host of current and former Democrats to openly ponder independent runs for his at-large seat - including two sitting ward council members.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alexander, AR

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Roll Call

If CBS Picks Colbert, D.C. Could Get Late-Night Treatment

According to Mashable , CBS's top choice to replace Letterman is Stephen Colbert - the comedian/satirist who considers Del.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, The Colbert Report, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Roll Call

City Paper

Tommy Wells Considering At-Large Run

Since Tommy Wells chose running for mayor over hanging on to his Ward 6 D.C. Council post, he's scheduled to leave the Wilson Building with fellow lame duck Jim Graham in January.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, Democrat, US News

MyHighPlains.com

Equal Pay Day

President Obama brings Equal Pay Activist Lily Ledbetter back to the White House to watch him sign some equal pay executive orders.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Washington Post

Metropolitan Baptist Church faces foreclosure on 'God's Promised Land in Largo"

The Metropolitan Baptist Church sold its building in D.C. to build this $30 million-dollar complex, but financing halted the project.

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Related Topix: Largo, MD, Foreclosures, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Logan Circle (Washington, DC), Bill Clinton, History in the News, Clinton, MD

Business Journal

Norton finds 'urgent call' for changes in Union Station audit

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., says a Department of Transportation audit of Union Station finds several concerns about the condition and financial stability of the historic rail station.

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Roll Call

Fight for D.C. Rights Comes to Capitol Hill on Friday

Washingtonians will storm Capitol Hill Friday to tell Congress how the District's lack of legislative and budget freedom negatively affects their lives.

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The Washington Post

Progressive Caucus calls for stronger action against wage theft

The leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus this week sent a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez urging the Labor Department to step up its enforcement actions against wage theft.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Representative Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva, Health

High Times

Washington DC Decriminalization Bill Signed Into Law

Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray inked a deal with the stoners in our nation's capital earlier this week; signing a bill to decriminalize possession of marijuana.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Marijuana, Prison, Columbia, SC, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Roll Call

D.C. Race Roundup: Charles Allen Secures Ward 6 Council Seat

Ward 6 Democrats picked Charles Allen to replace his former boss, D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells, in Tuesday's primary election.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, Democrat, US News

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