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10 Reasons You Should Care About D.C. Voting Rights

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

As a former D.C. resident who is now living fully represented in California, I am surprised by the indifference that exists to the plight of Washington's 658,893 residents who are heavily taxes yet have no voting representation in Congress. It seems maybe we have become too comfortable with this denial of liberty.

Arthur Delaney

Andy Harris, Anti-Pot Republican, Glad Congress Overruled D.C. Residents On Legalization | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican congressman who has crusaded against the District of Columbia's ever-liberalizing pot laws cheered a new congressional sp...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Are Already Conceding Defeat As GOP Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Legalization | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) conceded on Tuesday that Democrats probably won't be able to stop Republicans from blocking m...

David McCabe

Pot Activist Raises Specter Of Armed Revolt, Is Politely Asked To Leave GOP Lawmaker's Office | David McCabe | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A protest aimed at Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) -- who has become one of the Republican Party's most outspoken crusaders against marijuana r...

David McCabe

Congress' Latest Anti-Pot Crusader Misleads On Weed | David McCabe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there's one thing Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) wants you to know about his crusade to block the District of Columbia's marijuana decrimin...

Jennifer Bendery

Eleanor Holmes Norton Rips 'Tyrant' Congressman For Trying To Block D.C. Marijuana Laws | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) tore into Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) on Friday for trying to block a D.C. marijuana decriminalization ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Anti-Pot Republican Lawmaker Laments That It's 'Not Realistic' To Ban Booze | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), who wants Congress to stop the District of Columbia from implementing a law that decriminalizes the possessio...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Rep Brings Fake Joint To Hearing On D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) brought a fake joint to a House oversight hearing on Friday on Washington, D.C.'s new law decriminalizing mariju...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Lawmakers Target D.C.'s Effort To Decriminalize Marijuana | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-led House subcommittee will hold a hearing next month to examine the District of Columbia's decision to decriminalize posse...

Boehner: Congress Will 'Look At' Pot Decriminalization Bill

AP | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he's sure Congress will look at a law passed by the D.C. Council that decriminalizes possession of...

WATCH: D.C. Lawmaker Is Very Excited About The Fact That He Used To Get Stoned

The Huffington Post | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Washington, D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells (D) definitely inhaled. Asked last month whether he had smoked pot as a kid by, a news s...

Saki Knafo

Our Nation's Capital Just Took A Big Step Toward Ending Marijuana Prohibition | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

The D.C. Council voted 10-1 Tuesday on a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana in the nation’s capital. Under the ne...

Saki Knafo

D.C. Council Votes To Decriminalize Marijuana | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

The nation’s capital just got a step closer to loosening its marijuana laws. Under the current law, someone caught with a joint in Washington, D...

Saki Knafo

D.C. Takes Big Step Toward Ending Marijuana Arrests | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Visiting the nation’s capital with a joint in your pocket could land you up to six months in jail under D.C. law. But that could soon change. Wa...

Decriminalizing Marijuana In The Nation's Capital?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Marijuana advocates in the District have a few friends on the D.C. Council. D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) unveiled a bill...