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The Obama Effect: When the President Backs D.C. Statehood, Congress Does, Too

Joan Shipps | Posted 04.21.2015 | DC
Joan Shipps

I believe that one of the most effective actions Obama could take in advancing D.C. voting rights would be to publicly reiterate his support for D.C. statehood, this time while the 114th Congress is in session.

To Make DC Listen, Ted Cruz Moves to Nullify City Laws

Joan Shipps | Posted 03.26.2015 | DC
Joan Shipps

With the power vested in him by the Texas electorate, Cruz is using his federal authority to overturn the results of city-level elections in Washington, D.C., simply because he doesn't agree with how the city voted.

Diamond District steps up with 'March on Washington'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
John Wellington Ennis

A striking return to form, March on Washington puts Diamond District back on the map as one of the most vital voices in hip hop today. Their 2010 debut In The Ruff garnered fans worldwide as well as caught critics's attention, leading to the shortlist for a Grammy.

GOP Senator: D.C. Statehood Is A 'Distraction'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy, Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than 20 minutes after it began, the first hearing in more than 20 years on D.C. statehood became contentious. The Senate Homelan...

Obama On Statehood For DC: 'I'm For It'

AP | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital. Obama was asked Monday about the prospe...

Let's Settle This Once and for All: D.C. Statehood Is Constitutional. Period.

Joan Shipps | Posted 06.16.2014 | DC
Joan Shipps

I pay taxes like an American. I should be able to vote like one.

Congressional Support for D.C. Statehood Divided on Race, Gender Lines

Joan Shipps | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Joan Shipps

It is unfortunate that, even as we celebrate the end of black slavery in the capital of what purports to be a world-class democracy, the descendants of those slaves, along with their families, neighbors and friends, are still denied a democratic voice in government.

What Budget Autonomy? D.C.'s Reproductive Health, Voting Rights Under Threat in FY15

Joan Shipps | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Joan Shipps

If history is any guide, Congress will tinker with the President's language about the District before it approves a budget for the fiscal year. The residents of D.C. are watching closely to see which decisions of our elected officials will be overturned.

Why TSA Had A Problem With This ID

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.28.2014 | Travel

Plenty of things can trigger a slowdown in the security line at an airport. Whoever thought the status of Washington, D.C.'s statehood would be one of...

D.C. Statehood Movement Gets Cory Booker's Support

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Cory Booker won some friends in Washington on Friday. After some prodding, the New Jersey Democrat tweeted his support for making D.C. the 51st st...

D.C. Statehood Bill Tests Rand Paul's Commitment to Local Rule

Joan Shipps | Posted 04.15.2014 | DC
Joan Shipps

Sen. Paul is right to call for expanded voting rights in the United States. But, when politically advantageous, the Senator shamelessly inserts unwanted federal muscle into local affairs in a tax-paying, disenfranchised region of the United States that was never able to vote for him or any voting U.S. Senator.

Opposed to HR 7? Support DC Statehood

Joan Shipps | Posted 03.31.2014 | DC
Joan Shipps

Until we have statehood in D.C., my basic reproductive rights will continue to be under threat -- with or without HR 7.

Time for the President and Harry Reid to Agree to Free D.C.

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

D.C. is being treated like another federal agency and that has to stop. We are 632,000 people strong and must be allowed to spend our own tax money as every other city and state in the nation is allowed to do.

Texas Republican Wants To Give D.C. Back To Maryland

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC

Rep. Louie Gohmert, the outspoken and undauntable Texas conservative, has introduced another bill to return the District of Columbia to Maryland, the ...

Is D.C. Budget Autonomy On Its Way?

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 06.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Voters in the nation's capital are all but certain to approve a charter amendment on Tuesday that would grant the city more control...

President Obama Should Help D.C. Achieve Democracy

Franklin Garcia | Posted 04.09.2013 | DC
Franklin Garcia

While the executive branch of government doesn't have the direct power to give D.C. residents the representation in the national legislation it has sought for centuries, the president can join other voices championing the call for Congressional representation.

One More Step Towards Statehood?

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Abolitionist and civil rights activist Frederick Douglass is preparing for a new home in the nation’s Capitol. Or rather, the bronz...

Obama's Limo Sports New License Plates

Posted 01.19.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The President's limo is sporting new license plates -- ones that show support for D.C. voting rights. After mounting pressure from Di...

Racism on Display: Washington, D.C.'s Status in Congress

David Shuster | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
David Shuster

It's time to give Washington, D.C. residents the same rights and responsibilities we've given to other Americans -- governmental autonomy and representation in Congress. It's time for D.C. statehood.

Reports: White House Will Use 'Taxation Without Representation' License Plates

Posted 01.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After mounting pressure from District of Columbia officials and local voting rights activists, the White House plans to use D.C.'s "Taxa...

Statehood Activists Home In On Obama's Local Weak Spot

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 12.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- President Obama carried 91 percent of the District of Columbia's presidential vote in November. But that overwhelming support might over...

Joe Lieberman's Big 'Symbolic Gesture'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A bill moving the District of Columbia toward statehood has been introduced in the Senate. On Wednesday, retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman ...

Can Gary Johnson Push Mitt Romney To A 3rd Place Finish?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia voters: Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is asking you to help him come in second. Johnson ...

Ralph Nader Wants You To Show Up Late To Work

Posted 07.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of public interest groups and activists led by Ralph Nader plan to announce an effort to urge people to show up late to ...

Schumer Pushes For D.C. Recognition In Statuary Hall

| Posted 06.21.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff The rules say the District of Columbia’s non-state status precludes it from hosting a statue in the Capitol, name...