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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...

Elise Foley

D.C. Resists U.S. Immigration Mandate | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia council members said they plan to act swiftly on Tuesday to defy a federal immigration enforcement program the city...

Local Official Grills Romney On D.C. Statehood Position

Posted 04.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- We know GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is friendly to the idea of Puerto Rican statehood. How about statehood for the District of ...

D.C. Councilmember Presses Santorum On Statehood

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- What, if anything, is Rick Santorum's position on statehood for the District of Columbia? On Sunday, D.C. Councilmember Michael A. ...

How Does Puerto Rico's Status Vote Help D.C.'s Statehood Push?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Is there a connection between Puerto Rico's upcoming statehood referendum and the District of Columbia's statehood movement? D.C. Sh...

Meet Markus Batchelor, A Young Leader From Anacostia

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 02.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Sitting in a Foggy Bottom Starbucks on Sunday, a woman leaned over to ask Markus Batchelor his age. "Wow," she said when the George ...

Isaiah 58 And The Fast For DC Statehood

Jeremy John | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion
Jeremy John

God is asking for the fast that moves beyond prayer and the negation of food to reform our economic relationships of injustice, to undo the cords of oppression.

D.C. Leaders Testify In N.H. On 'New Columbia' Statehood

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's official push to attain full and equal voting rights in Congress has now arrived in New Hampshire. Granite St...

Let's Ask the States to Stand Together for D.C. Statehood

Michael A. Brown | Posted 03.26.2012 | DC
Michael A. Brown

The StatehoodDC campaign seeks to educate the nation that those residing in the capital city of the free world are not yet free.

Gray, Norton: D.C. War Memorial Nationalization A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 01.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and local veterans joined a chorus of voices against the proposed rededication of the city's loc...

Snow Threat Postpones D.C. Statehood Mission

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This week's pro-statehood delegation trip to New Hampshire by members of the District of Columbia government has been postponed due to t...

Keep D.C. Wal-Mart Free at Occupy D.C.

Head-Roc | Posted 02.19.2012 | DC

When I received a call from Faye Williams of Sisterspace and Books asking me to come rock at Occupy D.C. with hip-hop legends Dead Prez to do a "Keep D.C. Wal-Mart Free" presentation and rally, I eagerly replied "Yes."

Gray To Obama, Congress: Give D.C. Equal Representation

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, in his welcoming remarks at Sunday's dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial...

Arin Greenwood

D.C. Statehood Rally Honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Speaker after speaker invoked the civil rights legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the D.C. Full Democracy Freedom Rally and March held ...

Tyler Kingkade

D.C. Protests Find Way To Localize Occupy Movement | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As part of their overarching message, Occupy Wall Street offshoots around the nation have pressed issues of social justice and economic ...

Mayor Proclaims ‘Hayden Panettiere Day' In District (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray held a proclamation ceremony Friday afternoon declaring "Hayden Panettiere Day" in the nation's ...

D.C. Residents Pushing To Rename Pennsylvania Avenue

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Activists for Washington, D.C., statehood are pushing the notion of symbolically renaming Pennsylvania Avenue -- the grand thoroughfare running past t...

The Day I Lost What Few Voting Rights I Had

Robert Mackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Mackey

I was an American soldier, but my voice no longer matters. I am to just pay taxes, spill blood if needed in defense of the nation, and dare not ask for the right to be represented by a duly elected Congressman or Congresswoman.

The Gates Affair: Why We Care

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Inheritance is White, poor credit scores, Black. A missing woman is White and a fugitive on the loose is Black.