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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...

D.C. Anti-Abortion Bill Introduced In Congress...Again

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.29.2013 | DC

Those meddling kids in Congress are at it again. U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill last week to limit women's reproductive rights ...

White House Makes Big Promise

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.12.2013 | DC

President Barack Obama's limos will sport those "Taxation Without Representation" tags, added for the inauguration, permanently. In response to a p...

Obama Pledged to Fight for D.C. Democracy -- Here Are Four Ways He Can Do That

Walter Smith | Posted 04.13.2013 | DC
Walter Smith

Although D.C. residents pay federal taxes, fight in the country's wars, and are subject to the country's laws, they have no voting representation in the Congress that imposes those taxes, declares those wars, and passes those laws.

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.

Councilmember Presses White House On Sensitive Local Issue

Posted 01.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A member of the District of Columbia Council hopes to send a renewed message to the White House about an issue of intense local pride. ...

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...

TODAY: Where Do I Vote?

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.06.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 1. Vote Find your polling place. 2. Election Night Jam At Kennedy Center Enjoy jazz from Jason Moran & The Bandw...

D.C. Referendum Advocates Get Ally In Congress

| Posted 10.05.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff As House Republican sources express displeasure at the D.C. Council's decision to pursue budget autonomy on its own...

Rand Paul Is Accused Of 'Stunning Hypocrisy'

| Posted 06.27.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Plans to mark up legislation Wednesday to give budget autonomy to the District of Columbia were derailed after a Re...

PHOTOS: 2nd Annual D.C. Flag Day Celebration

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- One of the few issues the most District of Columbia residents can rally around is the lack of full and equal voting rights. The resident...

Laura Bassett

In D.C. Abortion Ban Protest, Capital Residents Swarm Rep. Trent Franks' Office | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

A swarm of Washington, D.C., residents descended on Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) Capitol Hill office on Wednesday to drop off plastic rats, pictures o...

Abortion Hangs Over D.C. Budget Autonomy Efforts

| Posted 02.27.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff The elation that greeted Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell's announcement last week that he backs giving D.C. control...

Everything Is Still Possible in the World

Philippa P.B. Hughes | Posted 04.04.2012 | DC
Philippa P.B. Hughes

Last January, the most incredible thing happened: I received an apology letter from a guy who tried to mug me the previous fall. He wrote the letter o...

Laura Bassett

Arizona Rep. Authors D.C. Abortion Ban | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) drew a heap of criticism from Washington, D.C., locals on Monday when he introduced a bill that would ban women there from...

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...

Arin Greenwood

Occupy DC Hunger Strikers To Launch New Initiatives | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.30.2011 | DC

Washington, D.C.'s hunger strikers have announced the launch of three new voting rights initiatives to benefit the disenfranchised voters of the natio...

Laura Bassett

Washington D.C. Abortion Funds Frozen By House Spending Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

House Republicans pushed a federal spending bill through on Friday that will ban Washington, D.C., from using its own locally raised funds to subsidiz...

D.C. Voting Rights Activists Arrested On Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia voting rights activists were arrested Friday morning on Capitol Hill in a protest of a congressional measure that w...

Jane Smith

Occupy DC Protesters Begin Hunger Strike | Jane Smith | Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Three Occupy DC protesters began a hunger strike for D.C. voting rights, full budget autonomy and full legislative autonomy at 12 noon T...

Arin Greenwood

Adrian Parsons Plans Hunger Strike For D.C. Voting Rights | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Adrian Parsons, still wearing the blue bracelet from his arrest Sunday for defending Occupy DC's barn from Park Police, is sitting at Sa...

Arin Greenwood

As D.C. Activists Enter Second Day Of Trial, Abortion Funding Is Again Key Issue | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The trial of eight District of Columbia activists arrested while protesting congressional restrictions on the District's use of funds on...

Arin Greenwood

Arrested D.C. Voting Rights Protesters Plan First Amendment Defense | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Eight District of Columbia voting rights activists arrested at an April rally on Capitol Hill will go to trial in the D.C. Superior Cour...

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 ...

Hayden Panettiere Fights For D.C. Voting Rights

DCist | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Actress Hayden Panettiere will be in town this evening for a fundraiser for the D.C. Statehood Fund, continuing her support for the loca...