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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.

Even ESPN Disenfranchises the District of Columbia

Ian Squires | Posted 04.21.2014 | DC
Ian Squires

This is America, where sports are sacred. A vote in Congress may be preferable, but a demonstrable vote with ESPN should be inalienable.

Fighting for Democracy, But Can't Vote for President

Neil Weare | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Neil Weare

This month, as President Obama prepares once again to address the nation, nearly 600 soldiers from Guam are returning home after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, yet they are being denied democracy at home.

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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.

LOOK: D.C.'s 'Full Democracy' Message On Full Display

Posted 01.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As President Obama travels toward the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue during the Inauguration parade on Monday, he'll pass by the ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Conservatives Seek to Celebrate the Constitution by Undermining It

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.

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...

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...

Arin Greenwood

D.C. Madam Lawyer Continues Birther Quest In Court | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Montgomery Blair Sibley, the disbarred D.C. attorney and presidential write-in candidate, has not wasted time since the U.S. District Co...

D.C. Madam Lawyer Presses High Court On Birther Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Disbarred District of Columbia attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley, running a rather quiet write-in campaign for the White House, is asking...

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.

Why I Occupy

Ben Droz | Posted 03.19.2012 | DC
Ben Droz

I have been following the Occupy movement since its beginning, but I have not been actively involved. But Occupy Congress gave me a new spark.

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...

Which Anonymous Senator Sparked Norton's Anger?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), slammed the anonymous senator who placed a hold on legislati...