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Ted Cruz's Assault on D.C.'s Local Laws Reveals His Hypocrisy

Danielle Higgins | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Danielle Higgins

If there is one thing that we can all agree on about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), it is that he is a staunch advocate of state rights and local control. But his belief in local control over local affairs clearly does not extend to those who actually live in Washington, D.C.

Postal Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come Again

Alex Lawson | Posted 12.20.2015 | Politics
Alex Lawson

This is not a novel idea. Postal banking was first adopted by Great Britain in 1861, and is now used in 139 countries around the world.

Countdown to the Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Marissa Beale | Posted 11.30.2015 | DC
Marissa Beale

The countdown to the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in D.C. began on November 16 in a three-day...

House Votes To Lift Ban On Capitol Hill Sledding

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - The House of Representatives has voted to lift a ban on sledding on the U.S. Capitol grounds, freeing the area for one ...

'She's Beautiful When She's Angry': The Early Glory of Feminism in a Documentary by Mary Dore

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Among the distinct chapters of the film, lesbians have a strong moment, but it will take another film, a sequel hopefully, to do justice to the emotional force of love that swept these millions who found out that women together were complete within themselves and with each other.

Maxwell Tani

House Democrats Want Republican Women To Help Pass Paid Leave Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

Though GOP lawmakers generally panned the proposals in last week's State of the Union address, House Democrats are hoping that a coalition of Republic...

Popcorn Preview: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) Cast includes: Rita Mae Brown, Susan Brownmiller, Kate Millet, Ellen Willis, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Alix Kates...

Ryan J. Reilly

Republican Congressman: GOP Needs To 'Wake Up' On Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), one of the strongest conservative voices for reforming the government’s approach to cannabis, joined...

Jennifer Bendery

Tipsy Lawmakers And Neon Weed Banners: Election Night In D.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They knew they were about to get clobbered, but there they sat in front of the TV cameras, all smiles, exuding optimism that something -...

Eleanor Holmes Norton Will Keep Representing D.C. In Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will keep representing Washington, D.C., in the House of Representatives, securing her re-election bid in Tuesday'...

Two Percent Is Not Enough

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Two percent. That is the number of teachers in this country who are African-American men. This would be shocking as a stand-alone statistic, but in the context of our nation's student population, it is appalling.

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...

David McCabe

Congress' Latest Anti-Pot Crusader Misleads On Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ryan J. Reilly

White House Says Marijuana Policy Is States' Rights Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states' rights issue, the White House said Monday in opposing Republican-led leg...

Jennifer Bendery

Eleanor Holmes Norton Rips 'Tyrant' Congressman For Trying To Block D.C. Marijuana Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

1964: A Year of Beginnings

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Today, we celebrate President Lyndon B. Johnson's signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but the year 1964 itself deserves its own celebration. It was the year of beginnings not yet finished.

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Lawmakers Target D.C.'s Effort To Decriminalize Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

Dem Rep Blames GOP Repeal Attempts For Low Obamacare Numbers

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), discussing the Department of Health and Human Services’ recent release of Affordable Care Act enrollment number...

Dem Rep: Shutdown Is 'Breaking My Heart'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) gave an impassioned speech Tuesday on how the government shutdown putting her "in an impossible position." "Don...

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 ...

New PBS Program Makers Puts Women's Movement in Context

Kate Kelly | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Kate Kelly

Makers: Women Who Make America is debuting on PBS on Tuesday night. Thus far, media coverage has focused on Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. The media has used this as an opportunity to draw attention to Sandberg's forthcoming book. What is missing here is context.

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.

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 ...

GOP Rep. Eyes 'Strategic Changes' To Building Height Law

Posted 11.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- An announcement made Thursday by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, coul...