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Eleanor Holmes Norton

Councilmember May Face Surprise Upset

Posted 11.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's been a tumultuous year for local elected officials and voters in the District of Columbia. On top of the scandals that led to t...

UPDATE: Eleanor Holmes Norton Deletes Eye-Opening Tweets

Posted 10.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives, Eleanor Holmes Norton, had a curious, off-color and fran...

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...

Andrea Stone

WWI Memorial Advocates Surrender To Local Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a controversial plan to nationalize a monument to District of Columbia troops who died in World War I have surrendered to ...

Frederick Douglass Statue In U.S. Capitol?

Posted 09.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Will Frederick Douglass finally make it into the U.S. Capitol? The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton...

Union Station's Grand Plan 'On Thin Ice'

| Posted 08.03.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff How likely is it that Congress will contribute in a substantial way to Amtrak's $7.5 billion overhaul plan for Unio...

Jennifer Bendery

House Rejects D.C. Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Tuesday failed to pass a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Washington, D.C. But they suc...

Local Group Complains About MetroPerforms! Auditions To Eleanor Holmes Norton

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is holding auditions for MetroPerforms! Tuesday evening at Metro headquarters. A ...

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...

D.C. Scandals Are 'A Stain On The Government'

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 08.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The former chairman of the District of Columbia Council pleaded guilty Friday to lying about his income on bank loan applications, ...

Laura Bassett

House Republican Throws GOP Under The Bus On Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This year's Republican National Convention might be a little awkward for Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), a freshman known in Congress as "M...

Friday Talking Points -- Good Enough for My Money

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It was a somewhat eclectic week in politics. The House -- in one of their rare moments when they actually meet and attempt to get something done -- passed a bunch of bills which have exactly zero chance of becoming law. Well, at least they had fun, right?

Laura Bassett

20-Week Abortion Ban Proposed For D.C. Sparks Fierce Debate In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

A nationwide ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy would be difficult to push through both chambers of Congress, but Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz....

Laura Bassett

Arizona Congressman Goes After D.C. Abortion Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is pushing a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the District of Columbia, but he has denied Del....

Kenyan McDuffie: Democrat for Council in Ward 5

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.07.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

There are many people running to replace Harry Thomas, Jr. as the Councilmember for Ward 5. But only one will make a real difference as soon as he is elected to the Council. That person is Democrat Kenyan McDuffie.

Officials Discuss Lifting Capital's Tall-Building Limits

Posted 04.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Should the nation's capital do away with its building rules that have limited the height of structures and protected the sight lines of ...

Norton Wants Expanded Commercial Filming Near Capitol

| Posted 04.03.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff The time is right to expand commercial filming and photography regulations around Capitol Hill, Del. Eleanor Holmes...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Female Representative Surprised GOP Women Didn't Speak Out On Limbaugh

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) said she was surprised her female colleagues across the aisle didn't join in the con...

Making a Statement at the Democratic Convention

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.16.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

The delegates from the District should support two specific planks in the platform. The first is a call for marriage equality and the second would support budget autonomy for the District of Columbia.

Andrea Stone

Daughter Of Last WWI Veteran In Battle Over D.C. War Memorial

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Michigan filmmaker and the daughter of Frank Buckles, who was the last surviving American veteran of World War I, fired the latest sal...

Issa Hopes For Happy Ending On D.C. Budget Autonomy

| Posted 04.03.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Three months into the second session of the 112th Congress, dynamics are shifting on legislative efforts to give th...

House OKs D.C. Special Elections Bill

| Posted 03.01.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff The House backed legislation Wednesday evening that would shorten the window between a vacancy in a local office an...

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...

Va. Gov. Supports D.C. Budget Autonomy

| Posted 02.23.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Giving momentum to the growing movement for D.C. budget autonomy, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has signaled his ...