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WATCH: There Were How Few Women At The Contraception Rule Hearings?

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 02.17.2012 | Women

How did hearings on whether religious organizations should be required to offer women contraception end up taking place with so few women in the room?...

On Birth Control, GOP Male Leaders Woefully Out of Touch, Except With Other GOP Men

Margie Omero | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Today a Congressional hearing ignited when House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (CA) refused to seat a female witness after hearing an all-male panel of birth control coverage opponents, calling the witness unqualified.

Congressional Panel OKs Norton's D.C. Voting Bill

| Posted 02.08.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff A House committee approved a bill Tuesday that would shorten the window between the opening of a vacancy on the D.C...

Nationalizing D.C.'s WWI Mem'l Could End In Stalemate

| Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff All Rep. Emanuel Cleaver wants is for his hometown's World War I memorial to have the status of a national monument...

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...

Mayor Gray Reiterates Occupy Consolidation Plan

THe Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A day after the District of Columbia's delegate to Congress expressed acute displeasure with the administration of Mayor Vincent Gray du...

Arin Greenwood

Occupy DC Reacts To Planned McPherson No- Camping Enforcement | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC protesters at Tuesday morning's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on their McPherson Square encampment a...

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...

You Want a Publicist? Pay For Him Yourself, Senator

Kelly Moore | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC
Kelly Moore

Is this really what our tax dollars should be used for? To allow members of Congress to engage in such shameless self-promotion?

Obamas Attend 'Let Freedom Ring' Tribute To MLK (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Monday evening, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended a musical program celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King...

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...

Arin Greenwood

One Occupy DC Hunger Striker Continues His Protest | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 8, four hunger strikers vowed to stop eating until the District of Columbia is granted full voting rights and full budget and le...

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...

Laura Bassett

Eleanor Holmes Norton: Abortion Rider Is 'Fatal' To D.C. Spending Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

Washington D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) faced a tough decision earlier this week: Would she support a proposed bill that grants D.C. some m...

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...

Laura Bassett

Darrell Issa Includes Anti-Abortion Caveat In D.C. Autonomy Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has drafted a proposal that would give Washington, D.C. greater autonomy over how it spends it...

Texas Rep. Wants To Nationalize Local D.C. War Mem'l

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia and federal leaders are gathering at the D.C. War Memorial on Thursday morning to reopen the long-neglected and new...

Sex With the City -- Cain Bombshell Rocks Washington

Mark Steinberg | Posted 01.08.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

There were startling new developments yesterday in the sexual harassment imbroglio threatening to derail the campaign of would-be Republican Presidential nominee Herman Cain.

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 ...

D.C. Concealed Weapons Amendment Fails In House Judiciary Committee

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- An amendment that would have allowed people with concealed-weapons permits from other states to bring their handguns into the District o...

Andrea Stone

Crisis Confusion Reigns In Capital 10 Years After 9/11 With 'No One In Charge' | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital made it through a rare earthquake and treacherous blizzard this year, laying bare a scary reality: Getting out of W...

Tyler Kingkade

No Child Left Behind: Frustrated Educators, Advocates Call For Overhaul | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Education leaders, teachers and their advocates gathered at the American Federation of Teachers national conference this week and expres...

The Bullying Style in American Politics

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Prolonged and systematic attacks on any group in an effort to take away their rights, voice, and respect in society are a hallmark of the bullying style in American politics.

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...

Jason Linkins

DNC Urges D.C. Residents To Ask For The Vote Of Their Non-Voting Congresswoman | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Far be it for me to criticize the campaign arm of the White House/DNC, Organizing For America, seeing as they have successfully gotten one more presid...