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DC to Host Constitutional Convention to Become 51st State

Franklin Garcia | Posted 06.16.2016 | DC
Franklin Garcia

On May 6th, 2016, the New Columbia Statehood Commission presented to the public a draft Constitution of what will be the state of New of Columbia, or the 51st state in the Union.

D.C. Statehood Movement Gets Cory Booker's Support

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Cory Booker won some friends in Washington on Friday. After some prodding, the New Jersey Democrat tweeted his support for making D.C. the 51st st...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

How Does Puerto Rico's Status Vote Help D.C.'s Statehood Push?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Is there a connection between Puerto Rico's upcoming statehood referendum and the District of Columbia's statehood movement? D.C. Sh...

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...

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

Verdicts Handed Down In D.C. Activists' Trial | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin handed down verdicts on Wednesday in the trial of eight D.C. activists arrested last April whi...

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...

Mayor Proclaims ‘Hayden Panettiere Day' In District (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray held a proclamation ceremony Friday afternoon declaring "Hayden Panettiere Day" in the nation's ...

Obama's Inauguration: What You Didn't See On TV!

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

We can't remember Washington ever being so cool. What follows are our most unforgettable moments from the inauguration festivities.