District of Columbia

Could Pot Become Legal in Nation’s Capital?

When D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton immediately jumped in to say she would defend the effort in Congress.…

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D.C. health plans to include gender-reassignment surgeries

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Thursday announced that the city will recognize gender identity disorder as a medical condition and mandate insurance companies cover associated treatments — including gender-reassignment surgery.
The coverage extends to…

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Lawmakers urge NFL to change Redskins name

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) are pressing the National Football League (NFL) to change the name…

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House GOP moves to permanently ban tax-funded abortion in nation’s capital

Republicans signaled Thursday that they will try to permanently ban taxpayer-funded abortions in the District of Columbia, igniting a furious backlash from city officials who said the move is an effort to change a 40-year…

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Congresswoman robbed near Capitol Hill

Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) was hit over the head and robbed Tuesday night near the Capitol.
An attacker knocked Meng to the ground with a hit to the head while she was walking back to…

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Congress Punts on Redskins Name

Capitol Hill efforts to force Washington’s National Football League franchise to change its name remain stalled, even as President Barack Obama welcomes tribal leaders to the White House this week to launch the administration’s Council…

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Why the D.C. ‘Living Wage’ Fight Matters to Congress

One of the summer’s hottest local stories has become the standoff between the D.C. Council and Wal-Mart over how much the big-box behemoth should have to pay its Washington workforce.
The dust-up could end up…

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D.C. Council panel OKs driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

A D.C. Council committee Tuesday adopted a provision into legislation introduced by the mayor that would allow illegal immigrants to get the same driver’s licenses as other D.C. residents.
The Committee on Transportation and the…

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Maryland man admits role in D.C. campaign finance scheme

A Maryland man admitted in federal court to giving more than $160,000 in straw political donations at the direction of his former boss — the prolific political donor at the center of a D.C. campaign…

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RGIII Fumes Over Calls for Redskins Name Change

In the latest effort to get the Washington Redskins to change its name, D.C. council member David Grosso, along with…

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Troubles run deep for key labor union in D.C.

The Laborers’ International Union has in its legislative affairs office a lobbyist who pleaded guilty in a fraud case despite a federal law banning convicts from overseeing unions’ finances.
The troubled union also was hit…

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Obama recess appointments unconstitutional

In a case freighted with major constitutional implications, a federal appeals court on Friday overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, ruling he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not…

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Gun Owners Expected to Rally for Jan. 19 ‘Gun Appreciation Day’

“On 01/19/13 go to your local gun store, gun range or gun show with your Constitution, American flags and your…

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