Mere moments after D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) received word that she’d won the Democratic nomination for District mayor on April 1, political activists and observers in her ward started to speculate as to who would occupy her ...
The District of Columbia Council — spearheaded by Chairman Phil Mendelson — took the unprecedented step Thursday of taking Mayor Vincent Gray and his administration to court over the lack of interest in enforcing the city's budget autonomy law.
President Obama made an appearance Thursday during the daily White House press briefing to trumpet the 8 million people who have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act — a number that far exceeded expectations and which ...
The possibility that D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) will run for one of the two council at-large seats in the Nov. 4 general election has elicited strong reactions from Ward 7 leaders.
All this week, as D.C. residents celebrate the 151st anniversary of Emancipation Day, statehood advocates have been using the holiday to advance their quest for autonomy. But there are divisions and differences of opinion and approach which make the task ...
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray expressed his concerns Wednesday about a law in the city's home rule charter that sets aside two at-large seats on the D.C. Council for non-Democrats.
Cory Booker and Tim Scott, the Senate's lone African-Americans, recently introduced a bill that would provide a tax credit for employers to help increase the number of registered apprenticeships.
D.C. Council members Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) and Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) recently introduced a bill to increase pay equity and transparency by prohibiting retaliation against employees for discussing their wages and eliminating non-disclosure agreements, or "pay secrecy" policies.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton commended Democratic Sens. Mark Begich and Thomas Carper on Thursday for introducing two bills that will strengthen the District's quest for self-government.
D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) set off a political firestorm earlier this week when she tweeted to a fellow council member that she might run for an at-large seat on the council in the Nov. 4 general election.
District of Columbia Democrats hosted a Unity Breakfast on April 4 to heal the party after a bruising April 1 primary that had the mayor and a veteran council member who represented Ward 1 for more than a decade lose ...
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser introduced legislation Tuesday that would make the intentional and malicious distribution of sexually explicit images or video without consent, commonly known as "revenge porn," a criminal offense.
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown picked up the support of former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday in his bid for governor.
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, who chairs the council's Committee on Transportation and the Environment, introduced legislation Tuesday that would radically change the city's parking ticket writing process and appeals system.
The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that went away in December.