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Norton's Racial-Profiling Amendment Passed by House

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton scored a major political victory Monday when she shepherded through the House an amendment to a transportation bill that prevents racial profiling of motorists by law enforcement officials.

Carol Schwartz Enters D.C. Mayoral Race

Carol Schwartz, the venerable former D.C. Council member who hasn't been on the political scene since 2009, announced Monday she will make a bid for mayor in November's general election — a surprising development in what already promises to be ...

Six Cities in Contention for DNC 2016

Six cities are in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the Democratic National Committee announced Saturday.

D.C. Court Overturns Council's Delay of AG Election

In a surprising move, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the city must hold an election for the office of attorney general as soon as possible.

Ministers Engage Maryland's Gubernatorial Candidates

The countdown continues until early voting begins in the state of Maryland on June 12. So it should come as no surprise that candidates have been pounding the pavement in hopes of securing precious votes.

D.C. Political Roundup: Alexander Decides Against At-Large Bid

D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) used her better judgment and has decided not to run as an independent at-large candidate in the upcoming general election, and her constituents agree that she made the right decision.

D.C. Council Members Support Bowser at Fundraiser

Hundreds of D.C. Democrats, including several members of the city council, attended a fundraiser Saturday at the Capitale in Northwest for D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, the party's nominee for mayor.

D.C. Council Passes Tax-Cutting Budget

The D.C. Council's tax-relief plan and budget for fiscal 2015 may leave many residents smiling — particularly at their lower income tax bills — but will undoubtedly chafe others who feel the wrath of sharp budget cuts.

Obama Announces VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation

President Obama said Friday he had accepted the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki with "considerable regret" amid the firestorm of controversy surrounding the delays for care at VA hospitals.

Gray Thanks Outgoing Economic Deputy Mayor for Service


D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray praised the work of Victor Hoskins, the outgoing deputy mayor for planning and economic development, for his tenure and his work to keep the city economically viable.

D.C. Political Roundup: 
Bowser Talks Election, Agenda to Ward 3 Democrats

D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (Ward 4), the Democratic nominee for mayor, knows the campaign leading up to the November general election will be nothing less than acrimonious.

Obama to Keep 9,800 Troops in Afghanistan Beyond 2014

President Obama announced Tuesday that he plans to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after this year to train Afghan forces and supporting operations against al Qaeda, a number which he said will be reduced to a "normal embassy presence" in ...

DC Vote Lauds Senators' Commitment to Redskins Name, Wants Same for Statehood

The executive director of an organization pushing for D.C. voting representatives in both houses of Congress lauded the 50 U.S. senators who want NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to remove the name Redskins from Washington's professional football franchise, but prodded those ...

NAACP Praises New Mass. Voting Law

NAACP leaders enthusiastically backed Massachusetts' new law that allows voters to cast their ballots up to 11 days before Election Day in 2016 and lets 16- and 17-year-olds pre-register to vote.

Mich. Rep. Conyers Back on Aug. 5 Ballot

Rep. John Conyers, a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus and longtime member of the U.S. House of Representatives, is now on the ballot for the Aug. 5 Democratic primary, U.S. District Judge Matthew Leitman ruled Friday.