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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.

Cummings to Lead Democrats on Benghazi Committee

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reluctantly appointed Wednesday five of her party members — including Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings — to a select committee to investigate what happened in the 2012 terrorist attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

D.C. Political Roundup: Lockridge, in a Surprise Move, Supports Pannell

Wanda Lockridge, the widow of the late William Lockridge and a former chairman of the D.C. Democratic State Committee, wants Philip Pannell, who at times she has had a contentious relationship with, to be the next Ward 8 District of ...

Gray, Norton: Court Ruling on D.C. Budget Autonomy 'Bittersweet'

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton technically defeated the D.C. Council and advocates of a 2013 budget referendum in federal court Monday — but they're far from happy about it.

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Mum About Next Political Move

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is playing it close to the vest regarding his next move when he exits the governor's mansion in January, even as others speculate that he may be gearing up for a possible White House bid in ...

Conyers Fails to Qualify for Ballot

U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan), the senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the second longest-serving member of the U.S. Congress, failed to gather enough signatures to get on the Aug. 5 ballot for re-election.