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Marion Barry Lambastes Planned HBO Biopic

D.C. Council member Marion Barry loudly voiced his displeasure about a possible HBO project chronicling his life.

D.C. Political Roundup: Gray, GOP Differ on Council At-Large Seats

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D), in an unprecedented move, has expressed concerns about a law in the District's Home Rule Charter that sets aside two at-large seats on the D.C. Council for non-Democrats.

D.C. Political Roundup: Ward 4 Politicos Eye Possible Council Vacancy

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 ...

D.C. Council Sues Mayor Gray over Budget Autonomy

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.

Obama Champions 8M Enrollees in ACA

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 ...

D.C. Political Roundup: Alexander Bid Generates Talk in Ward 7

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.

Emancipation Day, Statehood Share Spotlight

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 Gray Questions Law for At-Large Council Seats

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, Tim Scott Team for Bipartisan Bill to Aid Job Creation

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.

McDuffie, Cheh Introduce Pay Equity Bill

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.

Norton Praises Senators for Pro-District Bills

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.

Yvette Alexander Mulls Run for At-Large Council Seat

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.

D.C. Political Roundup: Democrats Hold Unity Breakfast

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 ...

Bowser Pushes to Outlaw Revenge Porn

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.

Bill Clinton Endorses Anthony Brown for Md. Governor

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown picked up the support of former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday in his bid for governor.