U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that laws prohibiting returning citizens from voting even after they serve their sentences are wrong.
Charles Allen, a candidate for the Ward 6 D.C. Council seat, has received a number of endorsements recently, one of the biggest coming from the SEIU.
The D.C. Tax Revision Commission briefed members of the City Council on its recommendations to possible changes in the city's tax structure on Wednesday at the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest.
D.C. Council member Anita Bonds has secured a key endorsement in her bid for re-election.
D.C. Council member Tommy Wells introduced legislation Monday that would bar employers from inquiring about job applicants' criminal records — a practice he says hinders employment opportunities for returning citizens.
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, a candidate for mayor, and D.C. Council member Anita Bonds, who is running for re-election, won the DC Women In Politics preference poll on Sunday.
The District of Columbia has a majority female electorate but has elected few women to major public offices — a reality the leaders of a nonpartisan political organization say is unacceptable.
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser's mayoral campaign continued to gain steam with another prominent straw poll win against incumbent Vincent Gray and eight other challengers.
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) hosted a fundraiser at the Woman's National Democratic Club in Northwest on Jan. 26.
John Thompson, former IBM vice president and alumni of Florida A&M University, has been named the new chairman of Microsoft's board of directors, the company announced Tuesday.
One of the District's leading historians was lauded Tuesday by city officials, community activists and residents for her work in writing about the lives of African-Americans and the Anacostia neighborhood in Southeast and her gift to a Ward 8 high school.
The District of Columbia Tax Revision Commission, charged by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council examine the city's tax structure and recommend changes, will testify before the council on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest.
The Department of Small and Local Businesses Development recently launched its new Certified Business Enterprise online application system designed to simplify and quicken the application process for certification.
Robert King, the influential advisory neighborhood commissioner of single-member district 5C03 and the longest-serving elected official in the District, urged Ward 8 residents to vote to re-elect D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray at the Ward 8 Democrats mayoral forum on Jan. 18.
Virginia Hayes Williams, the "First Mother" of D.C. who endeared herself to city residents with her dedication to her son, former District Mayor Anthony A. Williams, and her gift of singing, died recently in Los Angeles.
Kathy Henderson, the advisory neighborhood commissioner for single-member district 5D05 and the chairman for 5D, has decided to challenge D.C. Council Chairman Pro Tem Kenyan McDuffie in the Democratic Party primary on April 1.
Hundreds of marchers participated in the annual peace walk to honor the work and the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on his federal holiday.
The results of a mayoral straw poll held by one of the District's most influential Democratic clubs shocked many political observers and activists when incumbent Vincent Gray failed to get the most votes.
The District's shadow representative has decided that he can serve the city best in a paying gig, so he recently declared his candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination for one of the two at-large positions on the D.C. Council that's up for grabs this year.
The D.C. Council committee that deals with public safety issues approved a bill Wednesday that would make possessing and using marijuana a civil — rather than a criminal — offense.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is set to officially begin his campaign in a ward he won overwhelmingly in 2010.
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) may seem to be a bit stiff to some District residents but he showed that he can "cut a rug" with the best of them.
D.C. Council member Anita Bonds (D-At Large), a candidate for re-election in the April 1 Democratic Party primary, has presented a bill that would provide tax relief to senior citizens.
Six contenders for the Tuesday, Apr. 1 Democratic Party's mayoral nomination stated their cases during a forum that can best be described as dull and lacking in substance.
Although D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander isn't on the ballot in 2014, it's no surprise who she'd like to see win the Democratic Party mayoral nomination on April 1.
Wal-Mart finally arrived in the District on Wednesday, as hundreds of residents flocked to the grand opening of stores in two of the city's most heavily populated commercial corridors.
Members of the District of Columbia Republican Party realize they’re outnumbered in most D.C. elections but that hasn’t stopped them from weighing in on the upcoming April 1, 2014 mayoral contest and the GOP primary presidential race in 2016.
The proposal by the District's election board to redraw voting boundaries has garnered strong opposition from advisory neighborhood commissioners, the elected officials who will be adversely affected by such a change.
Vincent Orange has apparently not given up on his ambition to be the city's top political leader and is now a candidate in the April 1, 2014, Democratic Party primary.
Stand Up! for Democracy in D.C. Coalition, a Northwest-based advocacy group that promotes District statehood, has recently released an online survey that asks the public about issues regarding the political rights of District citizens.
The mayor of the District has selected a development company that plans to transform the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center site into a mixed-use development that will include exclusive retail, housing for seniors and veterans and a unique state-of-the-art science park.
Hundreds of District residents recently started a three-week program designed to improve health outcomes at a well-known Southeast church.
D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie made it clear recently that he wants to continue to represent his constituents at the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest.
Andy Shallal, the owner of Busboys and Poets and the Eatonville restaurant chain, has decided to run for the 2014 Democratic Party nomination for mayor.
The first new facility in the rebuilding of the St. Eiizabeths East campus opened up to great fanfare recently with dozens of city officials and Ward 8 residents attending.
Natalie Williams, the advisory neighborhood commissioner for 8A07, presided over her first meeting as president of the Ward 8 Democrats on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development office in Southeast.
One of the leading Democrats in the U.S. Congress made it clear recently that he wants the District of Columbia to be the 51st state of the union and he's determined to make it happen.
The race for the Ward 6 D.C. Council seat has started and two contenders with strong ties to seasoned political figures are squaring off.
District leaders are pleased with the way the city has operated since parts of the federal government shutdown on Oct. 1.
District law enforcement officers who work in a police district located in Ward 8 received honors from members of a community organization recently for their outstanding efforts.
A 2016 presidential prospect will headline the District's Republicans annual banquet.
Former Ward 1 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Brianne Nadeau is running for the Democratic Party nomination for the Ward 1 D.C. Council seat.
A rising star in District political circles was recently elected to one of the city's most high-profile Democratic Party ward presidencies.
The District's delegate to the U.S. Congress said recently that she supports D.C. statehood activists taking aggressive, yet peaceful actions to obtain full citizenship.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray vetoed a living wage bill Thursday that would have required Big Box retailers in the District to pay their employees $12.50 an hour.
D.C. Council member Vincent Orange (D-At Large) is working feverishly to get Mayor Vincent Gray to sign the "Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013" into law, requiring companies such as Wal-Mart to pay its District employees a living wage.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, along with City Council members Jack Evans and Jim Graham, joined more than 100 other community leaders and residents Monday in celebrating a legacy that continues to positively impact the lives of African-American children and families in the Nation’s Capital.
Andy Shallal, one of the District's leading entrepreneurs, said he's strongly considering getting into the political arena by entering the 2014 mayor's race.
Two leading civil rights organizations teamed up to host town hall meetings on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington to discuss two hot-button issues: poverty and voting rights.
Reta Jo Lewis, a District attorney who has worked for Bill and Hillary Clinton, has filed papers with the D.C. Board of Elections to be the city's next leader.