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Eleanor Holmes Norton Barred From Testifying On D.C. Abortion Bill

Democrats were up in arms after D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton was barred from commenting on a bill Congress is considering that would ban the District from spending money on abortions from low-income women.

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The Politics Hour - Jan. 10, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

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What's Next For D.C. Budget Autonomy

We discuss the status of the budget autonomy referendum that voters passed last April and consider what's ahead in the new year.

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Rally For D.C. Statehood Announced For Saturday

As the District gears up for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Mayor Vincent Gray has unveiled plans for a rally for D.C. statehood.

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Mayor: Spread Message Of D.C. Voting Rights During March Commemoration

Thousands will take to D.C. later this month to commemorate the March on Washington 50 years ago, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says its a good time to call for D.C. voting rights.

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D.C. Budget Autonomy Comes Closer To Reality

In April D.C. residents voted to amend the city's charter to grant elected officials more control over locally raised funds, and now a congressional review period of the results is coming to a close.

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While Statehood Remains Elusive Goal, D.C. Leaders Plug Away At Symbols

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton hasn't had much luck getting D.C. statehood, but she's pulled off a few symbolic victories along the way.

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Norton Pledges To Fight House Attempt To Change D.C. Gun Laws

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is again fighting a House measure that would exempt active military personnel from the city's strict gun laws.

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Norton And Gray Urge Congress To Leave D.C. Budget Alone

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Mayor Vincent Gray want members of Congress to avoid attaching strings to how D.C. can spend its own money.

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U.S. Senator Introduces Bill That Would Restrict Abortions In D.C.

A Republican senator wants to prohibit abortions in D.C. after 20 weeks, provoking complaints from city officials that he's imposing his opinion upon D.C. residents.