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D.C. Statehood Bill Introduced In Senate

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would make D.C. the 51st state, though it's highly unlikely to pass and is being seen as a largely symbolic gesture.

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Norton Introduces D.C. Voting Rights, Statehood Bills

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced three bills that would increase D.C. autonomy this week — although none of them are expected to go anywhere in the Republican-led House of Representatives.

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Gray Hopes Message Of Inaugural Address Will Apply To District Residents

President Barack Obama spoke of inclusiveness and fairness during his inaugural address, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he hopes those same principles come to embrace residents of the District.

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Presidential Limo To Use 'Taxation Without Representation' Plates

After calls from District officials and a petition from D.C. voting rights activists, President Barack Obama has agreed to put D.C.'s "Taxation Without Representation" plates on the presidential limo.

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Norton 'Optimistic' About D.C. Budget Autonomy In 2013

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says she's optimistic federal lawmakers will grant the District budget autonomy in the 113th Congress.
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DC Vote Calls For 'No Taxation' License Plate On Presidential Limo

D.C. voting rights activists are renewing their push to have President Obama add the "No taxation without representation" slogan that represents the District's lack of state's rights to the license plates of the presidential limousine.

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The Politics Hour

We connect with a Republican angling to be Virginia's next lieutenant governor and three Democrats competing for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council.

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D.C. Mayor Opposes Charter Amendment For Budget Autonomy

The D.C. Council is pushing a charter amendment that would grant the District budget autonomy from the Congressional process, but Mayor Vincent Gray fears it may be illegal.

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The Politics Hour

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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District May Temporarily Change Flag To Protest Lack Of Autonomy

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A bill before the D.C. Council would change the District's flag, if just for one day, to protest the government's lack of autonomy.

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