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D.C. Voting Rights Activists To Bombard Trent Franks' Office

D.C. Voting Rights advocates are hoping to convince one member of Congress to butt out of D.C.'s affairs by swarming his office with complaints next week. 

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Norton Denied From Speaking At D.C. Abortion Hearing

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is haranguing House Republicans for denying her request to speak at a hearing on regulating abortions in the District. 

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Senate Considering D.C. Budget Autonomy Bill

D.C. is getting another chance at budget autonomy as Sen. Joe Lieberman has introduced a bill that would allow D.C. to manage its own local financial affairs without Congressional intervention.

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DC Vote Renews Push For Budget Autonomy On Capitol Hill

Activists turned up at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to renew the battle for budget autonomy, as the looming specter of government shutdown prompts more residents to action.

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New Hampshire Rejects D.C.'s Statehood Pitch

The New Hampshire state legislature rejected a non-binding proposal Friday that would have supported D.C.'s bid for statehood. Legislators cited constitutional concerns.

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D.C. Autonomy The Object Of Occupy Activism In New Hampshire

New Hampshire is considering a resolution that lend the support of their state to the calls for D.C. statehood -- a message that is being spread up the coast by the Occupy hunger strikers.

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New Hampshire Legislator Makes Case For D.C. Statehood

D.C. officials are pulling for a bill in the New Hampshire state legislature that would support statehood for the District. 

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D.C. Rights Activists Protest Budget Deal

Several were arrested at the Capitol Friday protesting the rider in the federal budget deal that would prevent the District from using its own money to provide abortions for low-income women.

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D.C. Hunger Strikers Hit Capitol Hill

The three Occupy DC protesters hunger striking for D.C. autonomy occupied the office of House Speaker John Boehner, while the Congressional chairman of District affairs hits back at Occupy DC's McPherson campsite.

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D.C. Voting Rights Object Of Hunger Strike

Three Occupy DC protesters have promised to drink only water until Congress grants D.C. legislative and budget autonomy.

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