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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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Judge Fines Voting Rights Group

A judge fined a group of six voting rights protestors who demonstrated with Mayor Gray in April $200 each.

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Issa Proposes D.C. Budget Autonomy, With A Catch

One member of Congress is looking to provide the District with more budget autonomy, with one exception: abortion.

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D.C. To Push For Statehood

D.C. now has stepped up its push for voting rights in Congress, and now has its eye on becoming the 51st state.

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