Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about D.C.s push to get statehood an issue ahead of the national conventions, and why NIH's battle with a resistant superbug is just now becoming public.
D.C.'s ongoing battle for statehood faced a setbacks this week as Republicans made their opposition to statehood part of the national platform. Now, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will turn his attention to Democrats.
Plans for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in the next month are slowly coming out, and already it appears as though both Virginia and Maryland will have familiar faces amongst the prominent speakers.
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