Once every decade, jurisdictions are required to redraw their political boundaries based on the latest census figures. Not surprisingly, the process can sometimes get messy, and the District is no exception.
Republicans hold tight to budget and health care plans, despite losing the special election in New York, says David Hawkings, editor of CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing. Hawkings also tells Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey that the Senate is symbolically staying in session next week.
The District's plan to redraw its ward boundaries is moving forward after a subcommittee meeting on the topic Thursday. As Council member Jack Evans noted at the beginning of the meeting, redistricting is the one issue that gets people the maddest.
Almost 300 religious leaders rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday as part of a lobbying effort to pass laws promoting equality for gays. The clergy came from all over the country, including the metro D.C. area.
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