4 hrs ago
The Washington Post
Lawmakers spar again over bill to ban postA -20-week abortions in District
Republicans and Democrats sparred on Capitol Hill on Thursday over a bill to ban late-term abortions in the District, even as the measure's author is moving to expand the fight beyond the city's borders.
9 hrs ago
Diminished police presence for holiday weekend
Even as thousands flock to the D.C. area to observe Memorial Day, police presence in the region is being scaled back: Sequester cuts are forcing furloughs in the U.S. Park Police and other agencies.
13 hrs ago
QSR worker protests spread to DC, shareholders' meetings
Earlier this week, hundreds of workers walked off the job in protest of low wages and working conditions in the Capital City.
19 hrs ago
Welcome to DC Black Pride Weekend: For 2013, the mood is all about...
Marking its 23rd year, it's time for the annual DC Black Pride weekend. Running Friday, May 24, through Sunday, May 25, the weekend is full of events that are cultural, social and educational.
Tue May 21, 2013
D.C. gets OK for June unveiling of U.S. Capitol statue
The House has approved a measure that will allow Emancipation Hall to host the June unveiling of the first District-selected statue inside the U.S. Capitol.
Is abortion about to doom Republicans again?
Recently, I asked Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, one of the most fiercely pro-choice members of Congress, why she thought the House of Representatives had been so muted this year in its introduction of anti-abortion and anti-Planned Parenthood bills.
Sat May 18, 2013
Lawmaker to expand D.C. abortion ban bill to country
An Arizona congressman said Friday he will amend a bill that would ban abortions in the nation's capital 20 weeks after fertilization so that it applies nationwide, a bid to fight late-term abortions in the wake of the Kermit Gosnell trial in Philadelphia.
Tue May 14, 2013
Hurdles in reforming U.S. food aid
Among the more laudable ideas in President Obama's budget for fiscal 2014 is a plan to modernize and reform the $1.5 billion U.S. food aid program.
Sat May 11, 2013
Rosa DeLauro, behind the flamboyance
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., center, walks down the House steps as Congress wraps up a series of votes in the Capitol on Friday, May 13, 2011.
Fri May 10, 2013
The American Prospect
How Our Tax Dollars Are Fueling Inequality
My name is Roxanne Mimms and I work for a food service contractor at the National Zoo.
Thu May 09, 2013
Bush v. Choice
'King' Rep. Trent Franks Tries to Ban Abortion in D.C...Again.
Arizona Rep. Trent Franks is capitalizing on the trial of Kermit Gosnell by attempting to push a bill through Congress that would ban abortion after 20 weeks for women in Washington, D.C. . Rep.
World War I Memorial annual ceremony to honor D.C.'s fallen stopped by sequester
A May tradition that dates back more than 80 years, to honor those who gave their lives in service, appears to be coming to an end.
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National Review Online
Dem Delegate: - Enough Benghazi,' - What's the Big Deal Here?'
Following yesterday's House Oversight Committee Hearing with Benghazi whistleblowers, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton echoed on MSNBC Hillary Clinton's infamous "What difference, at this point, does it make?" line, asking, "What's the big deal here?" She dismissed the idea that there were any new revelations, saying, "I dare anybody who covered that ... (more)
Wed May 08, 2013
The Washington Post
At Benghazi hearing, Norton questions Thompson
At the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's hearing on the Benghazi attacks, Mark Thompson, acting deputy assistant secretary for counterterrorism, responded to questions from Rep.
Tue May 07, 2013
Eliot-Hine Middle School radio show interviews D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray
Eliot-Hine Middle School launched a "live" radio talk show this past fall. Mayor Gray was their featured guest Tuesday, and they take their job very seriously.
Tourists flock to D.C. despite sequester closures
Visitors to D.C. in the past few months have arrived to find fewer open attractions than they were expecting due to both politics and sheer force of nature.
Tourists spent $6.2 billion in D.C. in 2012
Tourists visiting the District spent $6.2 billion last year, up from 2011 and the seventh year in a row the city has surpassed $5.5 billion, officials said.
Sun May 05, 2013
Power Players: Why We Need More Scientists as Public Policy Makers
The answers to some of the biggest challenges facing us this century lie waiting to be discovered in the laboratories and institutions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
WashPost Awards Cover Story to 'Peace' Crank Who May Be Crazy
Leftists are uncomfortable with calling our fallen American soldiers "heroes" because they seem like pawns of a military-industrial complex.