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  1. Bernie Sanders joins in call for D.C. statehoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Washington Examiner

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined a group of more than a dozen senators who are calling for Washington, D.C., to become the nation's 51st state. The proposal, introduced by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., would name the nation's capital New Columbia and give it full representation in Congress.


  2. Conservatives in media call for Confederate flag removalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Washington Examiner

    Christian Mergner, of Columbia, S.C., holds a sign during a rally to take down the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Several leading conservative voices in the media have joined the broad call in the press to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's capitol grounds, after last week's racially-motivated shooting left nine black churchgoers dead.


  3. Gov. Nikki Haley to South Carolina legislature: Remove Confederate flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Washington Examiner

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, center, calls for legislators to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds during a news conference in the South Carolina State House in Columbia, S.C., Monday, June 22, 2015. Those surrounding her as she spoke included state legislators of both parties.


  4. Pastor who was killed in Charleston Church 'an advocate for the people'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Washington Examiner

    In this Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2012, file photo, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, right, talks to a supporter during a break in a hearing protesting his re-election in Columbia, S.C. Democratic members of the South Carolina Senate memorialize pastor and state Sen. Clementa Pinckney's Senate desk in wake of Pinckney's death after a gunman shot and killed him and eight other church members . The shooting took place last night at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., the oldest AME church in the south.


  5. Marco Rubio seeks to holster D.C.'s gun restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Washington Examiner

    The likely 2016 Republican presidential hopeful introduced a bill Thursday to restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia. "This legislation will finally allow D.C.'s law-abiding residents and visitors access to firearms for sporting or lawful defense of themselves and their homes, businesses and families," Rubio said in a statement about the Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015, which he co-authored with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.


  6. The D.C. trolley folly: nothing to lose but your fixed rails --- and sunk costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Washington Examiner

    Megan McArdle is one of my favorite writers; I find myself checking her website every afternoon in hopes of finding a new blogpost. But, I regret to say, she is horribly and uncharacteristically wrong on one issue: District of Columbia trolleys.


  7. Obama defends Justice Department's Darren Wilson decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Washington Examiner

    President Obama conceded Friday that the public "may never know exactly what happened" in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., standing behind his Justice Department's decision not to bring civil rights charges against police officer Darren Wilson. With Eric Holder in attendance, Obama was asked by a college student at a town hall in Columbia, S.C., why his administration didn't charge Wilson, who claimed he shot and killed Brown in self-defense.


  8. Obama is seeing redRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Washington Examiner

    President Obama seems to have fallen for the red states. The president's travel itinerary so far in 2015 reads like that of a Republican, not the Democratic commander in chief.


  9. D.C.'s new ridesharing law will give business a liftRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    Sometime this month, Mayor Vincent Gray is expected to sign legislation to formally legalize and regulate ridesharing in the District of Columbia. Dubbed the Vehicle-for-Hire Innovation Act , the law is largely unremarkable, laying down some basic and uncontroversial rules for driver background checks, the display of trade dress, vehicle age, and inspection and insurance requirements.


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