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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 5:21 PM

Dozens of House Democrats to Boycott Trump's Inauguration

Dozens of House Democrats to Boycott Trump's Inauguration

The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to about 50 on Tuesday in a protest of the New York businessman's policies and his repeated criticism of... Read »

Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 at 8:06 AM

Protesters Denounce Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, Plans

"We are not going to allow Donald Trump to bury the Statue of Liberty." Read »

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 8:06 PM

Jaffe: DC Council's Flush With Cash. How Will They Spend It?

Jaffe: DC Council's Flush With Cash. How Will They Spend It?

The District of Columbia is flush with cash. So what does that mean? Read »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 4:20 PM

DC May Force Presidential Candidates to Release Tax Returns

DC May Force Presidential Candidates to Release Tax Returns

A District of Columbia lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would require presidential candidates to make their tax returns public in order to appear on the city's ballot. Read »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Voter Registration Worker Convicted of Submitting Fake Names

Voter Registration Worker Convicted of Submitting Fake Names

An Alexandria man has been convicted of submitting bogus voter-registration forms while working for a progressive advocacy group. Read »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 7:35 AM

More Than 1,200 Bus Permits Issued for Day of Women's March

More than 183,000 people are planning to attend the women's march, according to the event's Facebook page. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 9:56 PM

McAuliffe Touts Record, Warns Against Conservative Bills

McAuliffe Touts Record, Warns Against Conservative Bills

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe touted his record at growing and diversifying the state's economy Wednesday while warning lawmakers that the state's progress could be undermined by socially conservative... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 8:15 PM

Va. Lawmakers Hope to Tackle Budget Problems, Social Issues

The Virginia General Assembly is expected to tackle budget problems, state employee pay issues and a host of thorny social issues in the first days of this session. Read »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 3:31 AM

7 Things to Know From Trump's Post-Election News Conference

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday held his first news conference since his election, during which he announced he would not be divesting himself of his businesses interests, evaded a question on whether... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 5:11 PM

Violent Crime in DC Dropped in 2016 After 2015 Spike

Violent Crime in DC Dropped in 2016 After 2015 Spike

District of Columbia officials say violent crime was down across the board in 2016 after spiking in 2015. Read »

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