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Over 1,000 Arrests In Anti-Corruption Democracy Spring Protests

Since April 11, hundreds of protesters have stood outside the U.S. Capitol, protesting political corruption and getting arrested in scores. Over the past week, over 1,000 protesters were arrested not far from the steps of the Capitol.

April 20, 2016
D.C., Birth Control, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Rights, Discrimination, GOP, Health, Local Government, Women's Rights, Congress

House Republicans Hesitate To Overturn D.C. Law On Reproductive Rights

GOP House members use an arcane measure to infringe on the rights women and local governments, by ‘disapproving’ a D.C. law protecting the use of birth control in the workplace.

April 30, 2015

Federal Judge Rules Against DC Ban On Carrying Guns

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A federal judge struck down the nation’s last complete prohibition on carrying guns outside the home, declaring the District of Columbia’s strict handgun ban unconstitutional. The ruling by a federal judge in New York, announced late Saturday, is the latest blow to the decades-long gun law in […]

July 28, 2014

Did Federal Shutdown Really Cause July Baby Boom In D.C.?

By John Moritz, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — For years, the weather has been blamed when there are alleged cabin fever-induced spikes in births. Now, some in the Washington area are pointing to Congress to explain packed maternity wards at several local hospitals. This July, nine months after Congress failed to pass appropriations legislation — […]

July 17, 2014