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Cardin: Obama should push harder for D.C. voting rights

President Barack Obama has been calling for democracy in Egypt, but a U.S. senator says that the president should be doing more for voting rights for D.C. residents.

Tags: Ben Cardin , Mark Plotkin , politics program , U.S Helsinki Commission

Sunday - 02/06/2011, 01:58pm EST

Gray and Obama discuss voting rights, education

D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent Gray discussed bringing jobs to the District and the city's quest for congressional voting rights during a lunchtime meeting with President Obama Wednesday at the White House.

Tags: Vincent Gray , Barack Obama , White House , St. Elizabeths Hospital , Anacostia , Department of Homeland Security , Adrian Fenty , Gary Emerling

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 06:04pm EST

Attorney General Holder: 'I voted for Gray'

D.C. Council Chair and Democratic nominee for mayor Vincent Gray met with one his many constituents Thursday. However, this supporter was far from your ordinary taxpayer.

Tags: Vincent Gray , Eric Holder , Barack Obama , Anthony Williams , Mark Segraves

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 09:37pm EDT

Get Congress' attention: Shut down bridges

"You take about 40 or 50 concrete Jersey barriers and you shut those bridges down for a day. You get those people's attention on Capitol Hill," says Doug Sloan, a candidate for D.C.'s non-voting delegate's seat.

Tags: politics program , Mark Plotkin , Doug Sloan , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 05/14/2010, 12:47pm EDT

Norton discusses future of D.C. voting rights bill

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says progress on the D.C. Voting Rights Act needs to be made before Congress begins its "lame duck" session.

Tags: D.C. , Eleanor Holmes Norton , D.C. voting rights bill , politics program , Mark Plotkin , Steny Hoyer , Tom Davis , D.C. Office of Cable Television , Comcast

Friday - 04/23/2010, 03:22pm EDT

D.C. voting rights bill to be revived

Congressional leaders plan on bringing a revived D.C. voting rights bill to the House floor next Thursday.

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Mark Segraves , Eleanor Holmes Norton

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 07:15pm EDT

Norton: D.C. voting rights bill poised to pass in '10

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she thinks 2010 is the year a bill giving the District a voting seat in the House of Representatives will become law.

Tags: D.C. , Adrian Fenty , Eleanor Holmes Norton , politics program , Mark Plotkin , D.C. voting rights bill

Friday - 03/26/2010, 08:28pm EDT