d.c. statehood

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John Oliver Praised for D.C. Statehood Piece

A D.C. lawmaker plans to introduce a ceremonial resolution honoring comedian John Oliver for a segment he did on D.C. statehood.


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Delegate Holmes Norton Reacts to John Oliver’s Call for D.C. Statehood

D.C. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton says she is happy for John Oliver’s help in supporting D.C. statehood.


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John Oliver Talks (And Sings About) D.C. Statehood on ‘Last Week Tonight’

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver applied his brand of comedic political criticism to the issue of D.C. statehood Sunday.


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D.C. Would Become 51st State Under Delaware Senator’s Proposal

Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has reintroduced a bill that would transform the District of Columbia into the nation’s 51st state.


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Mayor Gray Uses Latest Census to Lament D.C. Not Having Statehood

Using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says the District “continues to be an attractive place to live.”


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Lawsuit: Without Statehood, Moving Federal Agencies Out of D.C. Is ‘Forbidden’

A D.C. attorney and the former executive director of the city’s chapter of the ALCU says he will file a lawsuit to prevent federal agencies from leaving the District if a statehood bill is not passed.


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Holder Says D.C. Should Have Voting Rights

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says District of Columbia residents deserve representation in Congress.


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D.C. Statehood to Get Hearing on Capitol Hill

The long-dormant debate over statehood for the District of Columbia is about to be revived on Capitol Hill.


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President Obama on Statehood for DC: ‘I’m For It’

President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation’s capital.


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Report: TSA Official at Phoenix Airport Rejects DC License Because It’s ‘Not a State’

A man’s tweet about his girlfriend’s D.C. license being rejected by a TSA official at a Phoenix airport because D.C. is “not a state” went viral this week.