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Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, May 7-13, 2015.

THU 07Nerd Night In connection with the exhibitions “Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models” and “Man Ray — Human Equations: A Journey From Mathematics to Shakespeare” (both closing Sunday), the Phillips After 5 event offers a screening of “Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land,” tours, speed chess and math challenges. Show More Summary

Here's Where The GOP's 2016 Presidential Contenders Stand On Marijuana Legalization

11 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

While the federal government maintains a blanket ban on marijuana, recreational marijuana is already legal in four states and the District of Columbia. In addition, 23 states, as well as D.C., have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. And...Show More Summary

Most states lacked expertise to improve worst schools

The Obama administration handed out more than $3 billion to the states and the District of Columbia to help them turn around their worst-performing schools as part of the federal stimulus spending that took place after the 2008 recession. Read full article >>

Home prices above housing-boom peaks in 7 states

Home prices in March sat at or within 10 percent of peak levels in 27 states and the District of Columbia, as property values continued to grow across the country, according to data aggregator CoreLogic...

Another Brazen Challenge to the Federal Govt's Insane Marijuana Laws, From a Most Unlikely Place

Puerto Rico becomes the second US territory to legalize medical marijuana, along with 23 states and the District of Columbia. Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla Sunday signed an executive order legalizing medical marijuana. The move comes after years of discussion in the US island territory. Show More Summary

Guns, god, and ganja: Congress takes on the District of Columbia

Congress has been setting its sights on Washington, D.C. in recent months. Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) warned D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in February that she would violate federal law by allowing marijuana to become legal. A month later, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill a month later eliminating the District of Columbia’s gun control […]

Keeping marijuana out of the hands of kids

As the realities of legalized marijuana take hold in four states and the District of Columbia, legislators and regulators could learn a lot from the successes -- and failures -- of the tobacco and alcohol industries in keeping theirShow More Summary

For Hillary Clinton, abortion access trumps religious liberty

A House resolution protecting religious liberty in the District of Columbia 'overrule[s] the democratic process' and hurts women, says the Clinton campaign.

House GOP to Overturn D.C. Abortion Law

As Fox News said: “Republicans pushed legislation through the House Thursday that would revoke a District of Columbia law barring discrimination in the city against workers who have abortions, the latest clash pitting claims of religious...Show More Summary

MyNotes: Peer coaching supports teachers

The following notes are taken from Bill McCarthy's article in the May, 2015 issue of District Administration. You can read it online. Bill McCarthy is the assistant head of Lower School at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City. Show More Summary

Time Runs Out on Effort to Reverse DC Reproductive Health Rights

Last night, the House of Representatives once again misused its authority to review local laws enacted by the District of Columbia (D.C.) Council.

These 13 Republicans Cast Pro-Abortion Votes Last Night

From the diaries... Last night, the U.S. House passed a Resolution (H. J. Res 43) to disapprove of a law passed by the District of Columbia that seeks to do two things: •    Force pro-life and religious organizations to pay for abortion...Show More Summary

‘Hobby Lobby on steroids’: House votes to overturn DC law so employers can fire women for using birth control

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives voted in favor of “H.J.Res. 43: Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014.” If enacted, the legislation would make using employer-based...

Obama Announces Nominees for Long-Vacant D.C. Judgeships

The White House this week announced nominees for five vacant judgeships in the District of Columbia's local courts, including a magistrate judge who has been waiting nearly two years for confirmation after repeated re-nominations.       

House Passes Bill to Stop Forcing Pro-Life Groups to Hire Abortion Activists

Late Thursday night, the House of House of Representatives passed a bill to stop a measure the District of Columbia approved that would force pro-life groups to hire abortion activists. The local government of the nation’s capital approved...Show More Summary

Why I Strongly Oppose the GOP effort to Undermine the D.C. Reproductive Health Law

Tonight I voted against H.J. Res. 43, a resolution disapproving the action of the District of Columbia's Reproductive Health Non-discrimination Act of 2014. Here's why: The D.C. Council passed the Reproductive Health Non-discrimination Act in December 2014. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz and the House Freedom Caucus look to block D.C. abortion law

Opponent of democracy Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Congressional oversight of the District of Columbia gives members of Congress a chance to show their commitment to democracy—or lack thereof. Far-right House Republicans in particular have been...Show More Summary

GOP House measure would block local DC abortion rights law

GOP House measure would block local DC abortion rights law WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving to block a local District of Columbia law that's aimed at preventing discrimination against workers who have abortions. GOP lawmakers say the city's law would force employers to violate their own religious beliefs and provide contraceptive coverage to their workers.

President Obama makes rare appearance with D.C. mayor

President Obama traveled five miles from the White House on Thursday and did something he has never previously done in more than six years in the White House: make an announcement with the mayor of the District of Columbia.Read full article >>

Kirsten Powers Reminds Fox Panel: Even Protesters Get Legal Representation

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

Fox's Outnumbered considered Thursday afternoon the dean of District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, who delayed exams for students who wanted to provide legal assistance to Baltimore protesters -- not an ungenerous idea given that many are still languishing in jail without charges.

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