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September 10, 1990 | Associated Press
Eleanor Holmes Norton, the leading candidate for Washington's non-voting congressional seat, has no plans to drop out of the race despite disclosures she and her husband filed no local income tax returns from 1982 to 1989, an aide said Sunday. The former Jimmy Carter Administration official said she did not realize until Saturday that her husband had not mailed the returns. Withdrawal is "absolutely out of the question," Norton spokeswoman Gwen McKinney said Sunday.
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August 27, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - As they look back half a century later, five organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom recall the thrill of the day - the sense that the cause of civil rights would advance. Of course they remember the stirring "I Have a Dream" speech delivered by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the giant crowd gathered before the Lincoln Memorial. But they also recall the fear that the march might not come off, that people wouldn't show up. Here are some of their recollections of that day, Aug. 28, 1963: Clarence B. Jones Clarence B. Jones remembers the "I Have a Dream" speech well - he was standing 50 feet behind King when he delivered it. Jones was a lawyer, speechwriter and confidant of King and had helped draft the speech he was to deliver at the march.
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December 9, 1992 | from The Washington Post
House Democrats decided Tuesday to give Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and representatives of four U.S. territories a vote on the House floor starting in January. The action, which came in a closed-door session, would give Norton and the other representatives the right to vote on virtually every substantive issue before the full House.
SPORTS
May 29, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Washington Redskins name-change controversy just won't go away. Two weeks after Dan Snyder, the owner of the Redskins, said he will never change the team's name as long as he owns the franchise, 10 members of Congress sent letters urging a name change. The letters went to Snyder, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins sponsor FedEx and the other 31 NFL franchises. "Native Americans throughout the country consider the 'R-word' a racial, derogatory slur akin to the 'N-word' among African Americans or the 'W-word' among Latinos," the letter said.
NATIONAL
November 13, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - District of Columbia officials are pressing the Pentagon to pay some respect to the D.C. flag and fly it whenever flags of the states are displayed.  The request grows out of a complaint from a D.C. couple upset that state flags were flown for each of the graduates at a Naval Station Great Lakes graduation ceremony, but not the home flag of their son. "Our residents have long recognized that if we allow the country to overlook or...
SPORTS
May 29, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Washington Redskins name-change controversy just won't go away. Two weeks after Dan Snyder, the owner of the Redskins, said he will never change the team's name as long as he owns the franchise, 10 members of Congress sent letters urging a name change. The letters went to Snyder, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins sponsor FedEx and the other 31 NFL franchises. "Native Americans throughout the country consider the 'R-word' a racial, derogatory slur akin to the 'N-word' among African Americans or the 'W-word' among Latinos," the letter said.
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January 15, 2013 | Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's limousine will display the District of Columbia license plate reading "Taxation without Representation" during inauguration activities and through the remainder of his term to call attention to the district's lack of voting power in Congress. The decision, announced by a White House aide, comes in response to a resolution unanimously passed by the D.C. Council calling on Obama to display the slogan during the inaugural ride down Pennsylvania Avenue to highlight what the resolution calls the "fundamentally unfair and undemocratic condition of district residents.
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August 27, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - As they look back half a century later, five organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom recall the thrill of the day - the sense that the cause of civil rights would advance. Of course they remember the stirring "I Have a Dream" speech delivered by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the giant crowd gathered before the Lincoln Memorial. But they also recall the fear that the march might not come off, that people wouldn't show up. Here are some of their recollections of that day, Aug. 28, 1963: Clarence B. Jones Clarence B. Jones remembers the "I Have a Dream" speech well - he was standing 50 feet behind King when he delivered it. Jones was a lawyer, speechwriter and confidant of King and had helped draft the speech he was to deliver at the march.
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October 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
District of Columbia leaders vowed Wednesday to press the next Congress to give the city's residents full representation in the House or freedom from federal income taxes. District residents pay federal taxes and are entitled to vote for president, but their congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, cannot vote on the House floor. Norton said she will take the issue to the 107th Congress when it convenes in January.
NEWS
April 17, 1999 | Associated Press
Vice President Al Gore's 2000 campaign has appointed a campaign pro with local Washington connections as its political director. Donna Brazile, chief of staff and press secretary for Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia, was national field director for Rep. Richard A. Gephardt's 1988 presidential campaign. She also works as a consultant to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She will be responsible for political outreach efforts.
NATIONAL
January 15, 2013 | Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's limousine will display the District of Columbia license plate reading "Taxation without Representation" during inauguration activities and through the remainder of his term to call attention to the district's lack of voting power in Congress. The decision, announced by a White House aide, comes in response to a resolution unanimously passed by the D.C. Council calling on Obama to display the slogan during the inaugural ride down Pennsylvania Avenue to highlight what the resolution calls the "fundamentally unfair and undemocratic condition of district residents.
NATIONAL
November 13, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - District of Columbia officials are pressing the Pentagon to pay some respect to the D.C. flag and fly it whenever flags of the states are displayed.  The request grows out of a complaint from a D.C. couple upset that state flags were flown for each of the graduates at a Naval Station Great Lakes graduation ceremony, but not the home flag of their son. "Our residents have long recognized that if we allow the country to overlook or...
NEWS
December 9, 1992 | from The Washington Post
House Democrats decided Tuesday to give Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and representatives of four U.S. territories a vote on the House floor starting in January. The action, which came in a closed-door session, would give Norton and the other representatives the right to vote on virtually every substantive issue before the full House.
NEWS
September 10, 1990 | Associated Press
Eleanor Holmes Norton, the leading candidate for Washington's non-voting congressional seat, has no plans to drop out of the race despite disclosures she and her husband filed no local income tax returns from 1982 to 1989, an aide said Sunday. The former Jimmy Carter Administration official said she did not realize until Saturday that her husband had not mailed the returns. Withdrawal is "absolutely out of the question," Norton spokeswoman Gwen McKinney said Sunday.
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November 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 300 District of Columbia residents--who pay federal taxes yet have no voice in Congress--traded in their car license plates for new ones that will take that message on the road--literally. "Taxation Without Representation," say the new plates, which replace the "Celebrate and Discover" slogan. District leaders used their debut to call for full voting rights on Capitol Hill. "This is no drive-by," said Eleanor Holmes Norton, the district's delegate to Congress. "We want our rights now."
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