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Politics 2010: Fenty trails challenger by double digits in re-election bid

Politics 2010: Fenty trails challenger by double digits in re-election bid

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Adrian Fenty, the mayor of the U.S. capital city, trailed his Democratic challenger by 13 points as early voting began 15 days in advance of Tuesday's primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Officials question FEMA trailer numbers

MIAMI, May 21 (UPI) -- Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have questioned whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency has enough new housing trailers.

Black Caucus pushes for D.C. seat

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Congressional Black Caucus members say they're meeting with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a push to gain a House seat for the District of Columbia.

Parks gun rule prompts inauguration fears

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Confusion over gun control laws in national parks may mean some attending U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration will bring weapons, officials say.

D.C. looks toward representation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Washington leaders say the District of Columbia is in a better position to get U.S. congressional representation now that Democrats are more solidly in power.

Credit rating execs admit some blame

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Credit rating executives in Washington said their firms were partly to blame for the financial crisis that began with defaults in risky subprime mortgages.

Democrats expect delay in D.C. vote bill

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid said he doesn't expect a bill to give the District of Columbia a vote in the U.S. Congress to come up before the August break.

GOP move shelves D.C. voting bill

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- A District of Columbia bid for congressional voting rights has been blocked by a Republican attempt to include gun control in the debate.

Walter Reed closure questioned

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Federal lawmakers say they plan to introduce legislation that would prevent the scheduled closure of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

D.C. representative may get limited vote

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to give the District of Columbia's congresswoman the power to vote on changes to bills.

Democrats form waste 'truth squad'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A pair of U.S. representatives from California were selected to lead a Democratic Party "truth squad" to oversee the Bush administration's use of tax dollars.

Civil rights leader Rolark remembered

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Civil rights pioneer and Washington activist Wilhelmina Jackson Rolark was remembered at a funeral service at Howard University.

Union bashes investment firms on Social Security reform

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Several hundred labor union members gathered Thursday in front of the offices of Charles Schwab Corporation and Wachovia Corporation in Washington, D.C. and aro
SEBASTIAN CHRIST and PHILIPP HEINZ

Inauguration security unprecedented

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Capitol Hill Police are preparing to position over 1,600 officers for President Bush's second term swearing in ceremony.

Rights activist James Forman dead at 76

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- James Forman, a key organizer of the U.S. Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee in the early 1960s has died of colon cancer. He was 76.
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Eleanor Holmes Norton
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, speaks with members of the press with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, at a news conference with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, regarding voting rights on the floor of the House in 2005, on January 3, 2005 in Washington. Three D.C. Iraqi veterans were also present. Specialists Marcus Gray, Issac Lewis, and Emory Kosh, said since they fought for Iraqi's to have voting rights, they should as well...(UPI Photo/Michael KIeinfeld)..
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Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is a Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia. In her position she is able to serve on and vote with committees, as well as speak from the House floor. However, she is not permitted to vote on final passage of any legislation because she is not a full member of Congress.

Eleanor Holmes was born in Washington, D.C. to Coleman Holmes, a civil servant, and Vela Holmes née Lynch, a schoolteacher. She attended Antioch College (B.A. 1960), Yale University (M.A. 1963) and Yale Law School (L.L.B 1964).

While in college and graduate school, Norton was active in the civil rights movement and an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. By the time Norton graduated from Antioch, she had already been arrested for organizing and participating in sit-ins in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Ohio. While in law school, she traveled to Mississippi for the Mississippi Freedom Summer and worked with civil rights stalwarts like Medgar Evers. Norton's first encounter with a recently released, but physically beaten Fannie Lou Hamer forced Norton to bear witness to the intensity of violence and Jim Crow repression in the South. Her time with SNCC inspired her lifelong commitment to social activism and her budding sense of feminism. In the early 1970s, Eleanor Holmes Norton was a signer of the Black Woman’s Manifesto, a classic document of the Black feminist movement.

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