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DC Picks Name for Statehood Bid

Changing 'New Columbia' might be 51st state's 1st task

(Newser) - America could have a new state called New Columbia by this time next year if voters in Washington, DC, choose statehood this fall and Congress allows it. The name—first chosen during a statehood bid in 1982—was approved this week by a statehood commission that included Mayor Muriel Bowser... More »

Mayor: We'll Vote on Making DC a State

She says residents' "rights are stolen" without statehood

(Newser) - Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans for a citywide vote in November to make DC the country's 51st state , the Washington Post reports. “We will not stop until we achieve full statehood,” USA Today quotes Bowser as saying Friday. The mayor argues that DC residents' "... More »

Obama Backs DC Home Rule

President calls that question 'an easy one'

(Newser) - President Obama on DC home rule? "I'm in DC, so I'm for it," he said today at a Washington public school, DCist reports. In his first statements openly supporting home rule, he argued that DC residents pay taxes and "should be represented like everyone else,... More »

The US' 51st State: New Columbia?

Sen. Joe Lieberman introduces bill, but little time left to pass

(Newser) - Is it time at last to create a 51st state? No, not Canada. Four senators introduced legislation yesterday to turn Washington, DC, into the state of "New Columbia," reports Buzzfeed . Federal buildings and the mall would remain under Congressional control, but the rest of the city would get... More »

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