I’ve been remiss in not following this story. For the uninformed, because DC is a District, rather than a state, it does not have full representation in either the House or the Senate. In fact, until the early seventies DC didn’t even have a mayor and could not vote for President. Yet and still hundreds of thousands of Americans call DC home, paying taxes and fulfilling all of the duties of citizenship without receiving full privileges. Since the Democrats took over both Houses there has been much more movement, and Bush has indicated tentative support. Although a press release of a couple of days ago refer to a Republican stalling tactic (and the Washington Times writes this as a victory) the vote should come very soon. (Thanks to Think Progress.)