(CNN) – In a sign of solidarity, President Barack Obama will begin using the standard license plate for the District of Columbia, which famously states "Taxation Without Representation," on presidential vehicles, a White House official confirmed Tuesday.
The move comes after the city council for Washington, D.C. petitioned the president last week through a resolution, demanding that Obama use the license plates as millions watch his presidential motorcade drive down Pennsylvania Avenue for his inauguration on Monday.
(CNN) – "Practice makes perfect," or so the saying goes, and it was practice time in Washington on Sunday, one week ahead of Inauguration Day.
Hundreds of band members, military personnel, media and law enforcement took part in an exercise to rehearse both the swearing-in ceremony and the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, scheduled to take place a week from Monday, helping to make sure they get the real thing right.
Washington (CNN) – A flash fire in the ductwork of the State Department injured four people Saturday, including three who were sent to a hospital, fire officials said.
One person was in a "life-threatening condition" and the other two people were in serious but non-life threatening condition at Washington Hospital Center, authorities said.FULL STORY
(CNN) – After millions flocked to superstores for mega-deals on Black Friday, President Barack Obama took part in the third annual Small Business Saturday by stopping at a bookstore near Washington.
The president and his two daughters - Sasha and Malia - departed the White House Saturday afternoon to One More Page Books, a shop in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia.
Washington (CNN) – "El-mo. We won't go!"
The twist on a popular protest chant echoed Saturday as people marched - many in costume or with puppets - in support of public broadcasting.FULL STORY
Washington, D.C. (CNN) - With less than a week before Election Day, souvenir stores in the nation's capital are stocked with Obama and Romney paraphernalia – shirts, bumper stickers, buttons, shot glasses, bobble heads and magnets.
But compared to 2008 when Obama mania struck the District of Columbia, the lines of customers are generally short, vendors say.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who both advocate change in Washington, said they see one person doing just that: Robert Griffin III, best known as "RG3."
In a tribute that aired Sunday on Fox Sports, both presidential candidates, speaking in taped appearances, praised the new Washington Redskins star quarterback for having the unique ability of bringing the city together.
(CNN) – Hours ahead of the presidential debate on Monday, millions of voters across the country will have the chance to cast their ballots when early voting opens in Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, Alaska and the District of Columbia.
Nevada began early voting on Saturday, a day after Washington state, bringing the early voting total to 29 states and the District of Columbia.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama entertained a select group of supporters Friday with a dinner out in Washington.
The president met six supporters at Smith Commons Dining Room and Public House in the hip D.C. neighborhood known as "H Street."
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama has had better weeks, but at least he got to end it in style - and with his wife by his side.
Obama and his wife Michelle celebrated their 20th anniversary with a romantic dinner Saturday night. According to pool reports, the president and first lady ate at the Bourbon Steak restaurant in Georgetown’s tony Four Seasons hotel.