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Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. "D.C." is an abbreviation for the District of Columbia, the federal district coextensive with the city of Washington. The city is named after George Washington, military leader of the American Revolution and the first President of the United States. Columbia in this context is an early poetic name for the United States of America.
The city is commonly referred to as D.C., the District, or simply Washington. Historically, it was called the Federal City or Washington City. To avoid confusion with the state of Washington, located in the Pacific Northwest, the city is often called simply D.C.. To locals, the entire metropolitan area, including suburbs, is "D.C."
News from Washington, D.C. from TheHill.com
Feb 28, 2015 12:12 am
Kevin Sorbo said he doesn't want to see another Bush or Clinton in the White House.
Feb 17, 2015 4:36 pm
The former NBA great said he will likely switch the party he votes for in 2016.
Apr 7, 2014 10:00 am
Rep. Jared Huffman might not have a gold medal, but to him he has something more valuable.
Mar 31, 2014 10:00 am
Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) has vowed that nobody will "out-conservative" him.
Mar 24, 2014 10:00 am
In a different reality, Rep. Robert "Beto" O'Rourke might be touring as a rock star.
Mar 3, 2014 11:00 am
The Democrat's slow road map was junked when redistricting created a new open seat.
Feb 24, 2014 11:00 am
Rep. Doug Collins's (R-Ga.) career experience goes beyond the eclectic.
Feb 10, 2014 11:00 am
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) knew he wanted to be a politician from his earliest days.
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