1. Politics Wins Over Principle As Dems Axe DC Crime Code Reforms NPR 13:13

In principle, Democratic lawmakers support the local Washington, D.C., government’s power to make laws for the city’s residents — who don’t have voting representation in Congress.

But, facing the political risk of seeming weak on crime, a huge majority Senate Democrats voted to overturn a local criminal code reform that was unanimously approved by the elected city council.

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