D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan testifies in front of the D.C. Board of Elections on his opposition to a proposed ballot referendum already passed by the D.C. City Council and signed by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray that could give the city more budget freedom from congress, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 7, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan testifies in front of the D.C. Board of Elections on his opposition to a proposed ballot referendum already passed by the D.C. City Council and signed by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray that could give the city more budget freedom from congress, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 7, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)