Presidential Hopeful Sen. Cory Booker, in Selma, says U.S. Failing its People

March 3, 2019 / 1:34 PM by: Katharine Jackson (Reuters) – Presidential hopeful Cory Booker told a service commemorating the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march, a turning point in the civil rights movement, that the United States is still failing many Americans, citing poverty and gun violence as constant threats. Booker,

Continue reading

Senator Kamala Harris ‘Deeply’ Disturbed That Trump Reportedly Heeded Putin Over U.S. Intelligence

02/18/2019 07:53 pm ET By Mary Papenfuss Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Monday said it was “deeply disturbing,” “shameful” and the “height of irresponsibility” that President Donald Trump took the advice of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the counsel of U.S. intelligence officials, as reported by former acting FBI Director Andrew

Continue reading

Virginia Lt. Gov. Again Denies Sexual Assault Allegation, Suggests Political Hit Job

02/04/2019 03:26 pm ET By Daniel Marans RICHMOND, Va. ― Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) vehemently denied a sexual assault allegation against him that resurfaced late Sunday, arguing it was timed to derail his potential ascent to the governorship. “This allegation is completely false,” Fairfax said at an impromptu

Continue reading

The Historic Political Gains Made By Black Women In 2018

Donna M. Owens Dec, 20, 2018 When Ayanna Pressley heads to Congress in January, the newly elected Massachusetts representative will work from the same office that Shirley Chisholm once occupied decades ago. The symbolism is powerful: Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress 50 years ago, while Pressley

Continue reading

Lauren Underwood Makes History As Youngest Black Woman To Serve In Congress

By Kimberley Richards 01/03/2019 05:22 pm ET Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) has become the youngest black woman to serve in Congress, according to congressional archives. The 32-year-old was sworn into office on Thursday, after her historic election victory in the 14th Congressional District in Illinois in November. She is the first

Continue reading

Congressional Black Caucus Swears In Largest Member Group In History

01/03/2019 03:06 pm ET By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman On Thursday, the day of the official swearing-in of the 116th Congress, the Congressional Black Caucus swore in its own group of members, a total of 55 ― its largest number in history. This year’s CBC surpasses its previous record of 49 House

Continue reading

Texas Lawmakers Call For Change After Deaths of Migrant Children

by Adriana Candelaria EL PASO, Texas (KFOX) —  A Houston congresswoman retraced the border areas in El Paso where 8-year-old Felipe Alonso Gomez was apprehended and later transported to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Alamogordo before dying in an Alamogordo hospital. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX 18th District) toured

Continue reading

Progressives Increase Their Leadership Clout In New Congress

11/29/2018 03:02 pm ET By Daniel Marans The activist left suffered a major blow on Wednesday when California Rep. Barbara Lee, a progressive antiwar icon, lost her bid to lead the House Democratic Caucus. Notwithstanding Lee’s loss, though, the Congressional Progressive Caucus significantly increased its representation in Democratic leadership. New

Continue reading