Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris As His Vice President In 2020 Election

POLITICS 08/11/2020 04:17 pm ET By Amanda Terkel and Nick Visser Joe Biden has tapped Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, choosing one of the Democratic Party’s most visible stars and a former competitor from the primary. Harris, 55, was long considered the front-runner for the job. She is already

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Trump Won’t Be Paying His Respects To John Lewis At Capitol Hill

By David Moye POLITICS 07/27/2020 03:36 pm ET Thousands of people are expected to visit Capitol Hill to pay respects to congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, but President Donald Trump won’t be one of them. “No, I won’t be going,” the president told reporters Monday. “No.” “I won’t

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Georgia Democrats Nominate State Senator Nikema Williams To Succeed John Lewis

POLITICS 07/20/2020 12:06 pm ET By Tara Golshan and Daniel Marans Georgia’s Democratic Party picked its own party chair, Nikema Williams, a state senator, to run in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, the seat held by the late civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis. Lewis died Friday after a battle with

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Barack Obama: John Lewis ‘Risked His Life’ So This Nation Could ‘Live Up To Its Promise’

POLITICS 07/18/2020 02:54 am ET By Mary Papenfuss   Rep. John Lewis battled tirelessly for civil rights inspired by a faith that humanity yearns to do what’s right, former President Barack Obama wrote in a moving tribute to his friend on Friday. “He loved this country so much that he risked

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House Passes Bill to Make DC the 51st State, but GOP Opposition Means Bill Unlikely to Advance Further

Nicholas Wu USA TODAY June 26, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state, though Republicans and the White House have voiced their opposition to the measure. The bill, aptly named “H.R. 51,” passed on a mostly party-line vote of 232-180. One Democrat, Rep. Collin

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Color of Change: Black Voters Determined Super Tuesday Results

By #teamEBONY March 4, 2020 Rashad Robinson, President of Color Of Change and spokesperson for Color Of Change PAC, issued the following statement on last night’s Super Tuesday results: Rashad Robinson is available for interviews upon request. “Yesterday’s primary results underscored significant and instructive lessons that candidates would do well

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CBS News and Congressional Black Caucus Institute to co-host debate

CBS NewsFebruary 15, 2020, 8:10 PM EST Washington — CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute will co-host the 10th Democratic presidential primary debate, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday. The debate is scheduled for February 25 at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. The debate will be

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Mississippi Governor Says There Will Be ‘1000 Years Of Darkness’ If State Elects First Black Senator

Jan. 11, 2020 Written by Alexis Reese The governor of Mississippi doesn’t want to see what would be the state’s first Black senator elected since reconstruction. “I intend to work for @cindyhydesmith as if the fate of America depended on her single election,” Gov. Phil Bryant tweeted. “If Mike Espy

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Deval Patrick Is Running For President: Reports

11/13/2019 03:08 pm ET By Ryan Grenoble First he definitely wasn’t, then he was rumored to be considering it, and now it’s official: Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told senior Democrats Wednesday he’s running for president, according to The New York Times and CNN. Rumors of Patrick’s potential entrance in the race

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