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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Late Rep. John Lewis To Lie In State At U.S. Capitol

POLITICS 07/23/2020 08:49 pm ET By Dominique Mosbergen The body of John Lewis, the late Georgia congressman and civil rights icon, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday in a joint statement.

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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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Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Confederate Monument Removals

SARAH RANKIN Associated Press March 8, 2020, 1:26 PM EDT RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of Virginia’s scores of Confederate monuments could soon be removed under legislation state lawmakers approved Sunday. The Democratic-led House and Senate passed measures that would undo an existing state law that protects the monuments and

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Former Rep. John Conyers, Longest-Serving Black Member Of Congress, Dies At 90

10/27/2019 04:07 pm ET By Hayley Miller and Sanjana Karanth Former Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, who spent more than five decades in Congress until he resigned two years ago, died Sunday at the age of 90, his family said. The civil rights icon served the Detroit area in the

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Black Americans Are More Doubtful About Participating In The Census, Survey Finds

10/18/2019 01:23p.m. By Sam Levine Black Americans are roughly twice as likely as their white counterparts to express doubts about participating in the 2020 census, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center released Friday. A combined 26% of Black respondents said in the survey that they might not,

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Top Racial Justice Group Opposes Trump Court Pick Steven Menashi

10/01/2019 04:11 pm ET By Jennifer Bendery The nation’s leading racial justice legal organization announced that it is opposing President Donald Trump’s judicial nominee Steven Menashi, an already contentious court pick drawing the ire of progressives and at least one key Senate Republican. “On behalf of the NAACP Legal Defense

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