Trump Singles Out 4 Congresswomen Of Color, 2 Jewish Lawmakers As ‘Democrat Savages’

09/28/2019 10:41 pm ET By Mary Papenfuss President Donald Trump attacked “Democrat savages” in a vicious new tweet Saturday following the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry — and specifically referred to four congresswomen of color and Jewish lawmakers Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.). He singled

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley To Kellyanne Conway: ‘Keep My Name Out of Your Lying Mouth’

Sanjana Karanth, 07/09/2019 07:55 pm ET HuffPost Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) ripped into Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday after the White House counselor mocked the tension between freshmen Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi has been sparring with Pressley and fellow Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says There’s ‘No Question’ About Trump’s Racism

By Nick Visser 01/06/2019 10:27 pm ET Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said there’s “no question” President Donald Trump is a racist, citing in an interview that aired Sunday the White House’s response to white supremacist groups and ongoing rhetoric about migrant communities. “The president certainly didn’t invent racism. But he’s

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Ayanna Pressley Will Get The Old Office of Rep. Shirley Chisholm, First Black Congresswoman

12/19/2018 03:28 pm ET By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman Massachusetts Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley (D), who made history in November as the state’s first black woman elected to Congress, will soon work from the former office of another political trailblazer: Shirley Chisholm. Pressley announced Monday that her new congressional office will be the

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Rep. Elijah Cummings Wants Brian Kemp To Testify In Washington About Voter Suppression

By Paul Blumenthal 12/03/2018 04:48 pm ET   Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the incoming chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is interested in calling Gov.-elect Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) in to testify about allegations that he aided his own campaign by engaging in voter suppression. “I want

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