Maine Senator Susan Collins Could Face Senate Challenge From Former Obama Adviser Susan Rice After Backing Brett Kavanaugh

Harriet Agerholm @HarrietAgerholm President Barack Obama‘s former national security adviser Susan Rice has said she is considering trying to unseat Republican Senator Susan Collins at the next election in Maine in 2020. Ms Collins cast a deciding vote to confirm conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after three women

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Congressional Black Caucus Chair Predicts Democratic Victory Because of Trump Chaos

Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U. S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, has vowed to “bust our butts” to win back the House for a Democratic majority in the Nov. 6, 2018 election. “I think it’s a real possibility. For the first time since I’ve

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Mia Love, Sole Black Republican Woman in Congress, Fights for Her Seat

By Julie Turkewitz Oct. 4, 2018 MILLCREEK, Utah — Ben McAdams, a candidate for Congress, was speed-walking along the highway shoulder in his business suit, safety and common sense be damned. “We’ll make it,” he said, as the trucks whistled by, blowing dust into the Utah sun. In his bid

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White Man Allegedly Yells at Black Grandmother and Two Little Girls Campaigning for Beto O’Rourke

By James Hetherington On 10/4/18 at 7:05 AM A black grandmother and her two granddaughters were allegedly accosted and told to “go back where they came from” while out campaigning for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. The 70-year-old Texas woman was walking with her granddaughters—who are 8 and 10—when a white man allegedly

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Police won’t Investigate Minnesota Congressman Rep. Keith Ellison for Abuse; Cite Conflict

Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department said Wednesday that it won’t investigate domestic abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison due to a conflict of interest. State Democratic officials asked Minneapolis police to conduct an investigation after an attorney with links to the party found an ex-girlfriend’s claims

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Black Women Were Active During Kavanaugh and Ford Senate Hearings

Donna M. Owens Sep, 28, 2018 African American women were vocal, active participants during Thursday’s Senate hearing on Capitol Hill, as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about her accusations of sexual assault and he offered a counter defense. From the women of the Congressional

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Vermont’s Only Black Woman Lawmaker Pulls Out Of Race In Wake Of Online Threats

By Philip Lewis 08/28/2018 02:04 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2018   Vermont state Rep. Ruqaiyah “Kiah” Morris, (D-Bennington) has decided against running for re-election in the state’s House, citing the online harassment and racist threats made during her tenure as among the reasons why. Morris, the only black woman in

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Jahana Hayes Could Become Connecticut’s First Black Congresswoman

by Jane C. Timm / Aug.18.2018 / 8:03 AM EDT The day after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he was retiring and opening up a second Supreme Court seat for President Donald Trump to fill, one of Jahana Hayes’ ex-students got in her car and drove four hours to volunteer for

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Senator Kamala Harris Maneuvers to Build a National Profile and Help Democrats in 2018 and Beyond

By Eric Bradner, CNN Updated 9:19 PM ET, Fri June 30, 2017 Washington (CNN) Sen. Kamala Harris is using her newfound progressive stardom to raise money for her Democratic colleagues — and amplifying buzz about the California freshman as a prospect for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination in the process.

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Congressional Black Caucus to Be More Aggressive Under Trump

By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press Washington, Jan 8, 2017 For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama’s achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who

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