Progressive Challenger Cori Bush Unseats Rep. Lacy Clay In Missouri

POLITICS 08/05/2020 12:21 am ET By Daniel Marans Progressive challenger Cori Bush defeated Rep. William Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday, adding to the activist left’s winning streak. The primary win in one of the most Democratic House seats in the country assures

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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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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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GOP Sends Black Georgia Congresswoman Rep. Lucy McBath a “For Sale” Sign with Her Name On It

By Luke Darby February 26, 2020 At Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg got a little too honest. Referring to the wave of newly elected congressional Democrats who flipped control of the House of Representatives in 2018, Bloomberg said, “Twenty-one of those were people that I spent

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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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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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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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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

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