Only Black GOP Woman in Congress Running in Trump-wary Utah

By Lindsay Whitehurst | AP October 17 at 1:39 PM SALT LAKE CITY — The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district where many say they are wary of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Mia Love has

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Democrats Must Be ‘Vigilant’ in Ensuring All Americans Have the Right to Vote

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says Democrats must be “vigilant” when it comes to ensuring that all Americans have the right to vote ahead of November’s midterm elections. Rep. Jackson Lee, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), emphasized the importance of eliminating voter suppression and teaching lawmakers how

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2018 Florida Midterm Elections Could Prove a Landmark Moment for Representative Democracy at a National Level

By Ernest A. Canning on 10/8/2018, 10:41am PT Given the pivotal role Florida and its 29 electoral votes have played in recent Presidential elections, November’s midterms could prove to be pivotal in the state, and not only for Florida. November 6th, 2018 could prove to be a landmark moment for

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Black Women Leaders Rip Into Top Democrats For Not Defending Rep. Maxine Waters

By Ellen Mitchell – 07/04/18 07:07 PM EDT Almost 200 black women leaders and allies have criticized House and Senate minority leaders for “failure to protect” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) from “unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration” and GOP leaders, Politico reported Wednesday. In a letter sent Tuesday to Rep. Nancy

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Kavanaugh Brings His Voter Suppression Record To A Court That Just Upheld A State’s ID Law

Written By Nigel Roberts Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s approval of voter suppression laws was not needed in a high court ruling on Tuesday which allowed a state to enforce its voter ID requirement for the 2018 elections.  See Also: Brett Kavanaugh’s First Supreme Court Cases Will Seriously

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South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn for Speaker of the House of Representatives

Written By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. No one questions the fact that for the past six decades, African Americans have overwhelmingly supported and voted for Democratic Party candidates for the United States Congress. In the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, African Americans by the millions will once again cast the clear

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Brushes off Trump’s Criticism

Oct. 7, 2018, at 6:52 a.m. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Corey Booker’s trip to Iowa (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker says President Donald Trump’s recent criticisms don’t bother him, and he welcomes a discussion of his record as the former mayor of

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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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Democratic Group in Congress May Help Save Black Utah Republican Senator Mia Love’s Seat

Written by Bryan Schott, Managing Editor Category: Today At Utah Policy Created: 02 October 2018 Rep. Mia Love may get some help in her tough re-election race against Ben McAdams from an unlikely source: Congressional Democrats. Love is the only Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus. Buzzfeed reports she’s been

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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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