Texas Lawmakers Call For Change After Deaths of Migrant Children

by Adriana Candelaria EL PASO, Texas (KFOX) —  A Houston congresswoman retraced the border areas in El Paso where 8-year-old Felipe Alonso Gomez was apprehended and later transported to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Alamogordo before dying in an Alamogordo hospital. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX 18th District) toured

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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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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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Sheila Oliver Sworn in as New Jersey’s First Black Lieutenant Governor

TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT  Jan 17, 2018 Democrat Phil Murphy was sworn in Tuesday as New Jersey’s 56th governor. He succeeds two-term Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was also sworn in Tuesday. She replaces Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Lt. Gov. Oliver becomes the state’s first Black lieutenant governor.

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Kemp-Abrams Feud Highlights New Landscape In Divided Georgia

By BILL BARROW ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy. Should his narrow lead hold over Democrat Stacey Abrams and ultimately send him to the governor’s

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Andrew Gillum Now Says Recount Possible In Florida’s Governor Race

BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Andrew Gillum’s campaign said Thursday that it’s prepared for a possible recount in the Florida governor’s race that he conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis on Tuesday night. At the same time, the U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and

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Obama’s Health Insurance Overhaul a Winner in 2018 Midterms

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — The personality looming over the 2018 midterms was President Donald Trump. The issue was health care, the top concern for voters as they decided how to cast their ballots. This week’s election showed a nation increasingly — if belatedly — in

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Stacey Abrams Calls For A Count Of ‘Every Vote’ As Brian Kemp Declares Victory

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman 11/07/2018 09:09 pm ET   Democrat Stacey Abrams is not conceding the race for Georgia governor until “every vote” is counted, her campaign said late Wednesday after Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp declared himself the victor in the tight race. On Wednesday afternoon, Kemp’s campaign released

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Letitia James Breaks Multiple Barriers With Win In New York Attorney General Race

By Kimberley Richards 11/07/2018 04:35 pm ET   Letitia James made history on election night by becoming the first African-American woman to be elected attorney general of New York. James, the public advocate for New York City, also broke barriers as first black woman elected to statewide office in New

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