Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Tim Scott Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC), the only African-American members of the United States Senate, have introduced legislation to make lynching – the willful act of murder by a collection of people assembled with the intention of committing an act of violence upon any

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Maryland Republican Governor, Larry Hogan and Democratic Nominee Ben Jealous Jab During Forum; Guard Accused of ‘Slamming’ Staffer

By Rachel Chason Email Bio Follow October 12 at 6:00 PM Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous met Friday for the second time ever, and things did not go smoothly. The candidates offered pointed critiques in their respective speeches during a Maryland Municipal League luncheon,

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Stacey Abrams Campaign Calls On Brian Kemp To Resign As Georgia’s Election Chief

By Nick Visser POLITICS 10/11/2018 07:46 pm ET The campaign of Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race, reportedly urged her opponent, Brian Kemp, to resign as Georgia secretary of state on Thursday following a report that his office had frozen more than 53,000 voter registrations, many of them

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Bay Area Attorney Who Went to Yale with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh: ‘I’m worried’

Friday, September 07, 2018 11:00PM SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Bay Area lawyer Vernon Grigg went to Yale Law School at the same time as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Grigg spoke with ABC7’s Kristen Sze in our San Francisco studio about what Kavanaugh was like. “No one has anything really

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Voter Suppression Is Deeply Embedded in the Republican Party. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Helped Put It There

By Charles P. Pierce Oct 3, 2018 I had forgotten until very recently that, prior to his assuming Michael Cohen’s old job as this administration’s king fixer, Don McGahn had been a member of the Federal Election Commission from 2008 to 2013. This was one of the last appointments that

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How Republicans Are Trying to Steal the Georgia Governor’s Race

By Jay Willis GQ October 11, 2018 Georgia’s efforts to elect the first black woman governor in American history this November—the Democrat, Stacey Abrams, is in a statistical tie with her Republican opponent—recently ran into a roadblock of the “insidious voter suppression” variety, when the Republican secretary of state froze

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Republican U.S. Senate Candidate from Michigan John James seeks to topple Stabenow in uphill battle

By Lauren Gibbons lgibbon2@mlive.com Amidst a packed schedule of campaign events on a sunny September Saturday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James seemed most at home in a quiet museum full of veterans’ memorabilia. While meeting with board members of the Michigan Heroes Museum in Frankenmuth, the former Army captain and West

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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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Missing in the Republican Party G.O.P.: Black and Hispanic Nominees for Governor

By Astead W. Herndon Oct. 3, 2018 For decades Republican leaders vowed to recruit more minority candidates and tried to project a “big tent” image for the party, and in recent years they saw some payoff with governors: Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Nikki Haley of South Carolina, both Indian-Americans

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