From the economy and health care to equal pay, the space progam, Cuba, Africa, climate change and the war on terrorism, The Root put a tick next to an issue every time Obama referenced it. Below is a summary of what we discovered.
The 10-member delegation plans to spark conversations with a community in turmoil and a young activist movement fed up with a slow-moving political process, which will likely get worse under a Republican-led Congress.
Your Take: After acknowledging that he spoke to a white supremacist group in 2002, the House’s third-ranking Republican ought to prioritize a discussion about ways to end some of our nation’s worst disparities.
Republicans want “full time” to represent employees who work 40 hours a week, not 30, but the White House says that would balloon the deficit and make even more workers ineligible for employer-based health coverage.
Our choices include the nation’s next attorney general, a veteran congresswoman in the midst of a resurgence, a Missouri firebrand and the survivor of a police shooting who could have his eye on politics.