July 28, 2010
The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which will at last narrow the divide between prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine busts, is on its way to President Obama’s desk today.
July 23, 2010
Here West is calling Obama "immature" after last month's General McChrystal flap; there he is chest thumping and demanding that Obama be "a man and a leader"; and here he is accusing the president of exploiting racial divisions for political gain.
July 14, 2010
She could become the first woman elected to Congress from Alabama.
July 9, 2010
President Obama wants Congress to pony up additional money for tax credits.
by Achy Obejas onJuly 1, 2010
For those of us looking forward to partying in Havana, pump the brakes.
June 29, 2010
If anything good has come from the loss of West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd, who died yesterday at the age of 92, it’s another milestone in the changing of America’s political face.
by E.R. Shipp onMay 28, 2010
The Harlem Congressman says he has unfinished business; the challengers say it's time to step down.
by Latoya Peterson onMay 7, 2010
Getting underprivileged kids to college is a vital route out of poverty. TRIO, a federal program, has been doing just that for 46 years. So why is it on the chopping block?
April 24, 2010
While the media focuses on Michael Steele's mouth, his party makes what could be a significant step toward diversity.
by Joel Dreyfuss onApril 14, 2010
A son of the famed Adam Clayton Powell Jr. decides to challenge the man who unseated his father from Congress. You can't make this up.
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The former baseball star posted the personal information of a woman he's charged with assaulting.
By pleading the Fifth, the person at the scandal's center didn't quell the uproar.
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