NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Senate Confirmation Hearings Being, President Obama’s Farewell Address


Senate Confirmation Hearings Begin For Sen. Jeff Sessions And Others

The battle over whether to confirm Alabama senator Jeff Sessions as the next U.S. Attorney General hit the steps of Capitol Hill.

Senator Sessions appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning. He is the first of nine Trump cabinet picks to undergo a confirmation hearing this week and one of the most controversial, having drawn the wrath of progressive clergy, as you’ve just seen, and avid supporters of civil and voting rights.

Should President Obama’s Farewell Speech Be A Call To Arms?

Pastors across the nation are choosing sides when it comes to today’s confirmation hearing to decide if Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions will become the next U.S. Attorney General.

Rev. William Barber led an interfaith group of clergy on a moral march on Monday to protest Sen. Sessions’ nomination, while a group of Black pastors held a press conference in Washington, D.C. to support the nomination of President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the next Attorney General of the United States.

The group included Bishop Harry Jackson, Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church; Dr. William Merritt, the State Field Director for the North Carolina Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Bishop Kyle Searcy, and Rev. William Green from Fresh Anointing House of Worship in Montgomery, Alabama.

President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell speech tonight in Chicago in front of thousands of his supporters at McCormick Place.

Now that we are approaching the final days of his presidency, Roland Martin asked the NewsOne Now panel of guests what they would like to hear President Obama say to his supporters during his farewell address.

Roland Martin: ‘College Football Players Deserve To Get Paid’

On Monday night, the nation witnessed Clemson defeat Alabama in one of the most exciting College Football Championship games in history. But what many Americans may have missed are the millions of dollars both universities made––without paying their players a dime.

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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