Source: Lauren Victoria Burke / Politic365.com 56-43. A group of African American men marched to Capitol Hill yesterday to support the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Lynch was finally confirmed today after 166 days by a vote of 56-43. Surprisingly, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-MO) and Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran […]
Source: ProPublica President Obama commuted the sentences of 22 people on Tuesday, doubling the number of commutations he has granted during his administration in just one day, ProPublica’s Annie Waldman writes. The decision follows a push from the Justice Department last year to fast-track clemency petitions to nonviolent prisoners who under today’s laws would have […]
by John Avlon The Daily Beast Once upon a time, a restaurant owner refused to serve people who were different. He said he did so in the name of freedom, not discrimination. The time was 1964, the place was Georgia, and the man was Lester Maddox. He was the owner of The Pickrick restaurant and one […]
Source: Seema Mehta / L.A. Times Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday defended her aggressive young U.S. Senate campaign, which some of her fellow Democrats have complained is aimed at keeping others, notably a Latino candidate, out of the race. “I have always entered races early and run hard, and that’s what I’ve done in this race,” […]
Source: Tom Ferrick Jr., / Philly.com Question 4: Because of the habit of black voters supporting black candidates, doesn’t Sen. Anthony Williams have a lock on the Democratic nomination for mayor? You might want to ask Lynn Swann about the habits of black voters in Philadelphia. In 2006, Swann — a former Pittsburgh Steelers star and an […]
“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin appears on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss the day’s top stories. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber finally announced his resignation on Friday after first resigning and then retracting his resignation. Gov. Kitzhaber faced conflict-of-interest allegations involving his fiancée that have triggered a corruption probe.
Source: Arthur Delaney / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Tuesday evening formally proposed drug testing for people who want unemployment benefits, but there’s just one problem: President Barack Obama won’t allow it. Some background on a fight that’s been happening behind the scenes: Until 2012, federal law barred states from using a […]
by Tim Mak Daily Beast Senior Congressional Correspondent Does Hillary Clinton need binders full of women? Some Democrats, particularly women and people of color, think so. In interviews with The Daily Beast, nearly a dozen Democrats, said they were worried Clinton’s hires for the top echelons of her pre-campaign haven’t taken gender and racial diversity […]
Roland Martin appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. Martin highlighted Pres. Obama making the case that there are areas where Democrats and Republicans agree and should be able to work together. Two areas where both sides of the isle agree on are education and infrastructure. […]
Roland Martin appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to analyze President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address and the multiple Republican responses. Two of the night’s most notable GOP responses came from Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst and Texas’ Sen. Ted Cruz. Watch the video to see what made their responses so memorable.