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Since 1965, the Voting Rights Act has been one of the most prominent pieces of civil rights legislation. Its aim: to ensure that people in areas with a history of racial discrimination receive fair treatment when they vote. The Supreme…
President Barack Obama stood in front of lawmakers Tuesday night and pledged to work with them when possible to find common ground, but he also made clear he would not hesitate to work around Congress when gridlock and dysfunction get…
Fresh off his 2012 re-election victory and second inaugural, with approval ratings above 50 percent, President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address last year to call for bold action on issues such as tax reform, climate change,…
President Barack Obama will look to rally support for his agenda focused on economic mobility and income inequality during Tuesday's State of the Union address in the face of a sharply divided Congress and with little public confidence in his…
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Everything’s the same as it was yesterday. We’re kidding, of course. Newsworthy moments happened in the political world. But as your Morning Line co-authors sipped our coffee this morning, we realized that…
Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell delivered his final State of the Commonwealth address on Jan. 8 in Richmond, Va. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has in all likelihood…
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivering the State of the State Address on January 14 in Trenton, N.J. Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will return to bread and butter themes of…
Civil liberties activists hold a rally against surveillance of U.S. citizens as President Barack Obama is expected to announce NSA reforms Friday at the Justice Department. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images President Barack Obama is expected to…
The interior of the burnt U.S. consulate building in Benghazi, Libya following the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the building. Photo by GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages The conclusion in the Senate Intelligence Committee report released Wednesday that the September 2012…
Security escort, left, and protesters stand behind the 35-foot buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston on December 7. Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The Supreme Court takes up abortion politics…
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