An upcoming conference hosted by the liberal Center for American Progress will feature a who’s-who list of Democrats whose names have been floated as White House hopefuls.
By Jessica Yarvin
In our news wrap Wednesday, black congressional leaders testified against Jeff Sessions, the president-elect’s nominee to be attorney general, on the second and final day of his confirmation hearings. Also, Elaine Chao, a former secretary of labor and now the…
By PBS NewsHour
Democrats are expected to use the two days of hearings to challenge Sessions' commitment to civil rights, a chief priority of the Justice Department during the Obama administration.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
Five years ago, Gov. Chris Christie, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and former Mayor Cory Booker launched an ambitious plan to remake Newark’s schools by creating a network of charter schools that would operate almost like a business -- a model…
By Erica Werner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators Thursday, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the president wouldn't have to veto it.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Two Democratic senators and a possible Republican presidential candidate are joining forces to push a bill to remove federal prohibitions on medical marijuana in 23 states where it's already legal.
By Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — MTV is taking the color out of its programming on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to encourage people to talk about what race means in their lives.
Weeks after ducking criticism from his local NAACP leadership, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., joined Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and three of their predecessors Tuesday to celebrate Black History Month and speak openly about the role of race in their political…
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