Politics

Senate Panel Backs Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

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Loretta Lynch is one step closer to becoming the U.S. attorney general. Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted for her confirmation, and although every Democrat voted in her favor, Republicans were split. Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah), Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) supported her nomination, while Sens....

Kamala Harris Announces California U.S. Senate Run

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Kamala Harris, California’s state attorney general, formally declared her bid for Senate on Tuesday. Harris is running for The U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. She will enter the race as the perceived front-runner for the state’s first open Senate seat in more...

NY Governor Cuomo Meets with Jay-Z and Russell Simmons to Discuss Policies, Racial Profiling

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Jay-Z answered the call from the governor’s office and hopefully he was able to shed some light on an issue that needs immediate resolve. Gov. Cuomo met with the hip-hop mogul to discuss matters of policy and implementation and there is no question why he...

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Brings Ferguson To The House Floor

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On Monday night, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, initiated the symbol of “Hands up; don’t shoot” which has come to represent the fractured relationship between law enforcement and the public at large – particularly African-American men. Live from the United States House of Representatives: #HandsUpDontShoot http://t.co/oaQfvpGJqf pic.twitter.com/8NKTp1VNfS...

President Obama Expected to Nominate Loretta Lynch for Next Attorney General

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Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, is expected to be President Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general, U.S. officials briefed on the matter said. If confirmed, Lynch would be the first African-American woman Attorney General. CNN reports: An announcement is expected in the coming...

I Was Born This Way: Why I Vote in Every Election

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Today is Election Day! Once I finish writing this, then I’m going across the street to vote. I’m going to put on my ‘Why I Vote’ t-shirt and wear it for the entire day. The t-shirt has moving and memorable black and white pictures of...