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Virginia Governor Says Restoring Rights to Felons 'Wasn't Politics'
The Virginia governor and former DNC chair talks about his executive action which makes more than 200,000 felons eligible to vote.
Federal Ruling on N Carolina Voting Laws Bolsters Voter ID
Civil rights and elections attorneys say they'll appeal federal court ruling upholding North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite of its voting laws
Voters Testify in Arizona Presidential Primary Challenge
Voters dismayed with Arizona's problematic presidential primary voiced frustrations with long lines and registration issues Monday during a hearing for a court challenge to have the election results thrown out
Climate Change, Tax Pledge Among Issues to Watch for 2016 (POLL)
Two issue positions show potential to carry unexpected clout in the 2016 presidential election -- support for action to address climate change and opposition to a no-tax pledge, a new ABC News/ Washington Post poll finds. Openness to political compromise also has the support, and the priority, to
Did the President Bungle Ferguson Response?
The "This Week" powerhouse roundtable examines President Obama's comments in the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, and take a look at which potential 2016 candidates are speaking out.
'This Week' Transcript: Fallout from Ferguson
Below is the rush transcript of "This Week" on November 30, 2014. It may contain errors. ANNOUNCER: Starting right now on ABC THIS WEEK -- Ferguson fury. Demonstrations spreading across the country. Dozens more arrested this weekend. And breaking overnight -- Officer Wilson resigns -- why he
Holder Touts Civil Rights Legacy Ahead of Resignation
A day after announcing he would leave the Obama administration in the coming months, Attorney General Eric Holder said his Justice Department would continue to battle “restrictions that discourage, discriminate, or disenfranchise” voters. “I have no intention of slowing down,” he said today at a...
Excerpt: Justice John Paul Stevens' 'Six Amendments'
Excerpted from: SIX AMENDMENTS: HOW AND WHY WE SHOULD CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION by John Paul Stevens. Copyright © 2014 by John Paul Stevens. Used by permission of Little, Brown and Company Hachette Book Group. All Rights Reserved. Prologue According to its preamble, the Constitution of the...
At Black Caucus Dinner, Obama Vows to Continue 'March' on Gun Control, Healthcare
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama vowed today that he would “keep marching” on the hot button issues of his presidency in the face of a defiant Republican opposition. Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s yearly gala dinner, the president, accompanied by the first lady,...