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Reconstruction and Beyond: The 8 African-American Senators
The United States Senate has a long history of producing historic leaders, but has featured only eight African-American members. The following eight senators set a number of political and social milestones spanning the Reconstruction and beyond. Continue reading to learn more about their many
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow? Loss in New York a Chafes at the ‘Mustached’
ABC News’ Joel Siegel (@joelmsiegel) reports: It’s not just Democrats who are upset following the Republicans’ shocking victory in the special election to fill the New York congressional seat once held by disgraced former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner. The American Mustache Institute, a ...
Abortion Fight Heats up in Defense Budget Debate
Abortion Rights Groups Say Current Law Discriminates Against Women in the Military
Rahm Emanuel Cleared for Mayoral Run
Chicago Elections Commission Dismissed Residency Challenges Against Former White House Chief of Staff
The Note: Let The Bipartisanship Begin?
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER SUMMITEERS. President Obama returns from Thanksgiving break a little bit worse for wear, but the knocks he took on the basketball court over the holiday may just be a prelude to the political elbows...
Residency Biggest Challenge for Rahm Emanuel in Chicago Mayoral Race
An Election Attorney Today Plans to File a Legal Challenge Questioning Emanuel's Residency
Burris Bids Farewell to Senate, Denounces 'Unacceptable' Lack of Diversity
Illinois Democrat Roland Burris today bid farewell to the Senate, leaving the upper chamber of Congress without any African-American lawmakers for the next two years.
Will Lame-Duck Session Be Productive ... or Just Lame?
Will the lame-duck session of Congress that kicks off Monday be a productive last-ditch effort to address a slew of legislative issues or, well, just be lame? That is the question as lawmakers return to work after their six-week break for the midterm elections. In a general sense, the lame-duck
GOP Wave Yields More Racially Diverse Congress, But No Gains for Women
Come January, the halls of Congress will be filled with dozens of new Republican members , many of whom will help make the chamber more diverse than it was before. By numbers alone, the Congress that will meet in 2011 will be slightly more racially and ethnically mixed than the current one,
Miller: 'Joe Is Not Gonna Change'
Everyone in Washington is trying to kill you all the time. And it's kill or be killed our US. It's still command a room. Both an assault weapons. know him. That is that lives on the staff changes at the White House and then maybe the last time we see a Pete character on and help. I know Pete Rouse