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
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 ...
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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...
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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 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
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,
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