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The history behind Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day
For some, the second Monday in October is a celebration of Christopher Columbus , the Italian explorer who came to the Americas. For others, it's an opportunity to critically examine Columbus's legacy and celebrate the people who lived here long before his arrival as part of Indigenous Peoples Day.
Trump's Unconfirmed Nominees More Than All Presidents Combined at 2-Week Mark
President Donald Trump has more unconfirmed Cabinet nominees at this point in his term than all previous presidents combined, according to an ABC News analysis of data from the Congressional Research Service. Since 1789 and before the Trump administration, there have been only 10 times a
Cory Booker's Summer Cruise
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES MEASURING THE DRAPES: It’s primary day in New Jersey and Newark Mayor Cory Booker is poised for victory, ABC’s SHUSHANNAH WALSHE reports. He will still have to go up against conservative businessman Steve Lonegan in the general election, but polls...
Tom Perez Confirmed as Labor Secretary
The Senate confirmed Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez as the next secretary of labor Thursday with a vote of 54-46, making him the only Latino in President Obama’s cabinet. Perez was nominated to the post in March, but his nomination was held up by Republicans...
Obama's Only Latino Cabinet Nominee Moves Toward Confirmation
President Obama's only Latino cabinet nominee, Thomas Perez, cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday, putting him on track to be confirmed as labor secretary. The Senate voted 60-40 to cut off debate on Perez's nomination, the minimum amount of votes needed to avoid a filibuster.
Obama Picks Former Campaign Official Katherine Archuleta as OPM Director
President Obama will nominate former campaign official Katherine Archuleta as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on Thursday, according to a White House official. Archuleta served as national political director for Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. She was the first Latina to
Budget Battle Ahead (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BUDGET KNIVES COME OUT: This is something we’ve never seen from a Democratic president, ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent JONATHAN KARL notes: “An official White House budget that includes cuts to both Social Security and Medicare. White House ...
Immigration, Voting Rights Record Could Stall Obama Labor Nominee
President Obama's Pick to Head Labor Department, Thomas, Perez, Could Encounter GOP Fight.
President Obama Announces Choice for Labor Secretary
President taps Thomas Perez to head department left vacated by Hilda Solis.
The Campaign to Award Fred Ross Sr. a Medal of Freedom
In 1952, Fred Ross Sr. was combing the Latino barrios of San Jose, California for places to hold house meetings. He was trying to build up a local chapter of the Community Service Organization (CSO), a grassroots effort aimed at empowering minority workers through everything from voter registration