Obama credited the former Freedom Rider for helping him to become the nation's first Black president.
Former president said Democratic congressman, who died aged 80, ‘loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood’
The "conscience of Congress" was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in December.
John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80.
Elizabeth Warren fired back at Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter Tuesday morning, after the Facebook founder and CEO said it would "suck" if his company had to fight her future administration's plans to break up certain tech giants.
Chief Justice John Roberts has always had perfect timing. Shortly before he reached high school age, an elite boarding school was founded near his northern Indiana home. Even as a young boy he knew that it offered a place to obtain a superior education and "stay ahead of the crowd," as he wrote.
Blumenthal said Friday that words have "consequences" during an interview on CNN.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday encountered a blitz of questions from House Democrats seeking to establish a legal basis for requesting President Donald Trump's tax returns.