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.
A redacted version of the Mueller Report has finally been released. You can read the report in full here, but there are many troubling elements already becoming clear: Donald Trump and his campaign absolutely welcomed Russian interference in the 2016 election, and Trump absolutely committed obstruction on at least 10 different occasions. While Robert Mueller said the special counsel’s office did not believe it had the legal authority to charge Trump with crimes, it most certainly passed that baton to Congress, which does have that legal authority. (You can read more about that in this post by my colleague Kerry Eleveld.)
On Tuesday, Wisconsin voters appeared to have narrowly elected a strident conservative judge to replace a retiring progressive justice on Wisconsin's Supreme Court, although the Republican-backed candidate's 6,000-vote lead is poised to go to a recount. This race, which would extend the GOP's majority to a five-to-two advantage, should serve as a wake up call for Democrats at both the state and federal, because state supreme courts are a critical battleground for stopping Republican gerrymandering and voter suppression when other options are unavailable.
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.