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.
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.
Democrats passed House Resolution 1 (H.R. 1) Friday, a bill which could be the most sweeping anti-corruption measure passed by the House of Representatives in a generation, by a vote of 234 to 193. The bill focuses on voting rights, campaign finance, and government ethics. But it appears to have no chance in the Senate.
When the House voted on a resolution against anti-Semitism and other “hateful expressions of intolerance”—including anti-Muslim bigotry, white supremacy, and discrimination against African-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, LGBTQ people, and immigrants—23 Republicans voted no.
The Supreme Court is already set to weigh in on the question.
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a stark warning Friday to White House counsel Pat Cipollone, demanding that the White House turn over documents and comply with interviews related to how the White House handled security clearances of some of the President's closest advisers.
'Who else knows that the president did this?,' asked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during her grilling of Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen. The Democratic congresswoman's line of questioning seemed to be aimed at getting names of people who could back up Cohen's testimony or further the investigation into Trump's finances. 'Who would know the answer to those questions?' she asked, and, 'Where would the committee find more information on this?' By the end of her question time, Ocasio-Cortez had a list of names of people who could help uncover any potential financial misdealings of Donald Trump
Michael Cohen will testify Wednesday in his first public House Oversight Committee hearing. He'll face tough questions from President Trump's allies and some Democrats who have called for impeachment.
House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border. The move sets up a fight that could result in Trump’s first veto. It starts the clock on a constitutional clash between Trump and Democrats and sets up a vote by the full House as soon as next week.
Nearly 50 House Democrats are calling on a top government watchdog to investigate the force-feeding of immigrant detainees who have been on hunger strikes in protest of abusive conditions and prolonged imprisonment. “Rather than addressing those complaints,” the members write to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “is force-feeding detainees and reportedly taking other punitive measures, including solitary confinement.”
The disputed 9th Congressional District will have a new election this year after testimony detailed a fraud scheme during the 2018 midterms.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the court’s opinion in favor of Tyson Timbs, of Marion, Indiana. Police seized Timbs’ $40,000 Land Rover when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth of heroin.