- DOJ reaches largest-ever federal government settlement over auto loan discrimination
- U.S. Navy to start giving gay couples marriage benefits in Japan
- Sen. Harry Reid goes to hospital as a precaution
- Fla.’s Trey Radel exits rehab, ‘excited’ to resume congressional role
- U.S. nuclear general boozed it up, chased ‘hot women’ in Russia: report
- 45 Calif. students at one school test positive for tuberculosis exposure
- Rob Ford on women: Give them cash ‘and they are happy’
- Ku Klux Klan group holds recruitment meeting in Maryland
- Airport assassination: Mayor, 3 others killed at Manila airport
- Tea party-type lawmakers take mysterious, off-books trip to Mideast
James E. Clyburn
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Lawmakers are taking aim at the White House's perpetual game of catch-up, in which the national security versus privacy debate has been driven not by the administration but by figures such as National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
Black lawmakers pressed President Obama on Tuesday to ensure that immigration reform doesn't shortchange African immigrants, and they strategized about ways to protect minority voting rights in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.
President Obama and leaders of Congress dedicated a statue of civil-rights hero Rosa Parks on Wednesday in a moving ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, marking the first time a black woman has been honored with a place in National Statuary Hall.
Republicans shot down Democratic charges that ongoing criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice is couched in racism or sexism, and pressed President Obama for more answers on the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, as partisan battle lines hardened Wednesday over the incident and its aftermath.
Leading Republicans reacted angrily to an admission Tuesday by President Obama's director of national intelligence that his office scrubbed references to al Qaeda's role in the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, from the early talking points used by top administration officials, calling it the latest sign of the administration's bungling of the attack and its aftermath.
On Friday night, I threw a party at one of my favorite places in Washington, the Monocle, celebrating the career of a friend, Rep. Edolphus Towns, New York Democrat, and his wife of 50 years Gwen.
For decades, Southerners put a firm imprint on national politics from both sides of the aisle, holding the White House for 25 of the past 50 years and producing a legion of Capitol Hill giants during the 20th century. That kind of obvious power has waned as regional politicians navigate the consequences of shifts in demographics, migration and party identity.
The third anniversary of CNBC analyst Rick Santelli's famous on-camera rant that many grass-roots folk cite as an early catalyst of the tea party movement has passed - but Mr. Santelli's spell still lingers.
I guess I'm a little confused. Earlier this month, Republican White House contender Rick Santorum made a comment about wishing to improve the lives of black Americans. The mainstream media and liberal lawmakers ran with the sound bite as a way of smearing Mr. Santorum with the "racist" brush. Now Rep. James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, and others are once again playing the race card, insisting that an attack on food stamps is an attack on the black community ("West: Yes, Obama is 'the food-stamp president,' " Web, Monday).