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Race creeps into debate over stalled nomination for attorney general

By Sari Horwitz African American and other civil rights leaders infuriated over the stalled confirmation vote on Loretta E. Lynch, the first black woman to be nominated for attorney general, are casting the delay as an issue with racial overtones. … Continue reading

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Emanuel Cleaver: GOP Opposition To Loretta Lynch Is ‘Sign’ That Race Relations Have Not Improved

By Mollie Reilly Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) says Senate Republicans would signal that their opposition to President Barack Obama is rooted in racism if they fail to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. On Wednesday, Cleaver told Bloomberg Politics that … Continue reading

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Senator Spends Vacation Day With Homeless Man To Learn About The Challenges He Faces

By Scott Keyes Just another guy who I should avoid eye contact with and hope he doesn’t ask me for spare change, many residents likely thought as they walked by Chris Murphy on the streets of New Haven, CT Monday. … Continue reading

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The Most Likely Place a Child Will Be Killed by a Gun? Home.

By Mark Follman In testimony given a few weeks after the mass shooting in Newtown, gun rights lobbyist Gayle Trotter emphasized to US senators that the best way for women to keep themselves and their children safe was to be … Continue reading

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Being Legal Doesn’t End Poverty

By Jennifer Medina Those pressing for change in the country’s immigration system like to say that creating a path to citizenship will bring the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants “out of the shadows.” It is taken as a given that … Continue reading

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Obama Gun Policy Agenda Comes To Maddening End

By Sam Stein & Jennifer Bendry It ended in a flash. Months of work aimed at revamping the nations gun laws prompted by one of the worst shooting tragedies in U.S. history met an inglorious conclusion on the floor of the U.S. … Continue reading

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