2020 Democrats highlight importance of HBCUs at presidential debate

HOUSTON (AP) — Thursday’s presidential debate wasn’t just an opportunity for the leading Democratic candidates to make their case to voters. It was also a chance to highlight Texas Southern University and the role of historically black colleges and universities heading into 2020. The event marked the first time this cycle that a high-profile debate happened at an HBCU. The […]

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Democrats urge Mitch McConnell to act following Texas shooting

In the wake of yet another deadly mass shooting, Democratic leaders have urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to do something about the “gun violence epidemic” in the United States by taking up legislation that would expand federal background checks on gun purchases.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pressed McConnell on Saturday […]

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Here are the Democrats running for president, after a few exits from the race

Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead the sprawling field of Democratic presidential contenders after the late-July debates in Detroit, maintaining a double-digit advantage over his nearest challenger in polls. The total number of the party’s White House hopefuls remains at a still-high level of 22, even after several politicians have dropped out of the race for the 2020 […]

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Jesse Watters: Democrats will stifle innovation with promise of free money

2020 Democrats attempt to entice voters with ‘free’ money Democrats battle over who can give away the most money; reaction and analysis on ‘The Five.’ Co-host of "The Five" Jesse Watters decried Democrats' alleged attempts to buy votes with federally funded entitlements and claimed some of the most innovative creations came from people living paycheck to paycheck. Watters was responding to […]

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Biden and Harris revive dispute on busing and criminal justice

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris resumed their dispute during Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate regarding the legacy of school busing and the role of the criminal justice system in perpetuating America’s racial divide. Harris was asked whether Biden was correct to say the two candidates have similar views about the historical practice of mandatory busing to desegregate public schools. “That is […]

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Over 100 House Democrats now support taking the first step to impeach Trump

Over 100 House Democrats now support launching an impeachment inquiry intoPresident Donald Trump, which represents nearly half of the caucus. Support for taking the first step toward impeaching Trump has grown among Democrats since former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony to Congress last Wednesday. The Democratic leadership continues to urge caution on heading toward impeachment without more evidence. Visit Business […]

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Virginia Democrats vow to boycott legislature's 400th anniversary celebration if Trump attends

President Trump disavows ‘send her back’ chant at North Carolina rally Trump says he disagrees with the chant aimed at progressive Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar: ‘I was not happy with it.’ Virginia Democratic lawmakers said Friday they will boycott an upcoming ceremony to mark the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in America if President Trump attends, urging organizers to "Send […]

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Democrats plan to focus on obstruction while questioning Robert Mueller

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who will question former special counsel Robert Mueller next week plan to focus on a narrow set of episodes laid out in his report, an effort to direct Americans’ attention to what they see as the most egregious examples of President Donald Trump’s conduct. The examples from the Mueller report include Trump’s directions to […]

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House votes to set aside impeachment resolution against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to sideline an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, effectively killing the measure for now but not burying the issue that has divided Democrats. The resolution’s sponsor, Democratic Representative Al Green, was seeking to capitalize on growing criticism of Trump after the president’s recent attacks on minority congresswomen. The House […]

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