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Protesters Read Coretta Scott King's Letter Outside Mitch McConnell's Kentucky Home

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

Protesters arrived at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday evening to read Coretta Scott King’s 1986 t...

Jeff Sessions Had Warned Sally Yates: You'll Have To Say No To The President

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

Monday night, acting Attorney General Sally Yates was relieved of her duties by President Donald Trump after Yates announced that the Department of Ju...

What was Jeff Sessions' role in Trump's immigration order?

Karen Hobert Flynn | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Karen Hobert Flynn

Amid growing evidence that the Trump administration rushed into a legally- and constitutionally-shaky ban on immigration from seven Middle East and Af...

Did Jeff Sessions Forget Wanting To Execute Pot Dealers?

The Conversation US | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
The Conversation US

Before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on Jeff Sessions' nomination to be attorney general, senators should demand an explanation for the sudden bout of amnesia he had at his nomination hearing earlier this month.

Here's What Happens When Sessions Is In The Saddle At Justice

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There's absolutely no hint, based on his Senate voting record, public statements and actions, and ties to hard right-wing groups, that once in the Justice Department saddle, that he will suddenly be a fair and impartial enforcer of civil rights laws, criminal justice reforms, and go after corporate abuses.

Sen. Kamala Harris To Vote Against Jeff Sessions As Attorney General

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics

Newly elected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Saturday joined other Democrats against Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessio...

One of the Burdens Jeff Sessions Didn't Satisfy at this Week's Confirmation Hearing

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

At his confirmation hearing this week, the burden was on Jeff Sessions to prove to the Senate and to the American people that, if confirmed, he would ...

Jeff Sessions Has An Asian Grandchild, Yet Praised Era When U.S. Banned Asians

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― During Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Donald Trump’s attorney general pick, all eyes were on the n...

Arlington Heights Case Anniversary: Why Business Conservatives Should Rethink The Sessions Nomination

Thomas A. Saenz | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Thomas A. Saenz

There are many strong reasons to oppose Sessions' confirmation, but one for business conservatives to seriously consider arises from a case whose anniversary arrives just as the senator's confirmation hearings begin.

Dick Durbin Doubts Trump's AG Pick Would Be 'Fair And Humane' On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general pick, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), tried to skirt questions about the fate of young u...

News Roundup, January 10

Outspeak | Posted 01.10.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

Outspeak reads the news so you don't have to. We're good like that.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth Slams Jeff Sessions' Disability Rights Record

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A day before Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-Ala.) Senate confirmation hearing to be Donald Trump’s attorney general, newly elected Sen. Tam...

Why NRA-Friendly Politicians Should Support Gun Violence Research

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.14.2016 | Healthy Living

When President-elect Donald Trump nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for attorney general, critics pointed out the longtime senator’s reputation as...

Pick Any LGBTQ Rights Issue. Jeff Sessions Has Voted Against It.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― He claimed he supported LGBTQ rights on the campaign trail, but President-elect Donald Trump just tapped one of the most anti-gay polit...

Jeff Sessions Will Be In Charge Of Enforcing The Federal Hate Crime Law He Vehemently Opposed

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Senator Sessions' nomination has drawn sharp rebukes from civil rights advocates and some politicians.

White Nationalists Are Ecstatic About Jeff Sessions' Nomination

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics

Republican Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions’ racially insensitive comments and hardline anti-immigration positions are prompting a host of civil rights gr...

Attorney General Loretta Lynch: You Must Continue To Report Hate Crimes

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.18.2016 | Black Voices

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is urging Americans to report any hate crimes they witness to both their local law enforcement and the Justice Departme...

Congressman: Trump’s AG Pick Will 'Erase 50 Years Of Progress’

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) isn’t mincing words in his condemnation of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for atto...

Civil Rights Groups Condemn Nomination Of Jeff Sessions As Attorney General

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics

Civil rights groups are condemning President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as United States Attorney General. At iss...

Trump Picks Jeff Sessions, Senator Accused Of Racism, For Attorney General

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Thirty years ago, in 1986, the Senate Judiciary Committee shot down President Ronald Reagan’s nomination of Jefferson Beauregard Sess...

Trump Offers Attorney General Job To Alabama Judge Previously Accused Of Racism

Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Ryan J. Reilly


Why I Want My Daughters To Know About Janet Reno

The Conversation US | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

I want my daughters, and every aspiring political leader, to know her story. Janet Reno was a different kind of public servant. She was tough, smart and humble.

The Normalization Of Legalization

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America is in the midst of a dramatic shift in public opinion, one which began at least a decade ago and shows no signs of reversing any time soon. The concept of fully legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use must now actually be considered the mainstream opinion in America.

New York Attorney General Orders Trump Foundation To Halt Activity

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics

The Donald J. Trump Foundation is being ordered to cease its activities in New York state by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The charity was not p...

War On Weed's End In Sight

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The end of the federal government's War On Weed is approaching fast. No matter how the details work out, that much seems pretty clear at this point.