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Jon Ward

GOP Senator Says Fighting For Corporate America Is A 'Trap' | Jon Ward | Posted 02.11.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was amused, more than anything else, by his upcoming cameo in a NowThis News video referencing the Netflix serie...

Only Four African Americans Have Ever Been Elected To The U.S. Senate In All Of American History

Posted 10.17.2013 | Home

New Jersey voters elected Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) on Wednesday to the seat once held by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D). When he is seated, Se...

A Strong Signal From Gov. Haley

Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. | Posted 02.17.2013 | Home
Clifford L. Alexander, Jr.

Sunday, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley appointed a black man, Rep. Tim Scott, to the vacant South Carolina Senate seat. It's an excellent signal to her party that it must, in appointive and legislative positions, recommend candidates who will attract the support and votes of black people.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Likely To Remain Without African-American Members For Years | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- If the Senate were representative of the U.S. population, 13 of its 100 members would be African-American. But there have been only si...

Nate Silver: Why Are There No Black Senators?

FiveThirtyEight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When the House of Representatives convenes tomorrow, it will contain 39 African-American members, not including non-voting delegates in places like th...