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Laura Barron-Lopez

Democrats Happy To Exploit Embarrassing GOP Fight Over Confederate Flag | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner's day went from bad to worse Thursday as his efforts to quietly ease a fight over the Confederate flag blew u...

Christopher Mathias

New Bill Would Ban Police Chokeholds Under Federal Law | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Less than a year after Eric Garner died after being put into a police chokehold in Staten Island, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) is introdu...

Amanda Terkel

Black Lawmakers To Focus On Criminal Justice Reform In New Congress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and other African-American men who have died at the hands of law enforcement in recent months w...

Elise Foley

New York Democrats Outraged By Decision Not To Indict In Eric Garner Case | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of New York's congressional delegation expressed dismay on Wednesday that a grand jury had decided not to bring criminal charges...

Black Lawmakers Bring Ferguson Protest Symbol To House Floor

The Huffington Post | Donte' Stallworth | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

The Ferguson protests came to the House floor Monday night, when a group of black lawmakers raised their hands in the gesture that has come to symboli...

Hakeem Jeffries Re-Elected To Congress In New York

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) was re-elected to Congress in New York's 8th congressional district on Tuesday. Jeffries, who was first elected to th...

Christopher Mathias

Officials Condemn 'Vile' Anti-Islam Ads In New York Subway | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Earlier this month, Linda Sarsour and a colleague were standing outside the Arab-American Association of New York headquarters in Bay Ridg...

Elise Foley

Democrats Call For Lawyers For Kids Crossing The Border | Elise Foley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of House Democrats announced a bill on Monday that would prevent minors and people with mental disabilities from facing immigrat...

Christopher Mathias

NYC Still Making Thousands Of Pot Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

A congressman is putting pressure on the New York Police Department to curb the number of low-level marijuana arrests in the city. At a press conferen...

The Black Congressional Budget No One Ever Talks About

The Root | Charles D. Ellison | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) federal budget proposal, crowded with unrealistic cuts on critical social programs, is like a s...

Family Of Brooklyn Woman Who Died In Police Custody Sues City

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.23.2013 | New York

The family of Kyam Livingston, a 37-year-old mother of two who died in police custody this past July, is suing New York City and the NYPD, The New Yor...

These Politicians Had Famous Roommates

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

The only thing tougher than imagining some of the country's most powerful people in their early twenties is picturing them kicking back with equally p...

Dem Rep Rips Into Potential Obama Pick

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly would be a "poor choice" to head up the Department of Homeland Security...

Congressmen Help Launch Drug War Exit Strategy Guide

Bill Piper | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime
Bill Piper

On Thursday, the Drug Policy Alliance will release An Exit Strategy for the Failed War on Drugs. This comprehensive report contains 75 broad and incremental recommendations for legislative reforms.

Matt Sledge

House Task Force Could Rethink Drug Laws | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The House Judiciary Committee created a bipartisan task force Tuesday to investigate whether the federal code over-criminalizes minor offe...

New York's 2012 Election Results

| Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

By Julie Shapiro, Jill Colvin NEW YORK CITY — Voters reelected President Barack Obama to the White House Tuesday after a hotly contested campaign...

Extremely Low Voter Turnout Tuesday

Posted 06.28.2012 | New York

It turns out that yes, Austin Finan, a spokesman for Grace Meng's winning campaign, was right: "Folks don't vote in June." A court ruled that New...

Jeffries Trounces Barron

Posted 06.27.2012 | New York

To the relief of the country's Democratic leaders, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries won the Democratic primary in the 8th Congressional District Tuesday ov...

Matt Sledge

Gentrification Plays Complicated Role In New York Congressional Races | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Charles Barron has never been one to hold his tongue. Speaking once at a rally demanding slavery reparations, he told a crowd, "I want to ...

WATCH: Does Anyone Know About Today's Primaries?

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

There's an election today. Didn't you know? You probably didn't. Nobody faults you for that. You for some reason know that Mitt Romney's wife dress...


| Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

By Patrick Hedlund, DNAinfo News Editor NEW YORK CITY — New Yorkers take to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in a handful of hotly contested...

Matt Sledge

Charles Barron's Press Conference Missing Key Endorser | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Friday was supposed to be a day for controversial City Councilman Charles Barron's allies to "stand by their man," according to a press re...

Newspapers Rally Around Jeffries, Fearing 'Embarrassing Ideologue' Congressman

Posted 06.21.2012 | New York

Four major New York newspapers have, in no uncertain terms, endorsed Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries for US Congress. The endorsements are fueled slightly...

Interview With Hakeem Jeffries, Candidate for New York's 8th Congressional District

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

Our conversation explored what Jeffries' election would mean for residents of the district, particularly on the issues of education, health outcomes and jobs.

Longtime Dem Congressman Stepping Down

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Ed Towns (D-N.Y.) will not run for reelection this fall, Politico reported Sunday evening. Towns, who has held his seat since 1983 and once s...