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Despite A Big Setback, Progressives Increase Their Leadership Clout In New Congress
California Rep. Barbara Lee lost, but the Congressional Progressive Caucus still made big gains.
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Hakeem Jeffries Wins Contested House Democratic Caucus Chair Race
The congressman from New York beat fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Barbara Lee of California.
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Diamond And Silk Appear To Lie Under Oath About Trump Payments
The conservative social media duo said they weren't paid by the president's campaign... but campaign filings indicate otherwise.
Congressman Honors Female Hip-Hop Artists On House Floor For Women's History Month
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) saluted Lauryn Hill, Lil' Kim and others.
Congressman Raps 'Juicy' On The House Floor In Honor Of Notorious B.I.G.
"We know he went from negative to positive and emerged as one of the world’s most important hip hop stars."
Democrats Pounce As Republicans Split Over Confederate Flag
Republicans voted 238-176 to send it to the House Administration Committee for review, all but killing it since the Republican
New Bill Would Ban Police Chokeholds Under Federal Law
Kirsten John Foy, Northeast Regional Director at The National Action Network, told reporters at Monday’s press conference
Black Lawmakers To Focus On Criminal Justice Reform In New Congress
A key player in this saga could soon be coming to Congress. Daniel Donovan, the Staten Island district attorney who gained
New York Democrats Outraged By Decision Not To Indict In Eric Garner Case
Members of the delegation also called for better data collection of reports of police abuse, more community policing and
Black Lawmakers Bring Ferguson Protest Symbol To House Floor
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Hakeem Jeffries Re-Elected To Congress In New York
As Hate Crimes Increase, Officials Condemn 'Vile' Anti-Islam Ads In New York Subway
The ads are the work of author and activist Pamela Geller, who paid $100,000 for what she described to the Daily News last
Democrats Call For Lawyers For Unaccompanied Minors Crossing The Border
Recent months have seen a surge in the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, many of them coming
NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests
A New York congressman is putting pressure on the New York Police Department to curb the number of low-level marijuana arrests in the city.
NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough
Data released earlier this month from the New York state Division of Criminal Justice Services shows that from January to
The Black Congressional Budget No One Ever Talks About
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) federal budget proposal, crowded with unrealistic cuts on critical social
Kyam Livingston's Family Sues NYPD After Death In Holding Cell
Livingston's family wants answers. Her mother, Anita Neal, 61, wants to know the names of the officers who were working that
Politicians And Their Famous Roommates: From Movie Stars To, Well, Other Politicans
Hillary Clinton and Janet Hill The former first lady and secretary of state lived with high-powered corporate director and
Hakeem Jeffries: Ray Kelly Would Be 'Poor Choice' To Lead Department Of Homeland Security
Under Kelly and Bloomberg, the stop-and-frisk program has grown vastly, with over 5 million searches conducted during the
Congressmen Help Launch Drug War Exit Strategy Guide
Drug Policy Alliance, Director of National Affairs
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.
House Task Force Could Rethink Drug Laws
New York Elections 2012: Gillibrand, Jeffries, Meng Declare Victory As Obama Wins Reelection
In addition to choosing between Obama and Romney, New Yorkers still recovering from Hurricane Sandy also cast ballots in
New York Primaries Voter Turnout Unsurprisingly Low, Even Contentious Races Didn't Draw Out Voters
The New York Times reports that only about 12 to 14 percent of the city's registered Democrats voted in the city's four big
Hakeem Jeffries Beats Charles Barron In New York Democratic Primary For 8th Congressional District
Four major New York newspapers, in no uncertain terms, endorsed Jeffries. The Assemblyman also earned the endorsements of
Gentrification Plays Complicated Role In New York Congressional Races
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