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Did Former Helms Lawyer Thomas Farr Lie to the Senate Judiciary Committee? It Sure Looks That Way.

Raleigh lawyer Thomas Farr, a nominee for a federal judgeship, knew well in advance about a controversial 1990 postcard campaign designed by Republicans to intimidate blacks who wanted to vote, according to a former Department of Justice investigator.The statements made this week...

New money: Mnuchin and Carranza signatures now on the dollar bill

Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Published 1:31 p.m. ET Nov. 15, 2017 | Updated 1:35 p.m. ET Nov. 15, 2017CLOSE Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza were on hand at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Wednesday to see the pr...

Clemson student vice president impeached, to face trial.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson University's student senate has voted to impeach the student government's vice president, a black man who recently refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. But Clemson spokesman John Gouch said Thursday the impeachment proceedings started ...

The Agenda: Tropical Storm Irma may develop off coast today; Summey's 'Buddy System'

A storm system spinning off the S.C.-Georgia coast could become Tropical Storm Irma today, possibly preparing to skirt the Carolinas before heading out to see. Source: WaPo, National Hurricane Center Duke Energy says it will not be the company that attempts to salvage the abando...

Cummings, Trump find common ground on need for drug pricing reforms

Speaking to reporters in the White House driveway, Cummings said Trump was fully versed on the drug price issue and eager to work toward a solution. He didn't, however, detail any firm assurances...

Jeff Sessions: ‘Black History Is American History’

In remarks at the Justice Department on Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that black history is American history and that much remains to be done to advance civil rights. “During Bl...

Sessions approved by Senate committee

Sessions's nomination now goes to the floor, where he is widely expected to be confirmed given the GOP's 52-seat majority. The committee vote comes as Senate Democrats have sought to slow progre...

‘Trump’s inauguration crowd size lower than Obama's’

JOHANNESBURG - American political analysts say newly elected US President Donald Trump's inauguration attendance was significantly lower than his predecessors, with the tone of his speech speakin...

Roberts, target of Trump jabs, meeting Trump at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and John Roberts are not likely to rehash Trump's criticism of the chief justice when they meet outside the Capitol at noon. Instead, they will take part in a ve...

Three black lawmakers just tore into Jeff Sessions

For a man dogged by allegations of racist comments and actions, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) managed to make it through the first day and a half of confirmation hearings to be the next attorney ge...

In Defense Of Sen. Jeff Sessions

Senator Jeff Sessions is not a racist.  If you listen to only certain Senate Democrats and others on the left, that’s exactly what they want you to think and why they are objecting to his nomi...

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