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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 general without many fireworks. That changed on Wednesday afternoon, when three of Sess...

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 nomination as our next Attorney General.  But ironically, these Senators and their allie...

Republicans are trying to rewrite Jeff Sessions' history on race

Thirty years ago, the Senate rejected the nomination of Jeff Sessions to a federal judgeship in Alabama following extensive testimony alleging that Sessions held racist views and pursued racially motivated prosecutions as a federal prosecutor. On Tuesday, when Sessions again appe...

Sessions again faces the big question at his confirmation hearing: Is he a racist?

The big question hanging over confirmation hearings for attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, was skirted, but never quite asked directly: Is he a racist?The passions surrounding this question erupted several times as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee qu...

Justice Perry, former Sanford judge, retires from the Florida Supreme Court

Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry grew up in the 1940s and '50s in a housing project in New Bern, N.C. His mother and father dropped out of school before they reached the fourth gra...

AP FACT CHECK: Idea of police bias not unique to Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — A claim from the vice presidential debate between Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and how it stacks up with the facts: PENCE: "When African American polic...

Trump calls for expanded use of stop and frisk

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called Wednesday for an expansion of stop-and-frisk encounters with police, a tactic that has been controversial in Baltimore and that a federal court...

Judge Denies Racism, Sexism Allegations

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Three weeks after a state investigative panel accused him of making racist and sexist remarks, a Jacksonville circuit judge is flatly denying the accusations of ina...

Tim Kaine contrasts the civil rights records of two Republicans: his father-in-law and Donald Trump

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine sought Thursday to contrast the civil rights record of his father-in-law, A. Linwood Holton Jr., a former Republican governor of Virginia, with t...

Michael Jordan speaks out on racial violence

Michael Jordan urged the country to come together despite the recent uptick in racially charged incidents between African Americans and police. The NBA star said he can “no longer remain silent...

Michael Jordan donates $2million to African-American and police causes

Michael Jordan says he can 'no longer stay silent' about the explosive level of racial tension between some in the African-American community and law enforcement. Following the police killings o...

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