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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 Black History Month, we honor the experience and the achievements of black Americans th...

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 progress on other Trump nominees, including Steve Mnuchin, the pick at the Treasury Departm...

‘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 speaking largely to the white population. On Friday, Trump was sworn in as the 45th preside...

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 venerable two-step of American political life. A Bible between them, Roberts will admi...

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...

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...

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 surroundin...

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...

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