Alabama

Who is John Lewis?

The long-serving Democrat was a young activist and leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee when, in March 1965, he joined forces with Martin Luther King Jr. to lead a voting rights march out out Selma, Alabama. But as the nonviolent demonstrators approached the E...

Civil rights icon John Lewis just eviscerated Jeff Sessions for his record on race

Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, has used two days of confirmation hearings to try to ease concerns about his views on race and civil rights. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), one of the last surviving icons of the civil rights movement, just did h...

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...

Cory Booker testifies against attorney general pick Jeff Sessions

In a highly unusual move for a Senate colleague, Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, delivered a blistering criticism Wednesday of Jeff Sessions, the junior U.S. senator from Alabama who Donald Trump has tapped to lead the Justice Department.Booker testified before the Senate Judicia...

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...

Booker to testify against fellow senator Sessions in unprecedented move | National Newswatch

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is set to testify against Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions Wednesday in an unprecedented move during his attorney general confirmation. This would be the first time in S...

Jeff Sessions Could Return Criminal Justice to the Jim Crow Era

“He has been complicit in the broad effort at resisting racial integration and racial equality,” Stevenson says of Sessions. “He has been complicit in the effort to deny the legacy of segre...

Alabama man to be executed despite jury's recommendation Thursday

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Ronald Bert Smith, a man an Alabama jury recommended be sentenced to life in prison 22 years ago for the fatal shooting of a store clerk, is scheduled to be exec...

Amendment 2, set to be on the November 8th ballot, would ensure money made within Alabama State Parks stays there

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama voters will get a chance to vote on an amendment that would ensure money brought in by the state parks stays there. Amendment 2 will be on the ballot in November. ...

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