Civil And Political Rights

Cory Booker takes stage to rail against Jeff Sessions nomination

Washington (CNN) New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker gave an impassioned and unprecedented plea to the Senate on Wednesday to vote against Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general and his fellow senator, Jeff Sessions. Booker, civil rights legend Georgia Rep. John Lewis and Congressi...

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...

In Unprecedented Move, Sen. Cory Booker to Testify Against Jeff Sessions

Senator Cory Booker is so opposed to Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general that the New Jersey Democrat is willing to break precedent. Tomorrow, Booker plans to give testimony in front of t...

Jeff Sessions -- Attorney General Confirmation

The Department of Justice has law-enforcement responsibilities in all kinds of areas: antitrust, tax, environment, general criminal and civil litigation, and so forth. But just about all the oppo...

A guide to voter intimidation and how to report it - The Washington Post

On the eve of Election Day, civil rights groups and local election officials were reminding voters of the state and federal laws protecting against voter intimidation and advising them where to g...

How black grassroots politics led to the 14th Amendment and black citizenship

Memphis Riot of 1866. (Wikimedia Commons/Alfred Rudolph Waud) In 2008, the United States elected its first African-American president. But in the last yea...

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