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Politics

Lightfoot, begins life as Chicago’s mayor-elect, first Black woman mayor in city’s history

April 3, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago’s mayoral election (all times local): Chicago’s new mayor-elect plans to start her day greeting voters downtown before attending a unity news conference with her opponent in Tuesday’s election. Lori Lightfoot will meet with commuters Wednesday morning at a Chicago Transit Authority train station. The former federal prosecutor will…

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Senate vote on Kavanaugh delayed for FBI investigation into sexual misconduct

October 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford (background.) By Frederick H. Lowe Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com Voting along party lines, the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee on Oct. 28 sent Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate, but committee members agreed not to hold a final…

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McCain upset about pardon of Joe Arpaio

August 26, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona is voicing his displeasure at President Donald Trump’s pardon of the former Phoenix metro area sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of a misdemeanor contempt-of-court charge for defying a judge’s orders that he stop conducting immigration patrols. Arapio was facing the prospect of jail time at…

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Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions

July 28, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia on Friday and said it was closing down a U.S. recreation retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia. The U.S. Senate approved a new package of stiff financial sanctions Friday against Russia, Iran and North Korea and…

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The Election 2016 Deserves

August 5, 2016

ABOVE CARTOON:  Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch In a year where the bizarre has been commonplace, the Presidential Contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump makes it’s own absurd sense. By Denise Clay You’ve gotta admit, 2016 has been a pretty strange year. From the appearance of some sort of mass shooting or terrorist attack…

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Holder Holds Court

August 5, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Former Attorney General Eric Holder takes the stage during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) At the Wednesday meeting of the Democratic Party’s Black Caucus, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talked police reform, Hillary Clinton, and how the only thing that…

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History Repeating

August 5, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, VP running mate Tim Kaine and former President Bill Clinton address crowds at last week’s rally at Temple University.  (Photo by Bill Z. Foster) Eight years ago, Barack Obama began his historic Presidential campaign. On Friday, another history-making Democratic Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, began her quest for the…

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Did Obama unify the Party? What Hillary must do to win

August 5, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  President Barack Obama  (Photo by Monica Peters) By Monica Peters The rift between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters is painful and evident.  The Democratic Party can’t deny that although Sanders supporters won’t be able to vote for their candidate, they are still proving to be a strong force.  Even with President Obama’s…

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Convention Voices: Voting Matters

July 29, 2016

Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (Pastor of Bethel AME Church in Georgetown, SC) ‘If we don’t vote in the upcoming presidential election. We stand the chance of moving backwards. We are at a delicate place in this country. The political gains we’ve achieved are being eroded. You can’t stay…

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