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Protesters mass near White House for 2nd day
May 30, 2020
The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck (all times Eastern): ... read more »
Joe Biden’s Plan for Empowering Black America
May 7, 2020
Biden said he plans to hold financial institutions accountable for discriminatory practices in the housing market, and he will restore the federal government’s power to enforce settlements against discriminatory lenders. Additionally, the plan calls for Biden to strengthen and expand the Community Reinvestment Act to ensure that the nation’s bank and non-bank financial services institutions are serving all communities. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Slams Surgeon General Jerome Adams for Offensive Comments During WH Coronavirus Briefing
April 10, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement condemning the highly offensive White House Briefing Room remarks by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams who singled out African Americans, saying they should avoid “alcohol, tobacco, and drugs,” and encouraged minorities to “do this, if not for yourself, then for your abuela. Do it for your granddaddy, do it for your Big Mama, do it for your pop-pop.” Her statement follows: ... read more »
Barragán Urges President Trump to Declare Federal Emergency on COVID-19
March 12, 2020
In a letter to the president, 20 Congressmembers explained that a federal emergency declaration is required to allow California’s 1,400 community health centers to deliver and bill for telephonic, video and other alternative services during declared statewide emergencies. ... read more »
Harris to Graham: Hold Immediate Hearing on Roger Stone Case and Make AG Barr Testify
February 14, 2020
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday sent a letter to Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) demanding that the committee hold a hearing—with Attorney General Bill Barr as a witness—on potential political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone, President Trump’s former campaign advisor and longtime friend. Harris’ letter comes after reports that the Department of Justice was considering reducing the sentencing recommendation put forward by the career prosecutors overseeing Stone’s case, all four of whom have since requested to withdraw from the case, and after the Department filed an updated sentencing recommendation in the case that contradicted the career prosecutors. ... read more »
Dems appeal for GOP open minds as impeachment arguments open
January 23, 2020
Democratic accusers say Trump was the one with the “corrupt scheme” to abuse his presidential power and then obstruct Congress’ investigation. ... read more »
Booker Ends Presidential Bid After Polling, Money Struggles
January 17, 2020
Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety. ... read more »
CBC Calls Trump ‘Lawless,’ Demands Accountability
December 27, 2019
Trump is accused of pressuring Ukraine to dig up damaging information on Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his son Hunter. Biden is one of Trump's key Democratic opponents. ... read more »
Are Republican Senators in Fear of ‘Don Corleone’ Trump? “Yes!” Says Schumer
December 26, 2019
On Thursday, December 19, NNPA Newswire interviewed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The discussion covered a wide range of topics, focusing primarily on the impeachment of the president. The Senator also shared some insight on his conversations with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). ... read more »
Top National Stories of 2019
December 26, 2019
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Congressional Black Caucus Members Talk Impeachment, HBCU Funding
December 19, 2019
The members discussed the passage of the Future Act, legislation that provides needed funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other educational institutions. ... read more »
Judiciary Panel Takes First Steps Toward Impeachment Vote
December 13, 2019
The House Judiciary Committee took the first steps Wednesday evening toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges. ... read more »
Harris Exit Points to Hurdles Facing Minority Candidates
December 6, 2019
The California senator abruptly withdrew from the race on Tuesday after her once-promising campaign failed to coalesce around a message that would resonate with voters. And without clear support from voters, Harris couldn’t raise the money needed to keep going. ... read more »
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