Elections

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. listens at left as Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the second day of a confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
January 11, 2017 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black lawmakers said Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions at times has shown hostility toward civil rights, making him unfit to be attorney general, as a 1986 letter from the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. surfaced strongly expressing opposition to the Alabama senator. In the second...
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. listens at left as Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the second day of a confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
January 11, 2017 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black lawmakers said Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions at times has shown hostility toward civil rights, making him unfit to be attorney general, as a 1986 letter from the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., surfaced strongly expressing opposition to the Alabama senator. In the...
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From left, NAACP President Cornell Brooks, Fraternal Order Of Police National President Chuck Canterbury, and ACLU Legal Director David Cole are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, prior to testifying at Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
January 11, 2017 - 11:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of one of the largest African-American civil rights organization told Congress on Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions is "unfit to serve" as attorney general, as a 1986 letter from the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. surfaced strongly expressing opposition to the Alabama...
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Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 11, 2017 - 2:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, used strong words in the first day of his Senate confirmation hearings to deny any hints of a racist past. On day two, a group of black lawmakers will speak out against his nomination — including New Jersey Democrat...
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Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 11, 2017 - 2:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of black lawmakers will speak out against Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, in the second day of Senate confirmation hearings. They include New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who will take the rare step of testifying against a current Senate...
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FILE - In a Dec. 12, 2016 file photo, former Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., walks from the federal courthouse after his sentencing hearing in Philadelphia. Fattah, set to start a 10-year prison term in Jan. 2017, has petitioned a U.S. appeals court to let him remain free while he appeals his racketeering conviction. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 08, 2017 - 1:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A longtime congressman set to start a 10-year prison term this month has petitioned a U.S. appeals court to let him remain free while he appeals his racketeering conviction. Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, a Philadelphia Democrat, said he expects to win a new trial over errors...
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January 06, 2017 - 9:52 am
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has told supporters she will run for re-election in 2018. The Massachusetts Democrat made the announcement Friday. It was expected that she would run again. Warren has emerged as one of Republican President-elect Donald Trump's fiercest critics in Congress...
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FILE - This July 26, 2016 file photo former Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Vowing to protect California's values and constitutional guarantees, the state Legislature has selected Holder to serve as outside counsel to advise the legal strategy against the incoming Trump administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite,File)
January 04, 2017 - 5:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the California Legislature said Wednesday they have hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to advise them on a legal strategy as they gird for a fight against President-elect Donald Trump. The precise role of the high-profile lawyer remained...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama sits with Attorney General Eric Holder during the 32nd annual the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. Obama has announced plans to improve Democrats’ down-ballot fortunes once he leaves office. He is launching an initiative with former Attorney General Eric Holder aimed at making Democratic gains when states redraw legislative district lines following the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 03, 2017 - 2:13 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrats around the country are demanding change from a national committee they say has focused too heavily on the White House at the expense of governorships, legislatures and state party operations. "It's got to be helping us organize in our states to be able to build that...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama sits with Attorney General Eric Holder during the 32nd annual the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. Obama has announced plans to improve Democrats’ down-ballot fortunes once he leaves office. He is launching an initiative with former Attorney General Eric Holder aimed at making Democratic gains when states redraw legislative district lines following the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 02, 2017 - 10:14 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrats around the country are demanding change from a national committee they say has focused too heavily on the White House at the expense of governorships, legislatures and state party operations. "It's got to be helping us organize in our states to be able to build that...
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