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Set To Become The First Black Woman Elected To Congress In Massachusetts

Set To Become The First Black Woman Elected To Congress In Massachusetts

Ayanna Pressley beat a 10-year incumbent. MASSACHUSETTS — Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor and sexual assault survivor, on Tuesday became the first Black woman to win a House primary in Massachusetts, ushering into Congress a new era of fierce, activist leadership in the mold of Shirley Chisholm and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Incumbent Rep….

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Betsy DeVos Says She Won’t Be Using Federal Funds To Arm Teachers 

Betsy DeVos Says She Won’t Be Using Federal Funds To Arm Teachers 

WASHINGTON (AP) —Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action”regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. DeVos’comments came Friday after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers, said states and local jurisdictions always “had the flexibility”to decide how to…

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Trump warns of 'left-wing violence' if Democrats win mid-term elections

Trump warns of ‘left-wing violence’ if Democrats win mid-term elections

US President Donald Trump has warned that his policies will be “violently” overturned if the Democrats win November’s mid-term elections. He told Evangelical leaders that the vote was a “referendum” on freedom of speech and religion, and that these were threatened by “violent people”. He appealed to conservative Christian groups for help, saying they were…

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John McCain Requests Former Rivals, Barack Obama, George W. Bush to Eulogize Him at Funeral

John McCain Requests Former Rivals, Barack Obama, George W. Bush to Eulogize Him at Funeral

I’m of the contention that we should generally be judged or even rated as humans by the best—and not worst—thing we’ve ever done. So I have no problems with the recently deceased Senator from Arizona, John McCain, a flawed, fallible white man from America, being assessed honestly. Frankly, I’m having the biggest kiki over McCain giving President…

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Barack Obama Reacts To John McCain’s Death: He Was Faithful To ‘Something Higher’

Former President Barack Obama, who ran against Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, paid tribute to the senator after he died Saturday. In a heartfelt tribute, former President Barack Obama praised Sen. John McCain(R-Ariz.) Saturday as a man who made sacrifices for the greater good. McCain was faithful to “something higher — the ideals for which…

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Barack Obama to eulogize John McCain; Trump not invited to funeral

Barack Obama to eulogize John McCain; Trump not invited to funeral

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have been asked to deliver eulogies at Sen. John McCain‘s funeral, according to CBS News. Details of the funeral are still being mapped out, but Donald Trump is not expected to be among the list of attendees or speakers. That’s hardly surprising. Who could forget when then-presidential candidate Trump infamously proclaimed that McCain, a decorated…

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Trump Was Begging To Get Aretha Franklin To Perform At His Inauguration And Her Reported Reaction Was Priceless

Trump Was Begging To Get Aretha Franklin To Perform At His Inauguration And Her Reported Reaction Was Priceless

As we all have learned, Aretha Franklin wasn’t just the Queen of Soul, she also fought for justice. Ms. Franklin was close to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and sang at his funeral. She offered to post bail for Angela Davis in 1979, saying, “I’m going to see her free if there is any justice in our courts, not because I…

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Gates admits affair, says he used Manafort’s money for trysts

Gates admits affair, says he used Manafort’s money for trysts

Before he joined the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort made a name for himself in the D.C. lobbying world, but his past caught up with him. Paul Manafort, President Trump’s onetime campaign chairman, is on trial in federal court in Alexandria on bank and tax fraud charges. Prosecutors allege that he failed to pay taxes on…

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Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis hospitalized

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis hospitalized

Civil rights icon and Georgia congressman Rep. John Lewis has been hospitalized but is expected to be released Sunday, his spokeswoman says. Spokeswoman Brenda Jones told CNN that Lewis is under routine observation but she did not give details of the nature of his illness or where he is hospitalized. CNN affiliate WSB-TV reported that…

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