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Donna Brazile visits DNC Black Caucus

Ayana Jones, phillytrib.com On a day when she was announced as the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile chose to spend the morning in a caucus of Black Democrats in Center City. Brazile, campaign manager for Al Gore’s 2000 run for president, has emerged again as a key figure after outgoing DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz decided to step down at the end of this week’s conven ...

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Looking to Build Base, Democrats Court Those Aggrieved by Donald Trump

The Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem preceded the roll call vote in Philadelphia on Tuesday. (Photo credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times) By Jeremy W. Peters, New York Times One after another, they have streamed across the stage of the Democratic National Convention, sharing their stories of being insulted, cheated or otherwise wronged by Donald J. Trump: The widow of an Army sergeant, who said she ...

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Donna Brazile to Serve as Interim DNC Chair Through Election

After the emails from the Democratic National Committee were leaked over the weekend, it has been announced that Donna Brazile, Vice Chair for the DNC, will act as interim chair through the election. The DNC email leak revealed that the current chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had unfairly criticized and spoke out against the Bernie Sanders campaign. The DNC, and most importantly the chair of the DNC, is su ...

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Nick Cannon Leads BLM Protest Outside RNC Accusing Both Parties of ‘taking our votes for granted’

The grio On Monday, Nick Cannon led a Black Lives Matter protest outside of the Republican National Convention and spoke out against both the Republican and Democratic party for failing to listen seriously to black Americans. “We want to be respected. We want to feel safe. We want the American Dream,” Cannon said. “You are messing with our peace of mind. We can’t operate as Americans when we can’t walk outs ...

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Obama: America is not as divided as some suggest

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected any notion that the past week's stunning violence signals a return to racial brutality of a dark past, saying that as painful as the killings of police and black men were, "America is not as divided as some have suggested." With five Dallas police officers dead at the hands of a sniper and two black men dead at the hands of police, Obama appe ...

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Cory Booker Sort of Confirms VP Vetting By Clinton Campaign

WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) gave an open-ended response to questions about whether he is being vetted as a potential vice presidential nominee by the Hillary Clinton campaign in an interview with CNN. The freshman senator was asked by CNN’s Brianna Keilar whether he was being vetted and responded by deferring to the Clinton camp. “I’m just referring questions about the vice presidency to the woma ...

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Cong. John Lewis Leads Sit-in on House Floor Over Guns

Representatives Elizabeth Esty and John Lewis occupy the House floor. Washington (CNN) John Lewis revived Wednesday one of the most evocative forms of protest from the civil rights movement -- the sit-in -- to demand House Republicans move on gun control. In a move rich with historic symbolism, the civil rights icon and Democratic congressman from Georgia led a dramatic protest inside the House of Represent ...

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U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Convicted

By Frederick H. Lowe and Burney Simpson Like son, like father. A federal jury has convicted longtime U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.)  of bribery, mail fraud and 27 other charges that could lead him to join his son, Chaka Fattah, Jr., in prison where he is currently serving a five year sentence for fraud and tax charges. The 59 year-old Fattah told reporters after the verdict in Philadelphia that “It’s a to ...

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Kamala Harris Wins California U.S. Senate Primary

Harris is on track to become the second black woman in the U.S. Senate By Frederick H. Lowe California Attorney General Kamala Harris moved a step closer to becoming the second black woman to take a seat in the U.S. Senate after Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois. Harris led all candidates in Tuesday’s primary, including U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who finished second in the contest. Sanchez, who is Hispanic, w ...

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See Obamas’ Next Home: 9 Bedrooms in a Wealthy Washington Neighborhood

The 8,200-square-foot, nine-bedroom home in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood where President Obama and his family will live after he leaves office next year. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times By Julie Hirschfeld Davis, nytimes.com President Obama and his family plan to move to a mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, a mere two miles from the White House, when he leaves ...

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