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#BlackGirlMagic, Congress, Lauren Underwood, News -

Lauren Underwood, 32, is taking her #BlackGirlMagic to Congress after her history-making victory over her four-term GOP opponent, Rep. Randy Hultgren, in last week’s midterm elections. Underwood, the winner in Illinois’ 14th congressional district, says her she was triumphant because “the voters were interested in a new generation of leadership.” As the youngest Black woman […]

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Congress, Democrats, Gun Control, lucy mcbath, News -

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the House floor when Democrats retake control after […]

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2018 Midterm Election, Black Democrats, Congress, Impeachment, News, Politics, Tax Returns, Top Stories -

History was made in milestones that broke racial and gender barriers as the Democrats took the House back in the 2018 midterm elections.

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The blue wave is coming. And if the midterms turn out in favor of Democrats, well, seats will flip and in the end, the good guys (fine, the lesser of two evils) will take control of Congress.

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2018 Midterm Elections, @AP, Congress, Ilhad Omar, Minnesota, News, Politics, Video -

A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress who is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House has denounced claims that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud.

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brett kavanaugh, confirmation vote, congress, supreme court, vote -

Despite several outbursts from protesters, Congress voted 50 to 48 to confirm embattled judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, ending weeks of contentiousness between those who believe sexual assault survivors and those who live and represent states that sought to continue slavery.

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Congress, Georgia, Jordan Davis, lucy mcbath, News, Politics, Video, Women -

Lucy McBath, the mother of slain teenager, Jordan Davis, killed in his car by a man who complained about “loud music,” wouldn’t let him die in vain. Since the 2012 murder, McBath has channeled her pain into activism, advocating for justice for Jordan, becoming a spokesperson for gun control, and joining the Mothers of the […]

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In what might be the weirdest dustup of 2018, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Tex.) and resident nutjob Alex Jones (W-hite) engaged in a full-on “Hold me back” moment that included name-calling and vague threats of violence.

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Ayanna Pressley, Boston, Congress, John Lewis, Massachusetts, Mike Capuano, News, Politics, Top Stories, Video -

  Ayanna Pressley just pulled off another stunner. Tuesday night, Pressley, the first woman of color to win a Boston City Council seat, won the Democratic primary for Congress, beating out 10-term Democrat Mike Capuano with 53 percent of the vote. It’s a race that many establishment Democrats wanted to go the other way, with black political leaders […]

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Air Marshals, Blogs, congress, National, News, Orlando International Airport, TSA -

Members of Congress are requesting Inspector General John Kelly to investigate the Federal Air Marshal […]

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@AP, Black Women, Congress, Minnesota, News, Politics, Somalia, Video -

Ilhan Omar became the nation's first and only Somali-American lawmaker when she won a seat in the Minnesota House.

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Trump-loving social media vloggers “Diamond and Silk” are in the hot seat after allegedly lying […]

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California, Compton, Congress, Entertainment, News, Opinion, Oprah Winfrey, Politics, Stacey Dash, TheGrio Originals -

Stacey Dash is running for Congress to represent the part of California that represents Compton. This writer opines in his open letter about why she will take a huge L.

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A bitterly divided Congress is currently embroiled in a political stare-down with American lives at risk

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CHIME Act, Community Health Center Fund, congress, National, News, Politics, Primary health care -

The clock is ticking for Congress to renew federal funding for thousands of community health […]

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'D.C., Advice, Auntie Maxine, Black Girls, Brittany Packnett, Busboys & Poets, C SPAN, California, Congress, Congresswoman, Eric Thomas, Feminism, Inspiration, Interview, Maxine Waters, Millennials, MSNBC, Natasha Alford, News, open mic, Politics, She Should Run, Tax March, TheGrio Originals, True Story, Video, Washington, Women, Women’s Campaign School -

On this episode of “True Story with Natasha Alford,” Natasha sits with Congresswoman Maxine Waters at her “Auntie Maxine Open Mic” for millennials at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. The Congresswoman opens up about her journey in politics, the latest push to get women to run for office, and why she’s rallying millennials for the Democratic […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — Representative Eliot Engel, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, […]

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Is now the time for statehood for the District of Columbia?  As the 51st state […]

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2014, @AP, Barack Obama, Congress, Executive Order, House Republicans, Lame Duck, Mid-Terms, Politics, Republicans -

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone...

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As protesters across the nation voice their frustrations over the recent barrage of Black men […]

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Chicago, Congress, Depression, Jesse Jackson Jr., Leave of Absence, Mayo Clinic, Mood Disorder, Politics -

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who disappeared on a secretive medical leave two months ago, is expected back home within a matter of weeks, an aide said Thursday...

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Chicago, Congress, Jesse Jackson, Jesse Jackson Jr., New York Post, Politics, Poltiics, Rev. Jesse Jackson -

theGRIO REPORT - Family and staffers to Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. strongly refuted a New York Post report saying Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is working behind-the-scenes to place his younger son Jonathan in Jackson Jr.'s congressional seat...

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Chicago, Congress, Depression, Jesse Jackson Jr., Leave of Absence, Politics, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sandi Jackson -

CHICAGO (AP) - Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is suffering from debilitating depression and even collapsed at his home in Washington two months ago, his wife said in an interview published Saturday that revealed new details about his secretive leave of absence...

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Chicago, Congress, Depression, Exhaustion, Jesse Jackson Jr., Leave of Absence, Mayo Clinic, Politics, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rod Blagojevich, Treatment, U.S. Senate -

theGRIO REPORT - In a recent interview with HuffPost Live, Rev. Jesse Jackson opened up about his son, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and his ongoing battle with depression...

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Affordable Care Act, Congress, Floor Speeches, House, Obamacare, Politics, Rep. Frederica Wilson, Republicans, U.S. House of Representatives, War on Women -

theGRIO REPORT - Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson took to the House floor today to support the Affordable Care Act, and to blast her Republican colleagues for what she called attacks on women's health and programs for the poor...

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Chicago, Congress, Depression, Jesse Jackson, Jesse Jackson Jr., Mayo Clinic, Politics, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rod Blagojevich -

CHICAGO (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson said there is 'no timetable' as his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., recovers from depression and gastrointestinal issues at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota...

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Chicago, Congress, Depression, Illinois, Jesse Jackson Jr., Mayo Clinic, News, Politics, Treatment -

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., whose whereabouts haven't been disclosed since he quietly took a medical leave from Congress several weeks ago, is being treated for depression at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota...

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Barack Obama, Congress, Foreign Policy, Guantanamo, kill list, National Security, Opinion, Politics, Terrorism -

ANALYSIS - For the first time in a generation, a Democrat is running for president without facing sustained attacks on his national security credentials...

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Allen West, Congress, Election 2012, Fundraising, Politics, Republicans -

theGRIO REPORT - House Republican Allen West of Florida, one of only two black Republicans in Congress, has turned his firebrand style into one major political benefit: dollars.

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Congress, Entertainment, Human Trafficking, Inspiration, Jada Pinkett Smith, John Kerry, Slavery, Testimony, Washington DC, Will Smith, Willow Smith -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Actress and activist Jada Pinkett Smith urged Congress on Tuesday to step up the fight against human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad....

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