Senate

Benjamin Jealous, the NAACP’s former president, is reportedly considering running for a U.S. Senate seat. According to sources close to Jealous, he’s eyeing the Senate seat that Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) will leave in 2016. “It’s in the very early stages,” said a close friend. “He’s reaching out to supporters, donors, you name it, […]

Loretta E. Lynch on Thursday was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to replace outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. in what promises to be a contentious nomination vote before the full Republican-controlled Senate, according to media reports. The New York Times reports: The panel voted 12 to 8 to advance Ms. Lynch, President […]

  RNC Chair, Reince Priebus  joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss what we should expect from a Republican controlled House and Senate. Priebus told Martin the first thing Republicans need to do is pass a budget. Priebus touted this a as being a “great place to start.” Priebus went on to mention that […]

There’s an expectation that any federal judicial nominee President Barack Obama seeks to place on the bench would get opposition from Congressional Republicans, but lately that hasn’t been the case. Instead, liberal groups are targeting an Obama nominee, and some of them are finding themselves in stark opposition to a White House they normally would have supported […]

The Senate rejected President Obama’s appointment of Debo Adegbile to a top civil rights post. For weeks, Adegbile’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was under heavy contention. Opponents blocked Adegbile’s confirmation Wednesday amidst controversy surrounding his defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal when he served as head of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund. The Washington […]

You may not know Chaka Fattah but you should. Fattah has helped more than 25 million individuals through programs and initiatives he has created since being elected to public office three decades ago. He is currently serving his 10th term in the U. S. House of Representatives, where he has fought to make education more […]

Earlier Friday, Senate Republicans joined with the Democratic majority to pass a bill that will keep the government running past the Monday deadline, despite the antics of Tea Party extremist Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. The Senate voted 79-19, joined by 25 Republicans despite rather prickly opposition to Obamacare. SEE ALSO: No Surprise! Republicans Are […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing his case for changes in how the Senate does business, hoping to ease the partisan gridlock, and he wants to bar lawmakers from profiting from their service. SEE ALSO: Is Obama Right To Fight One War At A Time? In his radio and Internet address Saturday, Obama […]

WASHINGTON — Senate and House leaders said Friday they will put off further action on online piracy legislation after a storm of protest over the measure. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, said he was postponing a procedural vote set for Tuesday “in light of recent events.” Those events included a petition drive by […]

WASHINGTON— Ignoring a presidential veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a massive, $662 billion defense bill that would require the military to hold suspected terrorists linked to al-Qaida or its affiliates, even those captured on U.S. soil, and detain some indefinitely. The vote was 93-7 for the bill authorizing money for military […]

WASHINGTON— Congress and the White House face the choice of continued fighting or a shift toward bipartisan bargaining after the Senate voted to kill President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan. They’re likely to do both as they seek to produce results sought by a discontented public while also drawing bright political lines for voters […]

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led Senate on Wednesday emphatically rejected a budget-slashing House spending bill as too draconian. It then immediately killed a rival Democratic plan that was derided by moderate Democrats as too timid in its drive to cut day-to-day agency budgets.