Progressive Dems Spar Over Who Will Succeed Markey
If Rep. Ed Markey wins the special election to become Massachusetts' junior US senator next month, it'll have at least one unintended consequence: A potentially ugly fight between two progressive Democrats for Markey's seat as the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Afro American Newspaper
by Congressman John Lewis and Bryan Stevenson
Louis Taylor talks during a news conference with the legal team from the Arizona Justice Project in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Tue May 21, 2013
Meet the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2013: An Overview of the 207th Commencement
Troy, N.Y. - This spring, 1,676 students will receive degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village stadium.
Mon May 20, 2013
Gay Adoption Bill to be Reintroduced with Bipartisan Sponsors
A bill that would cut off federal funding to adoption and foster care agencies that discriminate against gay and lesbian couples seeking to parent is making its way to Congress again with bipartisan support.
Sun May 19, 2013
Obama addresses Morehouse grads
Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. smiles as President Barack Obama holds his honorary doctorate of laws degree during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony Sunday in Atlanta.
Sat May 18, 2013
Berkeley Daily Planet
The State of Equality and Justice in America: The Presumption of Guilt
"The State of Equality and Justice in America" is a 20-part series of columns written by an all star list of contributors to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Mon May 13, 2013
White House issues rules cutting Medicaid DHS
The Obama administration issued the rules Monday to carry out a major hospital Medicaid cut, even as it is trying to delay the reduction scheduled to begin in five months.
West Michigan fourth grader wins Ford Freedom Award statewide essay contest
Navid Hasan, a fourth-grader at Knapp Charter Academy, is congratulated by U.S. Rep.
Sun May 12, 2013
Lower Township Gazette
Get into trouble, Stockton grads told
"Find a way to get into trouble," U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a founder of the American Civil Rights movement, told some 660 graduates receiving baccalaureate degrees Saturday May 11 at Richard Stockton College.
Fri May 10, 2013
Two Items From The Peach Pundit Daily
Since Friday seems to be the day to talk about the U.S. Senate race, here are two related items from this morning's Daily .
Ford Freedom Award Essay Winners
Hundreds of kids from across the state gathered at the Max M. Fisher Center to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Ford Freedom Award program.
Thu May 09, 2013
Revel's Pearl High Limit Lounge will Open on May 10
Revel's Pearl High Limit Lounge will open on May 10 with a grand opening party and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Wed May 08, 2013
American Library Association
GraphiCon - the mini-comic-con inside 2013 ALA Annual Conference
Annual Conference attendees to innovate and raise the profile of graphic novels and comics in their library or school.
Tue May 07, 2013
Ford Freedom Awards to honor our 'quiet heroes'
Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Whitney Young are a few of the people who come to mind when thinking of the Civil Rights Movement, but not all those who helped are household names.
Gillibrand to reintroduce adoption anti-discrimination bill
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announces plans to reintroduce the Every Child Deserves a Family Act Sen.
As Congress Considers Adoption Rights Bill, Gingrich Argues Religious Liberties
A bipartisan group of Congress members introduced a bill Tuesday that would provide clearer rights for same-sex couples who want to adopt children.
Mon May 06, 2013
Charleston City Paper
The Agenda: Mark-mentum in SC-1, Dems and Repubs converge in Cola, Intermodal talks ongoing
Colbert Busch was joined by Georgia Congressman John Lewis over the weekend, and Mark Sanford is showing some late momentu in a new PPP poll out yesterday, which shows him up 1 point on Colbert Busch in the final days of the race.
Sun May 05, 2013
The Island Packet
Georgia congressman, civil rights leader, rallies Beaufort voters
At the Penn Center on Sunday, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., recalled visiting the Saint Helena Island retreat for meetings with fellow civil rights leaders 50 years before.
War Is A Crime
Some Don't Pay Their War Taxes
This past Saturday morning felt like mid-winter in Asheville, North Carolina , but was actually some weeks past tax day, and dozens of people were gathered in front of a federal building to say something about what federal income taxes are used for -- something much more unusual than one would expect.
Sat May 04, 2013
Good Morning! It's The Anniversary Of The Start Of A History-Making Bus Trip
Good morning, it's Saturday, May 4, the 124th day of 2013. There are 241 days left in the year.