Thursday May 16
Eric Holder has a bad memory on pardons
At Wednesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., asked Attorney General Eric Holder if he would push for a presidential pardon for former Alabama Gov.
Tue May 14, 2013
The Long Shadow of Bad Credit in a Job Search
Nearly half - 47 percent - of employers use credit checks when making a hiring decision, according to a 2012 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management.
Thu May 09, 2013
Congress Is Creating an Over-Criminalization Task Force. Will it Tackle the Drug War?
Earlier this week the House of Representatives announced the creation of the Over-Criminalization Task Force of 2013.
Marijuana, Hemp and Federalism
The Department of Justice has been largely silent on how it intends to enforce federal law in states where marijuana has recently been legalized for adults.
Wed May 08, 2013
Task force to question criminalization of minor offenses
A new bipartisan task force created this week by the House Judiciary Committee will look at the possible "over-criminalization" of minor offenses in the U.S. federal code, which is understood to contribute to America's unmatched rates of incarceration.
Tue May 07, 2013
Corker, Alexander vote to tax internet sales
Tennessee U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted on Monday to allow States to levy tax on internet sales-effectively taxing the internet-in a 69-27 vote in the U.S. Senate where the champion of the conservative cause was actually Texas Republican Ted Cruz, who Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada called a "schoolyard ... (more)
Thu May 02, 2013
Lawmakers using political perks to get rich
Our law makers are really taking care of themselves with our money. At nearly $275 million, we're funding the second most expensive legislature in the country.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Congressman Cohen Honor Nicholas Pegues 27th Birthday
As the youngest Shelby County Unified School Board Applicant in 2011 nominated to represent East Memphis I want to send you my heartfelt thanks for serving those in Tennessee;s 9th Congressional District.Our community is a wonderful place and I am extremely proud to be invited to The White House Soul Gala as a CNN iReporter of Memphis.Congressman ... (more)
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Cohen, Wharton want to name park after civil rights icon Smith
The passing of civil rights icon Maxine Smith comes as one of her longtime causes comes to a head.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Internet sales tax divides TN delegation
Tennessee's two Republican senators remain firmly at odds with the nation's foremost anti-tax group on the issue of Internet sales taxes, while the state's U.S. House delegation remains torn.
Sat Apr 20, 2013
National Center for Public Policy Res...
More on Voting Rights Act...
In the general election of 1964, racial discrimination existed that made it harder for minorities to vote.