Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released a glowing statement praising the late John Lewis as he blocks the restoration of the Voting Rights Act.
Remember in 2016 when an armed Oregon militia group, led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy, occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Princeton, Oregon? They viewed the federally managed land as an encroachment on their land use rights as ranchers and as an example of the federal government’s overreach in asserting its authority against the people.
The incoming chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, has his sights set on Brian Kemp, the Republican governor-elect of Georgia.
Before using widespread voter suppression tactics to cheat in his race against Democrat Stacey Abrams, Kemp was the Georgia Secretary of State. This position put him in charge of the elections for the entire state. And he used this position well — for his own advantage.
"Republican lawmakers rushed the voter ID law without the usual committee analysis and debate... to provide an Anglo partisan advantage."
The Supreme Court struck down key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, saying it wasn’t necessary anymore in 2013. A Republican Governor’s current sex scandal just proved the Supreme Court wrong.
A bad day for Chris Christie has gotten even worse as the New Jersey Governor has been reported to the Department of Justice for violations of the Voting Rights Act.
Hillary Clinton isn't settling for restoring the Voting Rights Act. The Democratic nominee has a plan to automatically and universally register voters that would kill the Republican Party.
Despite the Civil Rights Movement, racism is as rampant in America as it was when Dr. King marched and revealed his dream.
In a letter to the editor, President Obama made a powerful case for restoring the protections contained in the Voting Rights Act.
At a rally to mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Sen. Bernie Sanders called out the "political cowards" in the Republican Party who are trying to take away the right to vote from millions of Americans. Sanders also unveiled two new pro-voting pieces of legislation.
When asked about the Voting Rights Act on Face The Nation, Sen. Mitch McConnell's message to minority voters was that he has no interest in making sure that their votes will count.
One group that was glaringly absent from Selma on Saturday was any substantial representation of racist Republicans; most notably Republican leaders in Congress.
It is not enough simply to remember Selma. The courageous men and women on the Edmund Pettus Bridge could not be deterred by brutal force. They marched forward with undaunted courage, staring death in the face. Members of Congress who lack the minimal courage required to pass legislation protecting the right to vote, have no business paying tribute to the marchers in Selma. By their inaction, their allegiance lies with the Alabama State Troopers who turned the marchers around.
It should be no surprise by this time, but whenever present-day Republicans point a finger and cry "foul," you can be reasonably sure the crime is an inside job.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday is a St. Louis federal court in which it claims the Florissant-Ferguson School District is practicing racially discriminatory system in its election process.
On Friday, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) held a news conference where he called on his colleagues to restore the gutted portions of the Voting Rights Act.
In a 2-1 decision, the Federal Appeals Court for the Fourth Circuit granted a temporary injunction to restore same day registration and out of precinct voting in North Carolina.
The Supreme Court's anti-democracy wing; Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy issued an announcement that their decision was not on the merits of the case because they had not yet heard any oral arguments defending voting restrictions. They just believed so strongly that since Ohio's Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted invested such an incredible amount of time and energy to disenfranchise minority and working-class voters, and labeled his "appeal" an emergency.
In a ruling on attorney's fees related to a redistricting case, a Federal Court Judge dealt Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott two doses of humiliation.
Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is on the record saying he wants to fix the pre-clearance formula by the end of this year.