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Kelly Cohen The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday delayed a vote on the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to be attorney general until Jan. [Read More]
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North Carolina's decision to pass its notorious bathroom bill last year has prompted several other states to consider their own rules about how people can access public bathrooms. The North Carolina bill was... [Read More]
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Kelly Cohen The Congressional Hispanic Caucus said Thursday that President-elect Trump's failure to nominate any Hispanics to his Cabinet is a blow to democracy. The chair of the group, Rep. [Read More]
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President Obama on Thursday granted 330 commutations to federal prisoners, less than 24 hours before his predecessor takes the oath of office. All were serving drug sentences. Obama's last major act as president... [Read More]
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Kelly Cohen President Obama acknowledged Wednesday that the United States still has a ways to go on race relations, even though things have improved. "We've got more work to do on race. [Read More]
Kelly Cohen President Obama acknowledged Wednesday that the United States still has a ways to go on race relations, even though things have improved. "We got more work to do on race. [Read More]
Kelly Cohen President Obama said Wednesday he was proud of how far the United States has come on LGBTQ rights while he's been in office. "I could not be prouder of the... [Read More]
President Obama said Wednesday he was proud of how far the United States has come on LGBTQ rights while he's been in office. I could not be prouder of the transformation that has... [Read More]
Kelly Cohen A war of words between President-elect Donald Trump and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is one of the many reasons why more than 50 Democratic lawmakers say they will... [Read More]
Kelly Cohen White House officials insisted on Tuesday that a tweet from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had no bearing on President Obama's decision to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning. Chelsea Manning... [Read More]
Kelly Cohen A war of words between President-elect Donald Trump and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is one of the many reasons why more than 50 Democratic lawmakers say they will... [Read More]
Kelly Cohen The stocks of the two biggest for-profit private prison and detention center companies have jumped since President-elect Trump's victory in November, as investors gamble that Trump's tough talk about detaining illegal... [Read More]
Kelly Cohen Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., on Friday took down a controversial painting from the wall of the U.S. Capitol that depicted police officers as pigs. Joe Kasper, the chief of staff... [Read More]
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., on Friday took down a controversial painting from the wall of the U.S. Capitol that depicted police officers as pigs. Joe Kasper, the chief of staff for Rep. Duncan... [Read More]
Kelly Cohen Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders on Friday said Sen. [Read More]
Kelly Cohen A judge on Thursday indefinitely delayed the state trial against Dylann Roof, who was convicted in federal court for his June 2015 attack at a black church in Charleston, S.C., that... [Read More]
Kelly Cohen Chicago police on Thursday filed hate crime and battery charges against a small group of black adults accused of kidnapping and attacking a mentally disabled white man. Chicago Police Department... [Read More]
Kelly Cohen Chicago police are examining whether any hate crime laws were violated when a group of black adults kidnapped and attacked a mentally disabled white man. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony... [Read More]
The history of racism in the United States continues to lead to disparity between blacks and whites in the U.S. judicial system, President Obama argued in a new Harvard Law Review article. The... [Read More]
Kelly Cohen The convicted Charleston church shooter told the jurors who will decide whether to give him a death sentence that "there's nothing wrong with me psychologically. [Read More]
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