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  1. House GOP divided over next steps on Confederate flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 11 | The Hill

    House Republicans are divided over how to tackle a Confederate flag debate that split their party this week and brought floor proceedings to a screeching halt. GOP leaders on Friday suspended work on appropriations bills out of fear that Democrats would seek to add amendments related to the Confederate flag to the spending measures.

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  2. Rep. John Lewis: 'I teared up' as Confederate flag came downRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | The Hill

    Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis said he wept tears of joy Friday morning as South Carolina took down the Confederate flag. "I must tell you, I was deeply moved, almost moved to tears, as I was watching MSNBC this morning and saw the flag coming down, a biracial group of state troopers bringing the flag down," Lewis said on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports."

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  3. Congress must hold hearings on voting discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | The Hill

    "Voting discrimination still exists; no one doubts that," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts two years ago this summer in Shelby County v. Holder , the case that nonetheless struck down core protections of the Voting Rights Act.

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  4. Obama and Clinton embody American exceptionalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | The Hill

    A recent story in The Washington Post this week discussed the debate about the meaning of American exceptionalism. In his speech earlier this year at Selma, Ala.

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  5. Clinton: GOP out of touch on equal payRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | The Hill

    Hillary Clinton bashed her Republican rivals as out of touch for refusing to support equal pay legislation during a campaign stop in South Carolina on Wednesday. "It's no secret that on equal pay and many other issues, we are up against some pretty powerful forces, political and economic, that will do, say and spend whatever it takes to advance a very different vision for America," the Democratic presidential front-runner told a friendly crowd at the South Carolina House Democratic Women's Caucus and Women's Council during her first trip to the early primary state on her campaign.

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  6. Black lives, police and AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | The Hill

    President Obama should convene a national summit meeting to create a substantial new campaign to end the plague of African-Americans being killed by police; to improve relationships between communities and police departments; to lower the tensions that now engulf far too many towns across America; to protect police from crimes that may be committed against them; and to bring race relations in America into the 21st century. The latest horror, in which Americans are sickened to watch a video where they see a black man killed by a police officer by multiple shots in the back while he was running away, violates everything America stands for and outrages Americans of all races in all communities.

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  7. End life tenure for federal employeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | The Hill

    J. David Cox traveled to Selma, Ala. at the invitation of. President Barack Obama to commemorate the hallowed civil rights march.

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  8. The UndercardRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | The Hill

    The main Congressional event in the spring and summer of 1965 was the consideration and passage of the Voting Rights Act. In boxing, when there is a strong bout but not the main event, it is called the undercard.

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  9. Holder goes out swingingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | The Hill

    Attorney General Eric Holder is speaking his mind in his final days in office, swiping at GOP antagonists and leaving the Department of Justice on his own terms. Holder has ridiculed Senate Republicans for delaying the nomination of his successor, Loretta Lynch, arguing it is only keeping a man that the House in 2012 held in contempt of Congress in office longer.

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  10. Boehner raised money in Calif. during Selma anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | The Hill

    House Speaker John Boehner missed the weekend's events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark civil rights marches in Selma, Ala. because he was raising money in California.

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  11. NYT photographer blames Bush photo flap on Selma sunlightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | The Hill

    The New York Times says it didn't crop former President George W. Bush from a front-page photo showing President Obama leading an anniversary march Saturday in Selma, Ala. Many critics slammed the newspaper, claiming the photo was edited in a way that wouldn't show the former commander in chief and his wife, Laura, participating alongside Obama and his family as well as Rep. John Lewis at the commemorative event.

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  12. 'Equality is still the prize,' Holder says in SelmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | The Hill

    Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday praised America's progress on race since the civil rights era while urging stronger voting rights. "Equality is still the prize," Holder said in Selma, Ala.

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  13. GOP senator: Race relations haven't improved under ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | The Hill

    The U.S. has not made progress on race relations under President Obama, said Sen. Tim Scott , the first African-American senator from the South since Reconstruction. "I would say that we have probably had a neutral position on progressing from a racial perspective in America over the last few years," he said in an interview Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation."

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  14. Powell 'shocked, but not that surprised' by FergusonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | The Hill

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday said he was not caught totally unaware by the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo. last year, given American race relations.

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  15. McCaskill invokes Obama's Selma speech to needle GiulianiRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | The Hill

    Sen. Claire McCaskill needled those who suggest that President Obama doesn't love America following his speech in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, apparently taking a jab at former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani . I dare anyone to listen to the speech the President gave today and then say he doesn't love America.

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  16. McCarthy to attend Selma eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | The Hill

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will travel to Selma, Ala., for the 50th anniversary of major voting rights protests there, making him the only member of Republican House leadership to do so, CNN reporter Dana Bash tweeted Friday. Selma was the site of a historic march for voting rights in 1965.

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  17. Clyburn: 'Battle rages on' for voting rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | The Hill

    One day before President Obama and congressional leaders meet to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march, Rep. James Clyburn said he believes the "battle wages on" for equal voting rights in America. "I hope that, when we leave that bridge on Saturday, we can work together to fix the Voting Rights Act that has been virtually been dismantled by the recent Shelby decision," Clyburn said Friday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

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  18. Obama: Sasha & Malia won't run for officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | The Hill

    While President Obama's daughters have spent many of their formative years in the White House, their father doesn't believe they'll ever run for office. "I am very doubtful that they will want to run for public office, you know, partly because they've been listening to their mother," Obama said in a radio interview that aired Friday morning on the Tom Joyner Morning Show .

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  19. House could vote Tuesday on funding Homeland SecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | The Hill

    The House could vote as early as Tuesday on a bill that averts a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department and funds the agency through September, Speaker John Boehner told GOP lawmakers in a caucus meeting. Republicans might choose to bring up the "clean" DHS using an obscure House rule that would allow a lawmaker to bring it up under a "privileged resolution," thereby fast-tracking it to the floor.

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  20. Scalise: 'I reject bigotry of all forms'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | The Hill

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise on Sunday suggested he has tried to mend fences with the black community since it became known he spoke to a group in 2002 that was founded by a former Ku Klux Klan member. "I made it very clear that I reject bigotry of all forms.

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