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South Carolina Senate Votes to Remove Confederate Flag
37-to-3 vote will finally remove offensive symbol from State House....


Michigan Senators Spar Over Juneteenth Slavery Resolution
A proposed Michigan legislative resolution recognizing a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery...


Nigerian Senator-Elect Refuses U.S. Extradition on Drug Charges
Buruji Kashamu placed on house arrest in Lagos, claims mistaken identity....


Loretta Lynch Has Finally Been Confirmed as the Next Attorney General
Loretta Lynch makes history as the nation's 83rd attorney general....


US Rep. Edwards Says She Will Seek Maryland Senate Seat
Rep. Donna Edwards wants to be Maryland's first black senator....


Kendrick Lamar Receives Generational Icon Award From California State Senate
K. Dot is recognized for his community efforts in Compton....


Senate Approves First Openly Gay Black Federal Judge
The Senate approves the first openly gay black judge, Darrin Gayles....


Moving on Up? T.W. Shannon Sets His Sight on the US Senate
Tea party favorite T.W. Shannon could become the Senate's second Black Republican....


Senator Urges NFL to Follow NBA, Change Redskins' Nickname
Harry Reid says it's time for commissioner Roger Goodell to mandate different name for Washington's...


Commentary: The Senate’s Uncourageous Civil Rights Vote
By voting against Debo Adegbile’s nomination as head of the Justice Department’s civil rights divis...


The Nays Have It: Senate Rejects Obama Pick for Top Civil Rights Post
The Senate blocked President Obama's nominee, Debo Adegbile, to head the Justice Department's civil...


Senate Leaders Finalize Budget Deal
Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell craft a compromise plan to reopen government and avert debt de...


Senate Confirms Jeh Johnson to Head Homeland Security
Former Defense counsel Jeh Johnson confirmed by Senate to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security....


Haiti Takes More Steps to End Political Standoff
Under pressure from an independent commission created President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Lau...


Commentary: It’s Time for the Senate to Confirm Mel Watt
It's time for the Senate to confirm Rep. Mel Watt, who was nominated by President Obama as the head...


Texas House Passes Abortion Bill; Senate Next Stop
The Texas House has approved new abortion limits in a second special session, less than two weeks a...


House and Senate Face Deep Divide Over Food Stamps
The House voted in favor of slashing $4 billion from the federal food stamp program....


Terror Threat: Senator Cites Increased "Chatter"
The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said the weekend closures of nearly two doz...


Cory Booker "Exploring" U.S. Senate Bid
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has decided to run for the U.S. Senate instead of challenging popular New ...


Rep. Tim Scott Tapped to Fill U.S. Senate Seat
South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott will replace Sen. Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate and will be the chamb...

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