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John Conyers, Jr.

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  • Justice Department has widened involvement in local law enforcement in past 2 decades

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has intervened in cases involving more than two dozen local or state law enforcement departments over the last 20 years. The most recent intervention is coming in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael...
  • Justice Department to expand probe in Michael Brown shooting

    WASHINGTON The Justice Department is preparing to announce as early as Thursday that it will expand its investigation of the police shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, into a broader civil rights probe of the practices of the Ferguson Police Department....
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Threats of impeachment all too common since Nixon left office

    Forty years after the Watergate scandal forced President Richard Nixon to resign or face certain impeachment and conviction, Washington's increasing partisanship too often leads to politicians threatening to go there. The consensus in 1974 was that the...
  • Impeachment talk and obstructionism backfiring for Republicans

    Republican talk of impeaching President Barack Obama has gotten out of hand. After months of attempting to block or repeal the Affordable Care Act and sabotaging any serious efforts at immigration reform, Republicans have now taken up the impeachment...
  • Rep. Bobby Scott speaks out on Ferguson riots

    Rep. Bobby Scott speaks out on Ferguson riots
    U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, signed a letter with two other lawmakers expressing concern about the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting of an unarmed black teen by police. A national debate has emerged over the...
  • Little-remembered Revolutionary War hero a step closer to citizenship

    Little-remembered Revolutionary War hero a step closer to citizenship
    Honorary U.S. citizens: Lafayette, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa. And soon, perhaps, Bernardo de Galvez.  Legislation to make the Spanish hero of the American Revolution an honorary U.S. citizen cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, even...
  • Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]

    Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]
    A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who...
  • Lawmakers Press AT&T, DirecTV on Whether Merger Will Lead to Lower Prices

    The CEOs of AT&T and DirecTV were pressed on Capitol Hill on whether their proposed $49 billion merger, pitched as a way to achieve cost efficiencies, would lead to lower prices for consumers, but neither company committed to such a scenario. Instead,...
  • ABC News shakeup! NBC wraps upfront. RIP Eli Wallach.

    ABC News shakeup! NBC wraps upfront. RIP Eli Wallach.
    After the coffee. Before trying to shake off this sore throat and fever. The Skinny: I've been a little under the weather the last two days. Hopefully the fever will fade later in the morning. Wednesday's roundup includes some late-breaking news out of...
  • Rename reparations to level racial playing field in U.S.

    Rename reparations to level racial playing field in U.S.
    "Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges." Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...
  • Project 72 campaign aims for equal royalties in digital radio

    Project 72 campaign aims for equal royalties in digital radio
    A raft of artists across the musical spectrum including the Beatles, members of the Beach Boys and the estates of Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding are rallying behind a new campaign called Project 72, which aims to require digital radio services to pay...