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  • Obama at NAACP: 'Next 100 years'

     
    by Mark Silva One hundred years ago, black boys and girls attended school separately from white boys and girls, by law, in many parts of the United States, home of the free. One hundred years ago, black men and women......
  • Washington closed, White House open

     
    by Mark Silva and James Oliphant The answers may be blowing in the wind, but the snow certainly was -- though this couldn't stop Bob Dylan, Morgan Freeman and a cast of all-stars from acknowledging the struggles of the Civil......
  • Healthcare, TEA Parties, racism, rancor

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Sunday morning There was quite a scene outside the Capitol today, where the House was embroiled in debate over passage of a healthcare bill that President Barack Obama is demanding. Protesters amassed, and some of......
  • House healthcare passage on track

     
    by Noam N. Levey and Michael Muskal and updated In a visit that felt more like a victory celebration than a political huddle, President Barack Obama met with congressional Democrats today at the Capitol to rally them in their final......
  • Healthcare approved: House votes

     
    by Mark Silva and Janet Hook first at 9:30 am EDT and updated. Delivering a hard-fought victory in President Barack Obama's year-long pursuit of a national healthcare overhaul, a divided House tonight narrowly approved legislation which both supporters...
  • Will going negative on healthcare doom Republicans in 2010? Catering to tea party activists could backfire

     
    Now it gets ugly. Not that it wasn't before. During 14 months of partisan smearing, the main Republican strategy was to demonize President Obama and his healthcare reform. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin accused Obama of wanting to convene death......
  • The Tea Party and race

     
    Darryl Owens wrote a column Saturday about the tea party and race. It has, predictably, generated a few responses. A lot of responses. I just heard Darryl on the phone a couple of hours ago, challenging a caller who said Darryl was sounding “...
  • New faces of immigration

    On a recent afternoon, 15-year-old Marlon Parras stood on a stage in front of 3,000 people and talked about the hardships he and his 13-year-old sister, Emiely, have faced since their parents were deported to Guatemala. He wept as he spoke softly of...
  • Quarterback Turned Politician Jack Kemp Dies at Age 73

    Quarterback Turned Politician Jack Kemp Dies at Age 73
    Jack Kemp, the former pro quarterback who turned fame on the gridiron into a career in national politics and a crusade for lower taxes, has died of cancer at age 73. Family spokeswoman Marci Robinson said Kemp died shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday,...
  • Top Local Stories

    Legislative Fight Could Begin Over School Closings One state lawmaker says he is ready for a showdown with State School Superintendent Joe Morton. Morton publicly supports a decision by the Birmingham School Board to close 16 schools. Morton and...
  • Clinton acquitted

    Ending a tumultuous year of political scandal, the Senate acquitted President Clinton of high crimes and misdemeanors yesterday, after House prosecutors failed to muster even a bare majority of senators in favor of removing the nation's 42nd president...