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  • 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......
  • Victory in the voting rights battle

    We've come to the end of a remarkable journey. In the early 1960s, most Southern blacks were barred from voting. Yet today, just over four decades later, blacks and whites from across the country have selected an African American man as the presidential...
  • Black Democrats make case for Obama, Clinton

    With Super Tuesday around the corner and the Virginia primary just a week later, some key African-American Democrats on the Peninsula and in other parts of Hampton Roads see a defining moment at hand this Black History Month — a chance for a...
  • Surprised Rep. on McCain: 'He does not consult me...'

     
    Now Mother Jones reports on how McCain said he'd look for wise advice to Rep. John Lewis, left,the Georgia Democrat who's been a leading figure in the civil-rights movement. Fair enough: the Arizona senator likes to cross the partisan......
  • House approves bailout: $700-billion-plus

     
    by Mark Silva With the House's second and successful vote on a $700-billion federal rescue of the nation's financial markets today, the economic challenge facing the next Congress and president is only starting to reveal its dimensions on Capitol Hill.......
  • Lewis: McCain/Palin = George Wallace?

     
    In today's big campaign tiff, civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, cited by John McCain just a few weeks ago as one of the wise men of Washington, compared McCain's campaign tactics to George Wallace's race baiting......
  • ACORN targeted by violent threats

     
    by Frank James When Civil Rights-hero and congressman John Lewis warned the McCain-Palin campaign over the weekend that their attacks were creating a supercharged climate which raised the threat of violence, we assume these were the sort of threats now......
  • McCain unsurprised by Powell Obama nod

     
    (AP Photo/FOX News Sunday, Gary Gardiner) by Frank James Sen. John McCain, appearing on Fox News Channel this morning, responded to Gen. Colin Powell's nationally televised endorsement this morning Sen. Barack Obama for president. Powell's was a coveted...
  • Obama a no-show in Georgia Senate race

     
    Tribune Correspondent James Oliphant spent last week in Georgia, covering the U.S. Senate runoff between Republican Saxby Chambliss and Democrat Jim Martin. The race could determine the success of the Democratic legislative agenda. Here is his report:...
  • Obama's daughter: 'Better be good'

     
    by Mark Silva The one overriding historical notation about President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday is one which he himself has not spent a lot of time talking about publicly. The first African-American. This is a nation which, long marred.....
  • 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...