Stephen Mader, a white police officer from the Weirton Police Department who was fired after deciding not to shoot a Black male suspect, has filed a federal lawsuit against the department and won a settlement for wrongful termination last February. A recent story from ProPublica unveils the whole story that surrounds what happened that night in 2016.
Stephen Mader, a 25-year-old rookie police... Read more
The California Democrat is one of the most highly anticipated presidential prospects.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Saturday she’ll decide whether to launch a 2020 presidential bid as 2019 prepares to dawn.
“It will ultimately be a family decision,” Harris told MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski at the “Know Your Value” conference in San Francisco. “And over the holiday, I will make that... Read more
Sens. Tim Scott and Jeff Flake joined Democrats in rejecting Thomas Farr to be a lifetime federal judge.
In a shocking defeat for President Donald Trump, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced Thursday that he can’t support his controversial judicial nominee Thomas Farr, torpedoing the nomination.
Scott said in statement, first reported by The State, that a 1991 Justice Department memo leaked this... Read more
“It is unconscionable that the Senate would even consider someone with Thomas Farr’s record,” said Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
The Senate on Wednesday inched closer to confirming Thomas Farr to be a lifetime federal judge, despite strong opposition from civil rights groups and Democrats over his long career of trying to weaken black voters’ rights.
The Senate... Read more
The congressman from New York beat fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Barbara Lee of California.
In perhaps the most contentious battle for House Democratic leadership, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) beat out fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Barbara Lee (Calif.) to take the Democratic Caucus chairman position, the No. 5 spot in Democratic leadership in that chamber.
Jeffries won the race with... Read more