‘Congress wasn’t built for members like me’

It didn’t take long for Katie Porter to collide with the reality of serving in Congress as a single mother of three. First the newly-elected Democrat from California had to scramble to line up babysitting so she could make it cross-country for freshman orientation. Then, within hours of arriving in D.C., two sessions were scheduled…

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Lack of minority staffers threatens to hobble 2020 Democrats

Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates in the early stages of assembling campaign staffs are running into an uncomfortable truth: Among the already small pool of capable operatives, there’s an even smaller pool of nonwhite campaign managers and senior advisers. Read more at Politico

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Abrams plans to run again

Democrat Stacey Abrams says she plans to run for elected office again, after conceding Friday in the Georgia gubernatorial race. In an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Abrams was asked whether she would run for Senate in 2020, after electrifying Democrats who hoped she would be elected as the nation’s first black…

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A Record 800,000 People Registered to Vote on National Voter Registration Day

A record number of people registered to vote in the midterm elections on National Voter Registration Day last week, surpassing the previous record set during the 2016 presidential campaign. More than 800,000 people registered to vote this year as part of National Voter Registration Day, which fell on Sept. 25. The corresponding campaign had aimed…

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The Power Of 4 Black Women, And How Obama Told Them Race Didn’t Matter

Each Friday night, starting in the early-aughts, four African-American women — they called themselves “The Colored Girls” — gathered for dinner with others in Washington, D.C. What began as a respite from the political scene soon grew into a must-attend event for presidential hopefuls. Almost always White men, candidates such as Howard Dean and Tom…

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