Hillary wades into impeachment in Watergate interview

Hillary Clinton has a message for lawmakers contemplating impeachment: Steer clear of politics, don’t hold press conferences and avoid leaks. The former secretary of state’s advice came in a little-noticed interview conducted last July as part of an oral history project tied to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and quietly published earlier this summer. The…

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Nikole Hannah-Jones on “The 1619 Project”

In a special new issue, the New York Times magazine is launching a series called “The 1619 Project.” It marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the colony of Virginia. The series examines the ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape America and “aims to reframe American history”…

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Elizabeth Warren confronts her handling of Native American ancestry claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is resolutely trying to put the controversy over her handling of Native American ancestry claims to rest. During an event in Sioux City, Iowa, on Monday, she offered up her latest apology on the subject, and followed it with an expansive discussion of policies aimed at Native American communities. Read more…

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Suburban women want Congress to act on gun control, Republican poll finds

Suburban women in some swing House districts overwhelmingly want tighter gun laws, a new poll conducted by a Republican firm has found. In fact, preventing gun violence has surpassed health care as the most important issue in the eyes of these women, including independents. But in the wake of two recent mass shootings in El…

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The World’s Wealthiest Family Gets $4 Million Richer Every Hour

The numbers are mind-boggling: $70,000 per minute, $4 million per hour, $100 million per day.That’s how quickly the fortune of the Waltons, the clan behind Walmart Inc., has been growing since last year’s Bloomberg ranking of the world’s richest families. At that rate, their wealth would’ve expanded about $23,000 since you began reading this. A…

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Federal Election Commission to effectively shut down. Now what?

Federal Election Commission Vice Chairman Matthew Petersen announced his resignation today.  This means the agency that enforces and regulates the nation’s campaign finance laws will effectively shut down — something that hasn’t happened since 2008 — because it won’t have the legal minimum of four commissioners to make high-level decisions. Read more at The Center…

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400 years of black giving: From the days of slavery to the 2019 Morehouse graduation

When African American businessman Robert F. Smith declared during a Morehouse College commencement speech that he would pay off the student loan debt of the entire 2019 graduating class of about 400 young men from the historically black school, he provoked a frenzy. Footage of the jubilant graduates immediately went viral, with an outpouring of hot takes on what the news…

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On Women’s Equality Day, How To Fight The Gender Pay Gap

Women’s Equality Day celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. The progress we’ve made over the past century is clear; more women are running for office, we make up nearly half of the work force and are more likely than our male counterparts to attend college and earn professional degrees. Read more…

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Women’s Equality Day and it might not exist if it weren’t for one legislator’s mother

On August 26, Women’s Equality Day honors the hard-fought victory of the women’s suffrage movement. But the holiday might not exist if one representative’s mother hadn’t convinced him to cast the deciding vote to pass the 19th amendment.Women’s suffrage took nearly one century to fully realize, but time never moved as slowly as it did between the amendment’s passage…

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