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What a difference a year makes. While in 2017 efforts to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system seemed to fizzle out completely on Capitol Hill, this year it seems to be gaining momentum – and that's in part because of the president himself.
The economic anxiety in America "is real" and Democrats need to travel to "the heartland, inner-city communities and rural America" with a unified economic plan they can clearly articulate, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn wrote in a letter to colleagues as he seeks to become co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
Democrats and Republicans denounced the Department of Veterans Affairs for denying disability benefits to thousands of veterans who say they were exposed to toxic drinking water.
The Tompkins Houses was the scene of a horrific crime last year — the execution of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Weinjain Liu — shot while sitting in their patrol car.
This marks Obama's ninth trip to Louisiana. The White House said Air Force One landed after a flight that offered "spectacular views over Lake Pontchartrain, the Mississippi River and a blissfully green New Orleans."
SAN FRANCISCO — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus flew to Silicon Valley this week to turn up the heat on the nation's largest tech companies to hire more African Americans.
Caucus members met with Apple's Tim Cook and Intel's Brian Krzanich as well as executives from Google, Pandora and SAP to discuss how technology companies plan to fix their troubling hiring record.
The Congressional Black Caucus is heading to Silicon Valley.
Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and two other members are slated to travel to California in early August to pressure tech leaders to put more of a focus on African-American recruitment.