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Rubio is Ready

As the Bush campaign continues to flounder, GOP heavyweights have flocked to Rubio

More good news for Senator Marco Rubio—Cory Gardner, a Republican senator, has officially endorsed him…

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Hillary Clinton to Keynote at PUSH Tech 2020

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, to speak at Rev. Jesse Jackson's Creating Opportunity Conference

Hillary Clinton to speak at the 16th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference in Atlanta, while on…

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Clyde Williams for Congress

[Political Snapshot] Clyde Williams Hopes to Fill Charles Rangel’s Shoes

Williams has officially entered the race to succeed Rangel in New York’s 13th Congressional district

With the looming retirement of long-time Harlem Congressman, Charlie Rangel, quickly approaching, several candidates have…

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[DC Report] GOP Unites Behind Paul Ryan for Speaker

With the endorsement of the House Freedom Caucus, Ryan is expected to be confirmed as the next Speaker of House

As a former vice presidential candidate, and current chair of the House Committee on Ways…

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[Candidate Watch] Hillary Clinton Faces Off Against House Benghazi Committee

Clinton testifies before the controversial Select Committee on her actions as Secretary of State during the Benghazi attacks

Former Secretary of State and current Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, is testifying today on her…

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New Jersey Governor Urging Block of Flights to Cuba Over Assata Shakur

Chris Christie says convicted Black Panther leader should be returned to face prison time

Gov. Chris Christie is strongly against flights between New Jersey and Cuba until Joanne “Assata…

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Joe Biden Passes Up 2016 Presidential Run

Vice president says the window for a successful campaign has closed

With his wife, Jill Biden, and President Barack Obama by his side, the vice president…

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Congressional Black Caucus Co-Hosts Panel on Getting a Job in Tech

Young professionals learned how to transition non-tech education and work experience into a tech career

The CBC hosts a panel on careers in tech as part of its CBC Tech…

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On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas, NV, for their first debate of the primary season. Moderated by Anderson Cooper, the debate not only gave the candidates a nationally-televised opportunity to present their policies and positions, but also allowed them the opportunity to accomplish their individual strategic objectives.


[RELATED: Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton]


Former Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, needed to take full advantage of the nationally-televised debate to introduce himself and his platform to a voting base that, for the most part, knows nothing about him. O’Malley also needed to endear himself to potential donors and bundlers, while former Senators Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb just needed to remind people that they exist. Chafee floundered throughout the debate as he unsuccessfully tried to attack Clinton. During one particularly cringe-worthy moment, he admonished Anderson Cooper for “being too harsh” on him.


Webb, in one of the most bizarre answers of the night, informed us that #WhiteAppalachianLivesMatter. Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, needed to prove that his unexpected ascension to second place was not a fluke, and that he is capable of winning the general election.  However, it was former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who had the most on the line. Plagued by weeks of bad press and declining poll numbers, it was imperative that Clinton delivered a performance that would ease the fears surrounding her elect-ability in the face of the ongoing email scandal. She did this, and more, establishing herself as the clear winner by the end of the night.


Clinton, whose commitment to progressive values has been a major concern among the Democratic voting base, clearly came prepared to convince viewers that she was 'all in' for the populist movement sweeping the nation. She reverted to the same argument she has used before regarding inconsistencies in her stances on these issues, citing “new information” as the cause in her change of opinion. When directly challenged by Cooper to self-identify as a moderate or progressive, Clinton responded with arguably the strongest line of the night: “I’m a progressive, but I’m a progressive who likes to get things done.”

2015 Democratic Debate Recap

Full recap and highlights from the first Democratic debate of the primary season

On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas,…

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John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Civil Rights legend states, "Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to be president of the United States."

Lewis’ support is extremely important for Clinton’s campaign. The congressman stated, “I know her heart.…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the biggest stories of the week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights from news, career, education, small business, lifestyle,…

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#UNGA: ISIS, Diplomacy, and Combatting Extremists Top Topics at UN General Assembly

Leaders focus on terrorism, ISIS, and peacekeeping strategies among the nations

This week, more than 150 leaders are networking and discussing issues that impact the world…

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Boehner Bows Out

The emotional Speaker of the House has announced his resignation from Congress

Though Boehner has been one of President Obama’s most visible political adversaries, his own party…

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Hillary Clinton Talks HBCUs, Small Business Advocacy, and the Obama ‘Muslim’ Rumors

Presidential hopeful talks 'the issues' with Tom Joyner, Don Lemon, Jacque Reid, and Roland Martin

Don Lemon, Jacque Reid, Sybil Wilkes, and Roland Martin joined Tom Joyner to talk issues…

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National Voter Registration Day: How You Can Advocate and Participate

More than 600 events set to host today across the nation

Today is National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a time when voting advocates nationwide are taking…

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the audience during the Phoenix Awards at the 2015 CBCF conference.

[WATCH] President Obama Closes Out CBC Week With Rousing Speech Honoring Black Women

"All of us are the beneficiaries of strong black women."

The president acknowledged black women at the Phoenix Awards at the 2015 CBCF conference.

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CBCF Conference: Day 2 Recap – African American Inclusion in Tech and Black Lives Matter

Hot topics from the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference

For the next two days, the in-depth discussions on issues disproportionately impacting black communities will…

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CBCF Conference: Day 1 – Diversity in Tech and Black Female Voting Power

Hot topics from the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference

For the next three days, the in-depth discussions on issues disproportionately impacting black communities will…

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President Obama Nominates Congresswoman Barbara Lee for UN General Assembly

Senior Democratic Whip seeks to "foster stronger ties, deeper bonds and a renewed commitment "

President Obama announced his nomination of Congresswoman Barbara Lee to serve as a Representative of…

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Baltimore Mega Church Pastor Running for Congress

Jamal Bryant says Washington needs new leadership and seeks to replace Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor at Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, will run for the…

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