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Making History: Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s Journey to Re-election

Scott first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction

South Carolina’s Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in…

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Cory Booker, Re-elected To Senate, Talks Platform for Change

Can New Jersey's first black senator make good on promise for bipartisan solutions?

Senator Cory Booker joins Sen. Tim Scott. as the first African-American candidate voted to a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Loss for Democrats: Republicans Seize Senate, Retain House

Midterm elections saw votes favor new popularity

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The Republican Party now has full control of Congress.
A GOP wave crashed into the…

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Election Day: Why You Should Get Out and Vote Nov. 4

Need help with the process? We've got you covered

If you aren’t familiar with the voting process or why you should vote this Nov.…

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Voting Impact: Black Turnout and 2014 Midterms Findings Released

The results came out in a report by the Joint Center today

The Joint Center for Political and Economic studies released the results of the Black Turnout…

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5 Most Pressing National Issues For 2014

Will Congress come together to move beyond its “do nothing” label to pass key legislation this term

What’s the most pressing issue in your opinion?

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Junior Senator Cory Booker Faces Off With The Most Polarized Congress In American History

The hyperconnected NJ senator is eager to enact policies that will shape the nation

It was within a week of being sworn into the U.S. Senate that former Newark…

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Congress Fails to Prevent Government Shutdown

Senate rejects the House's last minute bill to delay part of Obama’s health care law

The Office of Management and Budget issued orders that “agencies should now execute plans for…

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Could Republican Tim Scott Be Our Next Black U.S. Senator?

Scott is a Tea Party Caucus conservative

U.S. Representative Tim Scott is widely believed to be likely chosen to succeed Jim DeMint…

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Virginia Senate Candidate Defends Racist State Song

The song contains the words "darkie" and "massa"

The song contains the words “darkie” and “massa”

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Congress’ Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low [Poll]

Only 1 in 10 Americans approve of the job Congress is doing

Only 1 in 10 Americans approve of the job Congress is doing

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January Jobs Report Brings Unexpectedly Good News

The black unemployment rate slid to its lowest since 2009

The January jobs report has Democrats celebrating. The national unemployment rate dropped for the fifth…

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In the News: Soledad O’Brien Returns to CNN Mornings; Senate Blocks Another Part of Obama Jobs Plan and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Democrats Hope To Recover From A Lousy Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — A one-two punch of bad news suddenly has Democrats facing an election…

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White House Fights For Bernanke Support In Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced mounting Senate opposition for another four-year…

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Former Chicago Urban League President Runs for Senate Seat

Candidate focusing on job creation, small business success

Initially, Cheryle R. Jackson was flattered that then President-elect Barack Obama had added her to…

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