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October 06, 2016
Whitehead, Rep. John Lewis are National Book Award finalists
Novels by Colson Whitehead and Jacqueline Woodson and a graphic novel by Rep. John Lewis were among the finalists announced ...
September 25, 2016
Clinton team hopes 'birther' flap will motivate black voters
Democrats wasted no time looking for political opportunity after Donald Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the ...
September 24, 2016
Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum
Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America's story. With hugs, tears and the ringing of church bells, the ...
September 23, 2016
Obama: African-American museum tells 'story of all of us'
President Barack Obama on Friday celebrated the pending opening of the Smithsonian's new African-American museum and said the ...
September 16, 2016
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine; Republican ...
September 15, 2016
Colson Whitehead on fiction longlist for National Book Award
Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad," already a favorite of critics, readers and Oprah Winfrey, is on the fiction ...
September 14, 2016
Navy secretary defends his unusual picks for ship names
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has raised a few eyebrows with some of the names he has picked for naval ships. Why, critics ...
September 12, 2016
Rep. John Lewis is on the longlist for a National Book Award
Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights activist and longtime Georgia congressman, is on the longlist for a National Book Award.
September 01, 2016
Congressman John Lewis crowd surfs after Colbert interview
Civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis may be 76, but he's not too old to crowd surf. The Georgia Democrat wrapped up ...
July 29, 2016
Navy ship to be named for late gay rights leader Harvey Milk
The late gay rights leader Harvey Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will ...
July 26, 2016
The Latest: Israeli flag set on fire outside of convention
The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local): 10 p.m.
July 07, 2016
Ryan considers options for punishing Dems for House sit-in
Speaker Paul Ryan is considering how to punish Democrats for last month's House floor sit-in, even as the chamber's top ...
July 06, 2016
Conservative opposition endangers House Republican gun bill
Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, delivering an embarrassing ...
July 05, 2016
Ryan suggests House won't vote on Dems' gun-curb proposals
The House won't vote on proposed Democratic gun curbs, Speaker Paul Ryan suggested Tuesday as the rekindled election-year ...
June 29, 2016
Dems demand gun votes, loudly, in 2-minute House session
House Democrats continued their disruptive demands for votes on gun control Tuesday, though this time the commotion lasted ...
June 24, 2016
Lewis drama in Congress taken from civil rights playbook
Bernard Lafayette was all smiles as he watched his civil rights comrade John Lewis commandeer the floor of the U.S. House for ...
June 23, 2016
After Capitol all-nighter, Democrats push on for gun control
Exhausted but exuberant, House Democrats vowed to fight on for gun control Thursday as they ended their high-drama House ...
June 23, 2016
Lewis, who shed blood for civil rights, leads Dems on guns
Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor ...
June 23, 2016
Democrats end 25-hour House floor protest over guns
Weary but jubilant House Democrats ended their extraordinary sit-in on the chamber's floor Thursday more than 24 hours after ...
June 23, 2016
The Latest: Senate gun compromise survives, may not advance
The Latest on congressional action on guns (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A bipartisan compromise on guns has cleared a ...