John Lewis - the best personalized free web-based Email en en John Lewis Owe the IRS? The tax man's coming, and he's got private help WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is resuming the use of private debt collectors amid a wave of telephone scams in which fake government agents tell innocent taxpayers to pay up or face jail, the tax agency announced Tuesday. The IRS stopped using private debt collectors in 2009 after the agency determined that IRS employees could better do the work. But Congress... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-04-04T20:15:00Z Most young Americans don't see Trump as a legitimate leader WASHINGTON (AP) — Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers. "You can't be saying that (if) you're the president," says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from Coconut Creek, Florida. That Trump is undeniably the nat... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:16:00 GMT 2017-03-20T07:16:00Z Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president WASHINGTON (AP) — Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers. "You can't be saying that (if) you're the president," says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from Coconut Creek, Florida. That Trump is undeniably the nat... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:25:00 GMT 2017-03-18T22:25:00Z Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them. Already skeptical of Trump, many blacks said they were exasperated by the fact that, during his news conference on Thursday, th... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:35:00 GMT 2017-02-17T23:35:00Z Georgia special election shapes up as referendum on Trump ATLANTA (AP) — The scramble to succeed Health Secretary Tom Price as Georgia congressman may quickly become a referendum on the popularity and agenda of Price's new boss, President Donald Trump, while offering a preview of 2018's midterm elections. Democrats are looking for an upset in the GOP-leaning district where Trump underperformed among the affluent... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:03:00 GMT 2017-02-14T23:03:00Z 'Get in the Way': The way of civil rights hero John Lewis NEW YORK (AP) —    John Lewis speaks with passion, resolve and dignity.           He says things like, "Hate is too heavy a burden to bear" and "Nonviolence is love in action" — not what you expect, or necessarily buy, coming from a U.S. congressman, which Lewis has been for three decades.            But Lewis' life is a mighty testamen... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:29:00 GMT 2017-02-09T18:29:00Z Political football: For some, Super Bowl reflects US divide BOSTON (AP) — Not even the grandest of American sports spectacles is immune to the nation's deep political divisions. Patriots fans have spent nearly two full seasons being reminded of the close friendship between President Donald Trump and their team's three top figures — owner Robert Kraft, star quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick. ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:11:00 GMT 2017-01-27T08:11:00Z Trump announces 'major' voter fraud investigation WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about a rigged voting system. The investigation, he said, will look at those registered to vote in more than one state, "those who are illegal and ... even, those registered t... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:35:00 GMT 2017-01-25T15:35:00Z Trump dogged by insecurity over popular vote, media coverage WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump holds the most powerful office in the world. But he's dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote in the election and a persistent frustration that the legitimacy of his presidency is being challenged by Democrats and the media, aides and associates say. Trump's fixation has been a drag on the momentum of his open... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:53:00 GMT 2017-01-25T12:53:00Z Lewis receives 4 literary awards for 'March: Book Three' NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis is having quite a run in the literary world. On Monday, the American Library Association released its annual list of awards for children's books and announced the Georgia Democrat received a record four prizes for "March: Book Three," the last of a graphic trilogy about his civil-rights activism and winner last fall of the National Book A... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:38:00 GMT 2017-01-23T23:38:00Z Maine governor won't apologize for criticizing US Rep. Lewis AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage isn't backing down on his statements about John Lewis, a black Georgia congressman who risked his life in the fight for civil rights. The Maine NAACP demanded an apology after the white Republican governor insulted Lewis, who had questioned the legitimacy of GOP Donald Trump's presidential election. ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:06:00 GMT 2017-01-19T14:06:00Z The Latest: Florida Rep. Rutherford still in hospital WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 6:05 p.m. A congressman from Florida remains hospitalized one week after being wheeled from the Capitol in a stretcher. Rep. John Rutherford's chief of staff says doctors are pleased with his recovery but they want to eliminate all of the inflammation that resulted from an allergic reaction. ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:41:00 GMT 2017-01-18T23:41:00Z GOP prescription of minority outreach forgotten with Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Together, they delivered a post-election autopsy with a dire prediction: Republican survival requires embracing a message of tolerance and respect in an increasingly diverse United States. Yet on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration four years later, the authors of the Republican National Committee's 2013 "Growth and Opportunity Projec... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:23:00 GMT 2017-01-18T19:23:00Z Maine governor offers John Lewis an erroneous history lesson AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday offered an erroneous history lesson about racial segregation to a black Georgia congressman who risked his life to fight for civil rights, and he called on the NAACP to apologize to white people. Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who was beaten while marching in Selma, Alabama, with Dr. Martin Lu... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-01-17T22:15:00Z Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what's to come in the next four years. That's according to a new GenForward poll of Americans aged 18 to 30, which found that the country'... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:50:00 GMT 2017-01-17T20:50:00Z Nearly 50 House Democrats vow to boycott Trump inauguration WASHINGTON (AP) — The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to about 50 on Tuesday in a protest of the New York businessman's policies and his repeated criticism of legendary civil rights activist John Lewis. The Georgia congressman made headlines over the weekend for challenging Trump's legitimacy ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:12:00 GMT 2017-01-17T20:12:00Z Former Klan Grand Dragon to MLK's daughter: I'm sorry ATLANTA (AP) — Scott Shepherd didn't fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon says he has always felt remorse toward the family of the slain civil rights leader and all who honor his legacy. He reached for atonement Monday evening, sitting on a dais next to Bernice King, who was 5 years old when James Earl... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:54:00 GMT 2017-01-17T14:54:00Z King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump ATLANTA (AP) — As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters. In more than one venue Monday, speakers and attendees expressed reservations about Preside... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:24:00 GMT 2017-01-17T00:24:00Z Trump, in flap with civil rights icon, meets with MLK's son NEW YORK (AP) — Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration to accusations of plagiarism. Trump on Monday met with one of King's sons on the holiday marking the life of t... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:24:00 GMT 2017-01-17T00:24:00Z Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people. "Throughout our history, sports has had this power to bring us together even when the country is divided," Obama said at a White House ceremony for his hometown team. "Sports has changed attitudes and culture in ways that ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:45:00 GMT 2017-01-16T22:45:00Z Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat NEW YORK (AP) — The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump's relations with American intelligence agencies. John Brennan's pointed message on national televisio... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:14:00 GMT 2017-01-16T02:14:00Z John Lewis books sell out on Amazon day after Trump's tweets NEW YORK (AP) — Two of John Lewis' books have sold out on Amazon after the Democratic congressman claimed the top spots on the retailer's best-seller list. Sales of the civil rights leader's graphic novel "March" and his 2015 memoir "Walking With the Wind" skyrocketed following his feud with President-elect Donald Trump over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. After ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:22:00 GMT 2017-01-15T23:22:00Z Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis on Saturday for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Trump tweeted that Lewis, D-Ga., "should spend more time on fixing and helping ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:28:00 GMT 2017-01-15T03:28:00Z The Latest: Capitol architect says pig painting breaks rules WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 7:25 p.m. A GOP congressman's office says a painting on Capitol grounds that has stirred controversy will come down Tuesday after a review by the Capitol architect. Washington Rep. Dave Reichert's office reports he has been informed that the architect has deter... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:02:00 GMT 2017-01-14T14:02:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reince Priebus, incoming chief of staff to President-elect Donald Trump; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah NBC's "Meet the Press" —Priebus; Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:06:00 GMT 2017-01-14T08:06:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reince Priebus, incoming chief of staff to President-elect Donald Trump; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah NBC's "Meet the Press" — Reince Priebus, incoming chief of staff to President-elect Donald Trump; Sen. Diane... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:31:00 GMT 2017-01-13T22:31:00Z Democratic Rep. Lewis: Trump not a 'legitimate president' WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. John Lewis says he's doesn't consider Donald Trump a "legitimate president," blaming the Russians for helping the Republican win the White House. The Georgia congressman and leader in the civil rights movement of the 1960s said he will skip next week's inauguration of Trump at the Capitol, joining several other Democrats who have decided to ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:10:00 GMT 2017-01-13T22:10:00Z Black lawmakers say Sessions unfit to be attorney general WASHINGTON (AP) — Black lawmakers said Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions at times has shown hostility toward civil rights, making him unfit to be attorney general, as a 1986 letter from the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. surfaced strongly expressing opposition to the Alabama senator. In the second day of confirmation hearings, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:44:00 GMT 2017-01-11T21:44:00Z The Latest: Senate hearing to feature Booker vs. Sessions WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 9:50 p.m. The Senate showdown over Donald Trump's pick of Sen. Jeff Sessions to become attorney general will take a dramatic twist this week when a fellow senator and two congressmen testify against him. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker says he will testi... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 03:05:00 GMT 2017-01-10T03:05:00Z The Latest: AMA asks GOP how it would replace 'Obamacare' WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress convening for a new session (all times EST): 9:25 p.m. The American Medical Association wants Republicans to show how they would replace President Barack Obama's health care law before Congress votes to repeal it. In a letter Tuesday to congressional leaders, AMA Chief Executiv... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 02:26:00 GMT 2017-01-04T02:26:00Z