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Mitch McConnell Contrasts Black Voters, American Voters

Senator's rep says he misspoke, critics disagree

(Newser) - Asked Wednesday to respond to voters of color concerned that they will be unable to vote in the midterm elections without passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, Mitch McConnell put it this way : "The concern is misplaced because if you look at the statistics, African American...

Rep. Joyce Beatty Arrested at Voting Rights Protest

Group marched at the Capitol

(Newser) - Rep. Joyce Beatty, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and 71-year-old Ohio Democrat, was arrested by US Capitol Police on Thursday afternoon after marching on the Senate Hart Office Building atrium. Beatty and others— CNN says there were only a dozen—had first gathered outside the Supreme Court building to...

Congresswoman Pepper-Sprayed at Protest

Joyce Beatty sprayed by police in Columbus, Ohio

(Newser) - Rep. Joyce Beatty, a grandmother and an African-American Democrat from Ohio, got pepper-sprayed during protests of the death of George Floyd on Saturday in Columbus, reports CNN . "I was there because I wanted the young protesters to know that in solidarity, that I stand with them," Beatty said....

5 Rising Stars Who Could Make Waves at DNC

Fresh faces include Julian Castro's twin and a bevy of women

(Newser) - As the Democrats descend on Charlotte looking for four more years with the unexpected star of the 2004 convention, they're also looking for this convention's rock star. Looking past keynote speaker Julian Castro, Politico rounds up five potential contenders:
  • Joaquin Castro: The Texas state rep is seen as

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