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Urban League Assesses Midterm Elections

With 2016 fast approaching, one civil rights group wants blacks to prepare for the inevitable battle for the White House and Congress.

Ward 8 Dems Ponder Ways to Strengthen Group

Any hopes that the Democratic Party had for beating Republicans in the Nov. 4 general elections died when traditional supporters — African-Africans, Latinos, women and millennials — voted with their feet by staying home.

Obama to Detail Immigration Order Thursday in Prime-Time Speech

President Obama will present his long-awaited immigration plan during a prime-time speech Thursday night, the White House announced Wednesday.

Lynch Nomination Will Test Obama's Relationship with New Congress

In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled Senate's willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.

Obama Tells Voters 'I Hear You' after Dems Thumped in Midterms

President Obama said Wednesday that he hears the frustration of voters who flipped control of the Senate to Republicans the night before.

Bonds, Silverman Claim At-Large Council Seats

Anita Bonds will retain her seat as an at-large District Council member after scoring an easy election night victory, according to unofficial results from the D.C. Board of Elections.

Hogan Upsets Brown in Maryland Gubernatorial Stunner

Republican businessman Larry Hogan defeated Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown in the Maryland governor's race Nov. 4, ending, at least for now, Brown's quest to become the state's first African-American chief executive.

Muriel Bowser Wins D.C. Mayor's Race

After 20 grueling months on the campaign trail, Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser beat back the challenges of independent candidates Carol Schwartz and David Catania. She'll be D.C.'s first female mayor in more than 20 years.

Silverman Confident of Election Night Victory in D.C. Council Race

With two seats open in a crowded field of candidates for at-large spots on the D.C. Council, former journalist Elissa Silverman believes she has enough support to nail down an election night victory on Tuesday.

Anita Bonds has Re-Election in Sight

The only Democrat in a field of 15 D.C. at-large council candidates, Anita Bonds stands alone, a position she doesn't seem to mind at all.

Bowser Taking No Chances in Final Days

The D.C. mayoral race — and the contentious debates that accompanied it — has sometimes been ugly and veered toward the personal, but Muriel Bowser holds at least an eight-point lead going into the Tuesday general election.

Gray Proud of His Administration's Legacy

As the clock ticks down on his tenure, Mayor Vincent C. Gray said he will leave the city in much better shape than the Washington D.C. he inherited four years ago.

DCCC Launches Ad Campaign in Black, Hispanic Districts

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a six-figure radio ad campaign to communicate directly with African-American and Hispanic voters in six of the closest races in the country.

Obama Stumps for Md. Gubernatorial Hopeful Brown

President Barack Obama visited Prince George's County Sunday for a get-out-the-vote rally, urging voters to cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 midterm elections and to support Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in his quest to become Maryland's first African-American chief ...

Catania Closing Gap in D.C. Mayoral Race

With the mayor's office up for grabs, recent polls indicate that candidate David A. Catania has significantly narrowed the gap between him and the front-runner, placing himself in position to make history.

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