Civil Rights Group Decries Attack on Voting Rights in Virginia

A Virginia-based civil rights group lambasted Republican efforts to stall Gov. Terry McAuliffe's push to restore voting rights to certain citizens, calling the GOP's push "racist" and little more than a political ploy.

Clinton Blasts Trump's Wooing of Black Voters: 'Disturbing'

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton excoriated Republican contender Donald Trump's recent attempt to court African-American voters by appealing to their disappointment with the Democratic Party, calling his rhetoric "divisive" and "disturbing."

GOP New Hires Ready to Court Black Vote

Despite — or perhaps because of — unprecedented poor polling numbers in the African-American community, Republicans have ramped up their effort to court Black voters.

Bonds Endorses Grosso, White for At-Large Council Seats

At-large D.C. Council member and D.C. Democratic Party Chair Anita Bonds formally endorsed the candidacies of fellow Council member David Grosso and Robert White, Democratic nominees for two other at-large seats on the council.

Trump to 'Suspend immigration,' Proposes Ideological Tests for Immigrants

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called for ideological testing for immigrants in a speech Monday — a process he described as "extreme vetting" — and said he would "temporarily suspend immigration."

Trump Stokes Fears of Voter Fraud, Calls on Supporters to Watch 'Others'

In a not-so-veiled call to intimidate minority voters, Donald Trump on Friday told supporters they must become "observers" in "certain areas" and watch for "other people" who show up to the polls on Election Day.

Vincent Orange to Resign from D.C. Council

D.C. Council member Vincent Orange (D-At Large) said Friday he is stepping down amid the backlash from his announcement last week that he planned to head the D.C. Chamber of Commerce until the end of his term in January.

Hillary Clinton Makes 1st Stop in Pa. Capital

Of all the places to follow up a historic national convention, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine chose Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Sanders Supporter Stresses Unity

When Black political and religious leaders were deciding who they would support among the Democratic hopefuls, Rep. Keith Ellison came out early in his endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Now he says that he's thrown his support to the party's ...

Hillary Clinton's Defining Moment

Hillary Clinton officially made history Thursday night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia as she accepted the party's nomination for president — the first woman in American history to be nominated by a major political party.

Obama, Biden Slam Trump, Tout Clinton

The Democrats bought out the party's two heavyweights Wednesday at their national convention in Philadelphia, and the commander in chief and his vice president made clear their belief that Hillary Clinton will make a great president and voters should be ...

Hillary Clinton Nominated for U.S. President

Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday, becoming the first major-party female nominee for president of the United States.

Sanders Supporters Crash Media Tent During Clinton Nomination

Several dozen supporters for Sen. Bernie Sanders continued to make noise on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Bernie Sanders Urges His Supporters to Change Course, Back Clinton

Fresh off a stinging loss to Hillary Clinton in a bitter slugfest of a Democratic presidential primary, Bernie Sanders did his best on day one of the Democratic National Convention to galvanize his fervent supporters to get behind Clinton — ...

Democrats Putting Shaky Convention Start Behind Them

As the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia kicks off Tuesday, party officials are hoping for more of the good vibes that resulted from the day one speeches given by New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker and first ...