Clinton Rocks Trump in First Debate

The first of three presidential debates before the November election on Monday may well have been an eye-opener for African-Americans and women alike — that is, if they had not already been awakened a long time ago to Republican nominee ...

Clinton Overwhelmingly Wins First Debate Against Trump: Poll

Donald Trump may have started strongly in the first 20 minutes or so of the first presidential debate Monday night, but by the end of the 90-plus-minute talkfest, Hillary Clinton was deemed the winner, one news network's poll found.

Clinton, Trump Prepare for First Presidential Debate

As an often raucous, no-holds-barred political season draws to a close and with less than 50 days remaining until the Nov. 8 elections, no one knows for sure what will happen on Monday on prime-time television.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: Trump a 'Two-Bit Racial Arsonist'

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) blasted GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump as "nothing more than a two-bit racial arsonist."

Election 2016

Election Day for the U.S. presidential election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

Trump's Most Outspoken Black Supporter Is a Liar

Donald Trump has asked the question to African-Americans, "What do you have to lose?" in voting for him. The Republican presidential candidate's track record and rhetoric combined with the untruthful actions of his campaign surrogates, like Mark Burns, may provide ...

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 ...