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Blacks Still Underrepresented at All Levels of Politics

Although Blacks have made tremendous improvement in holding elected office since passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, they remain underrepresented at the federal, state and local levels, according to a report scheduled to be released Tuesday by the Joint ...

Md. Sen. Barbara Mikulski Won't Run for Sixth Term

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving female senator in U.S. history, announced Monday she won't seek a sixth term during an event in Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood.

Top Lawyer Natalie Ludaway Named as D.C. Deputy AG

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Friday that he has named Leftwich & Ludaway LLC Managing Member Natalie Ludaway as his chief deputy attorney general.

Black Republican Trailblazers Honored

The third annual RNC Black Trailblazer Awards Luncheon, held at the Howard Theatre in Northwest on Feb. 11, featured some of the Republican Party's most celebrated Black members.

House Republicans Vote to Repeal Obamacare

Republicans in the House of Representatives have continued their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, despite soaring enrollment figures for year two and the growing confidence in the law by many Americans.

Obama Calls for Military Force against Islamic State

President Obama asked Congress Wednesday to formally authorize military force against the Islamic State terrorist group, arguing that the militants could pose a threat to the U.S. homeland if their violent power grab goes unchecked.

State of the Union 2015: Obama Calls on GOP to Help Middle Class

In a State of the Union address that was perhaps his most energetic and optimistic — before a Congress dominated by Republican majorities for the first time in his presidency — President Barack Obama proclaimed the state of the union ...

Ward 8 Race: Crowded Field of Candidates

At last count, almost two dozen people have signaled their intention and filed to run for the seat of the late Ward 8 Council member Marion S. Barry Jr.

André Carson Tapped for House Intel Committee; Will Be 1st Muslim

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced this week during a closed-door caucus meeting that she would name the first Muslim lawmaker to the House's Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Ward 4 Council Race Wide Open

With the race to elect the next Ward 4 D.C. Council member well underway, it remains to be seen who among more than dozen prospective candidates will fill D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's old seat on April 28.

Bowser Stars in National TV Appearance

Wearing a light blue top and matching skirt and with D.C. School Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier seated by her side, Muriel Bowser took advantage of the spotlight by tackling the lightning rod issue of statehood ...

D.C. Council Members Bonds, Silverman Preach Accountability

With Vincent Gray passing the torch and officially relinquishing his office to Muriel Bowser, most observers declared that the change has ushered in a new day for the District of Columbia.

McDonnell Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for his convictions on 11 public corruption charges.

Marion Barry's Son, Christopher, Makes Bid for Late Father's Council Seat

Marion Christopher Barry, the only child of the late former D.C. mayor, announced Monday he will run for his father's Ward 8 Council seat.

Muriel Bowser to Appear Sunday on NBC's 'Meet the Press'

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will appear Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Kaya Henderson, chancellor of the city’s public schools.