Senate Rejects Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

“This vote served as a useless exercise to unsuccessfully undermine the rights of pregnant individuals.”

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Black Alabamans Appreciate Your Thanks. Now Give Us the Power.

Doug Jones won the special senate election in Alabama because Black folks used our own homegrown tools that we have been building and refining for many years. It’s past time to substantially invest in Black political organizing infrastructure in the South.

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#TrustBlackWomen: Voter Appreciation Edition

Black women were the deciding factor in keeping a racist, homophobic, alleged predator out of the Senate.

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WATCH: Why Roy Moore's Racism, Homophobia and Alleged Sexual Relations With Teenagers Should Bar Him From Congress

Moore wants to represent Alabama in the United States Senate. Democracy Now! breaks down the Republican candidate’s record.

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Bill

Senator Cory Booker: “The mass incarceration explosion of the last 40 years has … disproportionately affected communities of color and the poor and devalued the very idea of justice in America.”

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WATCH: Senate Hearing on Trump Administration's Decision to End DACA

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is hearing arguments for and against ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Senator Kamala Harris Introduces Bipartisan Money Bail Reform Bill

“We must come together to reform a bail system that is discriminatory, wasteful and fails to keep our communities safe.”

Senate Health Care Plan Panned by Critics

From former President Barack Obama to The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the people are not pleased with the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

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7 Things You Need to Know About The Senate GOP's Health Care Bill

Republican Senators are being extremely secretive about a law that will impact millions. Here’s what we do know.

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How Civil Rights Groups Feel About Sessions' Confirmation in 9 Tweets

“The man in charge of enforcing hate crimes laws doesn’t think they should exist.”

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WATCH: Senators Are Reading Coretta Scott King's Letter About Jeff Sessions

The action comes after Republican Senators censored Senator Elizabeth Warren for attempting to read the letter, which detailed the Department of Justice nominee’s racist actions.

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Senate Votes Yes on Betsy DeVos

The full Senate voted immediately after Democrats’ 24-hour #HoldTheFloor attempt to sink DeVos’ nomination for secretary of education.

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WATCH: Senate Democrats #HoldTheFloor for 24 Hours Ahead of Betsy DeVos Vote

The senators aim to convince just one more of their GOP colleagues to vote no on Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education.

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#SaveACA Trends as Senate Republicans Dismantle Affordable Care Act

A late night vote set the stage to gut Obamacare.

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Senate Will Soon Have Four Times as Many Women of Color

Kamala Harris, Tammy Duckworth and Catherine Cortez Masto won crucial elections and will join Mazie Hirono in the upper legislative house next year.

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6 Arrested During Protest of David Duke's HBCU Appearance

Duke—a former Ku Klux Klan leader, current Senate candidate and Donald Trump supporter—railed against the Black Lives Matter movement and Jews during a controversial debate appearance at Dillard University, an historically Black institution.

President Obama Nominates First Muslim Federal Judge

But will the Senate put Abid Riaz Qureshi on the bench?

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SCOTUS Nominee Breaks Record for Longest Confirmation Wait

President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland 125 days ago.

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Carla Hayden is Our Nation's First Black Female Librarian of Congress

Dr. Hayden formerly served as the CEO of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library.