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Big boost for black college students in new 2017 federal budget: More generous aid

Black colleges and universities got a big win in the new federal budget: a major expansion of the Pell Grants used by thousands of their...

Clinton enters fall with key advantages in White House race

There are bright spots for Republicans in the Senate contests. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is running a campaign that mirrors Clinton's more than Trump's...

'Blue Lives Matter': Push to raise penalties for violence against cops

By William Douglas and Eleanor Mueller. McClatchy Washington ... There's a new movement percolating, a “Blue Lives Matter” push that seeks to raise penalties for...

For two different candidates, same consultant, same strategy

But most people don't know that because almost all of the new incoming wealth is going to the top one percent,” Sanders said at Sunday's...

Supreme Court faces tough choices, familiar problems in new term

The court's newest addition, Justice Elena Kagan, waited about three months between her May 10, 2010, nomination and her Aug. 5 confirmation. Democrats controlled the...

Senate reaches deal that enables Lynch confirmation vote

By William Douglas and Maria Recio. April 20, ... WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats reached a deal Tuesday to vote on a bipartisan human...

GOP-led Senate plays hardball over abortion, Lynch nomination

The Congressional Black Caucus in the House of Representatives weighed in as well, criticizing the lengthy delay in approving Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the...

Lawmakers, Obama, civil rights leaders to honor Selma's 'Bloody Sunday' this ...

C., chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, will be one of 98 members of both parties from the House of Representatives and the Senate going...

With shutdown looming, Senate passes DHS funding bill while House debates a ...

... and government. It's written by McClatchyDC's Lesley Clark, William Douglas, David Lightman and Anita Kumar. ... Senate Chaplain Barry Black captured the severity of...

NC Rep. G.K. Butterfield says he's concerned about votes for Loretta Lynch

... formerly called 'Planet Washington,' covers politics and government. It's written by McClatchyDC's Lesley Clark, William Douglas, David Lightman and Anita Kumar. ... “We have...

Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes take their talking points face to face

The San Luis Obispo Tribune U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) Ky., center, and Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, rehearsed with...

Holder resigns, Senate battle looms over replacement

Fox News WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, signaling an end to his six turbulent years in office and setting the stage...

With few qualms, lawmakers laud Obama's strikes against Islamic State

Nearly a week after a brief and sometimes tumultuous debate to give President Barack Obama the authority to arm and train vetted Syrian rebels to...

Senate leaders recall 9-11, offer memories and tributes

... and government. It's written by McClatchyDC's Lesley Clark, William Douglas, David Lightman and Anita Kumar. ... “As I walked out of the room, I...

RNC Chair Priebus predicts 2014 Republican "Tsunami"

RNC Chair Priebus predicts 2014 Republican "Tsunami"Speaking to reporters at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor, Priebus said 'I think we're in for...

Obama summons world leaders for meeting on Ukraine

... covers politics and government. It's written by McClatchyDC's Lesley Clark, William Douglas, David Lightman and Anita Kumar. ... invite him to meeting. The Congressional...

Report: Russia to sanction US Senators

Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, R-Il, is reportedly on top of Putin's list, something that he said is a badge of honor. Durbin co-authored a...

Biden in Poland to 'reassure' US allies in wake of Russian intervention

... and government. It's written by McClatchyDC's Lesley Clark, William Douglas, David Lightman and Anita Kumar. Recent Posts. Black Caucus calls Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks...

President Obama announces sanctions against Russian and Ukranian officials

It's written by McClatchyDC's Lesley Clark, William Douglas, David Lightman and Anita Kumar. Recent Posts. Black Caucus calls Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks on poverty 'highly...

Gallup: Most Americans do not believe health care system 'is in crisis'

... and government. It's written by McClatchyDC's Lesley Clark, William Douglas, David Lightman and Anita Kumar. Recent Posts. Black Caucus calls Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks...

Scott Brown's back -- but in New Hampshire, not Massachusetts

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is greeted by supporters after announcing plans to form an exploratory committee to enter New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race against...

Obama meets with immigration advocates in wake of criticism over his record on ...

Black Caucus calls Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks on poverty 'highly offensive,' invite him to meeting. The Congressional Black Caucus has invited House Budget Committee Chair...

Congress' newest member talks health care

It's written by McClatchyDC's Lesley Clark, William Douglas, David Lightman and Anita Kumar. Recent Posts. Black Caucus calls Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks on poverty 'highly...