Members of Congress Call for an End to Voter Suppression


Nine legislators, their staff and 200 activists packed the hearing room of the US House Judiciary Committee to standing room only recently to demand an end to mass voter suppression and the manipulation of U elections.

A Voting Issue That Isn't (Video)

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When Michelle Obama called voting rights "the movement of our era" in a speech Saturday night, she didn't specifically mention the Republican-led crusade for restrictive voter identification laws. She didn't have to.

Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. Bobby Rush


Americans of all stripes have signaled their support for slain teenager Trayvon Martin as the call for justice in response to his Feb. 26 shooting death in Sanford, Fla., soared in recent days. We'd like to salute Rep. Bobby Rush, who made a memorable sartorial statement on Trayvon Martin's behalf in the halls of Congress, as our Truthdigger of the Week.

Rep. Rangel Steps Down From Chairman Post (for Now)


Facing ethics investigations on multiple fronts, Rep. Charlie Rangel announced Wednesday that he's stepping down from his position as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Although Rangel characterized the move as temporary, he might be looking at a longer -- i.e., permanent -- hiatus.

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