Tag: legislatures

Nina Turner vs. Shontel Brown, Explained by The Wire

But to explain the story in laymen’s terms, we drew an analogy to one of the best-known political dramas of this generation, HBO’s The Wire. Who is Nina Turner? Nina Turner is Marlo Stanfield. The Cleveland native gained her street cred as the first African-American woman to represent her ward on Cleveland’s City Council before […]

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Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Becomes Third Black Lawmaker Arrested for Protecting Voting Rights

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Arrested for Protecting Voting Rights In another photo shared on Twitter, Jackson Lee’s hands can be shown zip tied together. “Once again we see a Black woman at the forefront of defending our civil rights and leading the fight to save our fragile democracy,” said Odus Evbagharu, chair of the […]

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You’re Not a Hero, You’re Just a Maskhole: Capitol Police Will Arrest Visitors and Aides Who Don’t Wear Masks

Capitol Police Will Arrest Visitors and Aides Who Don’t Wear Masks Advertisement Instead, the Capitol Police will keep notes of repeat offenders and give that list to the House sergeant at arms, the Hill reports. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been fighting for some time to get her Republican colleagues to fucking wear […]

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House Votes for Panel to Investigate Jan. 6 Capitol Riot. Rep. McCarthy Threatens Any GOP Members Who Participate

US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) walks away after gavelling in Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the US Capitol on January 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to establish a select committee to investigate the World War Wypipo rebellion […]

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House Votes to Remove All Confederate Statues From US Capitol. Some Republicans are Predictably Big Mad

A statue of John E. Kenna (R), a Confederate soldier from West Virginia and U.S. Senator after the Civil War, is on display in the U.S. Capitol Hall of Columns June 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has requested that Congress remove this statue and 10 others of Confederate […]

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Toyota Defends Being Top Donor to Republicans Who Voted Against Certifying 2020 Election Results

Photo: josefkubes (Shutterstock) Last year, 147 Republican lawmakers voted against certifying the election results that declared President Joe Biden our new commander-in-chief, while declaring y’all’s ex-President Donald Trump the commander-in-nothing-but-Twitter-bans-and-failed-blogs. Advertisement Now, you have to believe one of two things: Either lawmakers were stupid enough to believe that voting machines were rigged to abracadabra Trump […]

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bishop William Barber II and More Arrested During Protest Against Republican Filibuster

US Capitol Police detain Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. (2nd L) as he joins demonstrators in blocking traffic as they call for Senators, specifically US Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, to support the elimination of the Senate filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation and economic relief bills, as they protest during the […]

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Democrat’s Failed Attempt to Pass Voting Rights, Explained

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Senate Republicans blocked one of the widest-ranging federal attempts to strengthen national voting rights on Tuesday, preventing Democrats from advancing the For the People Act toward becoming federal law. Advertisement CNN reports: A procedural vote to open debate on the legislation was defeated by a tally of 50-50, falling short […]

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Dear Kyrsten Sinema: Who TF Is ‘We’?

Screenshot: Washington Post/Twitter The still Mississippi courtroom was suspended in a silence that can only be accompanied by prayer when Mose Wright rose from his chair. He stood slowly, as if his 64-year-old back were being unbent by something up in heavens and pointed his unshaking Black hand. Advertisement “There he is,” he said, pointing […]

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Hundreds Gather to Protest Sen. Joe Manchin for Being Sen. Joe Manchin

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) When Republicans talk about reaching across the aisle, they are usually referring to working with Sen. Joe Manchin. The West Virginia Democrat claims to be a moderate, which is just another way of saying that he doesn’t really fuck with Democrats, which is why hundreds gathered on Monday to protest […]

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Are You a Racist Senator? A Quiz

Photo: Michael Swensen (Getty Images) This quiz is not about Joe Manchin. It was designed by a team of experts for the elected members of the nation’s most exclusive legislative body. If you are unsure whether or not your actions are racist, simply take this 20-question quiz, email it to AmIracist@theroot.com and we will return […]

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Civil Rights Leaders Meet With Sen. Joe Manchin In Hopes That He’ll Be Less Racist

Photo: Michael Swensen (Getty Images) It’s one thing to uphold white supremacy and another to pen a whole ass op-ed as to why you won’t be voting for a bill that ensures that Black folks have access to voting. Advertisement See, white supremacy is the spoiled kid who has all the toys, and if white […]

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West Virginia Turncoat Joe Manchin Continues to Blow Up Biden’s Agenda from the Inside

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin showing how many times he plans to vote with Democrats. Photo: Greg Nash (Getty Images) West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is a Democrat in name only. For years, he’s prided himself as a “moderate conservative,” which is just another way of saying Republican-lite—or asshole. Advertisement With the Senate wound tighter […]

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