Senate Democrats Take a Bold Stand

By Stephanie Jones NNPA Columnist Well, they finally did it. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats, at long last, invoked the so-called “Nuclear Option,” thereby clearing the Republican logjam that stalled the confirmation process and opening the way for President Obama’s judicial and […read more]


Reid Considering Change to Nominations Rules

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he’s considering changing his chamber’s rules to make it harder for minority Republicans to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, a warning shot that suggested Democrats might soon use their power […read more]


To Be Equal: Don’t Repeat the Shutdown

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.” –        Dwight D. Eisenhower After 16 days of a costly and unnecessary government shutdown, America is open for business again. More than 800,000 furloughed […read more]