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