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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Abandons Quest for Third term

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By The Associated Press Rahm Emanuel, whose tumultuous tenure as Chicago mayor included an infamous police shooting and a surge in violent crime, said in a surprise announcement Tuesday that he would abandon his plan to seek a third term...

Pressley’s Upset Another Win for Fresh, Black Democratic Voices

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By The Associated Press Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first Black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, the latest example of the Democratic Party's embrace of diversity and liberal politics as the recipe for success in...

Frank Talk as Campaign Enters Final Lap

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By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was  just supposed to be a pre-Labor Day pep rally to open “ coordinated  Democratic campaign,” office in Largo. But Rep. Anthony Brown acknowledged that he didn’t run the best campaign against...

Trump Cancels Pay Raise Due to Federal Workers in January

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By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could see a slightly smaller boost...

Florida’s Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Under Attack

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By GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who engineered a surprising upset victory in Florida's Democratic primary this week, is picking up endorsements, money and plenty of national attention in the aftermath of his win. But as...

GOP’S Chittams Seeks Council Seat in Democrat Stronghold

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By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Rev. Ralph Chittams Sr., a Republican, is fed up with the way the District of Columbia is being run by its politicians so he has decided to run for the D.C. Council to...

McCain Praised by Obama, Others for His Courage

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By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While the late John McCain was considered a conservative on civil rights, some African-American leaders praised him for having the courage of his convictions and being an authentic American hero. McCain, a Republican who served...

White House Admits Error for False Claim on Black Employment

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By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was a rare admission of fault...

Rep. Ellison Denies Abuse Allegations from Ex-girlfriend

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By Kyle Potter, The Associated Press Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Aug. 12 denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her — an allegation that came just days before...

Omarosa Says She Secretly Taped Her Firing, Plays Audio

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The Associated Press Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. And NBC's “Meet the Press” is airing part of the conversation. Manigault Newman is appearing...

22 Former Justice Thomas Clerks Have Jobs Thanks to Trump

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By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — While the spotlight is on the two former clerks to Justice Anthony Kennedy whom President Donald Trump has nominated to the Supreme Court, the influence of the court's most conservative justice, Clarence...

Powerful Democrats Rally Behind Jealous

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By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous was surrounded by many of the party’s top lawmakers last week as he passionately preached that it is he, and not Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who is Maryland’s...

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