Brakkton Booker

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Schumer, White House Respond To Shutdown By Pointing Fingers

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The president is marking the first anniversary of his inauguration with a government shutdown. Lawmakers are back at the Capitol trying to break the impasse — and playing the political blame game.


Blaming Democrats, Trump Says 'DACA Is Probably Dead'

Sunday, January 14, 2018

With four days left before a government shutdown, lawmakers appear to be far from a deal to fix the DACA program. Trump denied the vulgarities he reportedly made about immigrants: "I'm not a racist."


Retiring Rep. Darrell Issa Was Once A Powerful Anti-Obama Voice

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The San Diego Republican and former chairman of the House oversight committee, played a key role in GOP-led probes of the Benghazi attacks and IRS targeting of conservative groups.


Bannon 'Regrets' Explosive Comments As Surrogates Denounce Wolff Book On Sunday Shows

Sunday, January 07, 2018

While White House surrogates took the airwaves to defend Trump's fitness as president, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon issued an apology for taking part in the book Fire and Fury.


At Camp David, Trump Outlines Vision On North Korea, Welfare, Immigration For 2018

Saturday, January 06, 2018

In wide-ranging press conference, Trump said he hoped for bipartisan support on fixes to U.S. immigration laws and national welfare programs. Trump also hinted he was open to talks with North Korea.


President Trump 'So Happy' Black Unemployment Rate At A Historic Low

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Trump boasted about unemployment for African-Americans hitting a record low of 6.8 percent in December, the lowest rate for that group since the government began tracking data in the early 1970s.


Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysts have been told to omit words such as "vulnerable," "transgender" and "evidence-based" from an upcoming budget. Critics say it amounts to censorship.


What Has To Happen For The Senate Tax Bill To Become Law

Saturday, December 02, 2017

The tax bill passed by the Senate early Saturday must now reconciled with one passed by the House before it can go to President Trump for his signature.


Virginia School Board Set To Rename J.E.B. Stuart High School

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

After a two-year battle between "Keepers," who want the name to stay, and "Changers," who believe it represents the history of racism, the board is expected to remove the name Thursday.


Money May Not Shield Prosperous Blacks From Bigotry, Survey Says

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A study by NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds African-Americans making more than $75,000 report experiencing higher levels of discrimination than those making less.


Florida County Worries About Irma's Cleanup Costs

Thursday, September 14, 2017

In Nassau County, one official says they are still waiting on reimbursement from state and federal authorities for disaster costs forked out when Hurricane Matthew caused damage last year.


Jacksonville, Fla., Faces Historic Flooding After Hurricane Irma

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The city of Jacksonville, Fla., is still reeling from record breaking floods in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.


Millions Remain Without Power After Hurricane Irma Swept Across Florida

Monday, September 11, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, more than 6.5 million customers in Florida are left without power. Eric Silagy, CEO of Florida Power & Light, which provides electricity to half the state, said on Monday that residents need to be prepared for "prolonged and extended outages."


Gas Stations In Florida Running Out Of Fuel As Hurricane Irma Continues

Sunday, September 10, 2017

As Hurricane Irma hits Florida, most people are hunkered down in shelters or in their homes. But for those who are out on the roads, they're finding another problem.


When A Historically Black University's Neighborhood Turns White

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The area around Howard University was once working-class and black. As more nonblack residents move in and property values rise, the D.C. university is taking advantage of the hot real estate market.


Meet Mike Conaway, GOP Congressman Now Overseeing House's Russia Probe

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Texas Republican is taking over the investigation as an ethics committee looks into whether Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes mishandled classified information.


VP Pence On Obamacare Repeal Failure: 'Congress Just Wasn't Ready'

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Vice President was in West Virginia a day after the GOP's Affordable Care Act repeal efforts were scrapped. He joked that maybe some WWE superstars were needed on Capitol Hill.


Oops ... PAC Runs TV Ads Thanking Some Republicans For Repealing Obamacare

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hours after the GOP-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed, a conservative-leaning group ran ads giving kudos to some members for keeping their promise to replace the health care law.


With 'Pussyhats' At Women's Marches, Headwear Sends A Defiant Message

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Throughout the crowds at Women's Marches on Saturday were thousands of knitted pink caps. People wore them to send a message to President Donald Trump.


Groups Protest Trump's Immigration Positions Across The Country

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Immigrants and activists throughout the country are rallying in anticipation of Donald Trump's inauguration. They're protesting against mass deportation, which Trump discussed on the campaign trail.