Brakkton Booker

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Biden: Loved By The Left, But With Limits

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The annual progressive gathering known as Netroots Nation wraps up its annual conference in Detroit this weekend.

In the hallways and the meeting rooms, much of the buzz was about the presidential race in 2016 — and who might run on the Democratic side.

But Vice President Joe Biden, who ...


Unlikely Duo Join Forces On Sentencing Overhaul Bill

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Two senators — a Democrat and a Republican — introduced a bill Tuesday that aims to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system, slash government spending on prisons and make it easier for nonviolent offenders to find employment.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., both freshmen looking to ...


Tea Party Firebrand To Challenge McCarthy For Majority Leader

Friday, June 13, 2014

Two-term Idaho Republican Raul Labrador announced Friday that he is throwing his hat into the ring for the chance to replace outgoing Rep. Eric Cantor as House majority leader.

Labrador's candidacy ensures that Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California will not go unchallenged for the chamber's No. 2 leadership spot, which ...


In TV Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Mocks 'War On Women' Rhetoric

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For her campaign's first TV ad, Michigan Republican Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land is taking an unconventional approach.

She's attempting to take a familiar Democratic attack line and flip it against her male challenger.

The ad, titled "Really?" mocks the suggestion that Land, Michigan's former secretary of state, is ...


In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event

Friday, April 18, 2014

Even as technology and social media transform politics, some traditions still live on — like the annual Shad Planking festival in Wakefield. It's a must-attend event on Virginia's political calendar.


Black GOP Stars Rise In A Party That's Still Awkwardly White

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's straw poll victory at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference wasn't unexpected for the presidential contender. In third place, however, was a surprise finisher.

Dr. Ben Carson is one of a handful of black Republicans that conservatives are buzzing about this year. While the GOP has ...


Talking History: Black Senators Celebrate Their Legacy

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Five current and former black senators appeared together Tuesday at an unprecedented event celebrating the legacy and contributions of the nine African-Americans to serve in the U.S. Senate.

The event, held at the Library of Congress to mark Black History Month, was the brainchild of Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. The ...


Black GOP Hopefuls See Promise In Retirement Flurry

Friday, December 20, 2013

It's not every day that three long-serving House members announce their retirements within hours of each other. It's rarer still that two of those seats have a distinct possibility of being filled by a black Republican after next year's election.

But that's what happened Tuesday when Reps. Frank Wolf, R-Va., ...


'Justice For Trayvon' Movement Struggles To Find Focus

Saturday, July 27, 2013

In the two weeks since George Zimmerman's acquittal, the same activists galvanized by his trial are finding it hard to focus the energy of the Trayvon Martin movement.

For 16 months, supporters of the Justice for Trayvon movement rallied behind a common goal: Make sure Zimmerman, the man who killed ...