Articles Tagged 'civil rights'
President Trump’s gaffe touts ‘abolition of civil rights’ at National Prayer Breakfast
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday outlined the importance of faith in American society in a speech that at times mirrored his State of…
Gay parade permit sparks major debate in Mississippi
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — At first, the plan to hold a gay-pride parade here didn’t seem like such a big deal. Such festivals aren’t that…
House rejects new limits on government surveillance powers
In a victory for the Trump administration, the House on Thursday approved legislation to renew government surveillance powers while voting down new limits on how…
Switzerland Rejects Citizenship Bids of Residents Who Have Been on Welfare
A new civil rights act has come into force in Switzerland that prevents residents who have been on welfare in the past three years from…
Spike In Immigrants Illegally Crossing Into US Ahead Of Election
MCALLEN, Texas (CBSNewYork/AP) — There has been a surge of immigrants illegally crossing into the United States leading up to next month’s presidential election.
Civil rights, Tea Party activist enters race against Horsford
A black civil rights advocate and former Tea Party activist jumped into the Republican primary to take on Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.).
Niger Innis, a spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality and former strategist for TheTeaParty.net, launched his bid on Wednesday, pledging to “shake things up in this district.”
“We cannot afford go-along, get-along, soft, establishment Republicans or…
Holder Calls Amnesty a ‘Civil Right’
During a April 24th speech to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Attorney General Eric Holder said that creating a “pathway to earned…
Attorney General Holder pledges to protect the right to vote(CNN)
Â — Attorney GeneralÂ Eric HolderÂ promised Saturday to do all in his power to protect Americans’ right to vote.
Speaking at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza in Las Vegas, he praised the group and encouraged it to keep holding politicians’ feet to the fire. La Raza is the largest national Latino civil rights…
Justice Dept. Blocks Texas on Photo ID for Voting
ByÂ CHARLIE SAVAGE, The New York Times
WASHINGTON â€” The Justice Departmentâ€™s civil rights division on Monday blocked Texas from enforcing a new law requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls, contending that the law would disproportionately suppress turnout among eligible Hispanic voters.
The decision, which follows a similar move in DecemberÂ blocking a law in South Carolina, …
Black leaders to SC gov: You’re a minority, too
(AP)Â COLUMBIA, S.C. â€” Civil rights leaders bothered by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s stance on issues like requiring voters to show their IDs at the polls are reminding the governor that she is a minority, too.
“She couldn’t vote before 1965, just as I couldn’t,” said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, referring to the Voting Rights Act that abolished poll…