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Senate Announces New National Guard Director

Currently general counsel and chief deputy treasurer for the Indiana State Treasurer, James “Jim” Holden also serves his country as a member of the Indiana Army National Guard. 160 more words

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The Liberation of Loretta Lynch

After being held hostage by a ruthless Republican majority for an absurd 164 days,  Loretta Lynch,  President Obama’s choice to replace Eric Holder at the Justice Department was easily confirmed by the Senate by a margin of 56-43 with ten Republicans voting for the first African-American woman to serve as… 736 more words

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Edward M. Kennedy Institute by ESI Design

How do you inspire civic participation?

Senator Kennedy envisioned the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate as a new model for civic education and public discourse, a place where people from all walks of life could participate in an inspiring, hands-on experience that would expand and deepen their understanding of the vital role the Senate plays in our democracy. 184 more words

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Cruz Criticizes Lynch, Skips AG Confirmation Vote

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz delivered an impassioned speech on the Senate floor against confirming Loretta Lynch, calling her unsuitable to be attorney general. 291 more words


Race creeps into debate over stalled nomination for attorney general

By Sari Horwitz

African American and other civil rights leaders infuriated over the stalled confirmation vote on Loretta E. Lynch, the first black woman to be nominated for attorney general, are casting the delay as an issue with racial overtones. 174 more words

News From The Soul Brother

1983: The year of the Bible

There could be no more fitting moment than now to reflect with gratitude, humility, and urgency upon the wisdom revealed to us in the writing that Abraham Lincoln called “the best gift God has ever given to man…But for it we could not know right from wrong.”

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