For black and Hispanic leaders, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington offers not only a chance to commemorate the civil-rights movement, but also an opportunity to make a high-profile push for some of their top public-policy priorities.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The excitement at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast is usually over how high the bids will go when a ham is auctioned. But this year, it came when Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear made an emotional case for the Affordable Care Act as a chance to change his state's long history of poor health.
Earlier this summer, GOP Rep. Trey Radel sat down with National Journal in his Capitol Hill office to talk about his time with the improv comedy school Second City, his Valentine's Day dinner with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the new Daft Punk album. Oh, and he weighed in on immigration, bipartisanship, and press shield laws, too.The interview with the 37-year-old Floridian has been edited for clarity and length.NJ: You're a freshman. Why should anyone read this interview?Radel: I'm a freshman. I have no idea what I'm talking about. We'll go ahead and wrap it up there. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday it will sue Texas over the state's voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over the state's redistricting laws.