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Ben Carson heads for hearing amid questions about qualifications

Ben Carson, the renowned neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate, will sit before a Senate committee Thursday morning to make the case that he should be confirmed to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Cory Booker takes stage to rail against Jeff Sessions nomination

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker gave an impassioned and unprecedented plea to the Senate on Wednesday to vote against Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general and his fellow senator, Jeff Sessions.

Obama offers optimism -- and warnings -- in farewell address

President Obama's farewell speech. President-elect Trump's strategy on government inaction. And Team Trump's influence over state party organizations.

Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond prepares to lead the CBC

The changing of the guard in Washington, D.C. continues as Representative Cedric Richmond (LA -02) prepares to lead the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) as chairman for the 115th Congress.

Cummings: Obama 'elevated African-American people so much'

Reflecting on the legacy of President Barack Obama, Rep. Elijah Cummings spoke Tuesday of his pride in what America's first black president has accomplished.

Lack of diversity in hiring plagues both sides of the aisle

Don Cravins, the National Urban League’s senior vice president for policy, challenged members of the U.S. Senate, particularly the Senate’s 46 Democrats, on the lack of minority hiring in their senior staff positions at a two-hour forum on Capitol Hill.

Tanden: Clinton will never run for office again

Hillary Clinton confidante Neera Tanden says she doesn't expect Clinton to run for New York mayor -- or anything else, ever again.

Michelle Obama in final speech: 'I hope I've made you proud'

Michelle Obama gave her final White House remarks in an emotional speech Friday, thanking her supporters and saying, "being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life and I hope I've made you proud."

Will history absolve Obama?

As if to shore up his legacy, President Obama, over the remaining days of his tenure, has made some memorable moves, many of which could have come earlier according to some of his supporters.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Food Bank celebrate holiday diaper drive

Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the Food Bank for New York City celebrated the donation of thousands of diapers during Brewer’s first holiday diaper drive.

Sanders to host MLK Day debate on Obama administration

As we all know, the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is on Jan. 15.

Cuomo: Make bipartisan public defense reform cheaper

The bill had bipartisan support. Activists and advocates from various parts of New York State stood by the bill.

Omarosa to join Trump team, focus on public engagement

Omarosa Manigault will join President-elect Donald Trump's White House team in a role expected to focus on public engagement, a senior level transition source told CNN on Wednesday.

Historians rank President Obama's legacy

Supporters and critics alike may eventually come to view President Barack Obama’s two-term White House tenure the same way.

9 last-minute Obama moves to stymie Trump's agenda

With the finish line in view, President Barack Obama is entering a sprint. He's scaled up his executive power moves in a bid to solidify some of his legacy items before Donald Trump takes office.