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Sessions sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

The nation’s federal prosecutors should bring the toughest charges possible against most crime suspects, Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed in a move that critics assailed as a return to failed drug-war policies that unduly affected minorities and filled prisons with ...

Trump says Civil War could have been avoided

The U.S. president recently attempted to tackle a historical question about America’s Civil War.

A tough road ahead: Trump heads into most challenging week

President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It’s all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border ...

Court finds intentional voter discrimination, Voter education bill still pending

A Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas’ statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters, a federal court found April 20 – the third such ruling against the state’s voting laws in roughly a month.

Monday Night Politics comes to an end

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates presented by The Dallas Examiner held its final forum before the May 6 general election April 3 at the African American Museum in Fair Park for candidates seeking Dallas City Council District 5 as ...

Monday Night Politics features candidates for Dallas City Council District 1, 5 and Dallas ISD Board of Trustees District 6

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, the third forum presented by The Dallas Examiner featuring several candidates running in the May 6 general election, was held at the African American Museum in Fair Park, March 27. Invited guests speakers were ...

Monday Night Politics: Forum features Dallas City Council District 4, 8

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner March 20, was the second forum held featuring several candidates running in the May 6 general election at the African American Museum in Fair Park. Invited guests included candidates ...

Johnson files Help Not Jail for Prostitution Bill

Texas filed approximately 3,500 prostitution cases during the last fiscal year, 90 percent of which were women. The cost for housing those convicted exceeded the funding issued for prostitution diversion programs. In fact, diversion programs could result in a savings ...

Black lawmakers say they had candid talk with Trump

Black lawmakers emerged from a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House last Wednesday saying the president was at least willing to listen to their concerns that his policies and positions could hurt their African American constituents.

Monday Night Politics: Forum features Dallas City Council District 3, 7

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented March 6 by The Dallas Examiner, featured several candidates running in the May 6 general election. Held at the African American Museum in Fair Park, it began with candidates contending for the Dallas ...

Sandra Bland bill to reduce racial profiling

The first sweeping police overhaul proposed in Texas following a Black woman’s 2015 death in jail after a confrontational traffic stop would revamp racial profiling laws and officer training – measures that one law enforcement group derided March 2 as ...

Texas voter ID back in court

The Trump administration plans to abandon the federal government’s longstanding opposition to a key portion of Texas’ toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law, a U.S. Justice Department spokesman said Monday.

Republican governors remain divided

The nation’s governors don’t want people in their states to lose health coverage under a repeal of the Obama-era health care law, but even after a weekend of bipartisan meetings, they still don’t agree on the best approach to replace ...

Giddings discusses bills to help ex-offenders re-enter society

While “bathroom bill” and school voucher debates have dominated the conversations of many prior to the Texas Legislature meeting for its 85th session, State Rep. Helen Giddings, District 109, took time to explain other bills up for vote – bills ...

Rep. Johnson tackles recidivism, voting and gentrification

Texas Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) has represented District 100 in the Texas House of Representatives since he was first elected in a special election in April 2010.

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