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A virtual town hall hosted by Connecticut’s first Black Congresswoman was interrupted by racist trolls

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Connecticut's first Black congresswoman said her virtual town hall this week was disrupted by Zoombombers, who posted messages in the chat such as "SHUT UP N****R, GO PICK YOUR COTTON" and "TRUMP 2020." Rep. Jahana ...

Carrie Meek, trailblazing Black former congresswoman, dies at 95

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Former Rep. Carrie Meek, who broke barriers throughout her winding political career as the daughter of a sharecropper and granddaughter of a slave, died Sunday in her Miami home. She was 95. Meek's death came after...

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland wore traditional Korean clothing to her swearing-in to celebrate her mother’s heritage

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Democratic Rep. Marilyn Strickland of Washington state made history not once but twice on Sunday. She not only became the first African American to represent her state in Congress, but she also is one of the first K...

Democratic congresswoman carjacked in Philadelphia

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Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, Democrat from Pennsylvania, was carjacked Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia, but physically unharmed, according to her spokesperson. "(On)Wednesday afternoon, at around 2:45 p.m., Congresswo...

GOP congresswoman asks Black Caucus to help Biden see oppression in Cuba

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REP. MARIA SALAZAR: I have reached out to my colleagues on the Democratic side... and I have said to the Black Caucus, help me, help me, because just like you have a George Floyd, and that should have never happened,...

GOP congresswoman calls Biden a ‘tyrant’ over Second Amendment comments

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The criticism from Boebert, a first-term congresswoman and vocal gun rights advocate, followed Biden’s remarks the same day in the Rose Garden regarding his administration’s gun control measures. During the speech, B...

GOP congresswoman spearheads bipartisan push to award Congressional Gold Medal to 13 fallen troops

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The bill introduced by Rep. Lisa McClain’s, R-Mich., seeks to give Congress' most distinguished award to the 13 service members killed near the capital's airport. "These heroic men and women are gone far too soon, an...

GOP congresswoman to no longer challenge Biden’s win after US Capitol breach

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GOP Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers announced Wednesday evening she will reverse her position on challenging President-elect Joe Biden's victory after rioters forced a shutdown of the House and Senate chambers of the US...

Illinois Republican congresswoman apologizes for invoking Hitler as she faces calls to resign

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Republican US Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois issued an apology Friday after invoking Adolf Hitler during a speech earlier in the week -- comments that have been widely condemned and have some Illinois Democrats callin...

Police investigating vandalism at home of Republican congresswoman

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The Charleston South Carolina Police Department has opened an investigation into a vandalism incident that occurred at the home of Republican Rep. Nancy Mace, a spokesman for the department told CNN. Mace announced...

This Democratic congresswoman just spoke some hard truth to her party

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On a call with her colleagues Thursday -- less than 48 hours after House Democrats failed to gain the seats that their leaders and political prognosticators predicted they would -- Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger (...

Why this congresswoman is freezing her eggs her first year in office

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When Rep. Sara Jacobs was in her late 20s, she decided she wanted time to create a family, so she made the decision to one day freeze her eggs. But then life overtook her plans as she embarked on a demanding career,...