Latina candidate for Congress shares story of sexual abuse in a video
Sol Flores, the only woman in the Democratic primary in her Chicago area district, recounts the sexual assault she suffered as a child in a campaign video. The spot will air during the Oscars pre-show on March 4.
Top US diplomat, Tom Shannon, resigns in latest loss for morale-challenged State Department
Shannon is the State Department’s third-ranking official, announced his departure on the eve of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first extended trip to Latin America. Shannon is a near 35-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in Latin America.
Immigrant groups offer grim response to Trump's State of the Union speech
"We strongly reject the president's plan, we are not going to sacrifice our parents who have already sacrificed so much for us, the president's plan is radical and supremacist," said United We Dream (UWD), the main organization representing "Dreamers".
Transcript of President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union Address
Complete transcription of the President's remarks to the Congress of the United States. This was the first State of the Union address given by president Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress.
Who is Elizabeth Guzman, the Latina who will give the Spanish-language response to Trump?
An immigrant from Peru, a social worker, a wife and mother; Elizabeth Guzman says she will proudly share her personal story Tuesday night and demand that immigrants be treated with respect.
To the polls: these five women explain why they're running for office in 2018
The Women's March is pivoting to politics, pushing women to get involved as candidates and voters like never before. That adds fuel to a record-breaking number of women running for office.
More than a protest: on its one-year anniversary, the Women's March has become a movement
Many wondered whether the march’s energy would transfer into actual change. The answer is a clear yes. We look at some of the highlights of the past year.
Here's what you need to know about the Women's March anniversary
Events will take place around the country this weekend to commemorate the one year anniversary of the historic march, held the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president. Organizers launch a year-long effort to engage and register new voters and to elect more women to office.
How black women helped Doug Jones to victory in Alabama
The black vote was crucial in electing Jones to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. He was the first Democrat to be elected to the Senate from Alabama in 25 years. Black voters felt empowered by Jones, who reached out to them across the state in an effort activists say Democrats can learn from.
Republicans suffer historic blow in Alabama as Democrat wins U.S. Senate seat, defeats scandal-plagued judge
Democrats celebrate first Senate win in state in 25 years, putting Trump’s legislative agenda in jeopardy.
Alabama votes in key U.S. Senate election, tinged by sex and racism
Will voters choose Judge Roy Moore, an accused sexual predator, over Democrat Doug Jones in a state that Donald Trump won by 28% in 2016? No Democrat has won an Alabama Senate race in 25 years. Polls show a tight race, but many voters are nervous to express their preference.
'Never Moore' Alabama Republicans buck their party to do the unthinkable: vote for a Democrat
A number of Republicans are urging their conservative family members and friends to cross party lines to keep Moore out of office. That’s unusual in Alabama. The state hasn't elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1992.
Alabama's Roy Moore thinks women shouldn't get involved in politics: this lesbian candidate disagrees
Progressive candidates are launching their 2018 political campaigns in conservative Alabama. That's especially significant in the midst of a Senate election marked by accusations of harassment against the Republican candidate, Judge Roy Moore, who seems to believe that women should not run for office.
Clash of civilizations: meet Doug Jones, the overlooked Alabama U.S. Senate candidate challenging Roy Moore
The candidates in the Dec. 12 special election couldn't be more different. While Moore is accused of preying on young girls, Jones prosecuted the white supremacists who killed four black girls in a notorious church bombing. But, the Democratic party has not won a U.S. Senate race in Alabama in 25 years.
Encouraged by opposition to Trump, these women are pushing a political revolution
By all accounts, 2018 is shaping up to be a watershed year for women in political office. We spoke to a number of Latinas about their races and what’s to come.