What’s Two ‘Yentas’ Plus One Senator? A Lifetime Together.

Adam Topper and Jordan Manekin were set up in 2019 by two women they call “the yentas,” and later married by Senator Cory Booker.

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Cory Booker, ‘You Had Our Back’

No senators distinguished themselves more during Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing than Booker, the face that looked most like Jackson’s.

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Biden Signs Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Crime

President Biden’s signature ended more than 100 years of failed efforts by the federal government to specifically outlaw lynching.

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The Respectful Supreme Court Hearing That Wasn’t

Republicans’ hostile interrogation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and relentless re-litigating of past Supreme Court feuds marred a historic moment.

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Takeaways From Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings

Republicans fired off an array of political attacks, and Democrats got through their biggest hurdle to swearing in the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.

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Congress Gives Final Approval to Make Lynching a Hate Crime

The bill’s unanimous passage in the Senate ended more than a century of failed attempts to explicitly criminalize lynching.

#black-people, #booker-cory-a, #harris-kamala-d, #law-and-legislation, #lynching, #scott-timothy-eugene, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Black Troops Who Served in the Civil War Could Get Congressional Honor

Legislators have introduced a bill to honor their contribution with the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Three Black Senators Play Outsized Roles in Voting Rights Debate

Senators Cory Booker, Tim Scott and Raphael Warnock brought vastly different perspectives to proceedings that highlighted the Senate’s striking lack of diversity.

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Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West

Wolves have thrived since returning to the Northern Rockies. Now they face relentless assault by hunters and trappers.

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U.S. Senate Confirms First Muslim Federal District Judge

The judge, Zahid N. Quraishi of New Jersey, said after his selection by President Biden, “Candidly, I would prefer to be the hundredth, if not the thousandth.”

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Policing Reform Negotiations Sputter in Congress Amid Partisan Bickering

Just as a bipartisan deal was supposed to be emerging, a new proposal has sown discontent among Republicans and Democrats and divided law enforcement groups, raising doubts about a deal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #booker-cory-a, #floyd-george-d-2020, #fraternal-order-of-police, #graham-lindsey, #immunity-from-prosecution, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #scott-timothy-eugene, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

President Biden Marks One-Year Anniversary of Death of George Floyd

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is languishing in Congress, but the White House is optimistic that legislative talks will help move it forward.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #booker-cory-a, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

The N.C.A.A. is Under Scrutiny in Washington

The N.C.A.A. is under scrutiny on Capitol Hill and at the Supreme Court. The pressure for college sports to change is bound to intensify.

#basketball-college, #big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #booker-cory-a, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #emmert-mark, #law-and-legislation, #national-college-players-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #pacific-12-conference, #remy-donald-m, #united-states-politics-and-government

My Great-Grandfather Knew How to Fix America’s Food System

In the mutual aid and stewardship of an earlier generation of American farmers, there might be hope for our own communities.

#agriculture-and-farming, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #booker-cory-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-trade-commission, #food, #food-insecurity, #idaho, #irrigation, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses

How to Love America

Patriotism in a time of division.

#booker-cory-a, #gettysburg-pa, #nationalism, #patriotism, #smith-steven-b

BBC Apologizes for Interview With Cory Booker Impostor

The network issued a correction and said it was looking into the matter, calling the interview a “deliberate hoax.”

#apologies, #booker-cory-a, #british-broadcasting-corp, #news-and-news-media

Black Farmers May Finally Get the Help They Deserve

A debt-relief program would be a step in repairing more than a century of discrimination by the Department of Agriculture.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #booker-cory-a, #discrimination, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical

Senate Bill Would Outlaw Bank Discrimination for the First Time

Democrats unveiled a proposal to close a loophole in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after a New York Times report on obstacles faced by customers.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #beatty-joyce, #booker-cory-a, #brown-sherrod, #discrimination, #johnson-henry-c, #menendez-robert, #racial-profiling, #senate-committee-on-banking, #van-hollen-christopher-jr, #warren-elizabeth, #wells-fargocompany

$1,000 ‘Baby Bond’ Proposed in N.J. in Bid to Narrow the Wealth Gap

A plan would set aside money at birth for children in most families, giving them a financial lift when they reach 18 and enter adulthood.

#babies-and-infants, #black-people, #booker-cory-a, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #pressley-ayanna, #race-and-ethnicity

Biden Speaks Once More, With Feeling

Capping off an odd, inventive TV convention, the nominee cast the election as a moral crusade and emotional journey.

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This College Football Team Had No Coronavirus Cases at First. Then It Shut Down.

A spike in positive coronavirus tests is prompting universities across college sports to acknowledge how precarious their plans are for a season.

#blumenthal-richard, #booker-cory-a, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football, #football-college, #kansas-state-university, #klieman-chris-1967, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

Why Is the G.O.P. Fighting to Preserve Monuments to Traitors in the Capitol?

Portraits and statues venerating Confederate leaders are an insult to freedom and democracy.

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Cory Booker on Newark Pride, Black Lives Matter and ‘This Distraught Present’

The senator discussed police mistreatment of black Americans in a Q. and A. with The Times. “You can’t be comfortable with this,” he said. “And it’s our comfort with it that has allowed it to fester.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #booker-cory-a, #criminal-justice, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020

Democrats to Propose Broad Bill to Target Police Misconduct and Racial Bias

Elements of the package, to be unveiled on Monday by House and Senate Democrats, are certain to meet with opposition from police unions and their allies.

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Senators Seek Answers on Coronavirus Protections at Guantánamo Bay

In a letter, they asked the Pentagon how the military is safeguarding troops and prisoners from an outbreak of Covid-19 given the base’s limited health care facilities.

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Congress: Enact a Federal Job Guarantee

Congress should enact a federal jobs guarantee.

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His Day Job: Cory Booker’s Top Aide. His Night One: E.M.S. Volunteer.

When coronavirus cases rose in New Jersey, Matt Klapper, a former firefighter and ambulance crew chief, answered a call for retired medical workers to help out.

#ambulances, #booker-cory-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fires-and-firefighters, #klapper-matt, #senate, #springfield-nj

Joe Biden Says He Would Choose a Woman as His Running Mate. But Who?

As Mr. Biden leads in the primaries, attention is growing on possible running mates for the 77-year-old Democrat. Here are several factors and names in the mix.

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