“America’s at a crossroads right now,” the former president told a crowd of thousands in the North Division High School gymnasium on Friday.
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"Our votes do matter," Rayford said. "They only don't matter when we don't use them."
President Barack Obama on Oct. 1 issued a second round of midterm endorsements, lending his name in support of 260 Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House, and state legislature.
Nelson Mandela’s South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the “Long Walk to Freedom” of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century’s great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations is seeking to harness its soaring symbolism.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hey! Hello, Illinois! I-L-L!
Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run.
A teenager has been accused of smashing the front window and iconic neon sign at New York's Stonewall Inn, a landmark in the fight for gay rights.
"The denial letters that they were issuing were just boiler-plate — deny deny deny," said Hardy Vieux, legal director for Human Rights First. "This is the court saying, `I've seen enough to tell (the government) to stop what you're doing and we'll talk later.'"