50 Years After King, Marchers Gather Again in D.C. Next week, the nation's first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and say where he believes this nation should be headed.
Hillary Clinton Calls For Election Reform Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton kicked off a series of speeches on Monday with a call to combat what she called an "assault on voting rights."
Obama, Holder Promise To Protect Minority Voting RightsPresident Barack Obama is promising not to let one election go by without protecting minority voting rights.
Striking Back Against Court's Voting Rights Ruling The Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal action and promising broader efforts to come after last month's Supreme Court ruling that wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act.
Voting Rights Act Ruling Draws Emotional Response His voice steadily rising, Rep. John Lewis couldn't hide his distress with the Supreme Court's decision to strip a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.
Biden Vows New Voting Rights Law: 'Supreme Court Upset A Well-Established Practice'Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration will do everything in its power to ensure fair voting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling stopping part of the Voting Rights Act enforcement.
Obama 'Disappointed' in Voting Rights Act Ruling President Barack Obama says he's deeply disappointed with a Supreme Court decision halting the use of a key provision in the Voting Rights Act.
Rev. Jackson: Voting Rights Act Ruling 'Devastating Blow'The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that part of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced is a "devastating blow."
Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision in Voting Rights ActThe Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.
Biden Leads Selma Civil Rights March, Tells Crowd They 'Broke The Back Of The Forces Of Evil'The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans' votes haven't stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.
Chief Justice Roberts Asks If Obama Administration Thinks Southerners 'Are More Racist Than Citizens In The North'The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box comes before the Supreme Court in a case that weighs the nation's enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters.