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John Lewis

  1. Can Kushner’s Patchy Prison-Reform Bill Survive the Senate?A House-passed bill backed by the Trump administration at the behest of Jared Kushner could succumb to bipartisan crossfire in the Senate.
  2. Who Represents MLK’s Legacy Today?Barack Obama was an heir to King’s political legacy, but it’s clear now that he didn’t occupy the Promised Land of equality, either.
  3. White House Shames John Lewis for Disrespecting the Sacrifices of John LewisThe Trump administration accused the wrong congressman of putting partisanship above the “incredible sacrifice” of civil-rights heroes.
  4. Roy Moore Hasn’t Won Just YetMoore has improved his position since being hit with sexual-misconduct allegations, but African-American turnout for Doug Jones could be crucial.
  5. Van Jones’s 10 Favorite BooksFrom John Lewis to Newt Gingrich
  6. There Are So Many Reasons to Root Against ‘Trump’s Team’ in the Super BowlLike it or not, the game has political undertones. Big league.
  7. atlanta
    Did George R.R. Martin’s LiveJournal Just Clinch the Super Bowl for the Falcons?Yesterday morning at 11:22 a.m. ET, the Atlanta Falcons became the 600-point favorite to win the Super Bowl over the New England Patriots.
  8. Paul LePage Explains Civil Rights to John LewisApparently the man who was beaten at the Edmund Pettus Bridge needs to thank Republicans.
  9. black history month
    PBS Airing John Lewis Documentary in FebruaryMake some good trouble with the Georgia congressman on February 10.
  10. last night on late night
    Trevor Noah Blasts Donald Trump and Steve Harvey“Saying John Lewis isn’t a ‘man of action’ is like me saying Donald Trump is all tax returns, no tweets.”
  11. a closer look
    Seth Meyers Looks Closer at Trump and John Lewis“As usual Donald Trump took it to an all-new, super-racist level.”
  12. but is it art?
    Mark Hamill Joker-fied Trump’s John Lewis TweetsHope he has four to eight years left in him.
  13. the internet disapproves
    Internet Noticed Rob Schneider’s MLK TweetSchneider’s lesson about Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t go over well.
  14. book blurb
    John Lewis’s Books Sell Out on Amazon Following Donald Trump’s AttacksCall it the Trump Bump.
  15. How Booker and Lewis Tried to Raise the Bar at Sessions’s Confirmation HearingTwo African-American lawmakers suggest a higher standard for an attorney general than affability and not being a racist.
  16. Colson Whitehead Has Some Advice for Getting Through the Next Four Years “Be kind to everybody, make art, and fight the power.”
  17. March on Washington’s 50th Anniversary PhotosEric Holder and other leaders spoke about the continued need to fight for civil rights.
  18. Congressman John Lewis Dances Gangnam Style, for DemocracyLet’s see what this looks like.
  19. Congressman John Lewis: GOP Making ‘Deliberate Effort’ to ‘Steal’ the ElectionLewis elaborates on his DNC remarks.
  20. collaboration station
    Alice Temperley Launches Another Lower-Priced LineDresses will go for $160.
  21. christmas
    See a Charming Christmas Ad for John LewisBest holiday commercial of 2011? Could be.
  22. The House’s Reading of the Constitution Gets Off to an Awkward StartDemocrats want to know why, exactly, we’re not going to mention the slavery parts.
  23. sex and the pity
    Sex and the City 2 Blamed for Booming Speedo Sales in UKYou know it’s over when Ricky Gervais wears one.
  24. Tea Partiers Yell Slurs, Spit on CongressmenMeanwhile, House Democrats have the votes!
  25. Barney Frank to Haul TARP Recipients to Washington for Major SassingThe House Financial Services Committee chair is having the heads of bailed-out banks to Washington for a little chat.
  26. Superdelegate John Lewis Is Not Not Voting for Hillary. Probably.Representative John Lewis from Georgia caused quite a fuss when the Times reported he might not vote for Hillary at the Democratic National Convention in August. Lewis “said Thursday night that he planned to cast his vote as a superdelegate for Senator Barack Obama,” read the story, which was written by campaign vets Jeff Zeleny and Patrick Healy. But now Lewis’s office has issued a statement saying that the Times story is inaccurate. “It is plain there is a lot of enthusiasm for Barack Obama,” said Lewis’s spokesman. But “those things are observations,” not statements of preference. Jones has apparently not made up his mind yet about how he will vote, though he is taking into consideration how his constituents voted. Meanwhile, Obama has been calling him all day. Now, Lewis left things pretty open in his explanation to the Times, so the fact that he felt it necessary to issue a whole separate statement about it afterward tells us one thing: Having an irate Hillary Clinton call you on the phone must be terrifying. Rep. Lewis: Report of delegate switch to Obama ‘not accurate’ [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] Earlier: One Superdelegate Wavers, America Holds Its Breath
  27. One Superdelegate Wavers, America Holds Its BreathThere are nearly 800 superdelegates voting in the Democratic primary, and literally hundreds of them are still undecided. There’s a lot of time before they’ll have to decide, too. So the fact that one of them has possibly switched his position shouldn’t really be a big deal, right? Ha! Don’t be ridiculous. We know by now that everything in this campaign is a big deal. So when word broke last night that Representative John Lewis (D-Georgia) either defected or is considering defecting, from the Clinton camp to the Obama camp, we knew there was a pundit tizzy in the making. Lewis is a well-known civil-rights leader and possibly Clinton’s most prominent African-American supporter. Just the fact that this is happening may be a sign that some of those early Clinton backers, especially African-Americans, are having a change of heart. Or it may just mean that one dude changed his mind. Luckily for you, there are plenty of people to decide what it means, so you don’t have to. • Jeff Zeleny and Patrick Healy report that Representative Lewis said he could “‘never, ever do anything to reverse the action’ of the voters of his district, who overwhelmingly supported Mr. Obama.” Even if he hasn’t officially endorses yet, they write he could do so within days. [NYT] • Mark Halperin thinks that if Representative Lewis defects to Obama, Clinton’s odds of winning the nomination will be cut in half. [Page/Time]