CLEVELAND — Jackson vs. Reed. The Cleveland mayoral race is heating up with the only debate between the two candidates taking place Thursday. Mayor Frank Jackson and Councilman Zack Reed squared off at the City Club of Cleveland to argue why they deserve your vote. WKYC streamed the entire debate on Facebook. Both candidates took shots […]

WASHINGTON – The Senate narrowly agreed to take up Obamacare repeal legislation Tuesday, as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cajoled enough of his Republican colleagues to vote to move forward despite having no idea what the final bill will look like. Without a single Democratic vote, 50 Republicans voted to begin Senate debate on a House-passed […]

The Republicans have reportedly canceled Monday’s scheduled debate after GOP front-runner Donald Trump announced he would not attend. “I think we’ve had enough debates,” Trump said Wednesday on Fox News, which was to have hosted the debate. The local Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City reported the cancellation on Wednesday, citing a representative for the […]

Both Democratic presidential candidates said the crisis is a symbol of urban neglect in America. At the top of a heated Democratic presidential primary debate on Sunday in Michigan, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders called on the state’s Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to resign amid the Flint water crisis. The problem is “symbolic of what is going on” in urban […]

(RNN) – Ben Carson announced that he will not participate in the Fox News debate in Detroit on Thursday, saying “I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results.” Carson had a dismal showing in the Super Tuesday primaries, finishing last or next-to-last in all 12 contests. “Even though I […]

CLEVELAND — Experts are weighing in on the grand jury’s decision to not indict the two Cleveland police officers involved in the Tamir Rice shooting. Rice, 12, was shot and killed by an officer at the Cudell Recreation Center. Rice was holding an airsoft gun that lacked the orange safety tip. Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis and Ohio […]

554 kids and young adults under the age of 23 have died from guns in the three years since the horrific crime.   Since the Sandy Hook massacre, gun violence in America has only gotten worse. In fact, 554 kids or young adults under the age of 23 have died from gunshots in the three […]

NewsOne’s PolitickerOne blog tackles some of the most important topics in politics: Election 2016, moves by the Obama administration, voting rights, lawmaking, and the way that elected officials represent our communities. Three times a week, we will go beyond the mainstream media’s “pack” coverage of politics to highlight the underreported aspects of how politics and policy […]

Can somebody tell us why the the two top Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election are the ones who don’t have any political experience?   I reluctantly watched the third Republican debate last night. I have low tolerance for all of the nonsense that comes out of the candidates’ mouths for the sake of boosting […]

While some activists are frustrated with being denied a presidential debate, others are enthusiastic about the town hall’s more flexible (and possibly more fruitful) format to address America’s racial injustice.   Blacks Lives Matter (BLM) activists are now deliberating whether they will accept an offer from the Democratic National Committee to host a presidential town […]

Tuesday night’s highly anticipated Democratic debate brought burning questions to the five candidates who took the Las Vegas stage, but no one question held more potential to boost (or break) a campaign than an inquiry about Black lives in America. Posed to the candidates — Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O’Malleyand Jim Webb — […]

Thursday evening’s GOP Debate devoted less than a minute to police brutality and the “Black Lives Matter”movement. According to the International Business Times, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was given the question at the first Republican debate of the primary season. The debate was hosted in Cleveland, a city that has seen its’ fair share of police injustice including […]