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Bill Clinton says voter ID laws undermine civil rights progress

Bill Clinton says voter ID laws undermine civil rights progress

| April 14, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, TEXAS (NNPA)—Former President Bill Clinton praised President Lyndon B. Johnson for signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law, but said the progress that stemmed from those landmark measures are being undermined by Republican-led efforts to suppress the vote. “We’re here because […]

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President honors ‘True Champions’ with Medal of Freedom

President honors ‘True Champions’ with Medal of Freedom

| December 1, 2013

During what he called one of his “favorite events every year,” President Obama presented 16 outstanding individuals, including four African Americans, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

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