Joseph H. Rainey, Speeches of African-American Representatives Addressing the Civil Rights Bill of 1875, February 3, 1875

Speeches of African-American Representatives Addressing the Civil Rights Bill of 1875 Representatives Richard H. Cain and Joseph H. Rainey, responding on February 3, 1875, to arguments that the Bill would unconstitutionally infringe the rights of whites Mr. CAIN. Mr. Speaker there are periods in the history of nations and of peoples when it is necessary…

Joseph H. Rainey, Speech on the Civil Rights Act of 1875, Dec. 10, 1873

Speeches of African-American Representatives Addressing the Civil Rights Bill of 1875 Representative Joseph H. Rainey, Republican of South Carolina, speaking on December 19, 1873 in response to an argument that the Bill was unconstitutional under the reasoning of The Slaughter-House Cases and pernicious in that it gave “large numbers of colored persons” the opportunity “to…

Mayor Rahm Emanuel: ‘Chicago Always Will Be A Sanctuary City’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference in Chicago, saying that the outcome of the presidential election will not change Chicago’s commitment as a sanctuary city for immigrants. Teresa Crawford/AP Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel added his voice to the chorus of big-city mayors who say theirs will remain “sanctuary cities” in response to…

Chinese media praise Trump’s ‘experience and ideology’

US President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-trade, “America first” campaign rhetoric could signal new headwinds for German businesses (AFP Photo/Jim Watson) Beijing (AFP) – Chinese state-run media lauded Donald Trump Tuesday after a phone call between him and President Xi Jinping, saying that the president-elect’s emergence could mark a “reshaping” of Sino-American relations. The pair spoke Monday,…

Obama will not restrict drone strike ‘playbook’ before Trump takes office

Trump administration will inherit Obama’s signature counter-terrorism tactic, known as ‘targeted killing’, the controversial rules of which new book reveals The process for deploying drone strikes was codified in 2013 under Obama’s administration. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA Barack Obama will not tighten the rules governing US drone strikes ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Guardian has…

Russia charges economy minister with bribery

Alexey Ulyukayev is accused of taking money in return for his ministry giving a “positive assessment” of a $5 billion oil deal. A bribery investigation has reached into the upper echelons of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government. Alexey Ulyukayev, minister of economic development, has been charged with bribery after he allegedly took a $2 million…