Kerry Washington on SNL: How'd She Do?

Kerry Washington on SNL: How'd She Do?

She's playing everyone's favorite President-loving political fixer on Scandal season 3 but Kerry Washington hosted Saturday Night Live and demonstrated that she can wear more than just a White Hat. 

Washington is the 9th Black woman to host the show in its entire 38 year run, and of the 137 actors to grace the stage as cast members, only 4 of them have been African-American.

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North Carolina Republican Official Criticizes "Lazy Black People," Resigns

North Carolina Republican Official Criticizes "Lazy Black People," Resigns

A Republican precinct official in North Carolina resigned from his position yesterday after The Daily Show aired a segment on the state's voter ID law.

Don Yelton quickly made national headlines for, among other things, criticizing the "lazy black people that wants the government to give them everything."

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Hillary Clinton Responds to Heckler, Urges Civility and Discourse

Hillary Clinton Responds to Heckler, Urges Civility and Discourse

At a speech on Wednesday in Buffalo, N.Y., former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took on a heckler by encouraging him to ... not heckle.

Clinton made it clear that citizenship doesn’t include yelling. “It includes sitting down and talking,” she said, to a rousing ovation from the 6,500 on hand.

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Tom Foley Dies; Former House Speaker Was 84

Tom Foley Dies; Former House Speaker Was 84

Tom Foley, the former U.S. Congressman from Washington State and Speaker of the House from 1989-95, has passed away at the age of 84.

Foley passed away due to complications from a stroke, which he suffered last December. Wife Heather said he was hospitalized in May with pneumonia.

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