The battle for the Senate, the speech that made Lincoln president, a look at Black Americans who have served in the U.S. Senate
Today’s news and a conversation with Kyle Kondik and Jay Cost about the status of the battle for the Senate, plus: a reenactment of Lincoln’s address at Cooper Union, honoring the past and celebrating the future with America’s Black Senators, and more
Texas marriage: A federal judge has struck down a Texas constitutional amendment protecting traditional marriage. The ruling essentially nullifies the will of 76 percent of Texas voters who approved the amendment in 2005.
Eric Holder: Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing fire for telling states they may refuse to defend marriage laws. Holder allowing state attorneys general the ability to refuse to defend marriage laws in their states, if they think the laws are wrong.
IRS abuses: Lois Lerner will get another chance to talk about the IRS scandal on Capitol Hill.
Healthcare and immigration: The House Judiciary Committee is also busy this week, looking into the president’s use of executive orders to implement policy in healthcare and immigration.
Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that after a mixed start Wednesday, stocks closed higher.
The battle for the Senate
TW&E’s Kent Covington speaks with Kyle Kondik with the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and Weekly Standard columnist Jay Cost for their opinion on whether Republicans could gain control of the Senate.
The speech that made Lincoln president
Read the full text of Abraham Lincoln’s Feb. 27, 1860, address at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.
Black History Month: Black Americans who have served in the U.S. Senate
Read more about Honoring our “Past and Celebrating our Future: Discussing Personal Journeys and a Nation’s Progress with America’s Black Senators,” an event held Tuesday at the Library of Congress.