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Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced to 30 months in federal prison

Jesse Jackson Jr. — former congressman and son of civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson — was sentenced to 30 months behind bars on Wednesday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his own campaign fund and using that money to fund a lavish, high-flying lifestyle. According to the…

GOP rejects resolution condemning Perry for ‘N*ggerhead’ slur

House Republicans voted Thursday to set aside a resolution calling on Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry to apologize for leasing a hunting ranch called “Niggerhead.” The resolution offered by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) also called on other Republican presidential candidates to condemn the word, and it asked Perry to…

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