Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ) is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH.

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02 January 2013
The new year begins with a bad hangover from 2012’s inane debate over the “fiscal cliff.” The furious debate focused only on how much damage would be done to...
06 December 2012
The pressure is growing in the face-off over the so-called “fiscal cliff” in Washington.

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27 November 2012
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05 October 2012
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08 August 2012
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10 January 2012
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