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A new class of criminals: when will police quit being above the law?

By Joe Maestas During the past few years, our news media has been full of reports of incidents where citizens are being subjected to beatings, assaults, and shootings by a new class of criminals.  What is the most disturbing aspect of these crimes is that the perpetrators get away with no punishment and their actions […]

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CBC Members Watch Lynch Vote from Senate Floor, Greet McConnell

Lynch Confirmed 56-43: Nine female members of the Congressional Black Caucus were on the Senate floor as the Senate completed the historic vote to confirm the first Black female Attorney General in history.  In a unexpectedly bi-partisan moment after the vote, the group was greeted by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-MO) in a […]

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56-43: Did Brothers for Loretta Lynch Mtg. with Key Republican Win YES Vote?

56-43. A group of African American men marched to Capitol Hill yesterday to support the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Lynch was finally confirmed today after 166 days by a vote of 56-43.  Surprisingly, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-MO) and Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran votes YES to confirm Lynch. One […]

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Loretta Lynch confirmed, becoming first Black female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed by a vote of 56-43 to become the nation’s Attorney General. She will succeed former attorney general Eric Holder. Lynch was nominated for the position in November, but Lynch waited longer to be confirmed than seven of the most recent attorney generals combined. The confirmation process was highly politicized as […]

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Sen. Tim Scott Wants a Hearing on Police Body Cams

#WalterScott. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is asking for a hearing on police body cameras.  This move could be a bi-partisan break on the issue that may lead to bi-partisan legislation.  On criminal justice reform there have been many bi-partisan leaps forward on regarding mandatory minimums and record expungement.  Last year the Death in Custody Reporting […]


 
 

 
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Obama’s Lame Duck’s Big Fake

President Barack Obama’s final weeks of the 111th Session of Congress read very much like a parable out of one of ancient Chinese military genius Sun Tzu’s 36 stratagems: “Make a sound in the east, then strike in the west”
by Charles Ellison
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Assault on Black Barbershops Latest form of Racial Profiling

As reported on The Field Negro blog, law enforcement in central Florida have embarked on a new form of discrimination and racial profiling.
by Guest Contributor
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Amid Barbour’s Rants, Can Someone Talk About Mississippi, Please?

While we’re gawking over the man’s comments, it’s best to question why African Americans in his state live worst than Black people elsewhere in the United States.
by Charles Ellison
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The DREAM Act: Tool for Returning Undocumented Immigrants to their Homes?

President Obama recently said that one of his regrets of his first two years in office was not being able to get the DREAM Act passed.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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NY Gov. Paterson Fined … Over Baseball Tickets

New York Gov. David Paterson is faced with a $61,125 fine by the state’s Commission on Public Integrity for $2,125 worth of 2009 World Series baseball tickets.
by Charles Ellison
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Georgia Electric Customers to See Rate Increase

The Georgia Public Service Commission has announced a settlement agreement that allows Georgia Power to raise electric rates in the Peach State.
by Alton Drew
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FCC’s New Internet Regulations Reflect Imperfect Compromise

After 18 months of political wrangling, the FCC adopted an order on December 21 regulating the broadband networks that are responsible for delivering the Internet.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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Congress Approves 9/11 First Responders Funding

Congress approved $4.2 billion in funding for first responders to the devastating scene in lower Manhattan. Of the funding, at least $1.5 billion will cover the health care costs of cleanup workers and their disaster-related il...
by Matt E. Stevens
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Federal Reserve Raises Asset Exemption on Home Mortgage Reports

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is increasing the asset threshold that triggers home mortgage collection and reporting requirements for certain depository institutions.
by Alton Drew
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Development Bill Introduced to Fund Bennett Freeze Area

A bill to deliver much-needed economic development funds to Native American communities in Arizona is finally in the works in the U.S. House of Representatives.
by Matt E. Stevens
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Obama’s Triangulating Bet Paying off in New Polling

Recent polling surveys show the President doing much better than before the election – and much better than expected.
by Charles Ellison
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Sly James and the Kansas City Mayoral Election

If he is able to position his campaign during the upcoming months, Sly James, the Kansas City self-made attorney may have a shot at the city's top post.
by Britton Loftin
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Clyburn Supports Net Neutrality Order with Reservations

Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn indicated her overall support of the FCC’s order on net neutrality, but expressed areas where she believed the new rules could be strengthened.
by Alton Drew
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President Obama Signs Historic ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Into Law

History was made today in the United States military as President Barack Obama ushered in a new day for openly gay and lesbian service members.
by Matt E. Stevens
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2010 House Compensation Study Confirms Fears About Minority Recruitment

The minority recruitment survey confirms what many on Capitol Hill refer to as the virtually “clubbish” and racially cliquish atmosphere of the legislative branch.
by Charles Ellison
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Who Will Tell the Story of the Secession?

On Monday night, the South Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans held a Secession Ball in Charleston - the most active North American slave port.
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Obama Applauds Net Neutrality Ruling

The Federal Communications Commission voted to approve its net neutrality order establishing the Commission's vision of how best to preserve the open Internet.
by Kristal High
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New Census Data Shows Republican Seat Gains

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, our nation's changing demographics will dramatically alter our electoral map in the years ahead.
by Kristal High
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A Stand for Michael Steele Good for RNC, Republicans

Michael Steele represents a much-needed, under appreciated voice for the Republican party.
by Britton Loftin
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What’s the Difference between DADT and DREAM?

The Senate failed to pass the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibustering block of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (the “DREAM Act”).
by Charles Ellison
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