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President Obama to Award WWI Private Henry Johnson Medal of Honor

Next week President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to two World War I veterans, one, Henry Johnson, is African American. Private Johnson will received the award for gallantry displayed as a member of Company C, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division, American Expeditionary Forces during combat in Tourbe and Aisne Rivers, France, on May […]

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Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could Nullify Immigrants

Should congressional and state legislative districts be apportioned based on the number of residents or the number people who are legal voters in the district?   That’s the case that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take today. The way the Supreme Court rules on this case would have a major impact on the […]

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Rep. Marcia Fudge on Brelo Verdict: “Our Lives Have No Value” “Miscarriage of justice”

“Today we have been told – yet again – our lives have no value.”  In 2012, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were unarmed, were shot to death during and after a car chase in a 137-round hail of bullets discharged by Cleveland Police Officers.   Michael Brelo, 31, was one of 13 Cleveland cops involved […]

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Some CBC Members Find WH Gifts for Their #TPP Votes Laughable

Summer jobs money alone isn’t going to do it.  If the White House wants to mount a serious campaign to turn Black Caucus NOs into YESes on trade, it won’t happen easy.  An informal poll of over 20 Black Caucus members found more hard NOs and a load of indignation at the notion that votes could be […]

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Reps. Butterfield, Lee, Waters Talk on Black Caucus Tech Diversity Initiative

The Congressional Black Caucus launched an effort to spur diversity in hiring at technology companies.  The effort mirrors the work started by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.  Rev. Jackson’s work resulted in several tech companies, included Google and Apple, revealing the diversity data of their workforce.Now members of the Black Caucus want to formalize the process […]


 
 

 
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Congress is Now in Session; Let the 112th Games Begin

The first day of the 112th Congress brings with it an air of gritty tension. Each side seems poised for the impending gridlock of relentless partisanship.
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Jennifer Carroll Sworn in as Florida’s First Black Lt. Governor

Jennifer Carroll, 51 years-old, is Florida’s Lieutenant Governor. Beyond her being Florida’s first female Lieutenant Governor, she is the state’s first African American to hold statewide office.
by Britton Loftin
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White House Press Secretary Gibbs Announces His Departure

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced his departure to staffers on Wednesday morning.
by Matt E. Stevens
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Political Success of the Next Two Years Depends on Who Controls the Message

With the changing of the guard, an interesting new interplay will likely be afoot between the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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William Daley and the Chicago Connection

There is new evidence suggesting that heading into the 2012 re-election bid, Chicago is the undisputed center of the political universe.
by Charles Ellison
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Nasty Fight Over Debt Ceiling Brewing

Lawmakers and prognosticators are bracing for some of the biggest fights on Capitol Hill to revolve around the national debt, which reached $14 trillion as of yesterday.
by Charles Ellison
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Mayors Still In Limbo About Democratic National Convention Selection

As of this week, the original deadline has passed for the mayors of Charlotte, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and St. Louis to learn whether their locations will be the host city.
by Matt E. Stevens
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Is it Time for African Americans to Follow Obama to the Middle?

President Obama’s attempts to reach a bipartisan consensus on key issues signaled his shift toward the "middle" or "center" of a very partisan political landscape.
by Alton Drew
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Issa Casting Iron Hand on Hill, Observers Say

As the incoming Chair for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is letting Capitol Hill know that he’s carrying quite a bit of clout these days.
by Charles Ellison
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Food Safety Modernization Act Becomes Law This Week

Upon returning from his Hawaiian holiday vacation, President Obama is scheduled to sign the Food Safety Modernization Act into law on Tuesday.
by Matt E. Stevens
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Davis Drops Out of Chi-town Mayoral Race, Clinton Causing Tension

As the holiday season came to a close, the crowded field of African American candidates for the hotly contested Chicago Mayoral race seemed to evaporate overnight.
by Charles Ellison
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CBC to Reintroduce Unemployment Benefits Extension Bill

With unemployment for African Americans officially at 17%. the Congressional Black Caucus is expected to focus primarily on jobs during the 112th Congress.
by Charles Ellison
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Steele Obvious Underdog as RNC Chair Debate Underway

As the Republican National Committee’s Winter Meeting gets underway, the wide field for RNC Chair is slowly shrinking down to the finalists.
by Charles Ellison
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Politics Goes Mobile: New Methods of Campaigning

Political campaigns are grounded in the art of outreach and persuasion, and traditional message delivery methods are changing as politics goes digital.
by Britton Loftin
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WPP Acquires Blue State Digital

Blue State Digital (BSD), the innovative digital communications firm responsible for President Barack Obama’s online fundraising capacity during the 2008 elections, is being acquired by WPP, a global advertising and strategic...
by Charles Ellison
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What Will Happen in 2011, Politically?

Despite the typical holiday season lull that characterizes every end-of-the-year media cycle, the political chattering class always finds quite a bit to talk about.
by Charles Ellison
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Louisiana Voter Purge Eliminates 121,840 People from State Rolls

Newly appointed Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schelder (R) that 121,840 voters were recently purged from the Louisiana Voting rolls.
by Britton Loftin
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FCC’s Open Network Rules Turn Blind Eye Toward Mobile Broadband

Should mobile broadband access providers avoid the regulatory costs associated with these new rules, users of mobile devices may not see an increase in their rates to access broadband.
by Alton Drew
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While On Vacation, President Obama Makes Recess Appointments

The White House announced on Wednesday that the president has made six recess appointments to three different federal agencies.
by Matt E. Stevens
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Texas Black Caucus Welcomes Republicans to Ranks

The all inclusive Texas Legislative Black Caucus recently welcomed its two newest members: Representatives-elect Stefani Carter and James White, both of whom are Republican.
by Britton Loftin
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