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iAmerica.org launches as a resource for administrative relief

As President Obama announces his plan to provide administrative relief to millions of undocumented immigrants this evening, organizations are gearing up for an influx of questions from those who might be eligible for relief from deportation. iAmerica.org is one website that is launching today in partnership with organizations such as Mi Familia Vota, SEIU, the […]

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2016 Campaign Starts With Jim Webb’s Walk Into Inner Cities, Focus on White Poverty

Former Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, launched his campaign for President late last night via an e-mail and a video.  Webb is establishing a exploratory committee that is likely to become a full presidential campaign effort.  His speech featured an interesting line that few in American politics from the White House on down […]

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President Obama will make announcement on immigration tomorrow

Today the White House announced that President Obama will make an announcement on executive action to fix the broken immigration system. The White House posted this announcement on Facebook and on it’s blog. Check out the clip of the President framing what he plans to announce tomorrow at the White House here. Ed O’Keefe of […]

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Donna Edwards, Joaquin Castro: Will DCCC Finally Step Into the Future?

The selection of who will be the next Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair will tell you all you need to know about whether or not House Democrats have learned anything from November 4th.  Will the party choose a clear progressive who is likely to value those ideals more that what we’ve recently seen, such as Rep. Donna Edwards or […]

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President Obama issues statement on #netneutrality, urging reclassification of internet service providers

Taking a rather bold step, President Obama issued a statement on Monday urging the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify internet service providers as telecommunications services. Reclassification would give the government the authority to regulate broadband networks and protect the concept of net neutrality, the idea that all data on the internet should be treated equally, […]



President Obama Announces Ambassador Nominees, Federal Salary Council Appointees

A week after the election, the White House is conducting business as usual as they seek to fill ambassador roles and staff an important presidential advisory group.
by Matt E. Stevens


GOP Holds All the Cards for Redistricting

Republicans made major gains in the state houses last week, snatching 675 state legislature seats and flipping a total of 19 state capital chambers.
by Charles Ellison



National Urban League Forecasts Urban Jobs Outlook

The National Urban League held an online session about the state of the urban job market in the wake of the latest Department of Labor unemployment statistics.
by Jeneba Ghatt



Pelosi Wants Clyburn/Hoyer Deal, Jackson, Jr. Weighs In

What started out as friendly competition for the No. 2 leadership post in the new minority between current House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) is beginning to turn very sour ver...
by Charles Ellison


Senate GOP Leaders May Entice Conservative Senate Dems

Looking to close the slim 53 Democrat to 47 GOP Member gap in the upper chamber, there are reports of Republican leadership quietly approaching conservative Democrats from openly “red” states about party switching.
by Charles Ellison



Clyburn Rallies Support In Bid for House Minority Whip

The contest to shape the leadership roster of the Democratic caucus in the 112th Congress is well underway on Capitol Hill and in the media.
by Matt E. Stevens


Voter Buy-In Dictates Candidate Success Rates

Given recent trends, voter apathy and lack of participation by the African American electorate can be attributed to lackluster investments by political leaders of positive energy into the black community.
by Britton Loftin



Bush Memoir “Decision Points” Less Contrite than Self-Affirming

Former President George W. Bush’s newly released memoir “Decision Points” is creating a stir of curiosity mixed with some interesting revisions on major events from his Presidency.
by Charles Ellison

Congressional Black Caucus Speaks On TARP Access For Minority Vendors

CBC Grows, But Influence In Question Amid Midterm Losses

Though CBC membership increases from 41 to 44 post-midterms, the leadership roles of many in hangs in the balances. With 100% of its Members currently Democrats, the loss of Democratic majority ensures the loss of direct Afr...
by Charles Ellison



Harris, Cooley Head to Head in A.G. Race, Ballots Still Outstanding

The race for California’s Attorney General remains one of the tightest and most closely watched in the nation, with a Florida-style ballot counting that is creating a tension as thick as the midterm elections last Tuesday.
by Charles Ellison


Alaska Ballot Counting Leaves Senate Race Uncertain for Weeks

Ballot rubber meets the campaign road as Alaska prepares to count 30,000 absentee and early-cast ballots nearly a week after one of the most bizarre and hotly contested U.S. Senate races ever.
by Charles Ellison



Boehner et al. Evading Progress, Relitigating Issues of the Past

Despite a climate of anxiety related to continued unemployment and economic distress, certain members of Congress seem intent on rehashing the same issues of the last two years.
by Charles Ellison

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Broadband Gaps Not Based on Socio-Economics Alone

A new study released today revealed that socio-economic factors like income and education alone are not predictors of home broadband adoption.
by Kristal High



CBC PAC Helps Midterm Election Activity

The CBC PAC set a stable record of 10-10 in midterm elections.
by Britton Loftin


Clyburn Making Bold Move Against Hoyer for Leadership Post

As the new partisan dynamics on the Hill force Democrats into contests for limited leadership positions, current Democratic Majority Whip James E. Clyburn has placed his bid for Minority Whip.
by Charles Ellison



Rep. Danny Davis supported by Black Leaders for Chicago Mayor

A coalition of Chicago’s African American leaders has chosen a candidate to support for mayor.
by Britton Loftin


Attention-Grabbing Sarcastic Overtones More Common In Political Discussions

The trend toward subtle and overt sarcasm in politics is not a fluke. The advent of the Internet and social media has placed government, news, and current events right at voters’ fingertips.
by Matt E. Stevens



Embracing the Future, A Future That’s Mobile

Mobile technologies are increasingly becoming a conduit for advanced communications and economic opportunities.
by Sian Morson


Pelosi May Hold On As Dem Minority Leader

New reports claim that current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is “seriously considering” making a run for Minority Leader.
by Charles Ellison



Though a Magnet for African-Americans, the Deep South Turns Even More Conservative

The fallout from the 2010 midterm election continues to shake up the legislative landscape across the country. The Deep South, in particular, has seen a major swing toward conservative candidates and policies.
by Matt E. Stevens