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Rep. Luis Gutierrez Ends Support for Anita Alvarez Over #LaquanMcDonald Scandal

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) has withdrawn support for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez because of the explosive events around the case of Laquan McDonald.   Rep. Gutierrez confirmed that he will not support Alvarez moving forward to Politic365 on Capitol Hill today as he stood in the Speaker’s Lobby off the House floor.  Gutierrez took […]

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Ted Cruz refuses to say whether a path to legalization is amnesty

GOP Presidential contender Ted Cruz is trying to distinguish himself as being tougher on immigration than his Republican rivals in the race. Cruz, the son of a Cuban migrant father, has repeatedly said that he is against “amnesty.” Ironically, Cruz’s father came to the U.S. on a student visa in 1957 and then received political […]

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H.R. 3713: Urban League, FAMM Voice Concerns on #JusticeReform Bills

In a striking statement that’s a departure from the views of other major civil rights groups, National Urban League President Marc Morial expressed concerns with the two leading sentencing reform bills in Congress: S. 2123 and H.R. 3137. The Senate bill, S. 2123, was authored primarily by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. […]

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Rep. John Conyers Supports Criminal Intent Bill, Catches Hell From Left

Other Democrats have been criticized for it, but they weren’t in the position of actually passing legislation on the issue. As of yesterday, the most senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee is.  Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee is agreeing with the GOP on issues around criminal intent […]

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Nov. 18: Goodlatte-Conyers Bill with New Heroin Penalty Heads to Cmte.

Legislation authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and ranking Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) that includes an expanded penalty for heroin containing fentanyl, will be considered by the full House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday at a full committee markup.   The bill, H.R. 3713, the Sentencing Reform Act, would give prosecutors and judges the option […]



President Obama Signs Sweeping Financial Reform Bill

The bill’s passage is said to be a major legislative victory for the Obama, who had promised he would curb the type of Wall Street excesses behind the economic crisis in America and fix the regulatory system that failed preve...
by Kimberly Davis


Cory Ruth Falls in Four-way Ga. GOP Primary

Cory Ruth, the black Republican whose dissatisfaction of government propelled him into a four-way GOP race for U.S. Representative in Tuesday’s Georgia primary, lost to opponent Lisbeth Carter. Ruth, 32, was positive abou...
by Bridgette Outten



Obama Honors WNBA Champs in White House Visit

WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury team has joined the ranks of the sports teams that have been personally honored by President Barack Obama. The team was recognized by Obama in a White House visit Monday for its 2009 championship s...
by Bridgette Outten



Head of Immigration Studies Center Offers Some Direction

As one of the latest to weigh in on the nation’s illegal immigration debate, John D. Skrentny, director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at U.C. San Diego, suggests the government take small steps. “...
by Bridgette Outten


Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Makes Interim Police Chief Permanent

George Turner, who has been interim police chief in Atlanta since the beginning of the year, is now permanently doing the job. Mayor Kasim Reed appointed the Atlanta native and 28-year veteran chief late last week. “We don’...
by Bridgette Outten



Update: USDA’s Tom Vilsack to Reconsider Official’s Resignation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will reportedly reconsider the resignation of USDA official Shirley Sherrod over videotaped comments that were deemed racist by conservative media. “I am of course willing and will conduct a ...
by Bridgette Outten

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Spitting on the Unemployed

You might think nearly 3 million unemployed folks can breathe a little easier since the Senate managed to bust a Republican filibuster and pass a $34 billion unemployment benefits extension. Not really. Senate Republicans are ...
by Charles Ellison



New Senator Saves the Day on Unemployment Extension, Bill Moves Beyond GOP Block

It was the “aye” from newly sworn-in Sen. Carte Goodwin that moved a bill to restore jobless benefits beyond a GOP block to the next step toward another Democratic victory. Goodwin, D-W. Va., replaces the late Sen. ...
by Bridgette Outten

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USDA Secretary: Ex-Official Might Have Interfered With Ending ‘Chapter on Civil Rights Cases’

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack asked for the resignation of employee Shirley Sherrod after she made controversial statements because he didn’t want to “compromise our capacity to close the chapter on civil rights cases....
by Bridgette Outten



Is Wall Street Reform a Big Deal?

A pattern emerges in the wake of most policy victories attained by the President. The general public can’t seem to grasp exactly what’s in the bill or how it benefits them directly. The Administration's communications probl...
by Charles Ellison


Kagan Nomination Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has received approval votes from the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 13-6 vote. All of the committee’s Democrats voted for her while all but one Republican opposed. Kagan, 50, is cur...
by Politic365 Staff



Herman Cain Beats Cancer, Ready for Another Run at Higher Office

By John S. Wilson Herman Cain, former C.E.O. of Godfather’s Pizza and stalwart Republican, is again mulling a run for office. Previously he has staged unsuccessful runs for president and U.S. Senate.  Few people would disagr...
by Guest Contributor

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“Fire Next Time”: Heatwaves, Oil Caps and Earth’s Future

“God gave Noah the Rainbow sign, No more water, the Fire Next Time” – verse from Negro spiritual I have predicted how the reign of human beings will end. We are going to burn up! Or to invoke my Southern roots...
by Noel S. Anderson, Ph.D.



Cory Ruth: ‘Looking Forward to Some Real Positive Things’ in Georgia Election

Cory Ruth was upbeat when he recently chatted with Politic365 in an interview just days before Georgia’s primary election today, July 20. A black Republican, Ruth will face three other conservatives in the quest to unseat...
by Bridgette Outten

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Ellington School Stars Shine at the White House

[PHOTO CAPTION: First Lady Michelle Obama watches students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Joy of Motion Dance perform in a special dress rehearsal in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010. The Pres...
by Robin Caldwell


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Black Tea Party Candidate Says Illinois Democrats are Racist

On the heels of an NAACP resolution denouncing alleged racism with the Tea Party, a black Tea Party candidate has turned the tables, claiming that Illinois Democrats are being racist against her. Cedra Crenshaw, a Republican su...
by Bridgette Outten


Kamala Harris Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

San Franscisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, who is the Democratic nominee for California attorney general, is not in favor of allowing the sale of marijuana for adult recreational use. That means Harris is against Propositi...
by Bridgette Outten



Angela Benton to Receive MMTC Award, All Five FCC Commissioners to Attend Conference

Black Web Media Founder/CEO Angela Benton will be inducted into the Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC) Hall of Fame, in recognition to her contributions to diversity and inclusion in media. Benton will receive her awa...
by Bridgette Outten


Tea Party Race Debate Draws First Blood

Following a firestorm of controversy surrounding the NAACP’s 101st Annual Convention resolution condemning racist elements within the conservative Tea Party movement, the debate draws first political blood. Fending off charg...
by Charles Ellison



‘Mystery Plumber’ May Be the One to Thank for Oil Spill Cap, Kansas Man Steps Forward

Out of all the engineers, scientists, Ph.Ds and even Hollywood actors who stepped forward with ideas about how to stop the massive flow of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, reports are now saying it could have be an everyda...
by Bridgette Outten