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#Ferguson: Rep. Hank Johnson’s Police Demilitarization Bill Gets GOP Support

Three Republicans have signed on to Rep. Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) bill to stop handing free military equipment to local  police.  The three Republicans are Reps. Raul Labrador (R-ID), Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Justin Amash (R-IL).  The bill was formally introduced today.  Democrats John Conyers and Jim Moran are also co-sponsors.    Rep. Johnson says he expects […]

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Members of Congress Vocal on Ray Rice Go Silent Federal Judge Mark Fuller

After Roland Martin shined a spotlight on Alabama Judge Mark Fuller, Congresswoman Terri Sewell became the first member of Congress to call for the federal judge’s resignation.  Why? Because in the wake of the scandal over Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, Fuller, a federal judge, is in the midsts of a domestic violence scandal. Federal […]

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CA State Sen. Roderick Wright to resign this month, following criminal conviction

California State Senator Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) announced on Monday that he would resign from the state legislature effective September 22. This comes after being convicted for felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his Senate district when he ran back in 2008. According to the Los Angeles Times: “”Effective Sept. 22, […]

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Iowa: DREAMers Ask Hillary About Immigration, Get No Answers

DREAMers asked Hillary Clinton about the issue of President Obama’s latest delay on immigration.  Clinton, along with her husband, were in Iowa today at Sen. Harkin’s famous 37th (and final) annual Steak Fry in Iowa.  The event was first held on a farm in Iowa and quickly became the signature political event in Iowa. A group of […]

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Rep. Frederica Wilson Meets with Nigerian Schoolgirls Who Escaped Boko Haram

Despite a change in the news cycle that has featured ISIS, Ray Rice and Ferguson, Miami Congresswoman Frederica Wilson fights to keep the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls in the news. After the kidnappings, Wilson spearheaded a bill to denounce Boko Haram. Wilson also flew to Nigeria to meet parents of the girls. This week on Capitol Hill — Rep. Wilson […]


 
 

 
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Future of Electric Utilities May be Changing, if Millennials Have Their Say

A recent study by the Brookings Institute’s Governance Studies Program could have profound implications for the future of electric utilities.  Millennials, people born after 1982, will account for one-third of the adult popu...
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Sen. Rand Paul Drops Bill to Make Crack and Powder Penalties the Same

Bill Would Make Crack and Powder Penalties Even. In 2010, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Bobby Scott pushed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 through the Senate and House and onto President Obama’s desk shortly before Republican...
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Rand Paul Talks to Blacks and Democrats Flip Out

Blacks Shouldn’t Be Fooled by Rand Paul, an editorial from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the day Republican Sen. Rand Paul spoke to the National Urban League in Cincinnati.  And the room wasn’t...
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Obama Meets Central American Leaders and Considers Border Plan

Today President Obama met with the Presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras regarding the humanitarian crisis with refugee children who have left their homes in Central America to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border. The...
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Two Left Leaning Justice Reform Bills Are Included in Paul Ryan Poverty Plan

Finally, thirty years since the war on drugs was made worse during the 1990s, more Republicans are coming around on criminal justice reform.  Yesterday, Rep. Paul Ryan included two criminal justice reform bills by Democrat Bob...
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MI-14: With Vote Split, Former Rep. Hansen Clarke Has Big Polling Lead

The results of a Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV/EPIC-MRA poll of 800 people shows that former Michigan Rep. Hansen Clarke has a sizeable lead in the race for MI-14 — the House seat being vacated by Rep. Gary Peters who is ru...
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Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Pressure on Big Tech Gets Results, Twitter Reveals Stats

“Rev. Jesse Jackson’s campaign on silicon valley is just as important as a march on police brutality in New York,” said Roland Martin this morning on his radio show News One Now. Rev. Jesse Jackson has been pr...
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Feds investigate Newark school reorganization plan for discrimination

Newark is planning a school reorganization plan, and parents are claiming that it discriminates against African American students. According to The Star-Ledger: “Parents and a local education advocacy organization filed ...
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National Minority Organizations Urge Renewed Focus on Broadband Adoption Amid Net Neutrality Debate

Forty-two national minority organizations representing diverse, multicultural communities filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet proceeding focused on protecting some of the country’s most v...
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Conservative Silence on #EricGarner Case Verifies Black Outreach is a Joke

Eric Garner and Conservative Republican silence.  Where is the shouting about “less government?”  Where are the calls for violations of 4th Amendment rights and police state overreach? Was there conservative suppo...
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Report: Obama administration warned of Central American refugee crisis

Over the weekend, the Washington Post published an article detailing the extent that the Obama administration was warned of the surge of child refugees from Central America. The upshot is that the administration treated the inc...
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Pigs Fly During Do-Nothing Congress: Chaka Fattah, Gillibrand + GOP Pass Urban Jobs Bill

Last week as everyone was paying attention to the crisis at the Mexican border, violence in Israel, and shootings in Chicago, Congress actually got something relevant done.  Although the 113th Congress is set to be the least p...
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D.C. Council Set to Ban Expelling Pre-Schoolers From Publicly Funded Programs

You would think that suspending or expelling a 3 yearly who threw a tantrum from a program would be unthinkable right?  But in Washington, D.C. — just like in so many other cities — officials have to act to pass la...
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Congress Set to Decide Whether Internet Will Remain Tax Free

                      With less than six months to go until the moratorium on Internet access taxation is set to expire on November 1, 2014, Congress is scheduled to vote o...
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New York Firefighter Danae Mines Makes History

Only one of 41 women in the 11,000 member New York City Fire Department, Bronx native Danae Mines knew that she would be a long shot participant in the department’s annual calendar that typically only features men. Cover...
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Rep. Luis Gutierrez supportive of Obama request for extra funds for humanitarian crisis

On Friday, Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez voiced support for President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion supplemental request to handle the humanitarian crisis at the border. This comes just weeks after the Democratic...
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Free Press, Public Knowledge Exposé Echoes Dangerous Trend for Undermining Credibility

At a time when people are increasingly skeptical of whose interests are really being represented by public advocacy groups, and various civic and social associations, “follow the money trail” analysis has become a more perv...
by Kristal High
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#BorderCrisis: CHC Led By Rep. Luis Gutierrez Set to Press Obama to Take Action

Today, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus threw down the gauntlet on what their demands will be regarding the border crisis.  First on the list: They want the deportations of children to stop. The CHC is set to meet ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Border Crisis Is Just Like Katrina… Other Than the 1,833 Dead People

1,833 Dead. How Soon We Forget.  “I think about the criticism that George W. Bush received when he didn’t go to New Orleans [during] Katrina, this is no different,” said Texas Gov. Rick Perry yesterday on Fox News as he ...
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Members of Congress Share Title II Concerns with FCC Chairman

As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Chairman Thomas Wheeler mull over the best way to re-implement “net neutrality” rules, the possibility of “Title II” reclassification has come up often.  To many, incl...
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