Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on fair legal settlements for African American farmers and Native American trust account holders: "I'm committed to finding funding for the Pigford and Cobell settlements. Doing so will finally bring a long-delayed...
If you take a look at the plight of Michael Steele and the RNC,you will see signs that those who are unhappy with Steele’s tenure as the Republican party chairman have decided to form a “shadow” RNC by creating...
The fast, whiplash pace at which Congress is pushing through financial regulatory reform should be of some concern.  It’s a bit problematic when doubt clouds the Hill regarding any average lawmaker’s understanding of what is, undoubtedly, a very complex...
One of the memes that pops up again and again whenever news reporters or op-ed columnists engage in a bit of color commentary (pun intended) about the kinds of Americans who make up the Tea Party is this one...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will join Bill Gates,  Queen Rania of Jordan  and other celebrated folks for a Twitter campaign to end malaria deaths. Beginning on Wednesday star participants will tweet to encourage the public to donate...

POLITICAL “C.R.E.A.M.”

"Cash Rules Everything Around Me", including politics, so it’s a bit amusing to watch the collective sulk and gawk when corporate cheese infiltrates elected office. Raw outrage over the influence of money in American politics appears more rooted in conventional ignorance of the complexities than any understanding of what’s really happening.
Voters in the South Carolina capital, Columbia, elected the city's first black mayor. Mayor-elect Steve Benjamin won Tuesday's runoff election by 56 percent of the vote. Earlier this month Benjamin won by a little over 1,000 votes, which was...
By Boyce Watkins, PhD The Arizona House of Representatives recently approved a provision requiring that President Barack Obama prove that he is a natural-born citizen before being placed on the ballot to run for President of the United States in 2012. He...
On Thursday, President Obama will go to New York to deliver a speech to Wall Street’s financial elite. He will lecture them. He will be stern with them. And he will use phrases to describe the creation of trading...
Last Sunday, after getting my dose of televised sports, I watched the respected news magazine show, “60 Minutes.” Yes, I am part of the under 60 year-old crowd that watches the show. But the other evening, I was becoming...