Saturday, November 18, 2017
Blog Page 861
President Barack Obama spoke to the House of Representatives Saturday afternoon to rally support for his healthcare reform bill. The president emphasized in his speech over and over again that he understood how hard this vote will be for...
If you are on the outside looking in, the scene in Washington can seem very chaotic right about now as the House Democrats and President Obama make their final push to gather the votes necessary to pass their healthcare...
Diversity in the United States diplomatic ranks is unreasonably low,  states an article in the Los Angeles Times (Few blacks serve..., March 16). While the State Department employs many African Americans in lower level positions, senior frontline positions in political and...
As the country revels at the release of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, many note that getting government- local, state and federal – involved in the content and application game is essential to ensuring universal broadband adoption by all...
The White House raised a lot of eyebrows earlier this week when it announced that President Obama was going to give an interview on FOX News. The conservative cable news network, with its nakedly partisan hosts and its commitment...

Coffee Party USA: Too sweet?

The newly minted ‘Coffee Party USA’ seeks to organize and activate American citizens around the idea that if we push beyond labels we can find common political ground and can work together to achieve common goals. Or more cleverly,...
By Karen Finney It's another "do or die" week for health care reform in America. While it may feel like déjà vu all over again, Democrats actually are closer than ever to passing health care reform. That doesn't mean that...
President Obama unveiled an education plan Saturday that looks to replace the mantras of "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) with new guidelines that could be called "No Future Left Behind." A Blueprint for Reform, The Reauthorization of the Elementary...
As the health care debate heats up in Washington, special interest groups have made a special effort to reach out to African-Americans.  The left-leaning nonprofit Americans United for Change is spending $500,000 on television and radio...
An Atlanta corporate executive and self-called conservative is the latest candidate to announce a bid for U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s seat. Cory Ruth will announce his bid for Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Library...