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  • Virginia looks to Black Caucus for cues in political turmoil

    02/07/2019 7:53:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 7, 2019 | Alan Suderman
    With Virginia’s top three elected officials engulfed in scandal, fellow Democrats were rendered practically speechless, uncertain of how to thread their way through the racial and sexual allegations and the tangled political implications. […] Everyone in Richmond, it seemed, was waiting Thursday for Virginia’s Legislative Black Caucus to respond. The caucus has been calling for Northam’s resignation over the past week but was silent about the latest developments. “We’ve got a lot to digest,” the group’s chairman, Del. Lamont Bagby, said Wednesday. …
  • Some angry Democrats consider recruiting a challenger for Ocasio-Cortez

    01/29/2019 9:03:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/29/2019 | Rick Moran
    When you come to Congress as a 29-year-old newbie and start throwing your weight around by threatening the careers of some of your party colleagues, you shouldn't be surprised if you make enemies of powerful people. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be a media darling and Twitter sensation, but if she doesn't watch her step, she may end up being a flash in the pan, one-term congresswoman. Ocasio-Cortez and the so-called "Justice Democrats" are targeting numerous members of the Democratic establishment by threatening to primary them in 2020.  This has angered some powerful members who are now talking about finding a challenger...
  • SHEILA JACKSON LEE TO LEAVE LEADERSHIP POSTS AMID CLAIMS SHE RETALIATED AGAINST RAPE VICTIM

    01/23/2019 4:16:59 PM PST · by bitt · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/2019 | chuck ross
    Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is reportedly resigning as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and as chair of a congressional subcommittee amid allegations she retaliated against a former staffer who claimed she was raped by a foundation supervisor. Both BuzzFeed and The New York Times report Jackson Lee will leave as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a non-profit group closely aligned with the Congressional Black Caucus. She will also leave her position temporarily as chair of a House Judiciary subcommittee.
  • Sheila J. Lee accused of retaliating...staffer who said Black Caucus Foundation official raped her

    01/17/2019 9:42:52 AM PST · by ETL · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News
    A former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired last year in retaliation for legal action the staffer planned to bring against the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) related to an alleged rape in 2015. According to documents filed in federal court in Washington last week, the former staffer -- identified only as "Jane Doe" -- claimed she was raped in October 2015 while she was a CBCF intern by Damien Jones, who was the foundation's internship program coordinator and her supervisor at the time. The lawsuit was first reported by BuzzFeed...
  • Congressional Black Caucus calls for Steve King to be removed from committees

    01/12/2019 3:28:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    The Congressional Black Caucus called for Rep. Steve King (R-Ia.) to be removed from his committee assignments Saturday after remarks he made about white supremacy earlier this week. CBC chair Rep. Karen Bass (D-Ca.) linked King's comments to President Trump and asked for him to be deposed. “Like Donald Trump,” she said, “Steve King has sought again and again to give comfort to white supremacists, something that should never be allowed in the halls of Congress or the Oval Office. Bass characterized King's remarks as "racist" and the Iowa Republican needed more than just condemnation. “If Republicans really believe these...
  • How Democrats Protected a Democrat Who Beat and Murdered His Wife

    11/23/2018 7:05:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 22, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Is it any wonder that Lance Mason believed that he could get away with killing his wife? On the way back from a funeral, Judge Lance Mason beat his wife so badly that he broke her orbital socket.  A woman who called 911 had described a horrifying scene of “fists flying” inside the car. Their two children, ages 4 and 6, were in the SUV when their father assaulted their mother, choked her and bit her on the ear and the cheek. According to Aisha, Judge Mason "struck me in the face, yanked my hair, slammed my head into the...
  • Daniel Greenfield: The New Crooked Congressional Black Caucus

    11/23/2018 9:34:36 AM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    FPM | Frontpage Mag ^ | November 23, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the last decade, every single House Democrat sent to prison for financial crimes was a Congressional Black Caucus member. In the last twenty years, it’s been over 80%. After the midterms, the CBC has grown past a record 50 members. But that doesn’t mean it’s getting better. Power makes it worse... The Congressional Black Caucus has achieved a record number of seats so it’s a power player in the new Dem House majority. And CBC leaders are demanding a status in the Democrat leadership commensurate with their growing numbers. The Caucus forms somewhat less than a quarter of the...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Pelosi Speakership: She Can Count On Me

    11/22/2018 6:01:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22 2018 | Matt Vespa
    This flirtation with the idea of a Democratic bloodbath over the House speakership was fun. I admit; a little part of me was hoping for a slog. It would’ve been a moment of shattered unity for the new Democratic House before the new sessions officially began. And I would have loved to see what Donald Trump would’ve have said, or done, to get Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) the votes she would have needed if she fell short. Right now, some 16 or so House Democrats have formed a Never Nancy wing, adamant that they will not support her speakership bid....
  • Congressional Black Caucus says Kavanaugh would weaken Voting Rights Act protections

    09/06/2018 9:57:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/18 | John Bowden
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a press conference on Thursday urging senators on the judiciary committee to reject the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. In the news conference lawmakers and civil rights activists argued that Kavanaugh would weaken provisions of the Voting Rights Act and be a general threat to civil rights on the Court. Not enough is known about Kavanaugh's potential views on issues including civil rights cases due to the Trump administration's unwillingness to release more documents related to his tenure as a White House lawyer. "We stand in solidarity...
  • Unearthed: Another Bonkers Anti-Semitic Rant From Louis Farrakhan

    04/23/2018 5:42:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4-20-18 | Guy Benson
    Before you watch this insanity, which made the social media rounds this week, may I remind you that Senator Barack Obama met privately with, and complimented, this man at an event coordinated by the Congressional Black Caucus -- a disgrace that was deliberately hidden from voters until Obama was safely out of office?  May I also remind you that numerous CBC members have courted this man's support, including the current deputy DNC Chairman, who hasn't been truthful about the nature of that relationship?  As I've previously argued, "minister" Louis Farrakhan is the Left's version of David Duke, in that...
  • Louis Farrakhan: 'Jews are my enemy,' 'white folks are going down'

    02/28/2018 5:15:29 PM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    Rev. Louis Farrakhan gave a Saviours’ Day 2018 Address on Sunday in which he declared that "the powerful Jews are my enemy," and "white folks are going down." The Chicago speech went widely unnoticed at first, but garnered more traction on Wednesday when excerpts were tweeted out. CNN anchor Jake Tapper, for example, tweeted out a thread of the keynote speech with some of his quotes, and said Farrakhan was more dangerous than other "alt-reich" leaders because he “has a much larger following and elected officials meet with him openly.” “Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate...
  • 32 HOUSE DEMS SIGN ANTI-ISRAEL LETTER FROM PRO-HAMAS, PRO-BDS GROUPS

    07/01/2017 5:22:44 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | June 30, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are few surprises here. Just the inevitable descent of the Democrats into the fever swamps of hatred and extremism. According to the anti-Israel group behind the Congressional letter, “The effort to gather signatories to the letter was supported by a coalition of human rights organizations including U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, CODEPINK, Jewish Voice for Peace, and American Muslims for Palestine.” American Muslims for Palestine has been linked to Hamas. Jewish Voice for Peace, which is neither Jewish nor peaceful, is a BDS group. This is what the Dems are mainstreaming. 32 Democrats in Congress signed on to a...
  • Why is the Black Caucus Trying to Oust Trump

    02/03/2018 7:03:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 55 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Congressional Black Caucus (a group of 48) has become the front running group in calls for impeaching President Trump. With media reporting near constantly that the president is a racist, it is to be expected that a few folk fall for it, but for elected politicians to bury into this seems a tad ridiculous. Is there a deeper motive behind their strengthening opposition? The black unemployment rate has dropped to a level that (if it continues) will eventually be at the same rate as the rest of America. Jobs are coming back to the U.S., the economy is looking...
  • The State of Our Union is that the Democrats Must be Defeated in Every Possible Way

    01/31/2018 5:02:06 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 34 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those words) gave a wonderful State of the Union Address Tuesday night. The speech was filled with soaring rhetoric about American unity, American greatness and America’s renewed place of leadership in the world. So naturally the Democrats hated it. The speech talked about the creation of 2.4 million new jobs since Trump took office, record low unemployment and the booming stock market. So naturally the Democrats hated it. The speech talked about our flag and what it...
  • Black Caucus Leader Suggests Trump Bribed “Lying” Cotton/Perdue on “S-hole”

    01/15/2018 5:02:46 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Appearing on this evening’s Hardball, Rep. Karen Bass, a Democrat and leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, twice accused Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue of “flat-out lying” by saying that they didn’t hear President Trump refer to various countries as “s—holes.” Bass then took things an ugly step further, insinuating that President Trump might have bribed the two senators in some way. Said Bass: “I think that they’re flat-out lying. And maybe they’re getting something from the President for it.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • SHEILA JACKSON LEE HEADS CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION

    01/07/2018 5:32:15 AM PST · by Liz · 86 replies
    TEXAS TRIBUNE. COM ^ | 2/28/17 | ABBY LIVINGSTON
    EXCERPT .....the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) voted Sheila Jackson Lee as the new chairwoman of the board overseeing the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the leadership development arm of the CBC........ America can look forward to more eager Black leaders like icon John Conyers (forced out of Congress for molesting women), Alcee Hastings (used $220,000 tax dollars to settle sex complaint), Jesse Jackson Jr (incarcerated), Corinne Brown (incarcerated), Chakah Fattah (incarcerated), Black Muslim Andre Carson, Black Muslim Keith Ellison, Yvette Clarke (wrote off $120,000 tax dollars and massive amts of "stolen" govt issue tech equipment)......
  • House Settled Lawsuit After Meeks Fired Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault Related To Donor

    12/04/2017 9:16:39 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | dec.4, 2017 | luke rosiak
    The Office of House Employment Counsel brokered a settlement in 2006 over allegations that Rep. Gregory Meeks fired a staffer in retaliation for reporting that she was sexually assaulted at a business tied to a campaign contributor, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Andrea Payne, then a congressional aide in the New York Democrat’s Queens office, filed a complaint with the Office of Compliance, and Meeks fired her weeks later. He admitted that Payne’s termination did not have to do with the quality of her work, according to her lawsuit.
  • House Dem: I’ll Force A Vote On Trump Impeachment By Christmas

    11/08/2017 3:15:07 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/08/17
    Perhaps Democrats should take Han Solo’s advice from Episode IV after last night’s big electoral win: Nice shooting, kid, don’t get cocky. Instead, Rep. Al Green appears to be channeling Solo’s other advice: Never tell me the odds. In a floor speech, the Texas Democrat pledged to force a vote on his articles of impeachment for Donald Trump in time to drop the lump of coal in the president’s Christmas stocking (via The Hill):
  • Black Caucus Demands Meeting With FBI Director Over ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Report

    10/14/2017 1:30:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/17 | Amber Randall
    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) requested a personal meeting Friday with the FBI director over the department’s report that warned of the possible violence coming from “black identity extremists.”The caucus wants to meet with FBI Director Christopher Wray to talk about how the FBI conducted research on “black identity extremists” for its Aug. 3 report and what the FBI plans to do in light of the report, according to a letter from the caucus.The CBC argued that the report, “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers,” only used a small sample of violent incidents against officers to...
  • The Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast: The Great Black Deception

    10/11/2017 2:57:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    Flipping through my TV channels, I stumbled upon the 2017 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Prayer Breakfast on the Word Network; the world's largest black religious channel. This year's theme was, "And Still I Rise". Folks, I thought, "Oh my gosh, these people have no shame." This breakfast was all about exploiting black's Christian heritage to deceive them for the purpose of furthering Leftists' anti-Christian agenda. Every musical performance praised Jesus. Leftists despise Jesus, aggressively seeking to ban the God of Christianity from the public square. Several of the all-Democrat speakers quoted the Bible to strengthen their political deceptions. The truth...