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  • Bevin, Overly spar in Radcliff

    07/12/2015 9:15:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    The News-Enterprise ^ | July 12, 2015 | Judah Taylor
    While advocating diversity in politics Saturday before the Kentucky Black Caucus meeting in Radcliff, GOP gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin said he was against extending equal protection to the LGBT workforce. Asked afterward if he was OK with an individual being fired because of sexual orientation, Bevin said, “I believe in equal opportunity under the law,” and in the forum said he believed in protecting religious freedoms. “I think we have laws that protect everybody’s rights and that they should continue to exist just as they do,” he said in an interview. During the forum, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Sannie...
  • Hillary takes the reins of Democratic Party after Obama defeat

    06/13/2015 11:42:23 AM PDT · by upchuck · 20 replies
    washington examiner ^ | June 13, 2015 | W. James Antle III
    Hillary Clinton's Saturday campaign reboot isn't just her first public rally. Coming a day after President Obama suffered an embarrassing legislative defeat, it is a changing of the guard for the Democratic Party. Make no mistake: while House Republicans also voted overwhelmingly against the president on a key trade bill Friday, it was his fellow Democrats who handed him the most stinging rebuke. Just 40 Democrats out of 188 voted with Obama. Nearly 80 percent of House Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, went against him. A mere two of the 10 Democrats representing Obama's home state of Illinois in...
  • America Is Being Run Just Like Baltimore

    05/31/2015 9:50:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Congressional Black Caucus is the most ridiculously corrupt part of an already corrupt Congress. A study two years ago found that a third of black congressmen had been named in an ethics probe during their careers. 5 of the 6 members under review by the House Ethics Committee that year were CBCers. In 2009, every single member of Congress under investigation was from the same old gang. Like the Clinton Foundation, the CBC exists to trade money for influence. The Caucus takes in tens of millions from major corporations and spends it on parties for its members and funnels...
  • Rift Opens Between Jewish Voters and Democrats Over Israel

    04/04/2015 12:08:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 3, 2015 | By Cathy Burke
    A longstanding alliance between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party no longer appears very durable. The rift — aggravated by a nuclear deal with Iran and sour relations between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — will likely have political implications in the 2016 elections, The Wall Street Journal reports. "At this moment in time, many American Jews who have consistently voted Democratic are beginning to waver in that support, because they've felt the bedrock relationship between Israel and this administration has been severely shaken," Rabbi Howard Buechler, of the Dix Hills Jewish Center in New York,...
  • Report: Israel treating al-Qaeda fighters wounded in Syria civil war

    03/14/2015 6:48:31 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/13/2015 | JPost.com
    Nusra Front is the Sunni Muslim al-Qaida offshoot which is currently fighting the Iranian-backed axis of Bashar Assad and Hezbollah in Syria. Israel has opened its borders with Syria in order to provide medical treatment to Nusra Front and al-Qaida fighters wounded in the ongoing civil war, according to The Wall Street Journal. The prominent American newspaper reported that Nusra Front, the Sunni Muslim al-Qaida offshoot which is currently fighting the Iranian-backed axis of Bashar Assad and Hezbollah, "hasn't bothered Israel since seizing the border area last summer" along the Golan Heights.
  • Rep. Jim Clyburn, Democrats boycott Benjamin Netanyahu speech praised by Republicans

    03/04/2015 8:15:13 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 12 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | March 3, 2015 | Schuyler Kropf
    South Carolina’s U.S. Rep Jim Clyburn was among nearly six dozen Democrats who boycotted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning to a joint session of Congress not to strike a deal that puts Iran on the path to nuclear weapons.
  • BREAKING: BLACK CAUCUS DEMOCRATS Plan to Sabotage Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

    02/25/2015 8:15:49 PM PST · by blueyon · 110 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 2/25/15 | Jim Hoft
    Black Caucus Democrats are planning to walk out during Netanyahu’s speech on the security of Israel. The move was reportedly planned after communications with the Obama White House. In response to this outrageous act, conservative black ministers are holding a press conference to show their support for the Israeli Prime Minister. Urban Cure reported: Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu will address a joint session of congress on March 3rd, and in a political move, leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus are planning to skip the speech in protest of Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu to do so. While the Congressional...
  • When is a Boycott of Israel not a Boycott?

    02/08/2015 6:01:39 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/7/2015 | Michael Curtis
    There are understandable differences of opinion between the American and Israel leaders on the issue of Islamist terrorism. It is wholly appropriate and desirable that they should be heard in the U.S. Congress. It is therefore painful that some honorable Democratic members of Congress should be so misguided as to declare that they will not attend the Israeli leader’s address. John Lewis (Georgia), a hero of the civil rights movement, G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Eric Blumenauer (Oregon) are among those who are engaging in what is tantamount to a boycott of Israel. According...
  • Report: Obama White House Told Black Caucus to Boycott Netanyahu’s Congressional Speech

    02/07/2015 5:26:47 AM PST · by blueyon · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 2/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    Joe Biden will skip Israeli Prime Minister’s Congressional speech in March. He is going to leave the country. Minority Leader Pelosi says Democrats will be busy and she hopes the event won’t take place. And now we know that the Obama administration told Black Caucus members to skip the speech and to publicly speak out against it. The Daily Mail reported: Two prominent black Democrats in the House of Representatives are vowing to skip Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress next month, a move that a White House insider says was put in motion by the Obama administration.
  • Top Black Dems to skip Netanyahu speech

    02/06/2015 12:57:03 PM PST · by yoe · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are lining up to skip a coming speech by the prime minister of Israel. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the CBC, said they won't attend Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech before Congress to protest Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to invite the prime minister without first consulting President Obama and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. Butterfield said that move marked an "unprecedented overreach of the Speaker’s authority" that "goes beyond the traditions of his office." "It is baffling that Speaker Boehner, who...
  • Hank Johnson: Blacks like Ben Carson ‘trying to tap into the ignorance of people’

    12/09/2014 6:43:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat, said black people like retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped “into a frenzy, like a lynch mob.” Mr. Johnson was speaking on Michael Smerconish’s radio show about President Obama and opposition that he’s faced since winning election. “I support the president, I believe he’s done as much as is humanly possible to advance the cause of justice and prosperity and freedom for all people, not just blacks, and not just here in America, but across the world. I think he has changed the paradigm...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Brings "Hands Up! Don't Shoot" To The House Floor

    12/02/2014 10:02:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Speaking on the House floor, members of the Congressional Black Caucus used the “Hands up! Don’t Shoot” gesture popular with Ferguson protesters reacting to the shooting of Michael Brown. “Hands up, don't shoot,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. “It's a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence.”
  • Congressional Black Caucus Chair: ‘There Is An Unwritten Rule That Black Lives Hold No Value’

    11/25/2014 5:48:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/25/2014 | PAULA BOLYARD
    On Monday Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) called the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown a “miscarriage of justice.”In a statement released through the Congressional Black Caucus, which she chairs, Fudge said the decision not to indict Wilson “is a slap in the face to Americans nationwide who continue to hope and believe that justice will prevail.”“This decision seems to underscore an unwritten rule that Black lives hold no value; that you may kill Black men in this country without consequences or repercussions,” Fudge said. “This is a frightening narrative for...
  • Black Ohio Democrat Denounces "Plantation-Style" Management by His State Party

    11/13/2014 6:02:06 AM PST · by Shery · 12 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/ ^ | 12 November, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Democrat John Barnes, a member of the Ohio state legislature, has pulled back the curtain on the racial politics that pervade his party. Barnes, who is African-American, alleges in a lawsuit against the Ohio Democratic Party and its outgoing chairman Chris Redfern that he faced discrimination, retaliation, and defamation at the hands of his own party for refusing to join the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and for raising the issue of racism by Democrats. I don’t know whether the conduct Barnes alleges is legally actionable, but it certainly is revealing. As Paula Bolyard at PJ Media reports, Barnes describes a...
  • Getting Past Name-Calling to Talk About Poverty

    04/30/2014 9:18:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-30-14 | Juan Williams
    Rep. Paul Ryan is meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. Let's hope they give his ideas a fair hearing. Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is scheduled to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday to discuss his plans to address poverty and his March 12 comments in a radio interview about a "tailspin of culture" in our inner cities where "generations of men [are] not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." Mr. Ryan's statement sparked liberal accusations of racism. Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) called it "a thinly veiled racial attack" that...
  • Ryan To Meet With Black Lawmakers After "Inner Cities" Uproar [Congressional Black Caucus]

    04/22/2014 11:20:43 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | 22 April 2014 | Frank Thorp V
    In March, Ryan said during an appearance on Bill Bennett's radio show that there is a "tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning to value the culture of work."
  • Obama Wants You to Prime the Big Education Pump So You Don't Have to Paint Houses

    02/07/2014 9:24:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-7-2014 | MOTUS
    We went to school the other day to pump kids and their parents to apply for those readily available student loans for college: Michelle Obama told a group of high school students and parents on Wednesday not to let financial concerns stand in the way of a college education as she urged them to apply for federal student aid.“Unfortunately, too many students don’t even bother to apply to college because they don’t think they’ll ever be able to afford it,” she added. “So they just walk away from the opportunity without getting any advice or seeking any support.” Lady M’s...
  • Black lawmakers to go after Obama: Lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks.

    01/26/2014 6:39:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/27/2014 | Mike Lillis
    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to publicly rebuke President Obama over a lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks. The lawmakers are organizing a Capitol Hill press conference as early as this week to decry what Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called “the appalling lack of African American representation” among Obama's nominees, particularly in the 11th Circuit, which includes Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The Democrats also contend several of Obama’s nominees have championed policies that either discriminate against minorities, or are just plain racist. “We have very grave concerns [with certain nominees] given disparities that are...
  • CBC Attendees: Obamacare Unpopular Due To Ignorance, Racism (Video)

    09/23/2013 10:43:56 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 23 Sep 13 | CNS Staff
    The CBC is the Congressional Black Caucus. Remarkable video is Here. The Black Caucus attendees were gathering at their annual conference in Washington DC, and this reporter quizzed many of them as to why they thought ObamaCare was so natonally unpopular.
  • Obama’s Jim Crow Foreign Policy? Segregated Syria War Meeting at White House with Cong. Black Caucus

    09/09/2013 5:04:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Monday, September 9, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Barack Obama and his National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who like Obama is Black, are holding a classified meeting on Syria at the White House with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) , according to reporter April Ryan, the White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks. While there are times that a meeting with the group that is a repugnant remnant of racial divisions in America might make sense — such as how to get Black unemployment down from the double-digit Depression era levels it has been since Obama took office — it is hard to see...
  • Rep. Rangel denies Black Caucus was told to be quiet on Syria

    09/07/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Rep. Rangel denies Black Caucus was told to be quiet on Syria By Julian Hattem - 09/07/13 12:42 PM ET A top member of the Congressional Black Caucus is denying that lawmakers were told to stay silent on the issue of whether or not the U.S. should intervene in Syria. “Nobody’s ever suggested to me ... that I should not comment,” Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said in an interview on MSNBC on Saturday. He added that he had a “responsibility to speak.” Rangel’s comments were in response to an email from caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), which asked lawmakers to...
  • Rep. Rangel calls tea party 'white crackers' (Where's the outrage?)

    08/03/2013 5:26:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2013 | Rick Moran
    I love how the words just casually roll off his tongue, as if he had been saying them all his life. Which he has. But there is no such thing as black racism, don't you know? Using a racial epithet to describe one's political opponents is accepted behavior. Or at least it must be because the only people saying anything about it are those on the right. But even at 83, dressed in a blue bow tie and crisp gray suit, Rangel is relentless toward those who he feels are slowing the forces of progress. House Republicans? Have done more...
  • Black Caucus members seek improvements to Voting Rights Act

    07/23/2013 4:04:50 AM PDT · by onyx · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/23/13 05:00 AM ET | By Mike Lillis
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are seeking to strengthen the Voting Rights Act by making it easier for judges to expand voter protections across the country in response to individual discrimination lawsuits.The effort goes beyond crafting a broad definition of which voters should get extra protection based on regional records of racial discrimination.The move is an indication that some Democrats are hoping to use last month’s Supreme Court decision scrapping the law’s Section 4 coverage formula as an opportunity to bolster other provisions of the landmark civil rights legislation that were left intact by the ruling.Specifically, the lawmakers...
  • African American Leaders Band Together to Oppose Senate Immigration Bill

    04/23/2013 5:46:17 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 34 replies
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | April 23, 2013 | African American Leadership Council
    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 --/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday morning, April 24 at 9am, the African American Leadership Council will host a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, to oppose the Senate Gang of Eight's 844-page plus, immigration bill. During the conference, the Council will call on the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), to protect black labor by opposing amnesty and halting efforts to double legal immigration levels, as required under the bill. Many black leaders have recognized the harm caused by large increases in immigration as the Senate bill entails. As the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights...
  • Former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation head: Immigration bill is ‘immoral’

    04/23/2013 5:55:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/23/2013 | Joel Gehrke
    While most Democrats have united behind the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal, a group of black pastors and leaders is trying to weaken support for the proposal in one key constituency, arguing that new Latino citizens would deprive black workers of jobs. “The Senate Gang of Eight’s immigration bill is not only impractical, but immoral,” Frank Morris, former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, said in a statement on the bill. “Increasing immigration levels through amnesty and new visa programs, particularly at the low-skilled level, will flood labor markets with millions more people, leading to higher unemployment, more...
  • Rep. Hank Johnson on NRA: ‘They Still Cannot Get Over’ That Obama Is ‘Black’

    01/16/2013 11:49:11 AM PST · by chessplayer · 101 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) opposed President Barack Obama's gun control plans because the group “still cannot get over” the fact that the president is “black.”
  • Congressional Black Caucus Discovers Entire English Language is a Racist Code Word

    11/23/2012 10:48:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 23, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Responding to Republican criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice for claiming that the Benghazi attack on the US mission and annex there had been caused by a photo of a stuffed teddy bear named Mohammed, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus and Chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on 40 Acres, an Obamaphone and a Mule denounced any attacks on Rice as “horridly and unspeakably racist.” While Fudge could not point to any single word that was racist, she insisted that every single word used to criticize Rice was a racist code word. “If the language is...
  • Michelle Obama to Congressional Black Caucus: "our journey is far, far from finished" Transcript

    09/24/2012 10:24:50 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9/22/12 | Lynn Sweet
    MRS. OBAMA: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to be here with all of you tonight. Thank you so much for having me. I want to start by thanking Congressman Cleaver and Shuanise Washington for their outstanding work and for their introduction. I also want to recognize your terrific CBC Foundation President and CEO, Elsie Scott. (Applause.) And of course, I want to congratulate this year's Phoenix Award winners -- Attorney General Holder, Congresswoman Brown, Mayor Gantt, and George Lucas. Thank you all for your outstanding contributions to our nation, and...
  • CBC Chairman Suggests Obama May Get a Pass From Black Community

    09/18/2012 5:09:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) suggested in an interview that black voters are more lenient when it comes to evaluating President Obama’s policies because he is also black. “Well, I’m supposed to say he doesn’t get a pass, but I’m not going to say that,” Cleaver said in an interview with The Root published Monday. “Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus I’ve got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment if we had a white president we’d be marching around the White House...SNIPCleaver supported then-senator Hillary Clinton...
  • Rep. Allen West's Chick-fil-A Treat Gnaws at Black Caucus

    08/07/2012 2:41:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Rep. Allen West's Chick-fil-A Treat Gnaws at Black Caucus By Amy Bingham | ABC OTUS News – 1 hr 13 mins ago Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have lunched on their fair share of fried chicken, but when the group's only Republican member, Rep. Allen West of Florida, brought Chick-fil-A for his turn to provide lunch, "every member" of the group was offended, caucus member Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., told the Huffington Post this week. West provided the now-controversial chicken sandwiches about six months ago, but Hastings' recollection of the delivery carries fresh potency in light of Chick-fil-A CEO...
  • Allen West: Black caucus, liberals judged Holder by color of his skin not content of his character

    07/01/2012 7:32:46 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/29/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Florida Republican Rep. Allen West said liberal Democrats in Congress — including many members of the Congressional Black Caucus — who walked out on the bipartisan votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress did so because Holder is black. “Today the Congressional Black Caucus and other liberal Members of Congress judged the Attorney General by the color of his skin, and not by the content of his character,” West said of their walkout in a Facebook post. “I am disappointed my colleagues would rather engage in a political stunt to distract the American...
  • Black Lawmakers Plot 'Walkout Strategy' During Holder Contempt Vote

    06/27/2012 3:43:48 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 135 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/27/2012
    The Congressional Black Caucus has called a members-only "emergency" meeting on Thursday to plot a "walkout strategy" ahead of the scheduled contempt vote of Attorney General Eric Holder later in the day. The plans, detailed in an email from the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus obtained by the Alley, include circulating a letter disapproving of the vote and having lawmakers walk out of the Capitol to hold a press conference during the roll call. The letter, a draft of which is being circulated for signatures, accuses the GOP leadership of "rushing recklessly to a contempt vote." The letter...
  • Arthur Davis, Former Black Caucus Member, Switches to GOP

    05/30/2012 10:29:51 AM PDT · by Justaham · 83 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/30/12 | Mike Flynn
    Arthur Davis was first elected to Congress from Alabama in 2002. The Harvard Law School grad was quickly tapped as a rising star among Democrats. He became a Senior Whip for the caucus, co-chair the New Democrat Coalition and even headed up the Southern region for the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee. His eight years in Congress showed him to be a thoughtful, independent and energetic member. Yesterday, he announced he is now a Republican.
  • American Socialists Release Names of 70 Congressional Democrats in Their Ranks

    05/06/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT · by Jumper · 25 replies
    The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus. This admission was recently posted on Scribd.com:
  • Obama Gave the Church Less Than One-Half Percent of $18 Million Income Over 12 Years

    04/19/2012 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 19, 2012 | Paul Stanley
    An analysis of 12 years of tax returns recently released by President Barack Obama from 2000 to 2011 shows that the First Family donated 1.4 percent or less of their income to charity until he began to run for the U.S. Senate in 2004, and gave only nominal amounts to the church except for substantial donations to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity Church of Christ in 2006 and 2007. The analysis performed by The Christian Post shows that from 2000 to 2011, the Obamas reported an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $18,677,610, of which they paid $5,794,492, or 31 percent,...
  • Hiding Behind Names

    04/16/2012 5:04:57 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 4.15.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    This week, Allen West made me proud. He had the intestinal fortitude to call the Congressional Progressive Caucus Communists. If the red shoe fits… Sh** Allen West Says http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qeu39p9ydHc The cries from the Democrats can be heard far and wide – calling West irresponsible for calling patriots Communists. Just one small problem – the Congressional Progressive Caucus was founded in 1991 by Bernie Sanders, who is an avowed Socialist and a Congressman from Vermont; Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the radical Washington DC based “think tank,” Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). Allen West Makes Claim about Democrats in Communist...
  • Black Lawmakers Introduce Trayvon Martin Resolution

    04/04/2012 10:43:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Seung Min Kim
    Several Congressional Black Caucus members have introduced a resolution that memorializes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of controversial gun laws that allow shooters to claim self-defense. The resolution states that the February shooting of Martin “sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice and compromises the integrity of the legal system.” It also says assailant George Zimmerman’s “unfounded assumptions and racial bias led to the use of deadly force.” Zimmerman’s family and lawyer have refuted claims that he shot Martin because he was black.
  • CBC wants Trayvon Martin's death investigated as potential hate crime

    03/19/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT · by redreno · 129 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | | 3/19/12 5:55 PM EDT | By KEVIN ROBILLARD
    The Congressional Black Caucus wants the Justice Department to investigate the shooting death of a 17-year-old, unarmed black Florida high school student as a potential hate crime. “This case compromises the integrity of our legal system and sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice,” Congressional Black Caucus Chair Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said in a statement. “Members of the Congressional Black Caucus stand together in the name of justice for Trayvon. As a nation we cannot, should not, and will not ignore, Trayvon’s brutal murder and the inconceivable fact that his killer remains free. Contrary to the flippant way this case...
  • Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’ (Is she still in charge of something?)

    12/09/2011 3:02:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/11 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’By Mike Lillis - 12/09/11 01:01 PM ET Republican "extremism" is the only thing stopping Congress from finalizing an extension of the payroll tax cut and getting out of town for the holidays, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Friday. The California Democrat hammered the tax package from House Republicans, warning that the addition of "poison pill" riders — particularly language expediting approval of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline — means the bill is dead on arrival. "Their proposal doesn't have a shot," Pelosi said during a brief press event in the...
  • Congressional Black Caucus will lead attacks on GOP nominee; let’s not forget who they are

    12/09/2011 8:25:35 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | DECEMBER 9TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    As trusted overseers on massa Democrats plantation cloaked in protective black skin, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will be taking the point in the most vicious attacks on our Republican candidates. Because the CBC can hide behind the media we won’t hear much about these people, but here’s a list of the corruption surrounding these people. Corrine Brown of Florida was fined for using her taxpayer paid for staff as workers in her travel agency. Her campaign finance chairman has alleged his signature was forged on financial reports. Georgia CBC member Sanford Bishop is being investigated for...
  • Sharpton Attacks Maxine Waters For Criticizing Obama: 'Hypocrite!'

    09/27/2011 4:26:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Are we witnessing a crack-up within the key demographic President Obama must count on to have any hope of re-election? Al Sharpton has come out firing at Maxine Waters and other black Dems for their criticism of President Obama's perceived indifference to black unemployment. Last month, long-time congresswoman Waters told the audience at a Congressional Black Caucus event that she and other black leaders were ready to attack President Obama as soon as African-Americans "tell us it's all right and you unleash us." On his MSNBC show last night, Sharpton accused those who spoke of "unleash us" of being "hypocrites."...
  • Maxine Waters: Republicans Eat Obama’s Food, Drink His Beer, Then ‘Try to Kill Him’

    09/22/2011 6:04:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/22/11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters offered some advice for President Barack Obama Thursday: It’s time to drop the Super Bowl parties and beer summits with the Republicans and stand up and fight them. Speaking at a Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference in Washington, the California Democrat said Obama’s “been very nice” in his negotiations with Republicans, but now he needs to fight harder. “He’s been on the other side of the aisle talking with people. He’s invited them up to the White House to have beer. He’s invited them to come and watch the Super Bowl games,” Waters said, as reported by...
  • CBC’s Cleaver Admits: If Obama Wasn’t President, Black Caucus ‘Would Be Marching on the White House’

    09/20/2011 9:33:02 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | Sept 20 2011 | Bryan Preston
    What’s the most obvious difference between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama? Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).“If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.” Rather than march...
  • CBC’s Emanuel Cleaver: We would be ‘marching on the White House’ if Obama weren’t president

    09/19/2011 12:53:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The members of the Congressional Black Caucus continue to be outraged at the “unconscionable” rate of unemployment among African-Americans — but they’re not employing the same tactics to force the president to pay attention to their complaints as they would ordinarily, CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) admitted in comments published today in The Miami Herald. As chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, [Cleaver] has been at odds with President Barack Obama over his administration’s response to the soaring unemployment rate in the African-American community.Nearing 17 percent, joblessness among blacks is at a three-decade high and almost twice the size of...
  • Black caucus head treads line between criticizing, supporting Obama

    09/18/2011 9:41:14 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 20 replies
    The San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | 09-18-11 | David Goldstein
    WASHINGTON — As the debate over jobs turns into the latest political tug-of-war, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri walks a careful but candid line. As chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, he has been at odds with President Barack Obama over his administration's response to the soaring unemployment rate in the African-American community. Nearing 17 percent, joblessness among blacks is at a three-decade high and almost twice the size of the overall unemployment rate. The black caucus wants the president to do more. But the group's efforts are freighted with political sensitivities, given Obama's unique role as the first African-American...
  • Cleaver (D-Mo.): If Obama wasn't president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’

    09/18/2011 2:29:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9-18-11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). "If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House," Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. "There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president." CBC members have expressed concern in recent months as the unemployment rate has...
  • Tea Party Express V: Black Activist Not Lynched!

    09/03/2011 12:03:16 PM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 8 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 09-03-2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Rep. Andre Carson, Congressional Black Caucus chief vote counter said some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree.” Despite members of the CBC attempting to rally the black and white guilt votes via despicable false charges of racism against the tea party which includes a ridiculous claim that the tea party wishes to see blacks lynched, the tea party continues to grow. We are winning! As a black tea party activist overwhelmingly...
  • How About a Black Self-responsibility Caucus?

    09/01/2011 5:39:15 PM PDT · by all the best · 10 replies
    A Voice of Sanity ^ | September 1, 2011 | Robert Ringer
    There is increasing evidence that the far left is becoming ever more panicked by the thought of tea-party motivated Republicans taking control of the executive branch and both houses of Congress in 2012. That would be just four years after the nation celebrated the anointment of the Manger Baby from the mean streets of Chicago. It all seemed so other-worldly and leg-tingling at the time — warmup performances by Stevie Wonder and Sheryl Crow, followed by the historic teleprompter speech, and all framed by those unforgettable Styrofoam Greek columns befitting the ascendancy of the Son of Saul. But a funny...
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show,Uniting the Races with Truth,Instead of Dividing Them with Lies

    08/17/2011 5:28:09 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 11 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | August 18, 2011 | abigail2
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  • Clyburn hopes to use supercommittee post to tackle growing wealth gap ("tithing")

    08/14/2011 5:30:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2011 | Mike Lillis
    A leading House Democrat is hoping to use his prestigious seat on the deficit-cutting supercommittee to close the growing gully that divides the rich and the poor in America. Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) said the recent debate over slashing spending and reducing deficits has all but ignored the toll those cuts could exact on lower income folks, particularly in minority communities. Clyburn – the third-ranking House Democrat and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – is vowing to use his perch on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to tackle the nation's enormous wealth gap. "In 1963,...