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  • Congressional Black Caucus 3 20 2010 (racial slur hoax debunked)

    03/21/2010 7:44:00 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 117 replies · 4,830+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3/20/10 | maroonedinmarin
    Since this video was first posted. John Lewis and the Congressional Black Caucus have claimed they were called racial slurs by Tea Party members opposed to Obamacare. As you can see in this video,...
  • Congressional Black Caucus : Hey, why is Obama ignoring us ?

    03/12/2010 12:39:18 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 36 replies · 651+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 12, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    In some ways, one can sympathize with the Congressional Black Caucus. When America elected its first African-American President, they assumed that they would have unprecedented access to the White House and more influence on policy than ever before. After fourteen months, though, they’re disgruntled enough to start talking to the Washington Post about being taken for granted: A year ago, members of the Congressional Black Caucus openly wept at Barack Obama’s inauguration. Slowly, that euphoria has given way to frustration that his administration has not done more for black America. Questions about how to elect him have been replaced by...
  • Radioactive Rangel on the brink of exit

    03/03/2010 3:28:41 AM PST · by Scanian · 2 replies · 376+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 3, 2010 | S.A. MILLER
    WASHINGTON -- Embattled Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel will likely give up his chairmanship of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee after he began hemorrhaging support from fellow Democrats, sources said last night. Rangel, who is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, was believed to be brokering a deal to temporarily give up the reins of the tax-writing committee ahead of a vote this week to strip him of the chairmanship, sources said. Five days after the House ethics panel admonished Rangel for breaking House gift-ban rules by taking corporate-sponsored Caribbean junkets in 2007 and 2008, calls for him...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Objects to Rangel’s Removal

    03/02/2010 8:45:52 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 60 replies · 1,588+ views
    Human Events ^ | March.2, 2010 | Connie Hair
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is facing a new conundrum as the swell of voices calling for the removal of House Ways & Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) begins to build. Sources on the Hill tell HUMAN EVENTS that the latest problem involves the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and their objection to Rangel’s ouster as the first member of their caucus to hold the chairmanship of the very powerful tax writing committee. To complicate matters, one source says the CBC is pressuring Pelosi to give the slot to another CBC member, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). The main problem with that...
  • NY Post Page Six: "Just Asking" (Dems visiting Fidel on the sly?)

    03/01/2010 5:17:03 AM PST · by The G Man · 34 replies · 1,667+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/1/2010 | Richard Johnson
    WHICH members of Congress make regular, secret visits to Cuba as guests of Fidel Castro, flying in from nearby islands? Their passports aren't stamped, so no one's the wiser.
  • NBC Chastised by Congressional Black Caucus Members for Lack of Diversity

    02/26/2010 2:37:51 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 844+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | Feb. 26, 2010 | Seton Motley
    MSNBC hosts Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and the egregiously stentorian and officious Keith Olbermann have made their warped interpretation of the conservative and TEA Party movements as racist a staple of their oft-ridiculed and rarely watched television programs. These three (and other MSNBC hosts) have engaged in this slander with regularity and fervor. Reporting on an August 18, 2009 Arizona TEA Party, white host Contessa Brewer fretted "there are questions about whether this has racial overtones....(with) white people showing up with guns" (Arizona is an open-carry state). The only problem was, one of the men they showed packing was black,...
  • Democrats Racist Roots Exposed: Harry Reid of Nevada said of Obama "light skinned" with no ...

    01/09/2010 10:29:26 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies · 957+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 09, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid privately described then-candidate Barack Obama during the presidential campaign as a black candidate who could be successful thanks in part to his “light-skinned” appearance and speaking patterns "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." In a stunning and disgusting show of blatant racism, elitist and white supremacist Harry Reid has been exposed in a new blockbuster book. I didn't know people actually spoke this way. But it's hardly surprising: the Democrats were the party of slavery, KKK Exalted cyclops Robert Byrd, and anti-civil rights until they figured out how to make African...
  • Black Caucus (CBC) tells Obama you've done too little for African-Americans

    12/03/2009 7:02:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 876+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/2/09 | Silla Brush
    Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration for not doing enough to help African-Americans through the bleak economy. Soon after withholding their votes on a wide-ranging financial services bill, 10 CBC members said they are pressuring the White House to do more. The House Financial Services Committee voted 31-27 in favor of the bill, but the lawmakers’ boycott came on a major financial measure the administration wants to see Congress pass this month. “We have not been forceful enough in our efforts to protect the most vulnerable of our population,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who...
  • Black Caucus, White House Rift Widens

    12/02/2009 10:55:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 900+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 2, 2009 | Damian Paletta
    WASHINGTON -- The rift over economic policy between the Obama administration and the Congressional Black Caucus appeared to widen on Wednesday, when a meeting between several lawmakers and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ended without an agreement and the lawmakers refused to attend a morning committee vote to overhaul financial rules. The group's effort to block a vote on the financial regulations could have derailed a major White House priority. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D., Mass.) narrowly managed to pass the bill without the panel's 10 Congressional Black Caucus members. Mr. Frank said he spoke...
  • UPDATED II: Walter Myers: Spy For Castro, Obama Campaign Donor

    06/05/2009 9:47:09 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 1,235+ views
    dequalss ^ | June 5, 2009 | N/a
    When I heard this on the radio on the drive home the first thing I thought was, I’ll bet they’re democrats (socialist) and huge Obama supporters. Walter Kendall Myers, 72, aided by his wife Gwendolyn Myers, 71, used his Top Secret security clearance to pass on classified information to the Cuban government and at one point met with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, according to court documents. The two were charged with conspiracy to act as illegal agents of the Cuban government and to communicate classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said. They were also charged with wire fraud and...
  • The Support of Corruption by The Congressional Black Caucus

    10/08/2009 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 470+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-09 | Curt
    First there was a resolution to take a privilege away from a member of Congress due to his corrupt behavior: House Members Wednesday will have to cast a recorded vote on whether it is acceptable for Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) to evade federal taxes for over a decade, and yet pay none of the penalties and interest charges that the IRS piles on the average American taxpayer for far less serious offenses. House Republican Conference Secretary John Carter (R-TX) this morning is introducing a Privileged Resolution calling for Rangel to be removed as Chairman of the committee...
  • Obama Addresses Hitler Reference on Health Debate at Black Caucus Conference

    09/26/2009 9:00:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 52 replies · 2,029+ views
    FoxNews ^ | September 26, 2009
    Obama Addresses Hitler Reference on Health Debate at Black Caucus Conference Obama's remarks about Nazi leader Adolf Hitler referred to signs some people have waved outside of often testy town hall meetings around the country this summer where lawmakers discussed changing health care. Saturday, September 26, 2009 President Obama delivers his remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Phoenix Awards dinner. WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Saturday resumed his push to overhaul the health care system, telling a Congressional Black Caucus conference that there comes a time when "the cup of endurance runs over." "We have been waiting for...
  • Was Joe Wilson censured because he's white?

    09/26/2009 11:40:42 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 833+ views
    Have you seen this article For the Black Caucus, New Power and an Urgency in Using It? Seems to me like that's exactly what the WaPo came dangerously close to admitting to.
  • Steve Cohen praised at conference on slavery reparations (Memphis, TN District 9)

    09/25/2009 10:10:50 PM PDT · by zipper · 27 replies · 1,148+ views
    The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) | Sept 25, 2009 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- Reparation for the legacy of slavery and peonage may not come in the form of a check, but it must come, speakers said Friday at a forum sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation....Others said the apology for slavery that the House passed last year and the Senate passed this year were good first steps, and singled out U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., who was on Friday's panel, for authoring the House resolution... [snip]
  • POTUS UNDER FIRE ! Black and Progressive Caucuses Say "No Public Option No Bill"

    09/03/2009 5:50:06 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 891+ views
    Is there a civil war brewing in the Democratic Party? Two of President Obama's most supportive Caucuses sent the POTUS threatening letters today. Upset with the word that the President was backing away from the Obamacare Public option, both The Congressional Black Caucus and the Progressive Caucus both sent the President letters saying the "backing away" better be nothing but a false rumor. Oh and they don't a place holding, in name only public option, the word they use is robust. There are also reports of a compromise plan in the Senate where the public option would be triggered if...
  • Black Caucus Attacks Blue Dogs Over Health Care

    07/24/2009 12:40:02 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 11 replies · 961+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 24, 2009 | Don Irvine
    The Congressional Black Caucus has joined other liberal Democrats and left wing groups by launching their own attacks against fellow Democrats who have expressed concern over the cost of Obama's national health care proposal. From the Politico The Congressional Black Caucus is blasting away at Blue Dog Democrats and other fiscal conservatives in their own party for making "spurious" claims about the high cost of the House health reform plan, POLITICO has learned. The issue isn't about race, aides tell me. It's about the CBC, which represents some of the most progressive members in the House, wanting to have a...
  • What’s the Congressional Black Caucus Smoking?

    06/26/2009 11:31:19 AM PDT · by The D.C. Writeup · 32 replies · 1,062+ views
    The D.C. Writeup ^ | 6/26/09 | Kevin W. Tschirhart
    On Monday, President Barack Obama signed into law the nation’s strongest ever anti-smoking law. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act will ban flavored forms of tobacco — with the exception of menthol-flavored cigarettes. Now, some observers are asking whether the Congressional Black Caucus’s close ties to the cigarette industry may have played a role in the menthol exemption. Menthol-flavored cigarettes are by far the most popular form of flavored tobacco in the United States. Menthol cigarettes account for some 30 percent of the U.S. cigarette market and are preferred by almost 75 percent of black smokers.
  • ..."Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy 25th Anniversary of the Sentencing Reform Act"

    06/24/2009 4:37:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 387+ views
    US DOJ.gov/ag - Speech ^ | June 24, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Attorney General Holder’s Remarks for the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and Congressional Black Caucus Symposium “Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy 25th Anniversary of the Sentencing Reform Act” Washington, D.C. Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Congressman Conyers, thank you for your kind introduction. It is my pleasure to join this esteemed group of federal judges, academics, sentencing practitioners, advocates, and Members of Congress. The Congressional Black Caucus and Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice deserve enormous credit for hosting this important and timely event. The CBC has...
  • Democrats Seek Partisan Bailout For Their Media Propaganda Outlets

    05/22/2009 9:49:28 AM PDT · by Michael Eden · 5 replies · 357+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | May 22, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Could you imagine Democrats rushing to his rescue if Rush Limbaugh needed a bailout? Even if he was a black man (Alan Keyes), or Asian (Michelle Malkin), or Hispanic (Linda Chavez)? Would a conservative minority broadcaster get a helping hand from Democrats if his or her station were failing? How naive do you have to be to say "sure, they would." Democrats seek financial rescue of minority-owned broadcastersBy Silla Brush Posted: 05/19/09 High-ranking House Democrats are urging the Treasury Department to prop up minority-owned broadcasters suffering from a lack of capital and lost advertising revenue amid the economic slump. House...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Congress and ACORN - Corruption at the highest level

    05/18/2009 2:07:11 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 17 replies · 979+ views
    Portland Civil Rights Examiner ^ | May 18, 2009 | Dianna Kotter
    In the recent past, this column has looked in some detail at ACORN Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. This corrupt organization which is a favorite of Democrats has spread its web of deceit and graft far into the depths of congress. ACORN’s most solid backers lay within the Congressional Black Caucus. This group of people in congress is exclusively black and democrat and they have a specific agenda. Keeping the black community poor and dependent on government while they publically state they are out to change people’s lives for the better. Better if you define that as creating...