Barack Obama don’t say much these days. He’s too busy chilling with Michelle, going on vacation, and trying to figure out how we voted in a reality star who rose to fame by telling folks—you’re fired. Over the last two years, Donald Trump has turned the White House into a real-life version of The Apprentice. […]
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted 420-0 in favor of making […]
President Donald Trump called on Monday for spending more U.S. taxpayer money on the military and a U.S.-Mexico border wall, while overhauling social safety-net programs in a budget plan likely to die in Congress but live on in his 2020 re-election campaign. Like past presidential budget proposals, Trump’s plan was highly unlikely to become law. […]
Several Democratic presidential candidates are embracing reparations for the descendants of slaves — but not in the traditional sense. Over the past week, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro spoke of the need for the U.S. government to reckon with and make […]
President Donald Trump’s planned “great, great wall” began morphing into a physical barrier and an array of high-tech gadgets in congressional talks launched on Wednesday to forge a compromise on security at the U.S. border with Mexico. Although there were no guarantees a deal could be reached by a Feb. 15 deadline, lawmakers on both […]
The incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee this week said that when the new Congress is seated in January, Democrats plan to scrutinize whether President Trump abused his authority by taking adverse action against retail giant Amazon and two of his bitter left-leaning media rivals: CNN and The Washington Post. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., […]
Democrats said the Philadelphia region would play a key role in their campaign to win control of the U.S. House — and they were right. In the most-anticipated midterm election in recent history, Democrats gained four seats in the area. Women made up the majority of those winners. Analysts on both sides of the aisle […]
Democrats continue to hold a double-digit lead over Republicans in a generic congressional ballot among likely voters, according to a new CNN Poll. The party’s 55 percent to 42 percent advantage in the new poll mirrors their lead in early October and is about the same as the 10-point edge they held just after Labor […]
Senate Democrats plan to hold a marathon 24-hour session leading up to the vote of Education Secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos.
African-American voters expect their presidential candidate to at least talk about the issues that face our community. Unfortunately, we are not hearing much from Democratic presidential candidates, and absolutely nothing of substance from the Republican candidates. If the African-American vote is so precious and sought after, why aren’t presidential candidates using these issues as an opportunity to connect with […]
In an episode of POLITICO's "Off Message" podcast, President Barack Obama speaks extensively about the additional challenges that Hillary Clinton faces as a female candidate and his frustration with the Republicans' angry, warmongering rhetoric.
Should the Black Lives Matter movement host/sponsor a presidential debate/forum to see where candidates stand on our issues?