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Obama's race problem is black and white -- and greenupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 13:19:00

Even as he charges into his re-election battle, President Barack Obama has a festering weakness on a flank that, by all accounts, ought to be rock solid: the one held by African-American Democrats. Their support for his programs, belief in his leadership and enthusiasm for another term is softening just as he needs it most.

Obama speaks to blacks' concernsupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 13:19:00

CNN's Dan Lothian reports on President Obama's outreach to African Americans and their concerns.

"Jobs for Justice" march rescheduled for October 15updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:48:00

A march on Washington originally scheduled to coincide with last month's opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, but postponed due to Hurricane Irene, now will take place on October 15, the Rev. Al Sharpton announced Wednesday.

Rangel raising funds for a legal defense trustupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 18:24:00

Saddled with legal fees and facing possible new allegations, Rep. Charles Rangel said Tuesday he has started raising funds for a trust to pay his legal expenses.

Rep. Waters' November 29 ethics trial will not be heldupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 16:48:00

A House ethics subcommittee trial originally scheduled for Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, on November 29 will not be held, according to an ethics committee statement released Friday.

Congressional black caucus withholds support for Pelosiupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 17:24:00

The Congressional Black Caucus has decided to withhold its approval for the House Democratic leadership team, denying Speaker Nancy Pelosi full support of the 42-member organization as she campaigns to remain leader.

House Black Caucus invites 2 new GOP African-Americans; one balksupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 19:52:00

The chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus said Tuesday that two African-American Republicans elected to Congress last week were welcome to join the group, but one of the new members-elect -- Tim Scott of South Carolina -- indicated he would decline.

People.com: Alex McCord: Salahis Ruined Real Housewives of DCupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 18:09:00

"Can we please pull the plug on them?" the New York star says of Michaele and Tareq Salahi

Obama urges black lawmakers to rally votersupdated: Sun Sep 19 2010 04:12:00

President Obama urged Congressional Black Caucus members to help rally their constituents and remind them that more work must be done to move the country forward.

Texas lawmaker admits mistake in scholarship scandalupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 09:12:00

A veteran House representative from Texas said she made a mistake when she awarded charitable scholarships to her family members instead of students in her district.

Rep. Johnson responds to accusationsupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 09:12:00

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson responds to accusations regarding charitable scholarships going to family members.

Report: U.S. representative gave charitable scholarships to relativesupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 06:38:00

A veteran House representative from Texas is under fire for awarding charitable scholarships associated with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to her family members and relatives of an aide.

Congressional relatives get scholarshipsupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 06:38:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper digs deeper into accusations of nepotism in charitable scholarship funding.

Ex-mayor injects race into primaryupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 17:43:00

Forty-two years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while promoting the importance of the content of one's character. Today, an African-American candidate who marched with King is hoping the voters in a Democratic primary race will look at the color of his skin.

Race brought into Tennessee primaryupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 17:43:00

CNN's Don Lemon reports the former mayor of Memphis has brought race into Tennessee's Congressional contest.

Rep. Levin tapped as acting Ways and Means chairmanupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 16:21:00

Rep. Sander Levin, D-Michigan, has been named acting chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, a committee spokesman said Thursday.

Rangel discusses futureupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 16:21:00

Rep. Charles Rangel says he will temporarily step down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Rangel temporarily steps down as House Ways and Means chairupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 09:22:00

Rep. Charlie Rangel temporarily stepped down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, a decision forced by a growing storm of ethics controversies threatening the longtime congressman.

CNNMoney: Black unemployment 'a serious problem'updated: Fri Dec 04 2009 15:17:00

While the overall unemployment rate for Americans fell in November, the jobless gap between African-Americans and all other races actually rose, continuing a disturbing trend that has many lawmakers up in arms.

CNNMoney: Stimulus: House and Senate vote Fridayupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 21:01:00

The Senate plans to vote on the $789 billion compromise stimulus late Friday after an all day debate, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday from the chamber floor.

Commentary: Black Americans should be masters of our fateupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 09:35:00

I was truly honored to participate in the CNN documentary "Black in America."

Mukasey wants police support to prevent prisoner releasesupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 09:26:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Monday urged police officers to join his effort to push Congress to prevent what he fears will be a dumping of thousands of violent criminal offenders on the streets of U.S. cities in coming weeks.

Dobbs: Does Congress really need a Swaziland caucus?updated: Tue Jun 05 2007 13:30:00

American society is increasingly polarized, our politics ever more fractious, and I believe most of us are figuring out that we spend far too much time and energy dwelling on our differences rather than embracing the similarities and commonalities that unite us as Americans.

Rep. Jefferson loses Democratic caucus voteupdated: Thu Jun 15 2006 19:19:00

With members of the Congressional Black Caucus crying double standard, House Democrats met behind closed doors Thursday and voted to strip Rep. William Jefferson of his seat on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rice: Disaster shows 'ugly way' race, poverty collideupdated: Tue Sep 13 2005 07:53:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the people who were stranded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina are evidence that race and poverty can still come together "in a very ugly way" in parts of the "Old South."

NAACP chief Mfume resignsupdated: Tue Nov 30 2004 17:19:00

Kweisi Mfume, the president and chief executive officer of the NAACP for the past nine years, resigned Tuesday, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.

Nader's running mate?updated: Mon Jun 21 2004 07:22:00

Finally, the day we've all been waiting for. At 1 p.m. ET Monday, we'll learn his choice for vice president.

Fans cheer Michael Jackson in second day on Capitol Hillupdated: Wed Mar 31 2004 15:44:00

A crowd of shrieking fans followed embattled pop star Michael Jackson out of a Capitol Hill office building Wednesday after he met with lawmakers to discuss lending his celebrity to the fight against AIDS in Africa.

Fortune: IT'S THE CENTER, STUPIDupdated: Mon Jul 12 1993 00:01:00

Bill Clinton campaigned and won as a New Democrat, launched his presidency as an unapologetic liberal, and is now rushing to the center for political survival. Gone are civil rights activist Lani G...

Fortune: The spanking of a President, criminal twins, the latest threat to baseball, and other matters. A PC MUGGINGupdated: Mon Oct 19 1992 00:01:00

The reference in our headline is to political correctness (not personal computers), and the principal PC mugger in this case turns out to be Bernadine P. Healy, director of the National Institutes ...

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