CBC-Obama Health Care Meeting at WH

WASHINGTON DC — We don’t know what went on, or whether it went on, but little birds tell us that at least five members of the CBC met with President Obama last night. The meeting was...

Construction for King Memorial Approved

Finally today Ken Salazar at the Department of the Interior approved construction for the King Memorial on the National Mall. Things had been held up but no more.

Youth PROMISE Act Markup

The most successful CBC bill in number of co-sponsors with 231, H.R. 1064, The Youth PROMISE Act, will be marked up in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime at 9:30 a.m in 2141 Rayburn....

CBC Meeting at WH at 5:30PM

President Obama will meet at The White House with members of the Tri Caucus at 5:30 p.m. today in the Roosevelt Room. The topic – surprise – will be health care. Which exact members the the CBC,...

Obama Goes To Dover AFB Late Wed

Pool report by Alex Leary of St. Petersburgh Times: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made a near-midnight trip late Wednesday to Dover Air Force Base, where the bodies of 18 U.S. personnel who...

Elijah: Let’s Not Get Amnesia…

More vintage video from the Gentleman from Baltimore, Maryland.

Rebrand of Public Option?

Will Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempt to completely rebrand the “public option” Thursday during the health care bill unveil? Elijah explains…

Public Option – Lieberman

WASHINGTON DC — Sheila Jackson Lee and John Conyers, along with former DC Del. Walter Fauntroy, held a hearing on the public option today. It was hard to know what to make of it. The more...

Deeds + Scott in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Candidate from Governor Creigh Deeds was hosted by Rep. Bobby Scott in Newport News on Sunday. On hand were Molly Ward, Mamye BaCote, Mamie Locke, Joe Whitaker, Gary West,...

Fmr Sen Edward Brooke + Gold Medal

WASHINGTON DC — Fmr. Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke will get the Congressional Gold Medal Wednesday in the Rotunda. Brooke was the first African American Senator to be elected by popular...

Burke Book Projects

The following is a list of the current book projects I’ve completed or currently working on. Frequently I get inquiries regarding my books so here is an update. Email me at...

Hate Crimes Signing Should Feature 4 of 42

WASHINGTON DC — THE CAPITOL — Thanks to Greg Nash we have this photo providing us with an image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Tammy Baldwin showing the...

YPA Week Update

Youth PROMISE Act week will be pushed back a few months for reasons that will be made clear later. H.R.1064: To provide for evidence-based and promising practices related to juvenile delinquency...

HOUSE Judiciary Dems = Fierce. SENATE Judiciary Dems = Weak?

Why is it that the Democrats on the House side on the Judiciary Committee are fierce and the Democrats on Senate Judiciary Committee are not? Looks like the Dems on the House side know they won...