President Obama to Sign Cocaine Disparity Bill TUESDAY

TUESDAY: COCAINE DISPARITY SIGNING CEREMONY. Usually the President quietly signs 5 or so bills into law late on a Friday to zero fanfare.  I figured he’d do the same with the crack cocaine...

Zero Support: Obama Rangel at “End of Career”

PREZ CALLS RANGEL SAGA “VERY TROUBLING.” I wasn’t expecting Pres. Obama to get out pom poms and jump in the air but damn.  In an interview with CBS News, President Obama gives...

Ethics: Two Black Lawmakers on Trial?

Rep. Charlie Rangel Waters GET READY FOR TWO BLACK LAWMAKERS ON ETHICS TRIAL! Want to hear of a late BREAKING PR disaster for the Congressional Black Caucus? Listen to this one: Rep. Maxine...

CBC Meets with Rangel

CBC + RANGEL MEET TONIGHT. The United States House of Representatives is out of session until September 14. That is 45 days from now. Tonight during the last set of votes before the August break,...

Ladies + Gentleman, Rep. Anthony Weiner

Rep. Anthony Weiner is often a media whore.  But in this moment he has a point…

Black Farmers: CBC Letter to President Obama

CBC SENDS LETTER TO PRESIDENT re BLACK FARMERS. And this is why, with only 16 days left in the session, House Oversight Chairman Ed Towns should call Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom...

Rangel Ethics Panel: REPRIMAND

REPRIMAND. Just found out something quite interesting. The investigative subcommittee, according to one of the members, Rep. Gene Green, who was on it, was going to recommend a REPRIMAND of...

16 Days Left in House Session

SIXTEEN DAYS IS REALLY TWELVE • The House has only 16 days left of session before the 111th Congress is set to adjourn on October 8. In the next sixteen days, the House Ethics Committee has to...

Brace for Maxine Ethics Decision

REP. MAXINE WATERS. Last night, Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Charlie Rangel spent most of their time during votes in the cloak room talking.  The day before they were huddled in the back of the...

Rangel Has No Deal

8:04 p.m. Senate side, U.S. Capitol. No deal. No deal. No deal. Rep. Charlie Rangel does not want to make a deal. On the House side, in the basement, members of the full House Ethics Committee...

BOYD: The President Needs to Get Up Here…

…on the issue of black farmers. Yesterday, National Black Farmers Assoc. President John Boyd had a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  Reid told Boyd that the money for the...

Charlie Asks for No Speaking Time

CHARLIE RANGEL NOT TO SPEAK? At today’s Ethics Committee “trial” organizational meeting, Rep. Charlie Rangel has not yet decided to ask for any speaking time.  The session,...

$59B Spent: House Votes 308-114 for Wars

148 Democrats voted FOR spending more money on combat operations to fund two wars. 102 Democrats voted AGAINST spending more cash on war combat operations for two wars. ANOTHER $59 BILLION SPENT....

1:18 Crack Cocaine Disparity Bill Set to PASS House TODAY

S. 1789 SET TO PASS HOUSE TODAY. Today should be the day the House passes legislation to close the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine. Back on March 17, the Senate passed their...