Will Obama Listen to CBC Debt Commission + Push Policy?

CBC DARES TO “DREAM” WITH DEBT COMMISSION. The CBC’s new Debt Commission Friday see here on c-span was thorough, detailed and comprehensive. It gave focus on may economic...

Ethics Board Same, Watt Case Lingers

OCE BOARD THE SAME. Office of Congressional Ethics lead counsel Leo Wise is long gone.  He may have concluded his job was in the balance along with the Office of Congressional Ethics itself after...

CBC Press Operation Busy + Much Improved

CLEAVER, DISPLAYS FASTER, BETTER PRESS OPERATION. The CBC has had years of bad press. From Eric Lipton in the New York Times to bad press rising from ethics investigations (many of which resulted...

Conyers C-SPAN Clip

2min 23 secs - C-SPAN has been doing a series of oral histories and they recently interviewed the most senior member of the CBC, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan.

West Talks Tea to 400 @ Town Hall

WEST TOWN TEA: Rep. Allen West, the only current member of Congress to meet with both Democrats and Republicans, held his first town hall since becoming a member of Congress.  During the event he...

TODAY! CBC Budget Commission/Fiscal Crisis Event

TODAY the CBC will hold their first ever Commission on the Budget Deficit, Economic Crisis, and Wealth Creation WHEN: Friday, JANUARY 28, 2011, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm WHAT: The CBC’s first-ever...

Cleaver: We Will Protect Poor Regarding Budget Cuts

CBC Chair Emanuel Cleaver: “We’re bringing in experts to analyze the President’s debt commission.”  CBC Chair Cleaver makes the point that the Congressional Black Caucus...

Video: Tim Scott “Keep the Dream Alive”

GOP Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina makes a brief comment after the State of the Union address last night.

State of the Union Pixs: Scott + Cantor

REP. BOBBY SCOTT + GOP ML ERIC CANTOR (go Virginia!): A bipartisan State of the Union was seen last night as members embraced the idea of bipartisan seating as put fourth by the group Third Way...

State of the Union… Jeane Schmidt Whispers to Prez?

BIPARTISAN STATE of the UNION. It was a very interesting, if frivolous, scene at last night’s State of the Union.  For the first time in many years, members members of the House and Senate...

West: Ellison Represents “Antithesis” of Country’s Principles

UPDATE: West told me this morning he was expressing concern with a speech Rep. Ellison gave to CARE. West assert CARE has had ties to questionable organizations.  Also note: The interview in...

FRIDAY: CBC Event on Budget + Economic Crisis

WHEN: Friday, JANUARY 28, 2011, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm WHAT: The CBC’s first-ever Commission on the Budget Deficit, Economic Crisis, and Wealth Creation WHERE: Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon...