Education Secretary, Davis Speak on For-Profit Colleges

DeVry, Stayer, ITT Tech, University of Phoenix… gainful employment. Today Rep. Danny Davis held a forum today entitled Investing in Minority Communities. Davis was joined during one of the...

Lacy Clay: Subprime Loans, Foreclosure + Race

Rep. Lacy Clay Questions Wells Fargo CEO who doesn’t believe subprime loans were steered to black borrowers. In 2007, the New York Times ran an editorial Subprime in Black and White on...

Inside Job Wins Oscar, House GOP Moves to Kill Foreclosure Help

As House GOP moves this week to end foreclosure assistance… an Oscar is won. The documentary movie on the Wall Street bailout and how no one was thrown in jail for it — INSIDE JOB...

GOP Big Boys Huckabee + Christie Throw Weight Behind Michelle

Two big Republicans, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee support first lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to get kids to eat healthy.  Despite the...

Cleaver: “We Are Dangerously Cutting…”

Emanuel Cleaver on Meet the Press: “I think we’re dangerously cutting…” CBC Chair Cleaver said on Meet the Press this morning.  Meet the Press host David Gregory read part...

House GOP Moves to End Foreclosure Assistance

Just $840 million of the $29 BILLION set aside for foreclosure assistance has been spent… Next week, House Republicans led by House Financial Services Chair Spencer Bachus of Alabama, will...

$147,500 for No Work? Absent Esquires on Waters Case Get Paid

Taxpayers pay attorney $147,500 for doing no work? In these days of cost cutting an interesting fact remains at the House Ethics Committee: Two attorneys are being paid for doing no work.  With...

Education Sec + CBC = Discussion on Black Communities + Cash

Forum on Investing in Communities of Color: When: 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Where: The US Capitol Visitors Center Room 201. From the Department of Education press shop … “U.S....

FEB 27: Cleaver on MEET the PRESS Sunday

FEB 27 – CLEAVER on MEET THE PRESS. CBC Chair Emanuel Cleaver will be on Meet the Press with David Gregory this Sunday for the second time in two months.  Chair Cleaver has been critical of...

Rep. Broun Explains Away Question: “When is Someone Going to Shoot Obama”

The thing is, I know there’s a lot of frustration with this president. — Rep. Broun POLITICAL DISCOURSE? Shouldn’t it alarm a member of Congress, a month after one of their colleagues was...

Waters on GOP Cuts: $1B From Head Start, $1.3B from Health Care Cntrs

“Not enough to go around when it comes to economic development, education and health care, forgetting that a few weeks ago, they passed $80 billion in tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of...

NAACP Chief: $850 Billion Tax Deal Bad Idea, 99ers Need Help

CONYERS BUDGET CUT FORUM. Today at a budget forum held by Rep. John Conyers, NAACP Washington Director Hilary Shelton spoke on the budget.  He mentioned the $850 billion tax deal bill passed in...

Conyers Hosts Forum on CR Budget Cuts

AMERICA ON THE BRINK FORUM. Today, Rep. John Conyers is hosting a forum on the effects of the budget cuts in the continuing resolution passed by the House early last Saturday.  The cuts in the...

Gov. Scott Walker Punk’d: We’re Not Compromising. We Don’t Budge.

“He’s not one of us.” Can this conversation be verified? Difficult.  But Gov. Scott Walker’s office does confirm he was talking to someone who was not billionaire tea...