Stat of the Year: 27 Year High for Black Unemployment, 16.7%

Tonight on WPFW FM 89.3 (Washington DC) at 6:30 pm we will do an end of the year wrap show.  What was the biggest story of the year?  Probably the killing by President Obama and SEAL Team 6 of...

Kucinich to Run Against Kaptur, Not Marcia Fudge

In what will clearly be one of the oddest and toughest choices primary voters will have to make next year, Rep. Dennis Kucinich will run against the most senior female in the U.S. House, well...

7PM on the Radio! WHUR 96.3 Washington DC

I’ll be on the Daily Drum tonight talking about the top stories of 2011.  You can listen live at 96.3 FM in Washington DC or click here http://www.whur.com/  I’ll be on with Harold...

Pres. Obama Job Approval # Spikes After House GOP Fiasco

Obama enjoys highest approval rating since July 2011 –> A week after the House GOP decided it might not be a good idea after all to raise taxes on 160 million people we see a spike in...

$1,500 Each for Bank of America/Countrywide Victims?

Bank of America/Countrywide Ripoff? A wise person reminds me of the math regarding last week’s Bank of America/Countrywide settlement announced by the Department of Justice: 200,000...

CBC Community Block Grant Cuts: % Member

Even though there is some confusion regarding the GA delegation’s numbers the percentages reflect the cuts to Community Development Block Grants for 2012.  Note that NY is particularly...

Prediction: Jesse Jr Will Win

Yes this race is on everyone’s “race to watch” and yes Jesse Jr has been “dogged by troubles… whatever.  Here is a prediction for March 2o: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr,...

60 Day Payroll/UI Clock Ticks… Congress Has January Off

Even though — after much drama — there was a 60 day extension agreed to regarding the payroll tax and unemployment benefits, Congress doesn’t come back into session until...

House GOP Set to Toss Unemployment Benefits + Payroll Tax Into Limbo

It all expires on December 31. America your 9% approval Congress is at it again. No straight up and down vote on the Senate compromise (why: Because it would pass).  No matter what you hear this...

Allen West, Weapon of Mass Distraction? A Clip Reel

Alan Grayson… Joe Walsh… Allen West… There are 14 million people unemployed and 50 million in poverty.  Go back to watching Snooki… and reading about the latest Nazi...

9% Congress Set to Vote Down Jobless Benefits/Payroll Tax Tonight

Yes American your Congress, sporting the lowest approval ratings in history at 9%, will be back in session tonight.  Will they vote to extend unemployment benefits and the payroll tax to...

Leaders of 9% Congress Work to Make Sure Approval # Gets Lower

9% Congress Works Hard to Make it 8%. You would think that if you were the leader of a legislative body with the lowest approval numbers in that institution’s history you would be dying to...

House Ds: 3.3 Million Would Lose Jobless Benefits Under GOP Bill

Ways and Means Dems under Rep. Sander Levin posted a list this week of the number of people they claim would lose unemployment benefits under the GOP plan that could be passed next week.  The...

Conyers to West on Nazi Comment: Please

Joseph Goebbels? Yes America, we have 49 million below the poverty line, 2.3 million locked up, 14 million out of work and 15 trillion dollar debt. What is your Congress focused on? Comparing...