Elijah Cummings Has a Few Words for Chief of Secret Service

During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, ranking Democrat had a few things to say to Secret Service Chief Joe Clancy and none of those things were good.  The...

Durbin Says #LorettaLynch “Asked to Sit in the Back of the Bus” re Nomination

“This woman is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar,” said Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) on the Senate floor this morning regarding the delay in...

@LacyClayMO1 + @RepCleaver Offer Reward to Catch #Ferguson Cop Shooter

BREAKING. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), who represents St. Louis and Ferguson, Mo., and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), who represents Kansas City, are offering a reward for the capture of the individual...

John Lewis: Notes After #Selma50

By Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) This past weekend as I introduced President Barack Obama on the steps of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, I was overcome with powerful emotions. Of...

AG Eric Holder Statement on Shooting of Two #Ferguson Police

ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER STATEMENT ON THE OVERNIGHT SHOOTING OF TWO OFFICERS IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI   WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Thursday on the...

#Video: Edwards Announces for #MD #Senate

Rep. Donna Edwards announced she was running for the Senate today to fill the seat of retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski.

Holder Says Blacks Not Equally Treated by Police. Is That News?

Stop acting surprised.  Everything Michelle Alexander wrote about in 2010 in The New Jim Crow was re-stated yet again today by Attorney General Eric Holder.   The only question that should have...

The 15 Black Caucus Members Who Attended the #NetanyahuSpeech

Members of the Black Caucus who attended the joint session with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Reps. David Scott (D-GA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Alcee Hastings...

John Lewis: “The Speaker’s action is an affront to the President” #NetanyahuSpeech

Rep. John Lewis on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address                  Rep. John Lewis along with several of his colleagues spoke at a press conference in Washington today following Prime...

A Black U.S. Senator from Maryland? #Mikulski

Sen. Edwards, Sen. Cummings, Sen. Alsobrooks, Sen. Blake, Sen. Steele or Sen. Brown. With today’s announcement from Senator Barbara Mikuski (D-MD) that she will retire in 2016, there is a...

7 Other Members Who Aren’t @RepDavidScott @RepCorrineBrown Should Yell At #DHS

Drama. Yesterday during votes on whether or not to fund the Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) went after Rep. David Scott (D-GA) — who had voted with the...

Rep. Greg Meeks: Rudy Giuliani’s Bigotry is Familiar From Time as Mayor

New York Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY), who represents Queens, issued the following statement on comments made by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani last week at a GOP fundraising event. What...

Letter Signed by 21 Members: Postpone #Netanyahu Speech

Interesting press release from Rep. Keith Ellison’s office: Members of Congress Call on House Speaker John Boehner to Postpone Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress WASHINGTON –...