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Congressional Black Caucus chair Marcia Fudge is unabashedly holding Rep. Paul Ryan’s feet to the fire. It’s a welcomed move by a formidable leader on Capitol…

Rep. Elijah Cummings, always a gracious legislator, declined to say whether he felt disrespected after Republican Rep. Darrell Issa rudely turned off Cummings’ microphone during…

You may not know Chaka Fattah but you should. Fattah has helped more than 25 million individuals through programs and initiatives he has created since…

The Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to slash food stamps for 850,000 households across the nation, resulting in an average $90 per month loss in…

To high acclaim, President Barack Obama renewed the White House Initiative on Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 2010. The initiative proposed nearly $100…

VIA WOLDCNEWS.com Senate leaders announced today that they have reached a deal to end the government shutdown in time to avoid a possible U.S. default. Details on the agreement that was formally announced on the senate floor at noon today are scant but CNN reports that the government could open as soon as midnight if […]

Senior advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, talks with the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the inception of the Affordable Care Act. — TOM…

  Sequestration will impact Virginia the most because of our defense and federal employees working and living in Northern Virginia.   From Kevin Hall, United States Senate:   WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today highlighted a new economic analysis revealing that Virginia would be hurt more than almost any other state from […]

A recent poll taken by the group Public Policy Polling found that folks across the country actually like cockroaches — among other disturbing things — more…

    The United States 112th Congress is on holiday break for at least a few days. Members in the Senate and House of Representatives will return to discuss the nation’s looming debt and how to fix it. Will both sides agree to allowing some of the Bush-era tax cuts to expire by the end of […]

Jacskon disappeared mysteriously in mid-June. After much media speculation and Congressional pressure, his representatives announced that Jackson was undergoing treatment for depression. He has been…

President Barack Obama will kick-off a two-day tour in Virginia starting this Friday. The president will attend several grassroots events over the weekend. He will urge Congress to prevent tax increases on the 98% of families who earn under $250,000 a year. President Obama believes our economy grows from the middle out and not from […]