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  • EXCLUSIVE: DWS IT Guy Was Banned From House After Trying To Hide Secret Server

    09/13/2017 6:02:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-13-17 | Luke Roziak
    A secret server is behind the Capitol Police’s decision to ban a former IT aide to Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the House network. Now-indicted former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server. Police grew suspicious and requested a copy of the server early this year, but they were provided with an elaborate falsified image designed to hide the massive violations. The falsified image is what ultimately triggered their ban from the House network Feb. 2, according to a senior House official with direct knowledge of the investigation. The secret server was connected...
  • Trump Impeachment Could Be Demanded By Powerful Black Caucus After Meeting Next Week

    09/07/2017 3:36:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 7, 2017 | Jason Le Miere
    The Congressional Black Caucus will hold a meeting next week to discuss whether to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Following Trump’s response to deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month, the CBC chairman, Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, said the 49-member caucus would have a discussion on Trump’s possible impeachment when Congress reconvened after the August recess. Those talks will take place next Wednesday, a CBC staffer confirmed to Newsweek on Thursday. While it was initially anticipated that the discussions would happen at this week’s meeting, relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey and...
  • Black caucus has had it with Trump, plans to discuss impeachment

    08/21/2017 7:11:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | August 21, 2017 | William Douglas, McClatchy
    The Congressional Black Caucus, a formidable bloc of lawmakers with a big say in the fate of President Donald Trump and his legislation, Monday sent him a terse, clear message: We don't think you understand us at all. The caucus' chairman Monday urged cancellation of next month's highly anticipated meeting between White House officials and leaders of the nation's historically black colleges. And he plans to have the 49-member caucus meet when Congress returns in two weeks to discuss whether to back Democratic-led efforts to impeach Trump. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., the caucus chairman, said the president's remarks after the...
  • Maxine Waters Won’t Rule Out All-Black Party

    08/07/2017 2:20:19 PM PDT · by detective · 92 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/07/2017 | Amber Athey
    California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters wouldn’t rule out the concept of an all-black political party when asked about it on Monday.
  • Maxine Waters, the rock star, shines at black women's event

    08/06/2017 8:33:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2017 | Mesfin Fekadu
    Fiery Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters was welcomed like a contemporary rock star when she entered the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards, as the audience screamed loudly and gave her the night's rowdiest and wildest applause. [Snip] "I want you to know, if it was not for the love and respect shown to me by black women, those right-wing ultra conservatives ... they would have me believe I'm too black, I'm too confrontational, I'm too tough, and I'm too disrespectful of them," she said. "But now I know I'm simply a strong, black woman."
  • Maxine Waters "I'm Taking the Gloves Off"

    07/08/2017 4:45:01 PM PDT · by CarolAnn · 133 replies
    The Hill ^ | Julia Manchester
    thehill.com Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has decided to take “the gloves off” to encourage others to see President Trump's the way she does, the House Democrat said in a New York Times profile published on Friday. “Trump was just so outrageous, so disrespectful, such a bully and dangerous for this country, I decided, ‘You know what? I’m taking the gloves off and I’m going to step out,’” Waters told the Times, explaining her bombastic rhetoric toward the president. She has called for his impeachment.
  • Auntie's Off Her Meds Again-Democrat Leader Maxine Waters Wants President Trump Impeached AND Exiled

    06/30/2017 5:46:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 30, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    When impeachment is not enough.,, Democrat leader Auntie Maxine wants Trump impeached because he posts mean tweets. But that's not all. Waters wants President Trump impeached and then exiled! Women are outraged and fed up with this President. Impeachment isn't enough.Should we explore exile? — Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) June 29, 2017 Oh, Auntie!
  • TBOS10: Diamond and Silk, The CBC and The Bowl....

    06/27/2017 5:13:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | June 26, 2017 | Diamond and Silk
    TBOS10: Diamond and Silk, The CBC and The Bowl....
  • Black Caucus rejects Trump invitation for WH meeting

    06/21/2017 4:33:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2017 | John Bowden
    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Wednesday rejected President Trump's invitation for the 49-member group to join him at the White House for a meeting, citing his unresponsiveness on previous attempts at policy engagement as proof that Trump isn't interested in working with the members beyond a photo op.
  • Corrine Brown found guilty of 18 of 22 federal charges

    05/11/2017 11:42:01 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 89 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | Lynnsey Gardner
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former U.S. Rep Corrine Brown has been found guilty of 18 of the 22 federal charges she was facing in her corruption trial. She has been convicted of conspiracy, five counts of mail fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, one count of scheme to conceal material facts, one count of obstruction of IRS laws and three tax fraud charges.
  • CBC Hosts Twitter Town Hall on Trump 100 Days

    05/05/2017 9:02:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Afro American ^ | May 5, 2017 | Staff
    On May 2, the Congressional Black Caucus hosted their Twitter Town Hall and Tweetstorm, with a focus on the first 100 days of the Donald Trump administration. The Tweetstorm invited questions, answers, opinions, suggestions and observations about the White House and other issues of note, which had to be accompanied by the hashtag: #Stay Woke Some of the topics were education, police, Pell grants, scholarships, money, immigration, jobs, and the government. U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted the question: “Trump keeps talking about job creation-but I haven’t seen much effort on his part. What’s he been up to instead?”...
  • Waters Claims She’s Never Called for Trump’s Impeachment Hours After Tweeting She Wanted [tr]

    04/18/2017 12:47:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 18, 2017 | David Rutz
    Waters said there were questions about whether Trump and the Russian government colluded to defeat Hillary Clinton, but as she listed her accusations against various members of Trump's Cabinet, Melvin tried to cut in. "You have enough information that leads us to, I think, a credible investigation to find out whether or not there was collusion, and whether or not an oil deal is involved in all of this," Waters said. "You just started that by saying, ‘The question becomes,'" Melvin said. "Should we wait to call for impeachment until we have the answers to that question or some of...
  • CBC: Trump has potential, still exhibits racist tendencies

    03/23/2017 7:06:53 PM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus emerged from a meeting Wednesday at the White House to say they found some areas of agreement with President Trump on helping minority communities but still are not convinced he’s not a racist. CBC Chairman Cedrick L. Richmond said that many of their constituents urged them to not attend the meeting because of their hostility toward the president. But he said the black lawmakers wanted to offer an “opportunity to engage” Mr. Trump, who aggressively courted black voters during the campaign and vowed to make urban neighborhoods a priority for his administration.
  • Houston Congresswoman Floats Impeachment Over Trump Wiretapping Claim (Sheila Jackson Lee)

    03/20/2017 10:55:57 AM PDT · by drewh · 55 replies
    The Houston Chronic ^ | March 20 2017 gmt
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said that President Donald Trump's repeated claims he was wire tapped by former President Barack Obama could provide grounds for impeachment if a Monday hearing with the FBI director does not produce evidence to substantiate the allegation. James Comey is scheduled to testify before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee Monday, and Jackson Lee said she expects lawmakers to demand an answer on whether the president had grounds for accusing his predecessor of a crime. The president tweeted on March 4 to his nearly 27 million followers he had "just found out that Obama had...
  • Black lawmakers offer alternative to Trump's 'America First' budget

    03/16/2017 5:25:53 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    The Charlotte Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Herbert L. White
    African-American lawmakers aren’t pleased with President Donald Trump’s “America First” budget. The Congressional Black Caucus, which released its alternative spending plan for fiscal year 2018, contends Trump’s $1.1 trillion wish list, which calls for a $54 billion increase for defense and cuts nearly everywhere else, will hurt middle- and lower-income Americans and stymie economic growth. CBC leaders ripped Trump’s budget for putting tax breaks for the rich ahead of helping the poor. “President Trump calls his proposal the ‘America First’ budget,” said U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), “but this plan puts many Americans last.” Ultimately, Congress is responsible for deciding...
  • Congressional Black Caucus PAC Spends Big on Luxury Resorts, Restaurants

    03/02/2017 7:20:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 1, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    The Congressional Black Caucus PAC (CBC PAC) spends lavishly on upscale resorts and hotels, catering at exclusive restaurants, and on fundraising and Broadway tickets, according to a review of campaign finance records. The CBC PAC, which is the fundraising arm of the Congressional Black Caucus, puts far more money towards administrative and fundraising purposes than it donates to candidates, the intended purpose of the political action committee. The CBC PAC claims its mission is to increase "the number of African Americans in the U.S. Congress" and to "support non-Black candidates that champion our interests, and promote African American participation in...
  • Trump Is Beating the Media at Its Own Game

    For years journalists opined self-servingly under the guise of objectivity and got away it because Republicans were too afraid to shatter that illusion of objectivity. They permitted the media to serve as the arbiter of what qualifies as “mainstream,” “extremist,” “racist,” and so forth, and made sure to stay within the media-determined parameters of any discussion. Donald Trump has blown up that absurd arrangement and is beating the media at its own game. He labels reporters in the same way that they label him. He upends their dishonest framing of debates by treating them as what they are, liberal partisans....
  • Dem rep: Steve Bannon 'is a stone cold racist'

    02/18/2017 9:32:55 AM PST · by Stopthethreat · 53 replies
    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) on Friday accused President Trump's senior adviser Steve Bannon of being "a stone cold racist and a white supremacist sympathizer." Jeffries on Friday told MSNBC that any meeting between Trump and the Congressional Black Caucus must exclude Bannon. "We're looking forward to an open dialogue, but Steve Bannon should not be in the room," Jeffries said. Asked to elaborate on his position, he said that he does not wish to normalize Bannon. "Well listen he's a stone cold racist and a white supremacist sympathizer. It'd be hard for me to participate in any meeting with Steve...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Member: Steve Bannon ‘a Stone-Cold Racist’

    02/18/2017 9:28:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has called presidential assistant Steve Bannon a “stone-cold racist.” Jeffries offered that description during an interview with Katy Tur on her MSNBC show yesterday in explaining why it would be “hard” for him to attend a meeting between President Trump and the CBC if Bannon were present. Joy Reid played the Jeffries clip on her MSNBC show this morning during a discussion of a possible meeting between the president and the CBC. April Ryan, the reporter that President Trump had requested, at this week’s press conference, to set up a meeting with the...
  • Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage

    02/18/2017 6:59:18 AM PST · by mandaladon · 145 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 18 Feb 2017 | ERRIN HAINES WHACK
    Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them. Already skeptical of Trump, many blacks said they were exasperated by the fact that, during his news conference on Thursday, the new president asked April Ryan, longtime White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, to help broker a meeting for him with black lawmakers. "Will you meet with the Congressional Black Caucus?" Ryan asked. Trump responded: "I would. You want to set up the...