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  • 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...
  • As president, Barack Obama set out to improve the U.S.'s image abroad. What Went Wrong?

    02/17/2017 9:37:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBC ^ | Mark Gollom
    A new hope Before Barack Obama entered the White House, before he even became the Democratic Party’s nominee, the Illinois senator was already claiming that as president, he would be uniquely qualified to help make the world a safer place. He articulated this view during a November 2007 interview with New Hampshire Public Radio. Seated inside the Concord, N.H., studios at the beginning of what would be a punishing primary race, Obama confidently imagined the day of his inauguration, at which point, he said, the world “looks at America differently.” Why? Just by virtue of who he was. As a...
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters Goes Bonkers on Camera (Again)…

    02/13/2017 5:08:47 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 60 replies
    Last Great Stand ^ | 2/11/2017 | Staff
    Being no stranger to public meltdowns, fan favorite Congresswoman Maxine Waters has a long history of demonstrating that she lacks a filter that is capable of processing whatever it is that takes place between her ears before it comes out of her mouth, and this week was no different. On more than one occasion, Waters made a complete fool of herself, and thankfully her outbursts were caught on camera. In the article below, The Gateway Pundit provides a transcript, and 38 seconds of video that captured Congresswoman Waters in what has become one of her signature rants on camera....
  • CBC Fake News Show Hires Actor to Portray Racist Trump Supporter

    01/24/2017 1:54:18 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 24, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Marketplace show was unable to find a racist Trump supporter. Instead, they hired an actor named Mike to portray one as you shall see. Mike's job as a racist Trump supporter was to sell a couple of White Power T-shirts along with a "Make Canada Great Again" T-shirt. It was their laughably unsubtle attempt to link Donald Trump to racism. 
  • Rep. Maxine Waters Struggles To Explain Why Trump Should Be Impeached [VIDEO]

    01/16/2017 5:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 16, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters had difficulty explaining why she thinks Donald Trump’s campaign attacks against Hillary Clinton are impeachable offenses while being interview by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Monday night. Waters, who will join Georgia Rep. John Lewis in boycotting Trump’s inauguration on Friday, first ran into difficulty when Matthews asked why some Democrats still view Trump as “illegitimate.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) "If there’s some sort of — as you call it — collusion,” the Hardball host noted. “Then what? Does that make Trump subject to impeachment? Just generally, tell me what you mean by the term.” “Well here’s what I’m trying...
  • Six False Accusations by John Lewis, Hero-Turned-Hack

    01/16/2017 4:23:41 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    2008: Falsely accused Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Gov. Sarah Palin of racism. Lewis attacked McCain and Palin, then running against Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for president: “Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division,” he said, going on to suggest that the Republican ticket were creating the climate for racist terrorism. “[Democrat] George Wallace never threw a bomb … but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans … four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.” Years later, McCain...
  • Like John Lewis, shamelessly I glom onto MLK’s legacy

    01/16/2017 4:28:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Real cause of Dr. King – to bring this nation together in a fulfillment of his vision, a great unified America The hackery that is prevalent within the democrat party has become so virulent, it is on the verge of accomplishing its decades-long goal of undermining the foundations of our government. In many ways, the goal has already been reached, particularly when party toadies the likes of John Lewis have built their career on a single act, even if it was one deserving merit.
  • 8 OTHER EXTREMIST OUTRAGES FROM DEMOCRAT JOHN LEWIS

    01/16/2017 4:11:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    ....such partisan rhetorical overkill has come naturally to Lewis throughout his public life. He characteristically demanded the impeachment of George W. Bush for authorizing the National Security Agency to conduct wiretaps without a warrant. When Barack Obama did the same thing, Lewis didn’t even offer criticism. Here are some other famous but forgotten slurs from Lewis in recent years:
  • Lewis suggests Trump wants to return nation to pre-civil rights era

    01/15/2017 11:01:48 AM PST · by kevcol · 120 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    "Today, Donald Trump attacked me on Twitter. He said that I'm 'all talk' and 'no action,'" Lewis wrote in a fundraising email sent out by the Democratic National Committee. "Some leaders reject decades of progress and want to return to the dark past, when the power of law was used to deny the freedoms protected by the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and its Amendments," he wrote. "We need leaders who will stand up and speak up and speak out for Americans, not someone who will work against us. Not someone who will move us backwards.
  • Obama, Lewis, and Booker join in the fun.

    01/15/2017 4:02:44 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    spectator.org ^ | Ross Kaminsky
    The modern political equivalent of “blood libel” is the incessant claim — sometimes by people ignorant enough to say it explicitly and sometimes by people too cowardly to say what they mean, instead resorting to cheap innuendo while slaying quivering white straw men — that Republicans are irredeemably racist. *snip* On Wednesday during the second day of hearings for the confirmation of Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to become the next Attorney General of the United States, we saw the latter. It came in the form of testimony against Sessions by Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), a man who sacrificed much...