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  • Racial Politics Thicker Than Justice

    07/02/2012 4:06:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2012 | Star Parker
    When the House voted last Thursday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked out. Why is the Black Caucus trying to make this about race? It’s about Holder’s refusal to turn over Justice Department documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Committee in its investigation of the “Fast and Furious” operation. “Fast and Furious” was a “gun-walking” operation conducted by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). ATF would allow known smugglers to purchase arms from dealers in Arizona with the idea that they would...
  • Black Lawmakers Introduce Trayvon Martin Resolution

    04/04/2012 10:43:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Seung Min Kim
    Several Congressional Black Caucus members have introduced a resolution that memorializes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of controversial gun laws that allow shooters to claim self-defense. The resolution states that the February shooting of Martin “sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice and compromises the integrity of the legal system.” It also says assailant George Zimmerman’s “unfounded assumptions and racial bias led to the use of deadly force.” Zimmerman’s family and lawyer have refuted claims that he shot Martin because he was black.
  • Planets Aligning for Jacob Turk in Missouri's Fifth District

    03/12/2012 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 6 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 3-12.2012 | Duane Lester
    On December 12, 2011, Jacob Turk entered Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, stood before a microphone and asked those who had gathered before him, "Has our economic outlook improved over the past year? Have we revived the job market? Has our national debt declined? Unfortunately, the answer to all three questions is No." Turk then announced he would be challenging Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's hold on Missouri's Fifth District for a fourth time. You read that right. Jacob Turk has run for Congress three times before and lost, each time against Emanuel Cleaver. That hasn't dissuaded Turk in the slightest....
  • Search Engines Are a Thorn in Congress’ Side [addressing underlying flaws in Google’s algorithm]

    01/09/2012 5:19:30 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Jan. 9, 2012, Midnight | Kate Tummarello
    Congressional staffers control the content on Members’ websites. They control Members’ Facebook and Twitter accounts. They can even manage Internet search results by buying ads and using search engine optimization techniques. But Hill staffers can’t control what people wonder about their bosses. The latest trend in helpful Web search technologies is quietly causing headaches for Members of Congress and those who manage their reputations. Search engines such as Google now offer suggested search terms that appear in a drop-down menu as users begin typing. Those search terms, formulated partly based on what other users are searching, often serve up all...
  • Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’ (Is she still in charge of something?)

    12/09/2011 3:02:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/11 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’By Mike Lillis - 12/09/11 01:01 PM ET Republican "extremism" is the only thing stopping Congress from finalizing an extension of the payroll tax cut and getting out of town for the holidays, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Friday. The California Democrat hammered the tax package from House Republicans, warning that the addition of "poison pill" riders — particularly language expediting approval of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline — means the bill is dead on arrival. "Their proposal doesn't have a shot," Pelosi said during a brief press event in the...
  • See Which Congressmen Voted Against 'In God We Trust'

    11/03/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2011 | Todd Starnes
    The House of Representatives passed a bi-partisan resolution Tuesday night reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States. The 396-9 vote came at the request of Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) – in part over President Obama’s refusal to correct remarks he made that misstated the motto as “E pluribus unum” instead of “In God We Trust.”Lawmakers voting against “In God We Trust” include Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA),...
  • Debt Crisis: Republicans Scent Victory With 'Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich'

    08/01/2011 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 01, 2011 | Ewen MacAskil
    Debt Crisis: Republicans Scent Victory With 'Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich' Both sides express unease at the deal,but it is Democrats who have given most ground to raise debt ceiling Ewen MacAskill 1 August 2011. It was easy wandering round the corridors of Congress yesterday to spot who had won the debt standoff. In huddles with party colleagues or heading off to caucus meetings to discuss the details of the deal or standing in front of TV cameras, it was the Republicans who had all the smiles. Democratic members of Congress looked uneasy, at times shifty; and some downright were angry. "If...
  • Leader of Black Socialist Caucus Says Debt Deal Is a “A Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich”

    07/31/2011 5:51:48 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 55 replies
    GatewayPundit.com ^ | July 31, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    This sounds like good news...The leader of the Black Socialist Caucus says the debt deal is a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich.” That must mean it is a much better deal than we had hoped for. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver is the current leader of the Black Caucus (without black Republican members) Roll Call reported: President Barack Obama’s rightward lurch to reach a $3 trillion deficit reduction deal with no guarantee of additional revenues had liberals fuming and Republicans all but declaring victory Sunday afternoon. With time running out to reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling before Tuesday’s default deadline, Obama...
  • Dem Congressman: We Need A "Watchdog Group" To Regulate Civility (video)

    02/17/2011 12:37:43 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 25 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 17, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    CNN: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) suggested it is time for a government watchdog group to focus its energy strictly on civility. Cleaver is the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. "It would be a good idea if some of these watchdog groups, if there would emerge a 'civility watchdog group,'" Rep. Cleaver suggested. "They would somehow rank us on the basis of our civility because nothing is going to be done here, with all the major issues facing us, until we become more civil," said Cleaver.
  • Crickets Chirp After KC Star Readers Rep Recommends Re-Examination of D.C. Tea Party Story

    04/05/2010 9:39:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies · 901+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 5, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Listen closely and you can hear the sound of crickets chirping over at the Kansas City Star after their Readers Representative, Derek Donovan, recommended a re-examination by that newspaper of their initial story of a supposed "hate crime" committed at the Capitol steps Tea Party in Washington D.C. on March 20: I've talked to many, many readers this week about continuing fallout from claims that members of "tea party" protests shouted racial slurs at members of the Congressional Black Caucus and one spat on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver on March 20.The Web and the talk shows are awash with reports that...
  • McClatchy Reporter Speed Writes D.C. Tea Party Story in Record Time

    04/02/2010 5:22:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies · 1,190+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 2, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Kudos to William Douglas of McClatchy newspapers. That reporter can write and file stories with amazing speed. One such story was this article that Douglas filed about the March 20 Tea Party protest in Washington, D.C. where racial slurs were supposedly hurled. Jack Cashill of American Thinker was so impressed with the speed in which Douglas wrote his story that he wrote this American Thinker blog about this feat accompanied by a video. Here is Cashill as he observes with awe how quickly Douglas wrote his McClatchy story: ...I checked with my source on the scene, Greg Farrell, to get...
  • New Video of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Alleged Spitting Incident

    03/24/2010 7:03:38 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 24 replies · 1,108+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/24/10 | HAP
    Looks like this one isn't true either, recorded from the opposite side of the steps, it appears as if Rep. Emanuel Cleaver was sprayed by a man who was yelling continuously as he walked up the steps, the video shows Captiol police directly behind Congressman Cleaver the entire time...(Video)
  • Missouri Dem Rep. Refuses to Discuss Health Care; Says "There is No Health Care Bill" - Video 8/8/09

    08/09/2009 5:35:07 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 1,156+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from a "Coffee" hosted by Missouri Democrat Congressman Emanuel Cleaver where he repeatedly told those in attendance "There is no health care bill," and refused to discuss the issue. Cleaver is using the technicality that there is no one final bill ready to be voted on as an excuse to dodge the huge issues connected to the Health Care debate. Cleaver knows there is a Democrat Bill that is on the table that is the centerpiece of this debate. You can read it for yourself, all 1,018 pages of it! Cleaver just does not want to talk...
  • MO Congressman says there is no health care bill!

    08/08/2009 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Lobbyist · 37 replies · 1,908+ views
    Kansas CIty Star ^ | August 8, 2009
    Hundreds of people for or against health care reform filled a Lee’s Summit coffee shop this morning and lined up for blocks to get in. U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Kansas City Democrat, did not take questions from the crowd. Instead, he met privately with about 75 people in what was to be a small monthly private chat session. But the crowd stayed. People milled on the streets and sidewalks, holding competing signs, arguing or chanting. “Just say no,” shot one side. “Just say yes,” fired the other. Town hall meetings on the issue in other states have been disrupted...
  • Congressman Emanuel Cleaver: Whites like 'articulate' Barack Obama

    04/02/2008 7:34:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies · 734+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 1, 2008
    A congressman backing Hillary Rodham Clinton says white voters are supporting Barack Obama based on the view that he is articulate and his election would allow the nation ‘‘to get this boogeyman called race behind us.’’ Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, who is black, told Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that Obama ‘‘is articulate. In the black tradition, he would probably be mediocre.’’ ‘‘For white Americans, it’s like, this guy can speak,’’ Cleaver said in the radio interview. ‘‘If you put him on a level with a lot of other African-American public speakers, he may not even measure up.’’ But Cleaver also conceded...
  • NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY | An urban myth or reality?

    05/31/2007 6:06:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies · 2,029+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 30, 2007 | Matt Stearns (McClatchy Newspapers)
    NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY | An urban myth or reality? Super suspicious foes The government denies any such plans, but campaign against it continues. By MATT STEARNS McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON | If the government really has a secret plan for a 12-lane road-and-rail NAFTA Superhighway that will split the heartland from Mexico to Canada, it is playing with a great poker face. “There is absolutely no U.S. government plan for a NAFTA Superhighway of any sort,” said David Bohigian, an assistant secretary of commerce. Sen. Kit Bond, a Missouri Republican and a powerful member of committees that would authorize and pay for...
  • Republican Group Pulls Campaign Ad

    09/12/2002 3:30:30 PM PDT · by GeneD · 6 replies · 205+ views
    Filed at 6:11 p.m. ET WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans yanked a radio ad Thursday that was aimed at black voters in Kansas and Missouri comparing Social Security benefits to slavery reparations -- except paid to whites by blacks. It was the latest skirmish in a multistate war over Social Security ads pegged to November's congressional elections. The commercial was paid for by a Republican interest group and aired in the Kansas City area on an urban contemporary station whose listeners are predominantly black. GOPAC, which is headed by Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, said the ad was a mistake and withdrew...