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  • Congress punts decision on draft registration into 2022 or 2023

    03/14/2022 7:24:55 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 29 replies
    peoples world ^ | 5 Jan 22 | EDWARD HASBROUCK
    Congress has once again deferred making a decision as to whether to finally end draft registration or to expand it to include young women as well as young men. The final version of this year’s annual National Defense [sic] Authorization Act (NDAA) approved by Congress on December 14th and signed into law on December 27th by President Biden makes no change to the provisions of the Military Selective Service Act (MSSA) which authorize the president to order men, but not women, to register with the Selective Service System (SSS) for a possible military draft. This leaves the current Selective Service...
  • What did (LA) Gov. Edwards know about Ronald Greene’s death and when did he know it?

    01/31/2022 9:59:14 AM PST · by abb · 19 replies
    Greater Baton Rouge Business Report ^ | January 31, 2022 | Staff
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards faced a chorus of criticism and questions this morning following an Associated Press report showing he knew about the death of Ronald Greene following a violent interaction with State Police hours after it happened in 2019, USA Today Network reports. Republican House Speaker Clay Schexnayder said in a statement that if the Democratic governor was complicit in a State Police cover-up it “would demonstrate gross misconduct and the highest level of deceit on behalf of the governor and others.” But the questions about the timing and extent of the governor’s knowledge about the Ronald Greene...
  • AOC-Squad backed pol beaten in closely watched Ohio House primary; loser co-chaired Sanders prez bid

    10/25/2021 1:45:45 PM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies ^ | 8/4/21 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Far-left Democrats were dealt a big blow as former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, was defeated by Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown in a much-anticipated special US House primary election. With 96.5 percent of precincts reporting, Brown led Turner by 4,380 votes out of more than 71,000 votes cast. Turner conceded the race soon after 10 p.m. local time, telling supports: “On this night, we will not cross the river.” The contest in Ohio’s 11th District, a deep-blue constituency that includes most of Cleveland, parts of Akron and several majority-black precincts in between...
  • Video: Nancy Pelosi Tries To Sing The So-Called Black National Anthem - She Is Looking At Everyone Else To See What Word Comes Next And Hides Her Mouth

    06/19/2021 3:50:08 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 33 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 06.19.2021 | Mark Van der Veen
    When the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, a day after the Senate rushed the measure through unanimously, 14 House members, all Republicans, voted against the proposal. President Biden signed the measure into law on Thursday afternoon. In anticipation of President Joe Biden signing a law that made Juneteenth a federal holiday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi participated in an awkward singing of “Lift Every Voice And Sing,” with Black politicians to celebrate the occasion on Thursday. Video below: Twitter LinkHere’s the moment where she s looking at everyone else to see what word...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Is Reportedly Denying Entry to Black Republican

    06/10/2021 6:36:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/10/2021 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Congressional Black Caucus has denied entry to a black congressman because he’s a Republican, according to a BuzzFeed News report.New members who were sworn into office at the start of the year were inducted into the group of black lawmakers months ago, but Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) was not invited. The Florida representative’s office said Donalds has talked to at least three members of the CBC about joining the group, whose members are now at the forefront of police reform talks and responsible for highlighting the racial inequities around COVID-19. He’s not received an answer and the likelihood of...
  • Report: Congressional Black Caucus Blocking Black Republican Byron Donalds from Joining

    06/10/2021 3:53:20 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9 Jun 2021 | JACOB BLISS
    Freshman Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) has been blocked from joining the Congressional Black Caucus . BuzzFeed noted that it had been nearly six months since the new freshman class from the previous election were inducted into the Congress, adding that the group is a “powerful and nominally nonpartisan group of black lawmakers in Congress.” Though there is not currently a Republican member in the group, according to their official website. Donalds, who won his election in November for the first time, has not been included in that group. Donalds’ office told BuzzFeed that the congressman has spoken with at least...
  • Harris Suggests Black Women In U.S. More Likely To Die In Childbirth Because of ‘Implicit Bias’

    04/14/2021 6:56:15 AM PDT · by TrumpianRepublican · 31 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | 4/14 | Martin Walsh
    Kamala Harris on Tuesday said black women in the U.S. are more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications because, in part, of “systemic racial inequities.” The White House issued its first-ever presidential proclamation marking Black Maternal Health Week, where Harris claimed there are racial gaps in pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths and complications in the United States. “Black women in our country are facing a maternal health crisis. We know the primary reasons why: systemic racial inequities and implicit bias,” Harris said. “Black women deserve to be heard. Their voices deserve to be respected,” Harris said. “And like all people, they...
  • AOC, Omar, Jayapal say DNC boss Tom Perez should be ‘held accountable’ for Iowa failure (still counting)

    02/08/2020 1:55:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/08/20 | Dom Calicchio
    The drumbeat for Democratic National Committee boss Tom Perez to be “held accountable” for recent party failures appears to be getting louder. The latest Democrats to criticize Perez include U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., all backers of 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Recent party setbacks have included the vote-count fiasco at Monday’s Iowa caucuses and Tuesday night’s disclosure that two officials on the host committee of the party’s upcoming national convention in Milwaukee had been fired over non-specified allegations that they oversaw a work environment where staff members were not being...
  • Maxine Waters Boycotts Trump’s SOTU—But Attended Castro Speech Shrieking ‘VIVA FIDEL!’

    02/08/2020 4:03:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | February 8, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “10 Democrats Boycott Trump’s State of the Union Address," declared a Voice of America article. "Another Trump critic, California Democrat Maxine Waters, said she would not attend, calling Trump a “dishonorable president.”  “Rep. Maxine Waters, another Democrat who made early calls for impeachment, applauded the senators who voted to remove Trump from office, acknowledging Republican Mitt Romney… Waters accused the other senators, all Republicans, of being “enemies of the rule of law and the Constitution,” BuzzFeed reported.A  Martian, briefly visiting earth, (or a “Woke” person reading the Fake News Media) would surmise that Maxine Waters cares deeply about “honor” and...
  • Black N.J. leaders want to explore reparations over slavery in the state

    11/15/2019 1:11:44 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 15, 2019 | Brent Johnson and Tennyson Donnie Coleman
    A group of black state lawmakers are calling for New Jersey to examine its historic role in slavery and possibly pay reparations to its black residents. Leaders of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday introduced a bill that would establish the New Jersey Reparations Task Force. If approved, the panel would research the history of slavery in the Garden State, any racial discrimination and disparity that stemmed from it, and how the state could help make up for it.
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings: 'No Doubt' Donald Trump is a racist

    07/21/2019 8:29:59 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 95 replies
    aol ^ | Jul 21st 2019 | HAYLEY MILLER
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said he has “no doubt” President Donald Trump is a racist following the president’s recent attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color in which he told them to “go back” to other countries. “What I’m hearing over and over again from my constituents is, please save our democracy,” Cummings told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “They say, ‘Im scared.’ And I have never in my total of 37 years in public service ever heard a constituent say that they were scared of their leader,” Cummings said, referencing Trump. Asked if he believes Trump is a racist,...
  • Racial politics roil Democratic Party

    07/13/2019 7:10:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/19 | Jonathan Easley
    Democrats who have called President Trump and his polices racists are now pointing fingers at each other on issues of race. Allegations of racial insensitivity are flying between the 2020 Democratic contenders, as well as between House Democrats, raising concerns that internecine squabbles over identity and race are tarnishing party leaders and distracting Democrats from their goal of ousting the president in 2020. The racially-charged controversies, which have swirled around former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), 79, have also put a spotlight on a generational rift within the party. Longtime Democratic leaders are facing new...
  • Oh-oh! Ocasio-Cortez and ‘Justice Democrats’ have ticked-off the Congressional Black Caucus

    07/12/2019 7:17:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/12/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    This may be the moment that political life starts to turn to crap for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Richard Baehr observes, “Criticism from conservatives attacking AOC, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley wash off them. But when the Congressional Black Caucus goes after them and Pelsoi gets ticked off at them, then they will be marginalized.” The tyro pol who lives and breathes identity politics got too wrapped up in her self-righteousness. Scott Wong reports in The Hill: Congressional Black Caucus members are furious at Justice Democrats, accusing the outside progressive group aligned with firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) of trying to oust lawmakers of...
  • Democratic lawmaker unloads on Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff for 'using the race card'

    07/11/2019 1:28:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2019 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) unloaded on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday for "using the race card” after Ocasio-Cortez accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of being racially insensitive. Clay, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, fumed at Ocasio-Cortez and the group of progressive lawmakers that includes Reps. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.).
  • Del. Boyce Resigns from Black Caucus as Controversy Mounts Over Speaker Vote

    04/29/2019 7:10:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Maryland Matters ^ | April 29, 2019 | Bruce DePuyt
    A member of the Legislative Black Caucus from Baltimore City has resigned from the group over remarks purportedly made by the caucus’ leader. Her decision comes just days before the House of Delegates votes on a new speaker, amid signs that a leading candidate — a member of the caucus from Prince George’s County — may be preparing to align himself with Republican legislators in order to win the position. That decision has frayed relations within the 98-member Democratic caucus – which includes 45 members of the black caucus. The LBC is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon in Annapolis –...
  • Ilhan Omar and The Congressional Black Caucus' Anti-Semitism Problem

    03/15/2019 10:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/15/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    "I want to thank Minister Farrakhan for offering up a number of precepts that we ought to adhere to,” Rep. James Clyburn said, at an event featuring the anti-Semitic hate group leader. Eight years later, to the month, Clyburn, now the House Majority Whip, defended Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism. “There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her," he argued, dismissing the concerns of Jewish legislators. Rep. Clyburn is one of the most powerful figures in the House. He’s also one of Farrakhan’s allies in the House who had...
  • Virginia looks to Black Caucus for cues in political turmoil

    02/07/2019 7:53:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 7, 2019 | Alan Suderman
    With Virginia’s top three elected officials engulfed in scandal, fellow Democrats were rendered practically speechless, uncertain of how to thread their way through the racial and sexual allegations and the tangled political implications. […] Everyone in Richmond, it seemed, was waiting Thursday for Virginia’s Legislative Black Caucus to respond. The caucus has been calling for Northam’s resignation over the past week but was silent about the latest developments. “We’ve got a lot to digest,” the group’s chairman, Del. Lamont Bagby, said Wednesday. …
  • Some angry Democrats consider recruiting a challenger for Ocasio-Cortez

    01/29/2019 9:03:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/29/2019 | Rick Moran
    When you come to Congress as a 29-year-old newbie and start throwing your weight around by threatening the careers of some of your party colleagues, you shouldn't be surprised if you make enemies of powerful people. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be a media darling and Twitter sensation, but if she doesn't watch her step, she may end up being a flash in the pan, one-term congresswoman. Ocasio-Cortez and the so-called "Justice Democrats" are targeting numerous members of the Democratic establishment by threatening to primary them in 2020.  This has angered some powerful members who are now talking about finding a challenger...

    01/23/2019 4:16:59 PM PST · by bitt · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/2019 | chuck ross
    Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is reportedly resigning as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and as chair of a congressional subcommittee amid allegations she retaliated against a former staffer who claimed she was raped by a foundation supervisor. Both BuzzFeed and The New York Times report Jackson Lee will leave as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a non-profit group closely aligned with the Congressional Black Caucus. She will also leave her position temporarily as chair of a House Judiciary subcommittee.
  • Sheila J. Lee accused of retaliating...staffer who said Black Caucus Foundation official raped her

    01/17/2019 9:42:52 AM PST · by ETL · 12 replies ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News
    A former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired last year in retaliation for legal action the staffer planned to bring against the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) related to an alleged rape in 2015. According to documents filed in federal court in Washington last week, the former staffer -- identified only as "Jane Doe" -- claimed she was raped in October 2015 while she was a CBCF intern by Damien Jones, who was the foundation's internship program coordinator and her supervisor at the time. The lawsuit was first reported by BuzzFeed...