African American Members of Congress fared much better than their Democratic colleagues in Tuesday’s mid-term election. Of the incumbent members on Tuesday’s ballot, no African American Member of Congress lost. This does not include Congressional Black Caucus members losing in primaries, seeking a different office, or retiring. In fact, African Americans in Congress will increase [...]
The White House: Fresh off a shellacking at the polls, President Obama has hit the road for a 10-day trip to Asia. President and Mrs. Obama will travel to India, South Korea, and Japan. Before heading out, the President gave a press conference in which he responded to Republican victories in the House and Senate. [...]
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Eight days and counting until Election Day! The White House: In addition to traveling the country to rally Democratic voters, President Obama will deliver remarks at a Violence Against Women event, tape an interview for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and deliver remarks on the economy in the Washington, DC area. The U.S. Congress: [...]
The 2010 mid-term elections are two weeks away. Are you registered to vote? Do you know where your polling locations are? The White House: The President is once again on the campaign trail. In addition to numerous political events (in Maryland, Oregon, Washington State, California, Nevada, and Minnesota), President Obama will host a science fair [...]
Like most, I was completely mesmerized by the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners after 70 days underground. I barely survived a couple of days during Snowmageddon and I had all my creature comforts. But one of the surprising stories resulting from the ordeal was the love triangle between trapped miner Yonni Barrios, his wife [...]
The White House: President Obama continues his fundraising tour to help Democrats in the November elections. U.S. Congress: Both the House and the Senate are gone ’til November.
The White House: This week, President Obama will sign into law a small business jobs bill passed by Congress. In addition to more fundraising events, President Obama will be interviewed on the Today Show and “host” discussions on the economy in New Mexico and Iowa. Congress: Deciding to punt on extending tax cuts until after [...]
Interesting article in the Washington Post talking about President Obama’s approval numbers within the African American community. As you might guess, President Obama’s approval rating a among African Americans is pretty high: Despite his frustration with the slow pace of the recovery, Adams, who has portraits of the first family on the walls of his [...]
By Jessica Grounds, Executive Director of Running Start Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, and Elaine Marshall’s primary wins Tuesday night are once again focusing the nation’s attention on women running for political office. While it is an exciting year for all of us who work hard to promote bringing more women to elected office, we must not [...]