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Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson (D) represents a cross section of voters in the diverse 4th Congressional district.   He has held office since 2007 and sits on the US Judiciary Committee on Armed Services and the Committee of the Judiciary. In fiscal year 2016, the US Department of Defense will spend almost $507 million on advertising…

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President Barack Obama has taken on the issue of gun control to the dismay of the NRA and other gun advocates. Obama cited the fact that the U.S. Congress has failed to take action on the proliferation of gun violence and its aftermath despite the rash of mass shootings and deaths in the country. President Obama…

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House Speaker John Boehner, a staunch Republican and political foe of President Obama, made a startling, tearful announcement today. Boehner, who has served in Congress since 1990, announced he will resign his seat in Congress at the end of October 2015. The announcement was met with a measure of surprise by some and cheers by…

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A battle of popular giants is underway in Baltimore. It has been announced that Pastor Jamal Bryant, well known for his advocacy and appearance on major news programs, is challenging Rep. Elijah Cummings for his congressional seat. Bryant is the pastor of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore and played a key role in calming the streets…

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  It is called the Authorization to Use Military Force, and presidents do not use it lightly. But this is what President Obama requested from Congress this week in regard to fighting the terrorist group ISIS. The last time Obama requested this action was against the regime of Syrian president Bashir Al-Assad because of the use…

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Just in case you missed it, our Black president from the South Side of Chicago had to deal with some White Republican haters. These White congressmen decided that they were going to disrespect the commander in chief during his State of the Union address and Obama put them in their place in the smoothest way…

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There are high political stakes at play as the newly Republican controlled Congress flexes its legislative muscle and displays its intent. District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton was denied the right to cast a floor vote by the next congressional session of Congress. The Republican controlled House of Representatives voted 230-160 to deny the…

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  The recent $1.1 trillion cromnibus spending bill passed last weekend by Congress escaped the notice of many. The bill prevented a shutdown and keeps the government funded for another year. But of the many hidden provisions in the bill, one particular portion may have legalized weed.The  provision introduced by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., explicitly…

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1) The CIA ran a secret prison called COBALT. “Conditions at CIA detention sites were poor, and were especially bleak early in the program. CIA detainees at the COBALT detention facility were kept in complete darkness and constantly shackled in isolated cells with loud noise or music and only a bucket to use for human…

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In a desperate attempt to derail the Obama presidency and upset the will of the people, the House voted along party lines to sue the president on Wednesday. The vote went down as 220 – 201 and represents a first of its kind lawsuit in the history of the U.S. government. But this vote was…

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There is absolutely nothing funny about almost a million federal government employees being out of work or millions of military servicemen and women — people who are charged with “standing on the wall” and defending the sovereignty of America — however not being paid until the government decides to crank itself back up. But there…

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President Barack Obama addressed the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd annual legislative conference at the Phoenix Awards Gala last night in Washington, D.C. Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Obama urged his supporters last night “to get back up and go back at it” and help push stalled legislation out of…

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Some can’t take the rarified air that comes with being placed front and center on the political stage. Sadly, that seems to have been the case for Jesse Jackson Jr. recently plead guilty of campaign fund misuse totaling over $750,000. Jackson’s wife, Sandi, plead guilty to filing false tax returns. Trips to Build-a-Bear toy store, high-end electronics,…

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In nine days, the U.S. government enact automatic spending cuts due to what is called sequestration. Specifically speaking, the sequester refers to the drastic and severe budget cuts that are set to happen on March 1 if the White House and Congress cannot not find some common ground on the budget. For African Americans, it…

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