Articles Tagged 'Congressional Black Caucus'

Democrats took $60,000 junket to attend Beyonce concert in South Africa

by Alana Goodman
February 22, 2019
Five members of the Congressional Black Caucus took an official three-day trip to South Africa to be feted as VIPs at a Beyonce and Jay… READ MORE

Obama urges new gun law push at CBC Foundation dinner

by Associated Press,
September 22, 2013
Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday “to get back up and go back at it” and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won’t get their hands on guns. “We can’t rest until all of our children can go to school or walk down the… READ MORE

Obama ridicules Republicans at Congressional Black Caucus gala

by Dave Boyer-The Washington Times
September 22, 2013

Speaking at the annual Congressional Black Caucus dinner, President Obama excoriated congressional Republicans Saturday night for risking a government shutdown, and vowed to stop their… READ MORE

At Black Caucus dinner, Michelle Obama urges members to get out the vote

September 23, 2012

By James Ball, Washington Post

Michelle Obama used a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation on Saturday night to urge delegates to register voters and encourage African Americans to turn out in November’s election. Speaking in Washington at the foundation’s annual Phoenix dinner, the first lady likened turning out the vote to the civil rights struggles of previous eras.

Obama allies, foes speculate on a big — and hypothetical — second-term agenda

March 5, 2012

By David A. Fahrenthold and Peter Wallsten,

If President Obama wins a second term, he will finally endorse same-sex marriage. Gay-rights groups are almost certain. He will also make a new, historic effort to fight climate change — environmentalists are pretty sure. And Obama will finally do just what the Congressional Black Caucus wants. According to some members of the… READ MORE

Obama urges black lawmakers to rally voters

September 19, 2010
(CNN) — President Obama urged Congressional Black Caucus members to help rally their constituents and remind them that more work must be done to move the country forward. The nation’s first black president addressed the group at its annual awards gala on Saturday night. He touched on race issues and his win to office, saying it “wasn’t just about electing… READ MORE

Black lawmakers want to limit new ethics office

June 3, 2010
By Ben Evans WASHINGTON (AP) – Stung by a series of inquiries, nearly half the members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to scale back the aggressive ethics procedures that Democrats trumpeted after gaining control of Congress. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and 19 fellow black lawmakers in the all-Democratic caucus quietly introduced a resolution last week that would restrict the… READ MORE

Tea Party Leader, GOP Condemn Racial Slurs Hurled at Black Lawmakers

March 21, 2010
FoxNews Republican National Chairman Michael Steele and one of the organizers of Saturday’s Tea Party rally strongly condemned the racial slurs that some black lawmakers… READ MORE

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