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    “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Stalled in the Senate

    Senate Republicans put the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in jeopardy this week as they stalled a Democrat proposal to end the Clinton-era policy which bars individuals from serving in...

    Taking a Look at Poverty in 2010

    The ongoing recession has hit families hard and from many sides. From losing work hours or losing jobs, to the end of unemployment insurance payments, evictions and foreclosures, families are struggling to stay afloat....

    N.Y. Rep. Rangel Censured by House Colleagues

    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) faced censure Dec. 3 after the House voted 333-79 in support of the recommendations of the House ethics committee, despite pleas for leniency from him and his supporters. The punishment...

    Obama Looks to Reduce Deficit with Bipartisan Proposals

    In an attempt to reduce the national deficit and improve his political standing, President Obama is making bipartisan moves, which so far has been met with mixed reviews by congressional Democrats. The president opened...

    MLK Memorial Set to Open Aug. 28

    Click here to see a full-size version of the photo. A monument to Martin Luther King on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall is on pace for an Aug. 28 unveiling, project organizers said at a Dec....

    Catalog Overload Presents Seasonal ‘Green’ Dilemma

    WASHINGTON - The glut of catalogs in consumers' mailboxes this season has created a dilemma for shoppers who want to go green and help the economy. Although the number of people who do holiday shopping...

    At Last!

    African Americans are still waiting the “40 acres and a mule” promised them by the U.S. government almost two centuries ago. But, this week, Black farmers took one giant step closer to receiving the...

    Steele On Thin Ice at Helm of Republican Party

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled chairman Michael Steele to step aside, but the rank and file have failed to settle on a clear alternative, according to...

    Elderly Man Arrested in Threat Against Obama

    A former Navy veteran and New York City ex-police officer was arrested Nov. 18 after being charged with threatening to assassinate President Barack Obama. According to the online publication Talking Points Memo, Michael Stephen Bowden,...

    New York Times Report: Obama Could Prevail in 2012

    Despite marginal success with his foreign policy and attempts to reduce unemployment, and the recent loss of Democratic control of the House of Representatives, President Obama still seems to be on the path for...

    Before Payout, Republicans to Investigate Farmers’ Claims

    The victory scored by Black farmers with the Senate’s unanimous approval of funds due to them in the 1980’s Pigford discrimination lawsuit has been mired by allegations of fraud. The Senate approved the dispersal of...

    Congressman Rangel To Face More Public Humiliation

    It has always been hard to overlook the high-profile Congressman from Harlem. If one ever had the privilege of meeting him, it was impossible to ignore his sharp intellect, his commanding presence, his booming...

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