Politics

(CNN) — U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene, a political unknown who became the surprise winner of the South Carolina Democratic primary, was indicted Friday by a grand jury on obscenity charges.  Read more:

(CNN) — Former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, one of five killed in a plane crash in his beloved Alaska, was remembered Tuesday as a “lion who retreated before nothing” and for being a guiding light in the formation of the 49th state.  Read more:

Washington (CNN) — The House ethics committee released a report Monday detailing three counts against Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California.  Read more:

AUSTIN — President Barack Obama’s trip to Texas on Monday to raise money for Democratic candidates comes during a growth spurt in fundraising activity for Texas Democrats…  In the governor’s race, Democratic nominee Bill White is giving Republican incumbent Rick Perry a strong run for money as well as for votes. AUSTIN — President Barack […]

*WASHINGTON – President Obama today signed an historic piece of legislation that narrows the crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity from 100:1 to 18:1 and for the first time eliminates the mandatory minimum sentence for simple possession of crack cocaine. The Fair Sentencing Act (S. 1789), unanimously passed by the Senate in March and approved […]

  In what is largely being called an epic fail, the Tea Party held its Uni-Tea Rally in Philadelphia over the weekend. Organizers were expecting 1,500 to 3,000 attendees yet fewer than 500 people showed up.   After the Sherrod-Gate flap, the Tea Party group held a Uni-Tea convention to celebrate the movement’s diversity. The […]

Supporters and opponents painted vastly different portraits of the Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday… Confirming Kagan for a lifetime seat on the court is one of the last pieces of business senators will attend to before leaving for a month long vacation.  Read more:

Last night the US Senate voted to allow aides for Senator John Ensign (R-NV) to testify before a grand jury in Washington. Senator Ensign is being investigated by the Dept. of Justice for breaking federal lobby laws in the wake of his nine-month extramarital affair…Read more:

WASHINGTON — Former committee chairman Rep. Charles Rangel attempted a last-minute plea deal Tuesday to head off a House ethics trial that could embarrass him and damage Democrats facing potentially severe election losses. The talks between Rangel’s lawyer and the House ethics committee’s nonpartisan attorneys were confirmed by ethics Chairman Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. She said […]

Maureen Dowd of the New York Times is a white woman. She is also a woman who feels that President Obama isn’t black enough. Well, at least his cabinet isn’t. Dowd made an interesting argument recently that when it comes to race, Obama and his crew are simply screwing up the issue left and right. […]

“Race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now.” – Sen. Barack Obama in 2008. Perhaps it’s time for President Barack Obama to re-read his speeches and confront the issue of race head-on. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/baw_commentary_news/20553