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Cleaver: ‘Wrong’ for Dems to accuse GOP of ‘war on women’

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), the chairman of the congressional Black Caucus, condemned some in his party’s claim Sunday morning that the GOP is waging a “war on women.” Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Cleaver originally criticized conservative evangelical activist Ralph Reed’s claim that President Barack Obama was waging…

Black caucus chair: We’d ‘be marching on the White House’ if not for Obama

The Congressional Black Caucus is growing increasingly frustrated with a black unemployment rate of nearly 17% — almost twice the national average. Even the group’s chairman, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), believes they’d already be leading a march on Washington if not for a desire to avoid weakening President Obama. “If…

African American support waning for Obama

African American support for Barack Obama is softening amid a sense that the president has ignored the economic travails faced by this once rock-solid pillar of his political base. A Gallup poll last week found Obama’s poll numbers in the African American community down from its once stratospheric 95 percent…

Frustrated African-Americans demand more from Obama

African-American support for Barack Obama appears to be softening, because of a rocky economy that has hit US blacks especially hard, and a perception that the president has ignored the economic travails faced by this once rock-solid pillar of his political base. A Gallup poll last week found Obama’s poll…

Top 5 overused metaphors from debt ceiling negotiations

As the debate over whether and how to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and cut the deficit droned on and on the past few weeks, lawmakers seemed to be running out of not just time before the August 2 deadline, but also out of original metaphors to brighten up their…

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