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This Day in Black History: Aug. 15, 1938
California Rep. Maxine Waters was born in Kinloch, Missouri, on Aug. 15, 1938....


One Proposal in Obama's Budget Is Giving CBC Members Heartburn
Congressional Black Caucus members oppose President Obama's proposed entitlement reforms....


Communists in the House?
Lawmakers denounce Allen West's claim that the Congressional Progressive Caucus members are communi...


NAACP Chapter Cancels Event Featuring Rep. Allen West
Allen West's "communist" remarks prompt the NAACP to boot him as keynote speaker at its annual fund...


Members of Congress Tell Obama Health Care 'Coverage Is Not Enough'
Minority lawmakers want President Obama to take in to account the gap in quality health care availa...


Major Owens, Longtime Congressman From Brooklyn, Is Dead at 77
Major Owens, the longtime congressman from Brooklyn, is dead at age 77....


Commentary: What I Learned From Jesse Jackson Jr.
What Keith Boykin learned from former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....


Amid Close Presidential Race, One Election for Congress Was No Surprise
Hakeem Jeffries' victory in his run for Congress was a foregone conclusion....


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Congressional Seat Is Safe for Now
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s extended absence is testing his constituents' patience....


Rep. Donna Edwards Faces Primary Challenge From Former State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey
Maryland's new redistricting map has encouraged popular former Maryland state's attorney Glenn Ivey...


Obama to Propose $300 Billion to Jump-Start the Economy
As President Obama prepares to deliver his $300 billion jobs package, lawmakers from both sides of ...


In Detroit, Voices of Approval for Decision on John Conyers
Many in Detroit express approval at a judge's decision to allow Rep. John Conyers to have a spot on...


Commentary: Conyers Feeling the Pain of Failing to Make First Things First
After 50 years in Congress, John Conyers is having trouble getting on the ballot in Michigan becaus...


Opinion: There Are Two Reasons for Pres. Obama's Slipping Popularity
Opinion: There Are Two Reasons for Pres. Obama's Slipping Popularity...


Obama: Health revamp can't wait for long debate
WASHINGTON – After a day of debate and disagreement, President Barack Obama concluded Thursda...