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Compromise and Crisis Continue in Obama's Latest Jobs Plan

Compromise and Crisis Continue in Obama’s Latest Jobs Plan

by Shani O. Hilton on September 7 2011, 10:35AM

Tomorrow’s big jobs speech will feature more tax cuts than stimulus spending, and the GOP is still not into it. Sound familiar? That’s because it is.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

D.C. Gets Back to Work--and to Its Lame, Half-Hearted Jobs Debate

D.C. Gets Back to Work—and to Its Lame, Half-Hearted Jobs Debate

by Shani O. Hilton on August 31 2011, 9:17AM

House GOP leaders will roll out more so-called jobs ideas this week, in anticipation of the president’s expected proposals next week. None of it is expected to meet the scale of the problem.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

House GOP Revives Global War on Women's Health With

House GOP Revives Global War on Women’s Health With “Gag Rule”

by Michelle Chen on August 5 2011, 9:28AM

Even as the debt ceiling debate dominated Washington’s agenda, House Republicans began a steady push on bills that would revive Bush and Reagan era constraints on global funding for sexual health.

Topics: Global Justice

Rep. Michael Honda: This Can Be a Tipping Point For Equality, If We Push

Rep. Michael Honda: This Can Be a Tipping Point For Equality, If We Push

by Congressman Michael Honda on July 22 2011, 9:50AM

The vice-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus says New York and California have taken historic steps toward equal rights this month. Now, he argues, we must push for full equality, including immigration rights for same-sex couples.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Politics

History Repeats Itself in Peter King's Fear of Black 'Prislam'

History Repeats Itself in Peter King’s Fear of Black ‘Prislam’

by Shani O. Hilton on June 16 2011, 10:41AM

In round two of the Republican legislator’s hearings on so-called radicalization among Muslim Americans, committee members fuss over a familiar threat: black men who convert in prison.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security

What's Holding Up Job Creation in Washington? Let's Find Out

What’s Holding Up Job Creation in Washington? Let’s Find Out

by Shani O. Hilton on May 17 2011, 10:16AM

Colorlines’ D.C. reporter/blogger Shani O. Hilton will spend the summer blogging out the institutional and political hurdles, and the overlooked solutions.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Rep. Chris Smith: Fetuses Are the 'Most Persecuted Minority In the World'

Rep. Chris Smith: Fetuses Are the ‘Most Persecuted Minority In the World’

by Akiba Solomon on May 4 2011, 4:55PM

The latest race-baiting from the anti-abortion movement. This one’s a doozy.

Topics: Gender

A Closer Look at What Got Chopped in This Year's Budget

A Closer Look at What Got Chopped in This Year’s Budget

by Shani O. Hilton on April 22 2011, 4:59PM

Among the worst examples of things that will do nothing to cut the deficit: a fund for the upkeep public housing.

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The Long Racial History of the Tea Party's Deficit Trojan Horse

The Long Racial History of the Tea Party’s Deficit Trojan Horse

by Dorian Warren on April 13 2011, 10:30AM

The American right has been railing against the size of federal government for centuries. We’d do well to remember why.

Topics: History, Politics, Shutdown

Is Michele Bachmann Shutting Down the Government (To Run It)?

Is Michele Bachmann Shutting Down the Government (To Run It)?

by Channing Kennedy on April 8 2011, 3:49PM

Her tea party caucus is showing just how much heft it plans to throw around in the 2012 elections.

Topics: Politics

$327 Million for Women's Health Will Shut Down Government, Say Dems

$327 Million for Women’s Health Will Shut Down Government, Say Dems

by Shani O. Hilton on April 8 2011, 3:27PM

None of that money goes to fund abortion, but it does fund reproductive health for poor women of color.

Topics: Planned Parenthood, Politics

Obama Can Save Government by Reviving His 2008 Mastery of Values

Obama Can Save Government by Reviving His 2008 Mastery of Values

by Kai Wright on April 7 2011, 11:54AM

The president once argued the budget was a values-based document. Now, he’s all about process over purpose.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics

Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress

Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress

by Julianne Hing on April 5 2011, 9:30AM

Negotiations are expected to focus on the narrow version that failed to clear a Republican filibuster last year.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Another Budget Deadline Approaches, Poor People Still Screwed

Another Budget Deadline Approaches, Poor People Still Screwed

by Shani O. Hilton on April 4 2011, 1:33PM

Congress has until Friday to decide whether to scapegoat struggling families by a lot, or just a little.

Topics: Economy, Politics

Dingell to Peter King: Don't Become the Next McCarthy

Dingell to Peter King: Don’t Become the Next McCarthy

by Shani O. Hilton on March 10 2011, 12:31PM

Homeland Security hearings into the “radicalization” of Muslim Americans begin with push back from Democratic lawmakers.

Topics: National Security, Politics

The Republican Attack on Women's Health Goes Global

The Republican Attack on Women’s Health Goes Global

by Michelle Chen on March 7 2011, 10:00AM

Sixteen years after the Beijing Declaration on women’s rights, Congress seeks to reverse what progress we’ve eked out.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Justice, Health

Rep. Moore Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie

Rep. Moore Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie

by Akiba Solomon on February 18 2011, 6:45PM

“I know a lot about having black babies. I’ve had three of them,” she explains during Pence Amendment debate.

Topics: Gender, Health, Planned Parenthood

GOP Moves to Strip Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

GOP Moves to Strip Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

by Shani O. Hilton on February 18 2011, 4:33PM

The right wing attack on women heats up.

Topics: Health, Planned Parenthood, Politics

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill--and States, Too

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill—and States, Too

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on February 9 2011, 9:32AM

The House GOP is making good on its promises, but so are state legislators. In all cases, women of color lose the most.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

Jesse Jackson, Jr.: We Should Read the WHOLE Constitution

Jesse Jackson, Jr.: We Should Read the WHOLE Constitution

by Kai Wright on January 7 2011, 12:14PM

Originalists cherry pick the original ideas they want to (publicly) revere.

Topics: Kai Wright

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