Barack Obama Heads to New Delhi, CHC Rejects Curbelo, and Menéndez Faces Ethics Committee
  • Barack Obama heads to New Delhi.
  • Mistrial declared in Senator Bob Menéndez’s (D-NJ) case, and Senate opens ethics probe.
  • 2PAC Challenge: PACs go after Barack ObamaEric Holder, andCongresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA).
  • CHC tells Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) no gracias.
  • Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) resigns after sexual harassment allegations.
  • Congressman Rubén Gallego (D-AZ) wants Congress to oversee presidential war powers.
  • Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) intros bipartisan legislation on gun background checks.
  • NBC exec goes back to the producing ranks.
  • Splinter’s top Editor departs.
  • Apple’s VP of Diversity and Inclusion steps down.
  • FCC votes to roll back limits on broadcast ownership.
  • Univisión is selling off some of its sites.
  • Meet the son of Indian immigrants who is launching a congressional run in Arkansas.
  • Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) warns fellow Dems to take a second look before too many victory laps on the heels of their sweeping wins.
  • Obama trumps 45 in approval ratings in deep red state.
  • LULAC Comms Director heads to teen pregnancy prevention organization.
  • He’s back! Alan Keyes shows up to defend AL Senate candidate Roy Moore.
  • Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants Air Force to defend colonel accused of discrimination.
  • Ex-Sheriff David Clarke left taxpayers with a hefty bill for home security, and his response is a must-see.
  • CA AG Xavier Becerra wants LAPD to report data on race and gender.
  • JAY-Z pens an op-ed for the NYT highlighting the absurdity of the criminal justice system on the heels of Rapper Meek Mill’s controversial sentencing. Check it out in Blogs.
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Brenda Arredondo
Obamas Hit the Circuit, Cleaver Wants Rooney Rule for the Feds, and Joaquín Castro Tapped by USTA
  • Barack Obama hit the fundraising circuit Tuesday night, and Michelle Obamaheads to Connecticut today.
  • Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) intros bill to close military loophole that allows gun purchases by domestic abusers.
  • Senate Dems push DHS to accept DACA renewals delayed by the post office -- and they get results!
  • Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX) will be UT-San Antonio’s commencement speaker.
  • Meet the new leader at LA Weekly.
  • Univisión Communications has a new SVP of Music.
  • Fortune magazine names POC as their Businessperson of the Year.
  • Three congressional hopefuls jump into the race for the seat of retiringCongressman Gene Green (D-TX).
  • CHC’s BOLD PAC announces more 2018 endorsements.
  • Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker leads new $25 million fund to preserve African American culture.
  • HBCUs put billions into the nation’s economy.
  • Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) wants federal investment firms to adopt “Rooney Rule.”
  • Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) wants to simplify college financial aid.
  • USVI Governor calls on Congress to fund hurricane recovery efforts.
  • Lawmakers slam Puerto Rico officials over fishy contract.
  • Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) want PR’s debt retired so it can better handle post-hurricane rebuilding.
  • FCC votes today on a key program to help low-income internet users, and lawmakers aren’t happy about the proposed changes.
  • Lawmakers intro bill to suspend immigration raids during natural disasters.
  • FBI data shows rise in hate crimes.
  • Owner of Cards Against Humanity buys land on the border to challenge eminent domain land seizure for Trump's wall. Read about it in Blogs!
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Brenda Arredondo
Obama Gets a Pay Cut from Congress, Curbelo Takes CHC Beef to Twitter, and Tri-Caucus Grills AG Jeff Sessions
  • Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) takes beef with Congressional Hispanic Caucus to Twitter.
  • Barack Obama just got a pay cut. And his doodles just sold for more than $11K.
  • Tri-Caucus members grill AG Jeff Sessions -- we give you the highlights below.
  • Dems question House Speaker Ryan on eminent domain for the proposed border wall.
  • Labor Secretary Alex Acosta testifies today on Capitol Hill and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) has some questions for him.
  • Indian American GOPer aims to unseat Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL).
  • Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) wants answers from the NIH on gun violence research funding.
  • FUSION wants to tell your story. Yes, YOURS.
  • Former TX Mayor launches congressional bid.
  • Smithsonian’s anthology of hip hop & rap exceeds fundraising goal.
  • Congressmen Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Steve Cohen (D-TN) today intro new articles of impeachment.
  • TV One’s Roland Martin and CNN’s Jake Tapper have beef.
  • Obama alumnus joins tech and healthcare venture capital firm.
  • Time Inc. bets on the Latino market.
  • CNNMoney loses reporter covering race and inequality in America.
  • Lawmakers criticize PR government for fishy contract.
  • Tesla hit with racial discrimination lawsuit.
  • Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA) intros bill to help disabled vets with housing costs.
  • CHC Chair Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM) opens up about caretaking.
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Brenda Arredondo
Curbelo Beefs with CHC, a Day with Omarosa, and Menéndez Jury Deadlocked
  • Jury in Senator Bob Menéndez’s (D-NJ) deadlocked.
  • Tri-Caucus women team up to help TPS recipients.
  • Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) beefs with the CHC while Dreamers hang in the balance.
  • PR Governor Ricardo Rosselló is in DC asking for billions in hurricane relief aid.
  • Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) gets key win on legislation to help vets.
  • Congress says no more “eskimo.”
  • Apple diversity report finds Hispanics MIA in top management.
  • Meet the Sierra Club’s new Chief of Staff.
  • Steve Bannon talks with Black business leaders.
  • DCCC Chair Ben Ray Luján puts two key Republicans in his 2018 crosshairs.
  • Former firefighter launches WI gubernatorial bid.
  • VICE’s Motherboard has a new Special Projects Editor.
  • Public radio’s Marketplace program taps a new Executive Editor.
  • A day with Omarosa.
  • Judge delays Corrine Brown sentencing.
  • School named for Gwen Ifill.
  • The Equal Justice Initiative is opening the country’s first museum honoring victims of racial terror.
  • The U.S. Civil Rights Commission today commemorates its 60th anniversary.
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals greenlights part of Trump’s travel ban.
  • Susan Rice recaps Trump’s Asia tour.
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad has her own Barbie and Ta-Nehisi Coates talks the “n-word” in rap songs. Check it out in blogs.
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Brenda Arredondo
Bob Menéndez Juror Speaks, Al Green Moves to Impeach before Holidays, and Vanity Fair Puts Woman of Color at the Helm
  • Dismissed juror in Senator Bob Menéndez’s (D-NJ) corruption trial has something to say.
  • Details emerge in the case of Sgt. La David Johnson’s ambush death in Niger.
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) takes Equifax’s CEO to task.
  • FUSION wants to tell YOUR story! Ready to pitch Henry Louis Gates, Viola Davis, and Meryl Streep? Now is your chance! See below.
  • Congressman Al Green (D-TX) promises impeachment hearings before the holidays.
  • Meet the new COO of the Opportunity Finance Network.
  • Meet The Atlantic’s new class of Fellows for its Racial Equity program.
  • Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-TX) to be honored at Harvard.
  • Guam Senator weighing a congressional run.
  • Hawaii state Senator throws her hat into the ring for Congress.
  • Vanity Fair set to make surprising move announcing new Editor.
  • NPR has a new host for its Planet Money podcast.
  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai pushes for rules changes, including on media ownership.
  • CNN could face another racial discrimination lawsuit.
  • Prosecutors in the Corrine Brown case want more than just prison time.
  • The National Museum of the American Indian wants entries for designs on Veterans Memorial.
  • NAACP to change its tax status.
  • FEMA offers to airlift Puerto Rican residents to the mainland.
  • Hundreds of students descend on the Senate to push for DREAM Act legislation.
  • Judge orders Maryland to do something about the lack of investment in the state’s HBCUs.
  • Take a look at the influence of Black chefs in the White House.
  • Steph Curry talks troops, protests and Veterans Day in “The Noise” below. Check it out in blogs.
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Brenda Arredondo
Obama Makes Commitment to Judge, Hamilton Heads to Puerto Rico, and Henry Louis Gates Welcomes New Board Members
  • Barack Obama dismissed from jury duty but not before making a promise to the judge.
  • Dems threaten a shut down over DACA.
  • Chance the Rapper shows up at a Chicago City Council meeting opposing a Rahm Emanuel plan.
  • Michelle Obama speaks at Dreamforce.
  • Trump reverses Barack Obama’s Cuba policy.
  • Congressmen Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) and Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) intro bill to waive cost-sharing to rebuild Puerto Rico.
  • See Minyon Moore’s advice to Donna Brazile.
  • It’s #TBT. We throw it back to this time last year. Sigh.
  • Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) may face Senate Ethics Panel.
  • Meet the first Afro Latina to anchor major news broadcast.
  • Makan Delrahim is at the center of a controversial caveat in the AT&T/Time Warner merger. 
  • CNN en Español senior anchor steps down after more than two decades.
  • Yahoo! News has a new chief tech correspondent.
  • Teen Vogue sleeps just when they got woke.
  • Congressman Al Lawson (D-FL) gets a challenger.
  • AZ GOPer mulling congressional run while Indian American candidate jumps into another AZ Congressional race.
  • Latino Victory Fund not backing down from doing controversial political ads.
  • Members intro legislation to fight food deserts.
  • The Creative Thread Foundation announces its inaugural board -- see the impressive and diverse list.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Seema Verma says states will be allowed to impose Medicaid work requirements.
  • Questlove talks hip hop's influence on the culture in a penned piece for the NYT. Check it out in blogs.
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