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Jennifer Bendery

Trayvon Martin: Rep. Bobby Rush Thrown Off House Floor For Wearing Hoodie

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was thrown off the House floor Wednesday after wearing a hoodie and sunglasses in protest of the Trayvon Martin...

Does Rahm Emanuel's Endorsement Help Christian Mitchell in Legislative Primary Fight?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been actively wading into Democratic legislative primary fights. And Emanuel did so again recently, throwing his support to Christian Mitchell. What will Rahm's support reel in that Mitchell lacks?

Black Democrats Join GOP In Criticisms Of Illinois Redistricting

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

Story has been updated with additional comments from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Three African-American congressmen from Illinois have expressed concer...

WATCH: Thousands Pack Into South Side Job Fair

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

While unemployment numbers fell slightly nationwide this week, there are still thousands without jobs in the Chicago area-- and some 7,000 jobseekers ...

The Maid and the Millionaire

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Bobby Rush

I have to say it, even if nobody else wants to. I think we need to have a national conversation about how "we the people" have reacted to the alleged sexual assault of Nafissatou Diallo by Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Police Chief, Congressman Speak Out On Flash Mob Violence

Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

After a weekend of violence in an upscale Chicago neighborhood, city leaders are speaking out about the growing discussion of crimes perpetrated by yo...

Lucia Graves

House Republicans Mock Claim Koch Brothers Could Benefit From Oil Pipeline

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- At a hearing on the approval of the Keystone XL, a controversial oil pipeline that would expand Canada's oil sand imports to refineries ...

Democrats Probe Koch's Interest In Oil Sands Pipe

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

Democratic U.S. lawmakers have asked Congressional panels to look into whether Koch, an energy company led by brothers who are powerhouses in conserva...

Un-American, Anti-Muslim Hearings Serve No Useful Purpose

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

I want my Muslim brothers and sisters to know that Thursday was not a day that brought honor to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Accountability: Who Else Will Go the Way of Congressman Bobby Rush?

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rucker

No member of Congress is beyond reproach. Every member of Congress should be open scrutiny of their record, and every member should be judged by his or her record. It's critical to an effective democracy.

Make No Mistake, Color of Change Does Not Represent Black Interests

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

The Internet advocacy organization Color of Change is not as focused on the needs and interests of African Americans and communities of color as they ...

Rush Address at Minority Telecom Council's 2011 Broadband and Social Justice Summit

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

In terms of the media, communications and technology industries, minority businesses and entrepreneurs risk falling even farther behind their white counterparts. If we don't take aggressive measures we'll continue to fall behind.

A Key Victory for Net Neutrality

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Rucker

While the White House and FCC sold us out on net neutrality, yesterday produced an important victory in the fight for an open internet. Congressman Bobby Rush was denied the position after ColorOfChange members opposed his candidacy.

Congressman Rush Avoids the Real Issue

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rucker

Last Thursday I wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asking that she not endorse Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) in his effort to become Rankin...

Civility -- and Why Bobby Rush Should Be the Ranking Communications Subcommittee Member

David Honig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Honig

Congressman Bobby Rush has supported five of the six Open Internet principles, but he's quite properly concerned about the FCC's proposed economic non-discrimination principle on jobs.

Bobby Rush: Black Community Must Find ‘Consensus Candidate'

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has run against Mayor Richard M. Daley and then worked to help the mayor and his City Council allies win re-election. Th...

City Council's Black Caucus Prepares For Mayoral Elections

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Political leaders from Chicago's black community are scouting for candidates for the upcoming mayoral election. Some aldermen were joking about how ev...

Bobby Rush: Alexi Giannoulias 'Just The Same Old Stuff' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Barack Obama's former Senate seat in Illinois on the line this November, national Democrats have pulled together to try and hold the seat in the ...

A Mother's Day Tribute from Rep. Bobby Rush, Sen. Robert Menendez, Mrs. Carol Blocker and Leading Women's Activists

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rep. Bobby Rush

On May 6, on a bright shining day on Capitol Hill only days away from this Sunday's Mother's Day commemoration, U. S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), U. S....

Killer Whales, Toxic Chemicals, and a Mom

Holly Lohuis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Holly Lohuis

Fake grassroots groups like the pro-industry Coalition for Chemical Safety are a distraction from the real work of reforming our nation's toxic chemical laws.

Dan Lipinski The Only Illinois Democrat To Vote 'No' On Health Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Dan Lipinski was the only Illinois Democrat to vote "no" for the historic health reform bill that passed the House Sunday, one of 34 Democrats na...

Bobby Rush Still 'Very Undecided' On Health Reform

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The only man to ever have beaten Barack Obama could help hand him a defeat in the House. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), who handed Barack Obama his only...

40 Members Of Congress Reportedly Sleep In Their Capitol Hill Offices

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's going on 10 p.m. when House Democrat Mike Quigley, in track pants and a T-shirt, tosses a flimsy mattress on the floor of his congressional offic...

Man Killed Over Stolen Toothpaste: CVS Murder Victim's Father Sues, Politicians Speak Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The death of a man who was detained and choked by a CVS employee after he allegedly stole crayons and toothpaste from the Chicago store has community ...

House Jobs Bill: Representatives From Chicago Area Line Up Against HIRE Act

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When running for U.S. Senate, every political move counts. So it's no surprise that Rep. Mark Kirk, the Republican candidate for Roland Burris' Senate...