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This Digital Platform Is Highlighting The Forgotten History Of Black Ballet

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.28.2017 | Black Voices

Many people may see the rise of black dancers like Misty Copeland, Olivia Boisson and Jasmine Perry as a new phenomenon. That couldn’t be further fr...

Reporters Should Press Coffman to Tell Us What He Thinks of Trump

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.22.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After President Obama's State of the Union Address, KOA host April Zesbaugh gave Rep. Mike Coffman another chance to offer a thought or two about Dona...

CQ Roll Call Cuts Two Reporters

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.19.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- CQ Roll Call has laid off two veteran reporters, White House Correspondent Steven Dennis and Congressional Editor/Reporter David Eldridge,...

Why American Workers Benefit from Executive Action

National Council of La Raza | Posted 02.14.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

By Catherine Singley Harvey, Program Manager, Economic and Employment Policy Project, National Council of La Raza Kenneth Blackwell's op-ed on the ec...

The Media-Pollster Axis Stole the Election

Llewellyn King | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

There is no doubt about the public mood. So why didn't the public vote when there was so much journalistic enthusiasm for the election; when an amazing amount of television time, especially on cable, was given to politics; and when radio goes at politics 24-7?

Kasey Varner

Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the sixth year running, Democrats beat their Republican colleagues in the annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. ...

Politico's Acquisition of Capital New York Is Scaring the New York Times

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media
Brian LaSorsa

Attacking outlets like Capital New York for no other reason than being new to industry might be a fun way for the Times to tout its influence today, but it won't be fun when someone else is sitting atop that throne.

Hill Superstars Revealed In New Report

Roll Call | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

Roll Call's Fabulous 50 showcases Capitol Hill's leading staffers - the people behind the scenes who wield the power and drive their party's message....

BuyPartisan Consensus: ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration

Steve Horn | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics say it's more of the same out of an Obama Administration that in the first term had a cozy relationship with corporate patrons.

Rust Belt States Ready To Decide Presidential Race

Roll Call | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Ohio is yet again swing-state ground zero in this year's presidential contest, with President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney -- plus their r...

Kucinich Loves Katy Perry

Roll Call | By Shira Toeplitz | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

In his political lifespan, Rep. Dennis Kucinich traveled the globe to meet world leaders, crisscrossed the country to run for president and even flirt...

'This Is A Mess'

Roll Call | By John Stanton and Humberto Sanchez | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

Once again, it appears Speaker John Boehner might have overestimated his Conference’s willingness to support one of his legislative packages and fin...

A Viewer's Guide to C-SPAN (VIDEO)

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Crawford

Here are some tips for C-SPAN junkies who might find watching Congress a bit puzzling at times. Clunky opening ceremonies and endless roll calls? It's all here.

Congressional Spending By The Numbers

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's what it costs to run the House of Representatives for a year: $30 million for Members and staff to travel around the country, $48 million for o...

Ryan Grim

Doughnuts For Dorgan: Drug Reimportation Killed In Deal That Might Get Cheaper Drugs For Seniors | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and the Senate leadership can't whip up the votes necessary to pass a public option or even a Medicare buy-in compromise, but they did...

Mr. President, Lead the Way to End Discrimination in the Military

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

This is the moment for the President to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." If Obama fails to seize it, many young LGBT service members will surely be fired, careers ruined.

Tank Warfare: Alaska PR Initiative Targets Polar Bears

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martin Luz

The latest entrant in the "sponsored-ideas" derby is the state of Alaska, which announced a $1.5 million, 2-year program to kill polar bears... er... sorry, the stated goal of RFP No. 505 is to:

The Best Little Whorehouse in Washington

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

In just the first half of 2009, the 15 New Democrats on Financial Services committee "received about $1.9 million in contributions from the finance, insurance and real estate industries."

AIDS Activists Shut Down Capitol Rotunda Over Obama Reversal

AMERICA blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of 26 AIDS activists chained themselves to each other in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday morning, startling visitors, shutting down the landma...

The Convention -- What I Saw

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

If unity is what the Democrats were looking for, they got it. The roll call vote was not expected to yield any surprises, and yet it did -- the timing was exquisite.

Pelosi Opens Roll Call Vote; Huertas Nominates Clinton, Wilson Nominates Obama (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nancy Pelosi officially opened the roll call vote for the nomination for president of the Democratic Party. Two names nominated: Senator Hillary Clin...

Die-Hard Hillary Supporters Play To Win At Democratic Convention

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"We're here to see Clinton emerge as the party's nominee... We now have well over the required 300 delegate signatures." Each delegate who signed the petition will wear a green lapel pin featuring the number 300 skewered by a ball-point pen."

Obama Makes the Right Move on the Hillary Roll Call

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Allowing Clinton's name on the roll call will cement her place in history and has demonstrated Obama's key character trait -- a generosity of spirit -- that is not only admirable, but it works.

Reading The Pictures: Obama Setting Up The Wood Shed

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-06-09-objl.jpg Obama must have figured this quasi-private action directed at Lieberman -- occurring just beyond camera view -- was an effective way to start marking his turf, and laying down who's in charge.

Message Testing: Hear It For Yourself

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Late last week, a North Carolina musician named David LaMotte received a survey call from Garin-Hart-Yang, the firm of Clinton pollster Geoff Garin. T...