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House Directs Pentagon To Ignore Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill on Thursday that would bar the Department of Defense from using...

Longtime Congressman Faces Ethics Probe

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is currently the subject of an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics, the congressman of more than 20 years revealed ...

Chats with Dr. John on Bobby Rush, Jon Langford and Grouplove's Christian Zucconi, Plus Luke Wade's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Listen, all these kids here with a piece, I'd written a line in a song on my last record about "Kids with Uzis, ice suckers, Death is a always thing." You can't get away from that mess. Whatever the kids got, the adults put them in their hands. They don't know what the hell they're doing, the kids."

Newt Gingrich Spars With Dem Rep Over Hoodie

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich jabbed at Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) on Sunday, circling back to a decision the Democratic representative made to hon...

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 3

Debra Devi | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

On my Mississippi Delta book tour for The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu I met people working together to develop a blues tourism industry with the potential to economically rescue the Delta -- the poorest region in our nation.

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 2

Debra Devi | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

"They say that so-called twelve-bar stuff is the black man's blues and country western of that day was the white man's blues, but there's a very thin line between the two musics. Only difference is the beat, and the bars to some extent, but the stories of happiness, sadness, being lonesome. All that was the same."

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 1

Debra Devi | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

If you haven't paid a visit to the Mississippi Delta yet, plan one now to this starkly beautiful, richly musical place. You'll thank me as you roll down 61, with cotton fields fanning out on either side under an impossibly wide blue sky.

Joe Walsh Blasts First Lady For Attending Hadiya Pendleton Funeral

Posted 02.08.2013 | Chicago

Making good on his threat promise that he's not going away, ex-Congressman Joe Walsh reared his head Friday morning to blast the first lady for travel...

Gun Violence Debate Highly Personal For Some Lawmakers

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

* Congress group includes crime witness, accident victim * Sense grows that time is ripe for gun control By Thomas Ferra...

Video Of Alleged CVS Shoplifter's Killing Prompts Call For New Probe

Posted 01.18.2013 | Chicago

After the leaking of a disturbing video showing the final moments of Anthony Kyser being attacked and killed by the manager of a CVS pharmacy in Chica...

WATCH: Chicagoans React To Zimmerman's Murder Charge

Posted 04.12.2012 | Chicago

Chicago natives who have spoken out against the shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida were relieved when George Zimmerman, who kil...

Bravo Congressman Rush

Hermene Hartman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Bobby Rush used the hoodie and sunglasses to symbolize the sterotype of the black male of the street and to dramatize the racial profiling that goes on in America with the ordinary black male John Does daily.

Allen West Slams Bobby Rush For Wearing Hoodie On House Floor

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

On the "Laura Ingraham Show" on Thursday morning, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) attacked Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) for wearing a hooded sweatshirt on the Ho...

Jennifer Bendery

Pelosi: Rep. Who Wore Hoodie On House Floor 'Deserves A Great Deal Of Credit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday praised Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) for wearing a hoodie on the House floor in pr...

Joe Walsh: Bobby Rush Should Be Outraged About 'Black On Black' Crime In Chicago

Posted 03.29.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) weighed in on the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin Wednesday, and said he hopes those outraged about the unarmed black...

John Boehner Weighs In On Bobby Rush Hoodie

Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner commented Thursday on the hoodie Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was thrown off the House floor for wearing. "I think the rule...

Bobby Rush, Not The First To Violate Hat Rule

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

On Wednesday, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was escorted off the House floor for wearing a hoodie in honor of Trayvon Martin, the teenager killed in Florid...

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?

Congressman Compares NCAA To Mafia

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 01.01.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressman compared the NCAA to the Mafia over how it controls the lives of student athletes. "I think they're just ...

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 ...