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White House report agrees Data Collection Overhaul is Needed

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It’s been a little over three months since President Obama‘s major speech earlier this year where he promised to inquire into federal data collection. This Thursday, his White House counsel John Podesta (full disclosure: an old co-worker of mine) released the results of a 90-day survey of government and private sector data collection practices . In sum, the […]

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Elected Officials & Pedigree: Do Voters Prefer the Average Joe or Someone Smarter Running the government?

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In September 2009, Scripps News reported that 5 percent of the members Congress were serving without having a college degree, which is not required by the Constitution, but is often assumed. “According to the Congressional Research Service,” the outlet reported. “Twenty-seven House members and one senator currently serve without a college degree.” “College degree credentials are becoming so […]

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Sandra Fluke joins Obama campaign, Jeneba Speaks on it on Sirius XM

I was on Sirius XM‘s P.O.T.U.S. Channel this evening on its Showdown 2012 show which brings in the best minds in politics and policy to discuss the upcoming presidential election and the ongoing campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican candidate former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. During the show, I discussed the recent interjection of […]

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Obama responds to Supreme Court Arizona v. US ruling

Just got the White House response to the controversial Supreme Court ruling in the case where the US challenged the law that would have empowered police to randomly stop and ask for the immigration status of people police suspect may be in the country illegally. Statement by the President on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on […]

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Congress approves Start Up crowdfunding bill; 22 Crowdfunding sites to apply to now

Today,  the Senate passed its version of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) act, which helps small start ups raise capital by supporting and authorizing crowdfunding, a process of raising money. Instead of seeking out angel investors or venture capitalists, crowdfunding enables individuals, collectives and startups to gather donations or microinvestments in their product, project […]

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Obama: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”

Many supporters of the parents of the 17-year old Sanford, Florida teen gunned down by a community watchman have been calling on the president to address the Trayvon Martin case. He did today while addressing an audience about the nomination of Korean-American and ex Dartmouth College president Jim Yong Kim to replace the resigning Bob […]

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The Final Approved US Debt Ceiling Deal broken down for the average man

Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett held a call with reporters this afternoon outlining the details of the debt ceiling deal reached with Congressional leaders this week. Tonight, the House of Representatives voted on it by a margin of 269-161. Sixty-six Republicans and 95 Democrats voted against it. The Bill now moves to the Senate […]

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Men tweet about politics more than women, Radian6 analyzes

From a press release from Radian6 which analyzed the tweets sent in for the July 6 scheduled Twitter Town Hall with President Barack Obama: In advance of the Twitter Town Hall at the White House, Twitter analysis by Radian6 reveals that financial security and national protection are the two primary political concerns of Twitter users. Radian6 analyzed […]

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State & Local black elected officials met with the White House

Went to the White House yesterday to cover the NPA roundtable. It was interesting. Here’s the report I did up for Politic365: Yesterday, President Obama and senior officials from nine federal agencies, met with leaders of the National Policy Alliance (NPA), an 11-member coalition of African American local elected officials and policy-related organizations.  The meeting […]

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Right of Black Co-host takes on Tucker Carlson’s Vick Comments

Last Tuesday, during the slow political news week, Tucker Carlson while sitting in for Sean Hannity on Fox replied to President Obama voicing approval for Vick’s return. During the piece (seen above) he suggests that Vick should have been executed for his dog fighting offenses. Because the holidays had me so busy, I totally missed […]

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