Civil rights leaders and black lawmakers, worried that minority communities would be robbed of influence in Albany, on Saturday denounced a plan by Republicans and a group of dissident Democrats to join together to preside over the State Senate. Continue reading
President Barack Obama handily defeated Gov. Mitt Romney and won himself a second term Tuesday after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Networks project that Obama beat Romney after nabbing the crucial state of Ohio. Continue reading
According to his own Family Record, Aaron was born 16 October 1787 in Worthington, MA, son of David Clark and his second wife Lydia Benjamin. Continue reading
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Today, Rep. Charles Rangel released a report that details the impact of the Republicans’ Patients’ Rights Repeal Act on the hundreds of thousands of Americans who live in the New York’s 15th Congressional District. This week, the House Republican Leadership is bringing this legislation to the House Floor for a vote. Continue reading
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin surprised supporters Friday and announced she is resigning from office at the end of the month, leaving open the possibility she would seek a run for the White House in 2012.
The news rattles a Republican Party plagued with setbacks in recent weeks, including extramarital affairs disclosed by two other 2012 presidential prospects, Nevada Sen. John Ensign and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. Palin and her staff kept her future plans shrouded in mystery, and it was unclear if the controversial hockey mom would quietly return to private life or begin laying the foundation for a presidential bid.
Palin hinted she had a bigger role in mind, saying she wanted to make a “positive change outside government.” But she kept supporters in suspense, promising on Twitter: “We’ll soon attach info on decision to not seek re-election … this is in Alaska‘s best interest, my family’s happy … it is good. Stay tuned.”
The Democratic-controlled House passed President Obama’s $819 billion stimulus bill …
that will assist families and business from Harlem to Houston, with Republicans unanimously opposed. (Jan. 28)