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CNN:Democrats to pitch ‘A Better Deal’ agenda: Focus on job training, lowering costs

By Ashley Killough, CNN  (CNN)Democrats will unveil an economic agenda Monday that leaders hope will bring together the progressive wing of their party and Democrats who voted for President Donald Trump, creating a united front and platform ahead of next year’s midterm elections. The plan — under the slogan “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better […]

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Observer: Top of the Heap—New York’s Political Winners of 2016

Two New Yorkers running for president (three if you count Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders)—what could be better? Well, just about anything, it turns. The ball dropped Sunday on an uncertain and despondent city, fearful for the future. Will our native-born billionaire president-elect follow through on vows to sap sanctuary cities like this one of federal funding? Will […]

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Politico: In letter seeking support for leadership post, Jeffries outlines Democratic roadmap

The economic anxiety in America “is real” and Democrats need to travel to “the heartland, inner-city communities and rural America” with a unified economic plan they can clearly articulate, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn wrote in a letter to colleagues as he seeks to become co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. In […]

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Politico: In letter seeking support for leadership post, Jeffries outlines Democratic roadmap

In letter seeking support for leadership post, Jeffries outlines Democratic roadmap The economic anxiety in America “is real” and Democrats need to travel to “the heartland, inner-city communities and rural America” with a unified economic plan they can clearly articulate, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn wrote in a letter to colleagues as he seeks […]

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New York Times: 2 Congressmen Propose Barring U.S. Prosecutors From Reading Inmates’ Emails to Lawyers

A bill introduced on Thursday by two members of Congress would bar federal prosecutors from reading emails between inmates and their lawyers, ending a practice that has angered defense lawyers and divided judges. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat from Brooklyn, and Doug Collins, a Republican from Georgia, sponsored the bill, which Mr. Jeffries said would […]

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WDSU: From Air Force One to Lower Ninth Ward: President Barack Obama visits Crescent City

This marks Obama’s ninth trip to Louisiana. The White House said Air Force One landed after a flight that offered “spectacular views over Lake Pontchartrain, the Mississippi River and a blissfully green New Orleans.” Obama greeted Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Bill Cassidy and Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who awaited Obama’s arrival, accompanied by baseball star Cedric […]

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USA Today: Black lawmakers call for more diversity in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus flew to Silicon Valley this week to turn up the heat on the nation’s largest tech companies to hire more African Americans. Caucus members met with Apple’s Tim Cook and Intel’s Brian Krzanich as well as executives from Google, Pandora and SAP to discuss how technology companies plan to fix their […]

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The Hill: Black lawmakers to push diversity in Silicon Valley

The Congressional Black Caucus is heading to Silicon Valley.  Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and two other members are slated to travel to California in early August to pressure tech leaders to put more of a focus on African-American recruitment.   The trip is part of the caucus’s Tech 2020 initiative, which launched in May […]