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The Big Question for Trump’s Tax Cut Plan: How Will the Tab Be Covered?

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If approved, President Trump’s tax cut plan could bear an eye-popping price tag.…

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New Bill Aims to Boost Diversity and Black Broadcast Station Ownership

G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, is sponsoring the Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act of 2017, which could increase ownership prospects for minorities and women in the broadcasting industry, should it become a law.

Rep. G.K. Butterfield is pushing for a bill that could increase the number of African…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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The U.S. Senate Has a Diversity Problem in Its Staff

Congress has failed to move the needle, when it comes to ethnic diversity and inclusion

As policy decisions affecting all Americans are debated in the halls of Congress, you will…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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California Sen. Kamala Harris Sworn Into Congress

California's first female, black, and Indian American senator was sworn into the 115th Congress today

Kamala Harris made history Tuesday, becoming the first black woman and the first Indian American…

By Selena Hill

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Republicans Seek to Maintain Control of US Senate

34 U.S. Senate races will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate

Polls are tight and too close for comfort for Senate Republicans. Here’s a look at…

By John Burnett

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Democrats Seek Control of US House of Representatives

Will Dems be able to gain 30 seats and win control of the House on Election Day?

The best chance for Dems to win control of the House is in a presidential…

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education: Troubling Fact # 7

Vermont gets more aid for poor children than Mississippi

States with fewer poor students get more antipoverty funding than states with more poor students.

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Education Strategies – Do They Work?

Legislation calls for "evidence-based" initiatives

To understand the value of the law’s approach to evidence, it is useful to contrast…

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5 Higher Ed Issues That Should Be Dominating the Presidential Debates

Do the candidates’ debates lack a focus on higher education?

According to an important article at E-Campus News, the five higher education issues that should…

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President Obama Proposes New ‘First Job’ Funding

Aims at connecting young people to skills training that starts careers

President Obama has released details of his plan to invest billions of the FY 2017…

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Could Year-Round Pell Grants Make a Comeback?

$300 bonus incentive for those taking 15 credits or more

Currently, low-income students who attend college full-time and receive Pell Grants often run through the…

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many small businesses vulnerable to cyberthreats

[Op-Ed] Why Making Tech Companies Terrorism Monitors is a Horrible Idea

Keeping us safe from terrorist activity is not the job of Silicon Valley---it's Congress

In calls for Silicon Valley to report terrorist activity, politicians prove, once again, they have…

By Samara Lynn

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[Political Snapshot] Clyde Williams Hopes to Fill Charles Rangel’s Shoes

Williams has officially entered the race to succeed Rangel in New York’s 13th Congressional district

With the looming retirement of long-time Harlem Congressman, Charlie Rangel, quickly approaching, several candidates have…

By Hailey Wallace

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Congresswoman Jackson Lee, ICMCP on Need for Diversity in Cybersecurity

People of color could fill the industry workforce shortage

The main crux of the meeting was that while cybersecurity is critical for national security…

By Samara Lynn

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Boehner Bows Out

The emotional Speaker of the House has announced his resignation from Congress

Though Boehner has been one of President Obama’s most visible political adversaries, his own party…

By Sonja Mack

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Baltimore Mega Church Pastor Running for Congress

Jamal Bryant says Washington needs new leadership and seeks to replace Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor at Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, will run for the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Many Pell Grant Recipients Are Actually Graduating?

Some schools graduate more than others

The number of Pell grant recipients that graduate from college in six years is difficult…

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An Education Opportunity for Those Paying Their Debt to Society

Cutting off Pell grant access was a mistake

Pell grants offered an education opportunity before 1994 (when Congress cut off access) that helped…

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Lisa Ransom, Maryland’s 4th District Congressional Candidate, Represents a New Brand of Leadership

Her 'families first' platform addresses Maryland's social and economic challenges

Lisa Ransom, Maryland’s 4th District Congressional candidate, leads from the front with ‘families first’ as…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Congress: Washington Needs to ‘Get With the Program’ and Hire More Minority Asset Managers

New working group to address inclusion in federal retirement plans

Some high profile members of Congress are joining forces to make sure that minority and…

By Stacey Tisdale

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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