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Washington Report: Democrats & Republicans Sound Off on Temporary Budget Solution

With the deadline looming, politicians on both sides of the issue try to find a common ground

Congressional lawmakers have just a week to negotiate a deal to fund the federal government…

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Washington Report: Dems and GOP Fight Over Funding; Black Farmers Still Seek Relief; SBA Helps with Refinancing

BLACK ENTERPRISE Washington Correspondent Joyce Jones reports on the latest news from the White House…

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Why Democrats and Republicans Hate Obama’s New Budget

While both sides argue over new proposal, African-Americans brace for "negative effect" of spending cuts

President Obama delivered his 2012 budget proposal to Congress this week, citing it will reduce…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: January Jobs Numbers, Healthcare Reform and Obama on Egypt

A roundup of the latest news from the White House and Congress

BLACK ENTERPRISE Washington Correspondent Joyce Jones provides a roundup of the latest news from the…

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Washington Report: House Republicans Pass Healthcare Repeal

The battle over heathcare continues on Capital Hill

Democrats and Republicans spent most of Wednesday streaming on and off of the House floor…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Ends Year on a High, Surviving Midterm Shellacking

One expert predicts Republicans won’t be so compromising next year

Looking toward the future
The media has been abuzz this week over President Obama’s conversation with…

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Washington Report: Obama Signs Middle Class Tax Cuts Bill Into Law

One lawmaker fears that voters (and Presdent Obama) will suffer for it later

After two weeks of venting and handwringing by their colleagues, House Democratic leaders were able…

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Washington Report: RNC’s Michael Steele Running for Reelection

The Republican National Committee chair tells Fox News he's ready for round two

Speculation over whether Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele would seek a second term came…

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Washington Report: Congressional Black Caucus Opposes Obama Tax Plan

How will the plan impact the lives of African-Americans? The debate continues

The Congressional Black Caucus and the White House delivered dueling messages about how President Obama’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Black Farmers Settlement Bill Clears the House

Black farmers may soon be compensated, but some say the claims process will be a tough row to hoe

After decades of waiting, Black farmers may soon be compensated for acts of discrimination. But…

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Washington Report: Congresswoman Maxine Waters Wants Her Day in Court

The ethics committee asks for more time to build its case against her

Rep. Maxine Waters is calling on the ethics committee to schedule her trial before the…

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Washington Report: Funding for Black Farmers Stalled Again

Senate fails to finalize bill to pay for settlement

Despite broad support, legislation to finalize $4.6 billion in settlements with black farmers and American…

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Washington Report: Black Tea Partiers Fight Charges of Racism

Members denounce notion that there are racists among them

Black conservatives held a press conference on Wednesday to denounce the notion that there are…

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Washington Report: Maxine in Troubled Waters

BE 100s bank at center of lawmaker’s ethics allegations

An investigative subcommittee has found substantial reason to believe that Rep. Maxine Waters violated House…

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Washington Report: New Vote on Black Farmers Settlement

Senate Democratic leadership hopes bill will appeal to Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to call for a unanimous consent vote on a…

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Obama Counters Critics of His Education Policies

Civil rights groups want programs that will have greater impact on minority students

President Barack Obama defended his administration’s education reform policies during a Thursday morning speech delivered…

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As Obama Talks Up Small Businesses, Vote on Lending Looms

White House hopes to boost confidence in the economy

With the Senate on the verge of taking a final vote on the Small Business…

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Rangel Welcomes Chance to Respond to Ethics Charges

Failure to report income is one of many accusations the New York lawmaker faces

A House investigative panel announced Thursday a finding that Rep. Charles Rangel has violated congressional…

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Unemployment Benefits Extended

Millions of jobless will receive retroactive payments within a month

African Americans whose unemployment insurance checks stopped coming as Senate lawmakers engaged in weeks of…

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USDA Chief Offers Emotional Apology to CBC Over Sherrod

Tom Vilsack sought forgiveness, atonement for firing

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak participated in an emotionally charged meeting with several members of the…

By Joyce Jones

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