Black lawmakers urge Obama to act on gun control

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday told members of the Congressional Black Caucus he will focus on gun violence, an administration official said.
Black lawmakers see racism in Rice blame

Black lawmakers see racism in Rice blame

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Congress' highest-ranking black lawmaker says he suspects Republicans are pillorying U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice because she is black.
Democrats say Romney lied during debate

Democrats say Romney lied during debate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers say Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney was "lying" during the presidential debate in Denver.
House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Democrat after Democrat spoke Friday in a near-empty U.S. House chamber, criticizing Republican leaders for going into recess while major bills languish.

Dems ask Boehner to keep House in session

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democratic leaders called on Speaker John Boehner Thursday to cancel the House recess until economic, budgetary and job-related issues are addressed.

Supercommittee failure likely

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. congressional supercommittee's likely failure to agree on deficit reduction is likely to set up another fiscal wrangle in Congress, lawmakers say.

GOP 'scaled back' cuts for Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A Republican U.S. senator said Saturday GOP members on the deficit-reduction supercommittee are making huge compromises to reach a deal, but Democrats are not.
Racial unity hailed at Selma anniversary

Racial unity hailed at Selma anniversary

SELMA, Ala., March 7 (UPI) -- Black Democrats welcomed Alabama's new Republican governor to commemorations of the Selma voting rights march and hailed improved relations.
Hoyer wants to be minority whip

Hoyer wants to be minority whip

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., announced Monday afternoon he is going after the minority whip post now that Democrats will lose the House majority.

Clyburn: Obama must 'prioritize'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A leading House Democrat suggested Sunday an Obama administration might defer raising taxes on the top 5 percent of U.S. wage earners.
Uncommitted superdelegates ready to commit

Uncommitted superdelegates ready to commit

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is expected to pick up the backing of the top African-American in Congress in his bid to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

Democrats' leaders want drama to end

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Democratic Party leaders say they're urging a superdelegates' meeting in June, hoping to avoid a protracted intraparty U.S. presidential nomination fight.
Clinton: Obama needs to back up oratory

Clinton: Obama needs to back up oratory

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton dismissed what she called a "mischaracterization" of her campaign's comments about rival Barack Obama Sunday.

U.S. Democrats resurrect old ethics bill

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats in Washington resurrected an ethics bill from the previous Congress to serve as the basis for a new reform measure.

Black Caucus poised for key House roles

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Congressional Black Caucus members are in line for key leadership roles in the U.S. House of Representatives when the Democrats assume control in January.

Democrats avoid leadership contests

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Democrats have avoided what might have been a divisive contest for majority whip when they take over the U.S. House of Representatives in January.

More Abramoff contacts with Congress noted

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Two Democrats and two aides of U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, took trips at least partially paid for a lobbyist at the center of an ethics controversy.

House Democrats to draw up faith agenda

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wants her party to develop a faith agenda for 2006 to try to reconnect with religious-minded American voters.

House Democrats reappoint leaders

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats re-elected their leadership Wednesday, but the question of who will lead the election-oversight position in their caucus remains open.

Democrats ask network for election PSAs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- In a letter to NBC Chairman Robert Wright Wednesday, senior House Democrats asked the network to undertake a public awareness campaign about voters' rights.

Nader demands apology from black House Dems

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader has asked the Congressional Black Caucus for an apology for the use of racial epitaph in a meeting last month. The Hill newspaper reported Wedensday that the long-time consumer activist sent a letter Tuesday

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UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 18, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
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