Congress

You may not know Chaka Fattah but you should. Fattah has helped more than 25 million individuals through programs and initiatives he has created since…

The Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to slash food stamps for 850,000 households across the nation, resulting in an average $90 per month loss in…

Some of the terror suspects being held in Guantanamo Bay are one step closer to being released. That’s because Congress just passed a defense bill including…

A casualty of the current government budget deal was the extension of federal unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed. That means come Dec. 28, 1.3…

To high acclaim, President Barack Obama renewed the White House Initiative on Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 2010. The initiative proposed nearly $100…

When the Great Recession hit, food stamps were one of the ways the federal government tried to help struggling families keep their heads above water.…

A recent poll taken by the group Public Policy Polling found that folks across the country actually like cockroaches — among other disturbing things — more…

House Speaker John Boehner took aim at president Obama yesterday, claiming Obama was overstepping his bounds and constitutional authority  by enacting job programs. See also: John Boehner On Occupy Wall Street: ‘I Understand People’s Frustrations’ The Proud Birthplace Of President Barack Obama Boehner  also chided Obama’s new refinancing schemes for student loans and home mortgages, warning […]

A mere 12 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. Congress’ disapproval ratings match its all-time low, recorded in October 2008 at the height of the economic crisis. Only 6 percent of registered voters say that most members of Congress have […]

Roland Martin appears in The Situation Room with Rich Galen and host Wolf Blitzer to debate if Congress and President Obama should cancel their breaks. There is a mounting backlash against Washington over the debt crisis and lawmakers going on vacation with the nation in crisis.