Tag: Politics
Airdate: March 17, 2009

First African American administrator of the EPA explains her views on environmental racism.

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March 11th, 2009

As we mentioned yesterday, it’s Women’s History Month. And today, President Obama signed an executive order creating a White House Council on Women and Girls. The council’s first year will be focused on the “economic status of women,” establishing a “balance between work and family,” preventing “violence against women, at home and abroad” and improving [...]

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February 24th, 2009

Just about everybody is scared these days. French consumer confidence is down. German business confidence is down. Consumer confidence is up in Canada and Italy. But consumer confidence is down in Mexico, and many foreign workers in Dubai just skipped town when they lost their jobs. In the United States, well, Americans are not very [...]

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February 17th, 2009

As we mentioned last week, you can track the progress of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at Recovery.gov. The site launched Tuesday after President Obama signed the so-called stimulus bill into law.

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February 16th, 2009

In honor of Presidents’ Day, Marvel Comics released the “Gettysburg Distress” online for free today. The six-page digital comic is the tale of Captain America and Spider-Man doing a little time travel to witness Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Marvel Comics is also playing up its “Amazing Spider-Man No. 583,” which features President Barack Obama (see Sean’s [...]

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February 13th, 2009

The winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary Thursday night was a critically acclaimed HBO documentary called “The Black List: Volume One.” The producers interviewed African American luminaries from art, government, business and sports and allowed them to tell their stories in their own words. Just in time for African American History Month, [...]

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February 12th, 2009

The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization turns 100 today and kicks off a one-year celebration (Click here for the NAACP timeline). The Baltimore-based organization has come a long way in its 100-year history and recently drafted a list of priorities for the Obama administration‘s first year in office. Image: NAACP Chairman Julian Bond [...]

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February 11th, 2009

The following video could be mistaken for an SNL skit. During Wednesday’s House Financial Services Committee‘s hearing on TARP accountability, Congresswoman Maxine Waters referred to the eight bank CEOs as “captains of the Universe.” There was some confusion during her grilling of the bank chiefs and a call for the California congresswoman to calm down. [...]

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February 9th, 2009

There was Change.gov. Then there was the revamped WhiteHouse.gov, which looked an awful lot like Change.gov. And did you know there was a USA.gov? Well, there’s another “dot gov.” The Obama administration created Recovery.gov so that Americans can keep track of the stimulus bill (a.k.a. the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) and “see how and [...]

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February 2nd, 2009

Now that Obama is in the White House and there’s no use for all of those countdown clocks, a couple of meters have popped up. 1) The Change-o-Meter, run by Slate, assigns a daily score to President Obama based on how much his “administration is changing Washington.” Highest score so far is 60. Slate gave [...]

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