WASHINGTON (whitehouse.gov) —
As we've been talking about President Obama's plan to make it easier for responsible homeowners to refinance, we've heard many different questions about the process.
WASHINGTON--Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) Co-Chair of Congressional Progressive Caucus, released the following statement after voting for H.R. 4348, Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012:
“After more than 100 days of inaction, John Boehner and Republicans in the House of Representatives have finally agreed to support America’s roads, bridges, and students. This will be good news for hundreds of 5th District residents and local leaders who have contacted me about stalled transportation projects.
Washington, D.C. — Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, released the following statement today after President Obama called on Congress to cut taxes for Americans making under $250,000:
I am fired up.
Just a few minutes ago, I delivered the opening keynote address before thousands of local and national NAACP leaders who have come to our 103rd Annual Convention in Houston. I talked about the face of hope.
Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District has been a Democratic stronghold for years, so it would seem its current seat holder, Rep. Keith Ellison, has an easy path to re-election this November.
His Republican challenger, Chris Fields sees things a bit differently.
“I’m no dummy,” said Fields during a recent interview at his condo in the Warehouse District. “In 2006, 60 percent of democrats didn’t vote for [Ellison] in the primary. 44 percent of voters didn’t vote for him in the general. We [Republicans] haven’t put a credible candidate up against him.”
CHICAGO – Determined to build a movement to protect the gains of the Civil Rights Movement from states’ rights forces in motion throughout the country, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition is set to host its national conference in Chicago, July 11-14, at the Chicago Hilton and Towers Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Avenue.
Hosted by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., the 41st annual conference of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund, titled ”A More Perfect Union: Closing the Gap and Expanding the Tent”, will once again bring influential thought leaders together in a an innovative exchange of ideas.
NEW YORK -- The opening address at the National Urban League’s 2012 Conference will be delivered by President Barack Obama.
The President will address the Conference on Wednesday, July 25, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
“We’re thrilled and proud to welcome the President to our Annual Conference for the third time,” said Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League. “It has become a tradition for Presidents and major-party candidates to address the conference, not only to share their agenda for the nation, but also to hear ours.”
June 27, 2012, (MINNEAPOLIS) Police continue their investigation into the circumstance of the death of 5-year-old Nizzel Anthony George.
Homicide investigators, officers from the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team and Fourth Precinct officers are working to find answers and to try and identify the responsible party. George was killed Jun. 26 when a bullet struck him while he laid sleep on a living room couch. The incident occurred around 8:00 a.m. that morning on the 4500 block of Bryant Ave N. in the Camden neighborhood.
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Los Angeles Times: The court saved my lifeline
“Not to be overly dramatic, but for me the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act was a matter of life and death. Because the law was largely upheld, I will be able to continue receiving treatment for breast cancer. I was one of the early beneficiaries of the law. When I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer late last year, I had no health insurance, which meant my options were extremely limited. No insurer would pick up someone in my circumstances. But luckily, the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan had already kicked in, and it made it possible for me to purchase insurance under a government program. I was uninsured not because I'm a lazy, freeloading deadbeat but because my husband and I are self-employed. We had been purchasing health insurance on the individual market along with 6% of the rest of the population. But after exhausting all of our resources trying to keep up with premiums of $1,500 a month, we had no choice but to cancel it.”
President Obama's plan to give mortgage relief to responsible homeowners boils down to one important principle. He wants to simplify the refinancing process.
And the very first step is to let people know if they would benefit from the President's proposal -- so we've built a tool to help answer that question.
Just enter a few basic facts about your mortgage, and this tool will help you figure out if you currently qualify for easy, low-cost refinancing -- or whether, like millions of families, you need Congress to act to help you lower your interest rate.
"The actions this week in the nation's capital seek to defend the U.S. Postal Service and hundreds of thousands of unionized jobs. This is of critical importance not only for labor but for every community in this country. For the African-American community it is especially critical since the USPS is one of the largest employers of Black workers in the country. The unemployment rate for Black workers is officially over 16 percent. The real number is double that or more. These are depression numbers for Black America and the loss of more than 100,000 decent-paying unionized postal jobs will be devastating. The courageous hunger strikers protesting in Washington, D.C., June 25-28 are helping shine a bright light on what is happening in the boardrooms of Wall Street and in the back rooms in the Capitol Building.