"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Changing Look Of Congress

Haven't seen this point being made elsewhere. It is, at times, amazing how much this country has changed in the past thirty years or so.


Black Lawmakers Take the Reins



The New York Times notes the "impending Democratic takeover of Congress will elevate more blacks to positions of power in the Capitol than ever: 4 major House committee chairmen, as many as 16 subcommittee chairmen, the third-ranking House Democratic leader and a senator considered a credible candidate for his party's presidential nomination."   It is so much power that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) said he hesitated to [...]



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