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Congressional black caucus urging Obama to appoint Oakland’s Barbara Lee as Secretary of Labor

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President Barack Obama has been urged by the head of the Congressional Black Caucus to nominate Oakland Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee for U.S. Secretary of Labor, according to a letter released today. Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge mailed her letter this week to Obama, recommending that he nominate Lee to fill the post [...] [Read More]

Rep. Barbara Lee blames “radical right” on sinking Susan Rice

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Reaction is rolling in to UN Ambassador Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration for Secretary of State — and East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, for one, is ticked: “I am profoundly disappointed that Ambassador Rice, such a well qualified woman of color, would be denied the opportunity to become our next Secretary of [...] [Read More]