Emanuel Cleaver News
Black Congressman Says He Gets 'Avalanche of Mean-Spirited' Calls After Personal Numbers Leaked
An African American congressman who represents Kansas City, Missouri, said he has received an “avalanche of mean-spirited phone calls” -- including from "N-word sickos" -- since hackers allegedly leaked the cell phone numbers and other personal information of nearly all Democrats in the House of
Obama Racial Legacy: Pride, Promise, Regret _ and Deep Rift
As the nation's first black president, Obama brought pride and hope to the White House, but some say his legacy as a pioneer is clouded by racial backlash and deep divisions along black-white lines
Democrats Vow to Continue Gun Control Protests as House Adjourns
The U.S. House of Representatives finally adjourned until July 5 after sit-in protests by Democrats halted business in the chamber for more than 17 hours. Despite the decision to end the legislative session, more than a dozen Democratic members, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,
Michael Brown's Family Gets Sympathy From Congress
Members of Congress from around the country posted messages of sympathy for the family of Michael Brown after a grand jury cleared the Ferguson police officer who shot the teenager, but the elected officials included in their messages calls for peace and changes in the criminal justice system. Rep.
Secret Service Under Fire: Is the President Safe?
After controversy rocks the nation's most elite security detail, the powerhouse roundtable debates whether the Secret Service is still capable of protecting the president.
FBI, Police Investigating Molotov Cocktails Thrown at Congressman's Office
The FBI is investigating after two apparent Molotov cocktails were found at an office of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver , D-Missouri, early Thursday. Police responded to Cleaver’s Kansas City district office after alarms went off at around 3 a.m. Thursday, FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said. It
Lawmakers Rip Ferguson Police Response to Protesters
Since protests erupted over the death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African American man shot to death by a Caucasian police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, police clad in riot gear have unleashed tear gas and smoke bombs to try to control demonstrators. The law enforcement...
The Primary Primer: A Marquee Match-Up Featuring an Obama Cousin
ABC’s Shushannah Walshe and Caleb Jackson report: We have three days of primaries this week with six states voting, but today we’ll be watching Kansas, Missouri, Washington, and Michigan. There’s a marquee match-up in Kansas that’s another GOP establishment vs. tea party brawl, and this...
Should Members of Congress Make More Than Their $174K?
Most Americans would probably look at someone making $174,000 a year and imagine how a more lucrative income could change their own lives. Bigger home, nicer car, perhaps another child, private education, some international travel. Endless possibility. But even that much money, which goes to...