Friday, February 22, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
On the fifth anniversary of his My Brother's Keeper Initiative President Obama joined a town hall with Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry and young men of color. The young men took the opportunity to ask questions about his upbringing, his advice and what he sees as necessary for young people to thrive in America. Obama and Stephen Curry told the roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place.
Watch Obama and Curry speak to the young boys below:
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) originally condemned the attack on Jussie Smollet when it was first reported, going as far as calling it a "modern day lynching." Harris said Thursday that she is "sad, frustrated, and disappointed" over the allegation that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack he reported as a hate crime. Read her full statement below:
Like most of you, I've seen the reports about Jussie Smollett, and I'm sad, frustrated, and disappointed. pic.twitter.com/91OHOymShi— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 21, 2019
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, announced that the Committee has rescheduled its public hearing with President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building:
“I am pleased to announce that Michael Cohen’s public testimony before the Oversight Committee is back on, despite efforts by some to intimidate his family members and prevent him from appearing. Congress has an obligation under the Constitution to conduct independent and robust oversight of the Executive Branch, and this hearing is one step in that process.”