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Barbara Lee Named New Chairwoman of Congressional Black Caucus

November 22, 2008

barbara-lee.JPGRep. Barbara Lee was named chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday, giving the Oakland Democrat a high-profile platform to push her priorities, from increasing funding for HIV/AIDS to pushing for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

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Black Caucus Says No Special Relationship to Obama

November 20, 2008

black-caucus.jpgThe Congressional Black Caucus announced its new leaders Wednesday without mentioning President-elect Barack Obama until asked. Members disputed the notion that his historic presidency would affect their profile or their role.

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