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Dem Kicked Off House Floor for Hoodie

Trayvon Martin protest violated rule against hats, GOP chair argued

(Newser) - Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush threw off his suit coat on the House floor today, to reveal that he was wearing a hoodie underneath as a protest against Trayvon Martin's killing. But in the middle of Rush's impassioned plea, Republican presiding officer Gregg Harper interrupted, saying "members need... More »

Burris Camp Returns to Race Card

Ill. senator hopes to box in white Dems for 2010 campaign

(Newser) - Roland Burris doesn’t have much support in Washington or money in his war chest for a reelection bid, but he retains one reliable weapon, Politico reports: the race card. As controversy over his appointment has reemerged, Burris hasn’t hesitated to chalk it up to racial politics. A Burris... More »

Rush Plays Race Card on Burris Pick

Tells Senate to take 'chill pill' and accept black member

(Newser) - Bobby Rush thinks Rod Blagojevich’s choice for Barack Obama’s Senate seat ought to get the job despite the governor’s alleged misdeeds, for one simple reason: He’s black. Yesterday at a press conference, Rush applauded the selection of Roland Burris, and urged the press not to “... More »

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