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March 28, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
As concerns over the Trayvon Martin case mount, a congressman donned a gray hoodie Wednesday morning to deliver a speech on the House floor pressing for justice for the slain Florida teen and his family. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) spoke for moments during a time typically reserved for lawmakers to deliver one-minute speeches on any topic. "The death of Trayvon Martin is an American tragedy," the congressman said on the floor. "Racial profiling has to stop... Just because someone is a young black male and wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.
October 20, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The son of Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) was critically wounded outside his South Side Chicago home, police said. Huey Rich, 29, went through two operations at Christ Hospital and Medical Center after he was shot in the groin and thigh, hospital spokeswoman Sue Reimbold said. Rush, a former Black Panther who unsuccessfully challenged Mayor Richard M. Daley this year, went to the hospital but did not make himself available to reporters. Rep.
February 28, 2008 | Ben DuBose, Times Staff Writer
Commissioners and union leaders of the four major professional sports leagues sat side by side before a House subcommittee Wednesday, debating whether drug testing recommended in the Mitchell Report should be enforced through federal legislation or remain a collective bargaining issue. But it wasn't MLB Commissioner Bud Selig spurring the charge against congressional involvement, nor was it baseball union leader Donald Fehr.
December 31, 2008
Given his shameless refusal to step down, it's not surprising that Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich insisted on exercising his authority to appoint a U.S. senator to succeed President-elect Barack Obama. The governor, who has been accused by federal prosecutors of planning to auction off the seat, further cheapened the selection of former state Atty. Gen. Roland Burris by allowing a member of Congress to play the race card at Tuesday's news conference.
April 30, 2010 | By Ralph Vartabedian and Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles Times
Responding to Toyota Motor Corp.'s sudden acceleration crisis, a key House committee is preparing sweeping legislation that would reshape auto safety regulations and significantly boost potential fines against automakers for violating safety laws. The legislation, drafted by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), would create at least half a dozen new safety standards and rules — including a requirement that all new motor vehicles have so-called black boxes, or event data recorders, and brake override systems.
December 3, 2010 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
Requiring a do-not-track mechanism to protect consumers from companies tracking their digital footprints on the Web is worrying some lawmakers, who warned Thursday that such a move could damage the Internet economy. "What will happen to advertising-supported Internet content?" said Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), who could chair a key subcommittee dealing with online privacy when Republicans take control of the House in January. "We need to be mindful not to enact legislation that would hurt a recovering economy.
November 24, 2009 | By Mark Medina
When your job was to present controversial policies such as the Iraq war, the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and No Child Left Behind in the most positive light, it's probably not asking too much for former presidential press secretary Ari Fleischer to defend the Bowl Championship Series. Ari Fleischer Sports Communications, a sports public relations firm that works with NFL and Major League Baseball teams, was hired Saturday by new BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock to "highlight the positive aspects of the BCS."
October 4, 2007 | From Reuters
washington -- Lead would be virtually banned from toys and other goods used by children younger than 6 under bills introduced Wednesday by Democrats in both chambers of Congress after a rash of recalls of lead-contaminated products. Lead in toys has come under scrutiny by U.S. lawmakers and advocacy groups after recent recalls of millions of Chinese-made toys by Mattel Inc. and other companies, due mainly to excessive levels of lead.
November 7, 2007 | From Reuters
A congressional hearing should be held to examine the privacy aspects of Google Inc.'s plan to buy advertising company DoubleClick, the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Tuesday. "Google is an information colossus already, but add on DoubleClick's marketing power and you produce a single commercial entity that can know more about you and me than nearly everybody but mom and the IRS," Rep. Joe L.
September 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
Al Gore was trying Saturday to strengthen his ties with black lawmakers, a constituency whose support he would need should he decide to run for president in 2004. Gore received the backing of 9 in 10 black voters in 2000, a rate of support from blacks higher than his former boss, Bill Clinton, won in either of his successful presidential elections.
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