Here's What Happened When We Asked Black Congressmen About Ellison's Push For A 'Black State'

Politics | Alex Pfeiffer
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 09: Congressional Black Caucus members (R-L) Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA); Rep. David Scott (D-GA), Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL), Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) hold a news conference about health care reform at the U.S. Capitol September 9, 2009 in Washington, DC. Lee said the caucus expects President Barack Obama to show support for a "robust" public option during his speech to Congress tonight. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘I don’t see anything really objectionable’

Democratic Congressman: Israeli Settlers Are 'Termites'

Politics | Steve Guest

Also compared the Israeli Defense Minister to ‘right-wing’ Trump

Dem Rep: There's An 'Open Season On Black Men In America'

Politics | Alex Griswold

Hyperbole, thy name is Democrat.

Dem Rep Compares Obama's Executive Amnesty To Emancipation Proclamation

Politics | Alex Griswold

He also “speculated about which of its defenders would star in a movie adaptation.’

Democratic congressman apologizes for using the 'm-word' in rambling floor speech [VIDEO]

Politics | Caroline May

‘I used an analogy that some find offensive’

Dem. falsely claims Holder used privilege - TheDC

Politics | Matthew Boyle

‘You really don’t know why the attorney general has invoked executive privilege’

In quake's wake, congressman revives claim that Guam could 'tip over and capsize' - TheDC

World | Matthew Boyle

Rep. Hank Johnson pokes fun at himself on Twitter by referencing 2010 comment at a House hearing

Congressman says tea party, NRA 'manufactured' Fast and Furious controversy - TheDC

Politics | Matthew Boyle

‘I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement’

TheDC Analysis: 2010's People of the Year - TheDC

US | Jamie Weinstein

Alvin Greene, Rick Sanchez, Sarah Palin and more make the cut

Congressional candidate gets blackballed - The Daily Caller

Politics | Alex Pappas

Liz Carter is white and thus banned from a debate against those running for Rep. Hank Johnson’s seat in Georgia

I’m dumb and I’m proud!

Opinion | Tom O'Connor

For a long time now, we dumb people have hoped for a leader who could blaze new trails; who could go where no dummy has gone before. Finally, that role model has mounted the national stage, front and center. I speak, of course, of Attorney General Eric Holder.

Third world diseases coming to US - ABC NEWS

US | interns

Researchers and legislators are trying to determine just how far some obscure but deadly third world diseases have penetrated into the United States

GOPer hoping to 'capsize' Dem congressman - The Daily Caller

Politics | Alex Pappas

Democratic congressman Hank Johnson became an internet sensation last month by suggesting that the island of Guam could ‘tip over and capsize’ due to overpopulation