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  Jonah Goldberg on Congressional Black Caucus on National Review Online
The caucus lives in a fantasy in which it is the "conscience of the Congress." Immune to the sort of scrutiny that many other groups receive, it has benefited from the soft bigotry of low expectations for decades.
The Congressional Black Caucus and its sundry enablers are the intellectual heirs of Moynihan's critics.
But the caucus has failed to provide the morally serious leadership — the kind that builds on the historic social conservatism and self-reliance of African Americans —; that is sorely needed.
www.nationalreview.com /goldberg/goldberg200603310748.asp   (895 words)

  
  Iowa caucus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since 1976, the Iowa caucus has been the first indication of which candidate for President of the United States would win the nomination of his or her political party at that party's national convention.
While the Iowa caucus has been the first such caucus each year in the United States for a century, it came to national attention only in 1976, when obscure Georgia governor Jimmy Carter won the most votes at the Democratic caucus.
The Iowa caucus is less-binding than the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary because Iowan caucus-goers elect delegates to county conventions, who, in turn, elect delegates to district and state conventions where, ultimately, the national convention delegates are selected.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iowa_caucus   (1350 words)

  
 Caucus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, a caucus is a meeting of local members of a political party or subgroup to nominate candidates, plan policy, etc., in the Congress of the United States or other similar representative organs of government.
The usage of caucus in Canada is similar to that of New Zealand; caucus refers to all members of a particular party elected to parliament or a provincial legislature.
In Canada, these members elect among themselves a caucus chair who presides over their meetings and is an important figure when the party is in opposition and an important link between cabinet and the backbench when the party is in government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caucus   (662 words)

  
 LWVMNEF Precinct Caucus Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The precinct caucus is the grassroots level of major party activity in the state of Minnesota.
It is in the precinct caucus that the formal process of candidate selection begins and here is your opportunity to speak for candidates who may be chosen to represent your party in the general election in November.
Upon arrival at the caucus site, you will be asked to sign your name and address on a sheet that states that the undersigned agree with party principles and intend to support party candidates in the coming election.
www.lwvmn.org /EdFund/caucus.asp   (1478 words)

  
 California Democratic Party Computer & Internet Caucus - Serving all California Democrats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Caucus contacts with elected officials has stressed the need for economic development as a path toward a culture of self-determination.
The caucus credo: "With regard to business and economic development, the thing that set us apart from other political parties are that Democrats have a social conscience, a belief that things can be better, and that it is people who make the difference, both by their involvement and their hands on action.
The Rural Caucus has worked recently on strategies for attracting candidates to the rural areas and the need for the California Democratic Party to consider geographical barriers that make it difficult for delegates to attend state and Assembly District meetings.
www.cdpic.org /Caucuses.html   (1128 words)

  
 Welcome to The American Presidency
The Caucus in U. History Although in the United States the terms "conference" and "caucus" are increasingly being used interchangeably, in certain earlier periods caucuses were more sharply defined, had clear and continuing rules of operations, and wielded extensive powers in the nation's political life.
The congressional nominating caucus was continued by the Jeffersonian Republicans from 1800 to 1824, and all the candidates for president and vice president that the Republicans nominated until 1824 were successful.
The evidence that the legislative caucus exerts, or attempts to exert, a strong influence on the legislative process in only 13 states suggests the decline of the legislative caucus on the state level in the United States, as it already has declined on the national level.
ap.grolier.com /article?assetid=0082110-00&templatename=/article/article.html   (2121 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In some cases, a caucus is called so the parties and mediator can clarify or assess the negotiation process that is being used.
The caucus could involve the design of new procedures or might be held just to break negative trends that have developed during the process.[3] Lastly, caucuses may be called by the mediator or parties to explore important negotiation issues.
The privacy of the caucus also allows the mediator to interact more intimately with the party in caucus, without seeming biased to the other side.
www.beyondintractability.org /m/caucus.jsp   (1512 words)

  
 The new Caucus 4.4 login method   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Caucus 4.4 makes this a lot easier, but it can still be tricky to implement, depending on the other application(s).
Caucus can be set to authenticate against any LDAP server; see the comments in the authentication section of the Caucus swebd.conf configuration file.
Caucus has the capability to run as either master or slave, although the full details are beyond the scope of this document.
care.caucus.com /TLIB/login44.html   (1621 words)

  
 Smart Growth Caucus
The Smart Growth Caucus was organized by Assemblymember Patricia Wiggins in January, 2000.
The caucus has since grown into an unprecedented coalition of 47 California legislators who believe that California must pursue land use policies that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.
The caucus provides a forum for legislators to address the cross-cutting issues related to growth by including the chairs of key policy committees such as transportation, agriculture, education, water, housing, local government, economic development and natural resources.
www.assembly.ca.gov /sgc   (162 words)

  
 Glossary of Legislative Terms
A caucus, n., is a group of people who share something in common (e.g.
The minority leader is responsible for the development and implementation of the caucus agenda.
A minority report is a committee report (See Committee Report) written by at least two committee members who are in the minority on the issue in question on a particular bill (NOT necessarily in the political minority party) for the purposes of officially stating their position on the issue.
www.osba.org /leginfo/advocacy/glossary.htm   (5687 words)

  
 CAUCUS - Online Information article about CAUCUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In the United States "caucus" is used strictly of a meeting either of party managers or of party voters.
place of the local nominating caucus " is taken by the " primaries " and conventions.
Beaconsfield gave the name " caucus," and the name came to be used, not in the American sense of a meeting, but of a closely disciplined system of party organization, chiefly used as a stock term of abuse applied by opponents to each other's party machinery.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /CAR_CAU/CAUCUS.html   (1081 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | New Utah caucus leans to the right
The Conservative Caucus may well re-energize the so-called "mainstream" caucus of moderate GOP House members, which was formed in the mid-1990s as a political counterweight to the then-powerful Cowboy Caucus of rural House members.
The later debate in the closed 56-member GOP caucus went along the lines of the Conservative Caucus spending thinking, and conservatives were pleased with the $230 million tax cut recommendation, he added.
Finally, Hughes said the Conservative Caucus PAC is a reorganization of a "loose-jointed" effort that actually started earlier in 2005, when a few conservatives hired Adams to help with their own constituent work.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635174646,00.html   (1193 words)

  
 CNN.com - Detroit caucus sites stay open extra two hours - Feb. 7, 2004
Democratic caucus sites in the city of Detroit were staying open an extra two hours Saturday because of problems earlier in the day with some sites being moved or closed, the party said.
Caucus worker James Mitchell III said he and other workers at Ebenezer AME Church never heard they were supposed to stay open until 6 p.m.
Some caucus sites had to be changed because building landlords decided at the last minute that the caucuses were a political event, and they didn't want that in their building, Brewer said earlier in the day.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/02/07/elec04.prez.democrats.caucus.ap   (1449 words)

  
 Caucus 4.6 download information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Current Caucus licensees who have a version 4.1 or later "activation key" may immediately download and install version 4.6 over their current site.
If you would like to evaluate Caucus on your own host, please contact us and we'll send you an activation key that is good for 30 days.
Older distributions of Caucus, many of which were built on older versions of Unix, are also available.
care.caucus.com /license.html   (428 words)

  
 Home » Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
The bipartisan House Meth Caucus that I co-chair is designed to help Members of Congress coordinate our legislative and educational efforts to fight this deadly problem.
The foundation of the Meth Caucus is one small step toward victory in the battle against the forces behind methamphetamine production and distribution.
As a co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Meth Caucus, I have made a commitment with my fellow caucus members to lead the fight on Capitol Hill against our nation's rising problem of meth use and manufacturing.
www.house.gov /larsen/meth   (635 words)

  
 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
The WSIS Gender Caucus is a multi-stakeholder group of women and men from national governments, civil society and non-governmental organisations, the private sector and the United Nations system.
The WSIS Gender Caucus regards respect for fundamental human rights; gender equality, peace and environmental sustainability are the foundations for all the specific principles and actions that have been committed to as part of the Declaration and Action Plan.
The WSIS Gender Caucus traces its beginnings to Bamako 2002 when representatives of organisations responded to an invitation by UNIFEM to contribute to ensuring that gender dimensions are included in the process of defining and creating a Global Information Society that contributes to sustainable development and human security.
www.wougnet.org /WSIS/wsisgc.html   (883 words)

  
 Annual Conferences of Caucusnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
At CAUCUS 2006, High Tech Procurement Professionals can enrich themselves and their organizations by receiving guidance and insight from the top performers and visionaries in the IT Procurement industry.
In high tech procurement, CAUCUS members and our IT associates are in the center of an ever-evolving world.
CAUCUS 2006 will be an event all technology procurement professionals should attend.
www.caucusnet.com /web/conference.php   (315 words)

  
 Caucus 5 Downloads
Caucus 5 is now available for download as both source and binary kits.
Note that Caucus 5 requires that MySQL version 4.1 or higher be installed, along with MyODBC 3.5 or higher.
We have an open conference (forum) called "Caucus 5 Open Source" on our site, for folks who are interested in discussing and/or providing feedback on the source release.
www.caucus.com /down_caucus5.shtml   (112 words)

  
 CAUCUS  Shafer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In many countries, the members of a political party hold a caucus to develop party policy and to nominate candidates for leadership positions.
Another type of caucus, called a participatory caucus, is prominent in the United States in presidential election years.
A participatory caucus may be attended by any eligible voter willing to acknowledge association with the party that holds it.
www.gwinnettpl.org /BestoftheBest/BeBetterInformed/Elections/CaucusWdBk.htm   (382 words)

  
 About the Congressional Internet Caucus
The Caucus is a bipartisan group of over 170 members of the House and Senate working to educate their colleagues about the promise and potential of the Internet.
Senators Conrad Burns and Patrick Leahy and Representatives Robert Goodlatte and Rick Boucher serve as co-chairs of the Caucus.
Membership is open to organizations dedicated to the principles of the Caucus who agree to dedicate their energies to planning events for the Caucus Advisory Committee.
www.netcaucus.org /about   (788 words)

  
 SMSI/WSIS - Caucus DDH/HR Caucus
Members of the HR Caucus have co-organized and participated to an International follow-up conference to the WSIS process, which was held in Copenhagen on February 21-22, 2006.
Statement of the HRIS caucus on behalf of the civil society plenary to the governmental plenary of Hammamet.
Statement of the HRIS caucus on behalf of the civil society plenary to the PC2-PC3 intersessional meeting of Paris.
www.iris.sgdg.org /actions/smsi/hr-wsis   (3686 words)

  
 NSTA - Join the STEM Caucus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Caucus seeks to raise Congress' and the public's awareness of issues and legislation affecting STEM education, to provide information on these issues, and to serve as an information source and catalyst for improving science and math education.
The Caucus provides Members of Congress and their staff with information on pressing issues and needs in STEM education and connects these offices with experts in the STEM education fields.
The Caucus is connected to the science, education, and business communities who are working in STEM education through the Caucus Steering Committee.
www.nsta.org /legstem   (387 words)

  
 Caucus
Caucus is an open source, web-based eLearning and discussion platform.
Flexible and free, yet commercially supported, Caucus is easy to install, and easy to evaluate.
National Educational Computing Conference in Philadelphia, where NYIT highlighted Caucus in their presentation A Toolbox for Online Learning: Creating the Human Environment.
www.caucus.com   (160 words)

  
 Feminist Caucus
The Feminist Caucus of the American Humanist Association was established in 1977 as a coalition of both women and men within the AHA to work toward the advancement of women's rights and equality between the sexes in all aspects of society.
Originally called the Women's Caucus, the new name was adopted in 1985 as more representative of all the members of the caucus and of the caucus' goals.
The Feminist Caucus continues to be the active feminist arm of the Association.
www.americanhumanist.org /hsfamily/caucus.html   (342 words)

  
 Senate Republican Caucus Leadership
The leadership team of the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus is charged with keeping all Republican members of the Senate involved and informed and shall provide direction for enacting SRC policies so as to serve the best interests of Washington's citizens.
The Republican Leader serves as spokesman for the Senate Republican Caucus and is charged with developing and implementing legislative policies and priorities as established by the members of the caucus.
The Republican Caucus Chair is responsible for setting the agenda for all meetings of the caucus members and serves as the presiding officer for those meetings.
www1.leg.wa.gov /Senate/SRC/Leadership   (241 words)

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