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Bridgette Outten

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A Chicago native, Bridgette has been a journalist since she first wrote for her seventh grade newsletter. Today, that passion is just as strong. She has written for several newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Defender, the Marshall News-Messenger (Texas) and the Springfield News-Sun (Ohio).

Reports: Senate Expected to Confirm Elena Kagan Thursday

The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm Solicitor General Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Jutice by Thursday after debate on the Senate floor began...

Blacks & Whites Divided on President Obama’s Approval Rating, First Lady...

The gap between the way blacks and whites view President Barack Obama continues to widen, according to the results of a Gallup poll released...

Gov.Patrick Approves Six Boston Colleges Becoming Universities

Six Boston colleges are now universities after Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a measure rebranding the institutions. The changes impact Bridgewater State, Salem State, Worcester State,...

Dems Holding Obama Birthday Events Across Nation to Boost Fundraising, Support

President Barack Obama's 49th birthday should bring in quite the party -- several of them, in fact, across the country. Obama's campaign Web site, Organizing...

Rep. Maxine Waters Denies Ethics Violations, Receives Support from CBC

A week after U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel was charged with 13 ethics violations, House investigators announced a public trial to determine if Rep. Maxine...

Wyclef Jean to Announce Run for President of Haiti

Recording artist Wyclef Jean, who became a major advocate for Haitian relief after the country's devastating earthquake, is now set to announce his candidacy...

Five Candidates in Democratic Primary for Prince George’s County Exec

When an elected official decides not to run for re-election, the field is left wide open for others to step up for the job. That...

New Orleans Program Offers an Alternative to Prison

A New Orleans program that offers an alternative to prison will expand to include Jefferson Parish this month. The New Orleans Day Reporting Center has...

Illinois Treasurer Race Heats Up for Robin Kelly

As the Nov. 2 election looms closer, candidates for state treasurer have increased their criticism of one another on key issues. Democrat Robin Kelly is...

California Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Affirmative Action

The California Supreme Court is upholding a proposition that bans affirmative action in government after deciding the measure doesn't violate constitutional equal protection rights. The...