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At NAACP, Obama Endorses SAFE Justice Act Without Saying the Name

Yesterday at the annual NAACP conference in Philadelphia, President Obama endorsed all the substantive aspects of a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill in the House that has lots of momentum behind it — the SAFE Ju...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Virginia Redistricting Case Plays Out Dramatically In Federal Court

At the U.S. District Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., the redistricting case before a three judge panel between a Democratic law firm and Virginia’s Republicans, who strategized to pack as many Blacks in as few state and co...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Latinos become largest ethnic group in California

According to data released from the U.S. Census, Latinos have overtaken non-Hispanic whites to become the largest ethnic group in California, accounting for 38% of the state’s population. There are now about 15 million La...
by Adriana Maestas
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After Racist Comments Prompt Univision Slap, It’s Donald Trump Piñata Time

Univision has cancelled its airing of the Donald Trump owned Miss USA pageant in protest of Trump’s bigoted remarks about Mexicans last week.  Trump made his comments in New York as he announced a run for the White House...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Mitt Romney Makes Sure GOP Candidates are Asked Confederate Flag Question

With one tweet, Mitt Romney made sure the Republican field will have to answer the “flag question” over the next few days. “Many see the Confederate flag as a symbol of racial hatred,” Romney tweeted yes...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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N-Word Judge Who Said Dylann Roof’s Family Were Victims Too is Replaced

I knew there was trouble when I heard the Judge say, “before I get into the hearing I’d like to make a statement please.” Make a statement for what? There’s no reason for a Judge to make a statement befo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The Eshoo Letter

The Eshoo letter regarding changes in House seniority, party dues, secret ballots. Last week Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), who lost a bitter battle to Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to be the senior Democrat of the Energy and Commerce ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The 3 Big Fat Problems with Obama’s Congressional Lobbying Efforts

“We’ve known each other many years and this is the first time you’ve ever come to me for counsel or help. I can’t remember the last time you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee…” ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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