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iAmerica.org launches as a resource for administrative relief

As President Obama announces his plan to provide administrative relief to millions of undocumented immigrants this evening, organizations are gearing up for an influx of questions from those who might be eligible for relief from deportation. iAmerica.org is one website that is launching today in partnership with organizations such as Mi Familia Vota, SEIU, the […]

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2016 Campaign Starts With Jim Webb’s Walk Into Inner Cities, Focus on White Poverty

Former Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, launched his campaign for President late last night via an e-mail and a video.  Webb is establishing a exploratory committee that is likely to become a full presidential campaign effort.  His speech featured an interesting line that few in American politics from the White House on down […]

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President Obama will make announcement on immigration tomorrow

Today the White House announced that President Obama will make an announcement on executive action to fix the broken immigration system. The White House posted this announcement on Facebook and on it’s blog. Check out the clip of the President framing what he plans to announce tomorrow at the White House here. Ed O’Keefe of […]

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Donna Edwards, Joaquin Castro: Will DCCC Finally Step Into the Future?

The selection of who will be the next Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair will tell you all you need to know about whether or not House Democrats have learned anything from November 4th.  Will the party choose a clear progressive who is likely to value those ideals more that what we’ve recently seen, such as Rep. Donna Edwards or […]

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President Obama issues statement on #netneutrality, urging reclassification of internet service providers

Taking a rather bold step, President Obama issued a statement on Monday urging the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify internet service providers as telecommunications services. Reclassification would give the government the authority to regulate broadband networks and protect the concept of net neutrality, the idea that all data on the internet should be treated equally, […]


 
 

 
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Looking for a Midterm Surprise? Look to Georgia #Midterms2014

Georgia on My Mind. For the 2014 midterm elections, the Democrats spent $60 million on a grassroots focused effort called the “Bannock Street Project.” The Bannock Street strategy focused on ten states with push ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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48-43: New Poll Has Mia Love Race Tightening

But Mia Love IS Expected to Win.  Even though a few recent polls have come up that have Mia Love’s race against Doug Owens getting closer, Love is expected to win. On Oct. 30,  Fox30 in Utah reported that, “according to...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#Midterms2014: Five Things That Would Define Victory for the GOP

We know about winning the Senate majority.  Let’s look at other things that would define victory for Republicans on election night. 1. Anthony Brown losing to Larry Hogan.  Now wouldn’t that be something.  No o...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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5 Things That Would Define Victory for Dems on Election Day

It’s November 4th. What would define victory for Democrats on this election day?  These five results are a start: 1. Both Gov. Scott Walker and Rick Scott losing. Remember four years ago when these to got themselves ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Dorian Johnson, Piaget Crenshaw and Tiffany Mitchell: Forgotten Ferguson Witnesses

Dorian Johnson, Piaget Crenshaw, Mike Brady and Tiffany Mitchell.  Medical examiners who have nothing to do with the shooting of Michael Brown are quoted in news stories.  Sources with thinly veiled agendas that should be obv...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Is This a Democrat?

Everyone knows Rep. John Barrow is “the last Blue Dog standing.”  Rep. Barrow is one of the few members in Congress from the South who is a Democrat that isn’t African American.  Barrow is so conservative th...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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New Poll: Millennials considered swing vote in upcoming election

On Wednesday, the Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) released a new poll of 18-29 year olds. Here are some of the key findings about America’s largest generation and how they might vote next Tuesday: 50% of 18-29 year ol...
by Adriana Maestas
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Walmart Leads Solar Installations, Could Inspire Other Corporations

When you think of Walmart, “bigness” often comes to mind. With 11,000 stores in 27 countries, it is the largest retailer in the world, and the largest company by revenue. Its more than 2 million workers, makes Walma...
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Record Number of African Americans Running Statewide in 2014

A record number of African Americans are running statewide for the midterm elections.  Below is a chart of the candidates who will be on the ballot on Tuesday.
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Feds Convict Warren Ballentine: Not One Subprime Banker Prosecuted

Once again, it’s always interesting to see the cases federal prosecutors pursue and the ones they don’t. Chicago Tribune: “Prosecutors alleged that Ballentine acted as the real estate lawyer at closings invol...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Murderer in Political Ad Endorses Republican

Nikko Jenkins Endorses Lee Terry.  Marjorie Sturgeon of KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska reports that Nikko Jenkins, who appeared at a hearing regarding his mental competency, made a political endorsement. Jenkins, 28, who killed fo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Problematic Police Tactics

It’s been two months since Daniel Pantaleo strangled Eric Garner, 48, to death on a sidewalk in Staten Island, N.Y. Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death on August 9. Since then, there has been nothing but sil...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Bipartisan Dislike Follows After Willie Horton / Nikko Jenkins Ad Airs

A political ad aired by the National Republican Congressional Committee is being called out by many as racist. The ad, which has political circles buzzing and has gone viral, with more than 150,000 views on YouTube, has politi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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DCCC Begs for Cash Again, Finally Mentions a Black Person Running for Congress

The Hill, Mike Lillis: ”Democrats have raised $163 million to the GOP’s $125 million. That’s an enormous discrepancy, especially considering that Republicans control 34 more House seats than Democrats … The DCC...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Lacy Clay Asks DoJ to Investigate St. Louis Court System #Ferguson

Clay Urges Justice Dept. to Expand Federal Probe to Cover Municipal Courts in St. Louis City & County New Data Indicates Low-Income, Minority Residents Serving as ATM Machines for Local Government   Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO) i...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Growing Optimism for South Sudan

By Raynard Jackson Last month I had the chance to talk with several members of the South Sudanese delegation who attended the annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City. Those who follow my wr...
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Will Latina Voices Be Heard on Election Day?

By Maria Elena Perez, National Institute of Reproductive Health As we come to yet another important election season, in which our basic right to choose hangs in the balance, we must ask: what is at stake for Latinas’ access t...
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GOP Ad to Black Voters: Stop Voting for Dems When Nothing Changes

MD AD: STOP VOTING FOR DEMS. A campaign ad running in Maryland in support of Republican Larry Hogan, the opponent of Democrat Anthony Brown, makes a direct appeal to Black Democrats.  Hogan and Brown are running for Governor ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Immigrant activists target Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan with billboard campaign

This week a group of immigrant activists in North Carolina unveiled a billboard campaign taking aim at Democratic Senator Kay Hagan for her immigration positions. Hagan was one of the five Democratic senators who opposed the DR...
by Adriana Maestas
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#HBCU Advocates, Black Caucus React to Final Parent PLUS Change

In October 2011, the Department of Education tightened the loan standards for Parent PLUS Loans.  The change effected over 30,000 students at HBCUs at a collective loss in tuition to the schools of over $150 million. In 2013...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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