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Supreme Court is allowing Texas to use strict voter ID law in Nov. election

On Saturday, the Supreme Court gave Texas the approval to move forward with implementing a strict voter identification law in the upcoming midterm election. Adam Liptak for The New York Times wrote: “The law, enacted in 2011, requires voters seeking to cast their ballots at the polls to present photo identification like a Texas driver’s […]

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Noerdlinger Obsession Verifies NY Reporters Make Way Under $170,000

“It’s none of your f—ing business.” — New York City Mayor Ed Koch.  If you want to learn every detail of every parking ticket or unpaid debt of the Chief of Staff of the wife of the Mayor of New York and her boyfriend, boy do I have a story for you.  Rudy and Judy Nathan […]

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Rising Wireless Taxes Could Jeopardize Mobile Use

Economist Scott Mackey, in conjunction with the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization, recently released Wireless Taxation in the United States 2014. On average, each month when people pay their wireless bills, roughly 17% of their total cost goes to state and local taxes, the study finds. Washington (18.6%), Nebraska (18.48%), New York (17.74%), […]

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Republicans Release Willie Horton Type Ad to Help Rep. Lee Terry Get Elected

Breaking News: Republicans release race-baiting Willie Horton style ad less than three weeks before election day.  Bet you could have never guessed that would happen.  Even though the headline at The Hill reads “NRCC releases Willie Horton-style ad in Nebraska House race,” the ad in question is perhaps worse than the infamous 1988 ad.  Lee […]

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Black Paper in Ohio Endorses Republican for Governor

  OHIO. The Call & Post, a historic Black newspaper established in Cleveland in 1928, endorsed Republican John Kasich for Governor over the Democrat in the race.  Instead of just rubber stamping their endorsement, like so many newspapers on the left and right do (looking at you Richmond Times Dispatch), the Call & Post detailed out their […]


 
 

 
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Secret Service Boss Takes a Beating After Fifth Security Lapse in Four Years

During an appearance on Capitol Hill by Secret Service Director Julia Pierson in front of the House Government Oversight Committee (an appearance in dire need of communications advice), she flatly told onlookers that problems w...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Sen. Cory Booker Drops Bill to Sack NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

Soooo… the NFL is a “non profit” that makes $9 billion a year.  Now Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is wondering what Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has brought up a trillion times before… Why does the NFL have tax...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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SCOTUS Moves to Make Sure People in Ohio Can’t Vote Too Early

What did five members of the U.S. Supreme Court do yesterday?  They made sure that voters in Ohio have sss days to vote instead of xxx to vote.  They made sure that no one could vote the Sunday before election day.  They mad...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Do You Understand the Implications of Title II Regulations on Broadband Services?

The internet has really taken off in the last five years with the rapid emergence of mobile technology through smart phones, tablets and other devices that allow us the ability to connect to the web anywhere at any time.  And ...
by Johnathan Burns
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20: Next Congress to Have Highest Number of Black Women Ever

The 114th Congress.  There will likely be five new African American members of Congress in 2015.  All of them will be women.  With that, the 114th Congress is well on track to feature the highest number of African American ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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47: Next Congress Will Have Highest Number of Blacks Ever

Highest Ever: 114th Congress to Feature 47 African Americans. There are currently 44 African American members of Congress.  Next year there will be three more, to bring the total to 47.  That will be the highest number of Bl...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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What A Difference A Week Can Make

              Call it good PR, calculated business maneuvering, serendipity or maybe all of the above but things are looking up for REVOLT TV. If you Googled “Revolt TV” a little over a we...
by Politic365 Staff
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“Troops to Energy Jobs” Trains, Employs Veterans

The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9%, the Labor Department reports. That’s down from 9.9% the year before, but well above overall civilian unemployment levels of around 7%...
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ASPIRE Inspires in Violence Torn Chicago

News out of Chicago these days always seems to carry a body count; and having quickly become known as “Murder City” after the last few years of increasing gang and gun violence, one must diligently search for or stumble upo...
by Politic365 Staff
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Pursuing A Wireless Exception for Open Internet Rules

We live in an increasingly mobile society. Wireless penetration in the U.S. now exceeds 104%. Nearly 90% of households use wireless and in 37% of those homes it’s wireless only.  An even more mind-blowing stat is that 45 mil...
by Politic365 Staff
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Bill limiting school suspensions signed by CA Gov. Brown

Earlier this year some reports were released showing that students of color were more likely to be suspended from school than their white counterparts. The data was especially troubling in regards to black students who were thr...
by Adriana Maestas
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Affordable Care Act credited with lowering uninsured rate among Latinos

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is being credited with lowering the uninsured rate in the Latino community according to a report released from the Commonwealth Fund. As reported in the Los Angeles Times this week: ̶...
by Adriana Maestas
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G.K. Butterfield Set to Be Next CBC Chair

HERE COMES THE JUDGE. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), 67, is expected to be elected the next chair of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress.  If he is selected by his colleagues in November, he would be the 24th...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Video of Police Shooting of John Crawford Released

#JohnCrawford Think of Cliven Bundy. Think of all the photos we’ve seen with people in open carry states like Ohio brandishing guns.  The fact that everything is increasingly on video means we could see a Eric Garner ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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“We Have Our Own Racial Tensions” President Obama Mentions #Ferguson at UN

“We Have Our Own Racial and Ethnic Tensions.” President Obama did a interesting shoutout on the Ferguson situation during a speech at the United Nations today in New York.  Look for the Breitbart disciples to say ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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23-17: Vote to Fund Syrian Rebels Splits Black Caucus

The House vote to fund training and arming of Syrian rebels to take on ISIS split the Black Caucus in half.  The vote was 273-to-156.  Twenty three members of the CBC voted to fund the Syrian rebels and 17 voted against fundi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Attorney Ben Crump Attends Capitol Hill Racial Profiling Event

Attorney Ben Crump, who represents the family of Michael Brown, was on Capitol Hill last week at a ACLU forum on racial profiling.  The crowded event was attended by congressional staff and several members of Congress.
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#Videos: Freedom Sundays Black Vote Effort, $250,000 Spent on Kickoff

#FreedomSundays: Last Friday, Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, CBC PAC Chair Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) announced their plans to get out t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Leading by Example: The White House’s Inclusive Vision for Solar Power

Last week, the Obama administration announced a series of new initiatives to enhance energy efficiency across the United States. Many revolved around commitments of funding and other resources to support the development and ado...
by Kristal High
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Three years ago, AT&T first launched its “It Can Wait” campaign, and has since become the leader in the no texting while driving movement.  With continued investment and active partnering with celebrities and other saf...
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