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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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Black Caucus Announces Plan to Boost the Black Vote for 2014

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), CBCPAC Chair Greg Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) announced their plans to boost black voter turnout for the midterms.   They were joi...
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Reducing Healthcare Costs, Improving Lives Through Innovation

This year many Americans are experiencing the joys and frustrations of having health insurance for the first time.  As a result of the health insurance mandate created by the Affordable Care Act all Americans are legally oblig...
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#Ferguson: Rep. Hank Johnson’s Police Demilitarization Bill Gets GOP Support

Three Republicans have signed on to Rep. Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) bill to stop handing free military equipment to local  police.  The three Republicans are Reps. Raul Labrador (R-ID), Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Justin Amas...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Members of Congress Vocal on Ray Rice Go Silent Federal Judge Mark Fuller

After Roland Martin shined a spotlight on Alabama Judge Mark Fuller, Congresswoman Terri Sewell became the first member of Congress to call for the federal judge’s resignation.  Why? Because in the wake of the scandal ov...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Duke Energy Makes a $500M Investment in Utility-Scale Solar

On September 15, Duke Energy announced plans to commit $500 million to utility-scale solar power in the state of North Carolina. This announcement is the latest development in an industry-wide embrace of large-scale renewable e...
by Kristal High
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CA State Sen. Roderick Wright to resign this month, following criminal conviction

California State Senator Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) announced on Monday that he would resign from the state legislature effective September 22. This comes after being convicted for felony perjury and voting fraud charges for...
by Adriana Maestas
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What Should You Really Fear About an Open, Free Internet?

A friend of mine recently injured her knee playing recreational sports.  Having recently acquired insurance through one of the state health care exchanges, she found actually using her insurance was far harder than signing up ...
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Iowa: DREAMers Ask Hillary About Immigration, Get No Answers

DREAMers asked Hillary Clinton about the issue of President Obama’s latest delay on immigration.  Clinton, along with her husband, were in Iowa today at Sen. Harkin’s famous 37th (and final) annual Steak Fry in I...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Lacy Clay Upset with Senator Over Ferguson Meeting

Rep. Clay not invited to September 15 meeting. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), who represents Ferguson, Missouri, said on Sept. 11th that neither he nor Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) had been invited to a meeting on September 15 in Clay...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Don’t Hamper Investment Heroes with Poor Policy

A new report from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) places Internet service providers at the top of the list when it comes to which industries have invested the most capital into infrastructure improvements in America. Whi...
by Kristal High
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Solar City Doesn’t Want My Business

A friend of mine recently began renovating her home, and as she frequented Home Depot to buy supplies, she took notice of the Solar City representatives often standing outside of the home improvement store. Though she repeatedl...
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Rep. Frederica Wilson Meets with Nigerian Schoolgirls Who Escaped Boko Haram

Despite a change in the news cycle that has featured ISIS, Ray Rice and Ferguson, Miami Congresswoman Frederica Wilson fights to keep the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls in the news. After the kidnappings, Wilson spearheaded a ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Janay Rice #TeachableMoment

It’s predictable that Janay Rice, the victim in the Ray Rice controversy, is strongly defending her husband and the father of her child.  Her defense in no way absolves her husband’s wrong, nor does it make her responsible...
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The Value of Internet Equity Gets Lost in the Net Neutrality Debate

“People are not stupid. They believe things for reasons. The last way for skeptics to get the attention of bright, curious, intelligent people is to belittle or condescend or to show arrogance toward their beliefs.”  ~Carl...
by Kristal High
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It’s Not About Ray It’s About Janay

Why do we always blame victims of domestic violence? Case in point: Janay Palmer. You’re probably asking who is she.  She is the now wife and then-fiancé of Ray Rice.  As if the video footage of him dragging her unconsciou...
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Immigration Advocates Furious as President Obama Delays Executive Order

Immigration advocates are furious with President Obama over his decision, announced today, to delay an executive order regarding deportations.  With only 59 days left to election day, several Senate Democrats are in razor thin...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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President Obama to Delay Executive Order on Immigration Until After Election

Delay. Delay Delay.  After much talk and speculation about an executive order on immigration that was rumored to occur in early September, President Obama will delay the decision until after the fall elections on November 4. ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Race Politics: Tom Cotton’s Anti-Immigrant Ad Would Make George Wallace Proud

The Richard Nixon/Strom Thurmond branded southern strategy rears its head again.  In this round of southern strategy race-baiting politics, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) tries to communicate to white folks in Arkansas that they’...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Google donating to the Black Girls Code initiative

Three months after a report came out detailing the lack of diversity at Google, which is overwhelmingly white and male, the Internet service giant is announcing a $190,000 donation to the Black Girls Code initiative. According ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Fast-food workers across country protest for higher wages

Fast food workers engaged in protest today across the country asking for a raise. According to The Los Angeles Times: “Police took 10 people into custody after the protesters linked arms and sat down in front of a McDonal...
by Adriana Maestas
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