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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 Blacks in Congress in history.  Depending on whether or not Republican Mia Love joins the Black Caucus, the […]

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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: “Overall, the percentage of Latinos ages 19 to 64 lacking health coverage fell from 36% to 23% between summer […]

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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 President Obama was “race baiting” by bringing Ferguson up at all.  Since Breitbart perfected the communications spin of any-mention-whatsoever of […]

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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 adoption of alternative energy sources like solar power. Among many worthwhile projects – support for new jobs for veterans; new efficiency standards […]

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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 joined by political strategist and DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile.  The get-out-the-vote strategy will involve thousands of Black churches and […]


 
 

 
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Crist Party Defection Could Change FL Election Laws

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's defection from the Republican party not only changed the dynamic of the Florida Senate race, but also set the stage for changes in Florida election law.
by Charles Ellison
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City Officials Find Support In the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials

As midterm elections loom large, NBC-LEO provides critical leadership and constituent services for its members and the communities they represent.
by Matt E. Stevens
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Save Room for the DNC: John Legends Promotes Voter Turnout

Singer John Legend in joining the DNC and President Obama in promoting increased voter turnout and activity for Nov. 2.
by Kristal High
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Japan, India To Expedite Historic Economic Deal

Concerned with the rise of China as an economic powerhouse, Indian and Japan unite to create a viable globally competitive cooperative.
by Charles Ellison
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Deval Patrick’s Lead Widens In Massachusetts Gov. Race

Incumbent Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) maintains a slim lead over Republican challenger Charles Baker, 43% to 39 percent.
by Charles Ellison
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O’Malley Way Ahead While Ehrlich Flat With GOP Base

What was once a tight gubernatorial race in the Free State of Maryland has now turned into a certain victory for incumbent Governor Martin O’Malley (D).
by Charles Ellison
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Wikileaks’ Iraq Disclosure Overshadowed by Founder’s Issues

The controversial whistle blowing website Wikileaks recently released over 400,000 classified documents on the war in Iraq, detailing missteps, mistakes and abuses.
by Charles Ellison
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Haiti Faces Cholera Outbreak, Possibly More Earthquakes

Still recovering from the massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake which left an estimated 250,000 people dead, Haiti is now faced with the prospect of another blow: cholera.
by Charles Ellison
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Tea Partiers: Exempt Through Attitudes of Entitlement?

As elections near, many Tea Partiers conveniently forget the expectation of the American electorate that they be able to vote in qualified, knowledgeable people to represent them in higher offices.
by Britton Loftin
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President Obama Heads Out East, Midwest for Multi-City Stump

With elections rapidly approaching, President Obama continues his Moving American Forward tour.
by Charles Ellison
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Geithner Calling on G-20 for New Currency, Trade Measures

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is back in the news, urging finance ministers meeting in South Korea as the global economic powerhouse G20 to focus more on reducing trade deficits.
by Charles Ellison
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Are Americans Ready for Broadband Deployment?

The United States Department of Agriculture recently reported on the status of stimulus spending, including spending done to deploy broadband services to rural America.
by Alton Drew
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Black Republicans Vying for Key Constituents

This election season finds a surge of Black Republicans emerging in key Congressional districts and nationwide.
by Britton Loftin
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Rep. Clyburn Urges Strong Voter Participation Ahead of Midterm Elections

With Nov. 2 just days away, Democratic Majority Whip James E. Clyburn cites the importance of getting voters informed and to the polls.
by Matt E. Stevens
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Muddy Waters of Outsourcing Muddle Campaign Financing Practices

More than meets the eye is at stake in campaign funding during the election season.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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NAACP Backs Report Claiming Tea Party’s Racist Ties

The National Association for the Advancement of Color People this week announced its backing of a report that claims the Tea Part has direct ties to White supremacist and militant groups.
by Charles Ellison
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Juan Williams’ NPR Firing Heats Up the Twitterverse

The Internet is all a-twitter with talk of Juan William's release from his NPR contract over controversial remarks earlier in the week.
by Politic365 Staff
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Reflective, Obama Looking Past Nov. 2nd in Telling Interviews

As midterms approach, President Obama waxes philosophical on his accomplishments of the past two years and on what is to come in the years yet ahead.
by Charles Ellison
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With Big Focus on Black Voter Turnout, DNC Raises Hefty Sums in October

The DNC is rallying substantial financial support in the days before the Nov. 2 midterm elections.
by Charles Ellison
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While GOP Ahead in Polls, Some Mixed Nuggets of Hope for Dems

Though Democrats are currently trending behind in the latest generic election polls, glimmers of hope remain for Nov. 2 and beyond.
by Charles Ellison
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