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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 DREAM Act in 2010 and recently voted in favor of a bill sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz of […]

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Why Do Democrats Think They Can Bash Obama and Get Black Votes?

Here are a few election time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win Black votes?  Why should Black voters be motivated to turnout after months of watching Democrats bash the President?  What exactly is the strategy for Democrats to get Black voters […]

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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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Remarks by the President to the House Democratic Congress

Here is an excerpt of President Obama’s speech to the Democratic Congress in regard to his health care reform plan. The errors, typographical and grammatical, are as exactly posted by The Office of the Press Secretary.  ...
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“I Know This Is A Tough Vote”

President Barack Obama spoke to the House of Representatives Saturday afternoon to rally support for his healthcare reform bill. The president emphasized in his speech over and over again that he understood how hard this vote w...
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Closing The Deal On The Healthcare Reform Bill

If you are on the outside looking in, the scene in Washington can seem very chaotic right about now as the House Democrats and President Obama make their final push to gather the votes necessary to pass their healthcare reform ...
by Kris Broughton
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State Department to Increase Blacks in Diplomatic Posts

Diversity in the United States diplomatic ranks is unreasonably low,  states an article in the Los Angeles Times (Few blacks serve…, March 16). While the State Department employs many African Americans in lower level p...
by Robin Caldwell
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Intergrating the Internet into Government & Governance

As the country revels at the release of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, many note that getting government- local, state and federal – involved in the content and application game is essential to ensuring universal broadb...
by Kristal High
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FOX News Tries To Turn Obama Interview Into Debate

The White House raised a lot of eyebrows earlier this week when it announced that President Obama was going to give an interview on FOX News. The conservative cable news network, with its nakedly partisan hosts and its commitme...
by Kris Broughton
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Coffee Party USA: Too sweet?

The newly minted ‘Coffee Party USA’ seeks to organize and activate American citizens around the idea that if we push beyond labels we can find common political ground and can work together to achieve common goals. Or more c...
by Carmen Dixon
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It’s ‘Do or Die’ Week for Health Care Reform

By Karen Finney It’s another “do or die” week for health care reform in America. While it may feel like déjà vu all over again, Democrats actually are closer than ever to passing health care reform. That doe...
by theGrio
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Obama Education Blueprint Proposes No Future Left Behind

President Obama unveiled an education plan Saturday that looks to replace the mantras of “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) with new guidelines that could be called “No Future Left Behind.” A Blueprint for Re...
by Kris Broughton
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Healthcare Special Interests Target African-Americans

As the health care debate heats up in Washington, special interest groups have made a special effort to reach out to African-Americans.  The left-leaning nonprofit Americans United for Change is spending $500,000 on television...
by Talia Whyte
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Atlanta Executive Cory Ruth Announces Campaign Bid

An Atlanta corporate executive and self-called conservative is the latest candidate to announce a bid for U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s seat. Cory Ruth will announce his bid for Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District Saturday a...
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Obama Mortgage Plan is Now ‘Subprime’

The mortgage situation started out bad for President Obama. Bad timing and bad fortune more than bad judgment of course. This is how the saga began: Jim Johnson once received mortgages with favorable interest rates that were fa...
by Jabulani Leffall
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Rush Limbaugh Chooses Socialized Medicine Over Healthcare Reform

Rush Limbaugh’s assertion that he would “go to Costa Rica” if healthcare reform passes allowed him to elbow his way into the midst of this week’s media feeding frenzy surrounding ex-congressman Eric Massa, w...
by Kris Broughton
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Wanted: A New, New Deal

If job creation is the true goal of the stimulus or any government programs, then what’s really needed is ideas.
by Jabulani Leffall
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Clyburn Counts The Votes For Healthcare Reform

“One here plus one there equals two.” “One here minus one there equals zero.” This is the kind of math House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn will be doing this week in Washington as he keeps an eye on the coup...
by Kris Broughton
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Lazy, Raced Based Criticism of Black Elected Officials

It really shouldn’t surprise any of us that critics of black politicians sometimes dip into the racial slur cesspool for ways of expressing their displeasure. And although folks like me find it lazy and distasteful to resort ...
by Carmen Dixon
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Kamala Harris, the future of California politics

by Donna M Owens In 2003, San Francisco voters elected Kamala Harris to be the city’s first female District Attorney. Overwhelmingly re-elected to a second term, Harris is now aiming for higher office: California Attorney...
by theGrio
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Massa’s Mouth Multiplies Media Mistakes

After resigning his House seat on Tuesday, Ex-Congressman Eric Massa appears to be suffering from a case of “situational apologia” as he made his way through the gauntlet of cable news programs this week. “Sit...
by Kris Broughton
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The Audacity Of Presidential Giving

President Barack Obama put his money where his mouth is on Thursday, selecting 10 charities to receive the $1.4 million in cash that he received from his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize award. Ever since the President was notified that ...
by Kris Broughton
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Senator Jim Bunning: “We Will Never Pay For Anything”

Senator Jim Bunning singlehandedly blocked an extension of federal unemployment benefits for several days before allowing the rest of the Senate to vote Tuesday evening on the stop gap measure aimed at continuing financial assi...
by Kris Broughton
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