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Rubio to Deliver 'Estado de la Unión' Rebuttal in English and Spanish

Rubio to Deliver ‘Estado de la Unión’ Rebuttal in English and Spanish

by Jorge Rivas on February 7 2013, 11:02AM

On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the President’s State of the Union address. Rubio, who is Cuban-American, will…

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Despite Longest Lines in the Nation, Florida State Sec. Calls Elections 'Fair'

Despite Longest Lines in the Nation, Florida State Sec. Calls Elections ‘Fair’

by Brentin Mock on February 5 2013, 5:19PM

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

'Heckuva' Job Brownie' Mocks Super Bowl Blackout

‘Heckuva’ Job Brownie’ Mocks Super Bowl Blackout

by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2013, 5:12PM

Racial undertones, anyone?

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Voter Registration Has an Ugly History, and Some Want to Revive It

Voter Registration Has an Ugly History, and Some Want to Revive It

by Brentin Mock on February 4 2013, 9:29AM

Right wing machinations around voting haven’t stopped just because the election’s over. Now up: rebuilding the walls around registration.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Virginia Republicans' Bizarre Notion of 'Fair' Voting

Virginia Republicans’ Bizarre Notion of ‘Fair’ Voting

by Brentin Mock on January 30 2013, 9:07AM

If the state GOP’s effort to reconfigure electoral college tallying would have been law last year, hundreds of thousands of black voters would have waited hours in line for nothing.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Why You Shouldn’t Be Surprised There Were No SAG Award Winners of Color

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2013, 4:32PM

The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held on Sunday and every single individual award for an actor went to a white actor.

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From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

by Aura Bogado on January 28 2013, 9:39AM

Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Gun Group Launches 'What Would Django Do?' to Rally Black Support

Gun Group Launches ‘What Would Django Do?’ to Rally Black Support

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2013, 11:10AM

A controversial group’s new effort dubbed “What Would Django Do?” looks to bring people of color to its side in the debate over gun control.

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Penn State Professor Compares Voter ID Laws to KKK Tactics

Penn State Professor Compares Voter ID Laws to KKK Tactics

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2013, 2:13PM

A professor at Pennsylvania State University compared the push for voter ID laws to methods employed by the KKK to suppress people of color from voting.

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Cornel West Explains Why it Bothers Him Obama Took Oath Using MLK's Bible

Cornel West Explains Why it Bothers Him Obama Took Oath Using MLK’s Bible

by Jorge Rivas on January 22 2013, 11:05AM

At a poverty-reduction forum last week, Princeton professor Cornel West said he was “upset” after learning that Barack Obama was being sworn in on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Bible.

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Full Text of President Obama's Second Inaugural Address

Full Text of President Obama’s Second Inaugural Address

by Kai Wright on January 21 2013, 2:30PM

“You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course,” the president concluded. “You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time.”

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Joins the GOP Retreat on Voting Rights

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Joins the GOP Retreat on Voting Rights

by Brentin Mock on January 18 2013, 2:16PM

What a difference a hellish election can make. The governor who helped create Florida’s notoriously long voting lines now supports expanded early voting.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Sotomayor and Thomas Benefited from Affirmative Action, But Split Starkly on Issue

Sotomayor and Thomas Benefited from Affirmative Action, But Split Starkly on Issue

by Jorge Rivas on January 16 2013, 4:37PM

He resents affirmative action. She embraces affirmative action.

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Cuban-American Priest Will Deliver Inaugural Benediction

Cuban-American Priest Will Deliver Inaugural Benediction

by Jorge Rivas on January 16 2013, 2:52PM

León’s benediction will mark his second appearance on the inauguration stage.

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NRA Criticizes Obama Because Daughters Are Protected by Secret Service

NRA Criticizes Obama Because Daughters Are Protected by Secret Service

by Jorge Rivas on January 16 2013, 11:06AM

A new ad from the National Rifle Association attacks President Obama and his daughters.

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Why Were There Long Voting Lines in 2012? Virginia Holds Answers

Why Were There Long Voting Lines in 2012? Virginia Holds Answers

by Brentin Mock on January 15 2013, 9:42AM

A congressional hearing seeks to find out what caused so much turmoil on Election Day.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

True the Vote is Reloaded, Still Firing Blanks on Voter Fraud

by Brentin Mock on January 11 2013, 1:17PM

True the Vote appears to be expanding, but their impact is contracting.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Virginia Governor Says Restore Voting Rights for Nonviolent Felon Offenders

Virginia Governor Says Restore Voting Rights for Nonviolent Felon Offenders

by Brentin Mock on January 10 2013, 11:38AM

Gov. Bob McDonnell throws support behind two GOP-sponsored bills to automatically restore some felons’ rights.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Tells Colleagues She is Resigning

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Tells Colleagues She is Resigning

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2013, 4:40PM

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is leaving her position in President Barack Obama’s cabinet.

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The 113th Congress and the Tyranny of the Minority

The 113th Congress and the Tyranny of the Minority

by Sally Kohn on January 8 2013, 9:26AM

America is fast changing, and that change is reflected in the policies voters overwhelmingly back. And yet, a small band of white men continue to lord over us all.

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