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Staten Island Residents Refused to Help Black Mom as Sandy Swept Sons Away

Staten Island Residents Refused to Help Black Mom as Sandy Swept Sons Away

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 1:16PM

Connor and Brandon Moore, ages 4 and 2, are believed to be Hurricane Sandy’s youngest victims.

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Starving New Yorkers in East Village Forced to Dumpster Dive

Starving New Yorkers in East Village Forced to Dumpster Dive

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 11:54AM

New Yorkers on food stamps have especially been hit hard because they can’t pay for food,

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Ready to Vote? Rampant Suppression Threatens Already Tight Race

Ready to Vote? Rampant Suppression Threatens Already Tight Race

by Aura Bogado on November 2 2012, 1:42AM

There are plenty more threats to the vote than there are days left to cast your ballot.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Jimmy Kimmel Asks a Brooklyn Barbershop About Mitt Romney

Jimmy Kimmel Asks a Brooklyn Barbershop About Mitt Romney

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 6:31PM

Jimmy Kimmel goes to a Brooklyn barbershop to find out how Romney can get more votes.

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Leave it to a Few L.A. Drag Queens to Explain Mitt Romney and Women's Rights

Leave it to a Few L.A. Drag Queens to Explain Mitt Romney and Women’s Rights

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 5:31PM

Los Angeles based drag queens Willam Belli, Detox, Vicki Vox, Pandora, and Ozma explain what issues “real women” should care about and who they should vote for.

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Romney Airs Spanish-Language Ad Linking Obama to Hugo Chavez

Romney Airs Spanish-Language Ad Linking Obama to Hugo Chavez

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 12:40PM

Mitt Romney campaign has been “heavily running” an ad that links President Barack Obama with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, Fidel Castro’s niece and Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

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Why Vote? Because You Can Shift Power in the United States

Why Vote? Because You Can Shift Power in the United States

by Aura Bogado on November 1 2012, 12:18PM

For some people of color, voting may be a matter of life and death.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Why Vote?

The Tea Party Will Still Run the States, No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

The Tea Party Will Still Run the States, No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 1 2012, 10:26AM

Far right symbolism may have receded, but thanks to redistricting, tea party politics will dominate state legislatures for some time to come.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

An Empire State of Mind Has Shaped This Election--and Our Lives

An Empire State of Mind Has Shaped This Election—and Our Lives

by Imara Jones on November 1 2012, 9:57AM

The president is in the fight of his political life because he never broke the culture and economy of entitlement on Wall Street. Whomever wins Tuesday, writes Imara Jones, that’s the change we need most desperately.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Politics, Second Term

Conservative Christian Leader Compares Non-Romney Vote to Vote for Hitler

by Brentin Mock on October 31 2012, 12:24PM

Robert Jeffress is no stranger to incendiary, extremist, if not partisan views, particularly as they pertain to President Barack Obama

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Watch Romney Refuse to Answer Questions About Defunding FEMA 11 Times

Watch Romney Refuse to Answer Questions About Defunding FEMA 11 Times

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 11:13AM

Is Romney Serious About Defunding FEMA? No one knows.

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Romney's New Ad Gets Obama's Welfare and Food Stamps Policy All Wrong

Romney’s New Ad Gets Obama’s Welfare and Food Stamps Policy All Wrong

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 10:58AM

The Romney campaign has made welfare and food stamp bashing a central part of it’s strategy to win the White House, convinced as ever that it can appeal to the GOP base by attacking programs for the poor.

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Maryland Readies for Hurricane Sandy's Impact on Early Voting

Maryland Readies for Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on Early Voting

by Julianne Hing on October 31 2012, 10:08AM

Early voting is critical to the black vote, but with two fewer days in Maryland’s early voting schedule, it could have far-reaching effects on the state’s future.

Topics: 2012 Election, Early Voting, Politics

Bush’s Heckuva-Job FEMA Director Criticizes Obama For Responding to Sandy ‘So Quickly’

by Jorge Rivas on October 30 2012, 4:21PM

Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, who faced a great deal of backlash for the Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is back in the headlines.

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Rapper Jasiri X's New Video Calls Out This Election's Silence on Poverty

Rapper Jasiri X’s New Video Calls Out This Election’s Silence on Poverty

by Jorge Rivas on October 30 2012, 1:49PM

Pittsburgh rapper Jasiri X new music video for the song “Don’t Forget About The Hood” looks at how issues about the poor and those living in poverty have been “forgotten” this election season.

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Atlantic City Mayor Wants To Meet Chris Christie 'Mano-A-Mano'

Atlantic City Mayor Wants To Meet Chris Christie ‘Mano-A-Mano’

by Jorge Rivas on October 30 2012, 11:55AM

During a press conference Monday, Republican Governor Christie, called the Democratic mayor “a rogue mayor” who’s “impossible to work with.”

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Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort

Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort

by Brentin Mock on October 30 2012, 10:07AM

For two years, Florida’s tea party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before Election Day. It didn’t work.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Early Voting, Politics

Congress Could See The Largest Number of Latinos Elected to House

Congress Could See The Largest Number of Latinos Elected to House

by Jorge Rivas on October 29 2012, 2:35PM

Depending on how many Latino candidates win, the percentage of House seats held by Latinos could be nearly on par with their representation in the U.S. population.

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Is Obama Taking The Latino Vote for Granted? And Should We Vote For Him Anyway? [Reader Forum]

Is Obama Taking The Latino Vote for Granted? And Should We Vote For Him Anyway? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on October 29 2012, 9:16AM

Obama’s got a terrible record on deportations, but thinks that Republicans have done worse for Latinos. Is he right? Colorlines.com readers discuss.

Topics: Politics

Romney Camp Says Obama is Taking Latino Voters for Granted

by Jorge Rivas on October 26 2012, 12:12PM

Earlier this week we published a story about President Obama saying that if he was reelected it’ll be because the GOP has ignored Latinos. Now Mitt Romney’s camp is firing back.

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