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AP: Strong Turnout in New York and New Jersey Despite Sandy’s Chaos

by Kai Wright on November 6 2012, 11:29AM

But some troubling reports emerging about access, particularly in Pennsylvania.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW, Politics

Obama Has 431 Ways to Win, Romney Has 76 Ways to Win [Infographic]

Obama Has 431 Ways to Win, Romney Has 76 Ways to Win [Infographic]

by Jorge Rivas on November 6 2012, 11:21AM

Five electoral combinations could result in a tie.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Rest of World Would Vote for Obama, BBC Poll Finds

The Rest of World Would Vote for Obama, BBC Poll Finds

by Jorge Rivas on November 6 2012, 10:48AM

A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW, Politics

20 Hopes and Dreams for the New President's Racial Justice Agenda Play

20 Hopes and Dreams for the New President’s Racial Justice Agenda

by Jorge Rivas on November 6 2012, 8:38AM

Watch the Colorlines team tell the presidential candidates what they’d each like to see at the top of the national agenda on day one. And add your own hopes to the list!

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

Beyond the White House: How Today's Vote Matters for Racial Justice

Beyond the White House: How Today’s Vote Matters for Racial Justice

by on November 6 2012, 8:20AM

Core questions about reproductive health, immigrant and workers rights, unions, criminal justice and education are on the table at the state and congressional level.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

How the Romney and Obama Campaigns Racially Typefaced You

How the Romney and Obama Campaigns Racially Typefaced You

by Jorge Rivas on November 5 2012, 12:00PM

Take a look at how both campaigns labeled the so-called “minority” groups.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls

Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls

by Brentin Mock on November 5 2012, 11:36AM

A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as record turnout forced long lines, poll watchers have cried foul over bottled water.

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

NYC's Chinatown Devastated After Sandy, Advocates Say Race to Blame

NYC’s Chinatown Devastated After Sandy, Advocates Say Race to Blame

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 2:20PM

What happens if you’re not Wall Street or Times Square post-Sandy.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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,

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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 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

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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.

Topics: /NOW, Politics