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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.

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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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Mitt Romney + Poor People = Hilarious? [Video]

Mitt Romney + Poor People = Hilarious? [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on October 26 2012, 11:13AM

Comedian Elon James White takes on Romney’s ‘The poor are taken care of’ comment.

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Suppression Surges as Election Nears

Suppression Surges as Election Nears

by Aura Bogado on October 26 2012, 9:09AM

With a week-and-a-half left until Election Day, voter suppression schemes slam swing states.

Topics: Voting Rights, Early Voting, Politics

93% of Front-Page Election News Stories are Written by White Reporters [Infographic]

93% of Front-Page Election News Stories are Written by White Reporters [Infographic]

by Jorge Rivas on October 25 2012, 4:31PM

Issues pertaining to race have been constant in the 2012 election news coverage, but almost all the people covering those stories have been white.

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Dignity Beyond Voting: Undocumented Immigrants Cast Their Hopes

Dignity Beyond Voting: Undocumented Immigrants Cast Their Hopes

by Aura Bogado on October 25 2012, 9:25AM

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics

Rosario Dawson and Voter Protection Experts Answer Your Questions in Twitter Townhall

by Jorge Rivas on October 24 2012, 3:06PM

Join the conversation using #yVote and help build the movement for empowered and collective voting!

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In Virginia, 350K Would-Be Voters Wait for Democracy's Slow Return

In Virginia, 350K Would-Be Voters Wait for Democracy’s Slow Return

by Brentin Mock on October 24 2012, 9:28AM

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is restoring the voting rights of more formerly incarcerated residents than any previous administration. And it’s still a drop in the bucket.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Jesse Jackson Jr. Back at Mayo Clinic, Return to Congress Unclear

Jesse Jackson Jr. Back at Mayo Clinic, Return to Congress Unclear

by Jorge Rivas on October 23 2012, 4:51PM

Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has returned to a Minnesota Mayo Clinic hospital for “an evaluation.”

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Anonymous Funder Pulls 'Voter Fraud' Billboards Rather Than Reveal Itself

Anonymous Funder Pulls ‘Voter Fraud’ Billboards Rather Than Reveal Itself

by Kai Wright on October 22 2012, 11:54AM

After widespread outrage, Clear Channel finally invoked its policy against anonymous political ads.

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Romney Family Invests in 'Faulty' Voting Machines That Will be Used in Ohio

Romney Family Invests in ‘Faulty’ Voting Machines That Will be Used in Ohio

by Jorge Rivas on October 22 2012, 11:41AM

It’s clear Ohio will be the decider so this is definitely something worth watching.

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