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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.”

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

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.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Marco Rubio Breaks With Romney on China: 'Not Good Policy' and Will 'Hurt' Americans

Marco Rubio Breaks With Romney on China: ‘Not Good Policy’ and Will ‘Hurt’ Americans

by Jorge Rivas on October 22 2012, 10:29AM

On CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, Rubio said he feared this could lead to a trade war.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Who Are 'Gangbangers' and Are They Treated Fairly? [Reader Forum]

Who Are ‘Gangbangers’ and Are They Treated Fairly? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on October 22 2012, 9:03AM

Colorlines readers respond to the second presidential debate’s heated exchanges on immigrants, women, and diversity vs. fairness.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Politics

DOJ Monitoring Early Voting in True the Vote’s Homebase

by Brentin Mock on October 19 2012, 12:09PM

DOJ coming to True the Vote’s crib to monitor elections.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

How are Obama and Romney Spending Their Campaign Money?

How are Obama and Romney Spending Their Campaign Money?

by Jorge Rivas on October 19 2012, 10:47AM

Mitt Romney has spent more than three times as much as Obama to travel.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Food Stamp Bashing, Race, and the Bi-Partisan Attack on the Safety-Net

Food Stamp Bashing, Race, and the Bi-Partisan Attack on the Safety-Net

by on October 19 2012, 10:00AM

The GOP is winning the rhetorical war on poverty because Obama’s afraid to talk about race. And the results could be disastrous for millions of families.

Topics: Economy, Food Stamps, Politics

A True Army Responds to True the Vote Threats

by Brentin Mock on October 18 2012, 5:00PM

Civil Rights attorneys and researchers strike back against True the Vote and their phantom voter fraud menace.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Just How Hard is it for a Navajo Elder to Get Voter ID? [VIDEO] Play

Just How Hard is it for a Navajo Elder to Get Voter ID? [VIDEO]

by Aura Bogado on October 18 2012, 10:45AM

Although many people think it’s relatively easy to get an ID, one Navajo elder would disagree.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

How Native Voters Are Routinely Disenfranchised in Arizona

How Native Voters Are Routinely Disenfranchised in Arizona

by Aura Bogado on October 18 2012, 10:00AM

From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling stations, Native voters in Arizona face a cascading series of hurdles to participating in the November election.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Obama Won the Prize for Authentically Hugging His Wife at the Debate

Obama Won the Prize for Authentically Hugging His Wife at the Debate

by Jorge Rivas on October 17 2012, 11:40AM

Which candidate gave his wife the best hug?

Topics: /NOW, Politics

What You Need to Know: The 'Binders Full of Women' Directory

What You Need to Know: The ‘Binders Full of Women’ Directory

by Jorge Rivas on October 17 2012, 11:23AM

There’s a Facebook page, Twitter account and a Tumblr for the meme. But first things, first: the statement was misleading.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Is True the Vote Shaking Down States With Nuisance Lawsuits?

Is True the Vote Shaking Down States With Nuisance Lawsuits?

by Brentin Mock on October 17 2012, 10:42AM

The battered group’s poll watching “army” is on the retreat, but is it now trying to cash in through harassing state election officials?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Jeff Chang on Hope, Change and How Culture Can Shape Politics

Jeff Chang on Hope, Change and How Culture Can Shape Politics

by Jamilah King on October 17 2012, 10:06AM

The author of one of the hip-hop generation’s seminal texts talks about shifting cultural images of Barack Obama, storytelling and what’s been inspiring him lately.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, Politics

An Illustrated Guide to All The Finger Pointing at Last Night's Debate

An Illustrated Guide to All The Finger Pointing at Last Night’s Debate

by Jorge Rivas on October 17 2012, 9:05AM

At last night’s second presidential debate, pointing and sometimes wagging fingers sparred.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

'Binders Full of Women,' Violent Single Moms and Other Debate Moments

‘Binders Full of Women,’ Violent Single Moms and Other Debate Moments

by Akiba Solomon on October 17 2012, 8:52AM

At least nobody can call the second debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama boring.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Politics

Supreme Court Refuses Republican Request to Halt Early Voting in Ohio

by Jorge Rivas on October 16 2012, 1:20PM

Supreme Court refuses Republican request to halt early voting in Ohio days before election.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Michelle Obama Casts Absentee Ballot, Urges Supporters to Vote Early

Michelle Obama Casts Absentee Ballot, Urges Supporters to Vote Early

by Jorge Rivas on October 15 2012, 4:57PM

Obama’s campaign said it was the first time a presidential nominee and his spouse will not vote in person on Election Day.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

'Put the White Back in the White House' Meme Moves from Twitter to GOP Rally

‘Put the White Back in the White House’ Meme Moves from Twitter to GOP Rally

by Jorge Rivas on October 15 2012, 11:31AM

A racist anti-Obama trending topic making the rounds on Twitter for months finally made an appearance on a t-shirt at a Romney campaign rally this past weekend.

Topics: /NOW, Politics