Far right symbolism may have receded, but thanks to redistricting, tea party politics will dominate state legislatures for some time to come.
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.
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
by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 11:13AM
Is Romney Serious About Defunding FEMA? No one knows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Jorge Rivas on October 24 2012, 3:06PM
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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.
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.”