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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.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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!

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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.

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.

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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.

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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?

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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