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The Ballot and the Bible: How Voting Can Be a Sacred Act

The Ballot and the Bible: How Voting Can Be a Sacred Act

by Aura Bogado on September 25 2012, 9:48AM

People across the country are organizing their religious communities ahead of this year’s presidential election.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Woman Acting for El Paso County, Co. Clerk's Office Only Registering Republicans [Video]

Woman Acting for El Paso County, Co. Clerk’s Office Only Registering Republicans [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on September 24 2012, 4:36PM

The short video shows a young woman identifying herself as an El Paso County, Co. Clerk’s Office who is there only to hand out registration forms to likely Romney voters.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

SNL Also Thinks Romney Sported Brownface for Univision Town Hall

SNL Also Thinks Romney Sported Brownface for Univision Town Hall

by Jorge Rivas on September 24 2012, 2:29PM

Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” host Seth Meyers went on a rant about President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign strategy Saturday and offered up some advice.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Citizenship and Voter I.D. Laws Could Keep 10 Million Latinos From Voting

Citizenship and Voter I.D. Laws Could Keep 10 Million Latinos From Voting

by Jorge Rivas on September 24 2012, 11:53AM

New study finds that 23 states currently have legal barriers that disproportionately impact voter registration and participation by Latino citizens.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Does Mitt Romney Still Have A Chance? [Reader Forum]

Does Mitt Romney Still Have A Chance? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on September 24 2012, 10:00AM

Colorlines.com community members sound off on Romney’s latest series of gaffes.

Topics: Politics

How the Mayweather-Pacquiao Saga Reminds Us of the Voter ID Game

How the Mayweather-Pacquiao Saga Reminds Us of the Voter ID Game

by Brentin Mock on September 21 2012, 10:06AM

In both boxing and voting, the strategy is the same: keep the opponent away.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Wanna Protect Your Vote? There's an App for That

Wanna Protect Your Vote? There’s an App for That

by Aura Bogado on September 21 2012, 9:38AM

Looking to find out how to protect your right to register and vote? These social media apps can help.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Junot Díaz Calls DREAM Act 'A Tiny Little Bone' for People Who Deserve More

Junot Díaz Calls DREAM Act ‘A Tiny Little Bone’ for People Who Deserve More

by Jorge Rivas on September 20 2012, 6:07PM

“I think the DREAM Act is a tiny little bone that they throw in to a community that deserves a lot more, and certainly I think it’s nice and important but we should be able to recognize the community—the people who do the heavy lifting—and stop afflicting them.”

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Romney's Dad Was on Welfare For First Years of His Life, Says Mom

Romney’s Dad Was on Welfare For First Years of His Life, Says Mom

by Jorge Rivas on September 20 2012, 3:04PM

Welfare wasn’t always a dirty word In the Romney family tree.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Romney Asked Four Times If He'll Get Rid of Deferred Action, No Clear Answer

Romney Asked Four Times If He’ll Get Rid of Deferred Action, No Clear Answer

by Jorge Rivas on September 20 2012, 11:55AM

Romney first criticized President Obama for failing to pass immigration reform and then went on pledge to pass immigration himself but evaded the question.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Latina Voter Schools Romney in New Political Ad

Latina Voter Schools Romney in New Political Ad

by Jorge Rivas on September 19 2012, 4:30PM

The ad stars a Latina who takes Romney to task for saying he would have a better shot at winning the presidency if he were Latino.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Pa. Supreme Court Doubts State Can Comply With Its Own Voter ID Law

Pa. Supreme Court Doubts State Can Comply With Its Own Voter ID Law

by Brentin Mock on September 19 2012, 11:16AM

From the voters’ perspective, the Court’s unresolved issue is rooted in the age-old conundrum best expressed by Mos Def: “Why do I need ID to get ID? If I had ID, I wouldn’t need ID.”

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Soledad O'Brien Asks Romney Aide if It's 'Just a Hot Mess In There?' [Video]

Soledad O’Brien Asks Romney Aide if It’s ‘Just a Hot Mess In There?’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on September 18 2012, 3:10PM

CNN host Soledad O’Brien asked Romney adviser Bay Buchanan on Tuesday if the campaign is just a hot mess!

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Pa. Supreme Court Leaves Voter ID Law in Limbo

by Brentin Mock on September 18 2012, 3:10PM

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just issued a 4-2 ruling on the state’s voter ID law saying that the matter should be kicked back to the lower Commonwealth Court for further review.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Obama Campaign Releases Ad Targeting Romney's '47 Percent' Remarks

Obama Campaign Releases Ad Targeting Romney’s ‘47 Percent’ Remarks

by Jorge Rivas on September 18 2012, 2:15PM

The Obama/Biden just released an ad on YouTube that responds to Romney’s comments.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' Remarks Have Everything To Do With Race

Mitt Romney’s ‘47 Percent’ Remarks Have Everything To Do With Race

by Imara Jones on September 18 2012, 2:06PM

Mitt Romney didn’t use the word “black” in his ‘47 Percent’ remarks. He didn’t have to. The nature of his economic smear did it for him.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Politics

Voting's Outcasts: Why One in Five Blacks in Kentucky Can't Cast a Ballot

Voting’s Outcasts: Why One in Five Blacks in Kentucky Can’t Cast a Ballot

by Aura Bogado on September 18 2012, 9:56AM

One in every five African Americans in Kentucky are barred from voting—only due to their criminal record.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Romney: 'If I Was Latino I'd Have a Better Shot at Winning This Thing'

Romney: ‘If I Was Latino I’d Have a Better Shot at Winning This Thing’

by Jorge Rivas on September 17 2012, 6:28PM

Mitt Romney said Obama supporters are freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don’t assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

What Does It Mean for Black America When Obama Calls Himself 'Mixed'? [Reader Forum]

What Does It Mean for Black America When Obama Calls Himself ‘Mixed’? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on September 17 2012, 10:44AM

Obama finally mentions race on the campaign trail; the Colorlines.com community puts it in perspective.

Topics: Politics

Immigrants Are Losing the Policy Fight. But That's Beside the Point

Immigrants Are Losing the Policy Fight. But That’s Beside the Point

by Rinku Sen on September 17 2012, 9:50AM

When reform advocates begin to win a profoundly racialized cultural fight over the nation’s identity, our politics will follow.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Politics, Movement