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Actress Lisa Chan Apologizes for Anti-Chinese Hoekstra Ad

Actress Lisa Chan Apologizes for Anti-Chinese Hoekstra Ad

by Jorge Rivas on February 16 2012, 9:51AM

Lisa Chan, the 21-year-old actress who appeared in Michigan Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra’s anti-Chinese campaign released an apology Wednesday.

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The Wealthy One Percent That's Behind Minnesota's Voter ID Push

The Wealthy One Percent That’s Behind Minnesota’s Voter ID Push

by Brentin Mock on February 10 2012, 9:45AM

The perennial swing state’s wealthiest finance institutions and conservative political operatives are banding together to disenfranchise millions of voters, according to a new report.

Topics: ALEC, Voting Rights, Politics

Actress in Hoekstra's Chinese-Themed Site is Former CA Beauty Queen

Actress in Hoekstra’s Chinese-Themed Site is Former CA Beauty Queen

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 9:21AM

The Asian actress who stars in the DebbieSpentitnow.com is reportedly a 21-year-old Bay Area native, UC Berkeley sociology graduate and Miss Napa Valley.

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Sh*t Mitt Romney Says When He's Around Black People: 'Who Let The Dogs Out' [Video]

Sh*t Mitt Romney Says When He’s Around Black People: ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 9 2012, 2:00PM

Mitt Romney was surrounded by a group of African-Americans and asked “who let dogs out?”

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Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank Execs Funding Pols Behind Minnesota Voter ID Push

Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank Execs Funding Pols Behind Minnesota Voter ID Push

by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2012, 2:16PM

TakeAction Minnesota says that executives from Minnesota’s three largest banks—Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and TC—have bankrolled the politicians who are working to restrict voter rights in the state.

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Santorum Puts a Black Church to Sleep [Photo]

Santorum Puts a Black Church to Sleep [Photo]

by Jorge Rivas on February 3 2012, 10:29AM

An amazing moment captured by a New York Times photographer.

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Gingrich's Rick Tyler Says Democrats

Gingrich’s Rick Tyler Says Democrats “Abort Black Babies” [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 11:05AM

Rick Tyler, Newt Gingrich’s former communications director who now runs his Sheldon Adelson-funded SuperPac, was a guest on “The Rachel Maddow Show” yesterday and claimed Democrats “abort black babies” and said that African Americans children need the movie “Red Tails” because they don’t have any positive role models in their lives.

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Jan Brewer Uses Wagging Finger Incident to Raise Money

Jan Brewer Uses Wagging Finger Incident to Raise Money

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 1:54PM

“Scorpions for Breakfast” isn’t the only thing Gov. Jan Brewer is promoting since last week’s finger-wagging incident with President Obama.

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Indiana’s ‘Right-to-Work’ Final Vote to Take Place Wednesday

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 5:08PM

Unions fear other states will be encouraged to pass similar laws.

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New Yorker Cover Shows Obama Enjoying Super Bowl of Romney vs. Gingrich

New Yorker Cover Shows Obama Enjoying Super Bowl of Romney vs. Gingrich

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 1:44PM

On newsstands today is the latest “New Yorker” magazine with a cover depicting Obama enjoying a Super Bowl of epic proportions with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich battling out.

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Gov. Brewer and Her Wagging Finger: Your Best Captions

Gov. Brewer and Her Wagging Finger: Your Best Captions

by Jorge Rivas on January 27 2012, 4:40PM

Your best captions!

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Joe Biden Mocks Indian Accents During Outsourcing Speech

Joe Biden Mocks Indian Accents During Outsourcing Speech

by Jorge Rivas on January 27 2012, 2:59PM

During a speech in New Hampshire on Thursday, vice president Joe Biden slipped into an “Indian” accent when talking about “hundreds of thousands” of call center jobs going overseas.

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Obama Says Brewer Wagging Finger 'No Big Deal'

Obama Says Brewer Wagging Finger ‘No Big Deal’

by Jorge Rivas on January 27 2012, 10:19AM

Brewer sort of apologizes for her wagging finger, President Obama says it was not big deal and now the Arizona governor’s book is a top seller.

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Caption Contest: What Did Brewer and Her Wagging Finger Tell Obama?

Caption Contest: What Did Brewer and Her Wagging Finger Tell Obama?

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 2:19PM

If the New Yorker can have their caption contests, so can we.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Politics

Univision to Obama: Explain to Latinos Why You Didn't Keep Immigration Promise [Video]

Univision to Obama: Explain to Latinos Why You Didn’t Keep Immigration Promise [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 2:14PM

Univision’s María Elena Salinas asked President Obama yesterday to explain to Latinos why he didn’t keep his immigration promise to them.

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According to Mitt Romney, God Created the U.S. to Lead the World [Video]

According to Mitt Romney, God Created the U.S. to Lead the World [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 11:42AM

At the second and final “Meet the Candidates” event organized by Univision on Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told news anchor Jorge Ramos the role of the US is to be a leader in freedom among nations.

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President Obama's Three SOTU in Pictures and Wordclouds

President Obama’s Three SOTU in Pictures and Wordclouds

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 11:33AM

A visual look at how the President (and themes) have changed in the past three years.

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First Lady's Box at State of the Union Address and the Model Immigrant Narrative

First Lady’s Box at State of the Union Address and the Model Immigrant Narrative

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 9:33PM

Guest List for the First Lady’s box at the State of the Union Address included an auto worker, a mayor, and a teacher. But when it came to immigrants only extraordinary geniuses made the cut.

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Romney's 'Self-Deportation' Plans Already in Place in Arizona, Alabama

Romney’s ‘Self-Deportation’ Plans Already in Place in Arizona, Alabama

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 12:55PM

They’ve driven immigrants from those states, but at a steep political and economic cost

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

New Jersey Gov. Christie Nominates Openly Gay African-American Man to Supreme Court

by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2012, 5:37PM

On Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie nominated an openly gay African-American Republican mayor and a Korean-American assistant attorney general to the state’s highest court. Kwon would be the first Asian-American to sit on the state Supreme Court, and Harris…

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