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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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Will Racist 'Food Stamp' Rhetoric Get Gingrich the Presidency? [Reader Forum]

Will Racist ‘Food Stamp’ Rhetoric Get Gingrich the Presidency? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on January 23 2012, 9:05AM

Newt’s been extra loud with the racist dogwhistle lately. Will it get him elected? Or is it just free advertising for his anti-poor agenda?

Topics: GOP Primary, Newt Gingrich, Politics

Hollywood Unions Blast Google After More Than 7 Million Sign SOPA Petition

Hollywood Unions Blast Google After More Than 7 Million Sign SOPA Petition

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 11:47AM

On Wednesday more than 7 million people in the U.S. signed Google’s petition urging Congress to stop #SOPA and #PIPA, the two bills that would censor the web.

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Here’s the Video of Obama Singing Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ Last Night

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 8:45AM

President Obama has officially turned on the charm to get re-elected.

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Obama Re-election Campaign Hires Black Voter Outreach Director

by Jorge Rivas on January 19 2012, 4:07PM

The Obama re-election campaign hired Stefanie Brown to be the African-American Vote Director for the campaign’s Operation Vote outreach effort.

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Gingrich Surges With Old, Familiar Ploy: Racist Attacks on Poor People

Gingrich Surges With Old, Familiar Ploy: Racist Attacks on Poor People

by on January 19 2012, 9:57AM

Newt Gingrich has for decades been the GOP standard bearer in using racial caricatures to demonize poor people. Food stamps were spared for a time, leaving them the last functioning part of the economic safety net. No longer.

Topics: GOP Primary, Newt Gingrich, Politics

Wisconsin Democrats to File 1 million Signatures for Governor Walker Recall

Wisconsin Democrats to File 1 million Signatures for Governor Walker Recall

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 5:15PM

Walker’s decision revealed an important truth: Inequity starts with people of color, but it doesn’t stay there.

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Gingrich Still Thinks Obama is 'Food Stamps President'

Gingrich Still Thinks Obama is ‘Food Stamps President’

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 10:22AM

At Sunday’s Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate, Newt Gingrich got a standing ovation from the audience after he challenged moderator Juan Williams by saying he stood by his racially loaded statements about the president and “really poor children in really poor neighborhoods.”

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