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Trump's Silly Response to Campaign Urging Stars to Dump the Donald

Trump’s Silly Response to Campaign Urging Stars to Dump the Donald

by Channing Kennedy on May 10 2011, 12:17PM

He says he can’t be racist, since a black person won his game show once.

Topics: Media, Politics

Missouri Pushes Voter ID, Birther Bill

Missouri Pushes Voter ID, Birther Bill

by Channing Kennedy on May 6 2011, 2:04PM

HB 121 has some more hoops to jump through, and will need voter approval to go into effect.

Topics: Politics

Rep. Sally Kern Reprimanded for Racist Comments

Rep. Sally Kern Reprimanded for Racist Comments

by Asraa Mustufa on May 6 2011, 10:00AM

Oklahoma’s Black Legislative Caucus and the NAACP weren’t letting the lawmaker off so easily.

Topics: Politics

The Purpose of Political Capital: Three Agenda Items for Obama

The Purpose of Political Capital: Three Agenda Items for Obama

by Rinku Sen on May 5 2011, 9:19AM

We can no longer argue Obama is trapped by Bush’s mistakes, says Rinku Sen. He’s slain the enemy and now it’s time to clean up the mess at home.

Topics: Osama Bin Laden, Politics, Movement

9/11 Hate Victim's Name to Stay on Arizona Memorial

9/11 Hate Victim’s Name to Stay on Arizona Memorial

by Asraa Mustufa on May 3 2011, 2:06PM

Gov. Brewer vetoed a bill that would have removed hate crime victim Balbir Singh Sodhi’s name from a 9/11 memorial.

Topics: Politics

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Inner Circle Falls Apart

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Inner Circle Falls Apart

by Julianne Hing on May 2 2011, 8:45AM

Two Maricopa County deputies resign after a new report reveals the posse’s striking abuse of power.

Topics: Joe Arpaio, Politics

How Do You Feel About the President Showing His Papers? [Reader Forum]

How Do You Feel About the President Showing His Papers? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on April 30 2011, 11:28AM

A powerful video by writer Baratunde Thurston sums up the racially coded horror-show of Donald Trump’s birth certificate crusade.

Topics: Politics

GOP Lawmaker: Blacks 'Don't Want to Study As Hard In School'

GOP Lawmaker: Blacks ‘Don’t Want to Study As Hard In School’

by Shani O. Hilton on April 28 2011, 3:35PM

Rep. Sally Kern is the same woman who called “homosexuality” the “biggest threat” to the U.S. today.

Topics: Politics

After Birtherism, Conservatives Question Obama's Academics

After Birtherism, Conservatives Question Obama’s Academics

by Channing Kennedy on April 28 2011, 3:18PM

Anyone calling Obama an academic fraud, a foreigner, or a Muslim is using that term because the n-word is off the list.

Topics: Politics

Arizona Rep Backpedals on Effort to Remove Sikh Man from 9/11 Memorial

Arizona Rep Backpedals on Effort to Remove Sikh Man from 9/11 Memorial

by Asraa Mustufa on April 27 2011, 2:57PM

Remember John Kavanagh, of birthright citizenship fame? He’s back. And this time, he’s sorry.

Topics: Politics

Obama: 'I've Got Better Stuff To Do' Than Talk About Birthers

Obama: ‘I’ve Got Better Stuff To Do’ Than Talk About Birthers

by Shani O. Hilton on April 27 2011, 12:34PM

The President releases his birth certificate to quiet the rumors. But don’t expect them to go away any time soon.

Topics: Politics

Allen West Warns Deficit Will Grow if Liberal Women Get in the Way

Allen West Warns Deficit Will Grow if Liberal Women Get in the Way

by Asraa Mustufa on April 26 2011, 11:07AM

The conservative black lawmaker uses Hollywood to help make his case that we need stronger men.

Topics: Politics

Haley Barbour's Out of the GOP Field, But Racist Campaigning's Here to Stay

Haley Barbour’s Out of the GOP Field, But Racist Campaigning’s Here to Stay

by Kai Wright on April 26 2011, 10:57AM

Donald Trump is just a preview of what’s to come.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics

Will Arizona Have 'Don't Tread on Me' License Plates?

Will Arizona Have ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates?

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2011, 3:19PM

Money generated from the sale of the plates would go toward tea party groups in the state.

Topics: Politics

Gov. Deval Patrick Opens Up About Educating Kids of Color for The Root

Gov. Deval Patrick Opens Up About Educating Kids of Color for The Root

by Jamilah King on April 22 2011, 4:45PM

It’s good to see an elected official who, at least to some extent, is willing to own up to the harsh realities of his state’s flaws.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

Obama, in Re-election Mode, Promises Immigration Reform Again

Obama, in Re-election Mode, Promises Immigration Reform Again

by Julianne Hing on April 21 2011, 12:39PM

But is this enough to outweigh the administration’s love affair with deportation?

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Haley Barbour's Increasingly Toxic Pre-Campaign for President

Haley Barbour’s Increasingly Toxic Pre-Campaign for President

by Kai Wright on April 21 2011, 11:15AM

The Mississippi governor will be among the most serious 2012 GOP contenders, and that’s troubling.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, Politics

Tea Party's Marilyn Davenport Apologizes for Obama Chimp Email

Tea Party’s Marilyn Davenport Apologizes for Obama Chimp Email

by Asraa Mustufa on April 21 2011, 9:55AM

But she’s still blaming the liberal left for picking up the story in the first place.

Topics: Politics

Pastor Terry Jones Takes Anti-Muslim Campaign to Michigan

Pastor Terry Jones Takes Anti-Muslim Campaign to Michigan

by Asraa Mustufa on April 21 2011, 9:55AM

This time the serial provocateur has popped up in Michigan.

Topics: Politics

Arizona Welcomes Official Tea Party Flag

Arizona Welcomes Official Tea Party Flag

by Julianne Hing on April 20 2011, 2:41PM

As Arizona’s legislative season wraps up, it wasn’t all relief and the return of common sense.

Topics: Politics