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Gov. Bobby Jindal's Potentially Self-Destructive Support of Birther Bill

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Potentially Self-Destructive Support of Birther Bill

by Jamilah King on April 20 2011, 12:02PM

But would he be keeping himself off of his own state ballot?

Topics: Politics

Gov. Brewer Vetoes Birther and Gun Bills

Gov. Brewer Vetoes Birther and Gun Bills

by Julianne Hing on April 19 2011, 8:27AM

Sometimes, very occasionally and even in Arizona, sense prevails.

Topics: Politics

America's Getting More Diverse, So Why Isn't Congress?

America’s Getting More Diverse, So Why Isn’t Congress?

by Jamilah King on April 18 2011, 5:05PM

GOOD shows that our current lawmakers aren’t representative of demographic changes.

Topics: Politics

Yes, Again: Tea Party GOP Member Sends Racist Email

Yes, Again: Tea Party GOP Member Sends Racist Email

by Asraa Mustufa on April 18 2011, 1:50PM

For them, it just doesn’t get old.

Topics: Politics

Arizona's Birther Bill Moves to Gov. Brewer's Desk

Arizona’s Birther Bill Moves to Gov. Brewer’s Desk

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 1:36PM

But not everyone is excited about the bill, which is a transparently coded attack on President Obama’s black roots.

Topics: Politics

Donald Trump Has a 'Great Relationship With the Blacks'

Donald Trump Has a ‘Great Relationship With the Blacks’

by Jamilah King on April 14 2011, 4:20PM

He just wants you to know that he really, really cares.

Topics: Politics

CBC Drops Its Own Budget: $5.7 Trillion Deficit Cut Without Gutting Programs

CBC Drops Its Own Budget: $5.7 Trillion Deficit Cut Without Gutting Programs

by Shani O. Hilton on April 14 2011, 1:04PM

It’s been a tradition every year since 1981, but this year’s budget battle gives the proposal new significance.

Topics: Politics

Arizona Senate Passes Birther Bill

Arizona Senate Passes Birther Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 14 2011, 11:40AM

But it’s not the first state to try to turn the hysteria around President Obama’s black roots into legislation.

Topics: Politics

The Long Racial History of the Tea Party's Deficit Trojan Horse

The Long Racial History of the Tea Party’s Deficit Trojan Horse

by Dorian Warren on April 13 2011, 10:30AM

The American right has been railing against the size of federal government for centuries. We’d do well to remember why.

Topics: History, Politics, Shutdown

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray Arrested in Budget Battle Protest

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray Arrested in Budget Battle Protest

by Shani O. Hilton on April 12 2011, 1:30PM

A new budget deal prevents D.C. from spending its own funds on abortions for poor black and brown women.

Topics: Politics

Stopgap Budget Deal Cuts More Community Development, Transit

Stopgap Budget Deal Cuts More Community Development, Transit

by Shani O. Hilton on April 11 2011, 12:44PM

Expect another $38.5 billion in cuts, the details of which are to be announced later this week.

Topics: Politics

Is Michele Bachmann Shutting Down the Government (To Run It)?

Is Michele Bachmann Shutting Down the Government (To Run It)?

by Channing Kennedy on April 8 2011, 3:49PM

Her tea party caucus is showing just how much heft it plans to throw around in the 2012 elections.

Topics: Politics

$327 Million for Women's Health Will Shut Down Government, Say Dems

$327 Million for Women’s Health Will Shut Down Government, Say Dems

by Shani O. Hilton on April 8 2011, 3:27PM

None of that money goes to fund abortion, but it does fund reproductive health for poor women of color.

Topics: Planned Parenthood, Politics

A Picture of America's Changing Demographics

A Picture of America’s Changing Demographics

by Asraa Mustufa on April 7 2011, 2:29PM

Center for American Progress has some compelling graphics on the Census 2010 data that’s got folks buzzing about diversity.

Topics: Politics

Obama Can Save Government by Reviving His 2008 Mastery of Values

Obama Can Save Government by Reviving His 2008 Mastery of Values

by Kai Wright on April 7 2011, 11:54AM

The president once argued the budget was a values-based document. Now, he’s all about process over purpose.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics

As Budget Battle Climaxes, Civil Rights Groups Tally Potential Damage

As Budget Battle Climaxes, Civil Rights Groups Tally Potential Damage

by Shani O. Hilton on April 5 2011, 3:28PM

Marian Wright Edelman: “This is the most dangerous time for black children since slavery.”

Topics: Politics

Bell Curve Author Charles Murray Talks White America on MLK Anniversary

Bell Curve Author Charles Murray Talks White America on MLK Anniversary

by Asraa Mustufa on April 5 2011, 1:42PM

The American Enterprise Institute doesn’t shy away from high-profile, conservative speakers.

Topics: Politics

Another Budget Deadline Approaches, Poor People Still Screwed

Another Budget Deadline Approaches, Poor People Still Screwed

by Shani O. Hilton on April 4 2011, 1:33PM

Congress has until Friday to decide whether to scapegoat struggling families by a lot, or just a little.

Topics: Economy, Politics

Manning Marable: Scholar, Activist, Visionary

Manning Marable: Scholar, Activist, Visionary

by Jamilah King on April 4 2011, 12:11PM

Remembering the life’s work of a great mind dedicated to racial and economic justice.

Topics: Politics

CBC Marks 40th Anniversary With

CBC Marks 40th Anniversary With “Substantive” Talks With Obama

by Shani O. Hilton on March 31 2011, 6:29PM

But it’s not clear exactly what substance they hashed out.

Topics: Politics