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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

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