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Obama Taps Top Voting Rights Lawyer to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

Obama Taps Top Voting Rights Lawyer to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

by Brentin Mock on November 15 2013, 9:43AM

Attorney who defended the Voting Rights Act bill before the Supreme Court gets nod to head Civil Rights department.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

The Ballot or the Bank

The Ballot or the Bank

by Brentin Mock on November 14 2013, 1:05PM

In the post-Citizens United era, will traditional get-out-the-vote organizing be overshadowed by get-out-the-wallet political action?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Talking Transition: A New Way to Move from One Mayor to the Next

Talking Transition: A New Way to Move from One Mayor to the Next

by Imara Jones on November 14 2013, 10:51AM

Talking Transition seeks to make sure that the voice of everyday people continues to be heard after the next mayor takes office.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Over 106,000 People Enrolled in Obamacare in First Month

Over 106,000 People Enrolled in Obamacare in First Month

by Brentin Mock on November 13 2013, 3:45PM

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services announces how many people have enrolled in the troubled program.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

by Aura Bogado on November 12 2013, 7:00AM

The Onondaga Nation was not allowed to bring claims for stolen land in Upstate New York into court until 1974. Now, it’s been told it waited too long.

Topics: History, Politics

Watch bell hooks and Melissa Harris Perry Talk About Black Feminism

Watch bell hooks and Melissa Harris Perry Talk About Black Feminism

by Jamilah King on November 8 2013, 1:04PM

Watch a live conversation between two of the most recognizable names in contemporary black feminism.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

What Will Virginia's New Governor Do About Felony Disenfranchisement?

What Will Virginia’s New Governor Do About Felony Disenfranchisement?

by Brentin Mock on November 7 2013, 7:00AM

Virginia just dodged a bullet to voting rights by electing McAuliffe over Cuccinelli. But how far will the new governor actually go to restore felons’ ability to vote?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Lawyers Want $2 Million For Gutting Voting Rights Act

Lawyers Want $2 Million For Gutting Voting Rights Act

by Brentin Mock on November 6 2013, 3:34PM

Law firm that helped gut the Voting Rights Act wants millions for their work.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Winners and Voter Turnout for Election Day 2013

Winners and Voter Turnout for Election Day 2013

by Brentin Mock on November 6 2013, 12:10PM

Turnout was low all around, but there were clear victories for progressive and moderate conservatives around the nation.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

A Local Vote for Economic Justice Nationwide

A Local Vote for Economic Justice Nationwide

by Imara Jones on November 6 2013, 7:00AM

Why the election of Bill de Blasio as the next mayor of New York is good news for economic progressives nationwide.

Topics: Economy, Politics

Can Kerry Washington (and Obama) Fix the Virginia Governor Race?

by Brentin Mock on November 4 2013, 9:06AM

Kerry Washington wows audience on Saturday Night Live, then hypes crowds the next day in rally for Virginia governor’s race.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Five Local and State Races to Watch on Election Day

Five Local and State Races to Watch on Election Day

by Brentin Mock on November 1 2013, 5:23PM

It’s an off year for elections, but there are some important races you should be following.

Topics: Politics

Republicans Block Black Congressman and Civil Rights Lawyer From Key Obama Appointments

Republicans Block Black Congressman and Civil Rights Lawyer From Key Obama Appointments

by Brentin Mock on October 31 2013, 3:37PM

Senate Republicans have blocked two key nominees by President Obama.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Politics

Federal Judge Says His Voter ID Approval Was a Mistake, Then Takes it Back

Federal Judge Says His Voter ID Approval Was a Mistake, Then Takes it Back

by Brentin Mock on October 28 2013, 11:19AM

A federal judge says he made a mistake when he gave voter ID laws a legal green light, but is now pumping the brakes.

Topics: Blogs List, Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

How Much Did Race Dog the Shutdown Standoff?

How Much Did Race Dog the Shutdown Standoff?

by Brentin Mock on October 24 2013, 12:38PM

Brown University political scientist measures just how much race figured into decision to shut down government.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Five Things to Know About Virginia's High-Stakes Governor's Race

Five Things to Know About Virginia’s High-Stakes Governor’s Race

by Brentin Mock on October 23 2013, 11:06AM

The winner of next month’s governor’s race in Virginia could be an indicator of the direction of conservative politics.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Two Men Were Married in Oklahoma, Where Gay Marriage is Constitutionally Forbidden

Two Men Were Married in Oklahoma, Where Gay Marriage is Constitutionally Forbidden

by Aura Bogado on October 22 2013, 1:08PM

It has everything to do with tribal sovereignty.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Obamacare Website Will Get Fixed, Says POTUS

Obamacare Website Will Get Fixed, Says POTUS

by Brentin Mock on October 21 2013, 1:47PM

President Obama is aware of the struggles people are having with the website for the new affordable healthcare law.

Topics: Voting Rights, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

Morehouse Alum Jeh Johnson Tapped to Head Homeland Security

Morehouse Alum Jeh Johnson Tapped to Head Homeland Security

by Brentin Mock on October 17 2013, 4:19PM

Obama will tap an African American, Jeh Johnson, to succeed Janet Napolitano as head of the Department of Homeland Security

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW, Politics

Obama Sets Priorities for Remainder of 2013

Obama Sets Priorities for Remainder of 2013

by Aura Bogado on October 17 2013, 1:33PM

The president says he wants to tackle the budget, immigration reform, and the farm bill.

Topics: /NOW, Politics