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Obama Lectures Young Voters on Political Apathy

Obama Lectures Young Voters on Political Apathy

by Jamilah King on September 29 2010, 6:28PM

The Democrats election strategy takes a decidedly abrasive turn.

Topics: Politics

Forbes Confirms Super Rich Are Getting Richer

Forbes Confirms Super Rich Are Getting Richer

by Jamilah King on September 24 2010, 12:13PM

Still, some wait for wealth to trickle down.

Topics: Politics

Black Lawmakers Anxious Over Ethics Trial Dates

Black Lawmakers Anxious Over Ethics Trial Dates

by Jamilah King on September 24 2010, 10:20AM

Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters can’t wait to clear their names.

Topics: Politics

GOP's Loony

GOP’s Loony “Pledge” Remains the Same: To Be Destructive

by Kai Wright on September 23 2010, 12:35PM

After two years of naked obstruction, the GOP says it’s now got ideas. Not really.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Kai Wright, Politics

Campus Progress Uses Justin Bieber to Court Voters

Campus Progress Uses Justin Bieber to Court Voters

by Jamilah King on September 22 2010, 12:19AM

Maybe Justin Bieber is good for America.

Topics: Politics

Asian Americans Run for Political Office in Arizona

Asian Americans Run for Political Office in Arizona

by Julianne Hing on September 20 2010, 2:43PM

But don’t mistake growing Asian American representation for a parallel swell of progressive race politics.

Topics: Politics

Rick Santelli: Tea Party Rant Infographic

Rick Santelli: Tea Party Rant “Best Five Minutes of My Life”

by Jamilah King on September 20 2010, 1:29PM

The man credited with launching the Tea Party makes no apologies.

Topics: Politics

Colin Powell Tells Moderate GOP to

Colin Powell Tells Moderate GOP to “Come Out,” Back DREAM Act

by Jorge Rivas, Kai Wright on September 20 2010, 9:34AM

The general inserts himself into Washington’s immigration debate at a crucial political moment.

Topics: DREAM Act, Politics

Sen. Olympia Snowe Slams Tea Party Rise in GOP

Sen. Olympia Snowe Slams Tea Party Rise in GOP

by Jamilah King on September 17 2010, 1:00PM

The moderate Republican warns that there’s no such thing as ideological purity.

Topics: Politics

Obama Backs DREAM; Advocates Ramp Up for Senate Vote

Obama Backs DREAM; Advocates Ramp Up for Senate Vote

by Julianne Hing on September 16 2010, 5:34PM

This week marked an important shift in political strategy for immigrant rights activists.

Topics: DREAM Act, Politics

D.C. School Reform In Question After Mayor Fenty's Loss

D.C. School Reform In Question After Mayor Fenty’s Loss

by Julianne Hing on September 16 2010, 1:13PM

Controversial reformer Michelle Rhee admits that her aggressive nature may have helped lead to the mayor’s downfall.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

Rep. Keith Ellison Talks About Beating the

Rep. Keith Ellison Talks About Beating the “Anti-Islam Industry”

by on September 16 2010, 10:17AM

ColorLines speaks with Congress’ first Muslim member. “I urge people to come together to build some understanding,” Ellison says.

Topics: Mosque Mania, Politics

Predictably, Rangel Wins Democratic Primary

Predictably, Rangel Wins Democratic Primary

by Jamilah King on September 15 2010, 12:28PM

He may not be in danger, but his party is.

Topics: Politics

Senate to Vote on DREAM Act Before Election

Senate to Vote on DREAM Act Before Election

by Julianne Hing on September 14 2010, 6:14PM

In a marked departure from the Democrats’ immigration reform strategy, Reid says he will try to pass the bill on its own.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

This Midterm Election Season is a Tale of Two Charlies

This Midterm Election Season is a Tale of Two Charlies

by Jamilah King on September 14 2010, 3:39PM

From Harlem to Florida, voters are either fed up or fired up headed into November.

Topics: Politics

Rangel, Waters Ethics Trials Not Expected Till After Elections

Rangel, Waters Ethics Trials Not Expected Till After Elections

by Jamilah King on September 13 2010, 5:07PM

Either way, it’s more bad news for Democrats headed into November’s elections.

Topics: Politics

Tea Partiers Hijack Malcolm X Speech

Tea Partiers Hijack Malcolm X Speech

by Jamilah King on September 13 2010, 2:27PM

It would be funny if it weren’t so sad.

Topics: Politics

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, The Perpetual Potential Candidate

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, The Perpetual Potential Candidate

by Julianne Hing on September 13 2010, 12:19PM

Is a presidential bid in the sheriff’s near future?

Topics: Politics

Scholarship Scandal Hits Rep. Sanford Bishop

Scholarship Scandal Hits Rep. Sanford Bishop

by Jamilah King on September 10 2010, 1:44PM

Yet another black lawmaker’s in the hot seat.

Topics: Politics

Is Arizona Targeting Teachers through Unfair English Standards?

Is Arizona Targeting Teachers through Unfair English Standards?

by Michelle Chen on September 9 2010, 10:03AM

The Justice Department’s taking the state’s “English only” policy to court.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth