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Wielding 'Gender Card,' Women's Groups Campaign Against 'Political Sexism'

Wielding ‘Gender Card,’ Women’s Groups Campaign Against ‘Political Sexism’

by Michelle Chen on September 2 2010, 4:08PM

Few would doubt that racism and sexism are handled differently in politics and the media, but how, exactly?

Topics: On Gender, Politics

Sean Bell's Widow May Run for Queens City Council

Sean Bell’s Widow May Run for Queens City Council

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 2 2010, 1:50PM

Nicole Paultre-Bell’s reportedly got most of the borough in her corner.

Topics: Politics

Former Florida Candidate Jeff Greene Sues the Media for Doing Its Job

Former Florida Candidate Jeff Greene Sues the Media for Doing Its Job

by Jamilah King on September 2 2010, 12:32PM

Jeff Greene contends that he’s not a sore loser.

Topics: Politics

CBC Foundation Chair Orders Audit in Johnson Scholarship Scandal

CBC Foundation Chair Orders Audit in Johnson Scholarship Scandal

by Jamilah King on September 1 2010, 3:16PM

Are Pelosi’s efforts to drain the ethical swamp in Washington working?

Topics: Politics

Glenn Beck Launches Political News Website

Glenn Beck Launches Political News Website

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 1 2010, 11:49AM

Beck’s biggest concern? His bottom line.

Topics: Politics

DOJ: Arizona's Community Colleges Shut Out Immigrant Workers, Too

DOJ: Arizona’s Community Colleges Shut Out Immigrant Workers, Too

by Julianne Hing on August 31 2010, 6:20PM

It’s just the latest round in a series of legal warring between the desert state and the feds.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

Former CBC Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's In Trouble

Former CBC Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s In Trouble

by Jamilah King on August 31 2010, 12:58PM

Another black lawmaker faces allegations of ethics violations.

Topics: Politics

One Thing Beck Can't Claim: Black Supporters

One Thing Beck Can’t Claim: Black Supporters

by Jamilah King on August 30 2010, 7:19PM

There may have been a lot of red, white, and blue — but there wasn’t a ton of black in attendance.

Topics: Politics

The Jan Brewer Post-Primary Victory Tour

The Jan Brewer Post-Primary Victory Tour

by Julianne Hing on August 30 2010, 3:26PM

Xenophobia in your face.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Politics

Beck's 'Restoring Honor' Rally, in Perspective

Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally, in Perspective

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 30 2010, 2:51PM

Beck’s recent efforts clearly pale in comparison to the history he’s trying to hijack.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Politics

Glenn Beck's MLK Dream is Perverse, But What's Our Vision?

Glenn Beck’s MLK Dream is Perverse, But What’s Our Vision?

by Kai Wright on August 26 2010, 11:00AM

Beck and the right have been the loudest national voices on race for too long.

Topics: Glenn Beck, History, Kai Wright, Politics

Glenn Beck Turns MLK's Dream to Nightmare on Anniversary

Glenn Beck Turns MLK’s Dream to Nightmare on Anniversary

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 25 2010, 1:58PM

Talk show host plans to hold rally with Sarah Palin to rally his conservative base.

Topics: Politics

Meek and Rubio Move Ahead in Florida; McCain Wins in Arizona

Meek and Rubio Move Ahead in Florida; McCain Wins in Arizona

by Jamilah King on August 25 2010, 9:25AM

Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial races are sure to be bellwethers for the national political mood.

Topics: Politics

Following Florida's Political Winds

Following Florida’s Political Winds

by Jamilah King on August 24 2010, 5:52PM

Big money, high drama and, of course, the Tea Party. Why we’re watching the Sunshine State.

Topics: Politics

McConnell on Obama's Christianity:

McConnell on Obama’s Christianity: “I Take Him at His Word”

by Kai Wright on August 23 2010, 10:07AM

GOP leadership continues to show just how irresponsible it’s willing to be.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics

Native Human Rights Advocate Defies Conservative Attacks in Iowa

Native Human Rights Advocate Defies Conservative Attacks in Iowa

by Michelle Chen on August 20 2010, 10:50AM

Karen Mackey, executive director of the Sioux City Human Rights Commission has stood up amid political controversy driven by the right.

Topics: On Gender, Politics

Poor, Jobless, and Getting out the Vote

Poor, Jobless, and Getting out the Vote

by Michelle Chen on August 19 2010, 9:15AM

Labor hopes to make the unemployed their own political interest group.

Topics: On Gender, Politics

U.S. Considers Lifting Cuban Travel Embargo Photo

U.S. Considers Lifting Cuban Travel Embargo

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on August 18 2010, 5:48PM

Here’s a peek at modern life in the country.

Topics: Global Affairs, Politics

More Money, More Problems for Jerry Brown, Too

More Money, More Problems for Jerry Brown, Too

by Jamilah King on August 17 2010, 6:47PM

Controversy erupts over pension records, which could cost taxpayers millions.

Topics: Politics

Meg Whitman's Spending Spree Continues

Meg Whitman’s Spending Spree Continues

by Jamilah King on August 16 2010, 3:10PM

Former eBay boss adds another $13 million from personal fortune to campaign for CA governor.

Topics: Politics