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Anti-Muslim Bus Ad Set to Exploit

Anti-Muslim Bus Ad Set to Exploit “Ground Zero Mosque” Fear

by Michelle Chen on August 11 2010, 11:25AM

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority just gave its blessing to an anti-Muslim ad campaign, brought to you by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

Topics: Mosque Mania, Politics

The White House's Leftwing Punching Bag

The White House’s Leftwing Punching Bag

by Kai Wright on August 10 2010, 5:00PM

Gibbs’ attack was cynical, arrogant or both.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Politics

14th Amendment Chatter's Too Much for Even Bush-Era GOP

14th Amendment Chatter’s Too Much for Even Bush-Era GOP

by Kai Wright on August 10 2010, 9:46AM

What’s that tell us about today’s “conservative” leaders?

Topics: 14th Amendment, Kai Wright, Politics

The 14th Amendment Rollback: See Ya, Bobby Jindal

The 14th Amendment Rollback: See Ya, Bobby Jindal

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2010, 1:48PM

MoJo considers who’d be kicked out if McConnell and Co. got their way.

Topics: 14th Amendment, Immigration, Politics

Whitman Drops $99 Million in Calif. Governor's Race

Whitman Drops $99 Million in Calif. Governor’s Race

by Julianne Hing on August 4 2010, 3:56PM

And there are still four months to go until Election Day.

Topics: Politics

Rangel, Waters and the Perils of Entrenched Power

Rangel, Waters and the Perils of Entrenched Power

by Jamilah King on August 3 2010, 3:13PM

Corruption may not be the point. Maybe they’ve just been in charge way too long.

Topics: Politics

GOP to Party Like It's 1868! Says Let's Debate 14th Amendment

GOP to Party Like It’s 1868! Says Let’s Debate 14th Amendment

by Kai Wright on August 2 2010, 10:20PM

As usual, Republicans are ready and willing to debate core values.

Topics: 14th Amendment, Kai Wright, Politics

Palin: Obama Lacks Jan Brewer's

Palin: Obama Lacks Jan Brewer’s “Cojones”

by Jamilah King on August 2 2010, 6:00PM

Now both Palin and Jesse have discussed the president’s balls on cable television.

Topics: Politics

Tea Party's Diversity Rally?

Tea Party’s Diversity Rally? “Epic Fail”

by Jamilah King on August 2 2010, 3:10PM

Talking Points Memo went to the event and found none, unless you count David Webb.

Topics: Politics

Obama Slipping Among Latinos

Obama Slipping Among Latinos

by Daisy Hernandez on July 28 2010, 3:48PM

A new poll shows that worry about jobs and immigration reform are hurting the president’s approval ratings.

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Jim Webb's Anti-Immigrant Rant

Jim Webb’s Anti-Immigrant Rant

by Jamilah King on July 26 2010, 6:50PM

More dumb talk about race. What a month we’re having!

Topics: Politics

Will Harlem Legend Rangel Take One for the Team? Not Likely

Will Harlem Legend Rangel Take One for the Team? Not Likely

by Jamilah King on July 26 2010, 4:28PM

Dem leaders want him to cut a deal before things get really ugly, but some say it’s time to exit stage left.

Topics: Politics

Obama: Sherrod Debacle is Media's Fault, Not Mine

Obama: Sherrod Debacle is Media’s Fault, Not Mine

by Kai Wright on July 23 2010, 10:04AM

Never mind the fact that it was his administration, not the media who fired her.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics, Shirley Sherrod

NAACP Says Pictures Tell a Thousand (Racist) Words

NAACP Says Pictures Tell a Thousand (Racist) Words

by Jorge Rivas on July 19 2010, 3:30PM

As debate over the resolution continues, NAACP blogs out proof of its need.

Topics: Politics

We're Not Racist, Say Tea Partiers---While Being Racist

We’re Not Racist, Say Tea Partiers—-While Being Racist

by Jamilah King on July 16 2010, 2:50PM

We didn’t need more confirmation of this but here it is.

Topics: Politics

Jan Brewer Jumps Ahead In Polls, Except With Latinos

Jan Brewer Jumps Ahead In Polls, Except With Latinos

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2010, 6:08PM

New numbers released today by Rocky Mountain Poll show that Arizona Gov Jan Brewer’s anti-immigrant tactics are paying off for her across the state. In a poll the company conducted of 524 voters in the week before July 11, Brewer’s…

Topics: Politics

Meg Whitman Debuts Spanish Language Ad

Meg Whitman Debuts Spanish Language Ad

by Jamilah King on June 17 2010, 1:17PM

Meg Whitman wants you to know that she loves brown people. In her first spanish language ad set to run today during the World Cup match between Mexico and France, Whitman’s described as ” the Republican who opposed the Arizona…

Topics: Politics

Census Confirms Tea Party's Worst Nightmare

Census Confirms Tea Party’s Worst Nightmare

by Jamilah King on June 11 2010, 7:28PM

The latest Census figures show that the country’s white population could become a minority as soon as…next year. No big news, right? We’ve been that hearing for years. But these latest numbers show that massive geographic shifts are taking place…

Topics: Politics

South Carolina Dems May Be GOP Plants, After All

South Carolina Dems May Be GOP Plants, After All

by Jamilah King on June 11 2010, 5:25PM

The political soap opera of South Carolina politics continues to get uglier. On Tuesday a virtually unknown, unemployed army vet named Alvin Greene won the state’s Democratic nod for Senate without bothering to run a campaign or throw up a…

Topics: Politics

Indian Republicans and the Model Minority Myth

Indian Republicans and the Model Minority Myth

by Jamilah King on June 10 2010, 4:23PM

Do Indian American politicians represent a new “third way” in the South’s often murky political landscape? That’s the question that’s on some people’s minds this week after conservative Nikki Haley inched toward the Republican nomination for governor of South Carolina…

Topics: Politics