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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

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

Holder Releases Millions for Criminal Defense of the Poor

Holder Releases Millions for Criminal Defense of the Poor

by Brentin Mock on October 30 2013, 4:36PM

Holder also endorses criminal justice reform ideas from newly minted U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW

Testimony at Senate 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing Gets Bizarre

Testimony at Senate ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing Gets Bizarre

by Brentin Mock on October 29 2013, 11:16AM

Sen. Ted Cruz tells mothers of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis that their sons deaths were not about race.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW

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

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

Cory Booker's Moneyed Win

Cory Booker’s Moneyed Win

by Brentin Mock on October 17 2013, 8:12AM

Cory Booker raised lots of money for his Senate race, some of it questionably. But that’s the game, and he played to win.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Confederate Flag Featured at White House Rally

Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Confederate Flag Featured at White House Rally

by Brentin Mock on October 14 2013, 10:53AM

A small faction of hard-line rightwingers want Obama to put a Muslim holy book down and evacuate D.C.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Obamacare, Shutdown

U.S. Housing Dept. Takes Hardest Shutdown Hit of All

U.S. Housing Dept. Takes Hardest Shutdown Hit of All

by Brentin Mock on October 11 2013, 1:39PM

HUD is working without 96 percent of its staff, the deepest cuts of any Cabinet department.

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

Labor Department Operating at Just 20 Percent During Shutdown

Labor Department Operating at Just 20 Percent During Shutdown

by Brentin Mock on October 3 2013, 1:56PM

Of the 16,304 people who would normally be working right now at Labor, only 2,954 are currently in effect

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

EPA Loses Over 90 Percent of Staff, But Committed to Communities

EPA Loses Over 90 Percent of Staff, But Committed to Communities

by Brentin Mock on October 2 2013, 12:03PM

EPA has lost over 90 percent of its faculty.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Environment, /NOW, Politics, Shutdown

Holder Now Aims to Sue North Carolina Over Voter ID Law

Holder Now Aims to Sue North Carolina Over Voter ID Law

by Brentin Mock on September 30 2013, 9:45AM

Holder may seek to bail North Carolina back into federal “preclearance” oversight

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Nevada GOP Leader: 'Minorities Will Not Turn Out' to Vote in 2014

Nevada GOP Leader: ‘Minorities Will Not Turn Out’ to Vote in 2014

by Brentin Mock on September 26 2013, 11:38AM

Nevada GOP leader also doesn’t like that the Democratic Party has such a diverse tent of followers.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Strange Fruit: AIG CEO Says Investment Bankers Lynched Like in 'Deep South'

Strange Fruit: AIG CEO Says Investment Bankers Lynched Like in ‘Deep South’

by Brentin Mock on September 24 2013, 11:43AM

AIG corporate executives who almost tanked the U.S. economy and then were rewarded bonuses compared to the likes of Emmett Till.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW

Congress May Fix the Voting Rights Act This Year. Here's Why

Congress May Fix the Voting Rights Act This Year. Here’s Why

by Brentin Mock on September 13 2013, 7:00AM

Wanna bet that Congress restores key functions of the Voting Rights Act before New Years?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Parting Words From Resigning NAACP President Ben Jealous

Parting Words From Resigning NAACP President Ben Jealous

by Brentin Mock on September 9 2013, 11:28AM

NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund also loses civil rights pillar in attorney Debo Adebile, who is now counsel for the U.S. Senate judiciary committee.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, /NOW, Politics

Dream Defenders and DREAMers Were Cut From 'I Have a Dream' Ceremony

Dream Defenders and DREAMers Were Cut From ‘I Have a Dream’ Ceremony

by Brentin Mock on August 29 2013, 12:05PM

Leaders of youth social justice action organizations were invited to speak at the March on Washington 50th anniversary ceremony yesterday, but then cut at the last minute.

Topics: Voting Rights, March on Washington, /NOW