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Man Sentenced to 3 Years For Leading Mississippi Prison Riot

Man Sentenced to 3 Years For Leading Mississippi Prison Riot

by on November 20 2012, 9:35AM

Juan Lopez-Fuentes became the first inmate to be sentenced for a riot that rattled a Mississippi federal prison in May.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Felipe Montes Enters Final Day Of Testimony In Fight For His Kids

Felipe Montes Enters Final Day Of Testimony In Fight For His Kids

by on November 20 2012, 9:12AM

One deported man’s struggle to regain parental custody of his children enters its final stage.

Topics: /NOW, Felipe Montes

Texas Governor Wants Welfare, Unemployment Applicants To Pee In A Cup

Texas Governor Wants Welfare, Unemployment Applicants To Pee In A Cup

by on November 16 2012, 8:37AM

Texas is poised to join the drug-testing bandwagon.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Politics

Rep. Gutierrez Introduces Republicans On House Floor to ‘America’s Latinos’ [Video]

by on November 15 2012, 1:04PM

“I would like the Republican Party to meet America’s Latinos,” he said.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Obama Promises Immigration Reform Push in January

Obama Promises Immigration Reform Push in January

by on November 15 2012, 11:13AM

The drive to pass comprehensive immigration reform went into high gear yesterday when President Obama said he expects a bill wil be introduced by January.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

by on November 13 2012, 10:06AM

Democratic and Republican leaders want to return to their 2010 blueprint. But immigration reformers say first, stop the deportations.

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, Immigration Reform, Second Term

Is This the End of the Southern Strategy, or Its Entrenchment?

Is This the End of the Southern Strategy, or Its Entrenchment?

by on November 12 2012, 9:18AM

Riling up fears of a black and brown nation can’t win the White House anymore. But it certainly has locked in the Republican Party’s power Down South.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

Trying to Stay Relevant, Boehner Says GOP Will Back Immigration Reform

Trying to Stay Relevant, Boehner Says GOP Will Back Immigration Reform

by on November 9 2012, 10:17AM

“This issue has been around far too long,” the House Speaker said this week.

Topics: Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Advocates Say Arpaio Hasn't Won Yet, Urge County to Count All Votes

Advocates Say Arpaio Hasn’t Won Yet, Urge County to Count All Votes

by on November 8 2012, 5:12PM

Now, advocates and alternative media in Arizona are questioning these results. They say hundreds of thousands of provisional and early votes have yet to be counted.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Redistricting Protects the 2010 Republican Surge in State Legislatures

by on November 7 2012, 3:32PM

And the ugly, bruising battles they launched around immigration, health reform and reproductive rights are certain to continue.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW, Politics

Arpaio Gets Another Four Years to Harass Latinos In An Unchanged Arizona

Arpaio Gets Another Four Years to Harass Latinos In An Unchanged Arizona

by on November 7 2012, 12:55PM

Latinos in Phoenix went to bed last night with the news that they’ll face another four years of harassment from Joe Arpaio and his deputies. The 80-year-old sheriff told supporters at his victory party that he looks forward to another…

Topics: 2012 Election, Election Returns, /NOW

Obama Wins Re-Election, But Mixed Results on Ballot Initiatives

Obama Wins Re-Election, But Mixed Results on Ballot Initiatives

by on November 7 2012, 11:15AM

Here’s a quick rundown of the results in key ballot measures.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW, Politics

Beyond the White House: How Today's Vote Matters for Racial Justice

Beyond the White House: How Today’s Vote Matters for Racial Justice

by on November 6 2012, 8:20AM

Core questions about reproductive health, immigrant and workers rights, unions, criminal justice and education are on the table at the state and congressional level.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

The Tea Party Will Still Run the States, No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

The Tea Party Will Still Run the States, No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

by on November 1 2012, 10:26AM

Far right symbolism may have receded, but thanks to redistricting, tea party politics will dominate state legislatures for some time to come.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

Report: Government Abandoned Integration of Housing For Decades

Report: Government Abandoned Integration of Housing For Decades

by on October 29 2012, 11:22AM

The Fair Housing Act has been largely ignored for 40 years, according to a new investigation.

Topics: /NOW

Deported Father Granted More Time To Fight For His Kids

Deported Father Granted More Time To Fight For His Kids

by on October 26 2012, 11:21AM

Felipe Montes has been granted an extension to his humanitarian parole.

Topics: /NOW, Felipe Montes

East Haven Police Reach Agreement With Feds On Racial Discrimination

East Haven Police Reach Agreement With Feds On Racial Discrimination

by on October 23 2012, 5:18PM

The agreement comes more than three years after the federal government began an investigation of practices of systemic discrimination and brutality against Latinos by East Haven police.

Topics: /NOW

Debate Avoided Immigration Due to Narrow Foreign Policy Focus

Debate Avoided Immigration Due to Narrow Foreign Policy Focus

by on October 23 2012, 11:11AM

The foreign and domestic policy debate structure may be about as antiquated as those bayonets Romney got zinged with last night.

Topics: /NOW

Food Stamp Bashing, Race, and the Bi-Partisan Attack on the Safety-Net

Food Stamp Bashing, Race, and the Bi-Partisan Attack on the Safety-Net

by on October 19 2012, 10:00AM

The GOP is winning the rhetorical war on poverty because Obama’s afraid to talk about race. And the results could be disastrous for millions of families.

Topics: Economy, Food Stamps, Politics

New York City Terrorism Sting Latest In Line of ‘Entrapment’ Cases

by on October 18 2012, 1:06AM

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn charged a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man named Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis for attempting on Wednesday to to blow up the Federal Reserve building with what he believed was a 1,000 pound bomb. But, the NY Times…

Topics: /NOW