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Bush Calls for Immigration Reform; Oscar-Winning Crash Will be Made for TV

by The News on January 30 2008, 7:57AM

Bush Prods Congress to Pass Immigration Reform This past Monday in his last State of the Union address, Bush argued that, despite having implemented several technologies to curb illegal immigration, the border will never be fully secure until a “lawful…

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Bush State of Union Address Refers to Unmet Goals; Citizenship Applicant Surge Causes Backlog

by The News on January 29 2008, 8:18AM

New Spying Law Does Not Pass A new electronic surveillance law, back by the Bush administration, failed to be put to vote by the Senate. Additionally, the Senate did not approve extending the expiration date of the existing surveillance law….

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Bush Threatens to Veto Support for Native Americans; Coalition to Fight Idea of Immigrants as Scapegoats

by The News on January 28 2008, 8:01AM

Black Women Support ‘Sisters’ in the Service Sisterfriends, a women’s book club, is sending care packages to Black military servicewomen in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. The club sends difficult-to-get supplies, like black hair products, to the military service personnel, who…

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Jolie and Pitt Adopt Katrina Orphan; American Indians Like Obama

by The News on January 25 2008, 9:26AM

Schwarzenegger Warns GOP on Immigration Talk in California The governor’s advice for Republican presidential candidates campaigning in California is to not use California to tout immigration reform. Despite his hesitance on many policies to help immigrant families in the state,…

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New Vietnam Pact Allows Routine Deporations; Obama Talks Race

by The News on January 24 2008, 8:09AM

New Pact to Deport Vietnamese Immigrants Negotiations between the U.S and Vietnamese governments has led to the creation of a pact that allows for the deportation of undocumented Vietnamese immigrants and those who have ‘committed crimes’ who entered the U.S…

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White Separtists Rally in Jena; CNN Miscounts Black Women’s Vote

by The News on January 23 2008, 7:56AM

Canada Expected to Back Out of UN Racism Conference Fearing that the follow-up to the 2001 World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South African (Durban II) will be “anti-West” and “anti-Israel,” sources say that the Canadian Foreign Minister, Maxime Bernier,…

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Democrats Speak at King Day Rally; Blaming Immigrants for High Health Care Costs

by The News on January 22 2008, 7:55AM

Democratic Candidates Address Crowds at King Day Rally Clinton, Obama, and Edwards spoke at the annual NAACP sponsored King Day Rally in South Carolina highlighting the significance of black voters in the 2008 election and the important legacy of Dr….

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Hispanic Activists Visit to DC; Obesity Rates High in Black Community

by The News on January 18 2008, 8:03AM

The Skinny On Obesity New statistics have been released by the American Diabetes Association, the American Obesity Association, and others focusing on the alarming obesity rates among Black people. Nearly 80% of Black adult women are considered obese or overweight….

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Bill Clinton Suggests Obama is ‘All Talk’; Town Ordered to Give Up Land for Border Fence

by The News on January 17 2008, 8:13AM

Democratic Presidential Candidates Court Gloria Molina Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor, is considered one of the most powerful Latinas who could help sway the vote in California, a key Latino demographic state. Since her first choice, Richardson, dropped out…

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Clinton and Obama Run From Race

by The News on January 16 2008, 7:27AM

Race Not an Issue for Clinton and Obama During a debate in Nevada, the next state to hold a caucus, both Clinton and Obama made conciliatory remarks in hopes of moving past any discussion of race that was sparked by…

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Race Heats Up Democratic Candidacy; Poll Says Immigration an “Ugly Race Issue”

by The News on January 15 2008, 8:04AM

Clinton Tries to Make Peace Over Dr. King Comments As issues of race heat up in the democratic elections, Clinton tries to ease accusations of degrading Martin Luther King’s work. NY Times Poll Shows Immigration Concerns An Arizona poll of…

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Race and Gender the Focus in South Carolina

by The News on January 14 2008, 9:59AM

In S.C., Clinton and Obama Preach Race and Gender Both Clinton and Obama are scrambling for ways to appeal to the Black community, a crucial voter base in South Carolina, and race and gender have been pushed to center stage….

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Chertoff Says State IDs Won’t Fly, Asians Face Voter Discrimination

by The News on January 11 2008, 10:11AM

Asians Face Discrimination at the Polls A study of voting in 2006 reveals that many Asians were discriminated against at the polls and they fear it may happen again in 2008. The Asian American Legal Defense Fund says intimidating actions…

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Stricter Voter ID Laws in Wake of Elections; Immigrants Leave Oklahoma

by The News on January 10 2008, 8:18AM

Controversial Voter ID Law Suggested by Supreme Court Despite arguments that Indiana’s strict voter identification policy will inhibit thousands of poor, minority, and elderly voters from casting a ballot, the Supreme Court considers the law valid. LA Times Kerry for…

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Potential Power of the Immigrant Vote; Obama Shifts to South Carolina

by The News on January 9 2008, 8:00AM

City Settles Another Lawsuit Over 2004 Republican Convention New York City has been made to pay $50,000 in settlement fees in a lawsuit that was brought against it in 2004 by an Arab-American and anti-racism coalition. The groups sought to…

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Padilla Sentenced This Week; MO Judge Denies Ballot Language

by The News on January 8 2008, 6:55AM

Missouri Judge Rejects Affirmative Action Language A victory for Ward Connerly and others against affirmative action, a Missouri judge ruled against ballot initiative language that describes affirmative action as programs designed to eliminate discrimination. Kansas City Star. Jose Padilla to…

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Voter ID Case Goes Before Supreme Court, Israel Against Anti-Racism Conference

by The News on January 7 2008, 7:20AM

Supreme Court to Hear Voter ID Case On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on a case that could effect the upcoming presidential election. The poor, elderly, and voters of color will be most impacted by this ruling….

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Big News Obama; Texas A&M Gets First Latina President

by The News on January 4 2008, 7:59AM

Obama Shows Black Candidate Can Win Obama had a 95% victory in the Iowa caucus last night and also received the 57% of the vote of the under-30 years crowd. Obama also captured 35% of the vote for women caucus-goers,…

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Iowa Caucus Begins; Military Contractor Pays $2.5 Million in Racism Lawsuit

by The News on January 3 2008, 7:48AM

First ‘08 Primaries Begin Iowans heard the last of campaign speeches on Wednesday night as the Iowa caucuses proceed today. NY Times. U.S. Passport Cards Ready by April In an effort to tighten border security, a passport card containing a…

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Upcoming Primary to Focus on Immigration; Border Photos Get Mexican Children Expelled

by The News on January 2 2008, 8:07AM

Republicans Focus on Immigration in Iowa While there is still no clear leader in the race for the Republican nomination, the candidates have made immigration the key issue to prove their conservatism to voters. Washington Post. Obama Needs Iowa’s Black…

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