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Alex Sink Fails to Turn Up Voters of Color in Florida ... Again

Alex Sink Fails to Turn Up Voters of Color in Florida … Again

by Brentin Mock on March 13 2014, 8:05AM

Alex Sink just can’t get the vote out for black and brown Floridians.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics, Politics

Millionaires Club in Congress Presides Over Additional Food Stamp Cuts

Millionaires Club in Congress Presides Over Additional Food Stamp Cuts

by Carla Murphy on January 10 2014, 4:19PM

$9 billion in cuts expected to hit up to a million people in 15 states

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Grinches Who Stole Jobless Benefits

The Grinches Who Stole Jobless Benefits

by Imara Jones on December 17 2013, 7:00AM

And may further wreck the whole economy in the process.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Can Black Republicans Save Their Party Next Year?

Can Black Republicans Save Their Party Next Year?

by Brentin Mock on December 11 2013, 7:00AM

These black Republicans are gunning for Congress in 2014. Will their party back them?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Immigration Advocates Fast for Reform

Immigration Advocates Fast for Reform

by Von Diaz on November 20 2013, 3:09PM

Despite popular consensus that immigration reform won’t happen this year, advocates aren’t giving up.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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

Lawmakers Among the 200 Arrested at Immigration Rally

Lawmakers Among the 200 Arrested at Immigration Rally

by Von Diaz on October 9 2013, 10:14AM

Thousands came out for Tuesday’s rally in Washington D.C., the latest demonstration aimed at putting pressure on Congress to take action on immigration reform.

Topics: /NOW

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

House Democrats Introduce New Immigration Bill Amid Government Shutdown

House Democrats Introduce New Immigration Bill Amid Government Shutdown

by Von Diaz on October 2 2013, 1:31PM

The new immigration bill seems as unlikely to pass as the Senate-backed bill, but House Democrats are still trying.

Topics: /NOW

Government Shutdown: Here We Go, Again

Government Shutdown: Here We Go, Again

by Brentin Mock on September 27 2013, 7:00AM

What’s open and what’s closed when the feds must shut their doors.

Topics: Politics, Shutdown

Putting a Human Face on Food Stamps

Putting a Human Face on Food Stamps

by Von Diaz on September 25 2013, 7:00AM

If they become law, the House’s $40 billion in food stamp cuts could have grave consequences for some of the most vulnerable populations in the U.S.

Topics: Economy, Politics

Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform Dead?

Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform Dead?

by Aura Bogado on September 20 2013, 2:53PM

Representative Gutierrez says yes.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

House Votes to Cut $40 Billion in Funding For Food Stamps

House Votes to Cut $40 Billion in Funding For Food Stamps

by Von Diaz on September 20 2013, 11:40AM

The bill approved yesterday by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would cut $4 billion annually for 10 years and includes strict new employment standards.

Topics: /NOW

Undocumented Immigrants Handcuff Themselves to White House Gate

Undocumented Immigrants Handcuff Themselves to White House Gate

by Aura Bogado on September 18 2013, 11:22AM

All seven have been arrested by Federal Park Police.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary Easily, Despite Criticism

Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary Easily, Despite Criticism

by Brentin Mock on August 14 2013, 11:48AM

Moderation seems the unavoidable tax for African-American Democratic candidates looking to win statewide offices in states like New Jersey.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Farm Bill Passes House Without a Dollar for SNAP Food Assistance

Farm Bill Passes House Without a Dollar for SNAP Food Assistance

by Brentin Mock on July 12 2013, 1:46PM

African American Rep. Corrine Brown teared up as she scolded Republican lawmakers for extracting food stamps from the farm bill, telling them “This is not a game.”

Topics: Food Stamps, /NOW, Politics, Shutdown

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 Seth Freed Wessler 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

Jesse Jackson Sr. Says Son's 'Crisis is Deeper Than We Thought'

Jesse Jackson Sr. Says Son’s ‘Crisis is Deeper Than We Thought’

by Jorge Rivas on July 11 2012, 10:59AM

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office says the Democratic Chicago congressman is struggling with “physical and emotional ailments” worse than previously known.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Democrats Walk Out to Protest House Contempt Vote Against Holder

Democrats Walk Out to Protest House Contempt Vote Against Holder

by Jorge Rivas on June 29 2012, 10:58AM

As the Republican-led House voted to hold Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt on Thursday, Democrats led by the Congressional Black Caucus walked out in protest.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Dirtiest of Words on Capitol Hill:

The Dirtiest of Words on Capitol Hill: “Racism”

by Shani O. Hilton on January 3 2012, 9:59AM

Shani O. Hilton searches the words that members of Congress use as stand-ins for frank conversations about race, and finds some interesting trends.

Topics: Politics

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