Clinton wins big in South Carolina

Clinton thunders to big win in South Carolina | MSNBC >by Carrie Dann|02/27/16 07:00 PM—Updated 02/27/16 10:51 PM| RePost: 02/28/2016 9:35:48 AM| Hillary Clinton won a landslide victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary Saturday, giving the Democratic front-runner a decisive boost of momentum heading into the Super Tuesday contests in just three days. Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders by double digits, dominating the minority vote in the diverse southern state and […]

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Chris Christie: another Republican refusing to make voting easier

Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie files paperwork for the New Hampshire primary at the State House, Nov. 6, 2015 in Concord, N.H. Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty

Chris Christie vetoes bill to make voting easier | MSNBC >By Zachary Roth |11/09/15 01:04 PM—Updated 11/09/15 03:37 PM|RePost: 11/14/2015 12:51:23 PM| New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Monday that would have made casting a ballot much easier in the Garden State, which has been plagued by low turnout. The measure, known as the Democracy Act, was passed in June by the Democratic-controlled legislature, and was strongly backed […]

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Automatic voter registration in California …

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Garciela Castillo-Krings, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015. Photo by Rich Pedroncelli/AP

California set to automatically register millions of voters | MSNBC California Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Garciela Castillo-Krings, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015. Photo by Rich Pedroncelli/AP >by: Msnbc |10/10/15 06:10 PM—Updated 10/10/15 06:13 PM |RePost: 10/11/2015 2:31:22 AM| In the aftermath of record-low voter turnout in […]

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HRC pledges to make LGBT rights a top priority

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she speaks to the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, Oct. 3, 2015

Hillary Clinton at HRC event pledges to make LGBT rights a top priority | MSNBC >by: Monica Alba |10/03/15 02:15 PM |RePost:10/03/2015 3:17:20 PM| Hillary Clinton called on Congress to pass the Federal Equality Act and vowed to make LGBT rights a top priority as president in a speech Saturday to a prominent gay rights organization. “I see the injustices and the dangers that you and your families still face […]

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Hillary Clinton on $15 minimum wage…

Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Rivals look to push Hillary Clinton on $15 minimum wage |MSNBC >by: Alex Seitz-Wald |07/22/15 03:04 PM| RePost: 07/26/2015 5:20:21 AM | A policy fissure is quickly opening in the Democratic primary over the minimum wage, with Hillary Clinton’s two main challengers taking advantage of her hesitancy to embrace the issue. Activists and labor unions have been pushing national Democrats to more than double the current federal minimum wage to […]

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Hillary Clinton bucks trend, confronts NRA

Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at an organizational rally on July 7, 2015 at the Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City, Iowa.

Hillary Clinton bucks trend, confronts NRA | MSNBC >By: Steve Benen | 07/10/15 11:20 AM| RePost:07/12/2015 2:21:37 AM | In the three weeks since the mass shooting in Charleston, two notable statewide gun measures have been signed into law. In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) scrapped his state’s 48-hour waiting period, and this week in Maine, Gov. Paul LePage (R) got rid of his state’s concealed gun permit requirement. The […]

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Hillary Clinton won’t have to fight Obama’s battles on health care

Hillary Clinton won’t have to fight Obama’s battles on health care | MSNBC >by: Alex Seitz-Wald |06/25/15 06:14 PM | Noteworthy RePost: 07/01/2015 6:34:05 AM | If Hillary Clinton takes the oath of office on January 20, 2017, she’ll inherit a health care reform law that will be already seven years old and likely deeply entrenched, thanks in part to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the subsidy system for state-based […]

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‘What part of democracy are they afraid of?’ Good question!

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Voting booths await voters in Red Oak, Iowa

‘What part of democracy are they afraid of?’ | MSNBC >by: Steve Benen | 06/05/15 12:51 PM—Updated 06/05/15 02:05 PM | 06/13/2015 8:34:30 AM | Hillary Clinton laid out a bold, progressive vision on voting rights yesterday, endorsing both a 20-day early-voting window nationwide and a universal, automatic voter registration system. It was, in effect, the Democratic frontrunner throwing down the gauntlet, challenging her rivals in the other party. “What […]

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Economic progress fails to lift US mood, Democrats’ prospects

Economic progress fails to lift US mood, Democrats’ prospects | MSNBC >by: Suzy Khimm |11/06/14 07:23 AM—Updated 11/06/14 07:35 AM | Repost 11/06/2014 11:05:04 AM | On paper, things seem to be looking up for the U.S. economy. The private sector has recovered the number of private-sector jobs that were lost after the financial crisis. Unemployment fell to 5.9% last month, down from 7.9% at the same time in 2012. […]

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GOPer opposes early voting because it will boost black turnout

Rep Fran Millar

GOPer opposes early voting because it will boost black turnout   >by Zachary Roth |09/10/14 12:15 PM—Updated 09/10/14 02:21 PM| Re-Post 09/14/2014 5:01:12 PM | A Republican lawmaker in Georgia has sparked outrage by suggesting he opposes new Sunday voting hours because they’ll primarily benefit African-Americans—then explaining that he simply “would prefer more educated voters.” But take away the overt racism, and state Rep. Fran Millar was only giving the official […]

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