Sanders’ radical message missing moderate blacks

Sanders’ radical message missing moderate blacks | MSNBC >by Trymaine Lee|03/04/16 07:09 AM—Updated 03/04/16 09:50 AM |RePost 03/06/2016 3:07:34 AM| Hillary Clinton’s strong march to the Democratic nomination has been powered largely by African-American voters, who have backed her by margins similar to the historic run by President Barack Obama in 2008. And that’s because most black voters – particularly older ones – aren’t interested in the revolution Bernie Sanders […]

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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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Indiana clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing after videos

Indiana clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing after videos

Indiana clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing after videos | MSNBC >by: Associated Press |07/30/15 07:43 PM—Updated 07/30/15 08:10 PM| RePost: 08/01/2015 8:32:09 AM| Indiana on Thursday cleared Planned Parenthood facilities that perform abortions in the state of any wrongdoing in the handling of fetal tissue. Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, on July 16 ordered an investigation of Planned Parenthood facilities in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Merrillville to see if organs from […]

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Republican version of the “House of Cards” – non-fiction

John Boehner's House of Cards

Republican version of the “House of Cards” – non-fiction John Boehner’s House of Cards >by: Robert Gallimore |12/31/2014 10:33:38 AM| Before we begin the New Year of 2015 and the start of the new 114th Congress, we see a controversy brewing from the Republican version of the “House of Cards” the non-fiction version; staring newly appointed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA.) and the Speaker of the House of Representative […]

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Obama’s next attorney general nominate Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, speaks at a press conference on April 28, 2014

Obama to nominate Loretta Lynch for next attorney general | MSNBC >by Irin Carmon| 11/07/14 01:12 PM—Updated 11/08/14 02:44 PM |RePost 11/09/2014 3:25:37 AM| President Obama will nominate Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, for attorney general to succeed Eric Holder, the White House said Friday evening. If confirmed by the Senate, the low-profile but widely acclaimed prosecutor would be the first black woman to hold the position. RELATED: […]

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Landrieu on Obama: South Not Always ‘Friendliest Place for African-Americans’

Landrieu on Obama: South Not Always ‘Friendliest Place for African-Americans or Women’ – NBC News >by: Chuck Todd and Carrie Dann |10/31/2014 | RePost 11/03/2014 1:45:38 PM | Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday that the issue of race is a major reason that President Barack Obama has struggled politically in Southern states. “I’ll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” Landrieu […]

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Fragile victories for abortion access in the South -Spotlight

Abortion rights activists

Fragile victories for abortion access in the South >by Irin Carmon |09/01/14 10:40 AM—Updated 09/01/14 11:19 AM| Re-Post 09/03/2014 2:00 AM | In a single weekend, with temporary wins for abortion providers in Louisiana and Texas, one fact became ever clearer: The federal courts are the only thing standing between conservative lawmakers and a woman’s right to an abortion. For now, the news is good for abortion access in the region, but […]

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Examine: Alabama congressman perceives a Democratic ‘war on whites’

Alabama congressman perceives a Democratic ‘war on whites’ >by Steve Benen |08/05/14 08:00 AM—Updated 08/05/14 08:09 AM| Weeks in Review posted 08/07/2014| Re-Post 09/01/2014 5:43:53 AM| Ordinarily we might expect to hear talk of a “war on whites” from those on the radical fringes of American society. When the phrase comes from a sitting member of Congress, the rhetoric is far more alarming. Sam Levine reported yesterday: Rep. Mo Brooks […]

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Nathan Deal stumbles on Dream Act question – Exposed

Georgia Immigration Bill Signed Into Law By Governor Nathan Deal

Nathan Deal stumbles on Dream Act question >by Steve Benen | 08/29/14 12:44 PM—Updated 08/29/14 12:56 PM | Re-Post 08/30/2014 1:09:48 AM| Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) is in the middle of a tough re-election fight, which is coinciding with some unresolved ethics allegations. Stories like these probably won’t help. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) is being strongly criticized after he told a Hispanic student that he “presumed” she was […]

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Why the liberal love for Rand Paul is wrong…Exposed

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. is greeted by local Republicans before speaking at a gathering for local candidates, Aug. 5, 2014, in Hiawatha, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP

Why the liberal love for Rand Paul is wrong >By Dorian Warren| 08/16/14 11:19 AM—Updated 08/17/14 08:43 AM |Re-Post| Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is no doubt delighting in the liberal love he is receiving for his TIME magazine op-ed on race, policing, and the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri. But I am not one of those easily impressed. Why not? Because he is wrong. “There is no ‘erosion’ of civil rights [for black […]

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