Obama Rails Against Republicans, Rallies Democrats in Nevada

By MICHELLE L. PRICE LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Barack Obama delivered a biting critique of Republicans in Washington and President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday but avoided mentioning his successor by name. Obama, speaking at a rally in Las Vegas for Nevada Democrats, said Republicans had promised to

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Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy Says He’d Be ‘Senator for Everybody’

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS October 20, 2018   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mike Espy is doing a balancing act as he runs for U.S. Senate in Mississippi. As an African-American Democrat, Espy needs a strong voter turnout among black people, who make up 38 percent of the state’s population. But

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How 2018 Became the ‘Year of the Black Progressive’

By THEODORE R. JOHNSON October 19, 2018 It’s too soon to award the moniker, but 2018 may well be remembered as the political “Year of the Black Progressive,” much as 1992 was the “Year of the Woman.” Black women are taking office as mayors in major cities such as San

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Stacey Abrams supporters posing for a photo with the candidate in Waynesboro, Ga., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr

Barstow, Georgia Mayor Robert Morris Goes on Racist Rant After County Stops Black Voters Matter From Helping Elderly Vote

Kira Lerner Oct 17, 2018, 3:10 pm LOUISVILLE, GEORGIA — The mayor of a Georgia town in the same county where administrators blocked Black Voters Matter from bringing elderly black voters to the polls said on Facebook Wednesday that the group’s work is “utterly reprehensible.” Barstow, Georgia Mayor Robert Morris,

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Trump Administration Plans ‘Maintenance’ Work During Obamacare’s Affordable Healthcare Act Open Enrollment. Again.

Angela Helm 10/10/18 11:45pm After pushing through a Supreme Court nominee who was clearly unqualified for the High Court, and suffering no real repercussions for tearing families apart, the Trump administration continues on its petty AF tour, announcing that it is planning hours-long downtimes for maintenance on healthcare.gov during the

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Neither Voter Suppression Nor Being Called ‘Coon’ and the N-Word Will Stop Black Georgia From Voting

Terrell Jermaine Starr   Waynesboro, Georgia—Sarah Jenkins has long had to deal with simmering community tensions. She owns a small business in a white part of town that caters to senior citizens and people with mental disabilities, an arrangement many of her neighbors frown upon. But since “Ms. Jenkins,” as

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Republicans Will Repeal Obamacare If They Get The Chance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Says

By Jonathan Cohn Republicans could make another run at repealing the Affordable Care Act if they retain control of Congress next year, the Senate’s GOP leader said on Wednesday. The statement, which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made in an interview with Reuters, came in response to a question about

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Racist Stuff From the ’60s Happening in Georgia in 2018

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) October 18, 2018 Sweet, a loyalty-fueled social marketplace, has partnered with Rock the Vote to spread the word about the importance of young people exercising their right to vote. Sweet’s platform boosts voter engagement by combining a loyalty platform with a digital reward token called Sugar. Sweet

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U.S. Voter Turnout for the Midterm Elections in November Could Hit a 50-Year High

By Natasha Bach 9:53 AM EDT November could see the highest voter turnout in 50 years, based on a new prediction this week. Michael McDonald, a University of Florida professor who studies voter turnout, told NPR that turnout this year could be at a rate “that most people have never

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