Maine Senator Susan Collins Could Face Senate Challenge From Former Obama Adviser Susan Rice After Backing Brett Kavanaugh

Harriet Agerholm @HarrietAgerholm President Barack Obama‘s former national security adviser Susan Rice has said she is considering trying to unseat Republican Senator Susan Collins at the next election in Maine in 2020. Ms Collins cast a deciding vote to confirm conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after three women

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Will Black People Step Up and Step Out to the Polls for the Midterm Elections?

By Jasmine Hardy – October 3, 2018 There’s nearly a month to go before the 2018 midterm elections and thankfully, there are a number of promising candidates on ballots throughout the country who can have a positive impact on the Black community. If Florida, if Gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, wins

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump Fudges History on Black Vote, Drug Cost

By HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD, AP,  12:07 AM   WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing pivotal November elections, President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the history of African-American voting and exaggerating his influence in boosting income and controlling prescription drug prices. He laments in campaign speeches on behalf of Republican candidates that

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Young Voters, Black Voters Key to Election?

By Bruce Murphy – Sep 25th, 2018 01:11 pm They could be the worst nightmare of the Wisconsin Republican Party: two groups who are separately working to increase the turnout for the November 2018 election. NextGenAmerica is targeting young people aged 18 to 35, while Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)

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Congressional Black Caucus Chair Predicts Democratic Victory Because of Trump Chaos

Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U. S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, has vowed to “bust our butts” to win back the House for a Democratic majority in the Nov. 6, 2018 election. “I think it’s a real possibility. For the first time since I’ve

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With Brett Kavanaugh Vote, Senator Mitch McConnell and Republicans Willingly Strike a Blow at the U.S. Constitution

Published: Oct 6, 2018 3:59 p.m. By:  Chris Edelson Republican senators are willing soldiers in Trump’s authoritarian campaign   Those of us who see President Donald Trump as an authoritarian threat to America’s constitutional democracy have looked to Republicans in Congress, as the majority party, to set limits on executive

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Florida Governor’s Race: A Microcosm of Polarized U.S. Politics

Leila MACOR,AFP Miami (AFP) – A charismatic black Democrat versus an anti-immigrant white Republican — the race for the governorship of Florida in next month’s US midterm elections is a microcosm of America’s bitterly divided politics, and possibly a sign of things to come in 2020. Andrew Gillum, 39, mayor

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Political Polarization is the Issue of Our Time

By Jesse Stokes, EDITOR IN CHIEF On October 3, 2018 Some consider it to be climate change. Others think it is immigration. A few even point to the battle for the legalization of marijuana. However, political polarization is the single-most prevalent issue of our time. Merriam-Webster defines polarization as the

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Mia Love, Sole Black Republican Woman in Congress, Fights for Her Seat

By Julie Turkewitz Oct. 4, 2018 MILLCREEK, Utah — Ben McAdams, a candidate for Congress, was speed-walking along the highway shoulder in his business suit, safety and common sense be damned. “We’ll make it,” he said, as the trucks whistled by, blowing dust into the Utah sun. In his bid

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